Via Colori

Did you like to make chalk drawings on the sidewalk when you were a kid? Houston's Via Colori street festival takes drawing on the sidewalk to new levels, as guest artists create temporary works of art right before your eyes on the streets on downtown Houston. This year's Via Colori festival takes place Saturday, November 19, 2011 and Sunday, November 20, 2011. Events will … [Read more...]

Houston International Quilt Festival

Photo Credit: Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

More than 60,000 quilters and fans from around the world attended the Houston International Quilt Festival, and this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2011 Quilt Festival will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston, Texas on November 3 - 6, 2011, with a preview on November 2, 2011. The festival includes juried … [Read more...]

An Aerial View of Downtown Houston

When I moved to Houston in 1980, the tallest building downtown was One Shell Plaza. (That’s the white building in the photo–the one with the tall antenna on top.) Since that time, Houston has added skyscrapers, hotels, a baseball field, a basketball and hockey arena and the George R. Brown Convention Center. The rotating Spindletop restaurant atop the Hyatt Regency Hotel still … [Read more...]

Buffalo Bayou Boat Tours

If you think of Buffalo Bayou as a dirty stream running through downtown Houston, you haven’t seen the bayou lately. And the best way to see Buffalo Bayou is on one of the boat tours offered by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP). The BBP recently introduced their new pontoon boat, Spirit of the Bayou, with a cruise along Buffalo Bayou. (The Spirit of the Bayou replaces a … [Read more...]

Heritage Society – Candlelight Tour in the Park

This December, the historic homes clustered in downtown’s Sam Houston Park once again open their doors for the Heritage Society’s Holiday Candlelight Tour in the Park. The 48th annual tour will take place on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11, 2010 from 6:30–9:30p.m. Visitors will get to experience an old-fashioned Christmas, with centuries-old seasonal decorations and … [Read more...]