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The Galveston Island Texas Shrimp Festival returns to historic Downtown Galveston.

Photo: Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival

ROCO: Family

Join ROCO at Miller Outdoor Theatre as its 18th season kicks off with “Family,” part of the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation In Concert Series, featuring the full 40-piece chamber orchestra led by Artistic Partner Mei-Ann Chen, in a program inspired by community, family and hope, honoring Houston’s cultural diversity.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 23

Where: 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com

Run in the Park

The in-person event consists of a 5K, 10K and 1K kids’ run/walk, where running and exercise enthusiasts of all abilities can explore the park and enjoy the trails while supporting Hermann Park Conservancy. The event starts and ends at the Molly Ann Smith Plaza, near the Jones Reflection Pool and includes a post-run party with food, drinks and music.

When: 8 a.m. Sept. 24

Where: Hermann Park, 6001 Fannin 

Details: $15-$35; hermannpark.org

International Girls in Aviation Day

Girls in Aviation Day at Lone Star Flight Museum is presented by Cher & John Floyd, in partnership with Women in Aviation Internationa Houston Chapter. Attendees will hear from leaders in the aviation industry including pilots, mechanics, engineers, astronauts, designers and explore the opportunities available in both aviation and STEM. The event is free to all registrants, attending parents and siblings pay $5 per ticket up to 4 tickets per event participant.

When:  9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24

Where: Lone Star Flight Museum, 11551 Aerospace

Details: lonestarflight.org

Take Me Outdoors Houston 

Texas Parks and Wildlife hosts its 12th annual free, family-oriented outdoors festival at Discovery Green. Exhibitors will provide hands-on activities, booths and opportunities to engage audiences and inspire curiosity.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24

Where: 1500 McKinney

Details: Free; discoverygreen.com

Bayou City Jazz Celebration

Miller Outdoor Theatre and Jazz Houston host an exciting and swinging musical presentation by Jazz Houston featuring the Jazz Houston Orchestra, renowned vocalist Belinda Munro and acclaimed pianist and Houstonian based in New York City, Helen Sung.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 24

Where: 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com

2nd Annual Charreada

Rooted in Mexican cultural traditions, this festive event extends beyond rodeo horses and riders to include costume, music and delicious foods. Expect dancing horses, pony rides, live performances and a petting zoo.

When: Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 25

Where: Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway

Details: Free, $5 parking; tradersvillage.com/houston

El Festival De La Salsa

The festival features live music, cultural performances and food vendors from different Latin countries.

When: Noon-5 p.m. Sept. 25

Where: Midtown Park, 2811 Travis

Details: $10-$300, free for 12 and under; elfestivaldelasalsa.com

Levy Park: Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science comes to Levy Park to offer an opportunity to learn firsthand from museum experts. Astronomers will set up a telescope to explain the mechanisms behind the equipment, participants will  enjoy star gazing and solar spotting outside. 

When: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 25

Where: 3801 Eastside

Details: Free; levyparkhouston.org

Tejas Got Soul Concert Series

This concert series at Discovery Green, explores the legacy of Chicano soul in Houston, featuring performances from Tejano artists that have made their mark in music. This month’s featured band is La Fiebre. 

When: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25

Where: 1500 McKinney

Details: Free; discoverygreen.com

Segundo Barrio Children’s Choir

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, watch a performance by Houston’s first and only bilingual choir for children, Segundo Barrio Children’s Choir at Children’s Museum Houston. 

When: 6:30-7 p.m. Sept. 17

Where: Children’s Museum Houston, 1500 Binz

Details: $14-$15; cmhouston.org

GALVESTON

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

The annual celebration includes a seafood cook-off, gumbo tasting, Shrimp Scamper 5K Fun Run, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, live music, a children’s area and a Strand merchant walkabout.

When: Sept. 23-24

Where: 23rd St and The Strand 

Details: galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com

SUGAR LAND

Sugar Land Fall Fest

Sugar Land Town Square celebrates fall with music, food, dance, art and fashion. There will be main stage performances and a variety of live music, cultural activities, art demos, hayrides and a family fun zone.

When: 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24

Where: Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk

Details: Free; sugarlandtownsquare.com

 





  • Ana Khan

    Ana Khan is the calendar coordinator for the Houston Chronicle’s features desk.


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