Houston Center for Photography

30th Annual Houston Art Car Parade

Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017 – Saturday, Apr. 8, 2017

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM


Join HCP's Flash Drive for the Largest Art Car Parade in the world! The 30th Annual Houston Art Car Parade weekend will take place April 6-8, 2017 - with the Parade itself rolling on Saturday April 8.

The parade will be held in downtown Houston, running along Smith St. from Pease St. to Walker St., making a left turn at Walker St., and then a left onto Bagby St., ending at Lamar St.

The public is invited to watch the parade anywhere along the parade route. There will be beverage stations, food trucks, gift shops, restrooms, and entertainment scattered along Smith Street, with major groupings at Smith St. & Pease St., Smith St. & Polk St., Smith St. & Lamar St, and Bagby St. & Lamar St (in front of Sam Houston Park) where RESERVED SEATING is available.


  • Wednesday & Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Free Hours: Always free!

Directions & Parking

  • downtown Houston

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