Looking for something to hang over your couch? Stroll the outdoor art gallery at the 39th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Downtown on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival takes place in Downtown Houston in front of City Hall and around Hermann Square on the streets of Walker, Bagby, and McKinney, as well as Sam Houston Park.
In addition to the art booths, there will be wine cafés, an interactive Creative Zone for children, restaurants and a performing arts stage with on-going multicultural musical and dance entertainment presented by The Houston Arts Alliance.
Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
The bright side to these warm fall days is that it still sounds like a good idea when someone offers you a margarita. On Saturday, October 13 from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m., Discovery Green will be home to the Houston Margarita Festival. Salt or no salt, live bands, a salsa competition and a limbo competition add to the fun.
Pre-sale admission starts at $15. Drink tickets are sold separately.
The festivities began Thursday, but the 34th Annual Italian Festival keeps going with pasta eating and grape stomping contests through the weekend at the University of St. Thomas.
Watch teams battle it out on the bocce court, check out Tarantella dancers and learn to cook eggplant parmesan at the HEB booth. A full schedule of activities is online and the festival runs Friday, Oct 12 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. , Saturday, Oct 13 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct 14 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission is $8 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Admission is free until 4 p.m. Friday.