Located near downtown, Montrose offers a walkable neighborhood with excellent shopping. The area is known for antique shopping, thrift stores, and funky boutiques. Montrose boasts some of Houston's most picturesque architecture, along with a vibrant gay and lesbian community and several of the city's finest museums. Every June, the Gay Pride Parade winds through the streets of Montrose, and Pride Houston sponsors several other events throughout the year.
In the heart of Montrose, located at the intersection of the major streets Montrose and Westheimer, the University of St. Thomas offers a curriculum based on the liberal arts. The Catholic university incorporates the former home of billionaire and philanthropist Howard Hughes. Montrose also contains the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Visit one of the area's excellent museums, such as the Menil Collection. A free museum located near the University of St. Thomas, the Menil contains the private art collection of its founders, Jean and Dominique de Ménil. One of its most famous features is the Rothko Chapel, showcasing fourteen paintings by Mark Rothko. Also check out the Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Arts Museum.
Several live music venues make their home in Montrose. Anderson Fair has hosted folk musicians since the 1960s, or try the Irish pub atmosphere at Mc Gonigel's Mucky Duck.
Events in Montrose
2020 Houston BrunchFest
BrunchFest is the ultimate Sunday Funday experience for Houston foodies who know how to BRUNCH SO HARD!
St. Patrick's Day Festival at Jack & Ginger's
at Jack & Ginger's - HTX
Celebrate St. Patrickâ€™s Day with us on Saturday, March 14th! Weâ€™ll have beer, live music, food tents, merch, and more from 12PM-10PM. Irish you would come join us for all the fun
020 HPHC Saint Patricks Day Pub Crawl!
at Houston Parrot Head Club
St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl - March 14 2PM - 7PM Join us on the Party Bus for Phun times with all your feathered Phriends this St. Patrick's Day.
OMG Food Fest!! The Worlds First Hip-Hop Food Festival
Welcome to the Worlds First Hip-Hop Food FestivalWe call it the OMG Food Fest because we are not allowing any food in our event that doesn't make you say OHHH MY GOOOOOD!!!!!Not only are we gonna have Delicious food coming from all directions, we will als
2020 Houston Mac Attack
The cheesiest day of the year! Sample a huge variety of gourmet, chef-inspired twists on your childhood favorite: mac & cheese!
2020 Midtown Wine Fest
We invite you to join us at the 2020 Midtown Wine Fest. This is a one day intimate wine experience focused on showcasing international and local wines for all wine lovers alike. On April 4th 2020 treat yourself to an afternoon of Wine, Music, Food and Fun
Houston Creole Heritage Festival
at Midtown Park
Guests will experience a full day of LIVE music, an assortment of flavorful food/restaurants/food trucks, dancing, kid zone, and vendors - all in the name of preserving the heritage of a dynamic culture.
2020 Houston Food Fest
HOUSTON'S PREMIER FOOD FESTIVAL IS SET AND READY TO GO FOR MAY 30th 2020!! Come to enjoy food from over 70 different food vendors from Houston, Austin, and other surrounding cities. Everything from Tacos to Gumbo to Ice Cream to Vegan Burgers to BBQ will