Top 14 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Month: June 2023

A family in beach gear plays tug of war, pulling on a rope
Take to the sands as a family and compete for prizes in the Galveston Family Beach Challenge | Courtesy of Visit Galveston

Start that summer sizzle off with the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston for June 2023.

This month, catch a Disney classic with live music, learn sandcastle skills with dad, run towards a sweet reward, fill up on cereal and cartoons, and more.

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Top 14 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Month: June 2023

  • Toy Story Screening & Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, June 1 | FREE – Sing along to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” as the Houston Symphony performs the full musical score by award-winning composer Randy Newman, alongside a complete screening of the Pixar classic at the Pavilion in the Woodlands. Free seating on the lawn and mezzanine; $25 for orchestra seating. 8pm.
  • Summer Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk | Friday, June 2 | FREE – The Boardwalk welcomes summer with an evening of live music from Logan Soileau Band, amusement rides and a spectacular fireworks show to cap it off. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 2023 Culture Camp for Kids at Asia Society Texas Center | Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9 – This week-long camp in the Museum District enlists the help of Indus Arts Council to explore the art, history and language painted and carved upon “jingle trucks” that move through the streets of Pakistan everyday. Kids will paint their own art in the truck art style while learning Urdu vocabulary for the forms and colors. Recommended for ages 9 to 12. $375. 9am to 3pm.
  • Sandcastles with Dad at Galveston Arts Center | Friday, June 9 – Bring Dad along for some quality time with a beginner-friendly sandcastle building workshop. Experienced instructor Emerson Schreiner will guide you through the process of building sand castle sculptures, from basic techniques to more advanced designs. All supplies will be provided so bring your creativity and ideas. $50. 4:30pm to 7pm.
  • 2023 Lemonade Dash 5K & 10K at Karbach Brewing Co. | Saturday, June 10 – Dash towards a sweet and sour finish at the family-friendly Lemonade Dash, where participants will pound some pavement in 5K, 10K and Kids K lengths. Stick around after the race for a party with food, drink, music and more fun for the whole family. All will receive a Lemonade Dash finisher medal and t-shirt. $20 and up for Kids K, $40 and up for other race lengths. 7:30am.
  • Juneteenth Family Fun Day at Emancipation Park | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – This inaugural celebration brings together several Black communities of Houston for a joyous celebration of culture, the pioneers of Juneteenth and community jubilee. Enjoy a family-friendly day full of kids activities, market shopping, live performances, food, games and more. 11am to 8pm.
  • Galveston Family Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach | Sunday, June 11 | FREE – The annual beach challenge returns to the shores of Galveston, sending families and friends through 14 stations where they’ll compete against other participating families for a chance to win up to $2,000 in prizes. Stations are designed for ages 8 and up. Registration required. 11am to 3:30pm.
  • Juneteenth at Miller: The Musical Journey Continues at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, June 16 & Saturday, June 17 | FREE – Split into two parts performed across back-to-back nights, this musical journey takes attendees through the outstanding musical artists of our time, including the songs of Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, legends of H-Town hip-hop, and more. 8pm.
  • Father’s Day at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday, June 17 – Head back to the old days for a lesson in gun slingin’ at this annual Father’s Day celebration where dads learn how to load and shoot replica flint locks and percussion rifles that date back to the time of the Alamo. Classes are just for dads, but family members are invited to watch and explore the rest of the grounds. Classes are $10. General admission is $15; $10 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. Sessions at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
  • Saturday Morning Cartoon Cereal Party at Houston Toy Museum | Saturday, June 17 – In the Heights, the toy museum screens a mix of classic episodes from beloved cartoons like She-Ra, The Gummi Bears, Duck Tales, and more. Guests can enjoy a milk and cereal buffet, complete with all the sugary classics. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $18; ages 1 to 17 pay their age, starting with $1 for 1-year olds. 11:30am.
  • Tokyo X at NRG Park | Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18 – This two-day celebration of Japanese culture takes over NRG Park, with a bustling food market, local vendors, live performances, a car show, cosplay contests, anime merch, and more. Two-day passes are $65 and up; $30 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. Single-day passes are also available. Noon to 7pm.
  • Beats on the Beach & Fireworks at Palm Beach in Galveston | Saturday, June 17 & Saturday, June 24 – Moody Gardens hosts Beats on the Beach, a weekly, family-friendly Saturday night celebration with live music, a fireworks show, beachside attractions like the Lazy River, and more. Each night, a fireworks show will cap off the festivities at 9:15pm, which can be seen at locations around the island for free. Beach tickets are $30 and up; $24 and up for ages 4 to 12 and 65+; free for ages 3 and under. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Beyond Pokémon Summer Camp at Houston Toy Museum | Monday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 21 – Houston Toy Museum and Kidcreate Studio present a 3-day Pokémon Summer Camp experience for ages 5 to 10. Kids will put their Pokémon skills to work, creating Pokémon-inspired art with a variety of materials. Kids will make  their own trading cards, Pokémon balls, a Pokémon-inspired creature and a map of its habitat. The 3-day camp starts on Monday morning, June 19. $215 per child for all 3 mornings, includes all materials and instruction. 9am to 12pm.
  • Dinos Alive at Marq’e Entertainment Center | Closing Sunday, June 25 – Catch your final chances to step back in time and take in the sheer scale of the largest beasts to walk the earth. More than 80 animatronic dinosaurs can be viewed in their natural habitat, along with an added boost thanks to the latest in virtual reality technology. While the exhibit is popular with dinosaur fans of all ages, kids can also take advantage of a special “Budding Experts” interactive space, where they can get hands-on paleontology experience and even tame some of the most iconic dinosaurs of all time. $20 and up; price varies by date and time. Times vary.
  • 2023 Summer Camps for Kids in Houston | Ongoing – While many deadlines have come and gone, there are still summer camp opportunities available for all ages at Houston’s renown institutions and organizations. From theater and the arts to creative writing and outer space, there are plenty of ways to engage with every kid’s favorite interests. 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.


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