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Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Upcoming Events

July 2017
Jul 28

Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

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Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

August 2017
Aug 04

SOLD OUT – Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

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Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

Aug 05

SOLD OUT – Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

Location:

Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

Aug 10

Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

Aug 12

SOLD OUT – Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

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Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

Aug 17

Blanket Bingo

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This popular event is back at Market Square Park! Join BBP and the Downtown District for the first Blanket Bingo event of the year. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes! $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. Proceeds benefit BBP and Historic Market Square Park. Get there early as cards sell out quickly!

Aug 18

SOLD OUT – Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

Location:

Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

Aug 19

Volunteer Workday

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Bring your own gloves and BBP will provide any needed tools. To sign up, please read and complete an online volunteer waiver with the event date 8/19/2017.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leticia Sierras, by email volunteer@buffalobayou.org or phone 713.752.0314 ext.206.

Aug 19

Twilight Tour

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These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the evening with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along Buffalo Bayou’s waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even the occasional alligator sunning on the banks.

Aug 24

Instagram Scavenger Hunt with Bayou Buddies

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BBP’s Bayou Buddies and Rice Design Alliance’s RDAgents invite you to form teams of 1 to 4 members and explore Buffalo Bayou’s trails between Sabine Street and Shepherd Drive. Explore the landscape, landmarks and special features of the bayou along the way. All you’ll need is a smartphone, public Instagram account, and a team name. The clues will be given on the evening of the event. Then you’ll walk the trails to post and hashtag your pics along the way! Prizes will be aBBP’s Bayou Buddies and Rice Design Alliance’s RDAgents invite you to form teams of 1 to 4 members and explore Buffalo Bayou’s trails between Sabine Street and Shepherd Drive. Explore the landscape, landmarks and special features of the bayou along the way. All you’ll need is a smartphone, public Instagram account, and a team name. The clues will be given on the evening of the event. Then you’ll walk the trails to post and hashtag your pics along the way! Prizes will be awarded to an adult and family team who can solve and gather all the Instagram pictures first.warded to an adult and family team who can solve and gather all the Instagram pictures first.

Aug 26

SOLD OUT – Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

Location:

Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

September 2017
Sep 09

SOLD OUT – Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

Location:

Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

Sep 16

Volunteer Workday

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Bring your own gloves and BBP will provide any needed tools. To sign up, please read and complete an online volunteer waiver with the event date 9/16/2017.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leticia Sierras, by email volunteer@buffalobayou.org or phone 713.752.0314 ext.206.

Sep 16

Walking Tour

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Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem.

Sep 16

Twilight Tour

Location:

These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the evening with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along Buffalo Bayou’s waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even the occasional alligator sunning on the banks.

Sep 21

Blanket Bingo

Location:

This popular event is back at Market Square Park! Join BBP and the Downtown District for the first Blanket Bingo event of the year. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes! $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. Proceeds benefit BBP and Historic Market Square Park. Get there early as cards sell out quickly!

Sep 23

SOLD OUT – Waugh Bat Colony Boat Tour

Location:

Learn more about these 250,000 magnificent Mexican free-tailed bats that share the city with us! Led by a “bat girl” docent, guests will enjoy an amazing view of the bats’ dusk emergence from the Waugh Drive Bridge on Buffalo Bayou.

Sep 30

“Looking Back” History Tour

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Aboard BBP’s pontoon boat, take a look back to the late 1800s when Houston was founded with Louis Aulbach, local historian and author of Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston’s Wilderness Beginnings. Louis will share stories of the Allen brothers and provide historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.

October 2017
Oct 07

KBR Kid’s Day

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Join us on October 7 for free family fun at the 11th annual KBR Kids Day at Guadalupe Plaza Park. Activity stations will include numerous hands-on activities from over 20 Houston non-profit organization partners, pontoon boat tours, local entertainment and performers, face painters and balloon artists and so much more!

