Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Back to School Splash Bash, Root Beer Float Day, Aug. 3-4

Make a splash before school starts at this back-to-school splash bash. Photo courtesy of Sugar Land Town Square.
Things to do around Houston with kids this weekend.

It's hard to believe it's already August and that the summer holiday is drawing to a close. With back-to-school in sight, there's only one thing to do: pack in as much summer fun as possible before it's time to return to backpacks and school supplies.

Our event calendar is the best place to find events happening every day of the week, and this weekend is no exception. Activities we're eyeing include sandcastle building at Stewart Beach, Jurassic Quest happening all weekend downtown, Levy Park's Island Summer Block Party, and Root Beer Float Day at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. 

One thing that isn't ending any time soon is the heat, so we rounded up some of the best spots for frozen treats to enjoy, because obviously the best way to cool off is with something cold and sweet! We also have a master list of 20 playgrounds that boast tons of shade, so you can take playtime outdoors even when the temperatures are climbing; just make sure to pack lots of water to avoid any dehydration. And if you're looking for something indoors to do, we have you covered there also. As longtime fans of indoor playgrounds, we were thrilled to check out Kidtastic - and we think you should, too! You won't be disappointed. 

Now it's time to check out what this weekend has in store for Houstonians, so let's get to it!