Ready for some summer fun? Here are the best summer festivals in Houston.
With over 200 chefs and over 20 Michelin Stars, you won’t want to miss the delectable dishes from the best chefs Houston has to offer. Self-defined as the “anti-food festival”, Indie Chefs COMMUNE is two weeks of micro-events by renowned chefs. The festival prides itself in addressing systemic issues within the hospitality industry by creating an equitable environment that gives back to the community. COMMUNE puts their money where their mouths are with 50% of the net profits from the first week of the festival heading straight to Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate. Not only does COMMUNE do good, but it’ll also taste good. Aug. 21-Sept. 5, indiechefs.com
One of the leading international photography Biennials in the world, FotoFest is a cultural celebration of new media and photography right here in Houston. The curation of art showcased citywide attracts over 250,000 people from 34 countries and also features year-round educational photography programs. Its current exhibit, Public Life: Recording the Blur, reflects on the paradoxical phenomenon where the world seems to stay still and advance simultaneously that was experienced by many throughout the pandemic and will surely encourage introspection amongst viewers. June 12-Aug. 29, 2000 Edwards St., Building C, Ste. 2,713.223.5522, fotofest.org
Woodlands Wine & Food Week
Wine enthusiasts, you won’t want to miss this. In August, Woodlands is hosting Platinum Wine Vault Luxury Tasting—the perfect way to end the summer and transition to fall. Be transported worldwide sipping wines paired with culinary classics. After spending the evening with this small group of wine industry experts and fellow wine connoisseurs, you’ll be on cloud wine. Aug. 20, 6pm-9pm, Bayway Cadillac of The Woodlands, 713.557.5732, wineandfoodweek.com