Celebrate the start of the Mardi Gras season with the Houston Creole Mardi Gras Parade. Photo courtesy of Houston Creole & Heritage Festival.
Celebrate the start of the Mardi Gras season with the Houston Creole Mardi Gras Parade. Photo courtesy of Houston Creole & Heritage Festival.

Things to Do in Houston This Weekend with Kids: Houston Creole Mardi Gras Parade, Opera to Go!

This time of year can be a little tricky. We're in a long stretch of school, the days are still short on light, and it's a constant toss up what the weather is going to be like; will it be a balmy 70-degree day today or somewhere below freezing? No one knows!

Which is why we like to have a handy little arsenal of indoor activities packed away, ready to bust out at a moment's notice. Some of our very favorites include:

Not to mention the new Kanga's Indoor Playcenter that is definitely worth making a little trip to visit when you need some indoor fun. 

We also highly recommend printing out a copy of our 100 Things To Do With Houston Kids Before They Grow Up so you can start checking these Houston favorites off your bucket list. Don't forget: our event calendar is always serving up daily inspiration, and our February GoList is your go-to place for the hottest happenings throughout the month. Staying in the loop with all the events and activities in our city has never been easier (especially when you sign up for our weekly newsletter!).

With so many fun places to go and see, the hardest part is picking what's going to make the cut this weekend! 


Kemah Boardwalk
215 Kipp Ave
Kemah, TX 77565

The Grand 1894 Opera House
2020 Postoffice St
Galveston, TX 77550

Galveston
Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX

Viet Hoa Center @ Beltway 8 Plaza
8388 W. Sam Houston Parkway South
Houston, TX 77072

Stages - Sterling Stage
800 Rosine St.
Houston, TX 77019

HMNS at Sugar Land
13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney St.
Houston, TX 77010

Bellaire Civic Center
7008 S. Rice Ave.
Bellaire, TX 77401

Heinen Theatre
3517 Austin St
Houston, TX 77004

VillaSport - Cinco Ranch
9930 Gaston Road
Katy, TX 77494

Market Street
9595 Six Pines Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Law Building
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

Children's Museum of Houston
1500 Binz St.
Houston, TX 77004

Honey Art Cafe
3516 South Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77098