Last Minute Summer of 2015 Fun in Houston!

Looking for last minute fun activities to enjoy with your kids before school starts? We’ve compiled a list of family fun things to do in Houston and surrounding neighborhoods during the last few weeks of summer!


George Hermann’s 172nd Birthday Party

hermann_categoryAugust 06, 2015 – August 06, 2015

Location: Hermann Park, 6201-A Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030

Come join us as we celebrate the 172nd birthday of Hermann Park’s namesake. In honor of his 172nd birthday, children 12 and under can ride the Hermann Park Railroad for $1.72. Fun, food, and smiles are all available!

Teen Takeover @ Creekside YMCA

2013-09-28-21-02-12Teens, ages 11 – 15 (must be in 6th grade or older) can participate in this free social mixer at the Creekside YMCA on the second and fourth Friday of each month, from 7:00 – 11:00 PM.

Activities will include a social mixer, night hike, sports, group games, fitness, arts, dancing, fellowship and much more. Pre-registration is required. YMCA Membershipnot required.

Pottery Fridays at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

IMG_0584.294180434_stdFree pottery classes August 7, August 14 and August 21, 1 pm – 3 pm. The two-hour class is for children and their caregivers with free activities and art-making, pottery demonstrations, scavenger hunts, and take home activities. Located at 6003 Memorial. Reservations strongly recommended since space is limited. Call 713.639.7750 or email to secure your spot.

Xplorations Summer Camps


Through August 14

Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park, 713-639-4652

Kids will love Xplorations Summer Science Adventures, weeklong hands-on science summer camps featuring science activities for children ages six to 12. Camps are held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s selections include Chemistry Camps, Space Camps, Dinosaur Camps and more. Register online.

Dog Days of Summer Event – The Woodlands

26098768_Dog.drinking.WaterSaturday, Aug. 15, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Gillman Subaru North

Come join the 3rd Annual Dog Days of Summer Event at Gillman Subaru North! Events include:

– Lone Star Animal Welfare League Pet Adoptions
– Top Dog Contest – Best Dog Costume
– FREE Koagie Hots Food Truck
– FREE Coreanos Food Truck
– FREE Snow Cones from Snowie Gulf Coast
– FREE Dog Treats
– FREE Pet Grooming from the Pooch Parlor
– FREE Face Painting and Dog Caricatures
– FREE Mobile Rock Wall Climbing and Bungee Trampoline

Does your dog have what it takes to be named “Best in Show”? Don’t forget! Bring your dog in their best attire/costume for a chance to enter our dog contest and see if your furry friend has what it takes to win!

Rock the Dock Music Series

rock the docThursdays through August 27,  Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp,

Hit the Rock the Dock Music Series, where live bands grace the stage at the Kemah Boardwalk every Thursday at 7 p.m. all summer long.

Houston Astros Games

imagesTake your kids out to the ball game at Minute Maid Park. With a variety of discounts including $1 hot dog Wednesdays, free firework shows on Fridays, Coca-Cola Value Days and Family Sundays, you’ll be able to make it to a ‘Stros game without breaking the bank.

Sundown at The Grove presented by Southwest Airlines® is a weekly series that features a craft brewery’s flight of beer with unique food pairings created by the sous chef team, led by Chef De Cuisine Ryan Williams, of The Grove. This popular event takes place on The Grove’s treetop patio overlooking Discovery Green.

 Dancin’ in the Streets

dancing-streetSeptember 3-6, Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, 832-487-7102,

The thrill on the hill, the Dancin’ in the Street…Motown & More Revue is back for a soul-filled Labor Day weekend at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Starting at 8 p.m., listen to the timeless classics of legendary Motown and soul artists. (See previous Miller Outdoor Theatre ticketing information.)


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