Hats in the Park

Zoom 2017 Hats in the Park chairs Marita Fairbanks, Lisa Holthouse and Stephanie Cockrell

2017 Hats in the Park chairs Marita Fairbanks, Lisa Holthouse and Stephanie Cockrell

2018's Hats in the Park luncheon, chaired by Francine Ballard and Greggory Burk, will be held on Thursday, March 22 and will honor Diana Hawkins.

Check back as we approach the date for further details and underwriting opportunities.

2017 Hats in the Park Recap

On Thursday, March 30, the McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion filled with more than 420 guests, with hats flourishing all around. Primavera was the theme of the day, as guests sipped prosecco and gathered for an Italian-style picnic on the Centennial Green in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. Co-chairs Stephanie Cockrell, Marita Fairbanks and Lisa Holthouse planned the spectacular luncheon, ultimately raising more than $400,000 to support Hermann Park Conservancy’s initiatives to improve and protect Hermann Park for generations to come. The event honored Cece Fowler and Judy Nyquist for their work in co-chairing the Conservancy’s Art in the Park project, which brought nine amazing contemporary art installations to Hermann Park during its centennial year in 2014.

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the luncheon.

Check out coverage of the event below.

Houston Chronicle - Hats off to the Hermann Park Conservancy's Italian-style picnic
PaperCity - Air Kisses and Peek-a-Boos Highlight the Most Amazing Parade of Hats Ever
CultureMap - Can you top this? Ladies — and a few good gentlemen — don spectacular hats for Hermann Park Conservancy luncheon