Events
Mar
16
60th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Saturday
12:00 PM
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Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (noon-1:30 pm), now with a new route in Historic Market Square. Continue the fun at Market Square Park with food, games and live music. Then head out in your green attire to the neighborhood’s eclectic bars and restaurants for drink specials on all your Irish favorites.

Mar
20
Mean Girls
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Wednesday
8:00 PM
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Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and head to Market Square Park for a free outdoor screening of Mean Girls (PG-13). Bring your blankets and watch as nerdy Cady Heron befriends the Plastics clique only to learn how her shallow group of friends earned their nickname. Don't forget, on Wednesday we wear pink! Movie starts at 8 pm.

Apr
3
Exit Through the Gift Shop
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Wednesday
8:00 PM
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Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and head to Market Square Park for a free outdoor screening of Exit Through the Gift Shop (R). Bring your blankets and watch the story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. Movie starts at 8 pm.

Apr
6
Secret Walls x Houston
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Saturday
6:00 PM
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UP Art Studio and the Downtown Houston present Houston's third installment of Secret Walls x Houston! Watch as two teams of some of the world's best artists go head-to-head to each design a mural in 90-minutes. Art battle 8- 9:30 pm.

Don't miss this amazing feat of art, speed and talent! DJ BBC will be spinning your favorite jams while you enjoy bites from Niko Niko's and Baby's Burgers Houston food truck. Get there early for the 7toSmoke Allstyle Breakdance Battle presented by Bgirl City (7 pm). Plus, shop our art market brought to you by The DoBo.

Artists:

  • Chaz from The London Police - Official (England)
  • Coler / Erik Delrio (Houston)
  • Dread / Robin Munro (Denver)
  • Galo (Italy)
  • Jake Merten (Los Angeles)
  • Jc Rivera (Chicago)
  • Matt Gondek - Artist & Illustrator (Los Angeles)
  • Mez Data (Austin)
  • Studio FLOP (Brazil)
  • w3r3on3 / Gelson Danilo Lemus (Houston)


Terry Guy- Founder of Secret Walls (Los Angeles/London) will also be there!

Apr
7
Bayou Bikers
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Sunday
8:00 AM
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Bayou Bikers meet at Market Square Park on the first Sunday of the month for 25- to 40-mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston's waterways.

Apr
9
Body by Broadway
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Tuesday
6:30 PM
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In partnership with Theatre Under the Stars we are excited to bring Body by Broadway back to Market Square Park! Sing, squat and plank along to some of your favorite Broadway tunes. Enjoy a FREE, hour-long sweat sesh while unleashing your inner Broadway star at the park. 

Apr
20
Puppies for Breakfast
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Saturday
10:00 AM
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A unique outdoor festival, which brings all things dog-centric to one place in Downtown Houston. This year’s event will include over 50 dog industry vendors and artists, a costume contest, the world's largest dog piñata, an area for four four-legged friends to play in, music and much more! 

Apr
23
Body by Broadway
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Tuesday
6:30 PM
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In partnership with Theatre Under the Stars, sing, squat and plank along to some of your favorite Broadway tunes. Enjoy a FREE, hour-long sweat sesh while unleashing your inner Broadway star at the park. 

Apr
27
Doomsday Wrestling
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Saturday
7:00 PM
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Enjoy an evening of headlocks and hi-jinks with the wackiest wrestlers that you've ever seen. Described as being like the WWE but intentionally funny—and named “Best Comedy Show” by the Houston Press—Doomsday Wrestling has been entertaining Houston with its unique brand of over the top “comedy wrestling” since 2003. And now the best little wrasslin’ show in Texas is set to bodyslam Market Square Park into submission! Come early for music, lawn games and cold beers. Main event begins at 8 pm.

May
1
Dazed and Confused
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Wednesday
8:30 PM
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Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and head to Market Square Park for a free outdoor screening of Dazed and Confused (R). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and watch the adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

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