Three Houston festivals you don't want to miss

If you have recently settled into one of the homes for sale in Houston, you definitely don't want to miss out on the many exciting festivals that take place throughout the year. These are a great opportunity to mingle with the locals, enjoy some Texas cuisine and have fun with family and friends in your new city. Consider these top festivals held each year in Houston and mark them on your calendar of events.

1. Houston Hot Sauce Festival - This is one spicy event you don't want to miss! Held each September at the Houston Farm and Ranch Club, it typically hosts over 100 vendors ready to prove they have the best homemade salsa.

2. Houston International Jazz Festival - If you like delicious food and the soulful stylings of jazz music, this festival is for you. It is one of the only festivals in the nation to showcase international jazz musicians and usually takes place the second weekend of August in the Jones Plaza.

3. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - If there is one event you can't miss, it's this. You'll see riders competing in rodeo events and enjoy the best barbeque you've ever eaten. Taking place late February through March, buy tickets early because it usually sells out!