WHAT TO DO IN HOUSTON TEXAS IN MARCH
Spring is in bloom, making it the perfect time for a trip to Houston. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape or planning a fun-filled spring break, the activities are endless. Plus, March marks the beginning of Bluebonnet season and crawfish season. Wondering where the best spots are to see the bluebonnets? We’ve got an entire list of locations! Want to eat the best crawfish in town? We’ve got a list for that too. Aside from bluebonnets and crawfish, we’ve got plenty of other things to do in Space City for your March visit.
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
February 28 – March 19, 2023
There’s no way to mention Houston happenings in March without including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Each night, once the Rodeo dust settles from wagon races, calf roping and mutton busting, a superstar takes the stage to entertain the rodeo crowd. This year, cowboys and cowgirls will enjoy music from Luke Bryan, New Kids on the Block, Brooks & Dunn and Houston native, Bun B. Put on your cowboy boots, grab your hats and secure your tickets, it’s going to be a fun month!
March 11, 2023
Selzerland is taking over Houston downtown at Post. Sample over 100 (maybe not all at once) of the best hard seltzer brands during this epic one day festival. With your ticket, you will indulge in bubbly brews and great food and receive a tote bag, sunglasses and 5 ounce tasting cup.
MOON 2 MARS FESTIVAL
(FEATURING SISTER HAZEL AND RICK SPRINGFIELD)
March 11 – 19, 2023
This space-themed festival celebrates the innovations of space exploration with exciting experiences and live music! Jam to “Jessie’s Girl” with Rick Springfield, sing along to Sister Hazel’s “All for You,” and rock out with Selena cover band Bidi Bidi Banda at this year’s Moon 2 Mars Festival. The event features family-friendly and exciting space exploration activities. You’ll get an up-close look at the space tech of tomorrow, take part in new immersive experiences and even meet an astronaut or two.
MOULIN ROUGE: THE MUSICAL
February 22 – March 12, 2023
Winner of ten 2021 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Moulin Rouge: The Musical takes audiences into a world of splendor and romance at The Hobby Center this March. This Broadway show enchants with its glittering costumes and unforgettable soundtrack as you watch the love of a cabaret singer and young aristocrat face a tumultuous test!
MILLER THEATER OPENING NIGHT:
TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY
March 17, 2023
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Miller Outdoor Theater this year with the cutting-edge Irish dance troupe, Trinity Irish Dance Company. This free event has both seated tickets or bring a blanket to picnic on the hill! Featuring a live band, this dynamic and cutting-edge troupe will keep you bouncing all evening long.
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VISIT THE HOUSTON BOTANIC GARDEN
Enjoy the spring weather at the Houston Botanic Garden, a beautiful home to diverse plants from around the world and wildlife drawn to the natural ecosystems. There is something to discover down every winding path and both a water play area and nature play structure in the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden.
MISS NELSON IS MISSING
March 5 – April 7, 2023
Chances are if you have a child under 10 years old, you’ve heard of “Miss Nelson is Missing.” You might even remember it from your own classroom days. The best-selling children’s book is now on the big stage at Main Street Theatre. What happens when your teacher goes missing? You get a substitute, which usually means fun and games…but not with Miss Nelson. To find out what happens next, be sure to take your kids and have a fun day enjoying performing arts – perfect for students on Spring Break!
BAYOU CITY ART FEST
March 24 – 26
The Bayou City Art Festival returns to Memorial Park to celebrate over 50 years of providing support for local nonprofit programs and promoting art education in the Houston area. Join over 300 artists from across North America, representing 19 different disciplines. The event provides yet another opportunity for art-loving patrons to enjoy three days full of art, music, food, and entertainment.
THE LYRIC MARKET
The Lyric Market features a collection of chef-driven concepts to showcase a curated experience of diverse food and culture. Alongside delicious food vendors, Rhapsody Bar is in the heart of the market! The market hosts a happy hour every day from 4-7 p.m. There is complimentary 2-hour parking with a Lyric purchase, so enjoy! Learn more here.
Where to Stay in Houston
HOTEL ZAZA MUSEUM DISTRICT
If you’re looking for proximity to all of the amazing rodeo happenings, head to Hotel Zaza in the Museum District. The Rodeo Zaza package includes plenty of lobby experiences that include presentations with brands like Patron, LVMH, Grey Goose and St. Germain. Plus, the Houston LightRail is within walking distance and free to use through the entire rodeo season. Logistics don’t get any easier than this!
THE WHITEHALL HOUSTON
Another fabulous rodeo package that all cowfolk will love is The Whitehall’s Houston Rodeo package. This Downtown hotel is offering a Texas-sized breakfast for two at Edgar’s Hermano, complimentary VIP round-trip transportation to/from the Houston LightRail, and overnight valet parking. Plus, if you mention the phrase “rodeo time,” guests receive complimentary chips and salsa at Part & Parcel. Yeehaw!
Originally found in VisitHouston