Houston International Festival
The Houston Festival Foundation, Inc., a 501-c-3 non-profit organization established in 1971, is the muscle behind this great event. The Foundation is supported primarily through corporate sponsorship and corporate and Foundation grants, site vendors, in-kind support from the City of Houston through services, and YOUR vital support as a Festival visitor. Our non-profit status keeps our ticket prices low.
The Houston International Festival is a contemporary, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural outdoor arts festival that annually attracts hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Houston for two weekends every April. The culture of a different country or theme is spotlighted each year and is known for being one of the largest presenters of world music.
Encompassing 16 blocks of city parks, plazas and streets, the outdoor event features seven themed entertainment zones celebrating the heritage of various cultures from around the world including Ireland, African/Caribbean, International, Target Kids, International, Texas/Latin and Jamaica.
More than 500 artists from around the world exhibit and sell an endless array of handmade arts and crafts in six unique arts markets. More than 50 Houston restaurants offer tempting samples of exotic cuisines across the globe.