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

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

Somehow, summer is already about halfway over. But the good news is July is full of fun things to do around Houston for the whole family. You can still catch a free (or cheap) outdoor movie, or see a flick for cheap at an area theater in the comfort of air conditioning, or roam through a candy wonderland at Candytopia. This month is also full of kid-friendly shows like "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing," "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," and "Annie," the latter performed at the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe.

There are lots of options for dazzling Fourth of July fireworks across Houston as well as celebrations without fireworks at the children's museum downtown and Fort Bend locations. Read on for more family fun in Houston this month.

Aladdin at the Hobby Center - Downtown
July 1-14, 2019
A Disney classic comes to life on stage at the Hobby Center. Experience a whole new world with this fabulous cast (we particularly love the Genie.)

Christmas in July 5k - Downtown
July 6, 2019
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.

Houston Caribbean Festival - Southwest Houston
July 7, 2019
Celebrate the cultures of the Caribbean at this family-friendly event. Kids ages 12 and under are free!

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Dive in Movie: "Small Foot" - The Woodlands
July 13, 2019
Head north to The Woodlands and dive into Cranebrook Pool for a screening of "Small Foot." It's the perfect way to end a day trip to this lush Houston suburb!

Houston World Series of Dog Shows - Inner Loop
July 17-21, 2019
Dog lovers of all alges shouldn't miss the world series of dog shows at NRG. See more than 30 competitions and every kind of dog you can think of. Children ages 12 and under get in free.

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" at Jones Hall - Downtown
July 18-20, 2019
See this magical movie like you've never seen it before - with a full orchestra playing along. Seeing movies at the symphony is one of my family's favorite traditions; the talented musicians bring the score and movie to life in ways you can't experience inside a movie theatre.

Star Wars Meet-and-Greet - Downtown
July 20, 2019
Head to the Children's Museum of Houston and meet your favorite Star Wars characters. Free with the price of admission, kids can also take a light saber workshop.

Fit Foodie 5k and Kid's 1k Fun Run - Sugar Land
July 27, 2019
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.

Repticon Houston - Pasadena
July 27, 2019
Learn all about reptiles at this massive event in southeast Houston. There are exhibits, presentations, and even an on-site pet store where kids can buy their very own slithery friend.

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