If you're wondering whether H-town has a Black pride event, yes we do and it's one that as big as the state and the city we live in. It's called Houston Splash in honor of the annual weekend Galveston beach party that it is built around. It's several days of Houston based events that will run this year from May 3-7
Houston Splash is an official International Federation of Black Prides event, and has grown immensely since that first weekend Black rainbow community event. Because we have two HBCU's in the Houston area in Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M and other major colleges and universities such as UH with significant Black enrollment the average age of Houston Splash attendees is 29.
The events for Houston Splash also range in cost from free to $25 but an All Access VIP pass is available.
But the signature event is when everyone rolls down I-45 south to Galveston for the highly anticipated closing beach party. One thing that is sorely missed is the late Cookie LaCook's presence in terms of being the MC of many of the Houston Splash events.
So if you're looking to attend a IFBP Black Pride event, you may wish to check out the South's longest running TBLG beach party in Houston Splash.