The first Art Bike Festival is starting in the city as a new series of the Art Car Parade

Not content with resting on its laurels after its cult Art Car Parade, the Orange Show for Visionary Art completes the art-car event with a new festival and parade. The Orange Show and the Houston Parks Board team up for the first Houston Art Bike Festival on Saturday, May 21st.

A lively and free festivity celebrates the parks and trails of Bayou City, and of course, art and bicycles. Locals are encouraged to register online by May 15 to take part in the procession.

Things start at 9 a.m. at MacGregor Park (5225 Calhoun Rd.), And the parade starts at 10 a.m., and new entrants join more than 100 HISD students on their organized rides.

Around noon, the parade route will cycle through Brays Bayou Greenway from MacGregor Park to Smither Park (2441 Munger St.). The post-parade event at Smither Park, including awards, activities and an abundance of art, will take place around 2 p.m.

This new bicycle festival comes after the hugely popular, recent Art Car Parade, which hosted the first personal event since 2019 due to the pandemic. The 35th anniversary parade brought tens of thousands of locals to the streets of downtown and Allen Parkway. to gain insight into 250 art cars, theme cars and a charismatic grand marshal, Houston hip-hop icon Boone B.

For more information on the first Art Bike Festival visit the festival page.

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