Things to do in Houston today, and this Thanksgiving weekend, with kids! November 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017

Things to do in Houston, with kids, this weekend!  This events list is brought to you by our sponsor, Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House.

On Thanksgiving, run the Turkey Trot (and use code 17BIGKID to save $5), watch the HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade , tour the Magical Winter Lights or go see Zoo Lights.  For restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, go HERE!

After the big day, go see A Charlie Brown Christmas by Main Street Theater at MATCH, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas at Alley Theatre or Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular at The Grand Galveston.

For the full list of things to do, brought to you by Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House, look below.

You can also find all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Find discounts to Houston Holiday Shows!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, November 23, 2017:
Turkey Trot – 7:00am – Galleria (Use Code: 17BIGKID to save $5)
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Friday, November 24, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, November 25, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-11:00pm – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular3:00pm & 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston
Skate with Santa – 5:00pm-6:00pm – ICE at Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Knicks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall

Sunday, November 26, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
ICE at Discovery Green – 11:00am-8:00pm – Discovery Green
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 2:30pm – Jones Hall
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, November 27, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Cheap Skate – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Nets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, November 28, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Wednesday, November 29, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
ICE at Discovery Green – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Pacers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! November 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2017

Things to do in Houston, with kids, this weekend!  This weekly events list is brought to you by our sponsor, Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House.

Head downtown for the Via Color Street Painting Festival on the streets surrounding City Hall.  Two hundred artists will converge on the streets, by City Hall, to celebrate the artistic spirit of Houston and to benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech, a local non-profit that serves children with hearing loss.

Go to the Bayou Bend Family Day for the Thanksgiving themed event.  This month the free family day travels to Emancipation Park for an afternoon of performances, activities, games, and demonstrations. Celebrate the autumn season, history, and Houston civic pride!

Light up the night with Magical Winter Lights at Gulf Greyhound Park, Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo and Lighting of the Doves at Town Green Park at The Woodlands Waterway.

Make it feel like winter at Frostival at Discovery Green.  This is the opening of the ICE at Discovery Green and the debut of the winter art installation, Hello Trees.  Enjoy a live musical performance, live ICE battles, interactive ice sculptures and more!

For the full list of things to do, brought to you by Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House, look below.

You can also find all the holiday events and shows HERE… and discounts to holiday shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Find discounts to Houston Holiday Shows!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, November 16, 2017:
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.
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Bible Story Time: Man is Different than the Animals – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park

Friday, November 17, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 7:30pm – Alley Theatre (Look for discount tickets HERE.)
The Magic Flute – 7:30pm – Opera in the Heights

Saturday, November 18, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
HALS Free Train Rides – 9:00am-2:00pm – Zube Park
Art in the Park – 10:00am-12:00pm – Evelyn’s Park
Via Color Street Painting Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre (Look for discount tickets HERE.)
Lighting of the Doves – 3:00pm-9:00pm – Town Green Park at The Woodlands Waterway
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Frostival – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Flea by Night – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, November 19, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Via Color Street Painting Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Texans vs Cardinals – 12:00pm – NRG
Pecan Harvest Festival – 12:00pm-8:00pm – Richmond
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Bayou Bend Family Day: Our National Thanksgiving – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Emancipation Park
The Magic Flute – 2:30pm – Opera in the Heights
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Monday, November 20, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Tuesday, November 21, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH (Look for discount tickets HERE.)
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Dynamo vs Sounders – 8:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Wednesday, November 22, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH (Look for discount tickets HERE.)
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
Rockets vs Nuggets – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! November 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2017

Make this another great weekend, with kids!

Trains Over Texas opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science this weekend.  Also, the rescheduled Houston Symphony: Hook’D: Pirates in Concert is at Jones Hall!

Also, Cirque Mechanics “Pedal Punk” is free at Miller Outdoor Theatre… and this is the last weekend for Akeelah and the Bee by Main Street Theater at MATCH! (You might find discount tickets on affiliate Goldstar.)

