Discovery Green Family Day

Sunday, April 13, 2008
Noon - 9pm
Discovery Green
1500 McKinney in Downtown Houston
Located across Avenida de las Americas from the George R. Brown Convention Center and the Hilton Americas Hotel
Admission: Free and open to the public
Info: 713-400-7336

The much-anticipated new downtown park -- Discovery Green – is set to open on April 13, 2008. Houstonians and visitors to the city will enjoy 12 acres of urban green space including one-acre lake, children's playground area, interactive water features, multi-use amphitheater stage and sloping lawn, small and large dog runs, various public art works, lawns and lots of great food from the park's restaurants operated by Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group.

Discovery Green is more than merely a beautiful green space -- it is an experience waiting to be enjoyed. The April 13 Family Day will offer a sampling of the programming activities planned throughout the year.

FREE festivities throughout the day include puppet shows, garden tours, croquet tournament, bocce ball competition, putting exhibition, kites, model boat races, an urban market, and performances from various arts groups.

    12:00 p.m.
  • Mayor Bill White Ribbon Cutting
  • Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales/Art Carts
  • Car Horn Concerto The Art Guys, UH AURA Contemporary Ensemble, Mitchell Center for the Arts and Art Cars

  • Location: White Promenade

    1:30 p.m.

  • Carranza Puppets Puppet Show
  • Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) Dog Costume Contest

  • Location: Stedman West Veranda and Dog Runs

    3 p.m.

  • Cultural Performances by Ballet Folklorico, Kuumba House Dancers, Anjali Dance Company

  • Location: Anheuser-Busch Stage

    4:00 p.m.

  • Cultural Performance by The Catastrophic Theatre

  • Location: Anheuser-Busch Stage

    5:00 p.m.

  • Cultural Performances by: Ensemble Theater, Columbian Folkloric Ballet, Suchu Dance

  • Location: Anheuser-Busch Stage

    8:00 p.m.

  • Outdoor Movie -- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live music by Two Star Symphony

  • Location: Anheuser-Busch Stage
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