Buffalo Bayou Shrimp Festival "A Celebration of the Estuary"

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With an abundance of local shrimp sourced by Shrimp Boat Projects, beer from Karbach Brewing Co. and a cook-off organized by Urban Harvest, the festival provides plenty of opportunities to indulge in the bounty of the shrimp harvest. Splice Records' music line-up includes Craig Kinsey, Nick Gaitan and The Umbrella Man, the Kelly Doyle Trio and Hayden Jones and The Roosevelt House Band.

Picnic-style games and activities for kids will be run by the Eastwood Civic Association. Educational booths, activities and information from local nonprofits will provide a larger environmental context for the festivities and celebration of the landscape.

The focal point and symbol of the day is Shrimp Boat Projects' working shrimp boat, the F/V Discovery, transformed into the Divine Pelican, a kinetic art boat. Flapping its 40-foot wings from Galveston Bay though the Houston Ship Channel, the pelican will come to rest in the waters overlooking the festival, acting as a protective deity for the estuary and of the cultures that depend on its resilience.

The event is free and family friendly.



Tony Marron Park
808 N. York St.
Houston, TX 77003


Admission is free.
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