It might feel like summer but it’s only April. Houston is a wonderful place in the spring with all kinds of family friendly things to do. If you’re looking for events in Houston this April, you’ll want to be sure to take a look at all the great events listed below. From the Texas Wine and Art Festival to the Houston Art Car Parade, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Houston.
Events in Houston this April
Astros Opening Day Street Festival
When: April 2nd, 2018
Where: Minute Maid park
501 Crawford Street
Celebrate the return of baseball and our World Series Champs, Houston Astros during the highly anticipated Opening Day Street Fest! The family-friendly festival will include live music, local food trucks, games, photo booths, and much more.
Texas Wine and Art Festival
When: April 7th, 2018
Where: Old Town Spring
Spring has arrived and Main Street Festivals is preparing to host the annual Texas Wine and Art Festival. Texas wineries will offer old favorites as well as new wines for sampling and purchasing. Talented Texas artists will showcase their creative art in photography, clothing, hand-made jewelry, paintings, and crafts. You will also enjoy gourmet foods and sauces.
Health Fest Houston 2018
When: April 7th, 2018
Where: Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
HealthFest is an exciting, interactive family event. It is Houston’s premier event for promoting healthy lifestyles for families. We will feature local chefs, athletes, nutrition, wellness, green & Eco products, lifestyle and fitness experts. HealthFest will also feature family friendly activities, live music and performances, demos and various vendors from across the US. HealthFest is hosted by Nicole’s Garden, a non-profit organization whose top mission is to change the way that people eat, grow and attain their food by establishing urban and alternative micro farms in non-green spaces. All proceeds of the event will benefit Nicole’s Garden and Farm Local Houston.
McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival
When: April 7th – 8th, 2018
Where: Tranquility Park
400 Rusk Street
Two days of games, circus acts, rides, food, beverages, and entertainment for all ages centered in downtown Houston. The Festival excitement includes Fourteen Big Family Adventure Zones, Six stages of music and entertainment, over three hundred fun activities, as well as featured celebrities, including PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Curious George, and other exciting characters. Created 30 years ago by Child Advocates as an avenue to create awareness and funding to help the abused and neglected children of Houston.
Over 5.5 million dollars have been raised for the organization through the annual two days of children activities. Come celebrate, enjoy, laugh, and play at the 30th Annual McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival and create a lifetime of memories!
2nd Annual Spring Fest 2018
When: April 8th, 2018
Where: Spindle Tap Brewery
10622 Hirsch Road
The 2nd Annual Kid Kreole Spring Fest 2018 is finally here!
Come out and join us for a family fun filled event with lots to do for everyone!
Sunday, April 8th from 12 to 6 pm, come out to Spindletap Brewery @ 10622 Hirsch Road, Houston, TX 77016 to Kid Kreole’s Spring Fest 2017.
Live Music by Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws and Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers plus Sounds by DJ KOKO in the mix.
Japan Festival Houston
When: April 14th, 2018
Where: Hermann Park – Japanese Garden
Japan Festival Houston celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Japan with traditional and contemporary performances of Japanese music, dance and martial arts, Japanese/Japanese-inspired food, as well as demonstrations and displays of Ikebana flower arrangement, tea ceremony, origami, bonsai and more.
Houston Art Car Parade
When: April 14th, 2018
Where: Downtown Houston
The Houston Art Car Parade is a free BYOG (bring your own goodies- lawn chairs, water, treats, no dogs please) event. The Parade has become a nationwide phenomenon and continues to bring out the artist in everyone. This year’s spectacle is expected to draw a crowd of 250,000 fans from across the map and approximately 250 local, national and international artists will transform everyday automobiles into one-of-a-kind creations meant to amuse, inspire, enlighten and entertain.
Presented by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, the award-winning Parade preserves and promotes visionary art environments and provides opportunities to discover and celebrate the artist in everyone. At the biggest and best Art Car Parade on earth, the Orange Show dares ogling onlookers to discover their inner artists and to seek inspiration from stunners ranging from an exact replica F-18 fighter jet car to one inspired by the Beatles classic “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”
Five Dollar Food Truck Festival
When: April 21st, 2018
Where: North Shore Rotary Pavilion
14350 ½ Wallisville Rd
Come out and experience some of Houston’s most popular food trucks and local vendors, kids zone, live music, free beer, free parking, covered seating and an overall great experience!
The “$5 Food Truck Festival is a PAID event. Attendees ages 10 & up will pay a $5 entry gate fee. Wristbands will be issued and all day in/out access will be granted. Children 9 and under are FREE to attend!