For just one night of the year, Houstonians draped in white flood the streets of The Heights for an all-out block party. The tradition is known as White Linen Night, an annual party that regularly features house parties, pub crawls, live music, and more!
According to legend, Louisiana locals Chris and Kay Thayer carried the event over to Houston, modeling it after the New Orleans’ traditional celebration of local arts and culture.
This year, White Linen Night takes place on August 6, starting at roughly 5 pm. It’s then that Houstonians are invited to wear whatever whites they have in their closet and come out to the area between the 200-300 on the historic 19th Street in The Heights.
The event typically coincides with local businesses holding special festivities. Featured restaurants participating in this year’s events include: Christian’s Tailgate Bar & Grill, Little Woodrow’s in The Heights, Public House Heights, Onion Creek Coffee House, Permission Whiskey, Bobcat Teddy’s Icehouse, Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, and BB’s Tex-Orleans.
The Houston Young Professionals, however, have organized an event on White Oak. General admission is free. For elevated access to the White Oak HYP Private Party, entrance is priced at $20 (+ taxes and fees). Additional VIP private parties and events are also on sale.
Stay tuned for updates!