Countdown to Parade Day:



Thursday, April 12

Main Street Drag - 9am


Friday, April 13

The Legendary Art Car Ball - 6pm


Saturday, April 14

Starting Line Party  - 11am

VIPit Experience at the Houston Art Car Parade - 12pm

The 31st Annual Houston Art Car Parade - 2pm


Sunday, April 15

Houston Art Car Parade Awards Ceremony & Brunch - 12pm




 2017 Houston Art Car Parade Grand Marshal Cheech Marin


About the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art

Now in its 36th year, The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Houston, TX with a mission to preserve, promote and document visionary art environments, provide opportunities for the expression of personal artistic vision and create a community where that expression is valued. The Orange Show owns and operates The Orange Show monument, The Beer Can House and Smither Park, as well as produces the Houston Art Car Parade - the world’s oldest and largest event of its kind. For more information, visit them online at Funding is provided in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Brown Foundation, Houston Endowment, The Cullen Foundation, Wortham Foundation, Silver Eagle Distributors, United Airlines, Ann and James Harithas and Marilyn Oshman as well as private contributions, in-kind support, and volunteer assistance. The Orange Show is a member of Fresh Arts.