Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: September 26 to October 2, 2022

Zoo Boo kicks off its month-long October celebration this weekend | Courtesy of Houston Zoo

Search no more for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston this week from Monday, September 26 to Sunday, October 2, 2022.

This week, catch a kid’s beloved character live on stage, see a handful of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, kick off the spooky season, and more.

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

  • Waller County Fair in Hempstead | Monday, September 26 to Saturday, October 1 – Help support and promote livestock-lovin’ youth in Waller at a week-long celebration of events, live music, and more. Kids can enjoy the carnival games and rides, plus don’t miss out on the rodeo, calf scramble and other animals on the fairgrounds. Day passes are $30; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Season passes start at $40. Times vary.
  • CoComelon Live at Smart Financial Centre | Thursday, September 29 – Bring the family for a Broadway-style musical productions and adventure, encouraging parents and kids alike to get out of their seats to sing and dance along. $32 and up. 6pm.
  • Segundo Barrio Children’s Choir at Children’s Museum Houston | Thursday, September 29 | FREE – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, watch a performance by Houston’s first and only bilingual choir for children as they perform on a special Free Family Night in the Museum District. 6:30pm.
  • Raya & the Last Dragon Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, September 30 | FREE Bring the family out to see an outdoor screening of the 2020 Disney animated film, Raya & the Last Dragon, at Levy Park. 7:30pm.
  • 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. Tickets are $10; $5 for children (no age specified). Face painting and owl photo activities are $5 each. 10am to 3pm.
  • Boo on the Boardwalk at Kemah Boardwalk | Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2 | FREE – Weekends get freaky fun on the Kemah Boardwalk with the opening of the month-long Halloween-themed celebration with activities, live music and trick-or-treating around the shops. Times vary.
  • Oktoberfest at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, October 1 | FREE Flying Saucer Biergarten opens up more than 50 taps for a Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration in Sugar Land, also featuring a vintage and crafts Boho Market with 50 local makers. Expect Oktoberfest games and contests including the Dachsund Dash, stein races, and stein-holding contests. Plus, marvel at roaming jugglers, stilt walkers, tarot readers and other special surprises. Free; beer-tasting packages start at $25. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Salsa y Salud at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, October 1 | FREE – Get movin’ and shakin’ to the high-energy performances of Foundation for Modern Music as they celebrate 10 years with a night of salsa performances, dance theater, visual arts and more fun for the whole family. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Pride Brand presents Anime-zing at MATCH | Saturday, October 1 – The Houston Pride Band performs music from beloved video games and animated series in a concert that celebrates the worlds of gaming, anime and cartoons. $15. 8pm.
  • Zoo Boo Opening Weekend at Houston Zoo | Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2 – Bring your little ghouls and goblins to celebrate fall festivities at the Houston Zoo for the opening of their month-long Zoo Boo. There will be a Pumpkin Lantern Tunnel between the lions and tiger exhibits, a spooktacular Scary-Go-Round, photo ops all over the Zoo, and much more. $20.20 and up. 9am to 5pm.
  • Pumpkin Patches in Greater Houston | Ongoing Take your pick of pumpkins, flowers, and Fall Festival family fun with our guide to farms and pumpkin patches around Houston for the 2022 season. Prices, dates and times vary.
  • Fall Festivals in Greater Houston | Ongoing Circle these dates for 45+ of this season’s upcoming fall festivals featuring live music, food, cultural celebrations and more at places across Greater Houston. Prices, dates and times vary.

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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.