Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: May 29 to June 4, 2023

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Houston Botanic Garden hosts its 2nd Annual Go Bananas! festival this weekend

Kick off summer break with the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 to Sunday, June 4, 2023.

This week, celebrate Memorial Day, kick off summer with fireworks, learn all there is to know about bananas, try out your sandcastle skills, and more.

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Top 12 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Memorial Day Ceremony & Museum Admission at Galveston Naval Museum | Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 | FREE – Among historic naval vessels, this annual ceremony includes a speech recognizing fallen servicemembers, along with refreshments and free admission to the museum until 11am., with guided docent tours. 10am to 11am.
  • Boogie Bash: Beach Ball Boogie at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Tuesday, May 30 – Celebrate summer with fun beach ball activities intended for ages 7 and under. Kiddos will participate in a freeze dance, plus rolling and tossing activities. $8 for ages 1 and up. 11am.
  • Summer Hands-On History: Felting at the 1830s at George Ranch Historical Park | Tuesday, May 30 to Saturday, June 3 – All summer long, families can get hands-on with history as the Fort Bend historical park rotates weekly themes that offer an experience of life in the 1800s. This week, guests will learn about wool felting techniques from the 1830s. $15; $10 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. 9am to 2pm.
  • 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.
  • Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, June 2 | FREE – Known for their note-for-note recreations of iconic records, Classic Albums Live teams up with Houston Symphony for a night of the Beatles’ legendary 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 8:30pm.
  • Go Bananas! at Houston Botanic Garden | Saturday, June 3 – The annual celebration of the world’s most popular tropical fruit returns to the South Houston botanical gardens, offering a day of educational offerings on banana-related topics, a farmer’s market, kid’s zone and more. $15. 9am to 2pm.
  • Summer Street Party at Big Brothers Big Sisters | Saturday, June 3 | FREE – This inaugural street party on Washington Avenue invites families from across the city to enjoy food, games, raffles and more while learning about fun summer activities for youth. Registration requested. 10am to 1pm.
  • Sandcastle Building Lessons at East Beach | Saturday, June 3 | FREE – Learn the intricate art of sandcastle building from a pro on the water’s edge of Galveston’s East Beach. Sessions are free with no registration required. Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
  • Turning Red Movie Screening at Discovery Green | Saturday, June 3 | FREE – Catch an outdoor screening of this recent Disney/Pixar hit about Mei, a 13-year old Chinese Canadian student who transforms into a giant red panda when she experiences strong emotions. Can she keep it under control while dealing with rebellious teenage feelings—and her mother? 7pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Orlando Pride at Shell Energy Stadium | Saturday, June 3 – The women of the Dash take on visitors from the Sunshine State in an evening match in EaDo. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Kimo Kawaii Anime Experience & Convention at Lone Star Convention Center | Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4 – Cosplay, special guests from your favorite anime series, artisan shopping and more are part of the fun at this Conroe-area celebration of all things anime. $25 and up. 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.