Tour the Theater District to kick off the fall theater season this Sunday!/Photo courtesy of Morris Malakoff.
Tour the Theater District to kick off the fall theater season this Sunday!/Photo courtesy of Morris Malakoff.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Theater District Open House, AIA Sandcastle Contest, Aug. 24-25

School may be back in session, but the summer heat hasn't quit just yet, and that means we're still looking to pack in one last little bit of summer fun! To help you make the most of summer's inevitable end, we came up with a list of 14 things to do before summer ends, whcih is packed with fun family activities like family bingo night, a trip to Candytopia, and Kroger Family Sundays with the Houston Astros

That being said, we also know that some of you are ready to wash your hands of summer and jump right back into the school routine, and this weekend has some awesome back to school events to help facilitate that as well. Saturday you can head to Memorial City Mall for an After School Activities Fair or to Pasadena for their annual Back to School Market, and Sunday Kingwood is hosting a Back 2 School Market. We also rounded up several free and cheap after-school programs and classes for all the parents who need and/or want a little extra for their kids in those awkward hours between the end of the school day and the end of the work day. 

Our event calendar and August GoList are both always good sources of idea inspiration when you need something to do, and you can sign up for our weekly newsletter to have all of our newly published content delivered straight to your inbox.

Now let's check out what's happening around town this weekend.


Alley Theatre
615 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77265

Candytopia Houston
7620 Katy Freeway Building 3B, Suite 360
Houston, TX 77024

The Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, 77030

East Beach
1923 Boddeker
Galveston, TX 77550

Rob Fleming Aquatic Center
6535 Creekside Forest Drive
The Woodlands , TX 77389

Rice Stadium
6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

Miller Outdoor Theater
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, 77030

The Fire Museum of Texas
400 Walnut St
Beaumont, TX 77701

Jones Plaza
600 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002

Kingwood Town Center Park
8 N Main
Kingwood, TX 77339

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford St
Houston, TX 77002

Galveston Island State Park
14901 FM 3005
Galveston, TX 77554

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