Houston, Texas

In 1836, Houston, Texas was founded by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen, two real estate entrepreneurs from New York City. Houston was officially incorporated in1837 and named after the President of the Republic of Texas, General Sam Houston (1793-1863). General Houston was honored for his command of troops in a pivotal battle of the Texas Revolution, the Battle of San Jacinto. Later, General Houston was elected as Senator of Texas, and then finally, the Governor of Texas.

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january
  • Chevron Houston Marathon
  • FIM World Championship Supercross
  • Houston Argentine Tango Festival
  • Lunar New Year Festival
  • New Year’s Day

february
  • Iranian Film Festival
  • Houston Black Film Festival

march
  • Buffalo Bayou Regatta
  • FotoFest (through April)
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

april
  • Houston Children's Festival
  • Houston Palestine Film Festival
  • iFest
  • Japan Festival
  • Shell Houston Open
  • Worldfest Independent Film Festival

may
  • Art Car Weekend
  • General Sam Houston Folk Festival
  • Houston Fringe Festival
  • Houston Highland Games & Celtic Festival

june
  • CaribFest (through July)
  • Houston Pride Parade

july
  • ArtHouston
  • Fourth of July
  • Vans Warped Tour

august
  • Houston International Jazz Festival
  • Theatre District

september
  • Houston Hot Sauce Festival
  • QFest, Houston Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

october
  • Ballunar Liftoff Festival (through November)
  • Bayou City Art Festival
  • Festa Italiana
  • Houston Women’s Music Festival
  • International Quilt Festival
  • Original Greek Festival Houston
  • Space City Stampede

november
  • Thanksgiving Day H-E-B Holiday Parade
  • Uptown Tree Lighting

december
  • Christmas Day
  • Mayor's Official Holiday Celebration
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