Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Month: September 2022

Texas TreeVentures hosts a special after-dark session in late September | Courtesy of Texas TreeVentures

Send summer on its way and welcome fall with our picks for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston in September 2022.

This month, celebrate Labor Day family style, dance along with Disney characters, see Peter Pan soar, hang out in a treehouse at sunset, and more.

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Top 12 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Month: September 2022

  • Red, White & Bayou Texas Music Festival in Downtown Dickinson | Saturday, September 3 & Sunday, September 4 – Returning for the first time since Hurricane Harvey, the City of Dickinson’s annual music festival fills Labor Day weekend with live music, boutique markets, a cook-off competition, kids zone and more. $10 and up. Times vary.
  • Labor Day at Lone Star Flight Museum | Labor Day, Monday, September 5 – The all-things-flight museum hosts a day of plane tours, flight simulators, entertainment and free hot dogs, chips and a drink. $10 admission for everyone at the door. 10am to 5pm.
  • Bentley Cup at Houston Polo Club | Friday, September 9 – A new fall season of polo kicks off with the Bentley Cup and featuring all you’ve come to expect from a Houston Polo Club outing; a Best Dressed contest, world class polo, a player parade, live music, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, and more. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 5pm.
  • Disney Junior Live on Tour! Costume Palooza at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, September 9 – This all-new show brings together beloved Disney Junior characters like Mickey and Minnie alongside Marvel faves like Spidey and his amazing friends for a jam-packed, concert-style show with singing, dancing, acrobatics and more. $39.50 and up. 6pm.
  • Polish Harvest Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church | Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11 | FREE – Based on the centuries-old Polish tradition of Dozynki, an end of harvest jubilee celebration, the Polish Harvest Festival combines traditional and modern elements featuring food, drink, and entertainment, plus a Chrildren’s Corner that offers an area full of exciting games, face painting, bounce houses and more. Though free to attend, food and drinks are on you. Times vary.
  • Houston Ballet presents Peter Pan at Wortham Center | Select Dates from Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 18 – Houston Ballet presents a reinterpretation of Sir James M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan, featuring flying sequences, swashbuckling sword fights, giant puppets, and more. $25 and up. Times vary.
  • Parent & Child: Tea Time on the Hogwarts Express at Central Market | Sunday, September 11 – Working as a team, you and kiddos will create some of the most enticing afternoon treats offered on the train to Hogwarts, like Pumpkin Pasties, Hagrid’s Rock Cakes and Honeydukes Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crunch Bon-Bons. Tickets for 1 parent and 2 children remain for $60 per person; ages 7 to 17 only. 11am to 1pm.
  • Texas GatorFest at Historic Fort Anahuac Park | Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18 – Get up close to gators for a weekend of educational activities and family-friendly entertainment with carnival rides, local vendors, airboat rides, tasty eats and more. $20; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Fall Festival Opening Weekend at Blessington Farms | Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18 – Welcome the fall season in the best way at the west-of-Katy acreage known as Blessington Farms. In addition to Teacher Appreciation Weekend, the farm will open up fall activities from pumpkin patch picking to hay rides, bounce pads and much more. $24 for ages 2 and up. 9am to 4pm.
  • Glow in the Park at Texas TreeVentures | Friday, September 23 – This monthly event at the canopy-scaling Woodlands adventure park offers a three-hour sunset climb that turns into a nighttime thrill with headlamps and various illuminations throughout the park for a new perspective on the tree-strung course. Ages 6 and up; adult supervision required. $60 per person. 7pm.
  • 86th Annual Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo in Rosenberg | Friday, September 23 to Sunday, October 2 – Through the first Sunday in October, this 10-day fair and rodeo features carnival rides, BBQ competitions, concerts, a farmer’s market, a crawfish boil, a fishing tournament, and much more. Season passes are available for $40; single day admission is $15 at the gate; $5 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Raptor Fest at Houston Audubon’s Raptor and Education Center | Friday, September 30 & Saturday, October 1 – Celebrate the owl, eagles and other predatory birds that hunt with their feet at this two-day festival that offers diorama crafts, coloring pages, painting, mask-making, face painters, games and more. $10. Some activities are $5. 10am to 3pm.

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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.