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Upcoming Events in Gulf Coast

Houston

Disney's "Frozen"

June 30-July 17

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

"Frozen" features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. 

thehobbycenter.org

Sugar Land

Tribute to George Strait

July 1

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Grab your two-steppin boots, pack up your lawn chairs, and head to the Plaza for live country music at this annual tribute to George Strait.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Rockport

Art Festival

July 2-3

Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 1500 E. Laurel St.

A two-day, juried outdoor festival shines a light on fine art and master crafts. Over 120 artists from all over Texas and beyond sell their work to over 10,000 visitors. In addition to viewing and purchasing art, visitors to the festival can enjoy a tasty array of food truck options as well as an air-conditioned entertainment tent with live music throughout the weekend and a beer garden. The festival is family friendly, with a dedicated children's activity tent and live music just for the little ones.

rockportartcenter.com/artfest

Palacios

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

East Bay Park, 300 E. Bay Blvd.

It's Independence Day in Palacios and festivities include a flag-raising ceremony, a children's parade, barbecue, food vendors, a carnival, helicopter rides, bingo, a LaSalle landing re-enactment, and fireworks.

facebook.com/palacios.lions

Tomball

July Fourth Celebration and Street Festival

July 4

Business 249 North of Four Corners, 28000 Tomball Pkwy.

Experience an old-fashioned party for the red, white, and blue. There is a fireworks show at dark, plus live music from Mango Punch, vendors and food, and a salute to veterans and active duty military. There is free admission and parking.

tomballtx.gov

Rockport

July Fourth Activities

July 4

Little Bay and Downtown

Get in a patriotic mood as you view a patriotic boat parade at noon. The parade can be seen from downtown, but for the best views, head to Broadway adjacent to Little Bay. The Wendell Family Fireworks Show is held at dark.

rockportartcenter.com

Sugar Land

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land, 18355 Southwest Freeway

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Crown Festival Park with patriotic family fun and activities for all ages. Each year there's a variety of great food, activities, vendor booths, live musical entertainment, and a dazzling firework display to conclude the celebration.

sugarlandtx.gov/905/red-white-and-boom

Palacios

Poker in Palacios

July 9

Palacios Recreation Center, 2401 Perryman Ave.

The Palacios Chamber of Commerce is having their annual Poker in Palacios Texas Hold'em Series fundraiser, plus a gun raffle and live auction.

palacioschamber.com

Galveston

Bill Engvall Farewell Tour

July 9

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Popular stand-up comedian Bill Engvall, a Galveston native, is making one last stop in the Oleander City at The Grand 1894 Opera House as part of his farewell tour. Fans of blue-collar comedy won't want to miss this show.

thegrand.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

July 9

Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, 198 Kempner St.

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

"The Masked Singer" National Tour

July 14

Get ready to unmask the craziness when the hit television show "The Masked Singer" comes to Smart Financial Centre.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Houston

Comicpalooza

July 15-17

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Texas’ largest pop-culture festival draws fans of art, celebrity, comics, films, gaming, and literature. Comicpalooza hosts panels, autograph and photograph sessions with celebrity guests, a literature conference, film festival, and cosplay competitions, and presents special attractions, entertainment, and gaming tournaments. Shoppers can browse art and handcrafted goods from local and visiting artists in the Artist Alley and stroll through the Dealer’s Room to peruse comic books, collectibles, toys, clothing, and other niche products. Young festival-goers can immerse themselves in interactive exhibits found throughout the hall and in the Innovation Lab, while adult attendees can learn about space advancements and test new consumer technologies.

comicpalooza.com

Port Arthur

Saltwater Anglers League of Texas Summer Classic

July 15-17

S.A.L.T. Club, T.B. Ellison Parkway

The Saltwater Anglers League of Texas' Sabine chapter is ready to focus on kid fishing. This is a family-oriented fishing tournament with more focus towards the kids every year.

facebook.com/saltclub.net

Rosenberg

Junk Hippy Rosenberg

July 16

Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 SH 36

Shop 150 vendors selling vintage and antique furniture, midcentury modern and retro finds, shabby-chic and rustic decor, and handmade goods. Food trucks are on site. Since 2012, Junk Hippy has welcomed well over 200,000 shoppers through its doors across Oklahoma and Texas.

facebook.com/events/460467472339105

Sugar Land

"RuPaul's Drag Race": Werq the World Tour

July 16

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

The official "RuPaul’s Drag Race" World Tour returns with an all-new production for 2022. An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly, and all the finalists from the upcoming 14th season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Brazoria

Santa Ana Ball

July 17

Brazoria Heritage Foundation Gymnasium, 208 W. Smith St.

