Houston. This Texan giant exemplifies the state’s reputation in all of its endeavors and activities, from manufacturing to sport, energy, healthcare, music, and aeronautics. Indeed, the saying ‘everything is bigger in Texas’ also applies to its events, and there are plenty here year-round! So for the visitor, returnee, and locals alike, read on for some of our favorite autumn festivals and sights here around Space City.
A lesser-known part of Texas’ character is the strong German and Central European heritage, which brought the festivities of the Oktoberfest here to Houston. Every year, the festivities grow bigger and bigger in this colorful and vibrant celebration of Central European roots, featuring lively song, dance, crafts, events, and most notably, delicious food as far as you can see. Countless breweries compete for the hearts and stomachs of the masses among delectable pretzels, wursts, pierogies, schnitzels, and other Central European fare. Folk Dancers and Polka fill the air with a playful spirit, while eccentric competitions for stein races, barrel rolls, brat tosses, beer pong, and chicken dance give an opportunity to make memories in the action. Bring the whole group to celebrate Oktoberfest for a fun-filled day of music, food, and games.
One of Houston’s most famous exports is musical sensation Travis Scott, who has taken airwaves and charts the world over by storm with an electrifying and unique blend of vocals, visuals, and autotune. As a result of his reign over the masses, the highly anticipated Astroworld tour (in honor of the late Six Flags Astroworld) brings Scott’s music around the nation, including his hometown of Houston. If you can secure a ticket, brace yourself for an atmosphere and experience that is truly unique to Travis, and enjoy some of his biggest hits in person at ‘Astroworld’. Be sure to act in advance, however. Travis’ appeal brings more and more to Astroworld, meaning this event will only be harder to get into.
Texas Market Days
The Market Days all over Texas are a great way to experience Houston’s strong sense of community and the Texas identity, proudly boasting arts, crafts, music, produce, and food all local. Each Market Day event around Houston brings its own unique flair and focus to a subculture or area of Houston, but all are great opportunities to interact and get to personally acquaint yourself with the activities and businesses of Houston’s many neighborhoods.
Dia de Los Muertos at Sugar Land Heritage Foundation
Celebrate this day of remembrance and family with the city of Houston at the Dia de Los Muertos celebration, and enjoy the lively song, dance, crafts, and pastries all-embracing the strong Hispanic heritage of the city. For families, groups, couples, and solo travelers alike, everyone can enjoy the lights, sounds, and sights of this holiday and share in culture and festivities. If you are in Houston during this event, we highly recommend this.
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