April GoList: The Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

Spring is in full swing, and we couldn't be happier. That's because, in April, there is just so. much. to. do. From tasty crawfish and spring festivals to Easter celebrations, like breakfasts and photos with the Easter Bunny and egg hunts, there's no excuse to be bored this month.

There's Free Cone Day on April 10, where you can grab some delicious free ice cream from Ben & Jerry's. This month there are also several fantastic shows you can catch, such as "Shrek The Musical" at Miller Outdoor Theatre, "Disney on Ice" at NRG, and "Sideways Stories" at MATCH. Read on for more family fun.

Tall Ships Galveston - Galveston
April 6-8, 2018
Watch the Tall Ships - and we're talking tall ships, historical and modern - make port at Galveston Island. Participating ships race across the Gulf of Mexico throughout April spotting at ports along the way. There is a family-friendly festival, and guests can even tour the ships!

Houston Children's Festival - Downtown
April 7-8, 2018
You can't miss out on the biggest children's festival in the COUNTRY, can you? There is live entertainment for the kids, rides, games, free giveaways, and more fun for kids of all ages. 

Houston Art Car Parade - Inner Loop
April 14, 2018
As the kickstart to Houston's Art Car Weekend, this parade is unique as the Bayou City Itself. Come see the most bizarre and spectacularly decorated cars in town.

Rosenberg Railroad Museum RailFest - Rosenberg
April 14, 2018
This railroad-themed day of fun features interactive exhibits for kids on how trains of the past and present work as well as local railroad history. You can also expect typical festival activities, from bounce houses to face painting.

Houston Barbecue Festival - NRG Park
April 15, 2018
Houstonians have a special relationship with barbecue. It's in our blood. And this festival celebrates just that with delicious food, live music, and more.

Crawfish Crazy Weekend - Galveston
April 20-22, 2018
Enjoy live Zydeco music and all-you-can-eat crawfish along with the regular rides, games, and amusements at Galveston's Historic Pleasure Pier.

San Jacinto Festival and Reenactment Battle - La Porte
April 21, 2018
An exciting battle reenactment is the main attraction at this annual (and FREE) festival. See the pivotal events that led up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place more than 180 years ago.

Children's Memorial Hermann Ironkids Texas Fun Run - The Woodlands
April 21, 2018
Young athletes are invited to lace up their shoes and tackle a half-mile or one-mile fun run at IRONKIDS Texas Fun Run. The race promotes healthy living and engaging in physical activity outdoors, and shows how exciting competition can be for kids.

The Great Texas BBQ Festival - Downtown
April 21-22, 2018
Celebrate all things BBQ for two full days at the inaugural Great Texas BBQ Festival. The weekend holds a world-class competition between the state's top BBQ teams, live music from 20 different bands, and select craft brews.

Texas Crawfish and Music Festival - Spring
April 28-29, 2018
Old Town Spring hosts its annual crawfish bash. There is no shortage of tasty Cajun food here (as well as other carnival favorites), and you can rock out all day to live entertainment. There are rides and games for kids of all ages.

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