Family-Friendly Things to do in Houston this Weekend

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Looking for ways to keep your kids busy this weekend with family-friendly fun? No worries! We’ve got you covered with all the things to do in Houston!

With fall sports in full swing, accidents and injuries are bound to happen. If they do, our partners with UTMB Health want to remind you that they have an expansive team of Sports Medicine experts available to treat and care for athletes, weekend warriors and everyone in between.

September 16-November 12 | See website for hours on specific days |
$34.95 general admission for ages 3-59
Dewberry Farm (FM 362 & Morrison Rd, Brookshire 77423)

This Fall Dewberry Farm has got it ALL! 

At the Fall Festival enjoy 40+ fun attractions and activities, Dewberry Farm pumpkin patch, Fall photo-ops galore, and get lost in their 8-Acre Corn Maze!

During the evening hours, the lights go on and the spooking starts with the ALL-NEW evening hours experience, BOOriffic Nights! Encounter thousands of shining jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin painting, rides, a Creepy Corn Maze, and your favorite spine-chilling stars brought to life by a ghoulish gallery of giant-sized lanterns and lights!

September 29-October 31 | 9 am – 5 pm, Fridays until 8:30 pm | Zoo admission
Houston Zoo|6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

This month-long celebration includes a pumpkin lantern tunnel, scary-go-round, carved pumpkin exhibit and photo ops all over the zoo. Costumes are strongly encouraged!

September 30 | 10 am-2 pm| FREE
Asia Society |1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, Texas 77004

Also known in many Asian countries as the Moon Festival or Lantern Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival welcomes the autumn harvest and full moon. Asia Society Texas’ Mid-Autumn Festival features Taiwanese artists and photography, storytelling, and exciting art activities such as lantern-making, paper cutting, and faux mooncakes. Join us as we celebrate this festive holiday!

Flutter: The Monarch Butterfly Project

September 30-October 1 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm |$15 general admission, $10 kids
Houston Botanic Garden |One Botanic Lane, Houston, TX 77017

The Houston Botanic Garden and Open Dance Project will present the site-specific work “Flutter: The Monarch Butterfly Project” in the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden for two afternoons only, Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, from 4-7 p.m. The family friendly event will celebrate and draw attention to the monarch butterfly’s approximately 3,000-mile southern migration, which passes through Texas each fall. As visitors explore the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden and discover three butterfly installations by local sculptor Meredith Tucker, which the Garden added to its permanent art collection in the summer, the company of Open Dance Project will present a series of three half-hour, immersive contemporary dance performances, in interactive costumes by Houston-based artist Natasha Bowdoin.

Mid-Autumn Festival Free Family Night

September 28 | 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm performances | FREE
Children’s Museum Houston, Brown Auditorium

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, is a traditional festival celebrated in Chinese culture. Japan, Korea and Vietnam also celebrate similar holidays. In Chinese culture, it is as popular the the Chinese New Year. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar with a full moon at night, corresponding to mid-September to early October of the Gregorian calendar. On this day, the Chinese believe that the Moon is at its brightest and fullest size, coinciding with harvest time in the middle of Autumn.

‍During this Free event you’ll catch vivid and colorful lion dancers as they perform for you along with the majestic Soaring Phoenix.

September 30 | 7pm-9pm | FREE | Discovery Green| 1500 McKinney Houston, TX 77010

Enjoy a family movie under the stars in the city’s coolest park. Bring a blanket or camping chairs and snacks or a picnic. Please leave alcohol and glass containers at home. Food, beer and wine are also available for purchase at The Lake House. Themed costumes strongly encouraged!

September 23 | 9:00 am- 1:00 pm | FREE
Market Square | 301 Milam Street Houston, TX 77002

Join us at the new open-air Market Square Park Farmers Market in Downtown Houston’s Historic District! In collaboration with Central City Co-Op, Houston’s oldest organic, sustainable food co-op, we’re bridging Houston’s past and present, spotlighting local growers and makers, and providing access to seasonally fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables plus meat proteins and prepared foods as well as other household goods. Enjoy live music performances by local artists and other entertainment.

This free and fun family-friendly event takes place every Saturday and is a must-visit experience this fall in the heart of Houston. Multiple forms of payment will be accepted. There are several parking options for the Market Square Park Farmers Market, and it is accessible by the METRORail.


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Elizabeth was raised in Houston and met her husband Ryan shortly after graduating from Texas A&M with a journalism degree. A few years later, Grayson {Sept 2010}, turned Elizabeth’s world upside down, not only with his sparkling blue eyes and killer smile, but with his profound disabilities and diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease. After two years of navigating the world of special needs parenting, Elizabeth and Ryan were blessed with Charlotte {Jan 2013} and Nolan {Sept 2015}, perfectly completing their party of five. Elizabeth and her crew live in Katy, and when she can steal a few moments for herself, she can be found out for Mexican food and margaritas with girlfriends, binge-listening to podcasts and audiobooks, or trying once again {unsuccessfully} to organize her closet. In addition to her role as Managing Editor of HMB, Elizabeth writes about faith, politics and special needs parenting for publications like Scary Mommy and HuffPost.You can connect with Elizabeth on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, or


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