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Tapas on the Trails

February 12 2022 from 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Registration is available in 15 min intervals. No entry after 7:15 pm.

$95 member / $105 nonmember per person
VIP Upgrade $20 per person
Ages 21 and up

This event has SOLD OUT. A waitlist will be available until filled. 

Spots are selling fast! Once an arrival time has sold out, no additional registrations can be accepted. If you are unable to register for a chosen arrival time, please choose another arrival time. 

Enjoy tasty Mediterranean tapas-sized dishes and perfectly paired wines and beer while supporting your Houston Arboretum. This special evening features a romantic walk on softly lit trails, through the forest and under the moonlight. Each guest will experience four food and beverage stations and take home a commemorative glass. Help raise funds for the Arboretum’s mission of conservation and nature education while enjoying our most unique event of the year.

Participants are invited to upgrade to a VIP Commemorative Glass for an additional $20 donation to the Arboretum. Each glass comes with a raffle ticket for a 1.5-liter magnum bottle of wine valued at more than $150. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 at the event.

An excellent way to spend Valentine’s Day! We loved all the food and wine, plus exploring the candlelit trails through the woods at night was magical. So much better and more romantic than going to a crowded restaurant.

Menu crafted by expert chefs at Cotton Culinary, Kelly Prohl of Double Decanted, and Lennie Ambrose of Saint Arnold Brewery.

Vegetarian options available at sign up, gluten-free options available upon request at the event.


Parking is free for all guests during Tapas on the Trails, and cars left overnight will not be towed. Do not leave valuables in your car. You can park at either the 610 or Woodway Parking Loops, and follow the signs to the McGovern Education Campus and Nature Center. The pathway from the Woodway Loop to the Nature Center is lit by permanent pathway lights and check-in is located inside the Nature Center building.

The Arboretum recommends using a designated driver, ride-sharing, or taxi service for guests who drink alcohol. Drivers may pick-up at the 610 (120 W. Loop N Fwy) or Woodway (4501 Woodway Dr) Entrances, so please be aware of this when booking their services.


The Arboretum continues to prioritize the safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask that all guests monitor their own health and do not visit the Arboretum if symptomatic or positive for COVID-19. Tapas on the Trails is primarily an outdoor event and masks are not required outdoors. However, check-in and restrooms are located inside the Nature Center and guests are required to wear a mask while indoors. Please help us keep our staff, volunteers, and other guests safe during this fun event!

*Please consider $50.00 of your ticket price to be a fully tax-deductible donation to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center (ID: 74-1587880). At your request, a formal acknowledgement can be sent.

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