Fall Celebrations in Houston, TX

Fall is here!  If you live in Houston, TX, there are a lot of different fall celebrations, events, and activities you and your family can participate in.  Some of them are outdoors, but the weather stays fairly warm during much of the fall.  Here are a few things you can head out and do this fall.

Go to the pumpkin patch at Double Creed Farm!  The patch is open on the weekends.

Listen to live country music on the first Monday of each month at the Giddings High School.

Attend the Galaxy of Stars quilt show Sept. 20 and 21.

Go to the historic Montgomery wine and music festival on Sept. 21 in nearby Montgomery.

Or you can do some early Christmas shopping at the Just Shop for a Just Cause craft market on Sept. 21.

Attend some of the great plays being performed at the Unity Theatre.

Take a Ghost Walk in the historic downtown area (Sept. 27 through Nov. 3).

Go to the Dewberry Farm Fall Festival.  This festival is open every Saturday and Sunday between Sept. 28 to Nov. 10.

These are just a few things going on in Houston this fall.  Are you going to any of them?  Anything not on the list that should be?

Fall flowers in Houston, TX.

Summer Fun in Houston, TX

Summer is almost over, but there are still a few more weeks to have a little fun.  In fact, there’s still a lot to do in Houston in August.  Here are just a few events and things to do.

Visit Moody Gardens.  There’s always something to do at the beautiful gardens.  Currently, there’s a special exhibit running called “Dinos Alive!” that runs through August 11.  If your kids love dinosaurs, they’ll love this exhibit.

For museum lovers, how about visiting the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston or the Houston Museum of Natural Science?  Both feature some very interesting permanent and visiting exhibits, and admission is fairly cheap.  There are even some exhibits that children will find interesting.

Of course, for a day outdoors with the kids, nothing beats the Houston Zoo.  There are many different animals featured at the zoo.  One of the cool exhibits at the zoo this summer, however, features a different type of animal: ones made out of Lego bricks.  The Animals Assembled exhibit features huge animals created by certified Lego Master Builders.  The Lego creatures will be at the zoo through Labor Day.

After you visit the past at the zoo, you can blast off to the future at the Space Center Houston.  Family members of all ages will enjoy the usual space center activities, but fans of the original Star Trek series will want to visit the center to check out the Shuttlecraft Galileo set piece.  featured in several episodes of the series, the set piece and props have been restored by Star Trek fans and will be available for viewing following its unveiling on July 31.

No matter what you choose to do, make the most out of these last few weeks of summer.  If nothing else, at least head outdoors and take a walk around the local park or even your neighborhood.  Enjoy the sunshine!

Bring some sunshine inside with an arrangement of beautiful summer flowers delivered in Houston, TX.

What to Do in Houston this Spring

Do you live in Houston, Texas, and want a fun event or two to do this spring?  Here are a few of the great upcoming events that will be held in Houston in the next couple of months.

Box City – this interesting art exhibit will run through April 20 at the Lawndale Art Center.  Artist Rahul Mitra created Box City from hundreds of cardboard boxes he found in the trash.  Box City recreates the slums of Mitra’s native India.

Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts – The University Museum at Texas Southern University will be host to this amazing exhibit celebrating the history and art of dance.  It includes costumes, videos, photographs, tour posters, set pieces, and more.

Olivewood Cemetery: Past, Present, and Future – Take a guided tour of Houston’s first incorporated African American cemetery every day until May 25th.

The 43rd Annual Houston International Festival – This annual event will be held April 20/21 and 27/28.  This year, the highlighted country is Brazil.  The festival will begin at the Hobby Center on April 12 and feature different events over the next two weekends.  Highlights include a living museum, a global village, an arts and crafts market, and an international market area where visitors can purchase items from around the world.

Houston Art Car Parade – The 26th Annual Houston Art Car Parade will be held May 9-11 on 2402 Munger St. in Houston.  The parade features amazing cars that look like no other.  You’ll see cars covered in flowers, lights, and much more.  There are even cars shaped like shoes and other objects.

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Mother’s Day in Houston

Do you have your plans made for Mother’s Day? This important event is May 8th, which isn’t very far away! If you don’t have plans made yet, maybe some of these Mother’s Day events in Houston will be perfect for you and your mom.

If you’re looking for a place to eat, here are some restaurants having Mother’s Day specials:
• Backstreet Café – 3 courses for $42 and live music
• 17 Restaurant at the Alden – 3 courses for $55
• Bistro des Amis – 3 courses for $34
• The Houstonian – buffet with champagne and mimosas
• Mo’s Steaks – buffet including made to order omelets and beef tenderloin

The Children’s Museum of Houston is having a Mommy’s Day Bash. Moms get free admission. Lisa Harris will perform original songs and read from her books celebrating moms. Kids can make mom a bouquet of flowers made from found objects at the Junktion activity area.

If your mom likes to laugh, take her to ComedySportz. They are doing a special Mother’s Day show of improve comedy. Two teams compete for the loudest laughter. The jokes are all family-friendly, and there is some audience participation, too. Tickets are $16, but moms get in free Mother’s Day weekend.

The Downtown Aquarium offers moms a Sunday brunch with more than 40 items on the menu and half off an All Day Adventure Pass.

The Houston International Festival is a 10 day arts and cultural festival that will be held over Mother’s Day weekend. Life music and more make up this great event.

Star Fleet yachts will have a special Star Fleet Mother’s Day Cruise on Galveston Bay. This two hour cruise includes a champagne brunch, lunch, or dinner, live music, a cash bar, and dancing.

Join the Highlights of Houston Ballet on Mother’s Day for their special tribute to moms. The performance will be held at the Miller Outdoor Theater from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Tickets are free, but you must order tickets ahead of time.

Finally, Opera Laggera will perform “There Ain’t Nothin’ Like a Dame,” a collection of music honoring mothers. The show will be held on May 6 at 7:30 pm and on May 7 at 7:00 pm.

No matter what you do with your mom on her special day, be sure to send her a beautiful bouquet of flowers from our amazing selection of arrangements made just for mothers.