May is a great month for Houston kids because school is basically over and summer is basically here. It's also great because one of Texas' best seasons officially beings: Water park season. And there are plenty of options in and near the city, from SplashTown to Schlitterbahn.
This month you can party with the family for Cinco de Mayo (and grab a margarita or three afterward), celebrate National Lemonade Day, head to Galveston and swim at one of our favorite beaches, and celebrate Star Wars Day with your older kids at the Houston Food Bank. It's also a great time of the year to visit your local farmers' market for some fresh produce and handmade goods.
If you haven't had time to make summer camp plans for your kids yet, let us help you out. Our guide has ideas for outdoor camps, science-themed camps, art camps, overnight camps, and even free camps. Read on for more family fun this month.
6th Annual Star Wars Art Festival - Downtown
May 4-6, 2018
Dress up in your favorite new or old Star Wars character for this family-friendly festival. There is art on display inspired by the Star Wars saga, and it is out of this world. (We'll see ourselves out now.) And on a positive note, it's FREE for kids ages 12 and under.
The Houston Polish Festival - West Houston
May 4-6, 2018
The annual Houston Polish Festival features live music, children's events, delicious food and much more.
Cinco de Mayo at Trader's Village - Northwest Houston
May 5-6, 2018
It's a weekend packed with family fun when you celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Trader's Village. There's live music, fajitas and turkey legs, games and activities for the kids, community service exhibits and margaritas and cervezas.
Mother's Day at the Park: Tea & Targets - Southwest Houston
May 12, 2018
Celebrate Mother's Day with a unique Victorian luncheon at George Ranch Historical Park. Donning large, floppy hats reminiscent of the era is absolutely encouraged. For another opportunity to celebrate on the farm, head to the Oil Ranch.
TxFest - Downtown
May 12-13, 2018
Celebrate the Lonestar State with an event dedicated to everything great about Texas! Enjoy Texas country music, awesome food trucks, craft beers, a special kid zone, and more.
Houston Public Library Pawsitive Pups at Levy Park - Upper Kirby
May 13, 2018
Trained therapy dogs come out to Levy Park for some companion time with the kids. Kids can sit with the pups and read aloud to help ease any discomfort they have with reading. This program is geared at school-aged children (5-10 years old).
Minefaire MINECRAFT Fan Experience - Downtown
May 19-20, 2018
For two days only Minefaire players can take part in the ultimate fan experience. You get to meet your favorite YouTube creators, build battles, participate in costume contests, compete in tournaments, watch live shows, and more.
Houston Greek Fest - Energy Corridor
May 17-20, 2018
Join 15,000 guests of all ages at Houston Greek Fest, one of the premier festival events in the city! Enjoy Greek food, tour the Greek Orthodox Church, do a little shopping, watch live dancing, and let the kids take part in the numerous children's activities.
Pasadena Strawberry Festival - Pasadena
May 18-20, 2018
The greater Houston area's infamous Strawberry Festival returns featuring the world's largest strawberry shortcake, games and activities for the kids, live entertainment from artists Wade Bowen and Kevin Fowler, pageants, and more carnival fun.
Comicpalooza - Downtown
May 25-27, 2018
If you're brave enough to bring the kids to this ultimate geek fest, you'll find a sea of cosplayers, a live art auction, gaming competition, and pop-culture centric sessions. The good news is there is a kids zone for ages 5 and up, and you're likely to not run out of things to do or see.
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