Houston’s Happening June 28th, 29th, 30th & July 4th



June 28th, 29th, 30th




The FOMO Factory Immersive Pop-Up

WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions >

COST:  $18-$28; free for children under 3

DETAILS: The FOMO Factory will host an immersive exhibit filled with fantastical sets from iconic childhood moments. Visitors will shed their identity at the door as they shake off their worries and choose their new silly nickname before entering a fantastical world featuring 17 immersive rooms. In addition to FOMO’s now-iconic Birthday Room with its giant cake and Playground with rainbow seesaw, the Houston installation will introduce nine new concepts. In the Science Lab visitors can don a lab coat and goggles to conduct weird experiments, snuggle into a tent to tell ghost stories in the Summer Camp Room, or grab a giant marker and draw on the walls of the Coloring Book Room.

Unlike some immersive spaces, which operate much like a self-serve photo studio, The FOMO Factory specializes in offering an experience and not merely photo backdrops. The journey taps all five senses by including a theatrical staff, smells piped into rooms, a retro soundtrack, and even tastes of childhood. The FOMO Factory is located at the Houston Galleria in Suite 4710 on the mall’s third floor.

INFO: 512-586-3253, https://www.thefomofactory.com/


June 28th, 29th, 30th






District One Inc. presents Playhaus HTX Pop Up Art Gallery

WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Playhaus HTX Pop Up Art Gallery, 2409 Commerce St., Houston, TX 77003, Get Directions >

COST:  $25 for kids 3-12, $38 for adults; free for kids 2 and under

DETAILS: District One Inc. presents its newest pop-up gallery, Playhaus HTX. The disruptive and immersive pop-up art experience aims to bring street art to the modern gallery, for a limited run. Unlike other exhibits in town, the gallery’s 11 installations and various hand-painted murals were created by Houston artists for Houston locals. Playhaus HTX takes guests through a variety of concepts and rooms, where modern art meets street art where the artists, with the hopes of opening the eyes of visitors to visualize what they feel conceptually into a piece of art that is tangible and memorable.

INFO: https://www.showclix.com/event/playhaus


June 28th, 29th, 30th






WHEN: Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am

WHERE:  Candytopia Houston, 7620 Katy Fwy. Building 3B, Suite 36, Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  $20-$28; free for kids 3 and under

DETAILS: Candytopia, a candy-coated experiential adventure, will bring its confectionery wonderland to Houston for a limited-run engagement. It features more than one dozen rooms with larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences. Candytopia Houston will feature the most popular attractions from its past locations along with new elements inspired by local culture and landmarks unique to the city.

INFO: https://www.candytopia.com/


June 28th, 29th, 30th





SLTX Studio presents Sweet Sweet Summer

WHEN:  Friday 11:00am, Saturday 11:00am, Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  SLTX Studio, 16160 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  $5-$15; free for kids 2 and under

DETAILS:  SLTX Studio at Sugar Land Town Square presents its newest interactive pop-up photo exhibit, Sweet Sweet Summer. Guests can “tropic like it’s hot” as they take part in snapping their best selfie at the pool scene or in the “you are my sunshine” room, along with more than 20 other Instagrammable installations. From chilling out in the innertube igloo to diving into the massive, inflatable unicorn ball pit, or making the best fishy face in front of the fish tank wall, there’s plenty of family-friendly snapshot opportunities in which to indulge.

INFO: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-sweet-summer-tickets-63386284082


June 28th, 29th, 30th





Color Social Summer Kickoff Experience

WHEN:  Friday 1:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Glamour House, 2623 North Fwy., Houston, TX 77009, Get Directions >

COST:  $12

DETAILS:  Color Social will kick off the summer with a fun outdoor photo event that will get visitors in the summer spirit. Guests can take the coolest pictures with unique art installations while enjoying a truly immersive experience.

INFO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/color-social-summer-kickoff-experience-tickets-61821306191


June 28th





Flatland Gallery presents Shana Hoehn: “Those Who Levitate” opening reception

WHEN: Friday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Flatland Gallery, 1709 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS:  For a while now, Shana Hoehn has been amassing an archive of images; 17-19th century ship figureheads, 19th century photographs of the hysterics, 1930s-50s hood ornaments, female assistants in carnivals and magic shows, pin-ups, automatons, and visual documents of medical studies performed on women. In the exhibition, “Those Who Levitate,” these femmes return. A series of images from Hoehn’s archive are printed onto textiles through alternative photographic processes; they will be accompanied by aluminum and bronze sculptures that reimage the objects and images from her image collection. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 28.

INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/2027577790885289/?active_tab=about


June 28th





Levy Park presents Family Movie Night

WHEN:  Friday 8:00pm

WHERE:  Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Levy Park will present its annual series of family-friendly movies. Guests can enjoy food and beverage service from 5-9 p.m. from various food vendors.

