August GoList: Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

So, we blinked, and now August is here! But summer isn't over yet, so there is still time to catch a free movie or an outdoor concert. The Houston International Jazz Fest is coming up, and there are plenty of farmers markets around town to get your fix for fresh produce. Don't forget on the first Saturday of every month you can enjoy events like Marine Biologist for a Day, Arts Market in The Heights, and head to Tomball on the second Saturday of the month for games, music, and food.

Check our calendar every day for great things to do with kids all around Houston. And without further ado, here are the best things to do around Houston with kids this month.

Evening Chill at the Houston Zoo - Inner Loop
Fridays and Saturdays all month
Stay late at the Zoo this summer and enjoy special activities, entertainment and more. Each weekend has a unique theme!

Candytopia - West Houston
All Month
Make a sweet escape from the heat inside wacky Candytopia. It disappears from Houston in September, so take the kids while you have a chance! We promise it's unlike anytinng you've experienced.

Mamma Mia! - Cypress
Weekends through Aug. 11, 2019
Catch a performance of the classic "Mamma Mia!" at Lone Star College - Cy-Fair. And ake a day of it - there are lots of kid-friendly things to do in the Cypress area.

Abilities Expo - Inner Loop
Aug. 2-4, 2019
That's right; this expo is dedicated entirely to children and adults with disabilities. There are product demonstrations, games for all to play, food, and fellowship.


George Hermann's Birthday Party/Photo courtesy Hermann Park

George Hermann's 176th Birthday Party at Hermann Park - Inner Loop
Aug. 6, 2019
Not that you need an excuse to spend time at one of the city's most popular parks, but right here is one big fat reason - a city-wide birthday party! Train rides are just $1.76 for kids, and each guest gets a free piece of cake.

Mandala Sand Painting - Museum District
Aug. 14-18, 2019
Head to the Houston Asia Center and watch Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery go through the process of constructing a mandala sand painting, which is said to effect healing on the outer, inner, and secret levels of the world.

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Photo courtesy the AIA Sandcastle Contest

AIA Sandcastle Contest - Galveston
Aug. 24, 2019
Come out and witness the careful crafting of unique sand sculptures. Artists work tirelessly for a solid five-hour stretch to create a sand masterpiece, all in hopes of bringing home the coveted Golden Bucket Award.

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