Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: August 28 to September 3, 2023

The plaza of Kemah Boardwalk with families and groups of people gathered for music
The boardwalk hosts a full day of family fun, live music and fireworks for Labor Day Weekend | Courtesy of Kemah Boardwalk

Keep the family fun rolling with the top kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, August 28 to Sunday, September 3, 2023.

This week, hear from the city’s best poets, overcome obstacles on the beach, groove to sounds together at a silent disco, and catch some Labor Day fireworks on the weekend.

Want to dig deeper for the holiday weekend? Explore more than 85 things to do across Houston in our Labor Day Weekend Guide.

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Top 12 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • Tails & Tales at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library | Monday, August 28 | FREE – Start your week with nature-themed story times and crafts for ages 6 and under at the Humble library. 11am to 11:30am.
  • Bubbles & Boards at Evelyn’s Park | Monday, August 28 & Wednesday, August 30 | FREE – Watch bubbles float through the air, play beloved board games, and have a great time with kids of all ages at this twice weekly event in Bellaire. 11am to noon.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Columbus Crew at Shell Energy Stadium | Wednesday, August 30 – Catch a soccer match at sunset when the Dynamo take on Columbus on the EaDo pitch. This season’s upgraded concessions also offer a great chance to try local favorites like Trill Burgers, Roostar Vietnamese Grill, Hugo’s and more. $10 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Powerful Poets: Free Family Night at Children’s Museum Houston | Thursday, August 31 | FREE – Bring the kiddos to see how impressive wordplay and powerful storytelling comes alive through poetry, featuring appearances by Houston Poet Laureate Aris Kian Brown and Houston Youth Poet Laureate, Ariana Lee. 6pm to 7:15pm.
  • Ingenious Lotería at Ingenious Brewing Company | Thursday, August 31 | FREE – Play a few rounds of Lotería for prizes like stickers and kid prizes, plus adults can score discounts on draft pours and to-go beer, free 4-packs, and more at the inventive Humble brewery. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park | Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3 – The Astros get the long weekend rolling with a three-game series against the Yankees, kicking off with post-game fireworks on Friday. $41 and up. Times vary.
  • Hands-On Houston: Recycled Materials Glasses at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | Saturday, September 2 | FREE – This all-ages workshop at the crafts museum sees resident artist Ian Gerson helping you craft a pair of funky glasses using recycled materials. 11am to 3pm.
  • Silent Disco in the Park at River Oaks District | Saturday, September 2 | FREE – This family-friendly silent disco takes to the River Oaks District near Uptown where you can dance to the grooves and cool off with disco-themed cocktails and mocktails, mini fans, and Wonder Pops in boozy and kid-friendly options. 8pm to 10:30pm.
  • Galveston Family Beach Challenge at East Beach | Sunday, September 3 | FREE – The last beach challenge of the summer offers family members and friends the chance to compete through 14 games and obstacles for a chance to win up to $2,000 in prizes. Stations are designed for ages 8 and up. 10am.
  • End of Summer Fireworks at Kemah Boardwalk | Sunday, September 3 | FREE – Enjoy amusement rides, grab dinner, and catch some live music from Tino Tevino Trio and Shekere, then watch the night light up with a spectacular fireworks show over the boardwalk. 1pm to 9:30pm.
  • Galveston Symphony Orchestra: A John Williams Celebration at the Grand 1894 Opera House | Sunday, September 3 – The Galveston Symphony opens their new season with a Sunday afternoon concert featuring the iconic film scores of composer John Williams, best known for the music behind films like Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter. $10 and up. 4pm.
  • Labor Day at Waterway Square in the Woodlands | Sunday, September 3 | FREE – Celebrate Labor Day weekend with the family at the annual event that features live Motown and funk hits from Level One Band, kids and adults pie eating contests, craft activities, face painters, balloon art and more. Please note there will be no fireworks show this year due to the Montgomery County burn ban. 5pm to 8pm.

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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.