Memorial Day Weekend Things To Do In Houston

Celebrate our fallen heroes and kick off the start of summer in The Woodlands. Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Township.
Celebrate our fallen heroes and kick off the start of summer in The Woodlands. Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Township.

Looking for the best things to do in Houston this Memorial Day weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Memorial Day weekend is here, which means May is officially coming to a close, the school year is ending, and it is finally time to celebrate the start of summer! Since honoring our nation's fallen heroes is the primary focus of this weekend, we found some awesome family-friendly events around the city to attend, such as the annual Memorial Day in The Woodlands, the Memorial Day Celebration at The Buffalo Soldier's Museum, the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Galveston Naval Museum, and Memorial Day Weekend at Lone Star Flight Museum.  

With hotter temperatures on the horizon, now is the perfect time to start planning out your summer adventures, and we created a Summer Bucket List that is packed with 100 (mostly) free activities for the kids. We also highly recommend bookmarking our Outdoor Activities Guide and Free Things to Do in Houston Guide for some awesome family-friendly fun. 

Places featured in this article:


Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

The Food Court Food Truck Park

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Gateway Fountains at Discovery Green

Katherine McGovern Water Play Park at the Houston Zoo

Dolphin Lagoon at Clear Lake Park

Wright Cuney Recreation Center

San Antonio Botanical Garden

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown

Padre Island National Seashore
Kidpendence Week at CMH
Children's Museum of Houston - 10:00 AM Pick
Kidpendence Day WonderWeek at FBCDC
Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center - 10:00 AM Pick
Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Miller Outdoor Theatre - 8:30 PM Pick
Disney's Frozen at The Hobby Center
The Hobby Center - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides