AIDS Walk Houston 2020
Sam Houston Park - Downtown - Sunday, March 1st
Important Information for AIDS Walk
Schedule of Events:
  • 12:00 PM - Check-In
  • 1:00 PM - Walk
  • 1:30-4:00 PM - Post-Walk Happy Hour
Location: Sam Houston Park - Downtown Houston - 1000 Bagby St. 77002
Not registered? You can still register online or at the park on your mobile device by visiting . Please note that for AIDS Walk Houston 2021 and beyond, registration will be required and remain free, with fundraising highly encouraged.

Parking: Parking is free on Sundays on the streets of downtown Houston. Alternatively, check out this parking map or use a ride-sharing service.

Check-In: When you arrive at the park, i f you are already registered, check in at the Registration Tent , or  if you signed up as a Green Walker,  the Go Green Tent . If you have not registered and have not raised any money, there is no need to check-in.

Registration Tent: The Registration Tent is prepared to receive cash, checks and credit card payments; verify your online donations; and give you an incentive voucher (if applicable). Again, this is only for those people who have already registered (to get your wristband for entry) and/or to turn in any donations you have collected.
Go Green Tent: The Go Green Tent is for those who did 100% of their fundraising online. Check-in at the Go Green tent to verify your donation total and receive your incentive voucher (if applicable). No checks or cash will be accepted at this tent.
Incentive Tent: There are three levels of fundraising incentives : $125, $500, $1,000. Note: Incentives are based on individual fundraising totals, NOT team fundraising totals. Once your donation total is verified you will receive a voucher for your incentives. You can make and take donations until the Walk begins! Incentives are not for sale. You can only get them by fundraising or donating!
Kid Zone: There will be a Kid Zone featuring face painters and balloon artists. Kids will have a blast with Ber Ber the Clown!

Pre-Walk Festivities: AIDS Walk Houston wouldn't be complete without talented performers and a few distinguished guests! Arrive by noon to make sure you don't miss anything!

  • Kiotti - Co-host of "Good Morning H-Town” on 97.9 The Box will be our Walk emcee. He will be joined by his co-hosts Keisha and J-Mac.
  • AFH CEO John Huckaby will deliver an inspirational note
  • The Bayou City Performing Arts Men’s & Women’s Choirs will regale us with song
  • The amazing Dessie Love-Blake will perform
  • Larry "Bunny" Woods will lead us in a series of Zumba exercises to get us warmed up
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner will speak and deliver a proclamation from the city
  • The talented Wendy Taylor will lead us in the National Anthem
There will also be a DJ spinning sweet tunes and The Houston Pride Band will be on Allen Parkway to entertain and motivate you!
Don't Walk Hungry: Snacks and bottled water are provided free! Yummy bites will also be available for purchase from the following food trucks: KIKPOPS , Moon Rooster , and NOLA Po Boys .
Benefiting Agencies: Don't forget that AIDS Walk Houston 2020 benefits 14 Houston area nonprofit organizations that serve the HIV/AIDS community!
Benefiting Agencies for 2020 include:

  • African American State of Emergency Task Force
  • Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic
  • Bee Busy Wellness Center
  • Brentwood Community Foundation
  • Change Happens!
  • FLAS
  • Harris County Hospital District Foundation
  • Lazarus House
  • PRIDE Houston
  • Resurrection MCC
  • St. Hope Foundation
  • St. Peter United Church of Christ
  • The T.R.U.T.H. Project
  • University of Houston LGBTQ Resource Center

Post Walk Happy Hour: After the walk, come celebrate with us at the C.Baldwin hotel at 400 Dallas Street (diagonally across Bagby from the park) for a Happy Hour from 1:30 - 4:00 PM. RSVP Requested .
Lite bites will be provided by our host, and cash bar with specialty cocktails and pricing. C.Baldwin is generously donating 20% of alcohol sales back to AIDS Foundation Houston.
Fast FAQs:

  • Incentives cannot be mailed to you after the event. If you are unable to pick up your incentive(s) at the park, you will need to arrange for pick up at the AFH office at 6260 Westpark, Suite 100 during regular business hours.

  • The Walk is 1.8 miles (~3k) in length. Step-off is at 1 PM.

  • Street parking is free on Sundays in downtown Houston! Just make sure to watch for signs indicating restricted zones. Alternatively, check out this parking map or use a ride-sharing service.

  • Parks and Recreation Department Regulations prohibit dogs, amphibians, snakes and other reptiles that are considered dangerous. Alcohol is not permitted in Sam Houston Park.

More questions? Check out the FAQ page or speak to someone at the registration table when you arrive.
A Final Note: We walk rain or shine, so come prepared if inclement weather is predicted! This is a no-cost registration, family friendly event where you can show your support and make a difference for the benefiting AIDS Service Organizations. You can register online   pre-walk or via your mobile device at the park on Sunday! You can also donate online anytime! Reminder: Registration will be mandatory for Walk 2021 and beyond. Registration will remain free, but fundraising is always highly encouraged.
AIDS Walk Houston 2020 Underwriters
Save The Date: April 30, 2020
DINE OUT ONE DAY; FIGHT HIV. How does Dining Out For Life help? Participating restaurants across Houston pledge a flat fee or a percentage of their proceeds to AIDS Foundation Houston and our work to End the Epidemic . What do you do? Just eat out at a participating restaurant! Everyone who dines out increases the amount these restaurants make and therefore the amount they can give!
Watch the Dining Out For Life page on our website for a list of participating restaurants coming soon!