Summer is finally here! Don't get stir crazy - there are lots of things to do with the kids this month, like arts and crafts at the Museum of Fine Arts, music and dancing at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, and $1 movie screenings.
This month you can also cool off at a Houston area splash pad, or if you're feeling adventurous, head to a nearby water park. For the movie fanatics, be sure to check out our roundup of free and cheap summer movies. If you are still looking for last-minute summer camp options (no judgment), check out our comprehensive camp guide for ideas from art camps to science camps. Read on for more family fun this month.
Stars & Stripes at The Lawn - Memorial City
All Fridays in June
This is the last month to enjoy this show in Memorial City. Honor our country, the military, and their families during Stars & Stripes on the Lawn every Friday. Each week features a different JROTC color guard and military programs performing patriotic tributes to the music of a solo trumpet musician. The Lawn is located next to Hotel ZaZa and Ciro's Italian Grill.
The Von Trapp children in "The Sound of Music"/Photo courtesy Jones Hall
"Sound of Music" - Downtown
June 1-3, 2018
The hills are alive at Jones Hall with the Sound of Music! Maria and the von Trapp family are taking over the stage for a spirited performance of this musical favorite, and it's a performance the whole family will enjoy.
National Trails Day - Pasadena
June 2, 2018
Hit the trails by foot, bike or boat on National Trails Day at Armand Bayou Nature Center. Self-guided and guided trails hikes, as well as a guided canoe trip, are available in honor of the day as millions of hikers across the nation celebrate the outdoors.
Crawfish Sundays at Southern Star Brewing Company - Conroe
Sundays June 3-17, 2018
Head north to Southern Star Brewery in Conroe for an afternoon of crawfish, cold beer, music, and family fun.
World Oceans Festival - Galveston
June 8, 2018
World Oceans Day celebrates ocean life with educational and fun activities for the whole family. There are interactive booths where kids can learn about the local ecosystem, wildlife, and preservation.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Inner Loop
June 6-8, 2018
Watch the famous story of Joseph and his coat of many colors from the Bible's book of Genesis take life on the stage during this special family-friendly musical performance at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Canned Acoustica at Discovery Green - Inner Loop
June 10, 2018
Enjoy a FREE evening of live acoustic music at the Grace Event Lawn and bring a canned good to donate to the Houston Food Bank.
Cirque La Vie/Photo courtesy Memorial City Mall
Circus Night Featuring Cirque La Vie - Memorial City
June 14, 2018
Prepare to be amazed as you watch Houston's premier circus group, Cirque La Vie, perform outstanding acrobatics and high-flying stunts at The Square.
Galveston Cajun Festival - Galveston
June 15-17, 2018
The third annual Galveston Cajun Festival is full of food and fun. Hosted at Beach Central Park, guests get a front-row view of Galveston's coastline while enjoying delicious crawfish, live music, and more. There is a kids' zone with carnival rides and games.
Fishing and Fun With Dad - Hockley
June 16, 2018
Celebrate Father's Day with dad early at the Oil Ranch and enjoying its many fun activities and amenities. Fish, compete at the Texas OK Corral, rope a calf, test Dad's golf skills, and more, then finish it off with a barbecue lunch at the General Store.
Woodtrace Wilderness Kids Triathlon - Pinehurst
June 23, 2018
Get ready to let the kids get active at the Woodtrace Wilderness Kids Triathlon. The race is a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event with varying distances based on age. Stick around after the race for a post-race party featuring prize drawings.
Dive'N'Movies at SplashTown - Spring
June 29, 2018
Splash Town's inaugural dive-in movie is "The Lion King." Watch this beloved classic while relaxing in the wave pool. Children need to be at least 5-years-old to attend.