This Saturday is my absolute favorite Houston event of the year: Houston FireFest! This free event is at the Val Jahnke Training Facility, near Hobby Airport, where the real firefighters train. You will know you are there when you see the smoke in the sky. The firefighters fight tanker fires, repel down buildings and show their fans exactly what the do at work.
Not only are there demonstrations, but there is a kid zone (usually with real fire hoses to spray!), trucks for “driving” and a BBQ cook off. Bring your sunscreen and bug spray, and find me at my favorite event of the year.
Also this Saturday is one of my favorite monthly Houston events: Hands-On Houston! This time it’s a Hands-On Houston Family Festival. This free event is at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft celebrates glass art with hands-on activities. Learn about glass processes, like glass blowing, flame working, cold working, etching, sand blasting, fusing and casting.
Saturday also brings us the rescheduled water parade: Afloat! Head to Allen’s Landing in Downtown to see this unique parade float down the bayou!
On Sunday, take the kids to see Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. It’s for kids 3 and older… and is another great Main Street Theater production!
On Tuesday, join the new group for parents that like to get outside and hike with their kids! Hike it Baby will meet at Hermann Park at 9:30am. Stay for the 11:00am Swing Jive & Pop! Into Dance show at Miller Outdoor Theatre, or join me at Discovery Green.
This week’s Toddler Tuesday brings Elephant and Piggie to Discovery Green! Come to the storytime, meet the giant characters and say “hello” at the BigKidSmallCity tent!
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