Schedule of film

June 28: Lilo & Stitch

INFO: https://www.levyparkhouston.org/


June 28th , July 4th



Kemah Boardwalk presents Fireworks Fridays

WHEN:  Friday 9:30pm

WHERE:  Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah, TX 77565, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Fireworks Fridays is a series of captivating fireworks displays accompanied to music and late-night specials. Following each fireworks show, Boardwalk guests can enjoy a variety of late-night specials such as live music in the Events Plaza until 11 pm, rides open until midnight, free souvenir cup refills after 9:30 pm, and additional retail savings. Saltgrass Steak House, Lighthouse Buffet, Red Sushi, and Kemah Aquarium will all have happy hour specials for visiting night owls.

Schedule of events

June 28: Rock ‘n’ roll

July 4: Star-spangled sky fireworks, with a special patriotic themed display of fireworks (no fireworks on July 5)

INFO: 877-285-3624, https://www.kemahboardwalk.com/featuring/firework-fridays/


June 29th





Memorial Park Conservancy presents Go365 Biking with Buddies

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00am

WHERE:  S. Picnic Lane Memorial Park, 6501 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Memorial Park Conservancy will host its inaugural Biking with Buddies, where participants will bike around the Picnic Loop trail at Memorial Park.

The local Go365 team will be at the Houston BCycle station from 8-10 am to assist with using the BCycle bikes, explaining the bike route, and providing details on how to obtain 250 Points if the participant is a Go365 member. Participants can stop by any time to complete the biking event and must bring their own bike if they have one. BCycles will be available for free to those who do not have their own bikes.

INFO: 713-863-8403, https://www.memorialparkconservancy.org/visit/cal/264.html


June 29th






Montrose Morning Market

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  LIFEhtx, 2512 Woodhead St., Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Montrose Morning Market will feature local talented artisans, farmers, and entrepreneurs.

INFO: 832-827-4447, https://www.facebook.com/pg/montrosemorningmarket

June 29th




Sugar Land Town Square presents Summer Family Camp Out

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE: Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Dr., Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Sugar Land Town Square’s will allow guests to explore NEO‘s interactive campsite with tents, games, friendly competitions, and even a lawn fishing tournament. Kids can practice casting a fishing line while they learn about native Texas fish. They will also learn the right way to wear a life vest while checking out kayaks and hybrid paddle boards. Families can play life-size games like 2×4 Jenga, KerPlunk, and Connect Four or relax on the lawn with a game of checkers.

INFO: http://sugarlandtownsquare.com/


June 29th





Grand Central Park presents Lakeside Concert

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE: Grand Central Park Lake House, 715 Camp Strake Rd., Conroe, TX 77304, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Celebrate summer island style with a Jimmy Buffet-themed lakeside concert at Grand Central Park. Bama Breeze will take the stage during the Island Vibes Weekend Concert. Additional activities include face painting, oversized lawn games, a bouncy house with slide and more. Admission is free but a catered meal can be pre-purchased online. Meal tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Adult meals include cheeseburger sliders while kids’ meals include hot dogs. Tickets also can be purchased at the door for $12 cash only. Margaritas and beer will be available for purchase. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are encouraged.

INFO: 936-447-2820, https://www.grandcentralparktx.com/party


June 29th





Laura Rathe Fine Art presents Caprice Pierruci and Sydney Yeager: “Currents Beneath the Surface” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Laura Rathe Fine Art, 2707 Colquitt St., Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Laura Rathe Fine Art will host “Currents Beneath the Surface,” a duo exhibition featuring Austin-based artists, Caprice Pierruci and Sydney Yeager. Both influenced by nature and geological formations, the artworks of Pierruci and Yeager deconstruct form to create fluid and fragmented movement. Through sinuous repetition, texture, progressive rhythms, and linear abstractions Pierruci’s sculptures create a visual language that discusses eternity and time. The undulating rhythms in the forms speak of mortality and the huge expanses of time that lead to one particular moment of beauty. In the paintings of Yeager there is a relentless balance between control and chaos. Her mark makings reveal a fluid gesture and the unique qualities of her selected medium, exploring oil paints sensuous texture and viscosity on a linen canvas. The thick interwoven brushstrokes come together and yet, stand-alone creating a continuity that is constantly threatened with disintegration. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until August 10.

