Find outdoor adventures & fun ways to stay cool this summer in Sugar Land

Mountain biking trails at Brazos River Park | Photo courtesy of Visit Sugar Land

Explore and cool off all summer long with unique fun and entertainment at parks, destinations, concerts, sports, and more in Sugar Land.

Whether you’re looking to work up a sweat or maintain your cool, climate-controlled temperature, there’s plenty to keep you busy and entertained in Sugar Land all summer long.

With big, expansive parks, air-conditioned attractions, regular pro baseball games packed with extras, and world class concerts, Sugar Land is chock full of sweet summer excitement.

Biking & More Outdoor Fun in Sugar Land

Sugar Land boasts a surprising number of active outdoor adventures, including exploring the 20 miles of mountain bike trails that wind in and out through the woods at Brazos River Park (watch the short video above for a quick taste), kayaking and canoeing on a scenic lake inside Sugar Land Memorial Park, birding at the top-rated Cullinan Park, great fishing spots around Sugar Land, and more.

Locals and visitors will be tempted to snap a selfie, or post a Tik Tok, at the Sugar Rush mural located at Sugar Land Town Square, paying homage to the city’s sugary roots with a candy-centric design depicting a spice rack stacked with candy jars. Scan the QR code located by the stairs to watch Sugar Rush come to life via augmented reality.

And finally, kids and the young at heart can run around through the fountain jets at the popular splash pads at the plaza adjacent to Smart Financial Centre and in River Park. Or find other kid-friendly park recommendations.

Explore more summer fun options in Sugar Land.

Indoor Attractions & Ways to Keep Cool in Sugar Land

Ice Cream at Kilwin’s | Photo courtesy of Visit Sugar Land

If you’re intent on staying indoors, away from the blaring heat, Sugar Land’s literally got you covered.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land offers up exhibits showcasing everything from prehistoric beasts to cutting edge life science, including the new Expedition Egypt exhibit, which includes a close-up meeting with Rosie the Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula.

Locally owned Escape Again Rooms gives clever sleuths the chance to exercise their brains and creativity, undertaking adventures that are entirely indoors in immersive escape games. Meanwhile, local pottery and creative studio Artsy Soul provides the materials, instructions and opportunities for you to use your hands and create many wonderful things, from mosaics to candles.

Foodies, as well as those who simply enjoy tasty food, will find plenty of dining options to tempt their palates on any budget. Sugar Land’s best brunch destinations, ice cream establishments—including Kilwin’s, Decadent, Gelato Picks and Alpha Dessert Juice Cafe—and more kid-friendly restaurants are integral parts of all gastronomic adventures.

Speaking of, kiddos can also start in their very own blockbuster at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, which is presenting “Action-Packed Summer” daily until school is back in session.

Explore more summer fun options in Sugar Land.

Sugar Land Space Cowboys Baseball Games at Constellation Field

Sugar Land Space Cowboys home game at Constellation Field | Photo courtesy of Visit Sugar Land

When Minor League Baseball returned to Constellation Field earlier this season, the former Sugar Land Skeeters had transformed into the hard-to-resist Sugar Land Space Cowboys, complete with new branding, uniforms, and ties to Houston’s Space City roots.

However, what has not changed is the level of all ages fun and excitement at the home games of the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate, with dynamic additions to the ballpark like the Kiddie Corral and Karbach Cantina. The summer is packed with special game days featuring unique giveaways, food and drink specials, theme nights, fireworks, and more.

Regular season play continues with a number of week-long series scheduled through Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Check out the game schedule and learn more or enter for your chance to win tickets to select games.

Touring Concerts & Shows at Smart Financial Centre

Smart Financial Center at Sugar Land | Ed Uthman via CC

This summer, Smart Financial Centre is bursting with talent from around the country and the world.

August will be even hotter, with live performances by former boy band Big Time Rush, American rocker Bruce Springsteen with Men at Work and John Waite, Mexican pop covers group Matute’s Quinceañera Tour, Puerto Rican rapper and singer Anuel AA, Columbian singer Sebastian Yatra (best known more recently for singing the Oscar-nominated song “Dos Origuitas” in Disney’s Encanto), Mexican singer and dancer Gloria Trevi, the Houston-born Texas crooner Lyle Lovett, and his Large Band, smash hit vocal quartet Il Divo, and U.S. rock band Goo Goo Dolls with Blue October.

More star-packed shows will follow in September and beyond (click and scroll down to see the full event calendar).

Plus, if you move and register quickly, you may be able to win free tickets select shows in July and August. Click here (and then scroll down to find show dates) to enter to win.

Places to Stay in Sugar Land

Stay a few nights and take advantage of some of the excellent hotel deals in the “Sweetest City in Texas” and take advantage of them during your vacation trip.

Explore hotel deals in Sugar Land.

Birding at Cullinan Park in Sugar Land | Photo courtesy of Visit Sugar Land

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