This ball is a re-enactment of the Santa Ana Ball that was given in Brazoria at Jane Long's Tavern in 1832. The annual fundraiser for the Brazoria Heritage Foundation includes a gourmet dinner with wine and silent and live auctions.

brazoriahf.org/new

Victoria

"The Wizard of Oz"

July 22-31

Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St.

Theatre Victoria presents their summer musical—the classic tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to a land called Oz only to discover there is no place like home.

theatrevictoria.org

Stafford

"The SpongeBob Musical"

July 29-31; Aug. 5-7, 12-14

Inspiration Stage, 12794 Fountain Lake Circle

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world.

inspirationstage.com

Sugar Land

NOLA Nights Featuring the Zydeco Dots

July 29

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out and let authentic New Orleans music take you on a historical journey through the Crescent City tradition of live music from the Zydeco Dots, a fun-loving, hard-working Houston-based group that plays a dancin', rockin', bluesiana blend of zydeco rhythm and blues.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Pasadena

Junk Hippy Pasadena

July 30

Campbell Hall at Pasadena Convention Center, 7601 Red Bluff Road

Shop 150 vendors at one of "Flea Market Style and Country Living Magazine"'s top vintage events. Vintage and antique furniture, retro and midcentury finds, shabby chic and rustic decor and handmade goods are all readily available. Food trucks are on site.

facebook.com/events/288887869646560

Galveston

Johnny Mathis in Concert

July 30

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Johnny Mathis, the "Voice of Romance," is celebrating his 66th year as a recording artist icon. Look forward to an evening filled with his music composed for stage and film, golden-era jazz standards, and contemporary pop hits.

thegrand.com

Sugar Land

A.R. Rahman in Concert

July 31

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Grammy Award-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman visits Smart Financial Centre.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Rockport

TSA Rockin' Rockport Youth Sailing Regatta

Aug. 5-7

Rockport Yacht Club, Bays of Rockport and Fulton

Rockport Yacht Club hosts the seventh annual Texas Sailing Association-sanctioned Youth Sailing Regatta. Potentially 90 boats participate, bringing sailing fans and families to the Rockport area for a weekend of nautical fun. 

rockportyachtclub.org

Tomball

Tomball Night

Aug. 6

Downtown Tomball, 100 Market St.

For about 50 years, Tomball Night has been bringing folks together for festive fun in downtown Tomball. The event brings in around 10,000 visitors for live music, a nighttime parade, and fireworks.

tomballchamber.org

Galveston

Bandella in Concert

Aug. 6

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Get ready for a performance that is truly "out of this world." This unique musical group, comprised of three musicians and former NASA astronauts, team up with a keyboardist and a vocalist. Bandella blends acoustic guitar, flute, stand-up bass, and airy vocals for a folksy sound.

thegrand.com

Palacios

FishFest

Aug. 12-13

East Bay Pavillion, 300 E. Bay Blvd.

Catch some fish and have fun at FishFest. The captain's reception shrimp boil is Friday, and fishing begins Saturday with categories of Stringer, Big Fish, Texas Slam, Spot Spot, and Youth Division.

palacioschamber.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

Aug. 13

Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, 198 Kempner St.

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Houston

"Mean Girls"

Aug. 16-21

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

See the musical based on the hit movie. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. 

thehobbycenter.org

Galveston

AIA Sandcastle Contest and Viewing

Aug. 20-21

East Beach , 1923 Boddeker Drive

Now in its 35th year, the Sandcastle Contest pits more than 80 teams of architects against each other to sculpt the best creations. On Sunday, the castles remain for public viewing without the crowds.

visitgalveston.com

Esports Summit

Aug. 26-28

Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd.

Look, learn, and participate in the fastest-growing entertainment industry in the world. Participants can see new technology and games and meet game celebrities.

galvestonesports.com

Kingwood

In A Pickle Festival

Sept. 10

Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St.

