The 32nd Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend

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Legendary Art Car Ball
Photo by Morris Malakoff

The 32nd Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend is the largest gathering of its kind in the world. Over the past 32 years, the Houston Art Car Parade has grown from a small group of like-minded individuals making a statement on the streets, to a celebration of personal artistic expression with over 250 mobile masterpieces from across the country rolling along Allen Parkway and downtown Houston in front of hundreds of thousands of spectators.

The four-day party, this year chaired by Glen Gonzalez and Steve Summers, kicks off on Thursday, April 11 with the Main Street Drag and Sneak Peek at Discovery Green and Avenida Houston, continuing on Friday, April 12 with The Legendary Art Car Ball, leading into the main event on Saturday, April 13 with The Houston Art Car Parade – starting on Allen Parkway and Bagby, rolling into downtown along Smith Street, and back out Allen Parkway. The weekend culminates on Sunday, April 14 with the Houston Art Car Parade Awards Ceremony at the Orange Show Headquarters, where over $10,000 in prize money will be awarded to artists in various categories.

Event Details


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Downtown Houston
901 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002

Ticket Info

Admission is free.