Spend your weekend diving into  cultural and historical events and experiences at the 32nd Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival./Photo courtesy of Derrick Birdsall, Unaffected Photography.
Spend your weekend diving into cultural and historical events and experiences at the 32nd Annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival./Photo courtesy of Derrick Birdsall, Unaffected Photography.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: General Sam Houston Folk Festival, Houston Greek Fest, May 18-19

Get ready to dive into the weekend, because there are no shortage of underwater-focused adventures happening around Houston this Saturday and Sunday! Here's a taste of what to expect:

  • The Downtown Aquarium is hosting Endangered Species Day to highlight how YOU can help save our endangered friends through a variety of interactive events.
  • Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center is putting on Fish of Spring Creek, where kids can get up close and personal with local freshwater friends and learn all about them.
  • It's Bay Day at the Boardwalk! Head to Kemah for one day of arts and crafts, wildlife presentations, touch tanks, a scavenger hunt, and more.
  • Feel like a drive down to the Island? The 11th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue offers a weekend full of live music, a vintage car and trailer show, the famous "Bathing Beauties Contest," craft beer booths for the adults, and plenty of family fun.
  • Plus you can always rent kayaks & RC boats to take out on Kinder Lake. 

And just in case the weather takes a turn, we have 35 rainy day activities for the kids so that you aren't stuck inside your house all weekend with nothing to do. You might even stumble upon a hidden gem in Houston you didn't know about when you start tackling the places and things to do on this list!

Don't forget to also take advantage of everything highlighted on our May GoList and Free Things to Do with Houston Kids in May list, and check out our Spring Fun Guide and event calendar.

No matter what you choose to do, one thing is for sure: this weekend is going to be a great one!


Pasadena Fairgrounds
7603 Red Bluff Rd
Pasadena, TX 77507

St. Basil The Great Greek Orthodox Church
1100 Eldridge Parkway
Houston, TX 77077

Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Homestead
1836 Sam Houston Avenue
Huntsville, TX 77340

Upstage Arts Youth Theater
100 Nasa Rd 1 Suite 78
Webster , TX 77598

Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058

CITYCENTRE
800 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024

Hogg Middle School
1100 Merrill
Houston, TX 77009

Houston Methodist Training Center
8799 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77054

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive
Humble, TX 77338

Beach Central
2102 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77550

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Dr
Houston, 77007

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

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

The Boardwalk Towne Lake
9945 Barker Cypress Rd
Cypress, TX 77433