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Ion Block Party + 2nd Annual Crawfish Cookoff

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Category: Community & Engagement, Community Event, Networking




May 2, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


4201 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002



We’ve got over 600 pounds of crawfish and teams already cooking up something delicious. However, in typical Houston fashion, the small chance of rain up north has turned into downpours city-wide and unpredictable plans for the evening. 

Since we’ve got the little mudbugs already here, we’ll continue with the Crawfish Cookoff! We’re moving the eating indoors to keep us out of the rain…but we will delay the start time until 5:00 pm to account for the weather. We invite you to join us, if you can make it to the Ion safely. Please exercise caution and your best judgment.

Join us every first Thursday of the month on the plaza for live music and local brews provided by Second Draught.

This special edition of Block Party is our 2nd Annual Crawfish Cookoff, showcasing Ion businesses.

Prepare for an epic battle as Ion businesses show off their culinary talents in a sizzling showdown to claim the title of the Best Tasting Crawfish! Who will emerge victorious in this tasty turf war? You be the judge! 

Every guest who registers and checks in will receive one free drink ticket that can be redeemed at Second Draught.

Competing teams: 

  • Transwestern
  • Late August
  • The Lymbar
  • Ion x Rice Alliance
  • Ara Partners
  • Eleox
  • Microsoft
  • Liongard
  • Per Scholas



Ion District Parking Garage

Enter 4111 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to this parking garage, located a block from the Ion. Parking in the Ion District Garage is free for the first two hours.

Red Parking Lot

Enter 4203 Fannin Street into your GPS for directions directly to the red parking lot, located across the street from the Ion. This lot is for overflow guest parking and tenant parking and is free for the first three hours.

For more information and access to pay online for parking in the red lot, click here