Houston Art Car Parade Weekend
The Houston Art Car Parade
is (generally) the 2nd Saturday in April
2023 it is APRIL 15TH!
Check the Calendar for specific times and locations. Click the day above to skip to events for that day. Some events are open to the public, others are for artcar artists only. Some are produced by The Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts, others are hosted by HACK. Any questions? Contact us or The Orange Show.
And as always READ YOUR PACKET! (don't have one? Did you submit your entry to the Orange Show to be in the parade?)
Wednesday 6 - 9pm
HACK's annual Welcome to Houston Party
6 - 9pm
Dinner is on us!
The kickoff to the weekend of activities. A chance for artcar artists to meet, catch-up, and see our new creations. No media invited, just for us and our friends.
THURSDAY 8am - 1pm
MAIN STREET DRAG
Sponsored by The Orange Show, we take the parade to the people, visiting schools, hospitals, and other places where folks might not be able to get to the parade. More info in your packet.
THURSDAY 6pm - 10pm
Sneak Peek at Discovery Green
Sponsored by The Orange Show, this is a stationary event that allows the public, especially children to get up close to artcars. Always great live music for the event. More info in your packet, and on the calendar.
THE LEGENDARY ART CAR BALL
The Ball is produced by The Orange Show. Each parade entry is usually given 2 tickets. Some cars are parked "inside" the ball. There is great live music, performers, food, and of course - US!
Wear your best costume, or just show up and be inspired and have fun!
(For more info see the calendar and your packet)
(starting to sound familiar?!!!)
check your packet for details
Line up begins at 10am
Parade Rolls at 2pm
(after the parade)
Sometimes there is a gathering spot, a hangout time, after the parade, before the Nighttime Illuminated Cruise.
A chance to say
"WOW! I just drove in front of over 200,000 people!!!"
Check the Calendar and/or your packet for details.
Sometimes HACK organizes something, sometimes the Orange Show does.
This photo is from a late 90's post-parade hang out ...