Houston is considered the most populated city in Texas and is full of community events for the surrounding community and visiting tourists. With the excitement of a bustling city and quieter areas, like city parks, there are plenty of things to do in Houston year round. However, with warmer months upon us, here is a list of Spring Events in Houston, TX that the whole family can enjoy.

Spring Events in Houston, TX

10 Spring Events in Houston, TX

1. Southeast Texas Fair (March 21 – March 31)

Combining entertainment, food, livestock, and carnival rides, the South Texas State Fair & Rodeo is one of the big spring events in Houston that’s open to the whole family. Located in Beaumont, the fair’s entrance fee ranges from $4-$8, depending on the day.

One of the main attractions is the YMBL Championship Rodeo starting at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 23rd. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association exhibit the U.S.’s top cowboys and cowgirls. Additionally, the fair also provides an opportunity for local artists to show their work, like quilts and photography.

2. 6th Annual Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival (March 24th)

This free festival provides a time and place for Houstonians to get together and fly their kites. Also, there are food and drinks for everyone. The kids will enjoy face painting and crafts.

The festival is always looking for volunteers to help host the event. Signing up to be on the host committee includes reserved parking and complimentary food and drink.

The festival kicks off at 10 am and ends at 5 pm.

3. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (April 13th – April 14th)

Showcasing over 200 selected artists from across the United States, the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival turns the Town Green Park into an outdoor exhibition space. Food and drinks are available for purchase inside the festival with a showcase of culinary talents of local chefs and a beer garden. Enjoy various performances including dancing and music on the four reserved stages.

Tickets for both days are $15 pre-bought and $18 the day of. Children 12 and under can enter the festival free of charge.

4. Baytown Nurture Nature Festival (April 13th)

This free family event is located at the Baytown Nature Center.

The Baytown Nurture Nature Festival teaches visitors about local reptiles, fish, birds, and plants. It’s fun for the whole family with educational exhibits, live animals, food, and children’s games.

The festival begins at 10 am and goes to 4 pm.

5. Dragon Boat Festival (May 4th)

At the Houston Dragon Boat Festival, located on the Buffalo Bayou, spectators can watch over 30 corporate and community teams celebrating Asian-American culture.

New races start every 15-20 minutes, and visitors can watch the action from Allen’s Landing. The event has free admission and fun for all with plenty of entertainment including food, music, and cultural performers.

Join the Texas Dragon Boat Association and the Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association in celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at this Spring Event in Houston!

6. Comicpalooza (May 25th – 27th)

Comicpalooza is an exciting experience that includes comics, cosplay, and pop culture at the George R. Brown Convention. Adult passes to the event start at $39, and children tickets start at $10.

Scheduling includes Q&As and celebrity meetings with Krysten Ritter from Jessica Jones and Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca from the Star Wars movies. Also, there are opportunities for cosplay with competitions Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon.

7. Japan Festival (April 13th – 14th)

Enjoy traditional and contemporary performances in Japanese music, dance, and martial arts. Taste traditional food and a tea ceremony with the family. Experience a rich cultural experience of Japanese and Japanese-American heritage.

The event is free and open to the public, but food and drinks require a purchase. The event starts at 11 am and goes until 6 pm in the Museum District of Houston.

8. 7th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival (April 14th)

If you enjoy barbecue, then this is the perfect festival for you! Along with live music and craft beer, sample the barbecue from local restaurants. Tickets start at $50, and children 6 and under can enter for free.

Pre-sale General Admission ($50) gives you admission to the festival and unlimited sample portions from every participating Houston barbecue restaurant. For $100 on a Pre-sale VIP Admission you get into the festival one hour early, unlimited barbecue portions, a t-shirt, and one drink ticket.

The event goes from 1-4pm at the Humble Civic Center & Arena Complex.

9. Explore Discovery Green with Your Family and Kids

Discovery Green is a 12-acre urban park in the middle of Houston, and the park offers daily activities with kayaks, playground equipment, live music, and art. There’s even an outdoor skating rink!

Springtime hours are from 6 am – 11 pm.

10. Take the Family to See a Show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre

The outdoor theater offers professional concerts, dance performances, movies and plays throughout the week with choices of covered seating and lawn seating. Even better, all shows and performances are free to the general public.

Houston has plenty of things to do year round, but Spring Events in Houston bring an extra bit of fun for the entire family. Can’t wait to see y’all out there!