As one of the top five art festivals in the world, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival brings nearly 200 international, national and regional artists to one location. The scenic Woodlands Waterway offers the perfect stage for visiting artists as they greet festival attendees. The annual event engages locals and visitors with the colorful and one-of-a-kind artistry available for purchase, performing art demonstrations, live music, and much more!
With the festival taking places from 10 AM to 6 PM each day, you can take a break, head back to your hotel and relax. Come back in the afternoon and experience even more art! Use our website to find the best hotel rates available for the Art Festival weekend. Hyatt Centric, which is within walking distance of the festival, is offering a special rate to those attending The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival.
RIDE THE TROLLEY
Our free trolley service will drop visitors off near the festival's entrance at Town Green Park. Riders can be picked up from Hughes Landing, The Woodlands Mall, and other areas around Town Center! Due to the festival taking place along The Woodlands Waterway, the Trolley will be rerouted and guests will not be able to obtain a ride from The Woodlands Waterway. View the Trolley Reroute Map.
Insider Tip: Use the Ride Systems App, found in the Apple or Google Play store, to better plan your ride and have an estimated idea of your pick-up time.
CHECK OUT NEARBY ART
Immerse yourself in our public art scene! Along The Waterway, inside the festival, and all around The Woodlands, you'll see our permanent art features. Snap a photo of one of the art benches, sculptures, or mosaics, and use #SoWoodlands when you post your photos on social media!
MEET THE ARTISTS
Each artist has a story! While you're looking at the art and when you select the perfect piece to take home with you, talk to the artist - the art piece that you bring home with you will mean so much more knowing who it came from and the story and meaning behind it.
OPT FOR A WEEKEND PASS
Tickets are $12 each day or $17 for the entire weekend. With so much to do and the amount of art you'll see, it's well worth it to stay the weekend! Prices increase at the gate to $15 each day or $20 for the weekend, it's recommended to purchase tickets in advance. Attending the festival can be a family activity! Children 12 and under are admitted to the festival for free.
Festival proceeds benefit the year-round community and educational outreach programs, which are produced by The Woodlands Arts Council, through their Because Art Matters initiative. As a nonprofit organization, The Woodlands Arts Council's mission is to provide regional cultural and educational enrichment opportunities which encourage, support, and promote the performing and visual arts. Events like The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival are meant to assist The Woodlands Arts Council in those initiatives.