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The Must-Attend Events in Houston for 2024

Top 2024 Events in Houston


As we step into 2024, Houston promises a thrilling lineup of events, blending cultural richness, artistic flair, and sports excitement. Whether you’re a local or planning a visit, mark your calendars for these not-to-be-missed happenings.

1. Mardi Gras Galveston: A Gulf Coast Extravaganza

Galveston Mardi Gras kicks off the year with a bang from February 2 to February 13. Join the third-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the U.S. in Galveston for parades, balcony parties, family events, and live performances.

2. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: A Texan Tradition

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo ropes in another year of festivities from February 27 to March 17. Experience three weeks of carnival fun, adventurous eats, livestock shows, rodeo competitions, and star-studded live concerts.

3. River Oaks Theater Reopening: A Cinematic Comeback

Get ready for the grand return of the River Oaks Theater in 2024. Renovated and revamped, this beloved Houston theater promises an enhanced cinematic experience, complete with updated seating and decor.

4. MFAH Centennial Celebrations: A Century of Art

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston commemorates its 100th anniversary throughout 2024. Explore the extensive collection across several city blocks in the Museum District, featuring exhibitions like “Crowning the North,” “Multiplicity,” and “Vertigo of Color.”

5. Astros Opening Day: Baseball Returns to Downtown

The Astros open the 2024 MLB season with four games against the Yankees from March 28 to March 31. Catch the excitement at Minute Maid Park and cheer on the Astros as they embark on another thrilling season.

6. The Great North American Eclipse: Celestial Spectacle

On April 8, 2024, witness the awe-inspiring Great North American Eclipse. While Houston experiences 95% coverage, areas west of San Antonio and Austin will witness totality. Plan your viewing experience for this cosmic event.

7. Houston Art Car Parade: Creativity on Wheels

The 37th Annual Houston Art Car Parade rolls into Downtown on April 13. Join the celebration of over 250 rolling works of art, showcasing the city’s vibrant artistic spirit.

8. Rolling Stones in Houston: Legendary Rock Show

On April 28, 2024, the iconic Rolling Stones return to Houston for their Hackney Diamonds tour. Experience classics like “Start Me Up” and enjoy tunes from their latest album at NRG Stadium.

9. Pride Parades: A Double Dose of Celebration

June brings a double dose of Pride parades to Downtown. On June 22 and June 29, 2024, join the New Faces of Pride and Pride Houston 365 for vibrant celebrations of inclusivity.

10. Copa América in Houston: Soccer Extravaganza

From June 22 to July 4, 2024, Houston hosts Copa América. Witness international soccer stars in action, with the possibility of seeing Lionel Messi if Argentina secures the projected win in the group stage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What are the major events in Houston for 2024?

A1: Houston’s event calendar for 2024 includes highlights like Mardi Gras Galveston, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, the reopening of River Oaks Theater, MFAH’s centennial celebrations, Astros opening day, the Great North American Eclipse, Houston Art Car Parade, Rolling Stones concert, Pride parades, and Copa América.

Q2: Where can I find details about Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo concerts?

A2: Visit the official Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo website for detailed information on concerts, schedules, and ticket options.

Q3: How can I participate in the Houston Art Car Parade?

A3: To participate in the Houston Art Car Parade, visit the official Art Car Parade website for entry details and event information.


Houston’s 2024 lineup is nothing short of spectacular, offering a diverse array of experiences for residents and visitors alike. Plan ahead, secure your tickets, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and excitement that Houston has to offer.

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