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Top 10 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: May 16 to May 22, 2022

The inaugural Houston Art Bike Festival kicks off this weekend | Courtesy of Houston Art Bike Festival

Take a look at this week’s picks for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston from Monday, May 16 to to Sunday, May 22, 2022.

This week, rub shoulders with Disney characters, ride alongside dazzling art bikes, celebrate the strawberry at an annual fair, take in Czech culture, and more.

Do you know an event that could make the list? Drop us a line at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Top 10 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • AEW Dynamite & Rampage at Fertitta Center | Wednesday, May 18 – All Elite Wrestling brings a doubleheader event to Fertitta Center on the University of Houston campus, featuring a roster of high-flying wrestling talent like CM Punk, Sting, Thunder Rosa and many others. Remaining tickets start at $50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
  • Rock the Dock at Kemah Boardwalk | Thursday, May 19 | No Cover – Sing along to the hits of classic rock legends, The Eagles, when tribute band Already Gone takes the stage as part of the Boardwalk’s annual concert series. Stick around to enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere, play games and strap in for some thrill rides. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Children’s Storytime: Moana at CityPlace | Friday, May 20 | FREE – Bring your sense of adventure and meet the Spring hot spot’s guest of honor this month, Moana, live and in-person. The wayfaring princess brings her story of how she saved her people and brought heart back to the island. 6pm.
  • Pasadena Strawberry Festival at Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds | Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22 – The annual strawberry fest returns to Pasadena, featuring a weekend of bbq, carnival rides, a car show, mutton bustin’, a kids zone, and more. Tickets are $15; $5 for ages 6 to 10. Weekend passes are $30. Times vary.
  • Mommy & Me Fair at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, May 21 | FREE – Start your Saturday off with a family-friendly fair that features a singalong music class, play-and-learn activities at Tinkergarten, Mommy & Me yoga, crafts, vendors and more. The first 100 mamas will also receive a souvenir tote bag. Free with RSVP. 9am to 1pm.
  • 2022 Houston Art Bike Festival at MacGregor Park | Saturday, May 21 | FREE – Celebrate personal creativity on two wheels at this inaugural festival and bike parade featuring art bikes from HISD schools, live music, art activities, food trucks, and more. Ride begins at MacGregor Park, proceeding to Fonde Park and Smither Park (at the Orange Show) along Brays Bayou Greenway. 9am to 6pm. 
  • May Fest at Czech Museum Houston | Saturday, May 21 | FREE – Dive into Czech culture at their annual May Fest celebration, where families can gather to enjoy live music, sample Czech food and beverages, play yard games, make flower crowns, don some fabulous face paint, and enjoy more outdoor fun for the kids. 11am to 6pm.
  • Intempo Dance presents Disney Tribute at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, May 21 – Move and groove with Ariel, Anna, Moana, Mad Hatter, Simba and other beloved Disney characters at this Saturday afternoon getdown in Museum District. $15 for ages 1 and up. Showtimes at 11:30am and 1pm.
  • Family Magic & Comedy with Carter Blackburn at Houston Improv | Saturday, May 21 – Bring the family out to see a show for all ages. With a mixture of high energy magic, illusions, juggling, sleight of hand, danger, and lots of audience interaction, this is a can’t-miss show you will talk about the entire way home. $20 and up. 2pm.
  • Fairy Gardening at Houston Botanic Garden | Sunday, May 22 – Learn how to set up your own tiny garden for the elusive fairies with an instructor-led class that gives you everything you need to construct a little garden with items discovered in nature. Limit three children per accompanying adult. Ages 5 and up. $28; $23 for ages 15 and under. 10am.

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Top 10 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: May 9 to May 15, 2022

The goats return to Houston Arboretum for two days of lawn service | Courtesy of Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Take a look at this week’s picks for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston from Monday, May 9 to to Sunday, May 15, 2022.

This week, watch goats do their thing, catch Blippi live on stage, help your teens get a job for the summer, watch family-friendly movies outdoors, and more.

