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 festivals to 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 4, 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 "Dreamgirls" at Theater Under the Stars, "Footloose, The Musical," at Miller Outdoor Theater, "Annie" at Jones Hall, and "How I Became a Pirate" at MATCH. Read on for more family fun.

Houston Children's Festival - Downtown
April 1-2

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. 

Disney On Ice Presents: Follow Your Heart - NRG Stadium
April 5-9

Your beloved Disney characters come to life on the ice skating rink in this family friendly show featuring everyone's favorite forgetful fish, Dory, and her best friends. 

Houston Art Car Parade - Inner Loop
April 8

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 8

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 9

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.

Animal Zoo Egg Hunt & Picnic - Spring
April 15

Adorable animals and Easter celebrations go together like peanut butter and chocolate (eggs, that is). Enjoy a meet-and-greet with the animals, an egg hunt, and tons of crafts and activities. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch as well.

SpringWorld International Festival - Inner Loop
April 15

Celebrate cultures from around the world, and Houston's own diversity, in Discovery Green at this one-day festival. Enjoy cultural cuisines, shopping, art displays, and more.

Easter in the Gardens - Galveston
April 16

This FREE Easter event includes egg hunts, a petting zoo, and outdoor games. Kids ages 9 and up can explore the Oleander Bowl for prizes and eggs, and for a fee there is an Easter buffet at the Garden Restaurant and Moody Gardens Hotel on Easter Sunday.

Autism Speaks 8K and 1K Kid's Fun Run - Sugar Land
April 22

Support nonprofit Autism Speaks in its annual fun run and 8k. There's an after-run celebration in Sugar Land Town Square as well.

San Jacinto Festival and Reenactment Battle - La Porte
April 22

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.

Dr Seuss at the Symphony - Downtown
April 29

Sing and dance along with the Houston Symphony in a concert honoring Seuss' imaginative and out-of-this-world characters from "Green Eggs and Ham." This performance is best for kids ages 5 and up.

FUNomenal Family Festival - Downtown
April 29

Head to Discovery Green for this annual day of FREE fun. There are games, activities, performances, and more for kids and families.

Texas Crawfish and Music Festival - Spring
April 29

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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