Oct 14

Second Saturday Boat Tour

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These 30-minute boat rides are a great way to spend the afternoon with your family. Escape from the city and enjoy the cool breeze as you glide along Buffalo Bayou’s waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even an occasional alligator sunning on the banks.
Weather permitting. No reservations are taken for these tours. They are first come, first serve.
Questions? Contact Trudi Smith at 713.752.0314 ext. 103.

Oct 21

Volunteer Workday

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Bring your own gloves and BBP will provide any needed tools. To sign up, please read and complete an online volunteer waiver with the event date 10/21/2017.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leticia Sierras, by email volunteer@buffalobayou.org or phone 713.752.0314 ext.206.

Oct 21

From Port to Port

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Join bayou guide Andrew Groocock on a historical tour of the upper channel of Buffalo Bayou focusing on the historical significance of this industrial stretch and Houston as you cruise the approximately seven miles from the old port of Houston to the new port of Houston.

Oct 21

Walking Tour

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Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem.

Oct 28

Ghosts and Spirits Boat Tour

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Join historian and “ghost writer” Andrew Groocock as he shares stories of haunted tales and legends along Buffalo Bayou. Libations courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company and light bites from Spaghetti Warehouse. Costumes are encouraged in keeping with the Halloween spirit and to continue the ghoulish fun in downtown after your tour.

Oct 31

Ghosts and Spirits Boat Tour

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Join historian and “ghost writer” Andrew Groocock as he shares stories of haunted tales and legends along Buffalo Bayou. Libations courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing Company and light bites from Spaghetti Warehouse. Costumes are encouraged in keeping with the Halloween spirit and to continue the ghoulish fun in downtown after your tour.

November 2017
Nov 02

BBP Gala: Sunset on the Bayou

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Join us to dine al fresco on the beautiful lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park and to pay tribute to civic leader Susan Keeton.

Nov 04

“Looking Back” History Tour

Location:

Aboard BBP’s pontoon boat, take a look back to the late 1800s when Houston was founded with Louis Aulbach, local historian and author of Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston’s Wilderness Beginnings. Louis will share stories of the Allen brothers and provide historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.

Nov 18

Volunteer Workday

Location:

Bring your own gloves and BBP will provide any needed tools. To sign up, please read and complete an online volunteer waiver with the event date 11/18/2017.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leticia Sierras, by email volunteer@buffalobayou.org or phone 713.752.0314 ext.206.

Nov 18

Walking Tour

Location:

Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem.

December 2017
Dec 02

“Looking Back” History Tour

Location:

Aboard BBP’s pontoon boat, take a look back to the late 1800s when Houston was founded with Louis Aulbach, local historian and author of Buffalo Bayou: An Echo of Houston’s Wilderness Beginnings. Louis will share stories of the Allen brothers and provide historical information about the people, places and events along the bayou that helped shape Houston.

Dec 16

Volunteer Workday

Location:

Bring your own gloves and BBP will provide any needed tools. To sign up, please read and complete an online volunteer waiver with the event date 12/16/2017.

Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leticia Sierras, by email volunteer@buffalobayou.org or phone 713.752.0314 ext.206.

Dec 16

Walking Tour

Location:

Enjoy a free walking tour in Buffalo Bayou Park highlighting the landscape and ecology of 19th century Texas that created Houston, as well as the importance of prairies in rebuilding this astonishing and all but vanished ecosystem.

January 2018
Jan 14

#TeamBuffaloBayou at the Chevron Houston Marathon/Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is excited to be an official 2018 Run for a Reason charity. Please join our Team Buffalo Bayou (#teambuffalobayou)! With your help, BBP will continue creating a vibrant waterfront that enriches the lives of Houstonians of all ages and attracts visitors from throughout the region and beyond.

March 2018
Mar 10

46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta

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Save the date for the 46th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta on March 10, 2018.

Registration will open January 2018.

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