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, or Kids First Saturday at the Breakfast Klub, and head to Tomball on the second Saturday of the month for games, music, and food.

And there are only a few days left to check out the interactive LEGO structures at the Allen Center - the exhibit ends Aug. 10! Check our calendar every day for great activities for the kiddos. And without further ado, here are the best things to do around Houston with kids this month.

Abilities Expo - Inner Loop
August 3-5, 2018
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.

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. On Aug. 3-4, the theme is Super! Summer Fun; on Aug. 10-11 it's Snowy Fu, and Aug. 17-18 it's Family Game Night.


George Hermann's Birthday Party/Photo courtesy Hermann Park

George Hermann's 175th Birthday Party at Hermann Park - Inner Loop
August 6, 2018
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 $1.75 for kids, and each guest gets a free piece of cake.

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens - Galveston
Aug. 3-4 and Aug. 10-11
Enjoy fireworks and live music from a range of local and regional musicians at Bands on the Sand, Moody Gardens' popular summer concert series. Float the lazy river or hang out on the beach while listening to tunes and enjoying the show.

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Katy Summer Tailgate - Katy
August 10, 2018
Party with the whole family at No Label Brewery. Enjoy beer, live music, food trucks, vendors to shop from, and all proceeds benefit the Katy YMCA's Operation Backpack. This year's theme is Totally '80s, so expect some throwback tunes and opportunities to play vintage video games.

Crighton Youth Theatre Presents: Disney's Newsies - Conroe
Aug. 17-19 and Aug. 23-24
Fight for what's right and seize the day as Disney's hit film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit Newsies takes the stage. This family-friendly show shares a powerful, timeless message through all-star acting and an award-winning score.

Houston Food Fest - Inner Loop
August 18, 2018
At the second annual Houston Food Fest, you'll find delicious food from dozens of vendors, adult and kid-friendly beverages, and live entertainment. There's a small admission fee for adults, but kids are FREE.


Photo courtesy the AIA Sandcastle Contest

AIA Sandcastle Contest - Galveston
Aug. 25, 2018
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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