For the full list of things to do, look below.  Find all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, November 9, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Children’s Bible Story Time: Earth is for Man – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books
Rockets vs Cavaliers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, November 10, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
The Magic Flute – 7:30pm – Opera in the Heights
Cirque Mechanics “Pedal Punk” – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, November 11, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Dino Day – 9:00am – Houston Museum of Natural Science (RSVP Required)
Walk on the Wild Side – 10:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Houston Symphony: Hook’D: Pirates in Concert – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall (Rescheduled from October)
Free Train Rides for Veterans – 10:00am-5:00pm – Hermann Park Kinder Station
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Akeelah and the Bee – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Veterans Day Celebration – 12:00pm-8:00pm – Levy Park
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Rockets vs Grizzlies – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
The Magic Flute – 7:30pm – Opera in the Heights

Sunday, November 12, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Hope After Harvey Music Fest – 12:00pm-7:00pm – The Pub Galleria (Family Friendly)
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
My First Music Lesson – 2:00pm – Discovery Green
Canned Acoustica – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Monday, November 13, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green

Tuesday, November 14, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Rockets vs Raptors – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Wednesday, November 15, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! November 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2017

Plan out a great weekend in Houston, with your kids!

Take the family to Akeelah and the Bee by Main Street Theater at MATCH.  This show is put on by professional actors but is meant for kids.

Go to the Hands On Houston Family Festival: Focus on Fiber at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Create wet-felted bracelets, sew your own wall hanging and more at this free event!  Or just spend time in the big, family friendly, Houston Museum District!

Drive down to Touch-A-Truck 2017 & Model Train Festival in Texas City.  See more than 45 trucks from monster trucks to dump trucks, cranes to military vehicles, police and fire and much more! There will also be face painting, balloon artists, giant corn box and model trains.

For the full list of things to do, look below.

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, November 2, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Mondays with Mommy: A Trip to the Farm – 10:00am – LaCenterra
Children’s Bible Story Time: God Made Man – 10:00am – Topstone Bibles & Books

Friday, November 3, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Astros Parade – 2:00pm – Downtown Houston
Balloonapalooza Fall Fest – 4:00pm-11:00pm – Constellation Field Sugar Land
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, November 4, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Touch-A-Truck 2017 & Model Train Festival – 10:00am-5:00pm – 6th Street Texas City
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Akeelah and the Bee – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Hands On Houston Family Festival: Focus on Fiber – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Naturally Wild Families: Cane Pole Fishing – 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm – Houston Arboretum
Balloonapalooza Fall Fest – 4:00pm-11:00pm – Constellation Field Sugar Land
Dog Pop – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Outside Birds Barbershop and Steel City Pop (Dog-centric Pop Up Festival)
Movies at Miller: Sing Along with the Muppet Movie – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Screen on the Green: Zootopia – 7:30pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, November 5, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Texans vs Colts – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Fall Charity Chinese Folk Music Concert – 3:30pm-5:30pm – Tompkins High School
Balloonapalooza Fall Fest – 4:00pm-10:00pm – Constellation Field Sugar Land
Rockets vs Jazz – 6:00pm – Toyota Center

Monday, November 6, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green

Tuesday, November 7, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Family Storybook Circle – 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Wednesday, November 8, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this Halloween weekend, with kids! October 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, November 1, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Find all of the family friendly Halloween activities HERE… including Scream on the Green and If You’re a Monster and You Know It at Discovery Green and Halloween Monster Mash Bash at the Children’s Museum.  Be sure to look below for ALL the events.

This weekend you can also watch Akeelah and the Bee at Main Street Theater, attend Family Day: How to be a Pirate at the Houston Maritime Museum, bounce at the giant  Big Bounce America at Houston Sports Park and observe the moon with the Lunar + Planetary Institute at Levy Park!

For the full list of things to do, look below.

