Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: June 28 to July 4, 2021

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Get sizzlin’ with our picks for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston this week from Monday, June 28 through Independence Day Sunday, July 4th, 2021.

This week, make it about the little ones with kid-friendly events around the city, including a special pirate-themed celebration, a hands-on lesson in history, an interactive exhibit that’ll treat your sweet tooth, and much more.

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Scroll below to find great things for kids and families happening in Houston from Monday, June 28 to Independence Day, Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Top 12 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Special Pirate Celebration at Pirates Bay Waterpark in Baytown | Monday, June 28 Exclusively for families of children or adults with special needs, this evening celebration lets the little mateys in your life explore the park, ride the waves in the wave pool, slip down the slides, and more. $5, with registration. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Family Story Time & Crafts at Levy Park | Tuesday, June 29 | FREE – Grab a blanket and spread out for a socially distanced story time reading, followed by a craft that accompanies the featured book. All craft supplies are included. 10am.
  • Hands-On History at George Ranch Historical Park | Tuesday, June 29 to Saturday, July 3 Get hands-on with different activities of the pioneer age when the Fort Bend historical park offers up a different DIY experience every week this summer. This week, learn how to make tin punch lanterns. Included with general admission; $15 for ages 13 and up, $10 for ages 4 to 12, free for ages 3 and under. Hands-on activities are from 10am to noon. Park hours vary.
  • LEGO-ology at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Wednesday, June 30 Get hands-on with the colorful bricks as you learn about science, math, and literary concepts. Ideal for ages 6 and under. Included with general admission; $7 for ages 1 and up. 10am to noon.
  • Candytopia at CityCentre | Opens Friday, July 2 Step into the wonderful world of sweetness with the limited time event known as Candytopia. This imaginative sensory experience is bursting with bright colors and more than a dozen sugary settings that feature sculptures, super-sized confections, and one-of-a-kind photo ops. $28; $20 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. Tickets on sale beginning Tuesday, June 29.
  • Parent & Child: A Tex-Mex Sheet Pan Meal Cooking Lesson at Central Market Cooking School | Friday, July 2 Ideal for ages 7 to 17, this hands-on cooking class will help duos learn some cooking basics while you work through a menu of guacamole, homemade salsa, sheet pan fajitas, and sugar & cinnamon-coated dessert nachos with strawberries. $90 for a team of 1 adult and 1 child. 11am.
  • AFA Summer Music Festival Showcase at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, July 2 | FREE | Virtual Option – American Festival for the Arts presents a showcase of works performed by the AFA Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra, accompanied by Meliora Winds and conducted, in part, by award-winning composer and conductor Alejandro Basulto. This performance will be livestreamed on Miller Outdoor’s YouTube. Seating in the covered area is free and requires advance tickets that can be reserved online. Seating on the hill is free and requires no ticketing. 8:30pm.
  • Wings of Freedom 10K, 5K & Family Fun Run at Karbach Brewing Company | Saturday, July 3 | Virtual Option Presented by Be an Angel, a foundation that seeks to improve the quality of life for children with multiple disabilities, this fun run event will circle the Karbach Brewing Company, with the 10K route bringing runners further out and around Hempstead Road. Registration for all run lengths (10K, 5K, and family and dog run) is $30; $15 for ages 12 and under; $15 for dog registration. Virtual options available. 7:30am.
  • ComedySportz Family-Friendly Improv Show at Preston Theater | Saturday, July 3 Laugh out loud with the family when ComedySportz Houston presents their fast-paced improv comedy show that’s suitable for the whole family, now performing at Preston Theater in EaDo. Two teams will battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games, and songs on the spot with audience participation. $20; $18 for students, military, and ages 65 and up, but limited discounted $10 tickets are available for all shows. 8pm.
  • Fourth of July Events around Town | Saturday, July 3 & Independence Day, Sunday, July 4 Celebrate the Fourth of July with our guide to fireworks, parades, concerts, and more happening around Greater Houston on and before Independence Day, Sunday, July 4, 2021.
  • Rosenberg’s Family 4th Celebration at Seabourne Creek Park | Independence Day, Sunday, July 4 | FREE – Seabourne Creek Park hosts a family Fourth celebration featuring bounce houses, kids activities, face painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, food, and a twenty-minute fireworks show to cap off the evening. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 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 MuseumHolocaust Museum Houston, and more

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Shea Kummer is a mom to 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she's not cheering on her boys, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.