Celebrating 27 years of the Drive to Create!
The pinnacle of Houston Art Car Parade Weekend is the Parade itself! On May 10th, 2014 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 it - make sure you get there early!
RAIN OR SHINE, THE PARADE WILL ROLL!
The Starting Line Party opens to the public.
Head down to Taft & Allen Parkway and get your day started in the company of thousands of Houston Art Car Parade participants including impromptu dance parties, music, wild costumes, and a lot of laughs!
Put on your dancing shoes and hop on over to the FPSF Stage sponsored by Free Press Houston for great live music!
Featuring live music from:
The Wandering Bufaleros
And stay for live parade commentary from local comics John Mills-McCoin and Amy Birkhead
The Kids Zone is a fantastic spot to both watch the parade, and let the kids express their creativity! This is truly an art extravaganza and you don't want to miss out!
Featuring entertainment courtesy of Radio Disney
Interactive art activities from Ace Hardware and City ArtWorks
Specialty food and drinks
THE Place to be on parade day! Enjoy complimentary food and adult beverages from Houston's best restaurants while taking in all of the parade festivities from the comfort of reserved shaded bleacher seating, special celebrity parade announcers, and activities for the kids. You'll never want to see that parade any other way!
THE PARADE ROLLS!
Grab your spot along Allen Parkway early, so you have the best views! We encourage you to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas for shade, sunscreen, a camera, and plenty of water!
Generally, the parade will last from 2pm - 4pm, but you don't want to miss a single second of the action!
Our wonderful food and drink vendors will be scattered throughout the parade route to quench your thirst and fill your belly, so bring some cash!