Party on the Plaza Starts with a Bang! The Party on the Plaza series kicked off last Thursday at Avenida Houston with an upbeat and oddly entertaining mix. The free outdoor concert, set in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center, opened with deejay and drum master DK the Drummer, who had the crowd moving to his high energy and hip house mixes. Dance the Night Away As the fun continued, fans... Read More »
Opening is Here! The 2017 World Series Champion  Houston Astros  are back with a bang to defend their title. Being part of the Opening Day experience on April 2 won’t be easy. But using this guide might help make your visit to a game a memorable one. From April to September, fans flock to Minute Maid Park for baseball, food, and fun! The venue is conveniently located in... Read More »
St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, a day when those who are Irish celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and those who aren’t technically Irish express their appreciation for all things Irish. Green is worn, beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes a pinch here or there. Surely with so many celebrations and things to do around town, one feels the Luck of the Irish downtown at... Read More »
Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo will prepare to soar high this weekend at the Toyota Center. The team for Corteo , which is the Italian meaning for joyous procession, shared behind the scenes moments during rehearsal. Corteo brings the audience into its theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated by a clown in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. All of this is carried out by... Read More »
Happy days are here again with the opening of a second season on March 2 for The Roller Rink at Discovery Green. This time around, Roller Rink returns with a new and improved skating surface, colorful lighting and festivities, including a presentation by Roller Derby Girls. Plus, there's live music and fun weekly programming, like old-school music on Throwback Thursdays and... Read More »
Avenida Houston called on social media to name its newest animated lights display - Stardust.  In less than 72 hrs., fans and followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter submitted more than 250 suggestions after  viewing   a call out for the naming contest. Several names, in English and Spanish, poured in for consideration, including Lowes after Christmas... Read More »
Love is in the air at Avenida Houston! Restaurants at the plaza have sweetheart menu items that will melt hearts and save money. Love Day specials include: Brasserie du Parc - a Bonne Saint Valentine menu  with wine pairings and lunch and dinner courses Bud's Pitmaster BBQ - two (2) meat meals for $25 Grotto Downtown - an addition of steak and other heart-y items... Read More »
Houston First Corporation (HFC) and OUTFRONT Media announced the launch of the “Sky Art” project, an elevated art experience across the city’s skyline. Utilizing outdoor space, the project will feature custom designs by local artists that authentically celebrate Houston. “Our collaboration with OUTFRONT Media is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate our local arts... Read More »
You will need to get set up early if you want a prime downtown spot at the finish line, which means setting that dreaded weekend alarm. But don't fret sound sleepers. No matter where you land along the race course, Houston has plenty to delight and entertain while you wait for the main attraction.   Experience Houston (and the marathon) along the race route   Breakfast at The... Read More »
Houston First Corporation and KHOU 11 announced their partnership to deliver the city’s first network satellite studio in downtown. The new studio will be located along Avenida Houston and is slated to open in March 2018.  “Since the development of Avenida Houston, we have witnessed downtown transform into a local destination. From chef-driven restaurants and luxury hospitality,... Read More »