Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Month: March 2023

A wide shot of families and children on the Hermann Park Hill with dozens of kits in the air
The Hermann Park Kite Festival returns in late March | Courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy

Welcome in spring with the kick off to outdoor family entertainment at the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston in March 2023.

This month, play in colorful powders, keep busy during Spring Break, roll into the Rodeo season, and much more, all month long.

Looking to lock in your Spring Break plans? Check out our guide to week-long Spring Break celebrations and more events taking place in mid-March.

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Top 12 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Month: March 2023

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park | Daily through Sunday, March 19 – Happening through the first three weeks of March, the Houston Rodeo offers full days of carnival fun, festival eats, livestock and petting zoos, a vendor marketplace, and a nightly main event of bronco bustin’ and headlining concerts. Plus, you can catch performers like Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and the Sunday finale concert from Luke Bryan. NRG Park admission is $20 for ages 13 and up; $10 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. Carnival rides, rodeo and concert admission is an additional cost. 10am to 9pm daily.
  • 23rd Annual Shriners Children’s College Classic at Minute Maid Park | Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5 – All fun and no fouls at the Shriners Children’s College Classic at Minute Maid. Grab your peanuts and crackerjacks and watch some of the best in college baseball do their thing in Downtown. Louisville, Michigan, Rice, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and TCU will take the field for the nine-game tournament. $20 and up; tickets are good for all three games that day. A 3-day pass starts at $45. 11am to 9pm.
  • Chalk on the Block at Bagby Park | Saturday, March 4 | FREE – Visit the Midtown park space and step into interactive, 3D sidewalk chalk art at the monthly outdoor exhibition. This month’s theme is art inspired by the Houston Rodeo. Enjoy music with DJ Rosez, lawn games, and the CoffeeQ food truck. 10am to 2pm.
  • Houston Holi: Festival of Colors at BH Ranch | Saturday, March 4 Masala Radio presents Houston Holi, one of the country’s biggest festivals of India’s spring celebration. This year’s event will feature explosions of color, a live concert by Rap Star Bali, plus Bollywood dancing, DJs spinning tunes, street foods, free carnival rides, a kids zone, giveaways, and more. Early bird tickets are $12; $15 at the gates; free for ages 4 and under. 11am to 5pm.
  • New Beginnings Spring Festival at Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Sunday, March 5 | FREE – Heralding the opening of the New Galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds at MFAH, this free afternoon festival celebrates spring and the festive traditions from across the Middle East and Asia. Enjoy music and dance performances, poetry, food from local vendors, art activities and more. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston | Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, March 19 – This week-long festival at Johnson Space Center celebrates the innovations that power space exploration with looks at cutting-edge space tech, immersive experiences and astronaut appearances, plus four days of live concerts to round out the festivities, including sets from Sister Hazel, Rick Springfield and Bidi Bidi Banda, the Selena tribute band. $44.95 and up; $39.95 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 9am to 5pm.
  • Main Street Theater presents Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical at MATCH | Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17 – Based on the Caldecott Honor award-winning book, this musical for kiddos finds an unlikely volunteer taking over the wheel of the bus with an innovative mix of songs, silliness and feathers. $14 and up. Daily at 1:30pm; Saturday at 10:30am and 1:30pm.
  • 10th Annual Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff at Beth Yeshurun Houston | Sunday, March 19 – The entire family can enjoy a day of chili and fun at the Kosher Chili Cookoff in Southwest Houston. Guests can enjoy kosher chili in the outdoors with children’s activities, music, and more. $14; $6 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. Noon to 4pm.
  • Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park | Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 – Houston’s iconic art festival returns this spring with artwork from more than 300 artists across 19 different categories, all on display for festival goers to oooh and aaah at. The weekend festival will also showcase two entertainment stages, a food truck park, and beverage stations throughout Memorial Park, plus you can get a look at the Park’s latest addition with the brand new land bridge across Memorial Drive. $18; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. 10am to 6pm.
  • Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball | Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 | FREE Tomball’s annual German Fest fills the streets with more than 200 vendors rocking antiques, arts and crafts, and more; plus cultural music, street performances, a Heritage Center, and tasty German fare, festival eats, and beer and wine. The weekend-long event is family-friendly and free to attend, with free parking and a shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday as well. Times vary.
  • International Art & Kite Festival at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land | Saturday, March 25 | FREE – Look to the sky for high flying kites and a day full of family entertainment. The festival celebrates culture and community through art, music, dancing and food, plus you can marvel at art cars and catch live performances. 10am to 3pm.
  • Kite Festival at Hermann Park | Sunday, March 26 | FREE One of Hermann Park’s signature events of the year, the Kite Festival at the Hermann hill offers a day of kite flying and fun, with other activities like live music, DJs, interactive games, face painting and more. 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.