Created in 2019 to bring some fun and liveliness back to Kingwood after Hurricane Harvey, this festival, which also brings awareness to Hunter Syndrome, attracts up to 10,000 people each year. The event features an average of 75 unique crafters plus food trucks and vendors that carry at least one pickle-related item, such as pickle pizza, pickle ice cream, pickle desserts, fried pickles, pickle beer, and pickle lemonade. Activities include pickle-eating and juice-drinking competitions for kids and adults, a pickle home-canning contest for the public, free entertainment for kids, local live bands, and a mechanical bull.

facebook.com/getyourselfinapickle

Sugar Land

Alicia Keys in Concert

Sept. 13

Global music icon and 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys brings her repertoire of worldwide hits to Smart Financial Centre.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Port Aransas

"I'll Be Back Before Midnight!"

Sept. 15-Oct. 2

Port Aransas Community Theater, 2327 SH 361

Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear give this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact.

portaransas.org/event/ill-be-back-before-midnight!/2361

Rockport-fulton

HummerBird Celebration

Sept. 15-18

Various locations

The annual HummerBird Celebration features a reception, workshops, HummerBird Malls, bus and boat tours, exhibits, banding, and lectures presented by world-renowned experts. Events are held throughout Aransas County.

rockport-fulton.org/hb

Port Aransas

Anglers on Wheels II

Sept. 16-17

Woody's Last Stand, 154 W. Cotter Ave.

Anglers on Wheels is a free fishing trip for people with disabilities, their friends, and family members. Reservations must be made, as space is limited. The fishing trip takes anglers to the bays and flats around Port Aransas, and Texas Parks and Wildlife provides a free fishing license for all event participants that is passed out as you board the boat. Every disabled angler is given a fishing pole first, then all other poles are limited. The fishing boat is a converted ferry boat that is completely wheelchair accessible and covered to protect against the hot sun. Bait, tackle, and deck hands are available to help, free of charge. An ice chest with free drinks is on the boat, and you are welcome to bring your own ice chest on board.

ditwtexas.org/index.html

Sugar Land

Opry on the Square

Sept. 16

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out to enjoy Country Now and Then, a live music program featuring country favorites that appeal to all generations of country music fans.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Galveston

Three Dog Night in Concert

Sept. 17

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Legendary music icons and Grammy-nominated band Three Dog Night are celebrating nearly five decades of popular music. You won't want to miss reminiscing to such hits as "Joy to the World," "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)," and "Shambala." This ever-popular group opens The Grand 1894 Opera House's 2022-2023 season.

thegrand.com

Houston

Asiatown Bus Tour

Sept. 17

Houston Asiatown, 5300 N. Braeswood Blvd.

Experience an insider's perspective of Houston's vibrant Asiatown while browsing the aisles of an Asian market, exploring an exquisitely beautiful temple, or visiting Houston's own Vietnam War Memorial. Learn about the rich history and establishment of Houston's Asian American community while being introduced to some of the unique cultural dining and shopping destinations along Bellaire Boulevard.

ccchouston.org/tour

Tomball

GroovFest

Sept. 18

Tomball's Historic Railroad Depot, 201 South Elm

The 39th annual car show features 150 air-cooled classic and new Volkswagens and Porsches. See Beetles, campers, classic vans, and special vehicles all competing for 20 awards. Admission is free for spectators, and lots of free parking is available. Enjoy live concerts all day and a special performance by Beatles tribute band, The Fab Five.

nhvwclub.wordpress.com/page

Houston

"Ain't Misbehavin'"

Sept. 20-Oct. 2

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

Theatre Under the Stars presents a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical that celebrates the music of Fats Waller and the Black artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Sly and genial, the musical bursts with the wit and energy of one of the most innovative periods in American music.

tuts.com

Portland

Around the World in 18 Holes Golf Tournament

Sept. 23

Northshore Country Club, 801 Broadway Blvd.

Play a four-person shotgun scramble and win prizes. There's also raffles and games.

portlandtx.org

Galveston

Jose Feliciano in Concert

Sept. 23

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Jose Feliciano is not only a name synonymous with music, but one who has positively influenced popular music for over two generations. Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics worldwide as "the greatest living guitarist."

thegrand.com

Shrimp Festival

Sept. 23-24

Saengerfest Park , 2302 Strand St.

Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, the festival includes a seafood cookoff, gumbo tasting, L’il Shrimps Parade, live music, a children’s area, and a Strand merchant walkabout.

visitgalveston.com

Houston

ARTcetera Houston

Sept. 24

Sawyer Yards, 2101 Winter St.

