Upcoming Outdoor Summer Events In Houston To Enjoy With Your Loved Ones

Houston is a fantastic city to enjoy the summer with your loved ones and with any of the below events, you can delight in all that Houston has to offer this summer from food, movies and more!

A Swingin’ Texas Country Summer Block Party at Levy Park Conservancy 

Celebrate your Texas pride with a visit to the Swingin’ Texas Country Summer Block Party at Levy Park Conservancy on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM! This exciting Texas Country themed block party will feature free activities, music, a variety of delicious food trucks and so much more. The string swing band Western Bling will be performing, giving you and your family a chance to practice your Texas Swing dance moves. Plus, you will not want to miss the free bubble stations, face painting, hula hoops and jump roping. All of Levy Park’s usual attractions including a reading room, art cart and games cart will still be available! Beer and wine will also be available for guests aged twenty one and over. Parking will be available on Wakeforest Avenue and Eastside Street as well as paid parking in the Kirby Grove parking garage at 2925 

Richmond Avenue.

Levy Park Conservancy

3120 Southwest Freeway #102

Houston, Texas 77098

Summer Festival: Celebrating The Moon

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is excited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with the fun filled summer festival called Celebrating The Moon! Join the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 5 PM to 10 PM to commemorate this milestone event in history with music, art activities, yummy food trucks Popston and Coffee-Q, fun games and more! This event is intended for all ages so bring your whole family! Some highlights of this lunar bash include delicious moon pies and cakes from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Cafe, the art making activities Silver Moon Surfaces and Planetary Paper Marbling, a kinetic sand touch station, the Space Invaders arcade game, an Outer Space Storybook Station with Harris County Public Library, various activities with experts from NASA and star gazing with the Houston Astronomical Society on the BBVA Roof Garden. You will also have the chance to hear the Midnight Chamber Players perform as well as the local band Flower graves! 

This free event will happen whether it’s raining or sunny outside, so mark your calendars for a guaranteed fun filled Saturday with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston! Museum admission and access to the Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11 exhibition is available separately.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, Texas 77005

7th Annual VegFest Houston 2019 Presented by The Vegan Society of Peace

If you are interested in learning more about the vegan diet and lifestyle or if you would just like to sample some delicious vegan foods, pay a visit to VegFest Houston 2019 on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Minute Maid Park! This family-friendly event is 100% vegan and will feature “Ask a Vegan” panels which will include a panel of vegan physicians, a panel of vegan animal rights activists and a panel of vegan athletes. As mentioned, there will also be scrumptious vegan foods available for sampling as well as a children’s play area, an abundance of literature on the vegan lifestyle, a variety of booths hosted by green businesses and like minded community organizations, raffle prize giveaways and more!

This event is open to the public, however you can also purchase VIP passes while supplies last. These passes include benefits like early entrance, a festival tote bag, coupons, an express entry wristband and more. To reserve your VIP pass to VegFest Houston 2019, click here.

Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street

Houston, Texas 77002

Summer Movie Nights: The Incredibles 2

Do you want to enjoy a movie with your family under the stars this summer? If so, bring your loved ones to a free summer screening of the Incredibles 2 hosted by Generation Park! This family friendly event takes place at Redemption Square on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 8 PM to 11 PM. Do not forget to bring your blankets, chairs and pillows for the coziest outdoor movie experience possible! You can also stop by any of Redemption Square’s fabulous restaurants including Bibo’s Bistro, Wholesome Pies and Wholesome Kitchen for a bite and a drink before the show!

Redemption Square

250 Assay Street 

Houston, Texas 77044

Blanket Bingo

Forget playing your usual bingo game at the local bingo hall. Blanket Bingo puts an exciting spin on this classic game, allowing you and your family or friends to play bingo on the lawn of Market Square Park while you enjoy great music and awesome prizes! Blanket Bingo takes place on various days throughout the summer, with the next event happening on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 6 PM to 9 PM. If you can’t make it to the next Blanket Bingo game, do not worry! You have another chance to play on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6 PM to 9 PM. Admission for this event is $10 per person and includes one bingo packet which will last approximately nine games. If you need additional games or daubers, those can be purchased for $1 each. Grab your blanket, chairs, snacks and drinks and stop by Market Square Park for a fun evening of Blanket Bingo and quality time spent with your loved ones! Bingo will start at 7 PM with proceeds benefitting Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Partnership.

Market Square Park

301 Milam Street

Houston, Texas 77002

Tex-Mex Barbecue Block Party 2019

If you are a Houstonian who likes to indulge in barbecue and Tex-Mex, you are going to love the 2019 Tex-Mex Barbecue Block Party taking place on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 1 PM to 4 PM at Saint Arnold Brewing Company! Saint Arnold Brewing Company and The Houston Barbecue Festival are excited to announce this exciting event where all attendees can celebrate the delicious influence that traditional Tex-Mex cooking has on Texas style barbecue. Attendees will enjoy food from a huge variety of vendors along with refreshing beer by Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Food vendors at this scrumptious event include Eduardo Ortiz of Eddie O’s Texas Barbecue, John & Veronica Avila of El Burro & the Bull, Joseph Quellar of JQ’s Tex-Mex BBQ, Dom Soliz of Mick Smokin BBQ, Ray & Genesis Dominguez of Ray’s Texas Smoke Barbecue, and Willow Villarreal & Jasmine Barela of Willow’s Texas BBQ.