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 26, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Let’s Make a Play Today – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday, October 27, 2017:
Big Bounce America – Houston Sports Park
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Craftober Night – 5:00pm – Crossing Midline Kids Gym
Pre-Halloween Bash & Trunk-or-Treat Alley – 6:30pm-8:00pm – Faith Lutheran Bellaire
Trunk or Treat 2017 by Global Martial Arts – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Tomball
Annual Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat – 6:00pm-8:30pm – Bethany Methodist Weekday School
Scream on the Green – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Screen on the Green: Hotel Transylvania 2 – 7:30pm – Discovery Green
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Saturday, October 28, 2017:
Big Bounce America – Houston Sports Park
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Oktoberfest – 10:30am-2:30pm – First Evangelical Lutheran Church Midtown
Day of Dead Festival – 11:00am-7:0opm – MECA
Brazilian Food & Music Festival – 11:00am-7:00pm – The Wildcatter Saloon
Houston Egyptian Festival – 11:00am-9:00pm – Discovery Green
Truck or Treat Halloween Family Food Festival – 12:00pm-11:00pm – Heritage Place Amphitheater, Conroe
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Special Needs Halloween Indoor Trick or Treat – 2:00pm-4:00pm – Helen Hall Public Library, League City
Family Day: How to be a Pirate – 2:00pm-5:00pm – Houston Maritime Museum
Festival of Abilities – 3:00pm-7:00pm – Oak Forest Park
Lunar + Planetary Institute: Observe the Moon Night – 7:00pm-9:00pm – Levy Park
T3 Haunted House – 7:00pm-10:00pm -Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Sunday, October 29, 2017:
Big Bounce America – Houston Sports Park
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Day of Dead Festival – 11:00am-7:0opm – MECA
Akeelah and the Bee – 12:30pm & 3:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Trunk or Treat Street Party – 5:00pm-7:00pm – First United Methodist Church Pearland
T3 Haunted House – 7:00pm-10:00pm -Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land

Monday, October 30, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Trick or Treat – 5:30pm-6:30pm – Tanger Outlets
Rockets vs 76ers – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, October 31, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Toddler Tuesday: If You’re a Monster and You Know It – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Halloween Monster Mash Bash – 3:00pm-8:00pm – Children’s Museum
Astros Watch Party – 5:00pm – Minute Maid
Trunks ‘n’ Treats – 5:00pm-7:00pm – Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown
Memorial City Monster Mash Spooktacular – 5:00pm-7:00pm – Memorial City Mall
Halloween Trick or Treat – 5:00pm-8:00pm – CityCentre

Wednesday, November 1, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Mommy Mingle – 10:00am-12:00pm – Children’s Museum of Houston
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Astros Watch Party – 5:00pm – Minute Maid
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 19, 20 ,21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2017

Make it a great week and weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Celebrate Halloween with Tricks, Treats & T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land, with Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo (and go on Friday if you want to beat some of the crowds), with ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum (and consider getting this affiliate Groupon because members get in free!) and with our favorite Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center.

Celebrate Fall with the return of Splendid China at Miller Outdoor Theatre and Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Be sure to bring some affiliate ear protection to the air show, for the kids.)

Next week, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: We are the Dinosaurs at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity. Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below.

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 19, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.

Friday, October 20, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Splendid China XII – 7:30pm – Miller outdoor Theatre
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Saturday, October 21, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Wings Over Houston – 8:00am-3:00pm – Ellington Airport
HALS Free Public Train Rides – 9:00am-2:00pm – Zube Park
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-4:00pm – Houston Zoo
Tricks, Treats & T-Rex – 10:00am-1:00pm – Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land
ArBOOretum! – 10:00am-4:00pm – Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Howl-o-ween Fest – 10:00am-4:00pm – Bridgeland Oak Meadow Park
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Houston Korean Cultural Festival – 10:00am-7:00pm – Discovery Green
Energy Day 2017 – 11:00am-4:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
OktoberPest – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Pumpkin Patch – 11:00am-4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Fall Festival – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Abiding Word Lutheran Church
Greyhound Bash – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Meyerland Middle School
Halloween Zoovie Night – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Houston Zoo
Flea by Night – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Mavericks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Splendid China XII – 7:30pm – Miller outdoor Theatre
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Sunday, October 22, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Wings Over Houston – 8:00am-3:00pm – Ellington Airport
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-4:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Dynamo vs Fire – 3:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Pumpkin Patch – 11:00am-4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts

