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

Activities, events, and festivals for Houston kids and families in July, 2018.

Somehow, summer is already halfway over, but the good news is July is full of fun things to do for the whole family. You can still catch a free (or cheap) movie, see a flick for cheap at an area theater, or even cool off at SplashTown's "dive in" movie series.

There are lots of options for dazzling Fourth of July fireworks across Houston as well as celebrations sans-explosives at the children's museum downtown and Fort Bend locations. Read on for more family fun in Houston this month.

Crighton Theatre Presents: Willy Wonka - Conroe
Throughout July
Do you have a golden ticket? Enter the wacky world of Willy Wonka as Charlie Bucket and four other contestants take a tour of the candy factory and attempt to win a lifetime supply of candy.

Christmas in July 5k - Downtown
July 7
The Salvation Army of Greater Houston celebrates Christmas in July with a family-friendly 5k run and walk. The Fa La La KidsK is for kids ages 13 and under.

Greater Houston Food Truck Festival - Pasadena
July 7
Enjoy food from more some of the top-rated food trucks in the city, as well as live music, shopping, indoor and outdoor activities, and a children's zone with face painting and inflatables.

Houston Caribbean Festival - Southwest Houston
July 8
Celebrate the cultures of the Caribbean at this family-friendly event. Kids ages 12 and under are free!

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Marvel Universe: LIVE! - Inner Loop
July 12-15, 19-22
Watch your favorite 25+ of your favorite Marvel superheroes, villains and characters face-off and engage in an epic, live-action experience to conquer their latest quest.

The Woodlands Children's Museum 8th Birthday Celebration - The Woodlands
July 13
The Woodlands Children's Museum is turning 8 and all are invited to come out and celebrate, sing happy birthday, and eat cake! Entertainers will be performing throughout the day and kids can make birthday hats and paper cupcakes.

From Port to Port Boat Tour - Port of Houston
July 14
Take an education cruise on Buffalo Bayou from Houston's birthplace, Allen's Landing, to the Port of Houston Turning Basin, and learn about the history of the Bayou City.

Shark Weekend at Downtown Aquarium - Downtown
July 14-15
It's a weekend full of all things SHARK at the Downtown Aquarium! Learn all about these underwater predators from shark experts, interactive booths, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and more.

Julydoscope - Inner Loop
July 21
Discovery Green presents a fun (and FREE) family night out with live jazz music, poetry busking, and family-friendly short films.

Houston Family Fun Fest - Katy
July 22
Come out and enjoy face painting, a rock wall, fun activities under every tent, inflatables, arts and crafts, door prizes, music, performances on stage, Houston Family Magazine swag bags and more!‚Äč

The Fajita Fest - Inner Loop
July 28
Fajitas come close to the top of a Houstonian's food pyramid, along with queso and tacos. Come celebrate Mexican cuisine and culture with live entertainment, activities, and delicious food.

Fit Foodie 5k and Kid's 1k Fun Run - Sugar Land
July 28
An athletic event that also includes delicious food? Sign us up. All proceeds benefit local nonprofit Kids Meals, which aims to provide food for young children in need.

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