Top 11 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: February 28 to March 6, 2022

See artists create sidewalk chalk art masterpieces in Midtown this week | Courtesy of Midtown Houston

Let the good times roll all week with the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston from Monday, February 28 to Sunday, March 6, 2022.

This week, celebrate Fat Tuesday kiddie style, catch some high-flying circus excitement, yell “Bingo!” for prizes, watch Star Wars like never before, and more.

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Top 11 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Mardi Gras Celebration at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Tuesday, March 1 – Close out Mardi Gras celebrations with the kids at a parade led by trumpeter Darryl Bayer of The Texas Brass. Plus, kids can get crafting on Mardi Gras masks and noisemakers, marvel at the talents of Claude the Comic Juggler, and snag a slice of delicious King Cake. Included with general admission; $7 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 12:30pm.
  • Japan Junction at Levy Park | Wednesday, March 2 | FREE – Presented by Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH), this event at Levy Park celebrates Hina Matsuri (also known as Doll Festival or Girl’s Day), with the amusing story of The Mouse’s Wedding. After the reading, kids can set to making their own rocking Hina dolls. 4:30pm.
  • Venardos Circus at Dry Creek Social Club | Starting Wednesday, March 2 – Step right up and see the amazing acts of the Venardos Circus in Richmond, as former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos and his cast take the stage to bring audiences a show that is part-Browdway musical, part-circus. $25; $15 for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
  • The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green | Starting Friday, March 4 – Put on your roller skates and glide around the Rink on opening night at Discovery Green in Downtown. Advance tickets required. $12 per person; including skate rental. 5pm to 11pm.
  • Family Bingo Night at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park | Friday, March 4 – Shout “Bingo!” and have some old-fashioned family fun at an exciting night of Bingo for a variety of prizes. Registration required. $5 per person. 6:30pm.
  • Aladdin Jr. at Inspiration Stage | Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6 – Bring the whole family to see Aladdin Jr. in Sugar Land. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. $10 and up. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Sunday 2:30pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert at Jones Hall | Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 6 – Feel the force of John Williams’s one-of-a-kind score as the Houston Symphony accompanies the movie in a live performance. $35 and up. Times vary.
  • Chalk on the Block at Bagby Park | Saturday, March 5 | FREE – Watch unique chalk art come to life before your eyes, straight from the concrete. Visit Bagby Park in Midtown and jump right into an interactive 3D sidewalk chalk art show. This month, artists will design western and rodeo art and guests can enjoy tunes from DJ Michele. 10am to 2pm.
  • Youth Skate Social and Competition at Bear Branch Skate Park | Saturday, March 5 – Test your skateboarding skills and hit the pavement for an afternoon of skating, tricks and fellowship in the Woodlands. There will be ollie, manual and best trick competitions, along with free skate time. All skill levels are welcome. Parent or guardian supervision required. Ages 8 to 12; registration required. $20; $15 for residents. 2pm to 5pm.
  • Indian Music Society of Houston at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center | Saturday, March 5 – The Indian Music Society of Houston presents an exciting Tabla drumming concert by students of Guru Pandit Shantilal Shah. Dance along to the beat of the drums and enjoy the culturally charged show. Included with general admission; $12 for ages 1 and up. 3pm.
  • Walk to End HIV at Sam Houston Park | Sunday, March 6 | FREE – AIDS Foundation Houston resumes their annual Walk to End HIV with in-person and virtual options—which also include other ways to participate while fundraising. For the in-person event, you can take to the streets and enjoy a post-walk happy hour in Downtown. 1pm.

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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.