Houston is the heart of fun times in Texas. So, it is no surprise the city is filled with interesting events throughout the year. There is a lot to see and experience in Houston. We hope you have enough vacation days. In case you are short on time, this little guide will come in handy to pick the must-visit events in the H-town.

  1. Mardi Gras Galveston

 If you are in Houston in February, the annual Mardi Gras at Galveston is a must-attend event. As the country’s third largest Mardi Gras, it is filled with parades, food trucks and a lot of beads thrown from balconies. Yes. New Orleans may have the biggest Mardi Gras, but the Galveston event has its own charm.

  1. The Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have been around since 1932. If you are not from Texas, this event can be an eye opener into the life of a cowboy. It has a lot of fun events like bull riding, steer wrestling and a lot of brews to go along. They also host live music concerts that have seen big names like Taylor Swift and George Strait in the past.

  1. Comicpalooza

If you are visiting Houston in April, Comicpalooza is an event to mark. Cosplay, gaming, roller derby and a lot of other events come to Houston once a year. This multiformat con is a must-see event for all pop culture lovers.

  1. Houston International Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers head to Houston during August. The Houston International Jazz Festival is a regular crowd puller since last 25 years and is held at the House of Blues. The event includes many big national and international jazz artists.

  1. Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade has been attracting over 200,000 visitors every year during November. The streets will be filled with marching bands, floats and balloons.