Free SeaWorld Pass for Teachers + Texas Preschoolers

Seaworld San AntonioTexas preschoolers and teachers can get free unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Antonio from now through December 31, 2016.

1) Free Preschool Pass: Texas kids ages 3-5 can get a free Preschool Pass for unlimited use through December 31, 2016.  Register online here to participate. Appropriate documents are required to verify the age and residency of the child.

2) Free Teacher Fun Card: Texas teachers can play at SeaWorld with free unlimited admission through December 31, 2016, thanks to the Teacher Appreciation Fun Card. This is for Pre-K through 12th grade active and certified teachers. A Department of Education number is required. Sign up online at SeaWorld.

This is for Pre-K through 12th grade active and certified teachers. It does not apply to Student Teachers, Homeschool Teachers, School Nurses or custodial staff. New this year: a third-party company (ID.me) will provide online verification of Pre-K – 12th grade Texas school teachers. There is no deadline to sign up this year!

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7 Free Things to Do in Houston May 30-June 3

There’s never a dull moment in Houston. Here are 7 options for free fun in Houston May 30-June 3 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

We Love Houston sign

Monday (5/30) — Enjoy a free yoga class, Freedom Flow on the Square, at 9:30 a.m. presented by Revolution Studio. This is located at Sugar Land Town Square.

Monday (5/30) — Attend the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Service Monday, 10:30 a.m., hosted by San Jacinto Memorial Park & Funeral Home. After the remembrance service, there will be free food and fellowship. The Scouts, American Legion and the VFW will place American flags on Veteran’s graves at San Jacinto Memorial Park & Funeral Home. Located at 14659 East Freeway.

Tuesday (5/31) — Tai Chi is a slow and gentle exercise perfect for all levels– beginner to advanced. Enjoy this free weekly class at Central Green Park in Katy at 9 a.m. This Chinese exercise system uses slow body movements to achieve a state of relaxation. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Wednesday (6/1) — METdance’s Swing Jive & Pop! Into Dance is a lively and fun performance at 11 a.m. at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The show incorporates fashion, history, music and the arts by starting in the 1930s and going through the decades. Free admission, as always, at Miller Outdoor Theatre!

Wednesday (6/1) — Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church is the first location for Houston Symphony Summer Community Concerts. This concert features Epic Tales of Music from Cinderella, Romeo & Juliet, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Don’t forget to arrive early for the instrument petting zoo! Located at Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 7034 Tierwester.

Thursday (6/2) — Seven museums are free each Thursday, while a number are free every day. Here is the free Thursday schedule:

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science — 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Children’s Museum of Houston — 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • The Health Museum — 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Houston Museum of African American Culture — 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum — 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Holocaust Museum Houston — 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday (6/2) — The Culinary Institute hosts free movies the first Thursday each month at both 1:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. in Crump Amphitheater. The June feature film is No Reservations with free popcorn and drinks! Located at 7070 Allensby St.

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Free Weekend Fun in Houston May 27-29

Get ready for a weekend of free fun! Here is a snapshot of 13 Free Things to Do in Houston this weekend, May 27-29:

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Houston Grand Opera, photo: Lynn Lane

FRIDAY

Engage in operaCancelled due to weather. Don’t miss Houston Grand Opera’s Tosca at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Friday, 8 p.m. Enjoy free mezzanine and lawn seating. This will be a full production with English subtitles. Free tickets must be picked up at the box office. This is located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands.

Watch a free outdoor classic movieCancelled due to weather. Friday Flicks on the Lawn returns to downtown GreenStreet Friday with When Harry Met Sally at 8 p.m. GreenStreet is located at 1201 Fannin.

Love that MotownDancin’ in the Street: Motown & More returns this weekend to Miller Outdoor Theatre Friday – Sunday. Enjoy a Stevie Wonder Tribute and other soul favorites. This music kicks off at 8:15 p.m.

Jam to tunes — 4 Bands in 4 Nights paying tribute to some of the country’s best bands! Memorial Day Weekend Plaza Music Series is Friday through Monday at CityCentre. May 27 features a Classic Rock tribute from the ’60s and ’70s with Legendary Rhythm Bandits from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.

SATURDAY

Chill with some pups — Head to GreenStreet Saturday for its Mutts and Melodies, a fun adoption event offered the first and fourth Saturday each month by PupSquad. Play with some puppies on the Lawn and listen to music by The Matchsticks. Located at 1201 Fannin.