Guests go behind the scenes to see the creative process of a live art auction in action. A selection of Houston's most talented artists—both local art scene mainstays and rising stars alike-are creating artwork. Their finished works are available for auction throughout the evening with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Pablove Foundation, a pediatric cancer charity.

artceterahouston.com

Sinton

Fiddlers Fest

Sept. 25-26

San Patricio County Fairgrounds, 219 W. Fifth St.

Be amazed at the talent seen during this festival for fiddlers. Great music, a corn hole tournament, a car show, barbecue cookoff, food trucks, vendors, kids' activities, and rides are all part of the fun.

sintonchamber.org/events

Sugar Land

Diana Krall in Concert

Sept. 25

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

The Canadian jazz singer's recordings have earned her multiple awards and accolades. Her music has been included in several film soundtracks, and she has collaboratedwith many other artists including Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, and Tony Bennett.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Pearland

Music to My Beers: Oktoberfest

Oct. 1

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.

Bring your friends, your appetite, and your lederhosen to Pearland's Oktoberfest-themed Music to My Beers extravaganza. The event highlights independent craft breweries in the Houston area, and is free to the public. Local food trucks are on site in addition to a craft market offering seasonal treats. Several regional performers bring their best to the Oktoberfest stage.

visitpearland.com/musicbeers

Galveston

"Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock 'n' Roll 3"

Oct. 1

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

With a cast of stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals and amazing rock 'n' roll singers, Neil Berg tells the exciting 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever.

thegrand.com

Sugar Land

The Boho Market

Oct. 1

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come to Sugar Land Town Square for a day of shopping, with small and local makers offering items that include candles, home goods, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and gifts.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Rockport-fulton

Shopping Tournament

Oct. 1-2

Various locations

The eigth annual Rockport-Fulton Shopping Tournament, held the first weekend in September, is a shop-till-you-drop experience where teams of four players compete. Join the shopping game that offers prizes, food, and fun.

acedfoundation.org

Corpus Christi

Moonlight in the Gardens

Oct. 7

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St.

Spend a casual, relaxing evening with cocktails, food stations, and music as you stroll through floral exhibits under moonlight. The evening benefits South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center's educational programming.

stxbot.org

Rockport-fulton

Seafair

Oct. 7-9

Aransas Navigation District, 100 Seabreeze Drive

Seafair celebrates its 47th year on the bayfront on Aransas Navigation District festival grounds. This fun festival has a gumbo cookoff, hilarious crab races, arts and crafts, a market, food vendors, an outdoor boat show, and live big-name and local entertainment including Cory Morrow.

rocktportseafair.com

Port Aransas

Harvest Moon Regatta

Oct. 8

Port Aransas Marina, 301 JC Barr Blvd.

The Harvest Moon Regatta is a sailing race that has been hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club every year since 1987. The offshore race begins in Galveston and ends with a party in Port Aransas. Whether you are new to offshore sailing, a seasoned cruiser, or a serious racer, Harvest Moon has something for you.

harvestmoonregatta.com/home

Pearland

Art on the Pavilion

Oct. 8-9

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.

Another year of Art on the Pavilion brings unique finds created by local and regional artists, including abstract art, handcrafted jewelry, and pottery. The free, juried show is outdoors with live music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.

visitpearland.com/artshow

Palacios

St. Anthony's Golf Tournament and Shrimporee

Oct. 8-9

Palacios Recreation Center, 2401 Perryman Ave.

Partake in a golf scramble and enjoy a delicious shrimp dinner with entertainment for all.

stanthonypalacios.org

Houston

Bayou City Art Festival

Oct. 8-9

Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway

Bayou City Art Festival celebrates 50 years of providing unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston area. As one of the top art festivals in the country, the outdoor gallery an opportunity to meet artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, and other items. The festival features two entertainment stages, a food truck park, beverage stations, art installations, and the Active Imagination Zone with hands-on art activities for all ages. This year's featured artist is Cindy Olmes, a mixed-media artist from Cincinnati, who showcases her work along with 250 artists from around the country.

artcolonyassociation.org

Brownsville

Zoofari: Roaring Into the Future

Oct. 8

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

After celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, the Gladys Porter Zoo is “roaring into the future” with exciting changes on the way. Support the Zoo at their biggest fundraiser of the year, Zoofari, and help them continue to be a first-class zoo for many generations to come. Zoofari features dinner, drinks, and a live and silent auction.

gpz.org

Sugar Land

"Tribute to Garth Brooks Show"

Oct. 14

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come and see Nashville recording artist Adam Grant from Shiloh, Georgia, with his top-notch "Tribute to Garth Brooks Show." Not only does he look like Garth, he sounds like him, too—come out and see for yourself.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Orange

Historic Ghost Walk

Oct. 15

Heritage House Museum of Orange County, 905 W. Division Ave.