INFO: http://www.laurarathe.com/


June 29th




McClain Gallery presents Christian Eckart: “Trialectics” closing reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  McClain Gallery, 2242 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  McClain Gallery will present the closing reception for “Trialectics,” an exhibition of new works by Christian Eckart that extend his investigation of the sublime and meta-sublime beyond painting/sculpture hybrids into digital and photographic realms. Eckart’s continual explorations are founded in an interrogation of various tropes of 20th Century abstraction, while attempting to delve into underlying imperatives that have persevered in certain types of “art making” since the Renaissance, including a need to address the ineffable and unrepresentable. The exhibition title refers to a triumvirate of concepts: the natural, cultural, and digital worlds. In cutting edge post-modern theory, the term trialectics refers to hybridity and/or interdisciplinary action which in its current usage proposes a kind of unity as in the unification of the mind, body, and spirit.

INFO: 713-520-9988, https://www.mcclaingallery.com/exhibitions/christian-eckart4


June 29th




Gray Contemporary presents “The Weight of Lightness” and “Belonging in Modern Times” opening reception

WHEN: Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Gray Contemporary, 3508 Lake St., Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Located halfway between painting and sculpture, Francis Fontaine’s The Weight of Lightness creates a coherent and fascinating bridge with textures dictated by the materials. Using paper as a medium of choice, he uses it as: pigment for color, material for reliefs. The works are monochrome and that from the original hues of the exploited paper in order to preserve its property. Only a colorless binder is added to bind the previously shredded paper. That said, natural or artificial light plays an important role in the perception of the works. The reflective light on the structures will inevitably record and project on the flat surfaces the different levels to create shadows. Shadows that gives tonality and perspective to the works. Meanwhile, Karen Navarro’s Belonging in Modern Times explores the online self-representation used as a venue to create a sense of belongingness. Humans are innately driven to attain a sense of belonging. Just like water or shelter the sense of belonging is a human need. In modern times, as this phenomenon has transcended from the physical to the digital, social media platforms function as sites to congregate and connect. Following the opening reception, the exhibits will be on display until July 27.

INFO: 713-862-4425, http://www.graycontemporary.com/

June 29th




Discovery Green presents Screen on the Green

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Enjoy family-friendly movies with a view of the downtown Houston skyline. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and arrive early for contests and other activities.

The following film will be screened:

June 29: Mean Girls

INFO: 713-400-7336, https://www.discoverygreen.com/


June 30th





The Heights Morning Market

WHEN:  Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Onion Creek, 3106 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Heights Morning Market will feature local clothing, gourmet goods, jewelry, arts and crafts, home goods, and more.

INFO: 713-880-0706, https://www.facebook.com/Heights-Morning-Market-272002630218046


July 4th





TXU Energy Wings of Freedom 5K/10K and Family Fun Run

WHEN:  Thursday 7:20am

WHERE: Karbach Brewery, 2032 Karbach St., Houston, TX 77092, Get Directions >

COST:  $15-$30

DETAILS:  The TXU Energy Wings of Freedom 5k/10k and Family Fun Run is an event is for runners, families, kids, and dogs, benefiting Be An Angel, a Houston-based charity organization. Be An Angel is committed to improving the quality of life for children across Texas with multiple disabilities by providing needed adaptive equipment and select services.

INFO: 281-219-3313, http://www.txu.com/wingsoffreedom

July 4th





City of Bellaire presents Fourth of July Parade and Festival

WHEN:  Thursday 9:30am

WHERE:  Bellaire Town Square, 7008 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77046, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The City of Bellaire’s annual 4th of July parade begins at 9:30 am and is followed by the community festival from 10 am-1 pm. Activities include carnival games, petting zoo, rides, live music, and food from local restaurants. Some activities and food may require tickets that can be purchased at the event.

INFO: https://www.bellairetx.gov/1386/4th-of-July


July 4th





George Ranch Historical Park presents An American Tradition

WHEN:  Thursday 10:00am

WHERE: George Ranch Historic Park, 10215 FM 762 Rd., Richmond , TX 77469, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$15; free for FBHA members and children age 3 and under

DETAILS:  Nothing says America and Independence Day like games, speeches, and food. George Ranch Historical Park will celebrate the country’s annual birthday with some old-fashioned game play. Guests will get to try their hand at a variety of historic games, take a scavenger hunt through time as they pick up clues across the Park to discover intriguing trivia about this American holiday, enjoy a stirring reading of the Declaration of Independence at the 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion, and fill their stomachs with a July 4th feast.

INFO: http://georgeranch.org/


July 4th






Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center presents Kidpendence Day

WHEN:  Thursday 10:00am

WHERE:  Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, 198 Kempner St., Sugar Land, TX 77498, Get Directions >

COST:  $11-$12; free for members and children under 1

DETAILS:  Before rockets glare and fireworks are in the air, guests can join Captain America and Lady Liberty to exercise their right to be a kid as long as possible with some good ole American fun. The stars and stripes will be in full effect as people celebrate the country’s 243rd birthday. Guests are encouraged to wear their red, white, and blue to pay tribute to the land of the free and the home of the brave.

