September: A month of transition. From summer to fall, from lazy summer days to hectic school schedules. This month you'll see several consignment sales happening around town where you can snag children's clothing, toys, and baby gear for great prices. There is a beautifully colorful new exhibit at Discovery Green to check out as well as a fascinating display of Houston's skyline at the Children's Museum of Houston. And don't be bored on Labor Day - there are festivals and parties to attend!
Get crafty with American Girl at Memorial City Mall the first Wednesday of the month and enjoy live music, crafts, and more at Tomball's Second Saturday at the Depot.
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Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival - Galveston
Let the kids explore Moody Gardens' brand new Aquarium Pyramid, and then head to the convention center to sip on hundreds of craft beers and specialty brews. It's been voted one of the best beer festivals around by USA Today!
Opry on the Square - Sugar Land
Enjoy live music from Country Now and Then, which plays country music from all eras, while the kids can run around the fountain and open space. FREE.
Ballet Folklorico performs in Downtown Houston/Photo courtesy Dance Houston
Taste of Houston Festival 2017 - The Woodlands
During this two-day festival at Town Green Park in The Woodlands (which is a fabulous park on its own that the kids will love) food trucks and vendors from Houston's best eateries and breweries will serve up their best. There is a FREE children's zone with a petting zoo, face painting, and games.
Ballet Folklorico Las Americas - Downtown
Teach your children about Mexican customs and traditions at the Children's Museum of Houston. This colorful and cultural performance is filled with lively music and beautiful costumes, and the Brown Auditorium has more exhibits and info on Mexican culture.
Fall Fun Fest 2017 May the Steam Be With You - Rosenberg
The Rosenberg Railroad Museum's fourth annual festival has all sorts of train-themed fun. There is live music, train models and a trackless steam train, carnival games, food trucks, and more. Guests are encouraged to wear Star Wars or Steampunk-themed costumes.
Texas Taco Music Fest - Downtown
As Houstonians, it's essentially a civic duty to attend any taco-themed festival. However, this party celebrates more than one of our favorite foods. Watch the stunning ceremony of the Voladores de Papantla, where voladores ("fliers") launch themselves from the top of a 150-foot-tall pole and listen to live music from Hispanic and Latino artists. Kids ages 12 and under are FREE.
Performers dance in "The Velveteen Rabbit."/Photo courtesy Society for Performing Arts
The Velveteen Rabbit - Downtown
Bring the kids to enjoy this visually stunning rendition of beloved children's story, "The Velveteen Rabbit." Performed by the Society for the Performing Arts, this production is filled with colorful and dramatic dances and quirky characters.
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Inner Loop
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, so what better way to show support to survivors, patients, and families by participating in St. Jude's annual walk and run. Runners of all ages can participate in the 5k or walk, and kids ages 5 and under are FREE.
Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival - Downtown
The Houston Black Heritage Music and Arts Festival celebrates African and African-American culture with art exhibits, music, poetry readings, and food at Discovery Green. New this year is the Art Village, which gives upcoming artists an opportunity to showcase their work. The best part is kids ages 9 and under are FREE.