Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, May 24-30, 2018!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for May 24-30!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:


Give Away: Free Pizza for a Year at Johnny’s Italian-American Tavern by Carino’s!

Johnny’s Italian-American Tavern in Baytown will have their Grand Opening on Wednesday, May 23, 2018… and there will be contests, giveaways & the first 100 adults in line at 4pm receive free handcrafted pizza for a year! AND someone here will also win FREE pizza, each week, for a YEAR!

Johnny’s Tavern will offer an all new Italian-American menu including an all day, every day happy hour menu, 25¢ wings, over 100 beers from $2, a variety of wood-fired pizzas, handcrafted burgers and sandwiches in addition to the traditional Italian dishes that have always been the heart of Johnny Carino’s. So if you love Italian and American food and sports, go no further than Johnny’s Italian-American Tavern by Carino’s.

Located in Baytown at the San Jacinto Mall Off the I-10 FWY at Garth Rd.
Address: 7017 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521

If you want to WIN one small classic pizza per week for one year, register below (or HERE). The winner will receive one small classic pizza per week, from week ending 5/27/18 to week ending 5/19/19. Valid at the Baytown, TX location only.

Contest Ends:  Friday, May 25, 2018
Official Rules:  http://www.bigkidsmallcity.com/official-contest-rules-182/


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Things to do in Houston today, and this Memorial Day weekend, with kids! May 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2018

Make plans for another great weekend in Houston, with kids!

Go to the the annual FUNomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green.  There will be free rides, games, Nerf® Blasting Zone, face painting, interactive inflatables and more!  Or go to another great event park… and watch The Incredibles on the lawn at Levy Park.

Take the kids to the Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial City Grand Opening.  The kids can play for free… plus there will be free food, drinks, facepainting and balloon animals!

Next week go to the last Toddler Tuesday at Discovery Green.  Listen to “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and then meet Batman and Wonder Woman!

For the full list of things to do, look below. To plan out your summer, HERE are all the events planned through August!

Things to Do Any Day:
All the Houston Events – Things to do in Houston, with kids, for June 1 – September 3, 2018.  Here’s what’s on the local Houston calendars!
Stay Cool this Summer… FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues – Look here for FREE Splashpads, Pools, Beaches and Indoor Air Conditioned Venues!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Get Rewarded… Just for Reading – FREE Summer Reading Programs with Great Rewards.  Coming Soon!
Houston Area Waterparks by Location, Cost and Amenities – A quick (and rough) overview of the Houston area parks.
Movie Theater Kids Movies for $1 or Less, All Summer Long 2018 – No really. $1 movies for kids and adults!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Kids Eat Free, by Day of the Week – A list of Houston restaurants offering free meals for kids, sorted by the day of the week!
A Quick Guide to Galveston Island Beaches… and How We Take 4 Kids Without Going Crazy – To help with your summer beach trips, here is a simplified guide to Galveston Beaches and lots of details on West Beach
More Things to do in Galveston, with kids – Beaches, museums, parks and restaurants to visit in Galveston!
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Want a night out? Take the kids to Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.  (Use code BKSC1HR for a free 1st hour at the Memorial location!)

Thursday, May 24, 2018:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, May 25, 2018:
Comicpalooza – 9:00am-8:00pm – George R. Brown
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Dynamo vs New York City – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Family Movie Night: The Incredibles – 8:00pm – Levy Park
Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, May 26, 2018:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday]


Top 10 Things to Do this Week & Memorial Day Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – May 21-28, 2018

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through MONDAY, May 21-28, 2018.

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  On Tuesday, take the little kids to Toddler Tuesday  at Discovery Green.  Listen to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and meet Anna and Elsa!

2.  On Wednesday, take the kids to Nature Storytime at the Nature Discovery Center.

3.  On Thursday, go to the museum district for Free Museum Entry.

4.  Thursday through Sunday, go to Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

5.  On Friday, watch The Incredibles on the lawn at Levy Park.

6.  On Saturday, go to the the annual FUNomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green.  There will be free rides, games, Nerf® Blasting Zone, face painting, interactive inflatables and more!

7.  On Sunday, take the kids to the Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial City Grand Opening.  The kids can play for free… plus there will be free food, drinks, facepainting and balloon animals!

8.-10.  On Memorial Day, go to the Memorial Day Remembrance at George Ranch Historical Park, the Memorial Day Ceremony at Sugar Land Memorial Park or Memorial Day in Memorial City at  The Square at Memorial City.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Things to do in Houston today, and this Memorial Day weekend, with kids! May 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2018

Make plans for another great weekend in Houston, with kids!

Go to the the annual FUNomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green.  There will be free rides, games, Nerf® Blasting Zone, face painting, interactive inflatables and more!  Or go to another great event park… and watch The Incredibles on the lawn at Levy Park.

Take the kids to the Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial City Grand Opening.  The kids can play for free… plus there will be free food, drinks, facepainting and balloon animals!

Next week go to the last Toddler Tuesday at Discovery Green.  Listen to “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and then meet Batman and Wonder Woman!

For the full list of things to do, look below. To plan out your summer, HERE are all the events planned through August!

