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Texas Gulf Coast Region Events
July - December 2005

Texas Gulf Coast Region

Please note that prices, dates, telephone numbers and hours are subject to change. Please call ahead before making plans. Last updated: January 23, 2005 .

 

 

 

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JULY

July 2, 2005 - FAIR - Harlingen: Jackson Street Market Days. An old fashioned open-air street fair with antiques, crafts, sidewalk sales, produce cart, and food vendors. Part of Jackson Street is blocked off for this event. Sponsored by the Harlingen Downtown Merchants Association. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: Free. Location: Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (956) 423-4933. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held monthly, 1st Saturday.

July 2-3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Rockport: Rockport Art Festival. Central to coastal Texas' Independence Day celebrations, Rockport Art Festival is in its 35th year. This well-known art town's juried fine arts festival hosts 125+ artists hailing from across U.S. In a tented atmosphere adjacent to Rockport Center for the Arts, it is snuggled up to Aransas and Little Bays and Rockport's Harbor and Beach Park. Includes artists' demonstrations, specialty foods, live entertainment, special shopping, and hands-on art activities for children. Time: 10am - 6pm Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday; Special Performance 8pm Saturday. Cost: $5 daytime; $10 nighttime. Location: Rockport Festival Grounds - Navigation Circle. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-729-5519. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, weekend nearest 4th of July.

July 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Baytown: July 4th Celebration. An evening of festivities is scheduled, featuring a variety of family-oriented activities including a parade, food booths, craft booths, a children’s amusement area, live entertainment, and a fireworks display. Cost: No Admission. Location: Bicentennial Park (Market Street / Lee Drive) in Baytown. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 281-420-6597. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Lake Jackson: Old Fashion 4th Celebration. An old-fashioned 4th of July celebration for the entire family. The day begins with food, games, fun, family and friends, ending at dusk with a spectacular fireworks display. Time and cost: TBA. Location: MacLean Park, 91 Lake Road. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 409-297-4533. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Richmond: Independence Day at George Ranch Historical Park. Baseball, politics, children's games & a picnic-basket auction--all 1890's style. This is a daytime event, leaving plenty of time for evening festivities in your own hometown. Time: 9am to 5pm. Cost: Adults: $9; Seniors (62+): $8; Students (5-15): $5; Children 4 & younger & members: Free. Location: George Ranch Historical Park 10215 FM 762 Richmond, Texas 77469. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-343-0218 or 281-545-9212. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually every Fourth of July.

July 9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Goliad: Goliad Market Days. Over 170 booths of arts, crafts, food, antiques, collectibles, metalwork, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, soaps, potpourri, clothes, plants and much more to be found in 3 adjacent locations. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Goliad Downtown Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-848-8674. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 2nd Saturday each month, March - December.

July 28-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Clute: 25th Annual Great Texas Mosquito Festival. Join Willy Manchew, the 25 foot mosquito for some one-of-a-kind Texas fun. The three day festival includes a mosquito calling contest, Mr. & Mrs. Mosquito Legs Contest, Ms. Quito Beauty Pageant, Baby Crawling Diaper Derby and the Senior Citizen Mosquito Swatter Decorating Contest. Between the bar-b-que, fajita, and rib cook-off, plus over 40 other food vendors, plenty of food will be available for every appetite. Demonstrate your sportsmanship at the horseshoe, washer, and volleyball tournament or join in the fun run and bike and in-line skating tour. Time: TBA. Cost: varies depending on entertainment. Location: Clute Community Park, Brazoswood Drive, in Clute, TX (Brazosport area). Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information or contest entry forms, call 1-800-371-2971 or 979-265-8392 or visit the Festival Information Page by clicking here. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in July.

July 30, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Old Town Spring: Summertime Nights in Old Town Spring. Artwalk and shopping in the cool of the evening on the streets of Old Town Spring. Shops serve treats to customers. Shop 'til you drop. Time: 5pm-8pm. Cost: none. Location: Streets of Old Town Spring. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-OLD-TOWN. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 30-31, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Tasting Texas. Giving you a Taste of Texas. Cajun, Seafood, BBQ, Soul Food and More. Music, dancing, kids play land and family activities. Time: 11am-7pm. Cost: $3 adults, $2 kids. Location: 2501 Mason Rd. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-416-0964. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in July.

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August

August 5, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Tomball: 33rd Annual Tomball Night Celebration. Discover Tomball invites folks to take advantage of great shopping specials, fun, food, music, prizes & cash giveaways. The evening is closed with Tomball's Parade of Lights- night parade & spectacular fireworks display. Time: 5pm-??. Location: City Wide - Tomball, TX. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-866-670-7222. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Friday in August.

