The Lyons Avenue Renaissance is a 25 – block endeavor driven by the Fifth Ward CRC.
A catalytic organization, Fifth Ward CRC is dedicated to the collaborative fostering of holistic community development. By providing support for real estate development, home ownership promotion and preservation and community and supportive services, the Fifth Ward CRC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Texas Corporation works with the community to shape a positive future. Organized in April of 1989 by Fifth Ward residents, business owners, ministers, educators and civic leaders, the CRC produces the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival.
Now in its 7th year, the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival remains FREE to the community and continues to celebrate the history, art, culture, and current revitalization of Houston's 5th Ward. Using the allure of music, dance and other art forms to engage the community, this annual celebration showcases positive changes in the area and new developments that are taking place. Unique to the Festival, Houston’s only egg drop by helicopter!
The 2019 Festival comprised:
- 200 Volunteers
- 100 Vendors
- 350 Entrepreneurs
-50,000 Egg drop
- 5,000 Patrons
Saturday, April 13th, 201 9 12pm – 5pm
LOCATION: Lyons Avenue, between Gregg and Benson Street
Fifth Ward JAM, featuring zydeco, blues, gospel, jazz, R&B, Soul and hip hop performances