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Your Guide to the Texas Renaissance Festival

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Since 1974, visitors from around the world have flocked to the Texas Renaissance Festival, an acclaimed faire held across nine themed weekends (September 30-November 26) in the fall.

Recognized as the largest Renaissance faire in the nation, Texas Ren Fest welcomes over half a million merrymakers per annum to its 55-acre festival ground, “New Market Village,” an authentic recreation of a 16th century English township. There are performances by the more than 350 costumed actors, a dizzying array of international food options, and shoppes offering artisanal, handcrafted, and otherwise one-of-a-kind wares. It’s an experience to say the least.

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Guest Post: Experience The Guild for The Formula One Grand Prix

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October is a busy month for us Austinites. We have Austin City Limits the first two weeks of the month and The Formula One Grand Prix (or F1, as the insiders call it) October 20-22. F1 is Austin’s most stylish and sophisticated annual event. A far cry from rowdy festivals and tech-focused South by Southwest, F1 races are the embodiment of European aristocracy. Think of F1 as the Euro equivalent of the owner’s box at the Kentucky Derby. Keep Reading

Featured Pick: Lucille’s

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We’re in the thick of Houston Restaurant Weeks (August 1 – September 4), a glorious time of year: Many Houston restaurants, some of the very best in the nation, create special menus at excellent prices to benefit the Houston Food Bank – not to mention hungry Houston foodies.

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Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in Houston

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Monday, July 3

Houston Symphony: Star-Spangled Salute – The Woodlands!

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion: 2005 Lake Robbins Drive | The Woodlands, TX 77380
8 p.m.
Admission is free

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The Top 20 Places To Visit In Houston

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1. Space Center Houston (NASA)

Home of the world famous Mission Control, Space Center Houston boasts over 400 space artifacts, and is the official Visitors Center of NASA. Since its opening in 1922, it has been inspiring children and teens to learn about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Not only are there dozens of unique artifacts collected from the Apollo, Mercury, and Gemini space missions, but also tons of interactive activities and shows for the whole family to enjoy.

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