Visit Smither Park

A few weeks ago, MyFamily made the trip to Smither Park in Houston, TX.

Now, I say “made the trip,” because even though we live in “Houston,” everything in Houston takes at least 20 minutes.

Smither Park, Houston, TX

Smither Park is a creative urban space that has developed with the help of artists and friends. Over 300 artists have contributed permanent mosaic masterpieces and the park serves as a testimony to the vibrancy and creativity of the city of Houston.

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art preserves, promotes, and documents visionary art environments, provides opportunities for the expression of personal artistic vision, and creates a community where that expression is valued.
CONSERVATION & PRESERVATION
The Orange Show
The Beer Can House
​CIVIC ART
Smither Park
​CULTURAL PROGRAMMING
The Houston Art Car Parade
The Orange Show Concert & Event Series

While we were there, everywhere we turned we found new, amazing, and sometimes hidden images. Here are just a few that grabbed our attention.

Smither Park, Houston, TX – Amphitheater

As the weather is becoming more tolerable, this would be an amazing place to take kids of all ages and have a scavenger hunt. Believe me, if you can think of an object, you will most likely find it somewhere in these gorgeous mosaics.

Smither Park, Houston, TX
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Fall Favorites in Houston

Happy Fall!

You know what that means, right?

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It’s still 90 degrees in Houston and the humidity is crazy high right now.

But, we can pretend it’s fall…. just with shorts and iced coffee instead of flannel and hot cocoa.

Here is a list of fun things we are planning to do in and around Houston this fall.

1. Pumpkin Patches

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Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, Spring, TX

 

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Dewberry Farms, Brookshire, TX

 

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Blessington Farms, Wallis, TX

 

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2. Greek Festival, Montrose, October 4 – 7, 2018

 

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3. Polish Festival, Spring Branch, October 12-14, 2018

 

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4. Bayou City Arts Festival – Downtown, October 13-14, 2018

 

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5. Texas Renaissance Festival, Todd Mission, TX

  • October 6-7, 2018 – 1001 Dreams
  • October 13-14, 2018 – Barbarian Invasion
  • October 20-21, 2018 – Pirate Adventure
  • October 27-28, 2018 – All Hallows Eve
  • November 3-4, 2018 – Roman Baccanal
  • November 10-11, 2018 – Heroes and Villians
  • November 17-18, 2018 – Highland Fling
  • November 23-25, 2018 – Celtic Christmas

 

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6. Zoo Boo, Houston Zoo – Hermann Park, October

Fridays
October 12, 19 & 26
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays
October 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

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7. Tricks, Treats, and T-Rex, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Sugar Land, October 27, 2018

 

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8. Dia de los Muertos, The Heights, November 10, 2018

Are there any fun festivals you are planning to attend this year?