Houston is gearing up for the biggest event of the year in town with an estimated 140,000 visitors from all over the US and the world. During Super Bowl 2017, there are many programmed events around the city, and here is a list of some of the major ones.

The interactive map above shows where each event will be located, as well as time and date, and a brief description. Not all events are open to the public and some come with lofty ticket prices.

  • The NFL Experience will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center from Jan. 28-29 and Feb. 1-5. This event is being dubbed as an interactive theme park with all kinds of games as well as youth football clinics, player autograph sessions and more. In addition, the Vince Lombardi Trophy will be on display. Tickets start at $25 for children and $35 for adults.

  • Super Bowl Live will be held at Discovery Green from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5. Super Bowl Live is a free nine-day festival that includes music, food and attractions. Performers include Solange Knowles, Robert Glasper and Lizzo on Feb. 2; Leon Bridges, Shakey Graves and Robert Ellis on Feb. 3; ZZ Top, Gary Clark Jr. and The Suffers on Feb. 4. In addition, Super Bowl Live has partnered with NASA for Future Flight, a virtual reality experience with a 90-foot-drop tower that takes passengers on a trip to Mars and back.

  • The EaDo End-Zone event will be at Lucky’s Pub throughout Super Bowl week. There will be concerts, cook-offs and other activities. ESPN will broadcast several of its shows live from the venue, including Mike and Mike, ESPN First Take, and Outside the Lines.

  • Super Bowl Opening Night will be held at Minute Maid Park on Jan. 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Both teams and coaches will be in attendance. Fans can buy tickets for the event, which includes performances by rock band X Ambassadors and an appearance by Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon. The event will be televised live on NFL Network. The event will also feature cheerleaders, team mascots, and a red-carpet fan photo opportunity. The event will end with a fireworks display. Tickets start at $20.

  • The Super Bowl LI Gala will be held on Feb. 1 at the Marriott Marquis beginning at 7 p.m. The exclusive event will feature celebrities, NFL players past and present. The gala will honor Houston Texans owner Bob McNair and his wife Janice. Honorary chairs are Lynn Wyatt and James Baker III.
  • ESPN has changed its broadcast location from Midtown’s super block to a downtown lot near the Toyota Center. The sports network will broadcast Feb. 1-5.

  • The Lounge at Houston House will be in the Partnership Tower from Feb. 1-4. The Greater Houston Partnership is hosting the event and it allows people to network with business professionals, enjoy a drink and snack on the Partnership Tower patio throughout the week.

  • The Texans House will be at The Grove near Discovery Green from Feb. 2-4. Houston Texans will take over the Discovery Green restaurant space and make it the team’s official home during the Super Bowl festivities.
  • Tao Group will put on four nights of concerts and events at nightclubs Clé and Spire, the new nightclub downtown that recently opened in a former church. The takeover runs from Feb. 2-4.

  • Club Nomadic, a roaming 62,500-square-foot nightclub, will host events Feb. 2-4 at 2121 Edwards St. Concerts for the three-level entertainment center include the Chainsmokers with Sam Hunt on Feb. 2, Bruno Mars on Feb. 3 and Taylor Swift on Feb. 4.

  • The Off the Field Players’ Wives Fashion Show will be held at Tootsies on Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fans can join current and former NFL players and their wives show off the latest fashion trends. There will also be a live and silent auction, with some of the proceeds going to charity.

  • ESPN is hosting its ESPN The Party on Feb. 3 in a 65,000-square-foot warehouse in the Arts District outside downtown Houston. There is no address listed for the event. However, it will feature performances by DJ Khaled and Fergie, as well as the unveiling of ESPN “The Magazine” Super Bowl edition.


  • First and Future startup competition will be held at the Texas Medical Center’s Innovation Institute on Feb. 4. It will allow up to nine startups to present their technologies around player safety and sports technology. Winners will receive $50,000, acceptance into TMCx and two tickets to the 2017 Super Bowl.


  • The Taste of the NFL will be at the University of Houston on Feb. 4 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The nonprofit event is dedicated to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief organizations in the NFL’s 32 cities. The event will include several celebrity guests and a performance by The Band Perry.


  • On Feb. 4, the 30th annual Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast will be held at the Marriott Marquis with CBS sportscaster James Brown as the emcee. Guests include Super Bowl champions Tony Dungy and Roger Staubach.


  • The Giving Back Fund will host its Big Game Big Give charity event on Feb. 4 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. It will include appearances by Josh Brolin, Michael Phelps, Common, David Schwimmer, Rob Riggle and World Series of Poker Champion Jamie Gold. There is no address available.


  • Rolling Stone Live will be held Feb. 4 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and will include performances by Diplo and Nas.


  • And finally, the big game — Super Bowl LI will be held Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at NRG Stadium and will include the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. Country star Luke Bryan will sing the Star Spangled Banner and Lady Gaga will be the halftime performer.


  • Some new events will be added soon as we find out about them, so keep checking for new updates.

  • Jon Ouazdi