Top 17 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: March 20 to 26, 2023

A child tries to get his kite in the air as others around him fly theirs
The annual Kite Festival returns to the Hermann Park hill this weekend | Courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy

Soar to new heights this week with the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, March 20 to Sunday, March 26, 2023.

This week, see what spring has to offer, go fly a kite, celebrate German heritage, bring your pup for a fun run, rock out to a kid-friendly Beatles show, and more.

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Top 17 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Family Storytime & Craft at Levy Park | Tuesday, March 21 | FREE – Gather ’round for a morning storytime at the Greenway park space, followed by a craft that accompanies the reading. All supplies included. 10am.
  • Author Valerie Sweeten & Storytime at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Friday, March 24 – Storybook Theatre presents an author visit with Valerie Sweeten, the children’s author who will offer a reading her book, Shh, Listen: In the Outback. $8. 11am.
  • Art Car Kickoff Party & Artist Packet Pick-Up at the Ion | Friday, March 24 | No Cover – The annual Art Car Parade party offers a first look at dozens of participating art cars along with live music, bites and beverages, plus tours of the new Ion building. 5pm to 8pm.
  • 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.
  • Houston Humane Society presents 41st Annual Fun Run at MacGregor Park | Saturday, March 25 – Bring your pup to the 41st Annual Fun Run and enjoy a dog costume contest, food trucks, a vendor village, a parade, and more family fun at MacGregor Park in Third Ward. $30 and up. 9am.
  • Blue Willow Bookshop presents TeenBookCon 2023 at Aldine Davis High School | Saturday, March 25 | FREE with RSVP – Darcie Little Badger and Daniel Nayeri appear in conversation as the keynote to this exciting literary event featuring more than a dozen Young Adult writers, including Brittney Morris (The Jump), Emiko Jean (Tokyo Dreaming), Jumata Emil (The Black Queen) and more. Guests can expect panel discussions, signings and other opportunities to interact with authors. Registration required. 9:30am to 4:15pm.
  • Big Art Day at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, March 25 | FREE – The Pearland shopping and community hub has a big art day blowout with live chalk art demonstrations, student artwork, DIY make-and-takes, performances, DJs, door prizes and more. 10am to 2pm.
  • 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.
  • Gifted & Talented Weekend Workshop at the Health Museum | Saturday, March 25 – The gifted and talented program at the Health Museum consists of day-long courses that provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences, intended for ages 10 to 13. Weekend workshops are $120. 10am to 3pm.
  • Rosenberg Day at Rosenberg Library | Saturday, March 25 | FREE – Downtown Galveston’s beloved library pours out into the street with a free family-friendly celebration with live music, kids activities, a book sale, food trucks, and more. 10am to 4pm.
  • Celtic Festival at Kemah Boardwalk | Saturday, March 25 | FREE – Celebrate Celtic culture with bagpipes, beer, dancing, highland games, live music and more at Kemah Boardwalk. 1pm to 9pm.
  • Teens Perform! at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Saturday, March 25 | FREE – In conjunction with the Teen Council’s Where Do We Go From Here? exhibition, CAMH hosts an afternoon of live music and spoken word by teen artists. 2pm to 4pm.
  • Annual 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.
  • The Rock & Roll Playhouse: Music of the Beatles for Kids at Last Concert Café | Sunday, March 26 – Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, the Rock & Roll Playhouse band offers games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out for its core audience of families with children aged ten and under. $15. 11am to 1pm.
  • Inprint presents Jasminne Mendez at Meyerland Performing & Visual Arts Middle School | Sunday, March 26 | FREE with RSVP – Part of the organization’s Cool Brains! series for middle-grade readers, the Houston-based and award-winning author discusses her latest novel Aniana del Mar Jumps In, which tells the story of a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Free copies of the book are available to the first 100 families, and attendees can also enjoy free personalized poems by the Inprint Poetry Buskers and a performance from youth slam poets, Meta-Four Houston. 3pm to 4:30pm.
  • The5K Fun Run at Houston First Baptist Church | Sunday, March 26 – This family-friendly fitness event near Memorial Park helps to raise funds for South Asia mission trips later this summer. $30; $90 for families of 4 or more. 3pm to 6:30pm.

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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.


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