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Upcoming Events in Gulf Coast

Aransas Pass

Rockport Film Festival

Nov. 11-14

The Rockport Film Festival (RFF) celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas coast. Showc...

Bay City

Wild Game and Camofest

Jan. 29

Taste wild game, wine, and craft beer. There is free live entertainment, vendors, downtown shopping,...

Baytown

Christmas on Texas Avenue Festival

Dec. 4-5

Christmas festivities on the coast include photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, local entertainment, fo...

Beaumont

Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

Feb. 24-27

It's Mardi Gras season and Beaumont knows how to celebrate with parades, concerts, delicious Cajun f...

Brazoria

Henry Smith Day

Nov. 15

Henry Smith, an early educator during the Republic of Texas, is honored at his statue on the grounds...

Clute

"Dracula"

Oct. 22-24, 29-31

Brazosport Center Stages presents the classic tale about the Transylvanian vampire, also known as Co...

Harvest Fun Fest

Oct. 28

This annual event features fun for the whole family, with children's costume contests, games, a cook...

Corpus Christi

Seminar: Butterfly Gardening for Fall Migration

Oct. 2

Want the beautiful migrating butterflies to visit your yard this fall? Find out exactly what you sho...

Nature Photography Workshop

Oct. 23

Mark your calendar for this cooperative workshop to learn how to step up the quality of your nature ...

Moonlight in the Gardens

Oct. 29

Spend a casual, relaxing evening with cocktails, food stations, and music as you stroll through flor...

Holiday Cooking with Herbs Workshop

Nov. 13

Aransas/San Patricio master gardener Linda Collins and her fellow “herbies” share their favorite...

Holly-Days at the Gardens

Nov. 26-27

Honor the joys of the season around a beautiful 20-foot, fresh-cut, lighted fir tree. View lighted d...

Holly-Days at the Gardens

Dec. 3,4,10,11,17,18

Four special holiday weekends honor the joys of the season around a beautiful 20-foot, fresh-cut, li...

"Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art"

Feb. 3-May 15

Seeking to expand both the modern and contemporary aspects of abstract art, 27 artists are featured ...

Freeport

Frightfest

Oct. 28

A haunted drive-thru trail, a spooky car decoration contest, goodie bags, and a free scary yet famil...

Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11

Salute military veterans at the city of Freeport's Veterans Day Parade....

Christmas Market

Nov. 20

Browse the homemade goods from local vendors at this market that prepares you for the Christmas seas...

Fulton

Oysterfest

March 3-6, 2022

(Event postponed to March 3-6, 2022) This event features live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, ...

Galveston

Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival

Sept. 24-25

Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, this year’s festival serves u...

ArtOberFest

Oct. 16-30

Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this juried fine art festival showcases various artists and...

Island Oktoberfest

Oct. 22-24

Island Oktoberfest “oompahs” back to Galveston for its 39th year, celebrating German heritage wi...

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Nov. 4-7

More than 500,000 motorcyclists gather among hundreds of vendors in a celebration of the machine. Th...

Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest

Jan. 15

Taste the work of multiple chili cookoff teams while sampling a variety of craft and imported beers....

Mardi Gras! Galveston

Feb. 18-28

Galveston is home to the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. The island’s 111th M...

Houston

Anri Sala's "Time No Longer "

March 12-Dec. 12

A newly commissioned artwork by multimedia artist Anri Sala (b. 1974 Tirana, Albania), "Time No Long...

"Color Over the Border"

June 8-Jan. 1, 2022

Come visit the Czech Center Museum Houston’s new exhibit, "Color Over the Border," and learn about...

Czech Language Classes

Aug. 6-Dec. 13

If you want to have fun and learn how to better speak the Czech language, head to the Czech Center M...

Shen Yun 2021

Sept. 18-26

Shen Yun's unique artistic vision expands theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, deeply mov...

"1776"

Sept. 28-Oct. 10, 2021

Theatre Under The Stars presents the pre-Broadway engagement of "1776." They knew they would make hi...

Diverse Discourse Lecture with Amanda Cachia

Sept. 30

The Diverse Discourse Lecture and Studio Visit Series brings national curators, artistic directors, ...

Creole Heritage Festival

Oct. 2

Guests experience a full day of live music, an assortment of flavorful food from restaurants and foo...

"Later, Longer, Fewer: The Work of Jennifer Ling Datchuk"

Oct. 2-Jan. 8

The exhibition features blue-and-white porcelain sculptures, large-scale multimedia installations, a...

"Copy Culture: Zines Made and Shared"

Oct. 2-Jan. 8

The exhibition celebrates the history, practice, and community of self-described “zinesters.” Zi...

Children’s Charity Gala

Oct. 8

At the 24th annual Houston Children’s Charity Gala, guests donned in fun '80s glamour or cocktail ...

Bayou City Art Festival

Oct. 9-10

The Art Colony Association, producer of Bayou City Art Festival, announces the return of Houston’s...

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