La Porte, Texas is a small Texas town located just south of where the Houston Ship Channel meets Galveston Bay. We are rich in history, and built on community. Established in 1892, many of the families who settled here still call La Porte home and there's a reason for that. A roaring tourist stop in the 40's, La Porte is now a sleepy escape from the reality of the big City. Just 35 minutes from downtown Houston, La Porte offers a quiet escape from reality, friendly faces that will know your name before you leave, and a unique visitor experience that leaves you feeling like a local. From bay views to boutique shopping to history lessons that helped shape our nation, we have much to offer and at a slower pace than this fast paced world can offer! The industry that surrounds us is a huge part of that. The people that live in our community and the work that they do is invaluable to our nation. They tell our story. While we are proud to be an industry town, we are also proud to be so much more. We are truly a hidden gem on galveston bay, and quite frankly we like it that way.
A fun for all ages street festival is coming back to La Porte! Join us for three full hours of the Mambo Jazz Kings, an incredible lineup of food trucks, a craft beer garden that will not disappoint, stilt walkers, face painters, the King & Queen, and much more!
While this is a free event to the public, the Craft Beer Garden (pay to get in!), Market (free to browse but vendors will be selling their products), and Food Trucks (well that's just obvious!) will not be free! Entertainment, balloon artists, band, dancing, and fun are all on the house! Click here to find out more!
Airing of the quilts returns to downtown La Porte in 2016! Click here to download the entry guidelines to enter your masterpiece and click here to fill out the registration form! We can't wait to see your beautiful work on display in our gorgeous downtown this Spring!
In addition to the Airing of the Quilts this year we will be hosting the ladies with the Texas Tea Affair! Check out the schedule of events for the weekend of April 16th that includes a Friday Night Flicks featuring Breakfast at Tiffany's, the Airing of the Quilts & a Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market on Saturday, and the Tea Affair on Sunday! Click here for more.
From a quilters cabin, a bed and breakfast, to over a growing number of hotels, La Porte offers several choices for where you rest your head while you're here with us. Click here to view all of your options.
From antiques to boutiques to thrift store finds La Porte offers a wide variety of shopping options to visitors. Most stores are locally owned and have a story to tell if you ask! Click here to view your options while you're in town.
From healthy options like the Lunchbox to sinful options like Main Street favorites El Torro, El Ranchero, Mainly Drinks, and Main 101, there are so many choices in La Porte that you won't find anywhere else in the world. Our chefs are pretty amazing - try them out.
From things to do to places to go there is so much that lies beyond the industry you see as you drive in. Whether you are interested in a history lesson, want to dip your toes in the ocean waters, or if you want to browse the local farmers market - we've got you covered.