28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade: Houston Art Car Parade VIPit Party


For the 28th year, Houston will be home to the largest gathering of art cars in the world, with many coming from across the world to participate.

The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. with art cars beginning their procession down Allen Parkway starting at Waugh and turning at Bagby to parade back down the other side. Fans are encouraged to get there early and bring lawn chairs, plenty of water and cash to purchase food, drink and memorabilia, as the cars begin lining up at 10 a.m.

The Starting Line Party begins at 10 a.m., an opportunity mingle with the art car artists and roam through the lineup of all the participating art cars. The FPSF Stage offers live music and entertainment from Free Press Houston starting at 11 a.m. The lined up features local bands. The Kids Zone offers hands-on interactive craft activities with City ArtWorks. The Family Fun Zone has food and drink booths and opens at 11 a.m.

At the VIPit Party area ($150 for adults, $25 for children), guests will enjoy complimentary food and adult beverages from Houston's best restaurants while taking in all of the parade festivities from the comfort of reserved shaded bleacher seating, special celebrity parade announcers and activities for the kids.



Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77001


Admission is free.
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