Look out for classic dishes and modern flavors at Houston's annual Korean Festival.
Look out for classic dishes and modern flavors at Houston's annual Korean Festival.

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Hit Two Cultural Festivals in One Day

Karbachtoberfest Closing Weekend @ Karbach Brewing Co.
Friday – Sunday
2032 Karbach

Get yourself to the brewery for the last Oktoberfiesta of the season. You can expect awesome brews, live music and great German fare, along with a commemorative glass mug and ceramic steins (available for a small upcharge on the standard tour package). And on Saturday, don't miss the Stein Holding Competition at 4 p.m.

Korean Festival @ Discovery Green
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
1500 McKinney

Created with the idea of uniting the Korean community while showcasing Korean culture to the greater Houston community, this free festival is back and better than ever. Enjoy diverse groups and performers, including traditional Korean dancers, folk musicians and taekwondo masters, alongside awesome Korean eats. Look out for everything from classic bulgogi to fusion kimchi fries.

East End Street Fest @ Navigation Esplanade
Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.
2600 Navigation

Houston’s most vibrant hood is celebrating its heritage through one awesome day of music, food and dance. The event will take place on Navigation Esplanade, between South Jensen and Delano, where you’ll find two music stages featuring top local artists, local eats for every taste, art and plenty of fun activities for the family. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door, with children 12 and under free. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the East End Eagles football teams.

A Night At Market Square @ Market Square Park
Satuday, 7 p.m.
301 Milam

Celebrate Market Square Park’s 5th Anniversary by exploring the neighborhood’s eclectic bars and restaurants during one sure-to-be-special night. Enjoy live music and a DJ set, a Saint Arnold Game Garden with cornhole and giant Jenga, and special giveaways along with awesome tastes from local spots and food trucks, including Batanga, Good Dog Houston and The Modular. 

Bands on the Bayou @ Brenner’s on the Bayou
Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m.
1 Birdsall

Every Sunday (starting last week and running through November 29), the Blue Bar is open for all to enjoy Bands on the Bayou. Guests can indulge in an excellent selection of small bites from the Blue Bar menu – like Angus beef sliders, veal and ricotta meatballs, and hand-cut truffle fries – alongside happy-hour-priced drinks and live country folk and classic rock music.

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