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Top 5 Events at Houston Green Spaces to Kick Off Spring

Published Mar 24, 2023 by Hailea Schultz

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Houston is home to over 500 incredible green spaces and parks, making it one of the greenest cities in the nation. Offering a plethora of scenic walking and biking trails, dog parks, family-friendly activities, live entertainment and so much more, Houston's green spaces are premier spots for Houstonians and visitors to gather, unwind, have fun and simply enjoy nature.

With the arrival of Spring, here are a few of Houston's finest green spaces hosting events to kick off the new season!

1. Embrace Houston's Culture and Art Scene at Memorial Park's Bayou City Art Festival
The Bayou City Art Festival returns to Memorial Park this weekend, Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26, celebrating 51 years of embracing unique, cultural and global artwork as well as supporting local artists. The festival will feature 300 global artists, 19 disciplines of art and live entertainment.

2. Fly High at Hermann Park's Kite Festival
Hermann Park is loved by many Houstonians for its beautiful gardens and scenery, Miller Outdoor Theatre, McGovern Lake and pedal boats, 18-hole golf course and so much more. This weekend on Sunday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Hermann Park will host its annual Kite Festival which will feature music, a DJ, interactive games and activities, face painting and more! Grab your family and friends and head to the park for a magical experience!

3. See Your Favorite Artists Live at Discovery Green's 2023 NCAA March Madness Music Festival
Open and free to the public, celebrate the NCAA Men’s Final Four at Discovery Green's 3-day March Madness Music Festival, March 31 through April 2, featuring some of the biggest artists in music: Lil Nas X, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Maggie Rogers and Mickey Guyton.

4. Engage in Immersive Art at Buffalo Bayou Park's - Night Light
On Saturday, April 1, Buffalo Bayou Park is hosting its annual Night Light video art show, featuring media works by Houston artists Chap Edmonson, Jamie Robertson, and Input Output. The video art will stretch a half-mile of the waterfront trails. Music, community food trucks and vendors will be available during the show.

Looking to pass time before the show? Buffalo Bayou Park offers many fun daytime activities such as boat ride tours, scenic trails, kayaking down the bayou and even a tour of the historic Cistern, a former drinking water reservoir.

5. Grab Some Popcorn and Head to Movie Night on the Lawn at Discovery Green
Enjoy a screening of Minions: Rise of Gru under the stars and amongst the best of Houston's skylines on Friday, April 7. All you need is your favorite snacks, blankets or chairs and your family and friends. Wanting to dine at the park? Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase at The Lake House.

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