Sample some chiliCancelled due to weather. The Memorial Day Chili Challenge hits downtown Tomball May 28, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., to benefit veterans. Enjoy live music plus a kids zone and more. Pro cookers from Texas, local businesses and kids’ teams will battle it out for “Best Chili in Tomball.” Free admission and free parking. Located at 201 S. Elm in Tomball.

Create your own patriotic hat — Lakeshore Learning continues its free crafting each Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm at all stores. This Saturday, kids can create their own patriotic hat out of a paper plate. Lakeshore Learning has locations near the Galleria, in Friendswood and Conroe.

Kick off summer — Kick off summer at the Big Summer Fun event at Cypress Creek Lakes Saturday, 4 pm – 9:30 pm. The free afternoon features live ’80s cover band, bungee trampolines, bounce houses, face painting, balloon art, with a fireworks finale around 9:10 p.m. Don’t miss out on free food from 15 food trucks! Cypress Creek Lakes is located in NW Houston at 10080 Cypress Creek Bend Lane.

Watch a movie under the stars — Central Green Park shares another free outdoor movie Saturday at dusk featuring Wreck It Ralph. Central Green Park is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy.

fireworks in HoustonBe patriotic – Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with live music, kid fun, and fireworks in The Woodlands Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Don’t miss the nightly live music kicking off at 6 p.m. Plenty of kid-friendly fun including children’s activities, strolling entertainers and more. A special fireworks show begins around 8:55 p.m. Located at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Road.

Jam to tunes — 4 Bands in 4 Nights paying tribute to some of the country’s best bands! Memorial Day Weekend Plaza Music Series is Friday through Monday at CityCentre. May 28 features a ZZ Top tribute band with ZZ Roxx from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.

SUNDAY

Jam to tunes — 4 Bands in 4 Nights paying tribute to some of the country’s best bands! Memorial Day Weekend Plaza Music Series is Friday through Monday at CityCentre. May 29 features a Drew Essen and Friends (Inspirational) from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.

Be patriotic – Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with live music, kid fun, and fireworks in The Woodlands Sunday, May 29. Live music kicks off at 6 p.m. Plenty of kid-friendly fun including children’s activities, strolling entertainers and more. A special fireworks show begins around 8:55 p.m. Located at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Road.

30+ Free Outdoor Movies in Houston Summer 2016

The season for free outdoor movies in Houston continues all summer. Catch 30+ Free Summer Outdoor Movies June – August 2016:

Houston outdoor movies

photo: Katya Horner

Tortilla Soup (Discovery Green)
June 3, 9 p.m.

Inside Out (Pearland Town Square)
June 4, 7:30 p.m.

Jurassic World (Discovery Green)
June 4, 8:30 p.m.

Jumanji (LaCenterra)
June 4, 7 p.m.

Finding Nemo (CityCentre)
June 8, 8 p.m.

Inside Out (Sugar Land Town Square)
June 11, 8:30 p.m.

Paul Blart 2 (Central Green Park)
June 11, dusk

Surf’s Up (Tomball Depot)
June 11, 8 p.m.

Minions (Pearland Town Square)
June 18, 7:30 p.m.

Creed (Central Green Park)
June 19, dusk

Fargo (Market Square Park)
June 22, 8:30 p.m.

Jerry McGuire (GreenStreet)
June 24, 9 p.m.

Shaun the Sheep (Central Green Park)
June 25, dusk

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Miller Outdoor Theatre)
June 30, 8:30 pm

Jurassic World (Miller Outdoor Theatre)
July 1, 8:30 p.m.

Pan (Pearland Town Square)
July 2, 7:30 p.m.

Rushmore (Market Square Park)
July 6, 8:30 p.m.

Woodlawn (Sugar Land Town Square)
July 9, 8:30 p.m.

Polar Express {Christmas in July} (Tomball Depot)
July 9, 8 p.m.

Pixels (Central Green Park)
July 9, dusk

Minions (CityCentre)
July 13, dusk

Zootopia (Pearland Town Square)
July 16, 7:30 p.m.

Batman (Central Green Park)
July 16, dusk

Pitch Perfect 2 (GreenStreet)
July 22, 9 p.m.

Indian in the Cupboard (Central Green Park)
July 23, dusk

Hotel for Dogs (Central Green Park)
July 30, dusk

Cinderella (Pearland Town Square)
July 30, 7:30 p.m.

Inside Out (CityCentre)
August 10, 8 p.m.

Zootopia (Sugar Land Town Square)
August 13, 8:15 p.m.

The Good Dinosaur (Pearland Town Square)
August 13, 7:30 p.m.