August 5-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: 15th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival. Featuring some of the hottest local, national and international talent in jazz today. Time: Aug 5, 2:30-10pm, Aug 6, 4-9pm. Cost: $15. Location: Jones Plaza, 615 Louisiana. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (281) 773-9346 or visit www.jazzeducation.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held Annually, 1st Weekend in August.

August 6, 2005 - FAIR - Harlingen: Jackson Street Market Days. An old fashioned open-air street fair with antiques, crafts, sidewalk sales, produce cart, and food vendors. Part of Jackson Street is blocked off for this event. Sponsored by the Harlingen Downtown Merchants Association. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: Free. Location: Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (956) 423-4933. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held monthly, 1st Saturday.

August 7, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kemah: 37th Annual Boat Parade and Blessing of the Shrimp and Pleasure Boat Fleet. Brightly decorated shrimp boats and pleasure craft from canoes to fine Yachts file past the Boardwalk where the officiating ministers bless each boat. Come early and stay late to watch the colorful awards presentation afterwards. DVD available. Time: 1:30pm. Cost: People are free, Boats are $5. Location: The Kemah Boardwalk, Bradford and 2nd Street Kemah, TX 77565. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: 50,000 - 200,000. For more information, call 281-334-2303. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Sunday in August.

August 13, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Goliad: Goliad Market Days. Over 170 booths of arts, crafts, food, antiques, collectibles, metalwork, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, soaps, potpourri, clothes, plants and much more to be found in 3 adjacent locations. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Goliad Downtown Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-848-8674. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 2nd Saturday each month, March - December.

August 20, 2005 - CONCERT - Harlingen: Blues on the Hill. Sponsored by Parks & Recreation Dept. The series will feature blues music performed by a headline act and local artist. Lawn chairs and beach towels are welcome. No outside beverages please. Food and Drinks will be available on site. Time: Evening event. Cost: Free. Location: McKelvey Park 1325 S. 77 SunShine Strip. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Jeff (956) 427-8870. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3 times from May thru Aug.

August 27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Old Town Spring: Summertime Nights in Old Town Spring. Artwalk and shopping in the cool of the evening on the streets of Old Town Spring. Shops serve treats to customers. Shop 'til you drop. Time: 5pm-8pm. Cost: none. Location: Streets of Old Town Spring. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-OLD-TOWN. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

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September

September 17-18, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Hot Sauce Festival. Featuring award winning hot sauce, salsa, jams, spices, marinades, chips, dips and more fiery food products. Ongoing stage entertainment, free kids activities, cold drinks, a wide variety of food, "amateur salsa competition", contests, prizes, arts & crafts, pepper merchandise, and more. Time: Sat. 11-6, Sun. Noon-5. Cost: $3. Location: Houston Farm and Ranch Club #1 Abercrombie Dr. Houston, TX 7707. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-558-3518 or email carolfmhou@houston.rr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in September.

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October

October 2 - November 20, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Texas Renaissance Festival. The nation’s largest and most acclaimed renaissance theme park, where the sights, sounds, tastes, and beauty of the 16th Century, comes alive for 8 weekends. Featuring: The Cloister Stage, music by Cast in Bronze; Full contact jousting three times daily; The Beautiful Gardens of New Market Village; 20 stages with over 200 performances daily; Over 300 Arts and Crafts Shoppes; Foods from around the world at 60 different shoppes; The Royal Fireworks, nightly at The Tournament Field; Over 3,000 costumed characters daily; $5 camping available; Free Parking. Time: 9am till Dark. Cost: $21. Location: 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX 77363. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: 200,000-500,000. For more information, call 800-458-3435. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

October 15, 2005 - FAIR - Harlingen: Jackson Street Jubilee. The place to be!! Jackson Street Jubilee features vendors with arts and crafts, antiques, food, drinks, live entertainment, and children's activity center with rides and games. Lots of fun for everyone. Don't miss out!! For information, call Deanita or Erin. Time: 10am - 10pm. Cost: Free. Location: Jackson Street (downtown main street in Harlingen). Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (956) 427-8703. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in October.

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November

November 9-13, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Harlingen: 12th Annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. Featuring guided field trips to top birding locations, seminars, workshop, and evening lectures. Birders' Bazaar, with over 60 vendors, is free and open to the public Thursday-Sunday, plus free Children's Program with hands-on activities on Saturday and Sunday. Advance registration and payment is required for field trips and workshops. Time: Starting at 5am (Various times). Cost: Different fees for birding events. Location: Harlingen Municipal Auditorium & Casa de Amistad-1209 Fair Park Blvd. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, contact the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-531-7346 or visit www.rgvbirdfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in November.

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