INFO: 832-742-2800, http://childrensdiscoveryfb.org/

July 4th 




Valley Ranch 4th Fest

WHEN:  Thursday 2:00pm

WHERE: Valley Ranch Town Center Amphitheater , 11985 N Grand Pkwy. E., New Caney, TX 77357, Get Directions >

COST:  $25; free for children 12 and under

DETAILS:  Country star Pat Green will headline Independence Day festivities at the Valley Ranch 4th Fest. Other performers will include JB & The Moonshine Band and Max Stalling.

The Valley Ranch 4th Fest will be a one-day BBQ and Texas Country music festival with activities for people of all ages to enjoy included cirque acts, food trucks, and more. The evening concludes with a fiery salute to America. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended.

INFO: http://www.valley-ranch.com/4thfest


July 4th





CITGO Freedom Over Texas

WHEN:  Thursday 4:00pm

WHERE:  Eleanor Tinsley Park, 150 Sabine St., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST: $8-$10

DETAILS:  Houstonians will celebrate more than three decades of July 4th music and fireworks on Buffalo Bayou. The city’s signature tribute to patriotism will feature live music from Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler prior to the always-stunning fireworks.

INFO: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3272402/2019-freedom-over-texas-houston-eleanor-tinsley-park


July 4th 





City of Sugar Land presents Red, White and Boom

WHEN:  Thursday 4:00pm

WHERE: The Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land, 18355 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The City of Sugar Land is bringing back the July 4 traditions. The skies of Sugar Land will light up with colorful pyrotechnics to celebrate America’s Independence Day. This free festival offers plenty of fun including music, food, vendors, children’s activities, and more.

INFO: 281-275-2825, http://sugarlandtx.gov/110/Parks-Recreation


July 4th





B.B. Lemon presents July 4th Backyard Cookout

WHEN:  Thursday 6:00pm

WHERE: B. B. Lemon, 1809 Washington Ave., Houston , TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  $29.76

DETAILS:  Celebrate America’s Birthday, B.B. Lemon-style, with an all-American cookout. Executive Chef Emily Trusler is rolling out the grill and flipping burgers and hot dogs. Guests will enjoy live music, yard games and special Independence Day food and drink packages.

INFO: 713-554-1809, http://bit.ly/Lemon4th


July 4th





Missouri City presents 4th of July Celebration

WHEN:  Thursday 6:00pm

WHERE: Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd., Missouri City, TX 77489, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Missouri City’s annual 4th of July Celebration will clebrate the holiday with a variety of entertainment, activities, and tasty treats. Seating is available in the Thurgood Marshall High School stadium. The fireworks show begins at 9:15 pm.

INFO: http://www.missouricitytx.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=2225&month=5&year=2019&day=15&calType=0


July 4th 





CityCentre presents Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular

WHEN:  Thursday 7:00pm

WHERE:  CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free; parking is $10 per car

DETAILS:  CityCentre’s Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular will feature an evening of live music and a 15-minute fireworks spectacular. Music and other entertainment will go on from 7-11 pm, with the fireworks taking place at 9:30 pm.

Parking will be $10 in all CITYCENTRE garages beginning at 4 pm. Please allow extra time for parking before and after the event due to large attendance; carpooling and ride sharing such as Uber are highly encouraged.

INFO: 713-463-4692, https://citycentrehouston.com/events/detail/independence-day-fireworks-spectacular2019


July 4th






City of Galveston presents Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

WHEN:  Thursday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Gaidos Seafood Restaurant, 3828 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7 pm with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and ending at 25th Street.  After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 pm near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard.

INFO: https://www.galveston.com/calendarofevents/?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D131638608%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D&winClose=1





Discovery Green:  www.discoverygreen.com ,

Miller Outdoor Theater:  www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Houston Symphony:   http://www.houstonsymphony.org/ – (713) 224-7575

Houston Ballet: http://www.houstonballet.org/ – (713) 227-2787

Alley Theatre:   http://www.alleytheatre.org/uh – (713) 220-5700

TUTS (Theatre under the Stars):  http://www.tuts.com/default.aspx

SPA – Society for the Performing Arts Houston:  http://www.spahouston.org/home – (713) 227-4772

Classical Theatre Company:  http://www.classicaltheatre.org/ – (713) 963-9665

Stages Repertory Theatre:   http://stagestheatre.com/ – (713) 527-0123

MFAH – Museum of Fine Arts Houston:  http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions

Houston Children’s Museum:  http://www.cmhouston.org/ – (713) 522-1138

Official Visitor’s Site for Houston:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/

Culture Map Houston:  http://houston.culturemap.com/events/

Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion:  https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events – tel:281-363-3300




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