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The Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival celebrates the history, art, and culture of Houston's historic 5th Ward. Now approaching its tenth year, the 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 is Houston’s only egg drop by helicopter!

We hope that you will come on the journey with us and consider sponsorship this year.  Last year we entertained over 4000 Fifth Ward residents and visitors, dropped 50,000 eggs and featured great local artists and vendors.  


Because of the festival, the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation is able to provide several services and programs annually. Some of those programs include:


  • Deluxe Theater Programming 

  • The Deluxe Kids

  • Arts and Cultural Events

  • Film and Video Productions 

  • "I AM THE 5TH" Campaign

  • Emergency Resources

  • Affordable Housing & Economic Development

Together  “We Are the 5th"! We look forward to receiving your commitment. 



Kathy Flanagan Payton,

Harrison Guy,

The annual event, which is scheduled for Sat. April 1, 2023, and features the only urban helicopter egg drop, is hosted in conjunction with the City of Houston, through the Houston Arts Alliance, will follow strict COVID-19 safety protocols.

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