Nanny McKee (Central Green Park)
August 20, dusk

21 Jump Street (GreenStreet)
August 26, 9 p.m.

Locations:
Central Green Park — 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. (Katy)
CityCentre — 800 Town and Country Blvd.
Discovery Green — 1500 McKinney (downtown)
GreenStreet — 1201 Fannin (downtown)
LaCenterra — 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. (Katy)
Market Square Park — 301 Milam (downtown)
Miller Outdoor Theatre — 6000 Hermann Park (Houston)
Pearland Town Square — Hwy 288 & FM 518 (Pearland)
Sugar Land Town Square — 15958 City Walk (Sugar Land)
Tomball Depot — 201 S. Elm Street (Tomball)

7 Free Things to Do in Houston May 23-27

Don’t miss 7 options for free fun in Houston May 23-27 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

We Love Houston sign

Tuesday (5/24) — Head downtown for Toddler Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Enjoy a morning of story time, activities, crafts and a special appearance by Pete the Cat. This is located at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.

Wednesday (5/25) — Celebrate National Wine Day at Disco & Vino near Memorial City Mall. Turn back the clock to the ’70s at this fun event with complimentary beer and wine, music from Infinite Groove, and light bites from Memorial City restaurants. Located at Gateway Promenade, 947 Gessner Rd.

Wednesday (5/25) — Kids enjoy Nature Story Time each Wednesday, 4 p.m., at Nature Discovery Center. The weekly story time includes a variety of fun such as live animals, crafts, songs, short nature walks and more. Located at 7112 Newscastle.

Thursday (5/26) — Enjoy seven museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District.

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science — free Thursday 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Children’s Museum of Houston — free Thursday 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — free Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
  • The Health Museum — free Thursday 2 pm – 7 pm
  • Houston Museum of African American Culture — 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum — 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Holocaust Museum Houston — 2 pm – 5 pm

{Don’t forget Houston’s 10 museums that are free every day.}

Thursday (5/26) — The annual Dancin’ in the Street: Motown & More Revue returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre Thursday – Sunday. The free evening features a new Stevie Wonder Tribute plus other soul music classics. Reserved seats are available on performance day at the Miller Box Office, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Thursday (5/26) — Enjoy a live outdoor concert at Thursday Concerts Presented by UHD in downtown Houston! This week features The Last Bandoleros with a blend of Tex-Mex, Brit-Pop and Country/Rock. Located at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.

Friday (5/27) — Kids will love to get creative at Abrakadoodle Home School Art Class. There are two age groups Friday at 10 am: children ages 2-5 will do a watercolor technique with Geometric Jumble, and children 1st – 5th grade will draw Laura Bryant’s Aquarium. This is held the last Friday each month. Located at Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch. Blvd., in Katy.

Free Weekend Fun in Houston May 20-22

Get ready for a weekend of free fun! Here is a snapshot of 11 Free Things to Do in Houston this weekend, May 20-22:

Houston love mural

FRIDAY

Enjoy Houston Recovers benefit concert — The City of Houston and Lakewood Church are partnering to present a free benefit concert Friday, 7 p.m., Houston Recovers with Clay Walker and Friends. The evening features a line-up of locally and nationally known musicians, celebrities, community leaders and others who care about Houston to inspire folks to contribute to Houston’s flood relief efforts. Get info about Lakewood Church parking and more online. The concert will be broadcast and streamed live on KTRK-ABC13 and SiriusXM Joel Osteen Radio, channel 128, with multiple replays all weekend. This is located at Lakewood Church, 3700 Southwest Freeway.

See live opera — Houston Grand Opera brings Tosca to life at Miller Outdoor Theatre Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. This performance is geared to mature audiences. Free covered reserved seats are available performance day at Miller Box Office, 10:30 am – 1pm. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive.

Pet miniature horses — Kids will love Story Time and Meet the Miniatures Friday, 6 p.m., thanks to Paloma Trails owner Paige Clough. This event is not located at her Brookshire farm but Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Paige will read from her new book, kids can watch a jumping demonstration and pet and walk the miniature horses. Please RSVP your attendance to [email protected] This is a free event. The Equestrian Center is located at 2501 S. Mason Road in Katy.

