In the words of the G.O.A.T Robin Williams, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘let’s party.’” So as March rolls in, whip out your shades, pull out your lawn chairs and gear up for a lineup of events to party with us all season long. Plus with the addition of new turf and outdoor furniture, the park has never been more ready to heat up the neighborhood with exciting events. Mark your calendar, subscribe to The List for event reminders and meet us at Market Square Park this spring!
You’re in luck, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and with a new route through Historic Market Square, a pot full of golden good times await you. Come to the park decked in green to enjoy live music, games and good times while you watch the 62nd Annual St. Patrick Day Parade [Mar 12]. After, keep the celebration going with visits to bars throughout the neighborhood to take advantage of food and drink specials!
It wouldn’t be events season at Market Square Park without the best outdoor concert series in Downtown – Road to River Revival [Apr 16, May 21, June 18 & July 9]. Splice Records, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and the Downtown District are teaming up for epic monthly concerts filled with delicious craft beer and amazing music from regional showstoppers! With performers like Aaron Stephens, Honey Island Swamp Band and more, make your way to the park to groove, rock, dance and shake the night away.
Ever wondered what dogs dream about? Bring your furry friend to Houston’s original dog fest, Puppies for Breakfast [Apr 30] to find out. Celebrating 11 years in 2022, come shop with 40+ pet-centered vendors, explore pop-up exhibits and food trucks for both you, and your pet, to enjoy.
Before you head to your favorite Downtown bars to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, make a pit stop at Market Square Park for the Cinco De Mayo Kickoff! Snap a pic with the world’s largest piñata, Chiquito, or shop at the mini-market with local vendors as you enjoy sounds from a live mariachi band and DJ.
Saturday shopping? Yes. 👏 Please. 👏 Spend the day in the heart of Houston at Heartmade Art Market [May 14] featuring over 60 artists and creatives. As if you ever really need an excuse to shop, while you search for the perfect addition to your home or early birthday gift for your friend, enjoy a live DJ, all-day mimosas and craft experiences for the kids!
We hope you kept those four-leaf clovers from St. Patrick’s Day handy because your favorite park pastime is back! Each month [May 19, June 16, July 21 & Aug 18], try your luck at winning awesome prizes during a good old-fashioned game of Blanket Bingo. Led by dynamic duo MC Mills and DJ Cornbread, be prepared for a night full of laughs and music as you daub your way to victory!
As always, one of the best places to watch movies Downtown is under the stars at Market Square Park. This season, grab your movie snacks and catch showings of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off [Apr 8], Big [May 6], There’s Something About Mary [July 15], Breakfast Club [Aug 5] and a special tribute to Sidney Poitier with A Raisin in the Sun [June 10].
Calling all beer lovers! Here’s your chance to crawl through Downtown bars with Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Mark your calendar for the Saint Arnold Pub Crawl [July 16] and “cheers” your way through the neighborhood before heading back to Market Square Park to celebrate with live music, a commemorative beer glass and food from Niko Niko’s.