Top 10 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: September 12 to 18, 2022

Blessington Farms' Fall Festival returns this week with pumpkin patches, rides and more | Courtesy of Blessington Farms

Search no more for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston this week from Monday, September 12 to Sunday, September 18, 2022.

This week, see the return of fall family fun, celebrate Independence Day for countries across Central and South America, watch Peter Pan as he soars, get up close with gators, and more.

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Top 10 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Coco Movie Screening at First Colony Mall | Thursday, September 15 | FREE – Bring the family to an outdoor screening in Sugar Land of Pixar’s animated 2017 film, Coco. The vibrant and exciting film follows a young musician as he embarks on an extraordinary journey through the magical land of his ancestors, uncovering truths along the way. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Circle Time at Evelyn’s Park | Friday, September 16 | FREE – The Bellaire public park hosts their weekly reading circle and picture book story time under the covered pavilion. 11am to noon.
  • The Conjurer: An Intimate Magical Experience with Master Magician Curt Miller in Downtown | Friday, September 16 & Saturday, September 17 – Through a combination of close-up magic, side-splitting clean comedy and audience interaction, Magician Curt Miller dazzles crowds on back-to-back nights at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown. The show is highly interactive and includes a trick that audiences will perform themselves. $85 and up. 8pm.
  • 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.
  • Houston Ballet presents Peter Pan at Wortham Center | Friday, September 16 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.
  • Fiestas Patrias at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, September 17 – Take part in a Fiestas Patrias celebration in the Museum District, featuring traditional mariachi, a Grito ceremony, Ballet Folklórico, art activities and more. Included with general admission; $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 3pm.
  • Fiestas Patrias at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center | Saturday, September 17 – In Fort Bend, Intempo dance brings a traditional performance at 11am and 1pm, and kiddos can take part in a mola activity, crafting colorful art based on the traditions of Indigenous people from the San Blas islands of Panama. Included with general admission; $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 6pm.
  • 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.
  • Sunday Funday: H-Town Proud at M-K-T | Sunday, September 18 | FREE – Take to the walkable Heights shopping district for a Space City–themed afternoon of complimentary sips, DJ tunes, sensory play boxes for kiddos, cookies and treats, games and more. Noon to 4pm.
  • Family Day: Our Classical Past at Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens | Sunday, September 18 | FREE – The American Decorative Arts museum hosts an afternoon of free, family-friendly fun that explores the influences of the ancient world on early American art and design. Take in a performance of From India, with Love by Anjali Dance Theater, a musical program creating ekphrastic poetry with author and artist Hal Evans, giant puppets of figures from Greek mythology and more. 1pm to 5pm.

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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.