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Top 10 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Goats at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center | Monday May 9 & Tuesday, May 10 | FREE – Come watch the adorable goats do what they do best, eat. They have a job to do at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center through Tuesday and that is to go to town on thorny dewberry and small saplings in the 2.3-acre area. 7am to 6:30pm.
  • Blippi the Musical at Bayou Music Center | Friday, May 13 – Let your littles learn about the world around them while singing and dancing with the colorful, energetic Blippi on stage. $32 and up. 6pm.
  • Space Jam Movie Screening at Heritage Park | Friday, May 13 | FREE – Set up your chairs and catch a family fave movie that pairs toons, goons, and basketball when the LeBron James–starring film, Space Jam, gets a screening in Conroe. 8pm.
  • Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14 | FREE – Miller Outdoor Theatre welcomes Houston Ballet for two nights of a free dance showcase, highlighting the company’s internationally recognized company of dancers. 8pm.
  • Hire Houston Youth On-The-Spot Hiring Event at Acres Home Multi-Service Center | Saturday, May 14 | FREE – Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hire Houston Youth initiative, in partnership with the Greater Houston McDonald’s owners/operators, hosts a series of job and resource fairs through Saturday, June 11, 2022 in an effort to employ thousands of Houston area youth, ages 16 to 24, this summer. Positions are available from a wide range of employers, including McDonald’s, the City of Houston and United Airlines, among others. 10am to 2pm.
  • AAPI Festival at Houston Public Library–Downtown | Saturday, May 14 | FREE – Head to the outdoor Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza to celebrate the Houston Asian American Pacific Islander community with dance performances, bilingual storytime, crafts, and more. 11am to 1pm. 
  • Young Audiences of Houston presents The Moving Body at Levy Park | Saturday, May 14 | FREE – Get those little bodies moving as the kiddos learn about the human body and explore creative movement and the craft of dance. Teaching artist Alonzo Moore will lead the class through basic dance and movement fundamentals to focus on story and play while building skills in self-awareness, self-management, and other key lessons. 1pm.
  • Disney’s Encanto Movie Screening at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, May 14 | FREE – Talk about Bruno all you want during the newest kiddie fave, Encanto at Sugar Land Town Square. Be sure to bring your own chairs to stay comfortable during the screening. 7:45pm.
  • Galveston Family Beach Challenge at East Beach | Sunday, May 15 | FREE – Get competitive as a family at a larger-than-life obstacle course on Galveston’s East Beach. Families will vie for gift cards and VIP tickets to Galveston attractions by competing through 14 stations for kids and adults, including games like bean bag toss, a life-size Battleship, limbo, volley balloon, and more. Games are designed for families of 4 or more. Registration required; ages 8 and up. 11am to 4:30pm.
  • Family Day: Over the Moon at Bayou Bend | Sunday, May 15 | FREE – Explore our relationship to the moon and other celestial bodies at this family-friendly afternoon event that includes a workshop from Space Center Houston, lawn games, art-making activities, puppetry, a magic performance and more. 1pm to 5pm. 

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Top 12 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: May 2 to May 8, 2022

Snag last-minute gifts for Mom at the Heights Mercantile Mother's Day Market on Saturday | Courtesy of Heights Mercantile

Celebrate Mom and more with our picks for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston from Monday, May 2 to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2022.

This week, feel the force on May 4th, find a Cinco de Mayo groove, talk about Bruno (and meet him), shop for Mom, and more.

