Discover the best events in Houston this week with our picks for things to do with kids in and around Houston from Monday, May 17 through Sunday, May 23, 2021.
This week, take in stunning virtual livestreams from Miller Outdoor Theatre, swing for the fences at the Skeeters’ home opener, snack on authentic Polish food, sprawl out for outdoor screenings of family-friendly films, and more.
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Scroll below to find great things for kids and families happening in Houston from Monday, May 17 to Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Top 12 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston
- Miller Virtual Series: Houston Grand Opera presents Katie: Strongest of the Strong Online | Tuesday, May 18 | FREE | Virtual – Tune in for the remarkable true story of Katie Sandwina, a circus strongwoman who defied expectations and helped lead the U.S. suffrage movement in the early 1900s. The virtual performance can be watched for free on livestream on Miller’s website, YouTube Channel, and Facebook page. The stream will be accessible after the premiere. 10am.
- Bingo on the Lawn at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Thursday, May 20 – Hit the Nature Center’s new lawn during a fun-filled evening of bingo at the Houston Arboretum, where folks can win small prizes each round. $25 for nonmembers; $20 for members; $10 for ages 17 and under. 5:30pm.
- Sugar Land Skeeters vs. El Paso Chihuahuas at Constellation Field | Thursday, May 20 to Sunday, May 23 – Root, root, root for the Sugar Land Skeeters when they return to the field for their home opener series against the El Paso Chihuahuas in a weekend of high-energy Minor League Baseball action. $8 to $60, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Times vary.
- 2021 Taste of Poland Drive-Thru at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish | Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23 | No Cover – While the Houston Polish Festival prepares for a full-force comeback in September, they’ve gotten things off to an appetizing start with a Taste of Poland drive-thru event, where attendees will be able to pull through for their traditional Polish food, drinks and vendor items in a COVID-safe environment. Times vary.
- 34th Annual NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park | Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23 – The three-day Spring Nationals competition returns, sending top fuel, funny car, and pro stock hot rods roaring down the strip at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown. General admission for single-day tickets starts at $30; $100 for three-day general admission, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Times vary.
- The Lion King Movie Screening at Heritage Park | Friday, May 21 | FREE – Experience the circle of life during an outdoor screening of Disney’s 2019 live-action film, The Lion King, while sprawling out on blankets or in lawn chairs at Heritage Park in Conroe. 8:15pm.
- First3Years’ 2nd Annual Baby Dash Virtual Edition | Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23 | Virtual – First3Years is hosting its second Baby Dash with a virtual, two-day edition that helps raise money to support the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and their families. Participants can take part in the 5K and 10K run/walks, half marathon, bike rides—or even just sitting on your couch—anywhere and anytime over the weekend. Registration starts at $38.95 per person.
- Bay Area BBQ Fest at Morgan Falls Event Center | Saturday, May 22 – Get outdoors for a family-friendly food and music festival when the Bay Area BBQ Fest hits the Morgan Falls Event Center in Alvin. $5, but limited discounted $2.50 tickets are available. Noon to 6pm.
- Miller Virtual Series: HISD Fine Arts Extravaganza Virtual Performance | Saturday, May 22 | Virtual – This virtual performance showcases talented students from across Houston Independent School District, featuring singing, dancing, music, and acting. The performance can be watched, for free, on livestream through Miller Outdoor Theatre’s website, YouTube Channel, and Facebook page. 8pm.
- Disney’s Mulan Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Saturday, May 22 | FREE – Save the world and defend your family’s honor while watching an outdoor and socially distanced double screening of Disney’s beloved 1998 animated movie, Mulan, at Discovery Green in the heart of Downtown. 5pm and 8pm.
- Flick and Float: Trolls World Tour Movie Screening at Conroe Aquatic Center | Saturday, May 22 – Relax poolside while enjoying a family-friendly screening of the 2020 release, Trolls World Tour, at Conroe Aquatic Center. $5 entry fee; concessions will also be available for purchase. Pool noodles will be for sale for $1.50 each. 7pm.
- Current Museum Exhibits & Art Installations in Houston | Ongoing | Some FREE – Across the Museum District and throughout the Greater Houston area, world-class museums and installations are offering up fascinating and engaging exhibitions that are ticketed or free. You can also dig into our Visitor’s Guides at several of Houston’s flagship museums, including The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS), The Health Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, and more.
How to Get Vaccinated & Safely Lose the Mask
With the CDC’s announcement that most fully vaccinated people can go maskless indoors and out, many Houstonians are safely returning to normal life and activities.
The safest way to enjoy this and many other events around Houston is to get vaccinated from COVID-19 infection. Many vaccination sites across the city are allowing walk-ins, including at NRG Park and all Houston Health Department sites. Find the nearest site, including major pharmacies, by texting your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish.
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