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Upcoming Events

Blanket Bingo

Blanket Bingo

Thursdays, September 18 and October 16

Time: 6–7pm (DJ Set) / 7pm (Bingo Begins)
Location: Market Square Park (Travis at Congress Avenue)
Cost: $10 (9 games); $1 for daubers and additional games; CASH ONLY

The stakes are high for Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park benefiting Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of music and great prizes. Come early as there are only 375 Bingo cards available for purchase.

Volunteer Opportunity—We are looking for Bingo fans to help hold up letters and numbers during the 7–9 pm shift. To sign up, please contact Sylvana Loc at or 713.752.0314 ext. 104.

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AFLOAT! and Buffalo Bayou Shrimp Festival

presented by Houston Arts Alliance

Date:Saturday, October 4
Time: 11 am (AFLOAT! Boat Parade); 12pm (Shrimp Fest)
Location: Allen‘s Landing (start of parade) to
901 N. York Street (end of parade and Shrimp Festival)
Cost: Free for spectators; $25 per boat

Afloat!is a celebration of all things on the water. Join in a spectacular boat procession featuring Dragon Boats, canoes and kayaks, fishing boats and other floatable modes of transportation from Allen‘s Landing to Houston's East End.

Boat aficionados can become part of the parade by registering their boat. (Registration deadline extended to October 3.) Participants are encouraged to embrace their creative side by decorating their boats and donning costumes. Awards for the “Funkiest Floater” and “Cutest Crew” will be presented at the finish line, located at 901 N. York St. (across from Tony Marron Park.)

After the boat parade, stay for the Shrimp Festival! With an abundance of local shrimp sourced by Shrimp Boat Projects, beer from Karbach Brewing Co., and a Cook-off organized by Urban Harvest, the festival will provide plenty of opportunities to indulge in the bounty of the shrimp harvest. From noon-6pm. For more information, visit the Shrimp Fest Facebook event listing.

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KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou

Date: Saturday, October 18

Time: 11am–3pm

Location: Sabine Promenade (150 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77002)

Cost: Free

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Works of Wortham 2014 Buffalo Bayou Ball

Buffalo Bayou Ball: Works of Wortham

Thursday, November 6

Time: 6:30 pm (Cocktails) / 8:00 pm (Seated dinner)
Location: Sabine Promenade
Gala Co-Chairs: Jacquelyn & Collin Cox / Marsha & Charlie Parker

Join us for this year's Buffalo Bayou Ball: Works of Wortham. We are pleased to honor The Wortham Foundation, which for more than half a century has generously and steadfastly supported Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s projects. Trustees Fred Burns, Brady Carruth, Tommy Smith and Rusty Wortham have demonstrated, time and time again, their commitment to Buffalo Bayou and Houston’s quality of life. The gala will begin with cocktails along the waterfront and continue with an elegant seated dinner on historic Sabine Street Bridge, overlooking downtown’s dramatic skyline and the transformational Buffalo Bayou Park.

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Questions? Contact Trudi Smith at or 713.752.0314 ext. 103.

2015 Chevron Houston Marathon & Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Consider joining Team Buffalo Bayou! Run for a Reason gives runners the opportunity to reach the finish line while supporting local non-profits. There are many ways you can become involved:

Fundraising for Registration: Half and Full Marathon spots available! Raise a minimum of $650 on behalf of Buffalo Bayou Partnership, pay your registration fee ($125 for the full marathon or $115 for the half marathon), and receive a guaranteed entry plus team perks! Click here for a commitment form and return to We will send you a confirmation email with a link to set up your personal, online fundraising page.

Already running the Half or Full Marathon? Join Team Buffalo Bayou by donating and/or fundraising!

Sidewalk Squad Donor: Highly visible opportunities starting at $5,000, with a large portion of your donation being tax-deductible. Contact Leigh McBurnett at for more details!

Your generous support is much appreciated and will help Buffalo Bayou Partnership continue to revitalize and transform Buffalo Bayou, Houston's most significant natural resource!

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From ties to coffee to dog items for your furry friend!

For additional questions, please contact or 713.752.0314 ext. 101.

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Photos courtesy of Jim Olive and Mike Herrera