Music to your ears

Music lovers can enjoy the indie scene at the Free Press Summer Fest along with some of the music industry's biggest names playing at the Toyota Center, NRG Stadium, Bayou Center and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (to name a few). Big names who've called Houston home include Beyonce, ZZ Top, Arcade Fire, Clint Black, Lyle Lovett, and Bun B., among others. The local music scene is alive and well with bands such as Los Sklarnes and The Suffers.

Get festive

If festivals are your thing, Houston's got you covered with everything from the Renaissance Festival to the World-Fest Houston International Film Festival to the Bayou City Arts Festival and FotoFest. We also celebrate our diverse culture with family-friendly events such as the Houston Latin Fest, Greek Festival, Italian Festival, the Tomball German Heritage Festival, and countless others.

Shopper's Paradise

Houston offers world-class shopping, from the famed Houston Galleria to the pedestrian-friendly Sugar Land Town Square; from the urban vibe of CITYCENTRE to the family-friendly Memorial City Mall and The Woodlands Market Street. Throw in an eclectic mix of local shops, and you'll find there is something for every taste and budget.

Talk About Brilliance

Houston has long been a stage for those who wish to educate and inspire others. Today, Houstonians still find inspiration from many voices, including distinguished speakers at the Brilliant Lecture Series, accomplished authors at the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, policy makers at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, daring innovators at TEDxHouston, and more.

Off The Beaten Path

If you march to a different beat, you're in luck. Houston's hidden treasures abound if you know where to find them. Lucky for you, we're naming names, like Fitzgerald's, Super Happy Fun Land, Warehouse Live, Numbers and Barbarella.

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    Houston is the Culinary Capital of Texas with 8,600+ restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

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    Live music, festivals, farmer's markets, fashion shows, outdoor concerts...There's never a dull moment in Houston.

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    You'll never run out of activities with Houston's abundance of museums, theaters and other attractions.

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    From team sports to extreme sports, Houston has that winning spirit. We carry that spirit to our state-of-the-art facilities.

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    Houstonians can explore miles of scenic green space. In fact, we're home of two of the nation's 10 largest urban public parks.