Take a guided tour through the historic downtown area of Orange. Local theater students reenact legendary stories of Orange's past, including spooky tales, gunfights, and murders. Guests enter at the Heritage House Museum Grounds and enjoy music, food, drinks, and games while they wait for their assigned tour.

heritagehouseoforangecounty.com

Galveston

ArtOberFest

Oct. 15-16

Postoffice Street, Between 20th and 23rd streets

This juried fine art festival features various artists, food, and live music on Postoffice Street amid Galveston’s Victorian architecture, art galleries, and shops. Admission proceeds benefit The 1894 Grand Opera House's education and community outreach programs.

artoberfest.com

Houston

Asiatown Evening Walking Tour

Oct. 19

Houston Asiatown, 9188 Bellaire Blvd.

Explore one of Asiatown's oldest and most diverse shopping centers. Enjoy dinner, dessert, and shopping. End the evening with a luxurious foot massage.

ccchouston.org/tour.com

Wharton

Party Under the Bridge

Oct. 20

Dinosaur Park, 413 W. Colorado St.

Celebrate the restoration of the historic Colorado River Bridge with food trucks and music.

whartonchamber.com

Port Aransas

Wooden Boat Festival

Oct. 21-23

Roberts Point Park, 301 JC Barr Blvd.

Bring your wooden boats to display. Boats don't need to be fancy, just made of wood. They can even be displayed unfinished. Guests can attend informative programs on boat building and even build their own boats.

portaransasmuseum.org/event/2021-wooden-boat-festival

Sugar Land

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Oct. 21

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Dynamic duo and stars of "Only Murders in the Building," Steve Martin and Martin Short are back at Smart Financial Centre with very special guests pianists Jeff Babko and banjo player Alison Brown and Fair Weather Friends for the "You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today" tour.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Galveston

Island Oktoberfest

Oct. 21-22

First Lutheran Church, 2415 Winnie St.

Island Oktoberfest brings the “oompah” back to Galveston for its 40th year. At the city's premier fall festival, visitors can revel in German heritage with a full weekend of food, drinks, live performances, games, and special activities. Guests are encouraged to wear German costumes.

galvestonoktoberfest.com

Corpus Christi

Bonsai Basics

Oct. 22

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St.

Learn how to create your own tiny tree from Corpus Christi Bonsai Club’s Betty Whitt and Linda May. Discover techniques to create these living works of art providing years of solace and relaxation, as well as a conversation piece for your patio.

stxbot.org

Galveston

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

Oct. 23

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Experience the ultimate tribute to the legendary Queen of Soul-Aretha Franklin. Look forward to an intimate musical odyssey guaranteed to get you up and out of your seat and dancing. Indeed, this is an evening filled with an incredible live band, supreme vocalists, and a night full of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

thegrand.com

Sugar Land

Disney Princess: the Concert

Oct. 23

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

For generations, Disney’s princesses have enchanted audiences with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to many lives. Now, that beloved music is celebrated in Disney Princess: the Concert.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Houston

"The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical"

Oct. 25-Nov. 6

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

They’ve been to Wally World, they’ve been to Vegas, and now the Griswolds are going to Broadway. The characters you know and love from the hit "Vacation" movies are back—and they’re taking their biggest vacation yet in this new musical comedy. So get in your family truckster and join Clark, Ellen, Audrey, and Rusty on their big New York City adventure.

tuts.com

Wharton

Haunted Tours

Oct. 28-29

Plaza Theatre, 120 S. Fulton St.

