HOUSTON

ART CAR

PARADE

WEEKEND

FOUR DAYS OF CELEBRATING THE ARTIST IN EVERYONE

POWERED BY THE ORANGE SHOW CENTER FOR VISIONARY ART

The oldest and largest parade of its type in the world takes over Houston April 16-19, 2020! Featuring four full days of excitement and creativity, Houston Art Car Parade Weekend features over 250 mobile masterpieces designed and created by artists, individuals, schools, non-profits, corporations and anyone with a dream and a set of wheels. 

Powered by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, one of the leading folk and outsider art organizations in the country, the Houston Art Car Parade celebrates the artist in everyone and the "drive to create," and has become one of the most recognized and beloved events in Houston.

4.16

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

THE MAIN STREET DRAG \\ 9AM-1PM

A city-wide preview of the Houston Art Car Parade, bringing a selection of mobile works of art to schools, developmental centers, nursing homes and more

SNEAK PEEK AT DISCOVERY GREEN

& AVENIDA HOUSTON \\ 6-10PM

Celebrate the beginning of Houston Art Car Parade Weekend with our partners Discovery Green & Avenida Houston! Live music, food & drinks, kids activities, and an incredible selection of art cars, all along downtown Houston's beautiful Discovery Green Park and Avenida Houston promenade.

4.17

THE LEGENDARY ART CAR BALL \\ 7-10PM

The ultimate kickoff to the Houston Art Car Parade, and one of the most colorful and exciting nights of the year! Come dressed in your wildest costume and dance to incredible live music while enjoying craft cocktails & beer, awesome food, and amazing interactive art installations.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

4.18

THE LINEUP PARTY

Exact location TBD  \\ 11AM

Grab your spot early and get in on the action! The Starting Line Party will get you into the mood with live music, food and drinks nearby, and a prime viewing location. Free for all!

KIDS CREATIVE ZONE

11AM - 2PM

Join our Kids Zone Partners  for fun, interactive art activities for kids of all ages! Free for all!

RESERVED BLEACHER SEATING

11AM - 4PM

We offer reserved bleacher seating along the parade route  for an easy, hassle-free experience watching the Houston Art Car Parade.

THE VIPit EXPERIENCE

12-4PM

Get the best views of the entire Houston Art Car Parade at the VIPit Experience! The largest fundraiser for the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, tickets to VIPit Experience include complimentary food and beverages from the city's best bars and restaurants, live music, reserved shaded seating with incredible views, children's art activities, swag bags, and more! Individual and group tickets are available.

THE MAIN EVENT!

33rd ANNUAL HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE \\ 2PM

Over 250 mobile masterpieces will take to the streets of Downtown Houston for the 32nd year in a row! Be one of the hundreds of thousands that will line the streets to witness some of the world's most creative works of art on wheels. Don't miss what the whole city will be talking about. Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

4.19

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

ART CAR PARADE AWARD CEREMONY - 11AM

Each year the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art awards over $15,000 in prize money to artists, schools, and teams through a judging process. The public is invited to come cheer on those winners who's entries have wowed and amazed the judges and the crowds.

HAVE A STRESS-FREE HOUSTON ART CAR PARADE WEEKEND WHEN YOU FIGURE OUT THE IN'S & OUT'S 
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