Houston International Festival

Each year a different country has the opportunity to be highlighted at Houston's massive celebration of international culture. Houstonians love festivities, and this is one of the city's biggest and best, filling two weekends and 20 downtown blocks with music on outdoor stages, street performers, ethnic food stalls, craft booths and art exhibits. The food, crafts and performers on offer differ with each year's festival, depending on the country or area that is the focus of the year's festival. There is a kids entertainment sectionwhere parents can leave children to be looked after and entertained. Dancing in the streets, fun and games and people-watching are the order of the day.

Venue: Stretches across 16 acres of parks and streets around Tranquility and Sam Houston Parks, in downtown Houston

Date: 26 - 27 April and 3 - 4 May 2015

Website: www.ifest.org