Houston Mayor Bill White in conjunction with The Houston Parks and Recreation Department, The Hotel ZaZa and the Hermann Park Conservancy will lead the celebration to flip the switch and bring lights back to Mecom Fountain again. The circus themed celebration is scheduled to begin on Friday, February 29 at 6:00 p.m.

“Since 1964, Mecom Fountain has marked the entrance to one of our City’s oldest and best loved greenspaces, Hermann Park,” said Mayor Bill White. “But for over a year now it’s only been able to guide visitors to the park during the day light hours. On Friday night, that will change and Mecom Fountain will once again be a beacon of light guiding visitors to Hermann Park and the Museum District.”

The celebration will feature performances by the Willowridge High School Mighty Eagle Marching Band as well as strolling performances by jugglers, fire eaters, breathers, stilt walkers, acrobats and more.

“We are looking forward to bringing Mecom Fountain back for visitors to enjoy in all its splendor,” said Joe Turner, Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department. “We are especially grateful to the Hotel ZaZa for their assistance in making this celebration such an exciting event.”

The Hotel ZaZa will be hosting a private event to celebrate the re-lighting of the Mecom Fountain.

Note: Call me dumb but before this press release I had no idea where or what the Mecom Fountain was. Just an Insite factoid!