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PEARLAND CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
The Pearland Crawfish Festival takes the friendly, relaxed fun and community feel of a small town fair and serves it up big, with hot, fresh crawfish at a cheap price, along with the best of Cajun dishes and classic festival fare. Entertainment includes the area’s best Zydeco, Texas Country, and Classic Rock bands, while The Houston Blues Society will bring in the blues. There will be specialty acts like the wildly popular Splash Dogs, armadillo races, crawfish-eating contests, and more. A huge selection of vendors of unique wares, arts and crafts, a world-class carnival and children’s area will provide plenty of activities and fun for adults and kids alike.
KEMAH CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
The Kemah Crawfish Festival showcases the sights, the music, great tastes, and above all, the fun that is Kemah, the Gateway to the Bay. The three-day festival takes place under the iconic Kemah Bridge, truly welcoming all into the city. In addition to serving hot, fresh crawfish at $2 a pound throughout the festival, Kemah will also offer the best of Cajun dishes and classic festival fare. The area’s best Zydeco bands provide the infectious rhythms where the Bayou meets the Bay. Crawfish races, crawfish eating contests, and more will continue throughout the event. Performers will mingle with vendors of gifts, arts and crafts. A Children’s Area will provide plenty of activities and fun for kids.
HOUSTON ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL
The Houston ST. Patrick’s Festival brought up to four thousand people a day for a three-day festival each year to celebrate the true Irish and Celtic heritage that the day honors. The producers brought together the leading members of Houston ‘s Irish community to present a festival that truly showcases the beautiful and stirring music, dance, food, drink, and arts of the Celtic people in an event that welcomes people of all ages, nationalities, and walks of life. It was the biggest single ST. Patrick’s event in the Southwest featuring some of the best local, national, and international performers of Celtic music and dance, a wide variety of authentic Celtic dishes based on ancient recipes, and crafts and goods from exquisite original design Celtic jewelry to fine wool and pottery and a wide selection of Celtic music and literature.
THE HOMEGROWN TEXAS THURSDAYS FREE CONCERT SERIES
The Homegrown Texas Jam was a free weekly concert that went head to head with, and beat, LiveNation’s weekly Party on the Plaza series. with the new generation of Texas Music artists. Every Thursday evening featured live free performances by hot young artists such as Charlie Robison, Cory Morrow, and Jack Ingram and Texas Music legends like Jerry Jeff Walker and David Allen Coe. Featured performers include Roger Creager and Bill Pekar, Reckless Kelly and Honey Brown, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Radney Foster and more. With roots in country, folk, blues, and rock, Texas Music came out of the Hill Country around Austin and became the hot new trend.
THE TEXAS BEER FESTIVAL
The Texas Beer Festival celebrated the brewer’s art in the Lone Star State , from small craft breweries in the limestone and oaks of the Hill Country to the finest upscale Brew Pubs of Houston. The recent explosion of Brew-Pubs and Micro Breweries into the beer market has created wide spread public interest in smaller breweries and the increased variety of products available. The Texas Beer Festival gave patrons the opportunity to sample many different varieties in a fun festival setting which includes top Texas entertainment, food, soft drinks, gift items and merchandise from the breweries and brew pubs.
THE CELTIC CALENDAR SERIES
This much beloved and missed series exposed the public to the rich culture of the Celts that has recently enjoyed a phenomenal rediscovery, chiefly through the beautiful music of Ireland and Scotland that is the hallmark of an ancient race that includes descendants in Wales, Cornwall, Brittany in France, and Gallacia in Spain. Festivals based on feast days in the ancient Celtic calendar celebrated the music, dance and history of a people whose contributions helped shape America. Each festival featured the scope of Celtic music from the traditional to the cutting edge of Celtic rock, traditional food and drink, craft vendors with an array of beautiful gifts, art, clothing and more.
Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding
Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, the second longest running show in Off-Broadway history and the longest running comedy ever – on or Off-Broadway! It is an improvisational, interactive comedy involving a New York Italian-American wedding and reception that has developed a huge cult following across the country. The audience plays the role of invited guests at the nuptial celebration of Tony Nunzio and Valentina Vitale. The evening begins with the wedding ceremony, followed by a reception at Vinnie Black’s Coliseum (the “Cadillac of Caterers”), where a rousing reception takes place with the Nunzio and Vitale “families.” The audience joins in a pasta dinner, champagne toasts, wedding cake, dancing to a five-piece band, and the hilarious meltdown of the most dysfunctional wedding party to ever throw rice. Getting in on all the different vignettes involving the various members of the wedding throughout the reception keeps audiences coming back again and again for a new angle.
The revival of a classic Houston tradition returned Oktoberfest to it’s roots – celebrating the food, drink, music, and culture of the Germanic people who settled much of Texas – and became again one of the most popular annual events in the state.
Houston Salutes The King of Rock and Roll
A unique music festival celebrating and introducing new generations to the life and work of Elvis. Produced in cooperation with Graceland, the event featured Houston ’s top bands performing all Elvis songs, giving them their own sound while honoring the original. Patron’s could enjoy fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches and other favorite Elvis foods while waiting to get a pompadour or beehive hair style or shopping Classic Rock memorabilia and music.
Feast Of Saint Arnold
This festival pays tribute to the patron saint of brewers, Saint Arnold, who proclaimed that “From Man’s Sweat and God’s Love beer came into the world.” Entertainment, games and crafts accompanied the drink in a grand toast to excellence in brewing.
Julian Calendar New Year
For those who don’t quite finish ringing in the New Year on December 31ST, the Julian Calendar New Year Party was the best European bash in town and the place to ring in the year while dancing everything from the polka and the kolomyjka, waltz, two-step, schottische, frailach, czardas, hassapiko, mazurka to jigs and reels all to the music of top ethnic musicians from across the state, and a colorful blend of ethnic music and dance from Russia and Eastern Europe. An exotic assortment of traditional Eastern European, Balkan and Russian food and drink and a craft bazaar completed the festival.