Summer is finally here! Don't get stir crazy - there are lots of things to do with the kids this month, like checking out a brand new super hero exhibit at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, kayaking on Kinder Lake at Disccovery Green, hanging out with dinosaurs at the Houston Zoo, and celebrating Father's Day in unique ways dad will love. Miller Outdoor Theatre also has a great lineup of children's performances you can enjoy for free all month, or you can catch a movie at Studio Movie Grill for just $1.
This month you can also cool off at a Houston area splash pad, or if you're feeling adventurous, head to a nearby water park. For the movie fanatics, be sure to check out our roundup of free and cheap summer movies. If you are still looking for last-minute summer camp options (no judgment), check out our comprehensive camp guide for ideas from art camps to science camps. Read on for more family fun this month.
Horses at the Circo Hermanos Vazquez. Photo courtesy the circus.
Circo Hermanos Vazquez - North Houston
Every day in June
The circus is in town! Founded in 1969 in Mexico City, this traveling family-run circus features live animal performances, acrobatics, and more.
Playhouse on the Prairie Presents Oz! - Downtown
Saturdays in June
This is the last month to catch this beloved musical. While admission to the show is $20, there is a free children's carnival to enjoy and an opportunity to meet the cast.
Alley Theatre Day 2019 - Downtown
Sundays in June
This event is great for kids ages 8 and up. Get a backstage tour of Houston's Alley Theatre, watch a swashbuckling sword-fighting workshop, and a matinee showing of "The Three Musketeers."
Southern Fried Chicken Fest - Museum District
June 1, 2019
Taste the best fried chicken Houston has to offer at one of the most delicious festivals you'll find this summer! Head to Peggy Park, bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and relax and enjoy some fried joy.
Learning about the ocean at World Ocean Day. Photo courtesy Artist Boat.
World Oceans Festival - Galveston
June 8, 2019
World Oceans Day celebrates ocean life with educational and fun activities for the whole family. There are interactive booths where kids can learn about the local ecosystem, wildlife, and preservation, as well as opportunities to learn to surf, admire local art, and more!
Family Day: Eid - Museum District
June 9, 2019
Enjoy a free and educational event for the whole family presented by the Houston Asia Society. Celebrate and learn about Eid al-Fitr, which signifies the end of Ramadan. There will be activities, demonstrations, folk dancing, crafts, and more that are all free to the public.
Fishing and Fun With Dad - Hockley
June 15, 2019
Celebrate Father's Day with dad early at the Oil Ranch and enjoying its many fun activities and amenities. Fish, compete at the Texas OK Corral, rope a calf, test Dad's golf skills, and more, then finish it off with a barbecue lunch at the General Store.
Juneteenth Celebration at Emancipation Park - South Central
June 15, 2019
Spend the morning at newly renovated (and beautiful!) Emancipation Park celebrating Juneteenth. This year's event, hosted by the Emancipation Park Conservancy, is themed 'Celebrating "Our Legacy, Bridging Future Generations." Expect delicious food and activities for the kids.
Woodtrace Wilderness Kids Triathlon - Pinehurst
June 22, 2019
Get ready to let the kids get active at the Woodtrace Wilderness Kids Triathlon. The race is a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event with varying distances based on age. Stick around after the race for a post-race party featuring prize drawings.
Cy-Fair Kids and Family Expo - Cypress
June 29, 2019
This expo has more than 100 vendors to shop from selling everything related to child-rearing! There are children's games and activities as well as live entertainment and giveaways.
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