Having fun together, celebrating a variety of cultures, enjoying all kinds of food, listening to all kinds of music—when it comes to a great time, the Katy-Houston area’s local festivals can’t be beat!
And as a resident of Sinceri Senior Living, you are in the perfect spot to easily access all the action. Bring your friends, your family, your appetite, and your smile: this is the place to be for an exciting calendar of festivals that lasts all year long.
The Katy-Houston Area’s local festivals seniors can enjoy
Honoring the rice industry and its hardworking farmers, one of the top Katy-Houston area’s top festivals is the Katy Rice Harvest Festival held the second weekend of October for three days in historic downtown Katy. Enjoy a parade, diverse vendors, live international music, food trucks, a beer garden and a carnival.
The annual Houston Shakespeare Festival uses Shakespeare’s works to draw together our diverse community to explore our common humanity. Two plays are presented each summer season; each is free to the public in the Miller Outdoor Theater in Herman Park. This event has become one of the major events on Houston’s summer entertainment calendar.
For a fun day with international flavor, the Colombian Fest Internacional in Downtown Houston celebrates the Colombian Independence Day with traditional music performances, as well as dancing, food, arts and crafts, and vendors. One of the liveliest of all the Katy-Houston area’s local festivals.
Another great option in Houston is the First Saturday Arts Market each month May through September. Dozens of visual artists showcase their work in this “micro” art festival. Located in historic Houston Heights, visitors to this free event will find friendly artists with paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and many more popular art mediums. Houston Winery and Houston Cider Co., both located in the Heights, have wine and cider offerings and there is always a popular food truck on site. Music is provided by local entertainers.
“From the swamps and woods of the back country, to the music-filled streets to New Orleans,” the rich Cajun culture comes to Katy in this fun event, a crowd favorite of the Katy-Houston area’s local festivals. Celebrate the uniquely invigorating bayou culture at the Katy Cajun Invasion, a three-day festival in mid- May with family-friendly food, music and carnival rides. Since food is a huge part of Cajun culture, there is always plenty at the invasion: boiled crawfish, crabs, shrimp, jambalaya, boudin, étouffée, and fried alligator tail.
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Japan Festival Houston is an annual celebration of Japanese culture held in Houston’s Hermann Park. Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Japan with traditional and contemporary performances of Japanese music, dance and martial arts, Japanese/Japanese-inspired food, as well as demonstrations and displays of Ikebana flower arrangement, a tea ceremony, origami, bonsai and more.
For Texas natives and those who have adopted the state, the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Re-Enactment might be the most important of all the Katy-Houston area’s local festivals. Reenactors dressed in period clothing will make the epic events of April 21, 1836, come alive, and reenactments throughout the day will recreate the dramatic events that led to one of the most decisive and impactful military victories in the history of North America.
Step back in time to revolutionary Texas! Hands-on, participatory activities will let you interact with reenactors as they cook food, check weapons, and engage in the daily routines of soldiers and civilians from almost 200 years ago. All activities are family friendly and include fun activities just for kids. Drop in all day long at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.
Candles and decorations reminiscent of the 19th century brighten the eight historic structures in downtown Houston’s Sam Houston Park for the Christmas holiday. Stroll down memory lane at The Heritage Society’s Candlelight Tour. Come tour Houston’s most historic homes decorated for the season. Enjoy food, entertainment and more.
The good times continue at Sinceri Senior Living
At Sinceri Senior Living, residents, friends, and families come together often to share special moments and celebrations. We empower older adults to advance their own health and well-being by creating vibrant lifestyles that inspire creativity, support choice, protect dignity, and celebrate experience.
Our legacy and business model were family-founded, so we understand the experience of aging, and how to honor your loved ones as they enter their golden years and beyond. We offer exemplary independent living, assisted living and memory care that goes above and beyond the standard expectation of service and care.
The Katy-Houston area has so much to offer seniors. Ready to learn more and see our community for yourself? We invite you to schedule a time for a private tour today to get to know us and picture yourself at Sinceri Senior Living. Learn more about designing your life one day at a time in our free download, Just the Facts: Independent Living.