Special Events

Special Events

Funds raised at these signature events provide essential operating funds for Buffalo Bayou Partnership and enable our non-profit organization to continue creating, stewarding, and programming vital parks and trails along Houston’s most significant natural waterway.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta

MARCH 23, 2024

The BBP Regatta is the largest canoe and kayak race in Texas, stretching 15 miles from San Felipe (just west of Voss) to downtown. Finish line festivities at Allen’s Landing include music, lunch for participants, and an awards ceremony. Paddlers, ages 12 and up, are encouraged to participate in this longstanding Houston tradition in support of Buffalo Bayou.

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Breakfast on Buffalo Bayou

APRIL 2024

Breakfast on Buffalo Bayou features thought leaders in the fields of urban planning, park and public space development, and landscape design. For the 2023 event, guests enjoyed conversation with Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Friends of the High Line and now President and Chief Strategy Officer for Therme Group US, with Mimi Swartz, author and Executive Editor of Texas Monthly.


Cocktails in Bloom

MAY 2024

A festive spring fete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and music held at a different Buffalo Bayou location each year.

KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou

OCTOBER 19, 2024

Thousands of children and their families enjoy this free community event held along Buffalo Bayou each year in October. Kids Day offers fun, hands-on activities, music, performances, face painters, and so much more! Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

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Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala

NOVEMBER 7, 2024

Our annual gala held in Buffalo Bayou Park is Houston’s most memorable al fresco soirée. Guests enjoy cocktails and a seated dinner under a spectacular tent with an extraordinary view of downtown Houston. Tables for ten guests and individual tickets are offered.

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