Upcoming Events : Houston City Guide, Information and Schedule
Houston, TX is the fourth largest city in the United States and has the culture and entertainment to prove it! Houston offers theater, concert, and sporting events rivaling any city, anywhere and Tickets to Go has tickets for every event!
Houston's professional sports teams are perennial playoff contenders and we can make sure you're at the next game! The Houston Rockets made a deep playoff run in 2015, the Houston Texans barely missed the playoffs in 2014, and the Houston Astros are a lock for the postseason in 2015. The Houston Dynamo is consistently one of the best teams in professional soccer.
Every major concert and recording artist such as Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, and Luke Bryan want to play in Houston's incredible venues. The Toyota Center, NRG Stadium, and Hobby Center are second to none when you want to see a show and we sell tickets to all of them.
In addition, the theater experience in Houston is comparable to New York and Las Vegas. Get your Houston event tickets from Tickets to Go!
NRG Park is made up of NRG Stadium, NRG Arena, and NRG Center.
NRG Stadium is the home of the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. NRG Stadium is a state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor venue with a retractable roof capable of seating 71,500 people. The design of the stadium roof provides the ability configure in for different types of audio and visual presentations and the stadium can be arranged to host almost any event.
NRG Arena is a smaller indoor venue capable of seating 10,000. The arena offers 350,000 sq ft of space and has multiple rooms and divisions on both floors. The arena has been the home of the WNBA Houston Comets and has hosted performers like the Harlem Globetrotters, the Cheetah girls, and many more.
NRG Center is an indoor venue with over 706,000 square feet of continuous single-level exhibit space divisible into 11 separate halls, or 1 huge one. It commonly hosts trade, bridal, car, boat, home expo, and gun shows.
The Toyota Center is an indoor arena located in downtown Houston and is home to the Houston Rockets. The Toyota Center is capable of seating 19,000 people and is commonly used for large concerts and events. Artists have have played concerts in the Toyota Center include Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Lady Gaga, Prince, Janet Jackson and Metallica. The Toyota Center has been used to host award shows such as the 9th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. WrestleMania XXV, WWE Raw, and UFC events.
Houston events take place all over the city, year round. Some of our annual events include:
Chevron Houston Marathon
- Houston’s largest single-day sporting event. More than 20,000 participants, 200,000 spectators and 5,000 volunteers will take to the streets.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
- The annual 20 day rodeo and concert event is the biggest rodeo in the world.
Tour de Houston
- Open course bike ride of 20, 40, and 70 miles throughout the City
- These showy flowers flourish at six Houston locations in the River Oaks neighborhood.
Bayou City Art Festival (Spring)
- Built on an 8/10 mile asphalt loop surrounded by lush trees, foliage, and picnic areas, the annual, juried, fine art event boasts a stress-free outdoor gallery brimming with 300 artists working in 19 artistic media. Spring art festival takes place at Memorial Park.
H-E-B Children's Festival
- Designated as "Houston's Official Family Celebration," the H-E-B Houston Children's Festival, presented by Baker Hughes, is gearing up for its 19th year as Houston's favorite family outing. The Festival offers six stages of music and entertainment and more than 350 exciting activities, music, crafts, exhibits, participatory games, sports and rides.
U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
- The U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships take place at the River Oaks Country Club. It's the second longest-running USTA National Championship in the U.S.. Only the US Open has a longer history.
Friends of the Houston Public Library Book Sale
- Friends of the Houston Public Library invite the community to the Bargain Book Sale at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More than 80,000 books will be available to the public at "bargain" prices, with proceeds benefiting the Houston Public Library.
Houston International Festival
- Annual major outdoor event around City Hall and Sam Houston Park, over two weekends.
Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
- WorldFest will screen just 55-60 feature film premieres, with a complete and absolute emphasis on the American and International Independent feature films and with a continuing annual spotlight on an individual country and its films.
San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Re-Enactment
- Ceremony and reenactment of battle for Texas independence, won on April 21, 1836.
Houston Water Festival
- Fifty local, county and regional environmental agencies and non-profit organizations will be providing hands-on activities and take-home materials for all ages. The City will also be introducing The Water Works: Museum + Education Center and begin accepting school group reservations for the school year.
Art Car Parade
- Art Car Weekend is non-stop celebration featuring the nation's largest parade of decorated automobiles, a.k.a. Art Cars. Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. at Taft @ Allen Parkway and goes to Bagby before going back outbound along Allen Parkway.
Houston's Official July 4th Festival
- Along Buffalo Bayou and Eleanor Tinsley Park, FREEDOM OVER TEXAS, Houston's Official July 4th Celebration, celebrates America's Birthday with a live concert featuring a nationally known and recognized recording artist, and one of the largest fireworks displays in the United States!
Theater District Open House
- The free, family-friendly Theater District Open House will take place in the heart of the Theater District at the Alley Theatre (615 Texas Ave.), Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (800 Bagby), Wortham Theater Center (500 Texas Ave.), and Jones Hall (615 Louisiana Ave.).
Texas Renaissance Festival
- A 50-acre 16th-century English kingdom comes to life for seven consecutive weekends. The merriment amidst the marketplace and gardens includes jousting, falconry exhibitions, magic shows, juggling and great food. Weekends, from 9:00 a.m. to dusk.
Wings Over Houston Air Show
- Takes place at Ellington Field, about 20 miles southeast of downtown Houston, via I-45 South.
Bayou City Art Festival (Fall)
- Held each year the second weekend of October, the Bayou City Art Festival Downtown welcomes the fall season and has created a new Houston Fine Art tradition. Fall art festival takes place at City Hall Reflection Pond.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
- In downtown Houston
Uptown Tree Lighting Ceremony
- When half a million holiday lights simultaneously illuminate 80 Christmas trees lining Post Oak Boulevard, it signals the start of the season. Choirs, bands and a huge fireworks show help stir up holiday spirit the evening of Thanksgiving.
Mayor's Official Downtown Houston Holiday Celebration
- Watch our famous skyline come alive with music, lights and fireworks!
Christmas Candlelight Tour
- Candles and decorations reminiscent of the 19th century brighten the eight historic structures in downtown's Sam Houston Park. Stroll down memory lane at The Heritage Society's Candlelight Tour. Come tour Houston's most historic homes decorated for the season. Enjoy food, entertainment and more.
- Annual college football bowl game at Reliant Stadium