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.
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.
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
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
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
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.