Frequently Asked Questions:


What is Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2020? The festival is one of the top outdoor fine arts festivals in the nation. The three-day festival showcases the works of 300 artists in 19 different categories. The outdoor event brings out more than 20,000 people to Memorial Park offering visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists and enjoy food and entertainment.

What type of event is the Bayou City Art Festival? It is a fun and interactive outdoor fine art festival for people of all ages.

Who may attend? Everyone. This event is open to the general public.

When is the festival? 10 am – 6 pm Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Where is the festival located? Memorial Park on Memorial Drive at South Picnic Lane (south side of Memorial Drive).

How do I get to the festival and where can I park? On-site public parking is not provided at the festival. Shuttles are provided from Northwest Mall to the Memorial Park Festival site. A round trip shuttle ride is $4 when purchased online and $6 at the gate per adult and children under 12 ride free.

Where is the Uber/Lyft/Rideshare drop off and pick up? When calling for your ride to the festival, please use the address 7575 North Picnic Lane 77007.  This will lead the driver to the correct driveway where signage and security guards will guide them to the appropriate location.  You will go to that same spot to call your ride when leaving the festival.  Do not ask your driver to drop you off on Memorial Dr. as police will not allow you to get out and walk across to enter the festival.  We establish this drop-off and pick-up location for safety and ease of access. 

What is the price of Admission? Discounted tickets may be purchased online prior to the event. General admission is $15 cash and $16 credit per adult and $5 per child (12 and Under) Children 5 and under are free. Family Passes, 2 Days Passes, and Group tickets are also available. (Please click here for online ticketing)

What is a Volunteer? Volunteering at the Bayou City Art Festival helps promote local and national artists, as well as local arts education programs. One of the perks of volunteering is that volunteers get to enter & enjoy the festival for FREE before and after their shift! Sign up and choose your jobs and shifts here.

Are there places to eat?  Yes, food trucks and a variety of other food and beverage vendors will be at the festival.

Are there ATMs available? No. Please be aware that ATMs are no longer available at the festival so you will need to bring cash if you choose.  However, all vendors accept credit and debit cards.

What can I use my credit or debit card to purchase at the festival? Credit or debit cards may be used to purchase festival admission tickets. You may also use a credit or debit card to purchase beverages and food and art.

I ordered my ticket online, how will I RECEIVE my ticket? Online tickets are e-tickets. Check your email inbox for your Order Confirmation from Eventbrite. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Don't forget to check your junk inbox. Make sure to print and bring them to the event or go green and download Eventbrite’s mobile app.  For questions about accessing your tickets, please contact Eventbrite Customer Service at 800-350-8850.

Where can I find more information about festival entertainment? Learn more about festival schedules and entertainment on our website at www.bayoucityartfestival.com

Who is the featured artist for this year’s festival? The featured artist for the 2020 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is McKenzie Fisk. Learn more about her on our website at Featured Artists.

What about public transportation to the festival? METRO is available for your transportation needs. For information on routes and schedules, please contact METRO at 713.635.5000 or at their website - http://www.ridemetro.org/.

Where can I find a festival site map, event guide or schedule for the festival? Festival sitemaps, event guides, and schedules are available at the entrance to the festival and on our website.

What is allowed on site? You may bring lawn chairs, blankets, sunscreen, mosquito spray, hats, sunglasses, one personal water bottle, and shades.

Are there restrooms available? Yes, portable facilities are located throughout the festival grounds.

What should I wear to the festival? Please wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.

Can I bring strollers, wagons or wheelchairs? Yes, all areas of the festival are accessible for strollers, wagons and wheelchairs, but keep in mind there will be large crowds.

What organizations sponsor the festival? To learn more about our sponsors please visit our Sponsors page. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, contact us at sponsor@bayoucityartfestival.com.

Where is EMS located at the festival? EMS is centrally located at the site or you may ask a festival staff representative with a radio for assistance with an emergency.

How can I contact the festival organizers? Please contact us at 713-521-0133 or info@bayoucityartfestival.com with questions or inquiries.

What is prohibited on-site? You may not bring in outside food or beverages. No unauthorized vending, sales, solicitations or promotions. No weapons of any kind. No pets. (Service animals are allowed).

No Refunds and No Exchanges on All Purchases

Every ticket is good for one-day entry only to Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2020.

(With the exception of Two-Day Passes)

713-521-0133 • info@bayoucityartfestival.com • #HouArtFest •  #BCAF • #BCAFvolunteer

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