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Discovery Green's Quinceañera

Discovery Green turns 15!

We're celebrating our birthday with a party just for YOU!

Update: Today’s event is canceled due to the rain. Some of the performances will be rescheduled. Sign up for the newsletter for updates. 

Sunday, May 7

12-5 pm

Since opening in 2008, Discovery Green has transformed into an iconic and vital part of life in Houston. For millions who enjoy its vibrant green space it’s more than just a park – it’s a place where they can find joy, spend time with others and experience the best of Houston’s diverse traditions.

Discovery Green is celebrating with a party for everyone!


  • Canopy, by Pneuhaus: A grove of illuminated tree-like sculptures that transform, illuminate, and expand with energy provided by bike-driven generators. It’s green energy and art!
  • The event will feature:
    • UH Mariachi Pumas
    • Dance of Asian America
    • Nueva Luna Ballet Folklorico
    • Han Narea (Nanta)
    • Houston K-Pop
    • Colombian Folkloric Ballet
    • Son Kiss’d (side of stage)
    • Han Narea (Coronet dance)
    • Houston K-Pop
    • Han Narea (Fan dance)
    • Naach Houston
    • Nia’s Daughters Movement Collective
    • Rising Stars
    • NAACH Houston
    • Son Kiss’d (side of stage)
    • Cirque Olympus
    • Reverend Butter – DLG Ice Carving
    • Quinceañera on stilts 

    Special areas:

    • PNC Bank Kids’ Zone 
    • H-E-B Cupcake Give-a-away
    • Yoga class 12 – 1 pm
    • Dog Costume Contest starts at 1:15 pm on the Hess Deck
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Reverend Butter

The Reverend Butter has been sculpting ice for more than 20 years and has received numerous awards. In 2009, he and his teammates took 3rd place in the World Ice Sculpting Championships held in Fairbanks Alaska. He also placed 1st in Canada’s Magic of Ice festival held in 2009. In 2013, he went to London, England to represent the USA and brought back 1st and second place. As of 2019 he is ranked the #2 Ice Carver in the world.


Colombian Folkloric Ballet

The CFB promotes Colombian-American cultural exchange by spreading the Colombian culture through its educational, performing and producing activities including, among others, the presentation of the sold-out musical “Mi Colombia” in renowned auditoriums of major American cities.  The CFB is distinguished by its exceptionally talented dancers and the emphasis on acquiring and commissioning new pieces by the world’s most sought-after Colombian choreographers.


Sonkiss’d Dance Concepts

Under the Artistic Direction of Christopher Thomas, Sonkiss’d Dance Concepts productions are electrifying mash-ups of dance styles, and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancers. In Moving Mountains, these visual musicians dazzle audiences by telling stories of overcoming struggles and receiving breakthroughs that ultimately lead them to their destiny. The athleticism and artistry of the dancers will leave you saying, “Wow how’d they do that.” 


Nueva Luna Ballet Folklorico

Our mission is to create and educational foundation and unlock the potential of every child through active engagement in the arts. We offer folklorico classes for beginner to advance, for kids, teens, and adults. We welcome anyone in the city of Houston who is interested in joining our group to contact us or receive more information.


Cirque Olympus

A high energy, highly entertaining family friendly circus production full of juggling, aerial arts, acrobatics, comedy, audience participation & more! The gods and goddesses of Cirque Olympus combine kitschy circus entertainment with the beauty and aura of classic Greek mythology and legends. You’ll leave educated and extremely entertained.


Naach Houston Bollywood Dance Theatre

The word Naach means D A N C E in the Hindi language. We chose the word Naach as it encompasses all forms of movement in life, and we embody and embrace life in all its forms. Our work focuses on nurturing, developing and empowering individuals using Indian Contemporary and Bollywood Fusion dance forms.


UH Mariachi Puma

The Moores School of Music mariachi program in the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts educates students, the university, and Houston communities on the cultural importance of mariachi in our region and beyond. We are building a quality program that is competitive with any collegiate mariachi ensemble in the state of Texas. We utilize the mariachi tradition to bring our students and Houston’s many cultures together.


Han Narea

Han Narea is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2016 with the goal of promoting traditional Korean culture through classes in traditional dances and instruments, as well as production of traditional performances throughout southern Texas, including our annual Korean Cultural evening as well as our performances at Kfest. Through these activities Han Narea seeks to develop a deeper understanding of Korean culture in the USA and encourage people to look past the surface of K-pop and develop a deeper and better understanding of Korea and the Korean people in the US. 


Houston K-pop

Houston K-pop is a group of local K-pop dance teams, lead by WonderBox. They are a young team of energetic dancers gathered together by their shared love of Korean K-pop. The various dance groups of the Houston K-pop team all have been performing in the Houston area at various events including the biggest annual Korean festival in Houston (Kfest).


Dance of Asian America

Dance of Asian America promotes and preserves the rich heritage of Asia through contemporary and traditional Asian dance. In doing so, DAA sustains traditions, builds international ties, educates the public in cross-cultural understanding, and fosters new generations of professional artists.



Wearing a custom-made quinceañera dress designed by Queen Angelina

Paris celebrates her quinceañera with a photo shoot at Discovery Green

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Jones Lawn

The Jones Lawn is the largest green space at Discovery Green®, and therefore offers panoramic views of the Park and unobstructed views of the downtown skyline. The Lawn is an exceptional manicured space that can accommodate almost any large gathering. It is the site of major events such as Discovery Green’s festivals or pick-up sports. The Convention District Garage lies directly below the Jones Lawn. From charity galas, festivals or concerts for hundreds or thousands, the Jones Lawn can make any event a memorable and magical occasion.

Do You Discovery Green?

Be a hero to this natural landscape that has stood to support your moments of play, exploration, and even civic engagement. You rely on these beautiful 12 acres for your wellbeing. And with your help it can support the community’s needs and environmental health.