Explore the haunted stories and mysteries of Wharton by hay ride.

whartonchamber.com

Galveston

"Pride and Prejudice"

Oct. 28

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Published in 1813, Jane Austen's ultimate romantic comedy, "Pride and Prejudice," has stood the test of time. And now, the Aquila Theatre brings this classic to life with its signature passion, energy, and visual flair.

thegrand.com

Palacios

Pedal of Palacios Bike Ride

Oct. 29

South Bay, South Bay Boulevard and Fourth Street

Quiet country roads offer water views and a flat and friendly ride. Relax at a shrimp boil afterwards. Proceeds benefit Palacios hike and bike trails and tourist information.

active.com

Galveston

Silent Movie: "The Phantom of the Opera"

Oct. 29

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

A longstanding and very popular annual Halloween tradition at The Grand 1894 Opera House, Rob Landes reprises his specially created and totally improvised musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney's 1925 silent film masterpiece "The Phantom of the Opera." Come in costume, if you dare.

thegrand.com

Brownsville

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 30-31

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

Join the Gladys Porter Zoo for a spooky good time, with trick-or-treating, carnival-style games, mermaids, and fun Halloween-themed activities.

gpz.org

Katy

Wild West Brewfest

Nov. 3-5

Typhoon Texas, 555 Katy Fort Bend Road

Voted the No. 1 Brewfest in North America by beeryeti.com, the Wild West Brewfest features more than 100 brewers from across the country, with 500-plus beers. The multiday event kicks off Thursday evening with the K-Town Throwdown, followed by the Launch Party on Friday, and the official Wild West Brewfest taking place on Saturday. Come hang out with your friends in multiple party zones, enjoy awesome food trucks and live music, all while giving back to the community.

wildwestbrewfest.com

Galveston

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Nov. 3-6

Downtown and along Seawall

Visitors have a chance to experience one of the largest biker rallies in the country as the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally makes its way to the island, with bike shows, a tattoo contest, live entertainment, and hundreds of vendors.

lonestarrally.com

Port Aransas

Bassmaster Redfish Cup

Nov. 4-6

Port Aransas Fisherman's Wharf, 900 Tarpon St.

Ten teams compete for their share of a $100,000 purse. Teams are only allowed to weigh two fish in the 20- to 28-inch slot per day rather than the standard five-fish limit for B.A.S.S. events. The contest features a mix of championship-caliber professional redfish teams along with five all-star teams featuring Bassmaster pro anglers paired with redfish pros.

portaransas.org/event/bassmaster-redfish-cup/2462

Sugar Land

Opry on the Square

Nov. 11

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out to enjoy Country Now and Then, a live music program featuring country favorites that appeal to all generations of country music fans.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Bonnie Raitt in Concert

Nov. 4

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early '90s with her Grammy Award-winning albums "Nick of Time" and "Luck of the Draw," which featured hits "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." The 10-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Rockport

Film Festival

Nov. 4-6

Various locations

This event celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast. Showcasing shorts, features, documentaries, animations. and student films, Rockport Film Festival is a welcoming three-day event which highlights talent from Texas and beyond. 

rockportartcenter.com

Port Aransas

Barrier Island Ultra

Nov. 5

Beach Lodge , 2016 On the Beach Drive

If you love all things ocean-centric, this is the race for you. The course is run entirely on sand along the Gulf of Mexico. You choose your challenge–hard-packed sand near the water or softer sand near the road. Enjoy the sun and the sound of waves as you persevere through the wind. After your race, hang on the beach, have an ice-cold drink and food from The Beach Lodge, or enjoy some shopping in town. Distances include 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, 50k, and 50 miles.

ultraexpeditions.com/barrier-island-ultra

Houston

Asiatown Bus Tour

Nov. 5

Houston Asiatown, 5300 N. Braeswood Blvd.

Experience an insider's perspective of Houston's vibrant Asiatown while browsing the aisles of an Asian market, exploring an exquisitely beautiful temple, or visiting Houston's own Vietnam War Memorial. Learn about the rich history and establishment of Houston's Asian American community while being introduced to some of the unique cultural dining and shopping destinations along Bellaire Boulevard.

ccchouston.org/tour

Sugar Land

Chris Rock

Nov. 5-6

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Actor and comedian Chris Rock launched his career on "Saturday Night Live." His numerous screen credits include "New Jack City" and the "Madagascar" film series along with the hit TV series "Everybody Hates Chris." He brings his "Ego Death" tour to Sugar Land for two nights in November.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Rockport

Lamar Market Days

Nov. 5-6

Lamar Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Bois d'Arc St.

