Friday February 28, 2014
The month of March will usher in more than just warm temperatures. Major concerts (Miley Cyrus and Lorde), sporting events (Rockets vs. Trailblazers) and of course, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Robin Thicke and Usher).
Throw in a St. Patrick's Day festival complete with street performers and a foam-filled Spring Break 2014 celebration and you've got yourself a month chock full of fun. Check out what the month of March has in store for you when you read this events calendar.
Tuesday February 25, 2014
This Friday, February 28th is Go Texan Day. It's the one day of the year where cowboy boots, hats and Wranglers are appropriate work and school attire. If you haven't planned your western get-up, be sure to stop by one of these western wear stores in Houston to show your Texan pride.
And get ahead of the game by securing your half-price Houston Rodeo 2014 passes. Passes can be purchased online or by mail and are completely worth the extra step, especially if you plan on attending the carnival with multiple children. Check out the 2014 concert lineup while you're at it.
Saturday February 22, 2014
Construction had begun on an official dog park on Buffalo Bayou at Allen Parkway and Montrose Blvd. The park is expected to include two dog ponds, a four-foot high wrought iron fence to keep animals safe, dog washing stations, shaded structures and safe and plentiful parking along Allen Parkway.
Along with the dog park, Buffalo Bayou's Eleanor Tinsley Park and Jane Gregory Garden will all be renovated later this spring. Exited about the dog park but need a dog? Stop by one of these local animal shelters to adopt one.
Tuesday February 11, 2014
If you aren't able to make the trek to New Orleans for the original Mardi Gras festivities, there are plenty of beads to be gathered and King's Cake to be consumed right here in southeast Texas. For the closest resemblance, head out to Galveston island where the seawall and Uptown Entertainment District will be lined with purple and gold from February 21 to March 4.
If that's still a bit too much of a drive, Kingwood Town Center will host a free Mardi Gras festival featuring Fred Rusk and the Zydeco High Steppers from noon to 6 p.m. For more ways to celebrate the holiday, check this out.