Great big, beautiful Houston!

Great big, beautiful Houston!

Warmer weather, longer days, no school — summer has definitely arrived in full force. How can you get the maximum enjoyment while at the same time staying close to home? From fine art and music to food and ghost tours, Houston is your ticket to summer fun, so check out some of the events and festivals* happening right here in our own backyard.

 

VegFest Houston • June 17 • Stafford Centre Convention Hall • Features vegan cuisine, guest speakers, food demos, a kids’ zone, live music, exhibitor booths, “Vegan 101” panels, yoga and fitness demos, food tasting, prizes, and more.
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Texas Music Festival • Through July 1 • University of Houston Moores School of Music • Features performances by classical music’s rising stars, distinguished conductors, and faculty artists from premier music schools and conservatories from around the world.
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Freedom Over Texas • July 4 • Eleanor Tinsley Park and Sam Houston Park • Grab your lawn chairs and blankets for this one-of-a-kind patriotic event that is done with a style that is all Houston.
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Celebrity Mystery Theater • July 15 and August 5 • Spaghetti Warehouse • The only comedy murder mystery show with an entire cast of celebrity impersonators. World-famous detectives hilariously solve a crime as they lead the audience through a trail of clues.
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Ron Mueck exhibition • Daily through August 13 • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston • Balancing realism with the unreal, Mueck captures every feature with astonishing detail and calculated play with scale.
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Craft Brewery Tours • Most Saturdays • Brew Trek Houston • Brew Trek is a craft beer tour company dedicated to the celebration of small craft breweries in Houston, Texas. All prices cover transportation, beer samples, and entertainment on the bus.
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Fulshear Farmers’ Market • Saturdays • Offers a vast array of produce and food products that were grown or produced within a 200-mile radius of Fulshear. Includes seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood, artisan breads, Dorper lamb, free-range chicken, pastries, and more.
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Aunique Ranch Tour • Throughout the week, by appointment only • Aunique Ranch • Visit with over 70 of the country’s champion and well-known Gypsy Cob horses. Spend two hours on a real working ranch or spend the night at the ranch for a real Gypsy Cob horse adventure.
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A Destined Conflict: the U.S. – Mexican War • Daily • San Jacinto Museum of History  • On May 13, 1846, the United States of America declared war on the United Mexican States. A wide array of contemporary artifacts — from newspapers and prints, to documents and artifacts written and owned by many of the key players in the conflict — will be on display.
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Fabergé: Royal Gifts Featuring The Trellis Egg Surprise • Daily • The Houston Museum of Natural Science • The largest private collection of Fabergé in the world explores international politics, diplomacy, economics, and innovation in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes the magnificent crown jewels of Catherine the Great.
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Ghost Tours of Texas • Daily • Take a haunted walking tour and experience eerie and tantalizing real ghost mysteries. Step through the shadows and discover chilling tales of murder, revenge, passion, heartache, and breath-taking history! Exciting and fun for the entire family!
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* All events listed are accurate to the best of our knowledge at time of publication; however, changes do happen. Please confirm details with venue before making final plans.