Celebrating other cultures is important in this day and age. We could go all our lives only being exposed to what we know, rather than paying homage to countries across the globe. A festival celebrating what it means to be of African descent is coming to Houston in less than two weeks and it'll have food, music, arts, and more. Now is your chance to be part of something bigger than yourself!
On Saturday, September 14 you can spend all day at Houston Baptist University enjoying African arts, culture, and entertainment in the best possible way. From 12 to 8 p.m., Houston African Festival, or Houston Afrifest, is back in the city for their 7th annual celebration. Entry into the festival is free for children, students, and seniors, and just $5 to anyone else. Cheap fun is just how we like it.
Ethnic cuisine will be provided from all across the African continent. While us Texans love our grilled cheese and taco festivals, this fest will provide our tastebuds with a sensation like we've never had before. There will also be tons of live entertainment, games, and shops with the most incredible accessories and clothing. The vendors are all international so you'll definitely want to take home a gift or two.
The festival will be here before we know it, so now is the time to buy your tickets. You'll leave having a new respect for African culture and the realization that the world is a big, big place.
If you love festivals like these, Austin has a Dia De Los Muertos celebration coming up that'll blow you away! This is part of what makes Texas so great.
2019 Houston African Festival
Address: Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston TX, 77074
Why you need to go: This is exactly the kind of celebration you want to be apart of! Food, music, and more unlike you've ever experienced in Houston before.