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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

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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!

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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.