Events & Tours


Looking for something to do along Buffalo Bayou? Scroll through our Calendar for events.

Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern Tours

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern was one of the City of Houston’s first underground drinking-water reservoirs. Built in 1926, it provided decades of service until it was decommissioned. The 87,500-square-foot expanse includes 25-foot tall concrete columns set row upon row, hovering over two inches of water on the reservoir’s floor. Recognizing the significance of the highly unusual space, BBP repurposed the Cistern into a magnificent public space. In addition to tours highlighting the history and architecture of this unique industrial site, the Cistern houses an ambitious program of changing art installations. On view through June 25th, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston co-present Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern featuring 2iPM009.

Click here for a complete tour schedule and to purchase tickets.

Boat Tours

See Houston from a whole new angle by hopping aboard the Spirit of the Bayou, BBP’s pontoon boat. Cruise along our city’s historic waterway by purchasing tickets for various tours or chartering your own private tour! Learn more.

Audio Tours

The Buffalo Bayou Revealed audio tour is presented by Houston Public Media. This audio experience, available in English and Spanish, provides you with interesting facts about areas along Buffalo Bayou Park. Learn more.

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