East End Fit Houston Fest 2023

Come Join the Fit Houston party on the Esplanade! We will have free salad samplers, free healthy grocery bags, and free fitness for everyone!

Thank you to our generous sponsors for bringing better health to all people, everywhere!

We invite you to participate in the East End Fit Houston Fest on the Navigation Esplanade, our free event promoting healthy living and community engagement! Fit Houston's mission is to inspire vibrant minds, bodies, and communities through physical activity.We are dedicated to promoting health equity and active, healthy lifestyles for all people, everywhere.

In partnership with The East End District, HCA Houston Healthcare, and The Texas Heart Institute, our goal is to create an atmosphere that combines health education, physical activity, family-friendly activities, and a culture of healthy living within our community.Our event will feature free 30-minute workout classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, and much more!

Sunday, November 5, 2023
10am - 1pm

East End Farmers Market on the Navigation Esplanade, 2600 Navigation Blvd.

No registration required. This is a community event and entry is free!

Frequently asked questions

Who is Fit Houston?

Fit Houston is a nonprofit 501C(3) that promotes healthy lifestyles by increasing physical activity in free outdoor spaces and with free wellness programs. Our focus is primarily in communities with reduced access to gyms and wellness resources. We believe that daily movement is the perfect ingredient for a happy and healthy life!

What is the East End Fit Houston Fest?

In partnership with TheEast End District, Fit Houston is bring the East End Fit Houston Fest to the Esplanade on Navigation! Our goal is to create an atmosphere that combines health education, physical activity, family-friendly activities, and a culture ofhealthy living within our community. Our event will feature free 30-minute workout classes, healthy cooking demonstrations, and much more! By participating in the East End Fit Houston Fest, you will have the opportunity to showcase your services to a diverse audience while contributing to the community's well-being.

How can I learn more about Fit Houston?

Visit us at fithouston.org and follow us @fithouston1

Who can attend?

All ages are included and no registration is required! All ages are welcome and we have activities for various ages and abilities.

Where do I park at the East End Fit Houston Fest?

Thereis free street parking on area streets, but no designated festival parkingarea. Please observe all posted signs. We encourage neighbors to walk or bike,and others to use public transportation.

Where do volunteers register?

Volunteers Register HERE.

What should I bring?

Wear workout clothing that is comfortable, and be ready to sweat! Our fitness formats last about 30 minutes.

How do I participate in the fitness classes?

Fill out a waiver to participate in activities HERE. All activities are open to all visitors.

Will there be food?

Yes, we will have free food samples with the following organizations doing cooking demonstrations:
UTHealth Nutrition Team
ChefStephanie Lara (Chefanie)
Our very own Julian Garcia from the East End District! Sweetgreen salad samplers

Who will be there?

Bike Houston
Chef Stefanie Lara
Community Health Choice
El Centro de Corazon FQHC
FitMix Communities
HCA Houston Healthcare
Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals
Kathleen Allen, MS, RD, MD MBA Candidate
Latino Outdoors
Legacy Community Health
Little Red Box Grocery
Oak Street Health
The Texas Heart Institute
The Women’s Fund
Topo Chico
UH College of Medicine Family Care Center
Wellness on Wheels

Health education on diabetes
Community Bike Ride
Educational resources
Healthy food demonstration
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Yoga, Zumba
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Promotional resources
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Free healthy grocery bags
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Healthy food demonstration
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Free water
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Can I leave the East End Fit Houston Fest grounds and come back later?


May I bring my pet(s) to the Festival?

No animals are allowed on the festival grounds with the exception of registered service animals or dogs, as long as they are restrained with a leash; anyone caught violating this rule will be asked to leave the festival grounds.

What is the policy on smoking and drugs?

No illegal drugs, firearms, weapons, or any item that resembles a weapon or firearm. Laser pointers are also prohibited at all areas. Items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Any illegal activity will be reported to the proper authorities. Smoking is prohibited within the festival grounds and this includes vaping.

Can I take pictures or record video at East End Fit Houston Fest?

Personal cameras and video cameras are permitted at the EEFHF. However, any professional camera equipment (including tripods, cameras with removable lenses, etc) is not. Videotaping of an entire performance is prohibited. Professional equipment for the use of media coverage must be cleared in advance with EEFHF staff. If you are a media outlet and would like to cover the event, please contact jose@imaginacommunications.com to schedule in advance.

Where can I find a lost child?

Lost children should be taken to the stage area. We will have a Fit Houston volunteer stationed there.

Can I bring fireworks to the Festival?

Fireworks are strictly prohibited.

Where can I dispose of my trash?

There are trash cans located all over the festival grounds.

Where do I go if I have lost an item?

Lost items can be picked up at the stage area where we will have a Fit Houston volunteer stationed.

Can I bring my bike to the East End Fit Houston Fest?

Yes, biking to the festival is encouraged! Bikes are not permitted within the festival gates. EEFHF is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please abide by all safety rules.

Can I bring a bag/backpack to EEFHF?


How will be find out more information at the event?

Fit Houston volunteers will wear a lanyard with a QR code for the liability waiver, and will have health passports to pass out with the schedule of activities on the back.

Can I bring my own food to the East End Fit Houston Fest?


Is there food available outside of the East End Fit Houston Fest?

Yes,there are several restaurants throughout the community available for yourconvenience.

Are there bathrooms?

Yes.Port-a-john bathrooms and hand washing stations will be available throughoutthe festival grounds.

Are there handicap accessible bathrooms?

There are handicap stalls in the main facilities and also handicap accessible port-o-johns.

Will there be first aid available on Festival grounds?

Yes, first aid is available near the Hospitality Tent.

What do I do if I or someone in my group has special needs?

Please let us know beforehand via email what those needs are and we will accommodate as best as we can. getmoving@fithouston.org

Will there besecurity at the East End Fit Houston Fest?

Yes. We will have stage and grounds security.

Will bags be searched?

Allbags are subject to search.

Are pocketknives allowed on Festival grounds?

No,weapons are not allowed on the festival grounds.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

TheEast End Fit Houston Fest is a rain or shine event.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Contact Lharissa Jacobs lharissa@fithouston.org