Top 14 Things for Kids in Houston This Week: February 24 to March 1, 2020

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Texas Independence Day Celebration | Photo courtesy of Washington on the Brazos

Make the most of your week with our top 14 things to do with kids in Houston from Monday, February 24 to Sunday, March 1, 2020. 

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  • Family Bingo Night at Palava Family Entertainment Center | Monday, February 24 – Yell “Bingo” as a family at Bingo Night at Palava Family Entertainment Center in Spring. Spend the evening playing bingo while enjoying food and drinks. Prizes will be awarded. Regular admission rates apply; prices vary by age and activity choices. 6pm.
  • Round Up your checkout to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston & Galveston at McDonald’s | Monday, February 24 through Sunday, March 1 – Donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Houston and Galveston by rounding your checkout up to the nearest whole dollar during your next visit to McDonald’s. McDonald’s restaurants across Greater Houston are making it easier for customers to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that provides resources to improve the health and well-being of children. 
  • The 109th Celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston | Monday, February 24 to Tuesday, February 25 – Over three million beads will be thrown at Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration, with the lineup of festivities including elaborate parades, headliner performances and concerts, balcony parties, masked balls, an official 5K run, family events, and plenty of feasting. There are plenty of family-friendly options that are sure to appeal to all age ranges. Times and prices for events vary.
  • Fat Tuesday at Memorial City | Tuesday, February 25 | FREE – The Rouxpour will be putting on a crawfish boil with all the fixins in Memorial City. There will also be live music, Mardi Gras masks and beads, and face painting for the kiddos. 3pm to 11pm.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center | Wednesday, February 26 – Get decked out in red and throw on your beard to root for the Rockets as they take on the Grizzlies. Tickets are TBA, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
  • 20th Annual College Classic at Minute Maid Park | Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 1 – The 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic will see a matchup of SEC vs. Big 12 teams as LSU, Arkansas, and Missouri will be matched up against Texas, Oklahoma, and Baylor. There will be a total of nine games over three days at Minute Maid Park. Missouri vs. Baylor kickoff at 11am on Friday. Tickets for single day passes include three games and range from $20 to $35; three day passes range from $42 to $75. Times vary.
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, February 28 | FREE – Bring the family to a free screening of the action-packed film, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, at Levy Park. Arrive early with Pokemon Go in hand and hit all nine Poke stops before the movie starts. 6:30pm.
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame at Jones Hall | Saturday, February 29 – The Houston Symphony presents this family-friendly concert at Jones Hall to gear up for opening day of baseball season. Featuring an orchestra-backed narration of the poem Casey at the Bat, plus a sing-a-long in the seventh-inning stretch, it’s an opportunity for kids to get a feel for classical music and help adults enjoy the lighter side of the musical art form. Kiddos will also love the instrument petting zoo and craft station, which take place before the concerts. Tickets start at $23.50. There will be a performance at 10am and 11:30am.
  • Texas Independence Day Celebration at Washington on the Brazos | Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 | FREE – Bring your friends and family over to the 300-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site for their annual 2-day Texas Independence Day Celebration. Guests can commemorate when 59 delegates met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico and form a new nation. There will be two stages of live music and entertainment, along with plenty of family-friendly activities. A third tented stage will include performances commonly seen in the early 1800s, including a magician and medicine show. Living historians will also present highlights of the convention of 1836 including important debates, decisions, and correspondence before attendees have the opportunity to meet the “delegates” of the Convention. Times vary.
  • Leap Year at Parker Williams Branch Library | Saturday, February 29 | FREE – Celebrate Leap Day by bringing the kiddos out to Parker Williams Branch Library to learn about the leaping amphibians, frogs, on Leap Day. 10:30am to 11:30am.
  • Art Market and Home Tour in Cross Creek Ranch | Saturday, February 29 | FREE – Admire art and architecture at the outdoor Art Market & Home Tour at Cross Creek Ranch. Artisans and artists from Houston’s longest-running outdoor market, First Saturday Arts Market as well as the Market at Sawyer Yards, come to Cross Creek Ranch to showcase paintings, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, and other handcrafted items. Expect live music, local food trucks, and activities for kids. Make sure to stop by one of their 22 model homes to pick up the newest décor tips. 11am to 3pm.
  • Opening Day: Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy at BBVA Stadium | Saturday, February 29 – The Houston Dynamo faces off against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the team’s 16th season kickoff game at BBVA Stadium. Fans will receive a free Dynamo Rally Towel to help spin up the energy to start the season. Tickets are TBA, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 2:30pm.
  • Father Daughter Dance at Westwood Gymnastics | Saturday, February 29 – Dance the night away in your suit and tie while your daughter wears her fanciest dress at Westwood Gymnastics. The evening will consist of several photo opportunities, snacks, beverages, face painting, games, and dancing with the DJ. Pre-registration is $30; additional siblings are $10. 6:30pm to 8:00pm.
  • Cirque du Soleil presents Alegría: In a New Light at Sam Houston Race Park | Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1 – One of Cirque du Soleil’s most popular shows returns to the big top at Sam Houston Race Park for performances featuring gymnastic and athletic spectacles. Tickets start at $75, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale website.

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