Engage with Houston Symphony — Don’t miss free mezzanine and lawn seats to Houston Symphony’s Symphonie Fantastic Friday, 8 p.m., at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Doors open at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Attend a dog fest — If you love dogs, head over to Puppies for Breakfast (outdoor dog fest) Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Market Square Park. This location serves as a mecca of all things pets with 40 pet vendors, product giveaways, drawings, and live music. Don’t miss the Doggie Costume Contest and food trucks! The event is free but folks are encouraged to share a $5 donation for a local dog rescue. Located at 301 Milam.

Experience kid-friendly learning — Take advantage of a free learning opportunity Saturdays with girls inc.’s STEM Saturday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Discovery Green. This free, hands-on education program relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is limited to 60 kids, first-come, first-serve. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Explore and learn — Bass Pro Shops is having lots of inside fun Memorial Day weekend with the Bass Pro Go Outdoors weekend events and sale. Families can check out the Catch and Release pond, crafts, cooking demos and sampling, giveaways, and free photo download. Bass Pro Shops is located in Katy and Pearland.

See WWII planes — Tour the WWII Museum and visit the Hangar of the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force 10 am – 3 pm. It’s a great chance to get up close to the Wing’s five flyable WWII military aircraft: climb into a cockpit of a WWII trainer or go inside a WWII Paratroop aircraft. This is open to the public the first and third Saturday each month. Located at West Houston Airport, 2 miles north of I-10 east off Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd.

See live opera — Houston Grand Opera brings Tosca to life at Miller Outdoor Theatre Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. This performance is geared to mature audiences. Free covered reserved seats are available performance day at Miller Box Office, 10:30 am – 1pm. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive.

SUNDAY

Play in the street — It’s another weekend featuring CIGNA Sunday Streets, noon to 4 p.m. This month features White Oak Drive. This is not a street festival, but a chance to walk, bike or play in the street and meet neighbors in the community.

Explore and learn — Bass Pro Shops is having lots of inside fun Memorial Day weekend with the Bass Pro Go Outdoors weekend events and sale. Families can check out the Catch and Release pond, crafts, cooking demos and sampling, giveaways, and free photo download. Bass Pro Shops is located in Katy and Pearland.

7 Free Things to Do in Houston May 16-20

Don’t miss these 7 options for free & cheap fun in Houston May 16-20 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

We Love Houston sign

Monday (5/16) — Want free Chick-fil-A breakfast this summer? Pick up your breakfast card May 16 only, with three free breakfasts loaded on the card. There will be one free item each month. The card is available 10:30 a.m. to close May 16 at Houston-area Chick-fil-A.

Wednesday (5/18) — Wellness Wednesdays return to GreenStreet downtown Wednesdays at 6:30 am. Not only will you be doing your body good but you’ll also save $1 off your next salad or wrap at Salata! Located on The Lawn at GreenStreet, 1201 Fannin.

Wednesday (5/18) — Kids can enjoy a book reading and craft at the Firethorne Little Free Library event Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Children’s book author Cathey Graham Nickell will read her new book, “Arthur Zarr’s Amazing Art Car.” Children also can make a mixed-media art car. Refreshments will be served. This is located at the new Firethorne Little Free Library next to the playground by the Firethorne Community Center, 28128 N. Firethorne Road. Rain date is May 25! This is hosted by Katy Moms Blogger Tamara Woodard and Little Free Library Founder Meg Glenn. Please RSVP to [email protected] with your name and how many adults/kids are attending.

Wednesday (5/18) — West Ave will showcase Houston’s top interior designers at Destination Design 2016, a free event from ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. The event is 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 2800 Kirby. Complimentary valet parking to boot! Don’t miss the champagne bar and bites from West Ave. restaurants.

Wednesday (5/18) — {Not free but cheap!} It’s a $3 movie screening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark for Family Rewind at Studio Movie Grill. Movie begins at 7 p.m. at both CityCentre and Copperfield locations.

Thursday (5/19) — Enjoy seven museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District. {The Weather Museum is relocating and temporarily closed, but is usually an 8th free museum on Thursdays.}

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science — free Thursday 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Children’s Museum of Houston — free Thursday 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — free Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
  • The Health Museum — free Thursday 2 pm – 7 pm
  • Houston Museum of African American Culture — 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum — 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Holocaust Museum Houston — 2 pm – 5 pm

{Don’t forget Houston’s 10 museums that are free every day.}

Thursday (5/19) —  Rescheduled to July 7 due to weather. Head downtown for Thursday Concerts by UHD each Thursday, 6:30 p.m. This week features Houston’s hip hop hero, Bun B. Located at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.

