May 17, 2018 by Lauren Scott
23RD ANNUAL HOUSTON GREEK FEST @ ST. BASIL THE GREAT GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018 – SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
Celebrate Greek culture all weekend long at St. Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church! The event will feature Greek foods, pastries, shopping, dancing, church tours, and family activities. This is always a very popular event.
BLANKET BINGO @ MARKET SQUARE PARK
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018, 6 PM
If you have never experienced Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park, you are missing out. For $10, you get one bingo packet (9 games or so), and a dauber is $1 each. Bingo begins at 7 PM. Bring your own blanket, chairs, snacks, and beverages, or buy some treats from the vendors nearby.
KARBACH COOKOFF @ KARBACH BREWERY
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018, NOON TO 10 PM
Join the Karbach crew in raising money for the Robert Garner Firefighter Foundation. This event will feature live music from 5 different bands, a chili cook-off, and of course, Karbach beer.
BAYOU JAMBOREE @ MARKET SQUARE PARK
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018, 3 PM – 7 PM
Head downtown for your Cajun fix this weekend! Beer, crawfish, Cajun food (Treebeard’s will be there!), and live music can all be enjoyed at the Bayou Jamboree.
HOUSTON WHISKEY FESTIVAL @ BAYOU PLACE
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018, 7 PM – 10 PM
Whiskey drinkers, rejoice. This Saturday evening, you can head to the Houston Whiskey Festival to enjoy whiskey samples, learn at whiskey seminars, indulge in a gourmet hors d’oeurves buffet, and more. Please note that the event is business/cocktail attire.
INTERNATIONAL SMOKE POP-UP @ HUGO’S
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018, 6 PM – 9 PM
Come try Celebrity Chef Michael Mina & Ayesha Curry’s new restaurant International Smoke before it opens in CityCentre. For $30, you can enjoy a welcome cocktails, passed hors d’oerves, and food stations serving dishes such as ribs with barbequed oysters, shaking beef lettuce wraps, and Ayesha’s Key Lime tart.
May 3, 2018 by Lauren Scott
INDIE CHEFS WEEK HOUSTON @ RIEL
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018 – SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018, 7:30 PM
Indie Chefs Week is coming to Houston this weekend. The purpose of this event is to give young and upcoming chefs a venue to present their talents and cook dishes that inspire them. Each evening’s “roster” will feature 12 chefs and 12 courses, each with wine pairings. Menus are up on their website and it will certainly be a very memorable (and delicious) evening.
KOLACHE FACTORY CHALLENGE 5K @ ADDICKS PARK & RIDE
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018, 9 AM
A 5K is going on this weekend that involves a favorite Texan breakfast food – kolaches. There is a standard 5K with kolaches at the end OR you can partake in the challenge 5K, which involves eating three sausage and cheese kolaches at the 1.5 mile mark and then completing the rest of the race. There is also a “virtual run” option for those who prefer to sleep in. The event benefits Memorial Assistance Ministries.
CINCO IN THE CITY @ SILVER STREET STUDIOS
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018, 11 AM- 3 PM & 7 PM – MIDNIGHT
Start off your Cinco De Mayo right at Silver Street Studios, which will be transformed to resemble a Mexican town with string lights and papel picado. In the afternoon, you can shop with local Mexican American vendors, snack on authentic samplings from favorites such as Cuchara and Jarritos, or enjoy one of a many different musical acts that will be taking the main stage. In the evening, the real fiesta will start. Samplings from various regions of Mexico and top chefs, mescal tastings, salsa dancing, and margaritas will all be part of the experience. There will also be a live band and an adult piñata, stuffed with gift certificates and covetable prizes. (Note: the afternoon will be family friendly, and the evening celebration will be geared towards adults.)
