IT’s 2016 FALL OUTDOOR FESTIVAL TIME AGAIN IN HOUSTON !

UPDATED: November 8, 2016: With Houston’s LONG HOT SUMMER finally over, and temps getting back down into the more comfortable 80’s, it’s time to get on back outside and enjoy some fun at the various Texas gulf-coast region’s outdoor events and festivals.

moody_gardens_festival-of-lights-300x380

tx-renfest-to-nov-27

 

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights has become an annual Galveston Island holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than 1 million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. Recurring daily at  Moody Gardens Galveston, TX.

 

 

 

 

It’s time once again for the annual  Texas Renaissance Festival.  It’s running weekends NOW to Nov. 27, 2016. Recurring weekly on Saturday & Sunday on the spacious wooded grounds at  21778 FM 1774 in Todd Mission, TX.

 

discovery-green_sundays-in-the-park

hue-murals

 

 

Sundays in the Park  at Downtown Houston’s Discovery Green each Sunday 2p-5p now to Nov.13th.

 

 

 

(HUE) Mural Festival – Oct.15 to Oct.22, 2016. Celebrating Houston’s  Arts Community. An above ground & underground 8-day HUE Mural Festival free & open to the public featuring artists from around the world.

 

shrp-ziegenbock-fest_oct-15

14th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival is October 15th. Enjoy the beer, food, fun and LIVE music on the grounds at Sam Houston Race Park.  

 

45th-bayou-city-art-fest-downtown_2016

 

The Art Colony Association presents the 45th Anniversary Bayou City Art Festival on the streets of  Downtown Houston on Oct 8 -9, 2016.

 

greek-festival-oct-6-9-315x390

 

 

The 50th Annual Greek Festival on October 6 – 9, 2016. Enjoy music, dance,  food and fun at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 3511 Yoakum Boulevard.

 

 

 

HOUSTON-OPEN-AIR_Sept.24-25.NRG.300x205

 

The biggest rock experience in Texas will feature performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains and 35 other bands for the 1st-ever Houston Open Air held Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at NRG Park.

 

oktober-fest-sabine-st-sept-24-300x375

 

 

Oktoberfest Houston is a beer festival with a GERMAN TWIST.  Enjoy a variety of German beer and the best polka music in Texas. SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 @ The Water Works – 105 SABINE St.

 

 

 

7th-galveston-shrimp-fest_2016_315x195

 

7th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival -September 23-24, 2016 at 23rd & Strand, Galveston Island.

 

 

shrp-food-truck-festival_sept-17th

 

The 1st SHRP Food Truck Festival at Sam Houston Race Park. Enjoy  Houston’s Favorite Food Trucks all in one place with live music.

 

TX-1st-LoneStar-Flag.580x35

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Over the Bayou & through Downtown on I-45 South

Interstate I-45 and Buffalo Bayou run through the westside of Downtown Houston.

Houston-Downtown-westside-I45-BuffaloBayou-b.t.ct885x670The “Buffalo Bayou Torches” on I-45 south are 30-foot-tall stainless steel torches that mark the edges of the Bayou as Interstate 45 crosses the waterway. The Bayou runs through the heart of Houston and is home for the Buffalo Bayou Promenade.

The Buffalo Bayou Promenade Park designed by SWA Group for the Buffalo Bayou Partnership solves flooding problems, improves ecological structure and function, and provides Houstonians with access to the urban waterfront.

Buffalo-Bayou-Partnership.300x78Nice article by Timber Press’ Roxi Thoren on the Bayou Park: Landscape of change: Buffalo Bayou Promenade

BBP-Oct.3.450x150

TX-1st-LoneStar-Flag.580x35

Reflections Along Clay Street Downtown

It’s a sunny day drive along Clay Street and past the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Downtown Houston. Antioch celebrates 150 years in Houston in February 2016. Three Allen Center building is reflected in the glass windows of the building at 1400 Smith Street, with the 1600 Smith Street building rising up behind the church.

Houston-Downtown-Westside-Church-b.t.ct.907x584

“Amidst the skyscrapers of Houston, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church continues to serve the needs of her people and community, proudly proclaiming the message: Jesus Saves.”

Antioch-Downtown.306x132Reflections-Downtown.b.t-ct.850x640

HOUSTON-SKYLINE-DISTRICTTX-1st-LoneStar-Flag.580x35


The Corner of 1600 Smith St. Building

Westside-Bldg-Windows-b.t.ct.373x600The postmodern-style building at 1600 Smith Street is a 732-foot office tower in Downtown Houston and is the 8th tallest building in Houston. The building houses offices of United Airlines, and it was Continental’s headquarters prior to its merger with United Airlines.Chevron Corp occupies almost 30% of the office tower.

TX-1st-LoneStar-Flag.580x35

Downtown Street View on Smith at Bell

Downtown Houston street view on Smith Street at Bell – The circular skywalk ties together two similar buildings at 1500 Louisiana (formerly known as Enron II Tower, 600 feet tall) and 1400 Smith (formerly known as Enron Center North, 691 feet tall). Houston-DT-Smith-reflection.b.t-ctChevron Corp now owns and occupies both buildings and employees nearly 9,000 people in Houston. Chevron’s Houston operations include North America and international upstream, midstream (pipeline, natural gas, power generation), downstream (aviation, trading, retail marketing), and energy research and development.

HOUSTON’s Skyline District

HOUSTON-SKYLINE-DISTRICTTX-1st-LoneStar-Flag.580x35