The Houston Art Car Parade is an initiative of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, a nonprofit that protects and produces public art in Houston. For one weekend, the city's streets fill with dreamy, whimsical, and wild vehicles decorated by artists, individuals, and organizations. The weekend is marked with a fundraising gala, art car preview, and awards ceremony, but the main draw is the parade itself, which proceeds along the Allen Parkway. The 27th Annual Art Car Parade will take place in May 2014. Don't miss the chance to see some of the world's funkiest rides as they cruise throughout the city.