Things to Do Any Day:
All the Houston Events – Things to do in Houston, with kids, for June 1 – September 3, 2018.  Here’s what’s on the local Houston calendars!
Stay Cool this Summer… FREE Houston Splashpads, Pools & Air Conditioned Venues – Look here for FREE Splashpads, Pools, Beaches and Indoor Air Conditioned Venues!
FREE Indoor Playplaces around Houston – There are a lot of FREE indoor places to play… with no memberships required!
Get Rewarded… Just for Reading – FREE Summer Reading Programs with Great Rewards.  Coming Soon!
Houston Area Waterparks by Location, Cost and Amenities – A quick (and rough) overview of the Houston area parks.
Movie Theater Kids Movies for $1 or Less, All Summer Long 2018 – No really. $1 movies for kids and adults!
Houston Citywide Map: Things to do in Houston, with kids
Kids Eat Free, by Day of the Week – A list of Houston restaurants offering free meals for kids, sorted by the day of the week!
A Quick Guide to Galveston Island Beaches… and How We Take 4 Kids Without Going Crazy – To help with your summer beach trips, here is a simplified guide to Galveston Beaches and lots of details on West Beach
More Things to do in Galveston, with kids – Beaches, museums, parks and restaurants to visit in Galveston!
Texas Roadtrips – Pack up the family and head towards Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi or Dallas… and stop at these parent recommended spots!

Want a night out? Take the kids to Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.  (Use code BKSC1HR for a free 1st hour at the Memorial location!)

Thursday, May 24, 2018:
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.
Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, May 25, 2018:
Comicpalooza – 9:00am-8:00pm – George R. Brown
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Dynamo vs New York City – 8:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Family Movie Night: The Incredibles – 8:00pm – Levy Park
Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Want a night out? Take the kids to Adventure Kids Playcare in Memorial.  (Use code BKSC1HR for a free 1st hour at the Memorial location!)

Saturday, May 26, 2018:
Fun on the Farms – Blessington Farms
Memorial Day Remembrance – 9:00am – George Ranch Historical Park
Comicpalooza – 9:00am-7:00pm – George R. Brown
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
FUNomenal Family Festival – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Discovery Green
Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Sunday, May 27, 2018:
Comicpalooza – 9:00am-5:00pm – George R. Brown
Adventure Kids Playcare Grand Opening – 1:00pm-6:00pm – Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial City (Kids play free… plus free food, music, facepainting and more!)
Dash vs Spirit – 5:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue – 8:15pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, May 28, 2018:
Visit a new Houston Park!
Memorial Day Remembrance – 9:00am – George Ranch Historical Park
Memorial Day Ceremony – 9:30am – Houston National Cemetery
Memorial Day Ceremony – 10:00am-1:00pm – Sugar Land Memorial Park
Memorial Day in Memorial City – 3:00pm-6:00pm –  The Square at Memorial City

Tuesday, May 29, 2018:
Toddler Tuesday – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Skeeters vs Ducks – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Wednesday, May 30, 2018:
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Skeeters vs Ducks – 7:05pm – Constellation Field

Looking for more to do in your part of town? Check out…
365 Things to Do in Houston for grown-up things to do.
Fun2Go Misters for things to do near Humble.
Mac Kid SW Houston for things to do in SW Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land.
Katy Moms Blog for things to do in Katy.
Woodlands Mommy for things to do around The Woodlands.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Two for Tuesdays Return to the Downtown Aquarium – Buy One Get One Free Admission for Summer 2018

Here’s the good news… Two for Tuesdays are returning to the Downtown Aquarium in June, July and August 2018. Just print out the coupon, or pull it up on you phone, for every 4 people in your group and get buy one get one free access to everything at the Aquarium… the rides, the aquarium and the sting ray tank!  (In the past, you have been able to use multiple coupons.)

Here’s the trick…. Two for Tuesdays is on the Downtown Aquarium calendar, but you need a new coupon every month.  Usually it is in on the bottom of the homepage in one of the rectangles (and shows up on the first of the month).  You will need a new coupon each month.

The other trick is…  if you pull up on mobile, you must go to bottom and select “classic” to go to the desktop version. From there, select Houston, then the Two for Tuesday link should be second from left.

As soon as the coupons are up, we’ll update them here!

For the complete events list for Memorial Day through Labor Day, go HERE!


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published May 12-18, 2018!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all!

To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from this week, May 12-18, 2018.

Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do Around Houston:

Kid Friendly Restaurants:

 


Art & Food at Honey Art Cafe!

Address: 3516 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098

Have you seen the new Honey Art Cafe? It’s a “creative hub where you can take art classes, view artwork, and eat deliciously beautiful food”.

I’ve been eyeing it each day as we drive through Montrose/Kirby… but it was Houston mom, Sunni, that got there first! Check out her pictures… and her page, Family Fun in Northeast Houston!

Honey Art Cafe is owned by two Rice graduates that turned their passion into a business.  You can buy drinks and sweets… and take art classes or just rent the art tray ($14 for 2 people).

The walls are covered with murals… and if you are searching for more Houston art, this is a good spot to find it.

Food prices are not cheap… so this is probably a place for special occasions… but it certainly is different!  See all the options HERE.  The parking lot is free but small… so try to not arrive at peak lunch and dinner hours.

The cafe is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but any other day you can check it out!

 

Find more Houston area restaurants:


Minefaire, The Ultimate Minecraft Experience! Houston May 19 & 20, 2018

Be blown away by off-the-charts fun at the #1 Minecraft event in the USA. Minefaire: The Ultimate Minecraft Experience is coming to Houston on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at NRG Center.  To save 20% on tickets use code BigKidSmallCity… or just go HERE.  OR try affiliate Groupon for some $19-$29 tickets!

Join parent-child build challenges, win a Minecraft costume contest, witness nonstop mega-stage shows, learn from Official Minecraft Education Global Mentors and meet your favorite YouTube creators, including MangoTango!  MangoTango will not only be at the event but giving a talk on how to turn a hobby into a career as a YouTuber.

For more information go to Minefaire.com AND to save 20% on tickets use code BigKidSmallCity… or just go HERE.  OR try affiliate Groupon for some $19-$29 tickets!  Kids two and under are free.