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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (WWAF) weekend event is a celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts. The Festival gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with artists from around the country, sample great food, watch the Art of Food demos, drink craft beer, enjoy live music and entertain their families at our interactive ‘ARTOPOLY-Because Art Matters’ area, presented by Texas Children's Hospital.

A 3-day 2016 festival pass is $15.00, and children 12 and under are admitted free. New this year! The Terrace VIP Club, presented by Glade Gallery, $75- includes 3 day entrance, small bites, refreshments and more! Festival tickets available online on March 1st. Cash & credit at all gates and some food vendors. Beverage vendors cash only.

Date & Time:

Friday, April 8, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The Woodlands Town Center - Including Town Green Park, Along the Waterway from the Marriott to Grogan’s Mill Road. 2099 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands, TX 77380 (next door to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) Click here for directions and parking information. Click here for the festival map and here for a detailed map of the park.

How to get here:

By Walking or Biking: If you are local - Go green and be healthy- ride your bike to The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival! Park at the library.

By Trolley(always free to ride!): Park at Waterway Square Garage (FREE only on Sat & Sun) and catch the trolley OR if you are coming from Market Street or the Mall, valet park and you can catch the trolley from there. See the map - CLICK HEREto see trolley route map.

By Waterway Cruiser: Board The Waterway Cruiser at the turnaround basin at the Mall and sail on into the heart of the festival. $5.00 day pass $2.50 for children and seniors. Waterway Cruiser Hours of Operation (3 boats will be running) Friday, April 10 11a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 11 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, April 12 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By Car: There are three FREE parking lots (1) GE parking lot- Grogan’s Mill Road across from HEB (SAT&SUN ONLY) ( 2) Waterway Square Parking Garage- Lake Robbins Drive and Waterway Ave and (3) On the NE corner of Six Pines Drive and Lake Robbins Drive.

$5.00 very convenient parking available in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Town Center Garage.

Handicapped Parking: Available at all lots.

Please observe all The Woodlands parking signs in the neighborhood surrounding the festival. Sorry NO PETS ALLOWED, No Food or Beverage, No weapons, No large bags!

Food Vendors Include - Russo's Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria, Fieldings Wood Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and more!

Plenty of Stella Artois and fine beers at 6 bars throughout the festival. Come and taste Barefoot Wines or sip wine by the glass in our Wine by the Water Tent next to the Palette Cafe Stage. Don't miss the craft brews at the front of Town Green Park!!

The mission of The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation is to provide regional cultural enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts. Our strategic priorities are to present The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and other community art events, to offer scholarships to aspiring young artists, to support performing and visual art programs in public schools and to develop partnerships to create a strong arts presence in the area.

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