CINCO DE MAYO @ MARKET SQUARE PARK
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018, 5 PM
Looking to celebrate downtown? Market Square Park is hosting a celebration and concert, complete with art vendors, snacks and treats from La Calle Tacos, and lawn games. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome if you want to stake out a spot on the lawn, or you can head to one of the many bars nearby for drink specials after. We suggest El Big Bad (who is hosting a Cinco De Mayo weekend-long party and pub crawl) and The Pastry War for your margarita fix.
SANTO DE MAYO FESTIVITIES @ ST. ARNOLD’S BREWERY
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018, 2 PM – 6 PM; SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018, 8:30 AM
On Saturday, head to Montrose for the Santo De Mayo Pub Crawl. Starting at Rudyard’s, you will receive a punch card and take a pub crawl route that ends at La Grange at 6 PM. On Sunday, you can continue to fiesta with the St. Arnold’s Crew with a 5K, after party, and beer. Drink responsibly and have fun, kids.
April 26, 2018 by Lauren Scott
BUFFALO BAYOU IN BLOOM @ THE WATER WORKS
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Enjoy unlimited libations and light bites, along with live music, at the Water Works this evening. After watching the sunset and getting some downtown views, you can tour the historic Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern or bid on silent auction packages.
BREW AT THE ZOO @ THE HOUSTON ZOO
THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018, 7 PM – 10 PM
A newcomer to Houston Zoo events, the evening will feature live music, trivia, bar bites, and animal presentations. Sip Texas beer, walk through the zoo, and support local species.
SOUTHERN STAR BBQ COOK-OFF @ SOUTHERN STAR BREWING CO.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2018 – SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
Head to one of your favorite breweries as it hosts its 2nd annual BBQ festival. The family friendly event will feature live music, raffles, a silent auction, a pet kissing booth, games, food trucks, and more.
TEXAS CRAWFISH & MUSIC FESTIVAL @ PRESERVATION PARK
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 – SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
Look no further than Spring, TX for your crawfish and country music fix this weekend. Headliners are Kyle Park and Sundance Head, and you may enjoy crawfish, Cajun food, barbeque, burgers, and more.
April 19, 2018 by Lauren Scott
GALVESTON ISLAND WINE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 – SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018
Drink wine, take part in a champagne 5K, or simply enjoy the grand food and wine tasting at the 9th Annual Galveston Wine Festival at Saengerfest Park….
April 6, 2018 by Lauren Scott
There are quite a few events to choose from this weekend, and ALL sound amazing. It’s a great time to be a Houston foodie.
SUGAR LAND WINE & FOOD AFFAIR
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 – SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018
You can choose from one of many events to attend this weekend at the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair. From Bar Fight Challenge to Grand Tastings to Sip and Stroll, there are a variety of options all going on this weekend during which high-acclaimed restaurants and bars will feature bites, cocktails, wine, and more….
March 29, 2018 by Lauren Scott
BRUNCH WITH THE BUNNY @ BRENNAN’S
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018, 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Hit up one of the prettiest restaurants in Houston for brunch, a photo session with the Easter Bunny, LIVE bunnies on the patio, Easter treats, and more. Very kid friendly of course, but adults can enjoy a complimentary mimosa. $30 per child, $45 per adult, reservations required.
March 23, 2018 by Lauren Scott
TOMBALL GERMAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL @ OLD TOWN TOMBALL
Friday, March 23, 2018 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Eat, drink, and shop you way through the German Heritage Festival in Tomball! Enjoy your brats and beer on Friday 6 PM- 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, or Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM.
March 8, 2018 by Lauren Scott
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO @ NRG
Every night until March 18th
Go enjoy the many offerings of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Highlights for foodies would include sampling some of the offerings from food vendors (check out the Gold Buckle award winners here) or listening to live music and enjoying a glass of wine in the Wine Garden. If the rain gets you down, go into NRG Center for shopping, livestock shows, and AGVenture (read: baby animals). Alternatively, you can head over to NRG Arena to watch a live auction; the Poultry Auction is Friday, Lamb & Goat Auction is Saturday, and School Art Auction is Sunday.
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