Originally posted by hermitt4d
Y'all just missed the Great Texas Mosquito Festival in Clute. A smashin', slappin', swattin' good time was had by all and the folks who own stock in the company that makes Off were ecstatic. (Actually, I was there 5 hours and didn't see a single mosquito).
Coming up next month is the Great Texas Gator Festival in Anahuac, on the east side of Trinity Bay. http://www.texasgatorfest.com
In October, one of the most fun festivals and one of the most delicious is the Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston. I haven't been in a few years but as I recall, all the food is homemade - not the usual commercial vendors. http://www.agoc.org/greekfestival/
Dickens on the Strand is a big event in December on Galveston island, a re-creation of the Victorian era. Then there's Galveston's Mardi Gras in February. http://www.dickensonthestrand.org/
I went looking to find a website for the CzechFest at the Ft. Bend Co. Fairgrounds in Rosenberg, TX, in May and found out there are Czech fests all over Texas! Ditto Crawfish festivals.
We have so many different cultures and nationalities represented here and most have some sort of event. I heard of a Ukrainian festival last year.
About the biggest festival here is the Houston International Festival, known now just as iFest, which takes place over two weeks in March and April and is spread over a huge area downtown and in a park just to the west of downtown. It's commercially sponsored, to drum up business and trade, and each year highlights a different country or nationality. Next spring's will highlight Thailand. There's tons of food vendors, many entertainment stages, etc. http://www.ifest.org/ifest2004/index.htm