Friday, February 24, 2012

Great Deal on March 2012 Fun for Houston Families

The CrawfishFestival in the Heights is planned for Saturday, March 3 from 11 am - 5 pm. This is a super, family-friendly event with all sorts of food, live music by the Retroburn Band, a car show, door prizes, a moon walk, face painting and games. Radio personality and weekend anchor of News 92 FM Maria Todd and Pasadena’s own Bear Hebert will co-emcee the event. Additionally, treasures will be available for purchase at ~60 vendor tables. 

The Festival will be held at the SSQQ Dance Studio located at 1431 West 20th St. and East T.C. Jester (next to Restaurant Depot) in the Houston Heights.
Ready for the Deal?
Individuals who buy a crawfish plate online before next Friday, March 2 will get the discounted price of $15/plate. (On event day, the crawfish plate will cost $20.) The crawfish food ticket buys a plate of crawfish, corn and potatoes as well as one drink (soft drink, water or beer).  But wait! The deal gets better! In addition to this discounted price, if you purchase your crawfish food tickets before next Friday, March 2, Dr Gleem Car Wash at 3103 Ella Boulevard will give you a FREE car wash! 

Yes, you can now get paid to come and eat crawfish! Buy your tickets now online because the car wash vouchers are only available to the first 1,000 transactions for advanced crawfish plates.
Hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches and other festival food will also be available at the event but are not included in the crawfish food plate.

Raffle tickets are also on sale on the web site for a chance to win a Bose® 3•2•1® GS Series III DVD Home Entertainment System (valued at $1,000), $500 Apple gift card, a BBQ pit (valued at $300), a two-night stay at a bed and breakfast in Seguin, Texas (valued at $500) and more. Winners do not need to be present at the event to win and raffle tickets may be purchased.

This is a rain or shine event since there is an indoor area. I also know it's a can't miss event so I hope to see you there.

Until the next nap time... 

HOUSTON Plans for 350,000 Visitors Daily during Spring Break 2012

Last year during spring break, I thought it would be nice to take my daughter to the  Houston Zoo one afternoon. I could get some work done early on and still spend the afternoon, walking leisurely with my daughter through the zoo. Wrong.

The parking lot was so full that we drove around for over an hour (I'm not exaggerating) until we finally found a parking spot. Then, the zoo was so crowded that we worried about getting separated. 

The good news for spring break 2012 is that the City of Houston is already putting plans to get to help resident and visitors navigate the traffic. The press release below notes when the plans will be announced next week. Here's hoping for a thorough plan that helps Houston families make the most of spring break.

WHAT:              Mayor Annise Parker will announce suggested driving directions and recommended parking locations for visitors to Houston’s most popular attractions during spring break (Saturday, March 10, thru Sunday, March 18) to  provide a continuous flow of vehicles coming and going throughout the week.  The City of Houston has partnered with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston Museum District, Hermann Park / Houston Zoo and METRO to create easy access to Houston’s hottest spring break destinations – the rodeo, museums and zoo.

WHEN:                Tuesday, February 28, 2012
                        11:45 a.m.

WHO:                   The Honorable Annise Parker, Mayor, City of Houston
Skip Wagner, President and CEO, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Josef Helfenstein, Director of Menil Collection & Board President, Houston Museum District
Robert F. Stott, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Texas Medical Center

WHERE:            Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park
PARKING:       Parking is reserved in the lot adjacent to the monument

Until the next nap time...