30th Annual Houston Art Car Parade

Arts Brookfield presents The 2016 Legendary Art Car Ball
Photo by Morris Malakoff

Following an unprecedented crowd in 2016 during a temporary route change from Allen Parkway to Downtown Houston, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art has decided to permanently relocate the Houston Art Car Parade to Smith Street.

Nearly 250 jaw-dropping cars, bikes, skaters, and motorized creatures will roll along Smith Street in Downtown Houston, making it the largest gathering of its kind in the world, and one of the biggest annual events in Houston. 

Starting at Smith & Pease Streets, the 250 entries will travel north on Smith Street, take a left onto Walker Street at City Hall, a left onto Bagby Street, and then a right onto Lamar Street passing by Sam Houston Park before ending at Sabine Street.

Guests are encouraged to arrive at the parade route early to claim their spot, with parking available in the nearby parking garages along the route. Pedestrian traffic can take the Metro Light Rail to the Bell St, Main Street Square, or Central Station stops and walk four blocks northwest to Smith Street to catch the parade.

Event Details


4.8.17 | 2:00 pm


Downtown Houston
901 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002

Ticket Info

Admission is free; reserved seating is $25-$150.