Top 15 Houston Events & Festivals: March 2020

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Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during March 2020.

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This year, March ushers in a number of family-friendly outdoor events, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best happening throughout the month. With everything from Houston Rodeo festivities and epic concerts to parades in honor of St. Patrick and the opening games of the Astros season, you’re in for a fabulous March no matter what piques your interest.

Events are not ranked, but are listed in chronological order throughout the month of March.

Top 15 Things to Do in Houston This Month: March 2020

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2020 at NRG Park (Cancelled) | Through Sunday, March 22 Dust off your boots and head to NRG for the Rodeo, complete with carnival rides, rodeo competitions, and fried food, as well as nightly concerts from acts like Lizzo, Willie Nelson, Gwen Stefani, Chance the Rapper, Maren Morris, Khalid and more. Rodeo grounds passes for entry into NRG Park start at $15; $5 for kids. Tickets for rodeo competitions and concerts start at $20, but you may be able to find tickets on TicketNetwork’s online resale market. 8am to 9pm daily.
  • French Cultures Festival Kick-off Concert at Discovery Green | Friday, March 6 | FREE − The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston presents the French Cultures Festival kick-off concert at Discovery Green. The family-friendly concert will feature local bands as well as contemporary bands from France. 6pm to 10pm.
  • The Eagles in Concert at Toyota Center | Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 – Classic rock fans have a must-see concert to put on their calendar when The Eagles arrive for two nights to perform Hotel California in its entirety, plus a selection of greatest hits. Tickets range from $129 to $750, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. 8pm both nights.
  • 48th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta | Saturday, March 7 – One of the five largest races in the country, the 15-mile Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta travels from West Houston to Allen’s Landing in Downtown Houston. $55 per paddler through Thursday, March 5, 2020; $60 same-day registration. $25 with valid student or military ID and $10 for members of BBP’s young professional group, The Currents. 7:30am to 2:30pm.
  • Greater Heights Crawfish Festival at 20th and Ashland | Saturday, March 7 | No Cover – Head to 411 West 20th Street for the annual Greater Heights Crawfish Festival, starting with a festive parade down 19th and 20th streets and ending with the festival, where food and fun await. Guests can expect mudbugs, corn, and potatoes alongside beer, drinks, and festival fare, plus vendors from clothing and jewelry to art and more. Admission is free, but guests can pre-purchase Crawfish Festival Bucks. 10:30am to 6pm.
  • 2020 Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival at Midtown Park | Saturday, March 7 − Midtown Park hosts the fifth annual Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival, a celebration of African American culture expressed through art, music, education, poetry, food, and community. Attendees will enjoy cultural festivities planted within themed villages centered around empowerment, health and wellness, cultural arts and more. Tickets are $25; $5 for ages 9 to 12; free for ages 8 and under; VIP ticke  ts are $75. Noon to 7pm.
  • FotoFest Biennial 2020 at Silver Street | Saturday, March 7 | FREE – FotoFest hosts the opening of its 2020 Biennial exhibition and programs centered around the theme of African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other, with a focus on artists of Africa and the global African diaspora. There will be complimentary valet parking, music, and refreshments. 8pm to 11pm.
  • Selena Movie Night & Market at Karbach Brewing Co. | Sunday, March 8 | No Cover – Celebrate Selena Quintanilla with an art market, vendors, food trucks, a live performance from special guest Chris Perez as well as Monica’s Bidi Bidi Tribute and end the evening with a movie screening of Selena at Karbach Brewing Co. Noon to 9pm.
  • Houston Rodeo: Lizzo in Concert at NRG Stadium (Cancelled) | Friday, March 13 − The Houston native, singer, and rapper, Lizzo, headlines the evening’s rodeo festivities inside NRG Stadium. Before the concert, watch cowboys and cowgirls duke it out in series of rodeo competitions, plus the crowd favorite mutton bustin‘. Tickets start at $20, but you may be able to find tickets on TicketNetwork’s online resale market. 6:45pm.
  • 61st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade At Market Square Park  (Cancelled) | Saturday, March 14 | FREE – Wear green and cheer loud as marching bands, decorative floats, and various performers parade through the streets of Downtown in the sixty-first annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, ending with a celebratory party and concert at Market Square Park. Noon.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Party at Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Postponed) | Tuesday, March 17 | No Cover Saint Arnold’s Beer Garden & Restaurant opens its doors for the annual holiday celebration that features live music, commemorative pint glasses, traditional food like corned beef & cabbage and beef stew in bread bowls, the annual Donegal Beard Growing Competition, and stellar views of the Downtown skyline. Free admission; VIP passes are $50. 5pm to 10pm.
  • 7th Annual Celebr8ion at 8th Wonder Brewery (Postponed) | Saturday, March 21 − Celebr8ion will commemorate 8th Wonder Brewery’s 7th birthday with a lineup of seven diverse music artists from across the country, food trucks, and specialty tappings of 8th Wonder’s locally-brewed beer. The line up will feature Monophonics, Neal Francis, Khris Royal, Victoria Canal, Blaze x Black, Henry the Invisible, and DJ G-Funk. Tickets start at $8. 2pm to 10pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Anaheim Angels at Minute Maid Park (Postponed) | Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, March 29 − Take yourself out to the ballgame and root for the Houston Astros as they open their 2020 season by battling the Anaheim Angels at Minute Maid Park in Downtown throughout the weekend. Tickets are likely to sell out, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on the TicketNetwork resale website. Times vary.
  • Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball (Cancelled) | Friday, March 27 to Sunday March 29 | FREE − Head to Old Town Tomball to enjoy a weekend filled with German culture and heritage, from traditional music and dance to food and drink. The family-friendly festival will offer a heritage center, four music stages, more than 200 street vendors, a wine and petting zoo, street performers, arts and crafts and more. Times vary.
  • Puptopia Festival Houston at Discovery Green (Cancelled) | Saturday, March 28 − Bring your dog to Discovery Green for Puptopia, a doggy haven festival dedicated to dogs and their parents. The event is filled with canine-focused, science-based, and fun-filled activities for your pup to enjoy. Tickets are $25. 10am to 5pm.

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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.