The Lamar Volunteer Fire Department host this annual fundraiser on the first weekend in November. The community-wide garage sale/scavenger hunt includes events at the fire station including a car show, vendors, women's club bake sale, plant sale, and a fireman's barbecue brisket sale with home desserts.

lamarvfd.com

Harlingen

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

Nov. 9-13

Harlingen Convention Center, 701 Harlingen Heights Drive

Experience field trips, seminars, a raptor show, kids’ activities, and free family fun. The Rio Grande Valley sees more than 20 specialty birds, including Altamira orioles, aplomado falcons, green jays, and great kiskadees.

rgvbf.org

Brownsville

A Salute to Our Troops Appreciation Days

Nov. 11-13

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

Gladys Porter Zoo honors veterans and active-duty military personnel this weekend. Since opening in 1971, the Gladys Porter Zoo has been dedicated to the conservation and preservation of nature. The Zoo is currently home to over 500 species of plants and animals.

gpz.org

Alvin

Novemberfest

Nov. 12

National Oak Park, 118 S. Magnolia St.

The 18th annual Novemberfest, presented by the Alvin Rotary Club, includes arts, crafts, collectibles, a car and bike show, antique tractor and farm equipment displays, a pancake breakfast, a raffle, entertainment, a veterans' tribute, food court, and kids' games. Proceeds support scholarships and other charitable activities in the Alvin area.

alvinrotary.org

Katy

Big Top Christmas Gift Market

Nov. 12-13

Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road

A wide selection of exhibitors bring the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations, and holiday items.

bigtop.show/katytx

Sugar Land

An Evening of Soul with Patti LaBelle

Nov. 12

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd

Smart Financial Centre welcomes legendary singers Patti La Belle, Gladys Knight, and Stephanie Mills for a memorable evening of soul music and award-winning vocal talent.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Pearland

Country Music Showcase

Nov. 14

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.

Load up a cooler with your beverage of choice, grab a lawn chair, and invite your friends to this free country concert under the Pearland Town Center pavilion.

visitpearland.com/countrymusicshowcase

Brazoria

Henry Smith Day

Nov. 15

Brazoria Heritage Civic Center, 204 W. Smith St.

Henry Smith, an early educator during the Republic of Texas, is honored at his statue on the grounds of the Brazoria Civic Center. Elementary-aged schoolchildren come and sing Texas songs, and refreshments are served. This event is also attended by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the historical Brazoria Militia, and Sons of the Republic of Texas.

brazoriahf.org

Houston

Lightscape

Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

Houston Botanic Garden, One Botanic Lane

The internationally acclaimed Lightscape is back at the Houston Botanic Garden this holiday season, with magical light displays created by acclaimed artists from around the world. The illuminated trail winds through the garden with a blend of visitor favorites from the inaugural year, including the towering Winter Cathedral tunnel sparkling with 100,000 lights, and many new-to-Houston works including a field of glowing Texas bluebonnets. With its dynamic installations–including a fire garden with hundreds of flaming candles–Lightscape celebrates artistic creativity within the natural beauty of a living museum.

hbg.org/lightscape

Galveston

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Nov. 19

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Charles M. Schulz's award-winning story has been a long-standing tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since first airing on television over 50 years ago. This live stage adaptation is filled with the unforgettable sounds of the classic Vince Guaraldi musical score. Look forward to celebrating this timeless classic as you and your family join with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts' characters in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

thegrand.com

Corpus Christi

Wine Festival

Nov. 19

Heritage Park, 1581 N Chaparral St

The fifth annual Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival at Heritage Park features food, live music, art, festive activities, and, of course, plenty of wine.

corpuschristiwinefestival.com/#what-to-expect

Wharton

Christmas Holiday Parade

Nov. 22

Historic Monterey Square, 100 S. Fulton St.

Kick off the holiday season with a festive parade, vendors, and a lighting ceremony of the beautifully decorated historic courthouse.

whartonchamber.com

Port Lavaca

Nativity Exhibit

Nov. 25-Dec. 4

Red Barn, 3187 SH 35

This free, three-day event showcases hundreds of nativities from around the world, some with their own special memory to share, such as the first nativity as a family, one bought while stationed in Germany, a treasured graduation gift from grandparents, one left in the attic by previous homeowners, and a "rescued" nativity from the thrift store.

Galveston

The Gatlin Brothers in Concert

Nov. 26

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

For more than 65 years, the Grammy Award-winning Gatlin Brothers have dazzled audiences and accrued a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career. Don't miss this opportunity to hear award-winning hits such as "Broken Lady" and "All the Gold in California."

thegrand.com

Orange

"Hairspray"

Dec. 9

Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, 707 Main Ave.

You can’t stop the beat of this Tony Award-winning musical comedy that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

lutcher.org

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