A Houston Mom’s Guide to February 2018

It’s FEBRUARY! Yay! Do y’all feel like January was the longest.month.ever? So I am more than excited to usher in this month of love. We have compiled tons of fun events for you all over our beautiful Houston. I hope you can get out with the ones nearest and dearest to you and celebrate this super fun month.

We are so excited this month to introduce to our newest partner, The Learning Experience in Sugar Land {River Park}. Their grand opening is quickly approaching on March 3rd and appropriately will be celebrating LOVE by giving back to the community. You’re invited to join The Learning Experience and St. Baldrick’s for a FREE event, {10am – 2pm} as they give hope to infants, children, teens, and young adults fighting childhood cancers. Whether you decide to simply enjoy a day of fun  with your friends and family, shave your head to show support for children who often lose hair during treatment, or donate, we hope you’ll be a part of the excitement! There will be fun for everyone including a petting zoo, train rides, arts & crafts, face painting, music, food & more. All donations will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

February 1st-February 25th |6am-11pm daily :: Hello, Trees! A Walking Serenade at Discovery Green

Don’t miss the last month of this beautiful and interactive installation at Discovery Green Park.  Created by the Montreal art collective Daily tous les jours specifically for Discovery Green’s live oak allée, Hello, Trees! transforms your voice messages into light and music, inspired by the inaudible connections and processes that exist in nature. Take a free stroll through this exhibit before playing at the park or enjoying a family meal in downtown Houston.

February 1st – 4th |Times Vary :: School of Rock the Musical at the Hobby Center

Don’t miss School of Rock the Musical at the Hobby Center now thru February 4th.  Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight A  students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band! As they prepare for the Battle of the Bands, can Dewey make them embrace the empowering message of rock?

February 2nd-13th | Times Vary :: Mardi Gras! Galveston 2018

You and your family don’t have to travel all the way to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras!  Head down to Galveston for Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starting with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style.

February 2nd | 1:00pm – 2:30pm :: Sugar Nap Workshop with Define Living

Join DEFINE LIVING for a lecture on the benefits and practice of adult napping and meditation. Expect to leave this class feeling rested, restored, and refreshed. Relax and destress while learning the benefits of adult napping and meditation including weight loss, heightened immunity, alertness, creativity, learning, and memory!

February 3rd | 10am – 12:30 pm :: Lotsa Chocolate Parent & Child Cooking Class

What better way to start off the month of love than with making yummy chocolate confections for your littlest loves? Learn how to craft white chocolate pretzels, no bake cocoa, specialty coated popcorns, and other delicious treats. Tickets are $90 and cover the cost of the class for one parent & one child, ages 7-17.

February 3rd |7:00pm :: Yachty Gras Boat Parade at Kemah Boardwalk

Head to the Kemah Boardwalk for a special spin on Mardi Gras with a Boat Parade!  Don’t forget your beads!!!

February 7th | 10am-12pm :: Mommy Mingle Wednesday at the Children’s Museum

Meet other local moms while burning off some of that kiddo energy every month at the Children’s Museum of Houston!  Bring your little ones to Tot Spot (exclusive exhibit for children 35 months and under), and mingle with other mommies during Mommy Mingle Wednesdays. Daddies, nannies, and caretakers are welcome, too! Plus, enjoy free coffee and snacks (while supplies last).  Mommy Mingle is held every first Wednesday of the month (September – June) from 10 a.m. to noon in the Tot*Spot alcove. The event is included with general admission.

February 10th | 12pm – 1pm :: Beethoven For All

Bring the family to an educational concert experience designed to engage the entire family at the Campbell Learning Center. The Calliope String Quartet will use Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3 as a vehicle to show the important roles that teamwork and empathy play in the performance of chamber music. This educational and family-friendly event will engage the audience of all ages!

February 10th-11th | Various Times :: Monster Jam

Grab your monster truck loving kiddos and head to NRG Park for a Monster Show that is sure to be a good time!

February 13th & 27th | 10:00 am :: Mommy Book Club at Katy Budget Books

Looking to join a book club, but don’t want to find a babysitter for your littles? Katy Budget Books has the answer!  Mommy Book Club will meet every other week, discussing one book in portions every month. You don’t have to worry about bringing your kids, because everyone will! February’s book title is Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker, a romantic suspense.  The first half will be discussed on February 13th and the second half on February 27th.

February 17th | 10am-4pm :: 2018 Lunar New Year Festival

The Year of the Dog is fast approaching and there is no better way to celebrate and learn about Asia’s Lunar New Year traditions than coming to the Chinese Community Center’s annual Lunar New Year Festival!  This year’s celebration will be a full day of fun for all members of your family.  Attendance and parking are both FREE!

February 17th | 10am – 4pm :: Lunar New Year 2018 Celebration

Become immersed in Houston’s diverse Asian heritage and ring in the new year as the Children’s Museum of Houston celebrates the year of the dog during their Lunar New Year bash.  Events will include fire lanterns, origami and special performances throughout the day.

February 17th | 8am – 10am :: Diva Dash 5k & Lil’ Princess Fun Run

The Diva Dash 5K & Lil’ Princess Fun Run is a great event to celebrate being women (and girls) at Pearland Town Center!

February 18th | 7:30am – 1:30pm :: Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon & Cupid 5K

Bring the family to Galveston for a weekend of fun and a little friendly competition!  This certified flat, fast course serves as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon, and features a scenic tour of the Galveston coast line. It’s the perfect, family friendly event for those looking for a daytrip or weekend away, or if you’re just wanting to get into the spirit of Valentine’s Day or Mardi Gras!

February 22nd – 24th | 5pm-11pm :: HLSR BBQ Cook Off 2018

The best way to get geared up for the Houston Rodeo to head into town is with the annual HLSR BBQ Cook Off Competition!  More than 250 teams, led by barbecue aficionados, compete in the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy several public venues, including The Garden, Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuck Wagon for fun and live music by up and coming Texas bands.  Plus, the carnival is open, for wild rides and fun games.

February 23rd | All day :: Go Texan Day

Wear your favorite western gear today to celebrate this city-wide celebration that kicks off Rodeo Season!

February 24th | 7:30 pm :: Dancing with the Stars Light Up the Night LIVE!

Take your little dancers for a fun night out at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land to see your favorite Dancing with the Stars professional dancers light up the night!

February 27th – March 18 | Various Times :: Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

It’s Rodeo Time Houston!  Grab your boots, hats and get ready to have the best time at NRG Park for the carnival, livestock show, concerts and more!

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Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them. And if you know of any other events happening this month, include them in the comments to keep the list going!


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