Monday, October 23, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Kupira Marimba – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Rockets vs Grizzlies – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, October 24, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Toddler Tuesday: We are the Dinosaurs – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Astros Watch Party – 5:00pm – Minute Maid

Wednesday, October 25, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Moving Myths – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Astros Watch Party – 5:00pm – Minute Maid
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2017

Have a great week and weekend in Houston, with the kids!

Zoo Boo opens this weekend at the Houston Zoo!  If you can swing it, go on Friday to beat some of the crowds.  You can also catch the Halloween Zoovie Night after dark.

Or enjoy some sophisticated Halloween fun with the free Symphonic Spooktacular at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Walk on the Wild Side at the Nature Discovery Center or watch the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at Discovery Green.

Head to the Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day at the Museum of Fine Art’s Bayou Bend Collection and Rienzi.  This free event includes art workshops, games and performances.

Next week, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: Tacky the Penguin at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below (and click each link check for changes since Harvey).

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 12, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Houston Italian Festival – 5:00pm-10:00pm – University of St. Thomas

Friday, October 13, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Houston Italian Festival – 11:00am-10:00pm – University of St. Thomas
Halloween Zoovie Night – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Houston Zoo
Night Market – 6:00pm – Asia Society
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Spurs – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Saturday, October 14, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-4:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
FireFest – 10:00am-5:00pm – Val Jahnke Training Facility
Bayou City Art Festival – 10:00am-6:00pm – Streets Surrounding City Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Walk on the Wild Side – 11:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Houston Italian Festival – 11:00am-10:00pm – University of St. Thomas
Filipino Street Festival – 12:00pm-8:00pm – Levy Park
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Harvey Relief Festival – 1:00pm –  TWEF Empowerment Center
Screen on the Green: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – 8:00pm – Discovery Green
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Sunday, October 15, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-4:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Houston Italian Festival – 11:00am-6:00pm – University of St. Thomas
Texans vs Browns – 12:00pm – NRG
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Bayou Bend & Rienzi Family Day – 1:00pm-5:00pm – Bayou Bend Collection and Rienzi
Symphonic Spooktacular – 7:00pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Monday, October 16, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Astros Watch Party – 5:00pm – Minute Maid Park

Tuesday, October 17, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Toddler Tuesday: Tacky the Penguin – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Astros Watch Party – Time TBD – Minute Maid Park

Wednesday, October 18, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Astros Watch Party – 2:00pm – Minute Maid Park
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2017

Make this a great fall week and weekend, in Houston, with kids!  Find all the farms, pumpkin patches and fall festivals HERE!

Go to KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou at Guadalupe Plaza Park.  Activity stations will include hands-on activities, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, a rock climbing wall, Sports Zone and more! Wear a costume for the parade!

Be sure to also make plans to attend the Houston Dynamo & Dash Family FUN Soccer Day at JC Sports Houston.  Families can play soccer with Dynamo and Dash players, meet the mascot AND raise money for the Humble Oil Patch Golf Center.  (100% of the proceeds will go to the family that had their business and home flooded in Harvey.)

Next week head to Toddler Tuesday: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! at Discovery Green.  The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below (and click each link check for changes since Harvey).

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 5, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Greek Festival – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Thursday Night Concerts – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Sharks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Friday, October 6, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Greek Festival – 11:00am-3:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, October 7, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Houston Symphony: Hook’D: Pirates in Concert – 10:00am & 11:30am – Jones Hall
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Garbage Island 4.0 – 10:30am & 1:00pm – Rec Room
BIRTH Fair 2017 – 10:30am-4:00pm – United Way of Greater Houston
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou – 11:00am-3:00pm – Guadalupe Plaza Park
Greek Festival – 11:00am-10:00pm – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Met Dance Season Kick Off – 8:00pm – Discovery Green

