Summer may be over but festival season is still in full swing. As the temperatures are cooling down, some of the hottest cultural experiences are gearing up to take place.
Taking place November 11th-12th, Honeyland Festival is taking over Sugarland, Texas for an exhilarating weekend dedicated to celebrating Black creativity. Through culinary arts, mixology and music, culture lovers will have an opportunity to take in irreplaceable knowledge and immersive dialogue with thought leaders within the industry. Notable speakers and performers slated to grace the two-day event include award-winning chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson, social media favorite Tabitha Brown, CEO of Uncle Nearest whiskey brand Fawn Weaver, rapper and entrepreneur Bun B, EBONY 2022 Power 100 awardees Ghetto Gastro, Chloë, Mary J. Blige, Miguel, Summer Walker and many more.
If you’re interested in spending time outside of the festival, Sugarland has unique landmarks to shop, discover and eat to your heart’s desire. From Sugar Land Town Square to soaking in the natural beauty of Sugar Land Memorial Park, it will be hard to run out of things to do while in town.
So, ahead of planning an exciting dalliance in the “Sweetest City in Texas,” EBONY has got you covered with this curated guide. Check out some of the best places to explore and indulge in during Honeyland Festival weekend.
Where to Eat
Lucille’s is the culmination of fine dining and the continuation of a family legacy. Since 2012, it has become a place for divine southern cuisine with twist. Founded by brothers Chris and Ben Williams, they have found a way to recreate recipes passed down from the spot’s namesake, their great-grandmother Lucille Elizabeth Bishop Smith.
If you are looking for more diverse culinary options, The Warwick is a suitable option for an upscale brunch or evening dinner on the town. In case those times don’t suit your fancy, you can meet up at either place for a swanky happy hour with the homies before partaking in the fun of Honeyland.
Where to Stay
Located 10 minutes from the heart of Honeyland Festival’s happenings, Hilton Garden Inn is a fantastic choice if you’re looking to be in the middle of the action. While there, you’ll be able to bond with other festival goers while being a comfortable distance to commute to and from. Additionally, Sugar Land Hampton Inn & Suites is an equidistance lodging place that will provide luxe vibes and comfort.
Where to Play
With over 1.5 million items in its possession, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is the best place to get lost in wonder. From augmented reality exhibits to exploring ancient fossils, this spot makes for fun for all ages. Whether hoping to stage an impromptu photo shoot or learn something new, your time at the museum will be well spent.
Apart from the area’s rich historical heritage, Sugarland has a variety of outdoor locations that would be a pity to miss. If you’re looking to stay on track with your exercise regimen or catch a breather from the hype, take a moment to enjoy Oyster Creek Park or Brazos River Park.
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