The dark days of winter are beginning to come to an end. Have you noticed the days getting longer? It’s time to get out again and start enjoying fun events in Houston this February. If you’re looking for something to do in Houston this month be sure to check out the list of things to do below.
Events in Houston this February
Biorythm: Music and the Body
When: February 1st, 2018
Where: The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive
From an acoustic bed to sonic tables and experiments on your emotional response to pop music, Science Gallery’s Summer exhibition BIORHYTHM will allow you to feel how music moves your body through an interactive bazaar of unique sonic experiences, installations, experiments and performances from musicians, engineers and neuroscientists from around the world.
Galveston Mardi Gras
When: February 2nd, 2018
Where: Galveston Island
If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2018, grab some beads and hit the beach.
Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season.
The island’s 107th Mardi Gras celebration, to be held February 2-13, 2018, is expected to draw more than 350,000 attendees for 30+ concerts, 24 parades, 20 balcony parties, several elegant balls and some new festive additions.
Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series: Technology Trailblazers
When: February 8th, 2018
Where: Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Boulevard
Women are gaining momentum in tech and startup culture, yet still face barriers in the industry due to their gender. More young women are now pursuing careers in technology thanks to a national focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, paired with the intentional recruitment of women in the industry.
Join Asia Society for Technology Trailblazers, a wide-ranging discussion with women leaders on the importance of overcoming the barriers to entering the tech industry, the business of innovation, and the software developers create.
35th Annual Houston Chinese
Shanghai River Restaurant
2407 Westheimer Road
Our 35th annual celebrations will include an acrobatic multi Dragon Dance from one of Houston’s premier and largest dragon teams at 8:15 p.m. each evening. Their dance proceeds go towards supporting Houston local Buddhist temples. Free Chinese calligraphy, a custom New Year’s menu, customer adorned costumes, and drinks will be sure to add to the festivities. This event is open to the public with no admission charge. Dinner will be served each evening from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Walk-ins are accepted, but reservations are highly recommended.
Lunar New Year Festival
When: February 17th, 2018
Where: Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park Drive
Chinese Community Center will be presenting its 15th annual Lunar New Year festival. For the past 14 years, CCC ‘s LNY festival features a full day of music, dance, and martial arts performances from across the cultural spectrum, complete with an Asian bazaar that showcases the best Asian foods, arts and crafts. Our Lunar New Year festival has consistently attracted over 12,000 visitors from all over Southwest Texas area and continues to grow in popularity in our city and beyond.
Sensory Friendly Day
When: February 19th, 2018
Where: The Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum of Houston invites you to an exclusive event for children with Autism. Sensory Friendly Day is an opportunity for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore the Museum. Doors will be closed to the public. There will be no music and sound-reducing headphones will be available.
Outside food and drinks will be allowed (Fresh Café will be closed)
World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest
When: February 22nd, 2018
Where: NRG Park
1 NRG Park
The World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing. The sweet aroma drifts over the Houston metropolis, drawing crowds like bees to honey. Trophies are awarded to teams preparing the best dish in each category (brisket, chicken, pork and spare ribs) as well as an overall winner.
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
When: February 27th, 2018
Where: NRG Park
1 NRG Park
Rodeo has been a tradition in Houston since 1932, and the three-week extravaganza at NRG Park continues to consume the city every spring. The kickoff for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the Rodeo Parade, after trail riders ride into town and set up camp in Memorial Park. All 20 championship rodeo competitions are concluded with entertainment by music superstars.