HOUSTON — Time to put on your tango shoes for the 42nd annual Houston International Festival, spotlighting Argentina.
The two-week event officially kicks off with an opening ceremony on the steps of City Hall Friday, April 20 at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will be emceed by KHOU 11 News anchors, followed by a welcome from Mayor Annise Parker.
Sister Cities of Houston will provide an opening parade and launch an international boat regatta on the City Hall Reflection Pond.
Following the ceremony, guests are invited to a free concert featuring live performances from Latin Carnaval and the Luna Argentina Dance Company.
During the concert, select iFest food vendors including Café Japon, Cupcakes & More, Crepe Crazy and Mi Pueblito will be open to sell lunch.
The festival will take place over two weekends, April 21-22 and April 28-29 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
There will be live entertainment on 10 stages, featuring acts like Los Lonely Boys, War and Steel Pulse.
You'll also find educational interactive exhibits and food from all over the world, including Argentina.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the gates. Children 3-12 are $5. Children under 3 are free.