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The Best Fall Festivals in HTown

Posted By Jeremy Niederheiser | September 20, 2016

Fall is just days away and all of the events bringing out the diversity, culture and arts in Houston are popping up everywhere! Read on to see which festivals and events we’re most excited for:

Oktoberfest | September 24 | The Water Works | 6.9 miles from Hotel Derek

“Oktoberfest Houston showcases German and Texas culture in one fantastic day! Put on your Lederhosen and Dirndls, enjoy a variety of German beer and the best polka music in Texas. Get your boots and cowboy hats on and enjoy amazing local craft beers.”

Original Greek Festival | October 6-9 | University of St. Thomas | 4.3 miles from Hotel Derek

Enjoy cathedral tours, dance performances, crafts, live music and an Athenian playground at the 50th Annual Greek Festival!

Bayou City Art Festival | October 8-9 | Downtown Houston | 7.5 miles from Hotel Derek

“The Downtown festival is one of the top 10 outdoor fine arts festivals in the nation. The two-day festival showcases the works of over 300 of the finest artists and craftsmen in the world. The outdoor event brings out more than 20,000 people into the heart of Downtown Houston offering visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, fun, food and entertainment.”

Houston Italian Festival | October 13-16 | University of St. Thomas | 4.3 miles from Hotel Derek

“Festa Italiana is one of the largest ethnic festivals in the city – an event that attracts thousands of Houstonians! Growth has been a 32-year dedication to the commitment Houston Italians made to themselves to maintain their cultural heritage, and to their hometown to be active participants in Houston’s development as a major city.”

Korean Festival | October 15 | Discovery Green | 8.9 miles from Hotel Derek

“The 2016 K-Fest will provide a fair-like atmosphere for diverse groups and performers such as traditional Korean dancers, Korean folk musicians, TaeKwonDo masters, and Korean American musicians who will conduct demonstrations and exhibit their unique talents. The 2016 K-Fest will be an experience unlike any other in the great city of Houston that both non-Koreans and Koreans may enjoy for free.”

Untapped Festival | October 22 | Discovery Green | 8.9 miles from Hotel Derek

“Untapped Festival is a craft beer & music festival series that takes place in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and now Austin and San Antonio, Texas. It began four years ago as friends sharing a passion for craft beer and live music. The idea resonated with so many people that we’ve been able to spread to new cities and expand on the concept tremendously.”

Houston Margarita Fest | November 5 | Discovery Green | 8.9 miles from Hotel Derek

“Houston Margarita Festival is the ultimate margarita experience: 30+ margaritas flavors, live music, a salsa dance competition, Best Margarita Competitions (restaurant & mixologists), and more!”

Houston Cinema Arts Festival | November 10-17 | Multiple Locations

“Houston Cinema Arts Festival is devoted to films by and about artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. The Festival is a vibrant multimedia arts event that breaks out of the confines of the movie theater through live music and film performances, outdoor projections, and more.”

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