Houston’s October Events and Celebrations

Houston comes alive in October as the temperatures cool down. With a plethora of events like food and wine festivals, music concerts, art exhibitions, and Halloween-themed celebrations, there’s something for everyone.

Original Greek Festival (October 5-7)

Since 1966, the Annunciation Greek Festival in Houston has been a vibrant celebration of Greek culture, featuring delicious food, lively dances, and traditional music.

The Original Greek Festival, a celebrated tradition in Houston since 1966, takes place at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, showcases the rich Greek heritage through its array of ethnic food, lively dance performances, and traditional music. Attendees have the opportunity to immerse themselves in traditional Greek culture by exploring an extensive marketplace of Greek artifacts, crafts, and clothing. The festival also features guided tours of the Byzantine-style Cathedral, which is adorned with intricate mosaics and religious icons. 

Bayou City Art Festival (October 14-15)

Join Houston’s vibrant art scene at the Bayou City Art Festival on October 14-15, featuring 300+ artists from across the globe and a diverse array of artistic creations.

Bayou City Art Festival is a premier event that takes place on October 14-15, embracing Houston’s vibrant artistic community. This bi-annual celebration gathers over 300 artists from around the world, showcasing a broad range of artworks in various mediums. Art lovers have the opportunity to meet with artists, enjoy live entertainment, and delight in food and beverages. BCAF is held in Memorial Park in the spring and in Sam Houston Park downtown in the fall.

To get a more in-depth look into the event, be sure to check out Lodgeur’s comprehensive guide, offering valuable insights and tips for visitors. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary blend of creativity and culture in the heart of Houston.

H-Town Comic Con (October 20-22)

Dive into the vibrant worlds of comics, anime, gaming, and entertainment at H-Town Comic Con! Join fans from across the region for guest artists, cosplayers, vendors, panels, and more at NRG Center.

H-Town Comic Con attracts fans from all over the region gather to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of comics, anime, gaming, and entertainment. With an impressive lineup of guest artists, cosplayers, vendors, and exclusive panels, it offers a unique platform for fans to interact and share their passion. Attendees have the opportunity to meet their favorite comic book artists, get autographs, buy exclusive merchandise, and even participate in cosplay contests. H-Town Comic Con takes place at NRG Center. Read more at our blog post about Comic Con.

Houston Home & Garden Show (October 20-22)

Discover the latest in home and garden trends at the Houston Home & Garden Show at NRG Center. Connect with experts, explore innovative products, and get inspired for your next project!

The Houston Home & Garden Show at NRG is a must-attend event for homeowners and garden enthusiasts in the region. It provides a platform where industry professionals, vendors, and innovators come together to share the latest trends, technologies, and ideas in home improvement and gardening. The show boasts a diverse range of exhibitors, offering everything from landscaping services to home decor and renovation solutions. Visitors have the chance to interact with industry experts, gain valuable insights, purchase innovative products, and find inspiration for their next home and garden projects. The Houston Home & Garden Show is hosted at the NRG Center. Be sure to check out Lodgeur’s blog post on where to stay and park for the Home Show.

Monster Jam (October 21)

Get ready for an electrifying night of Monster Jam action on October 21 at NRG! Watch world-class drivers push monster trucks to the limit in thrilling races and freestyle competitions.

Experience the thrill of high-octane motor sport spectacle at the Monster Jam scheduled on October 21 at NRG. Monster Jam is a marvel of metal-on-metal action, where world-class drivers compete in front of large audiences in both truck racing and freestyle competitions. Witness gravity-defying feats, adrenaline-fueled races, and unforgettable stunts that push these well-engineered, larger-than-life trucks to their limits. The event also provides fans with the opportunity to meet their favorite drivers, get autographs, and see the massive trucks up close at the pre-event Pit Party. Don’t miss out on this electrifying event that promises a spectacular fusion of entertainment, excitement, and raw power.

International Quilt Festival (October 27 – November 5)

Handmade quilts at the Houston Quilt Festival
Immerse yourself in quilting artistry at the International Quilt Festival. Hundreds of exhibitors and classes allow you to learn new techniques and admire one-of-a-kind designs.

Dive into the world of quilting at the International Quilt Festival in Houston! Learn new techniques from top-notch instructors, admire exclusive designs, and immerse yourself in a vibrant artistic community. The event draws hundreds of exhibitors and offers hundreds of classes – so give yourself plenty of time to explore. Read more about the Quilt Festival, including where to stay and park.

Planning ahead? Check out Lodgeur’s November events and celebrations post.

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