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Top 12 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Panto USA: The Little Mermaid at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3 | FREE – Relive the tale of a young girl who believe there is a better life for her out of the water, when Panto Company USA brings its award-winning adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid to Hermann Park. 11am.
  • May The Fourth Be With You at Helen Hall Library | Wednesday, May 4 | FREE – Bring the force you will. Test your Jedi skills with fun crafts and activities for May the Fourth Be With You at Helen Hall Library in League City. 6pm to 7pm.
  • Vivaldi Music Academy at Children’s Museum Houston | Thursday, May 5 – Enjoy musical renditions of classic Vivaldi works by Vivaldi Rocks, an all-kids guitar group who will perform for fellow kiddos at Children’s Museum Houston. $15 for ages 1 and up. 6pm.
  • Cinco de Mayo Street Dance in Downtown Rosenberg | Thursday, May 5 | FREE – Dance the night away to the sounds of a live Mariachi band, then dig into food truck offerings in historic Downtown Rosenberg. 6pm to 9pm.
  • More Mother’s Day Events & Brunches around Houston | Thursday, May 5 to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 – Find more Mother’s Day happenings around town, including concerts, comedy performances, and delectable brunches across the Greater Houston area.
  • Cinco de Mayo at Miller: Jarabe Mexicano at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, May 6 | FREE – Get in the Cinco de Mayo groove when the versatile, multi-genre quintet known as Jarabe Mexicano brings a Mexican Folk journey to the Miller stage. 8pm.
  • We Don’t Talk About Bruno at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, May 7 – Feel free to talk about Bruno (and snap a pic) when you meet him and Mirabel at Children’s Museum Houston’s Encanto-inspired event. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 4pm.
  • Mother’s Day Tea at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturday, May 7 – Put your pinkies up at a Victorian afternoon tea session at the 1890s Davis Mansion in Fort Bend. Learn about fashion, etiquette and marriage in Victorian times while enjoying traditional tea and cakes under 200-year-old oak trees. $20 for ages 13 and up; $15 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. Seating at 11am and 3pm.
  • Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market 2022 | Saturday, May 7 | No Cover – Find one-of-a-kind gifts for the mothers in your life as Heights Mercantile Mother’s Day Market 2022 returns with pop-up shopping on the promenade along E. 7th St. between Heights Blvd and Yale St. 11am to 6pm.
  • Festival of Eid at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, May 7 | FREE – Mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan at this Asia Society festival that features outdoor food trucks and delicious eats, as well as craft activities, henna designs, musical performances and an indoor bazaar where you can shop local artists and small businesses. Pre-registration is required. 4pm to 8pm.
  • Mother’s Day Weekend at Bayou Bend | Saturday, May 7 and Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 – Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens celebrates Mother’s Day Weekend, giving moms the chance to be surrounded by the beauty of nature while enjoying art, music and more. There will be live music by harpist Hope Cowan and complimentary cookies, lemonade, and water. $12.50; free for moms. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Ponies & Petals Cup: Mother’s Day at Houston Polo Club | Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 Pony up for a special Mother’s Day match, complete with Best Ladies Hat Contest, plus door prizes, expert announcing, a Champagne divot stomp at halftime, and live flamenco guitar music. Individual courtyard tickets are $32.50; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 5pm.

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Top 11 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: April 25 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

Celebrate a Grand Opening and get lucky with free laser tag for a year at Main Event Tomball | Courtesy of Main Event

Get outside and make some memories with our picks for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston from Monday, April 25 to Sunday, May 1, 2022.

This week, try your hand at winning free laser tag for a year, jam out to ’80s music, catch a kid-friendly opera, sing along to the hits of Encanto, and more.

Do you know an event that could make the list? Drop us a line at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Top 11 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • The Barber of Seville In Texas at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Tuesday, April 26 & Wednesday, April 27 | FREE – Houston Grand Opera presents a kid-friendly production of The Barber of Seville in Texas, one of opera’s most beloved comic masterpieces with a bilingual twist. Set on a ranch in the Lone Star State, it shares the story of two star-crossed lovers facing a language barrier: Rosina only speaks Spanish, while Almaviva only knows English. Enter opera’s most famous barber, the bilingual Figaro. 11am.
  • Betsy’s Benefit Bingo at Evelyn’s Park | Wednesday, April 27 – Gather up the kids and enjoy a few rounds of Bingo in Bellaire. Adults can score beer, house wine or a drink of their choice; kiddos can win free ice cream or popsicles. Cards are $1 each, cash only. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Grand Opening of Main Event Tomball | Friday, April 29 | No Cover – The newest outpost of the family fun center opens in Tomball and the first 200 visitors through the door will receive free laser tag for the year. Plus, everyone can enjoy a game of bowling, arcade games, virtual reality experiences, billiards and more. No admission fee, though attractions are individually priced. $19.99 for all-you-can-play passes. Ribbon cutting at 10am, doors at noon.
  • Lyrics & Lawn Games at Sugar Land Town Square | Friday, April 29 | FREE – Jam out to ’80s music at one big backyard party featuring lawn games so everyone can have a rad time. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Disney’s Encanto Movie Screening at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, April 29 | FREE – Catch a live screening of Disney’s 2021 hit film, Encanto (PG), featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda—including the national earworm, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” 8:15pm.
  • 100th Birthday Bash at Houston Zoo | Saturday, April 30 – Celebrate the cute, creepy, and beautiful animals at the Houston Zoo with their 100th Birthday Bash, where visitors can enjoy guest speakers, keeper chats, live ice carving, zoo history trivia and several other events in an all-day celebration. $24.95 and up. 9am to 5pm.
  • Mad About You! Storytime at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, April 30 – Don’t be late for a very important date at Children’s Museum Houston. Celebrate an “unbirthday” with the Mad Hatter at this interactive experience where kiddos will make their very own crazy hat while learning to write rhymes and riddles. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 4pm.
  • The Grand Kids Fest at Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston | Saturday, April 30 | FREE – Priding itself on introducing the arts to children of all ages, this kids festival offers live entertainment across two outdoor stages and the Grand’s historic indoor stage, plus more than 40 activity booths, hands-on art activities, inflatables, pony rides and more. 10am to 5pm.
  • Conroe KidzFest in Downtown Conroe | Saturday, April 30 | FREE – Turn Saturday into a kid-friendly frenzy with inflatables, face painting, live music, game booths, water activities and more at the KidzFest. 10am to 5pm.
  • Neighborhood Community Day at Menil Collection | Saturday, April 30 | FREE – The Menil Collection hosts a free outdoor afternoon of art, music, poetry, and family activities to celebrate the museum’s vibrant neighborhood. Noon to 5pm.
  • Houston Wing Warbird Weekend at CAF Houston Wing Museum & Hangar | Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1 – Get up close with over 25 warplanes from the WWII era and enjoy living history, music, food, and entertainment. $20. 10am to 4pm.

