The 30th annual Houston tradition is Saturday, April 8.

Houston Art Car Parade

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Saturday, April 8 | 2:00 PM
Downtown Houston

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If you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty into Art Cars. Our sales team drives hand-painted Art Cars around town, and we’ve got a beer named Art Car IPA. So every year, we love being a part of the Houston Art Car Parade. This year marks the 30th running of the Houston tradition and the 17th year we’ve participated.

But wait! There’s more! This year’s Art Car Parade Grand Marshall, Cheech Marin, has chosen one of our Art Cars to ride in! We’re not just blowing smoke – that’s really happening. He’ll be leading the parade in our 1959 Cadillac convertible (the one you see above).

This year’s parade returns to the same Downtown route used last year. The cars and other crazy vehicular concoctions will be rolling along Smith St. from Pease to Walker. The parade starts at 2:00 PM, but we suggest you get out there early to see the cars up close and chat with the artists. You can also support the Art Car Parade by getting tickets to the VIPit Party where you’ll enjoy food and beer starting at noon.

Whether you’re a lifelong Houstonian or new to town, the Art Car Parade is something you definitely should experience.