Last month it was all about the Super Bowl, this month it’s all about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! Of course, there are other events in Houston this March, but the rodeo is a big part of what makes Houston so great. If the rodeo isn’t your thing, or you’re just looking for other fun things to do in Houston this month, check out the list below for more family friendly events.

Events in Houston this March

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest
When: March 2nd – 4th, 2017
Where: NRG Park
One NRG Park
Houston, TX

More than 250 teams, led by barbecue aficionados, compete in the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy several public venues, including The Garden, Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuck Wagon.  Plus, the carnival is open, for wild rides and fun games.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
When: March 7th, 2017
Where: NRG Park
One NRG Park
Houston, TX

Rodeo has been a tradition in Houston since 1932, and the three-week extravaganza at NRG Park continues to consume the city every spring. The kickoff for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the Rodeo Parade, after trail riders ride into town and set up camp in Memorial Park. All 20 championship rodeo competitions are concluded with entertainment by music superstars.

Azalea Trail
When: March 10th – 12th, 2017
Where: River Oaks Garden Club
2503 Westheimer
Houston, TX

This year marks the 82nd Annual Azalea Trail with Maudie Beard and Terry Harmon serving as chairmen. ROGC is proud to continue to feature Bayou Bend Gardens, Rienzi, and the Forum of Civics Building on the tour, along with four magnificent homes and gardens located in River Oaks. The ribbon cutting, which opens the Trail, will be held on Friday, March 10, at 10:30 AM at the Bayou Bend Lazy Lane entrance.

45th Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta
When: March 11th, 2017
Where: Downtown Houston

Join us for Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race – the 45th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta! Paddlers, ages 12 and up, are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile race along the scenic Buffalo Bayou. Whether you are entering competitively or paddling for pleasure, you won’t want to miss out on this longstanding Houston tradition!

Those not wanting to paddle can cheer on racers along the race route or catch the outdoor fun at the finish line festivities at Sesquicentennial Park (500 block of Preston Street).

Tour De Houston
When: March 19th, 2017
Where: City of Houston

Tour de Houston Presented by Apache Corporation is a fundraising bike ride that benefits Houston’s Reforestation Program. The ride will take place Sunday, March 19, 2017. This annual event offers Houstonians and visitors a unique way to view the city with bike routes winding through Houston’s historic neighborhoods, scenic districts and parks.  With three ride length options, the Tour de Houston is the perfect event for leisure riders or cycling enthusiasts. In addition, it is a BP MS 150 recommended training ride.

This event begins and ends in Hermann Square at City Hall located at 901 Bagby. Riders and volunteers will enjoy a post-ride party that includes live music, free food and beverages.

Bayou City Art Festival
When: March 24th – 26th, 2017
Where: Memorial Park
6501 ½ Memorial Drive
Houston, TX

The Memorial Park festival is one of the top 10 outdoor fine arts festivals in the nation. The three-day festival showcases the works of over 300 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. The outdoor event brings out more than 20,000 people into the beautiful Memorial Park offering visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, and enjoy food and entertainment.

Shell Houston Open
When: March 27th – April 2nd, 2017
Where: Golf Club of Houston
5680 Wilson Road
Humble, TX

Since 1946, the Houston Golf Association has organized high-profile professional and amateur golf events in the Greater Houston area to support its mission to make a difference in the lives of youth through its charitable programs.

By attending the Shell Houston Open, you’ll join thousands of people who help generate millions of dollars for youth development programs and charitable organizations. Net proceeds from the tournament benefit local charities.