May 28, 2024

Gala on the Green® Presented by H-E-B returns to Houston’s landmark park on Saturday, February 8, 2025

Discovery Green Conservancy’s Biennial Gala Celebrates Houston Visionary and Inaugural President and Park Director, Guy Hagstette

Discovery Green Conservancy’s biennial gala – Gala on the Green® presented by H-E-B – returns to the city’s 12-acre urban oasis on Saturday, February 8, 2025. Community leaders and longtime park supporters – Ulises and Kara Kinder Vidal and Eduardo and Maria Vidal Morales and – will serve as chairs for the event. Guy Hagstette, a visionary leader whose contributions have shaped Houston’s most iconic urban greenspaces, including Discovery Green, is the event honoree. 

“Guy Hagstette’s legacy as the first president of Discovery Green has been an inspiration to me and my role as Discovery Green’s third president,” said Kathryn Lott. “This year’s Gala on the Green is an opportunity to celebrate Guy and his enduring leadership.” 

What was once an underutilized parking lot, Discovery Green has since evolved into Houston’s premier greenspace and a mecca for accessible arts, culture and educational programming. Inspired by butterflies, Gala on the Green celebrates Discovery Green’s metamorphosis. Guests will experience the park’s transformation into a formal haven of sophistication under a grand tent with a chandeliered alfresco cocktail reception, an awe-inspiring art installation, cultural performances and dancing under the stars to music by Skyrocket. 

Since its April 2008 opening, Discovery Green has welcomed over 25 million visitors and hosted more than 10,000 free events – from blockbuster movie nights and an electrifying concert series to renowned public arts installations and workshops. Funds raised from the event will support Discovery Green Conservancy’s continued mission to provide free arts and cultural programming and to be a source of health and happiness for all.

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Discovery Green Gala chairs