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San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment
This dramatic battle reenactment is the centerpiece of the free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum of History, the festival is a full day of music, entertainment, food, games and fun set amidst living history. See hundreds of history reenactors recreate the events leading up to Texas winning its independence at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. More ...
Houston Astros Season Opens
Now in their second season as an American League team, the Houston Astros begin the 2014 season at Minute Maid Park with three games versus the New York Yankees, followed by a four game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The second half of April schedule is a three game series against the Kansas City Royals (April 15 to 17), four games against the Oakland A's (April 24 to 27) and two games versus the Washington Nationals (April 29 and 30). More ...
Houston International Festival
April 26 - 27 and May 3 - 4
Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Australia at the 2014 Houston International Festival, held over the course of both weekends of April 26 - 27 and May 3 - 4 in downtown Houston. Event headliners include Asleep at the Wheel, Trudy Lynn, The Family Stone, and Zenteno Spirit. Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for youth.
Discount tickets and more information about the festival are online at www.ifest.org.
Miller Outdoor Theatre Season Begins
May 1 to 4, 2014
Leave the neckties and heels at home. Expect quality entertainment from around the world without the daunting dress code of a traditional theater. Miller Outdoor Theatre offers audiences a relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy one another’s company as well as a great performance.
Located on nearly eight acres in the heart of Hermann Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre is the only free open-air theatre of its kind in the United States ... More ...
Art Car Parade
The pinnacle of Houston Art Car Parade Weekend is the Parade itself! On May 10th, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. over 300 jaw-dropping cars, bikes, skaters, and motorized creatures will roll down Allen Parkway, from Waugh Drive to Bagby, and blow the minds of 300,000 spectators.
There's a full day of events leading up to the parade - make sure you get there early!. You are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas for shade, sunscreen, a camera, and plenty of water! More ...
Mayor Annise Parker Launches Sunday StreetsHTX (with flyer)
Fiscal Responsibility and "My Tax Dollars at Work" Web Pages
"This webpage will provide a detailed look at the tough decisions we’ve been making, ... More ...
To see how your annual property taxes pay for all the services provided by the City of Houston enter your property's appraised value on this new site. ... More ...
Annise D. Parker, Mayor
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