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27th Annual Houston Art Car Parade

Presented by Orange Show Center for Visionary Art at Allen Parkway, Houston TX

May 10 2014
27th Annual Houston Art Car Parade

The 27th Annual Houston Art Car Parade is set to roll May 10, 2014! Celebrating 27 years of the Drive to Create!

What started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals over a quarter century ago has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston all year, drawing an estimated crowd of over 300,000 on parade day.

Over the past 27 years, the Houston Art Car Parade has received national and international attention as being the premier celebration of self-expression and “the drive to create” – a representation of Houston’s unique

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Parade and most events are free, see above or check event details for specifics.


The official party of the Houston Art Car ParadeVIPit  offers shaded bleacher seating, live commentary from local personalities, cold drinks and tasty treats from Houston’s best restaurants, and beverages from Deep Eddy Vodka, Pura Vida Tequila, Saint Arnolds and Shock Top. Tickets are $150 (or $25 for children 12 and under) and can be purchased online at  or by calling 713-926-6368..

As a reminder, all events during Houston Art Car Parade Weekend are RAIN OR SHINE – So you may want to bring your rain boots and ponchos, cause it's looking a little wet.

Contact: 713-926-6368


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Additional time info:

See above, or check event details for various times.

The 27th Annual Houston Art Car Parade will run along Allen Parkway eastbound from Waugh Drive to Bagby St., making a loop around the Heritage Society, then heading back down Allen Parkway westbound.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Allen Parkway

Houston, TX 770002

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