Friday, March 26, 2010

The Bayou City Arts Festival and the Tomball German Heritage Festival

Here's your weekend.

Houston's award-winning outdoor art gallery is a juried fine art event that boasts 300 acclaimed artists in 17 media formats from throughout the U.S. and the world. Ranked the #3 Festival in the U.S. by the readers of AmericanStyle Magazine in 2009, the Bayou City Art Festival features fine art, multicultural music and dance, international food and wine cafes, and interactive art, including the Capital One Bank Creative Zone, where children and families can discover the fun of making art together.

$10 for adults, free for children 12 and under. There is no public parking at Memorial Park, but BCAF is offering a free park and ride shuttle. There are two shuttles; one will pick you up from Northwest Mall (610 Northloop and 18th; you'll want to park near the PODS). The other is available in the Theater District (you'll have to pay to park there). It runs each day of the festival from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shuttle passes are available for free inside the mall. Click here to get more parking details.

The 10th Annual Tomball German Heritage Festival will be March 26, 27, and 28 located on the Old Downtown Streets of Tomball, Texas near 201 S. Elm Street, Main Street (FM 2920), and Market Street. It is a Music/Street festival celebrating German and ethnic heritage with 4 stages of live music entertainment "happy music for happy people", ethnic and festival food, beer, wine, 150 street vendors, all kinds of German souvenirs and clothing, arts crafts, antiques, Heritage Center, German church service, fireworks, carnival, pony ride, petting zoo, strolling music makers, street performers, and much more. Like Oktoberfest in March! One of the best street festivals in Texas. Willkommen! No admission or parking fees.

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