Call for Entries for the 37th Annual Houston Art Car Parade & Festival is NOW OPEN!
The world's oldest and largest celebration of its kind returns April 13, 2024!
Now's your chance to be a part of the excitement and community that has become one of Houston's most beloved institutions. Applications are accepted now through February 15, 2024.
2024 Festival Dates
APRIL 11 - The Main Street Drag
APRIL 11 - Sneak Peek at Discovery Green
APRIL 12 - The Legendary Art Car Ball
APRIL 13 - 37th Annual Houston Art Car Parade
APRIL 14 - Art Car Awards Ceremony
with more events to be added
Relive the 2023 Experience!
Click below to watch the ABC-13 1-hour special with highlights from this year's parade!
2023 Houston Art Car Program
Check out this year's digital commemorative program, with photos of each Art Car!
HISTORY OF THE PARADE
Houston's largest free cultural event and one of its most iconic celebrations started out nearly four decades ago with humble beginnings. Through the passion and commitment of like-minded artists across the country and the leadership of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, the Houston Art Car Parade has become a world-wide phenomenon, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to witness the awe and splendor of mobile art on wheels.