2016 Via Colori Activities

Last Year’s Festival-Wide Activities Included:

Interactive Performances

Entertainment in Motion

Check out the high energy dance performances by KIPP Houston High School’s Dance Companies on Hermann Park Plaza:

Saturday         1:00 & 2:30 p.m.

Sunday           12:45 & 2:00 p.m.


Festival-Wide Activities for All Ages

Listen Now, Hear Later Experience sponsored by Cameron

Learn about hearing loss prevention and create a fun holiday craft. NEW!  For the first time ever, all festival attendees can receive a free hearing screening thanks to The Center for Hearing and Speech's expert audiology staff and Cochlear Americas.  Get your free hearing screening from 1 - 4 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday.


LINN Energy Chalk Games

Chalk isn’t just for art…attendees of all ages will enjoy hop-scotch, four-square, and tic-tac-throw.   And snap a photo with your friends inside one of our original chalk scenes – Mary Poppins has nothing on us!



Delight your taste buds and keep your body happy with a sample of KIND Healthy Snack bars.  You will also learn about KIND Causes and have unique opportunities throughout the festival to practice KINDness.  When you're ready to take a snack break, visit KIND Park!  It's convienently located near the food trucks and you can even get a beverage from the Craft Beer Garden.


NEW!  LB Lounge presented by Kroger 

Visit this exclusive lounge with six (6) interactive mini-events throughout the weekend. Click here to purchase tickets and remember, 100% of your ticket purchase goes directly to The Center for Hearing and Speech, the beneficiary of the Houston Via Colori festival.


Stella Artois Beer Garden

Thirsty? You can choose from a variety of seasonal craft brews from the Stella Artois family. 


NEW! 10 Featured Artists

We're celebrating our 10th birthday so be sure to check out these 10 Artists' work at the festival!

Celebrate New Dimensions

     Melanie Stimmell Van Latum

Celebrate Growth

     Team RussKell

Celebrate the "Selfie"

     Hung Pham

Celebrate Diversity

     Shawn Artis

Celebrate the Classics

     Lysa Ashly

Celebrate Our Friend

     Lee Carrier & Students

Celebrate Out-of-the-Box Creativity

     Cynthia Kostylo, Delphine Anaya,
     Cecelia Linayao & Raziah Roushan

Celebrate Color

     Adry del Rocio

Celebrate Our City

     Jon Gardner

Celebrate Our Mission

     Henry Darnell


Ernst and Young Photography Center

Participate in our on-site photo contest…a lucky photographer will win each hour of the festival!  You can also craft a one-of-a-kind keychain or zipper pull. 


AIG Social Media Hub

See your tweets and instagram posts live while interacting with your friends and other festival-goers.  You can even participate in the AIG Instagram Takeover and win a prize.


Sprout by HP

Sprout by HP is the world’s first fully-integrated desktop 3D scanning solution, and it’s set to change the way you create! With 3D object capture and editing, plus multiple streamlined 3D printing options, anyone can grab an object from the physical world, manipulate it in the digital world, and bring it back to life. Learn more at www.sprout.com


Other Booths and Activities by

    • Air 1
    • Boom 92
    • Houstonia
    • La Subasta
    • MED-EL
    • Memorial City
    • Yelp


Family Activities

Children Coloring with Chalk


Your child can create their very own 2’X 2’ masterpiece! For a $10 donation, your child receives a bag of chalk to create his or her own street painting. All donations benefit CHS


Andrews Kurth Art of Music

Kids will have fun as they construct their own musical instruments.


Wells Fargo Kids Corner

Clowns and balloon animals, face-painting and tattoos…what’s not to like.  Balloon twisting will take place from 2 - 4:30 on Saturday and Sunday.


The Minions on Stage presented by Houston Party Mascots

Take photos and dance with The Minions!  They'll be joining us on our Community Stage Saturday from 12:00 - 1:00pm.  Be sure to stop by the Houston Party Mascots booth on Sunday to meet Mickey and Minnie.


Jeffries Carnival Games

Have fun with a variety of carnival games and take home a prize!


Houston Dynamo

Spin a prize wheel, get some goodies and test your soccer skills.  This booth will be open from 10 - 3 P.M. on both Saturday and Sunday.  The Dynamo mascot, Diesel will join us on Saturday from 1 - 2 P.M. so be sure to stop by and say hello!


Houston Rockets

Interactive zone and pop-a-shot will be on-hand all day Sunday.


Top Golf, Houston Public Library, and more!


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