Ticket sales are very limited with each ticket costing $60 per person. Tickets include Saint Arnold beer and samples of each vendor’s competition dish. Only children six years old and under will receive free entry to this event. All adult attendees must bring identification and you must be 21 years or older to drink beer. The 2019 Tex-Mex Barbecue Block Party is happening rain or shine, so purchase your ticket today and chow down on some of Houston’s best Tex-Mex inspired barbecue on July 14, 2019!

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

2000 Lyons Avenue

Houston, Texas 77020

Watch Movies In The Water With Float & Flick at Hotel Derek

You have yet another opportunity to enjoy a movie outdoors on a warm summer night with your loved ones, but this time you will be floating in the pool of Hotel Derek! With Hotel Derek’s Summer Float and Flick Movie Series, you can gather your family around the pool on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM to watch Apollo 13! This event is open to hotel guests as well as the general public and will cost $25 per ticket. Ticket purchases include admission, gourmet popcorn, one complimentary Revolve Kitchen + Bar signature cocktail, self-parking and access to the pool starting at 7:30 PM. The luxurious pool of the Derek Hotel features a massive movie wall where you will enjoy Apollo 13. You can also purchase dinner from Revolve’s new summer menu and enjoy over twenty Texas craft beers on tap. The movie will start when the sun sets which is usually between 8:15 PM and 8:30 PM. If you are not able to make the Apollo 13 screening, you can always drop by Hotel Derek on Thursday, August 29, 2019 for a special screening of the Goonies!

Hotel Derek

2525 West Loop South

Houston, Texas 77027

The Lone Star Bash

Calling all restaurant enthusiasts! The Lone Star Bash is in its fifth year and is ready to indulge foodies all across Houston! This exciting event takes place at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will feature some of the most popular chefs from around the great state of Texas! These chefs are partnering with the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation to help support the future of the restaurant industry here in Houston.

All who attend will delight in delicious food samples prepared by top class chefs, live music, beer, wine, signature cocktails and so much more! This year, the guest chefs and restaurants at The Lone Star Bash will include Jessica Paul and Ricardo Molina from Molina’s Cantina, Allen Rhoden from The Rusty Buckle BBQ Company, Carlos Ramos of Latin Bites, Chris West from Blue Top Brand,  Colin Shrine from Frank’s Americana Revival, Sharon Van Meter of 3015 at Trinity Groves and Taco y Vino, Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Brick House Tavern & Tap, Lemond Kitchen, McCormick & Schmick’s, Gringos/Jimmy Changas, Outback Steakhouse, Grotto, La Griglia, Willie G’s, Brenner’s/Brenner’s Bayou, Vic & Anthony’s, Babin’s, Saltgrass Steakhouse and JCI Grill. Not only do you have the chance to enjoy yummy food from all of these fantastic restaurants and chefs, but you will also get to hear the Texas country singer Kyle Park as you two step with your friends or other attendees!

There are a few ticket options for The Lone Star Bash including General Admission and VIP Admission. If you choose to purchase General Admission tickets, you can either purchase “The Single” at $60 per person or “The Double” at $75 per person. “The Single” includes admission plus three Lone Star Bash drink tickets such as water, soda, cocktails, beer or wine. “The Double” includes admission plus unlimited lone Star Bash beverages. General Admission entry for both “The Single” and “The Double” starts at 6:00 PM. If you choose VIP Admission, the purchase price runs at $150 for “The Grand Slam” ticket and includes unlimited Lone Star Bash beverages, early access at 5:00 PM, a separate bar for VIP patrons only, a special chef experience and more exclusive opportunities! To purchase any type of ticket to the Lone Star Bash, click here.

Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street

Houston, Texas 77002

Celebrate The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 At Discovery Green

If you want yet another opportunity to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, visit Discovery Green on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 6 PM to 10 PM! This celebration is a free event open to the public that will feature a paratrooper landing by the Golden Knights, the United States Army’s official aerial parachute demonstration team as well as exhibitions from the Johnson Space Center and the Lone Star Flight Museum! You can also hear commentary by Douglas Brinkley who wrote the book American Moonshot which explores America’s race to the moon! Do not forget to bring your blankets for a screening of Apollo 11 on the Discovery Green lawn! 

All of Discovery Green’s usual attractions will also be available for you and your family to enjoy, including the artisan market and more!

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, Texas 77010

All of us at Natran Green Pest Control hope that your family will join in on the fun this summer in Houston by attending any of these outdoor events! 

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