Houston Art Car Festival & Parade

Sat Apr 13, 2024
11:00am CT
Age: All ages
Price: Free
Downtown Houston

For the 37th year, 250 rolling masterpieces will take over the city’s streets as nearly 300,000 fans cheer them on from the sidelines.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Lineup Party (Allen Parkway @ Heiner St)

Peruse all 250+ art cars as they get ready for the parade. Enjoy live music on the Saint Arnold Brewing Company stage, beverage booths, food trucks, sponsor activations, games, prizes, and more.

The HEB Kids Creative Zone (Sam Houston Park - 1000 Bagby St.)

Situated on the frontlines of the parade starting cars, the Kids Zone features an array of creative activities for both kids and adults alike. Guests to the free event will enjoy interactive and creative activations and performances from community partners.

2:00 PM

Art Car Parade

The parade officially begins at 2:00 pm at the intersection of Dallas and Bagby Streets (on Allen Parkway) heading into Downtown before circling City Hall and heading outbound onto Allen Parkway out of Downtown until dispersing at Waugh Drive. As always, the parade is free to attend.


** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.