Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): October 23-29, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of October 16-22, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  October 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,  2014

Oil Ranch Lake and Barn
Plan on another great weekend!  It’s nearly Halloween and families have a lot to do in Houston!

Start Saturday by painting the walls and floors at Main Street Theater, with professional graffiti artist Daniel Anguilu and sidewalk artist Life in Colors!

Get your pumpkin carved and blinged at Mandell Park on the same morning.  The first 20 kids can get a free pumpkin there.  Everyone can bring their own pumpkin to dress up or carve out at the park!  Just a short distance away is the family (and dog!) friendly Pup Crawl at Cherryhurst Park.  Put the kids and pups in costumes and party with the friends of the park.

Also on Saturday, trick or treat along the trail at the Houston Arboretum’s ArBOOretum!  There will be hayrides, petting zoo, hay maze, pumpkin decorating and puppet show!

On Saturday evening, travel to an Asian Night Market without leaving Houston.  The Asia Society is hosting the family friendly market with local vendors, music and food.

If you are in the Missouri City area, head to Flick-nic on the Lawn at Fort Bend Community Church.  Watch Wreck-It Ralph, jump in the moonwalks and grab dinner!

You can also catch Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo, all weekend long. Go Friday to avoid some of the crowds!

On Monday, switch things up and have a moms-evening-out and join me at West U Wellness to learn about creative lunch boxes!  It’s sure to give you some great ideas for the (approximately) 5 million lunch boxes you still need to pack this school year!

And finally, join me at Toddler Tuesday: The Halloween Ball with Sofia the First and Mike the Knight. Visit the BigKidSmallCity booth to pick up a crown and say hello!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): October 16-22, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of October 16-22, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2014

Zoo Boo Houston Zoo
Look forward to another great weekend in Houston!  The farms are open and there are a lot of fall festivals and activities on the calendar!

On Saturday and Sunday is the Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival at the Nature Discovery Center.  The park will be transformed into a carnival with festival games, an obstacle course, horse drawn wagons and pumpkins!

On Saturday, head tot he Sabine Promenade for the KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou.  It’s a free day filled with nature-themed crafts, music, food, performers, and kayak demonstrations and pontoon boat tours.  There will be a Halloween Costume Parade, so come dressed as your favorite wild animal, reptile or insect!

Saturday is also the free Korean Festival at Discovery Green.  Afterwards, head to Discovery Green Flea which is great for listening to music, supporting local vendors, and people watching.  Walk through the market, pose for a picture in front of “Wings of the City” and visit the splashpad  and playground.

Sunday brings back Bayou Bend Family Days at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.  This free event includes activities and performances at the beautiful house museum.  Make some crafts and wonder through the path’s on the property.  One change for this event is that the great cable bridge of the bayou is closed for repairs.  Park like usual, but jump on the shuttle to take you to the Lazy Lane entrance.

Sunday is also a Funday for the Houston Fire Museum.  Visit the Redneck Country Club for a fundraiser including games and bounce house for kids, mechanical bull, live music and drinks and simple vittles.  Tickets are $15.

On Tuesday, join me for There’s No Place Like Space at Discovery Green’s Toddler Tuesday.  There will be a storytime, activity and Cat in the Hat visit.  Stop by the BigKidSmallCity booth and say hello!

Mark your calendar now for the Renovation Celebration next weekend.  Get your tickets now and your kids will be able to paint the walls and floors.

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): October 9-15, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of October 9-15, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  October 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15,  2014

Discovery Green Playground
Plan on another great week and weekend in Houston!  The farms are open and the fall events are in full swing.

Zoo Boo is at the Houston Zoo all weekend.  Take your costumed kids for some Halloween fun.  Go Friday, if you can, to beat some of the weekend crowd.

On Sunday, head to Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse at Main Street Theater.  This show is entertaining for kids and for their parents….  singing, dancing and humor.  The kids will smile from their seats for the 1 hour show.

On Tuesday, join me at Toddler Tuesday for the Pocoyo Dance and Karaoke Party at Discovery Green.  There will be a story, karaoke and dancing.  Be sure to also stop by the BigKidSmallCity booth to say hello!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): October 2-8, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of October 2-8, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  October 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2014

Fire Station 8 View of Skyline
Gear up for another great week and weekend in Houston!

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!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): September 25-October 1, 2014

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of September 25 – October 1, 2014! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2014

Wings by George R Brown
Have another great week and weekend in Houston!

Fall is here and the farms are open!  The Corn Maze & Hayride is open at Frobergs Farm and the Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festivities is open at Blessington Farms.  Find the BigKidSmallCity reader’s favorite fall activities HERE.

This weekend is also Dog Days at Discovery Green.  Canines will compete in the South Central Regional Championship and in a costume contest.  Do you remember the Olate Dogs from America’s Got Talent?  They will be there performing their famous pet-tricks routine!

On Sunday, watch the opening of Lilly’s Plastic Purse at Main Street Theater’s new location (Talento Billingue de Houston).  Main Street Theater shows are great for kids 3 and older, plus their parents!

Before the weekend, head to Nia Moves for a Mom & Me Creative Moves Classe.  After the weekend, be sure to join me at Toddler Tuesday for Doc McStuffins & Foam Party!  Bring your swimsuit and towel so your preschooler can play in the suds.  Also be sure to stop by the BigKidSmallCity tent and say hello!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!

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