Houston’s February Events and Celebrations

Towards the end of the month, the long-awaited 2024 Houston Rodeo extravaganza kicks off on February 27 with family-friendly rodeo fun alongside star-studded country concerts at NRG Stadium.

From home shows and dazzling light art to romantic races, cultural celebrations, epic concerts and Houston rodeo revelry, February brings prime events for visitors to discover the vibrant energy of H-Town!

Family-Friendly events in Houston this February

Legendary gymnast Simone Biles is organizing the Simone Biles International Invitational in her hometown of Houston. The event is taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center from February 2-4, 2024.

We’ll kick things off the first weekend with the lively Houston Home and Garden Show held February 2-4 at NRG Park. Wander through over 200 vibrant vendor booths offering the latest home products and services. You’ll discover inspiration for your next remodeling or decorating project from the show’s stunning displays. Not sure where to start? Connect with industry experts on-site and listen to informative talks by renowned local and international home professionals. With so many ideas all under one roof, this show is a valuable stop for all homeowners and renters alike.

Then stop by the George R. Brown Convention Center to watch gymnasts compete at the Simone Biles International Invitational, also running February 2-4! In addition to the world-class gymnastics meet, fans can purchase tickets to autograph signing sessions with superstar competitors. Don’t miss your chance to score signatures from the sport’s biggest up-and-coming names!

If you’re looking to get moving, lace up your sneakers for the Valentine’s Cupid Run on February 10 at Eleanor Tinsley Park. You can walk, jog or run the beautiful route alongside passionate runners and dedicated pacers. This special 5K, 10K and half marathon welcomes participants of all paces and ages. Make meaningful connections whether you’re flying solo or enjoying quality time with your special someone. As a sweet treat, free chocolates will be provided along the way!

Don’t forget to stop by the Houston Botanic Garden’s enchanting Radiant Nature light exhibition, running through February 25! Visitors can stroll along glowing paths wrapped in twinkling bulbs. Stand in awe underneath towering floral arches and trees illuminated in mesmerizing displays, all enhanced by ambient background music. This multi-sensory experience offers garden magic for guests of all ages to enjoy.

While you’re exploring Houston this month, check out other festivities celebrating the Lunar New Year. From parades and performances to family-friendly activities and special menu items, many local venues are hosting events in honor of this important holiday. Our Lunar New Year event guide has all the details on celebrations happening around town – read more about the different ways you can ring in the Year of the Dragon!

As February comes to an end, get ready for a true Houston tradition – the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! Starting February 27, this action-packed 3-week event celebrates our city’s Western heritage in true Texas style. Catch professional rodeo events like bull riding and barrel racing. Sing and dance along at star-studded concerts like Blake Shelton performing on Opening Day. Unlimited carnival rides, award winning food, and family-friendly activities mean nonstop fun for visitors of all ages. Last year, over one million people joined the Houston rodeo excitement, cementing Houston’s show as one of the state’s largest. From mutton bustin’ to fair food and everything in between, you’re guaranteed an incredible time at the Houston Rodeo! Not sure where to start? Check out our guide for the top 10 things to see and do at 2024 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!

Top bands performing in Houston this February

Groove along to Portugal. The Man as they bring chart-topping hits like “Feel It Still” to Houston’s Bayou Music Center on February 10!

Get ready to rock when a stellar lineup of renowned bands hits Houston stages this February! Music fans are buzzing with anticipation for these not-to-be-missed concerts bringing chart-topping hits right to our backyard.

On February 10, infectious indie rockers Portugal. The Man take the stage at Bayou Music Center. Known for fusing an array of genres, this innovative band will have you grooving and singing along to favorites like “Feel it Still” and “Purple Yellow Red Blue.” Their lyrics contain powerful social commentary, wrapped up in utterly danceable packages.

Just a few days later on February 16, iconic rock legends The Eagles land at Toyota Center for their highly-anticipated tour with classic rock comrades Steely Dan joining as special guests. Relive timeless hits that defined the 70s including “Hotel California,” “Take it Easy,” and “Life in the Fast Lane.”

Then, renowned metallers Machine Head bring mosh-ready mayhem to House of Blues on February 19. Led by none other than Robb Flynn, Machine Head always delivers face-melting riffs, earth-shaking drums and aggressive vocals combined with poetic lyricism. Tracks like “Halo” and “Imperium” showcase Flynn’s incredible range – both sonically and emotionally.

Planning ahead? Check out Lodgeur’s picks for March events and celebrations.

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