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Top 11 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: April 18 to 24, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day with an educational look at nature at a family-friendly event | Courtesy of Houston Arboretum

Build out an exciting week with our picks for the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston from Monday, April 18 to Sunday, April 24, 2022.

This week, pound some pavement in run events around town, celebrate Earth Day, catch the final days of Peter Pan and friends, wave wands to Harry Potter tunes, and more.

Do you know an event that could make the list? Drop us a line at [email protected] with a link to the official event details.

Top 11 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Week

  • Rhyme & Reason: A Celebration of Black History at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Wednesday, April 20 | FREE – Learn about Black history from ancient Africa to today, through music, dance and performance poetry. 11am.
  • Peter Pan Jr. at Inspiration Stage | Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24 – Go on an adventure with Peter Pan and his sparkling sidekick, Tinkerbell, all the way to Neverland in this performance that takes place across four shows in one weekend. $10 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Walk With Me 5k Family Fun Walk at Houston Zoo | Saturday, April 23 – This noncompetitive family-friendly 5K sends walkers through the Houston Zoo, with an after party at the Masihara Pavilion, where you can enjoy children’s activities, music, food, drink and more. Proceeds go toward helping individuals with disabilities obtain services to reach their fullest potential. Registration is free, but each walker must raise a minimum of $50 to participate. 7am to 10:30am.
  • Run the Grove 5K in Timbergrove | Saturday, April 23 – The annual 5K returns to Greater Heights, helping to raise funds for community parks and future events. $45 in advance; $50 day of race. Kids Fun Run is $25; $30 day of race. 8am. 
  • Houston Symphony presents Wands & Wizards at Jones Hall | Saturday, April 23 – Wave your wands to magical music from Harry PotterThe Wizard of Oz, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in this concert series perfect for ages 3 and up at Jones Hall. $24. 10am.
  • Earth Day Celebration at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Saturday, April 23 | FREE – Celebrate the beautiful planet of Earth with a family-friendly event that features poetry, drawing, photography and more. Explore informative booths and fun displays in the Discovery Room, take a nature hike, and get hands-on with Earth-friendly crafts and activities. Free to attend. 10am to 2pm.
  • Earth Day at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, April 23 – Celebrate Earth Day with fun, nature-themed projects, demonstrations, and experiments all day long at Children’s Museum Houston. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 6pm.
  • HPL’s Earth Day Festival at Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza | Saturday, April 23 | FREE – Enjoy an Earth Day event with story time, dance performances, music, films, and Earth-friendly art activities at this first annual Houston Public Library event. 11:15am to 3pm. 
  • Ultimate Most Dopest Dodgeball Charity Challenge at Pitch 25 | Saturday, April 23 – The Ultimate Most Dopest Dodgeball Charity Challenge pits Houston sports stars and local celebrities against each other in a friendly dodgeball competition and fundraiser at Pitch 25 in EaDo. $25. 1pm to 5pm. 
  • Kaleidoscope Festival at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, April 23 | FREE – Commemorate the grand opening of the immersive Department of Wonder experience at Sugar Land Town Square with a musical and theatrical performance by Texas choral rock group Polyphonic Spree, plus interactive activities, art exhibits, a kid’s disco dance party, and more. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Houston Texans Kids Triathlon at Typhoon Texas | Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24 – Over 2,000 kids will swim, bike, and run in this annual event held on back-to-back days that includes a free ticket to the waterpark with race completion. $90. 7am. 

Find More Things to Do in Houston All Year Long

You can find more fun in our interactive event calendar and 365 Weekend Guides.

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