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Houston Events Calendar

Downtown Houston Events

Experience the city’s most fun, unique, and exciting events during your next trip to Houston! With a diverse calendar of events throughout the year, Houston offers countless things to do for sports fans, history buffs, lovers of the arts, and foodies alike. During your stay, don’t miss the chance to catch a Houston Astros Game, enjoy a Houston Symphony performance, or seek out one of our city’s local festivals or events. Whether you’re exploring the city’s spectacular attractions or attending a conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center, our downtown Houston hotel offers boutique accommodations for all types of travelers.

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Toyota Center

Located in downtown Houston, the Toyota Center brings in some of the city’s most exciting and unique events. Since 2003, the 18,000 seat stadium has been home to the Houston Rockets and hosted some of Texas’s most legendary concerts, hilarious stand-up acts, and memorable UFC and WWE events. Whether you’re traveling to Houston to for some thrilling NBA action or singing along with the likes of Green Day, Roger Waters, or Bruno Mars, you’ll have an unforgettable time at the Toyota Center! Take a look at their upcoming event calendar and start planning your next trip to Houston!

Address: 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002
Distance from Hotel One mile by foot, about a mile and half by car
Parking: The on-site lot ranges from $25.00 to $30.00, but you can also $5.00 lots within a few blocks of the Toyota Center.

Roger Waters Us+Them Tour

  • When: Thursday, July 6, 2017
  • Price: $55.00 – $250.00
  • What to Expect: Pink Floyd’s iconic frontman, a fully-immersive audio-visual experience, and Pink Floyd classics

Experience Roger Waters Live

Neil Diamond

  • When: Sunday, July 16, 2017
  • Price: $39.50 – $150.00
  • What to Expect: A triumphant celebration of The Basher’s 50 year career of soulful, chart-topping pop hits

Sing Along With Neil Diamond

Bruno Mars 24K Magic Tour

  • When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
  • Price: $49.50 – $150.00
  • What to Expect: An energetic, good-times performance featuring hits from Bruno Mars’s upcoming record, 24K Magic

Be Part of the 24K Magic Tour

Lady Gaga

  • When: Sunday, December 3, 2017
  • Price: $46.00 – $251.00
  • What to Expect: An unforgettable show in support of her latest hit record, Joanne

Just Dance at Lady Gaga


Revention Music Center

Formerly known as the Bayou Music Center, the Revention Music Center brings some of music’s most exciting acts to Houston. Located a half mile from Hotel Icon, the 2,800-seat venue features incredible sightlines and a state-of-the art soundsystem, and has hosted everyone from Coldplay to Dave Chappelle to Elton John. As you plan for your upcoming trip to Houston, check out the Revention Music Center calendar and get to the heart of the Houston music scene.

Address: Bayou Place, 520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Distance from Hotel About a half mile – about 13 minutes by foot and five minutes by car
Parking: Street parking is free after 6:00 p.m. There are about four lots within a four block radius, which typically cost between $6.00 and $20.00.

Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds

  • When: Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Price: $43.00 – $387.00
  • What to Expect: The mastermind behind the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds performs the some of the most imaginative, recognizable, and beloved pop songs in history of American music

Wouldn’t It Be Nice to See Pet Sounds?

Soundgarden

  • When: Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Price: $63.00 – $222.00
  • What to Expect: Grunge era icons bring the fire back to the Revention Music Center for the first time in four years

See Soundgarden


House of Blues

The House of Blues celebrates the Delta-born traditions that massively influenced America’s most iconic musical, culinary, and artistic endeavors. With a full-service, southern-inspired restaurant, folk art from local artists, an on-site bowling alley, and a 1,500-person capacity concert hall, the House of Blues offers an unparalleled, multi-faceted entertainment experience. Whether you’re discovering the latest up-and-coming act, seeing rock and roll legends, or just popping in for a bowl of gumbo, the House of Blues is a great introduction to Houston!

Address: Bayou Place, 520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
Distance from Hotel .8 miles – about 15 minutes by foot and six minutes by car
Parking: There’s a garage across the street that typically costs $5.00 to $10.00. The HOB often offers valet parking as well.

The B-52s

  • When: Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • Price: $40.00 – $90.00
  • What to Expect: A quirky, fun time as the B-52s play legendary 80’s hits like “Rock Lobster”, “Love Shack”, and more!

Get B-52’s Tickets

House of Blues Gospel Brunch

  • When: Sunday, June 11, 2017
  • Price: $42.00
  • What to Expect: A rollicking good time with live gospel blues, chicken and waffles, and top notch-carving stations

Be Part of an HOB Tradition

Tajmo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band

  • When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
  • Price: $30.00 – $75.00
  • What to Expect: Acoustic blues legends performing blues classics from the Delta all the way up to Chicago

Get Tajmo Tickets


Discovery Green

Since 2008, Discovery Green has been one of Houston’s most beautiful and beloved urban parks. Located across the street from the George R. Brown Convention, Discover Green features an outdoor performance stage, unique public art, bocce courts, a full acre of beautiful gardens and putting greens. Throughout the year, the park also hosts a variety of cultural festivals, concerts, events, kid-friendly activities, workshops, and open air markets in the unique downtown space. Whether you’re here on business or exploring the very best of Houston, you’ll find plenty to love at Discovery Park!

Address: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
Distance from Hotel .One mile – about 20 minutes by foot and just seven minutes by car
Parking: A variety of paid garage, lot, and metered street parking options are available within two blocks of Discovery Green.

Sundays in the Park

  • When: Every Sunday through June 25th
  • Price: Free!
  • What to Expect: Live music, games, and plenty of family-friendly fun in Houston’s most beloved park

Spend Sunday in the Park

Discovery Green Flea

  • When: Saturday, May 20, 2017
  • Price: Free!
  • What to Expect: A hip, kitschy urban flea market with plenty of vintage treasures and one-of-a-kind finds

Check Out the Discovery Green Flea


Other Exciting Festivals & Events

Houston also hosts a variety of annual events, festivals, parades, and fairs throughout the year. With sporting events, cultural affairs, concerts, and seasonal happenings just about every weekend, there’s no shortage of things to do in downtown Houston!

Free Press Summer Festival

  • When: June 3 – 4, 2017
  • Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park
  • Price: $148.00
  • What to Expect: Don’t miss downtown Houston’s largest summer music festival! With over 55 performances on four stages, the two-day music festival brings acclaimed national and local touring acts to the Eleanor Tinsley Park. Located just a mile and a half from Hotel Icon, this year’s Free Press Summer Festival will feature artists like Lorde, Solange, Cage the Elephant, The Shins, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Frightened Rabbit, and more!

Witness the Livestock Show & Rodeo