Sunday, October 8, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Astros Watch Party – 11:30am – Minute Maid Park (Free, but you need to redeem the voucher)
Greek Festival – 12:00pm-6:00pm – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
My First Music Lesson – 2:00pm – Discovery Green
Houston Dynamo Dash Family FUN Soccer Day – 2:00pm-5:00pm – JC Sports Houston
Texans vs Chiefs – 7:30pm – NRG

Monday, October 9, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Astros Watch Party – 10:00am – Minute Maid Park (Free, but you need to redeem the voucher)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Toddler Tuesday: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! – 10:30am – Discovery Green

Wednesday, October 11, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Dynamo vs Sporting – 7:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017

The Fall Festivities are starting with Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities at Blessington Farms and Texas Renaissance Festival.  Find all the farms, festivals and pumpkin patches HERE!

You can go see Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Main Street Theater at MATCH.  You can also watch Sing at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Next week go to Toddler Tuesday: Farmyard Beat at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below (and click each link check for changes since Harvey).

Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, September 28, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Thursday Night Concerts – 7:00pm – Discovery Green

Friday, September 29, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Movies at Miller: Sing – 7:30pm – Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 30, 2017:
Super Saturday (Buy One Get One Free) – Downtown Aquarium
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Garbage Island 4.0 – 10:30am & 1:00pm – Rec Room
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Dynamo vs United FC – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Sunday, October 1, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – 12:30pm & 3:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Canned Acoustica – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green

Monday, October 2, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Mondays with Mommy: Halloween Boo Fest – 10:00am – LaCenterra
Hansel and Gretel – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Texans vs Titans – 12:00pm – NRG

Tuesday, October 3, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Toddler Tuesday: Farmyard Beat – 10:30am – Discovery Green
MFAH Playdate – 10:45am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Family Storybook Circle – 11:30am – Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Hansel and Gretel – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
National Night Out – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Discovery Green

Wednesday, October 4, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Hansel and Gretel – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! September 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2017

Have a great week and weekend in Houston, with kids!

Enjoy some theater with Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Main Street Theater. All youth performances are done by professional actors… but are meant for families. A little wiggling or giggling won’t be a problem at this Midtown theater!

Head to the farm to kick off the fall season!  Blessington Farms is opening up their Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities this weekend!

Or go to Discovery Green for Circo Avenida and then to watch Hidden Figures on the lawn.  Or go to the Houston Maritime Museum for the Family Day: Celebrating Houston.

Next week, go to Toddler Tuesday: LMNOPeas at Discovery Green.  The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below (and click each link check for changes since Harvey).

Also, go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, September 21, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
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.
Blanket Bingo – 6:00pm-9:00pm – Market Square Park
Thursday Night Concerts – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Astros vs White Sox – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Park After Dark Night Hike – 7:30pm – Nature Discovery Center

Friday, September 22, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Astros vs Angels – 7:10pm – Minute Maid Park
H-E-B Movie Night: Hidden Figures – 8:00pm – Discovery Green

Saturday, September 23, 2017:
Super Saturday (Buy One Get One Free) – Downtown Aquarium
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Food Detectives – 10:00am – Nature Discovery Center
Take Me Outdoors Houston – 10:00am-3:00pm – Discovery Green
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
Garbage Island 4.0 – 10:30am & 1:00pm – Rec Room
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Family Day: Celebrating Houston – 2:00pm-5:00pm – Houston Maritime Museum
Retro Spectacale – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Avenida Houston
Astros vs Angels – 6:10pm – Minute Maid Park
Dash vs Red Stars – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

Sunday, September 24, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – 12:30pm & 3:30pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts
Astros vs Angels – 1:10pm – Minute Maid Park

Monday, September 25, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Dr. Kaboom – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Play 60 – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Levy Park

Tuesday, September 26, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Toddler Tuesday: LMNOPeas – 10:30am – Discovery Green

Wednesday, September 27, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Dynamo vs Galaxy – 7:30pm – BBVA Compass Stadium

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.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


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