 

Free Weekend Fun in Houston May 13-15

Get ready for a weekend of free fun! Here is a snapshot of 16 Free Things to Do in Houston this weekend, May 13-15:

Dance Houston

photo: Miller Outdoor Theatre

FRIDAY

Sway to the chorus — Enjoy an evening of music from Houston Choral Showcase, a community show choir singing repertoire in popular genres such as Broadway, jazz, swing, gospel, pop, and more! The music begins at 7:30 p.m. Located at Sugar Land Town Square.

Love live music — Miller Outdoor Theatre presents a free concert Friday,  8 p.m., featuring Las Cafeteras, a group blending traditional music from Mexico with the modern sounds of East LA. Free reserved seats are available on performance day at Miller Outdoor Theatre Box Office, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Watch Minions under the moon — Copeland Elementary in Cy Fair ISD is hosting a free FoodieMoviePalooza night Friday, 6 p.m – 8:30 p.m. The free outdoor movie is Minions! There is a charge for other onsite events such as food trucks, inflatables, and movie concessions. Located at 18018 Forest Heights Blvd.

Celebrate Taiwanese culture — MAD Theater will perform Taiwan So Beautiful for the first time on stage in Houston Friday, 7 p.m., in The Culture Center of TECO in Houston. This is part of Houston Taiwanese-Heritage- Week Committee (HTHC). Located at 10303 West Office.

SATURDAY

Learn to fly fishOrvis offers free Fly-Fishing 101 and 201 classes at its retail stores. Sign up for the basic class Saturday and advanced class Sunday. Perfect for the whole family. Kids age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP if you want to attend. Orvis is located at 5727 Westheimer and in The Woodlands at 9595 Six Pines Drive.

WWII hangarSee WWII planes — Tour the WWII Museum and visit the Hangar of the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force 10 am – 3 pm. It’s a great chance to get up close to the Wing’s five flyable WWII military aircraft: climb into a cockpit of a WWII trainer or go inside a WWII Paratroop aircraft. Located at West Houston Airport, 2 miles north of I-10 east off Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd.

Celebrate books Books Alive! Children’s Book Celebration features a book talk and author signing at Houston Public Library downtown with Dan Santat, author of The Adventures of Beekle and more. Other activities from noon – 3 p.m. include arts and crafts, Mad Science of Houston, Pop Shop, Children’s Museum of Houston, Zoo Friends, Bounce House, Puppet Pizzazz, and more. Located at Central Library downtown, 500 McKinney.

Celebrate Central Park’s birthday — Celebrate the 3rd annual Central Green Birthday Bash when Island Night kicks off at 6 pm with full for all: Pump It Up slide, face painting, Willow Fork Fire Department and live music by Vinyl Diplomacy. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Enjoy family funSecond Saturday at The Depot returns Saturday at 6 pm with games, crafts, and a free outdoor movie. This month’s movie is Yogi Bear. Located at 201 S. Elm in Tomball.

Dance to hip hop/R&BTexas Black Expo is a weekend of free events in downtown Houston. The Summer Celebration Tradeshow, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., offers free admission for empowerment seminars, health screenings, kids’ activities, workshops and more. The free concert at Discovery Green featuring Case, Force MDs and Chubb Rock kicks off at 6 p.m.

Kick it into gear — Dance Houston presents H-Town Get Down, the biggest hip hop dance festival in Houston! The 8 p.m. show features more than 10 crews, breakers and poppers plus MC Outspoken Bean and DJ Flo. Free reserved seats are available on performance day at Miller Outdoor Theatre Box Office, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Watch outdoor movies on the big screen — 1) Sugar Land Town Square: Catch a free screening of The Good Dinosaur Saturday, 8:15 p.m. 2) Tomball: Enjoy Yogi Bear at Tomball’s Second Saturday at The Depot. Fun begins at 6 pm with movie at dusk.

SUNDAY

Get creative — Attend Texas Children’s Art Festival, a free family event at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Drop by between 1 pm – 5 pm to explore Texas heritage through art-making activities, interactive games, music performances, and more. Located at 6003 Memorial at Westcott.

Watch the butterflies — Come see a live butterfly release — plus a free petting zoo, DJ and children’s activities. Messiah Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Butterfly Family Festival on Sunday, noon – 3 p.m., at 11522 Telge Road in Cypress. The event will also feature a BBQ lunch, silent auction, raffle, games and activities for all ages. Raffle items include a large Tundra 75 Yeti Cooler and a Weber Q2200 Propane Grill in red and other great items. There will be lots of free activities for the little ones.

Explore natureTake advantage of free admission with Sunday in Nature at Armand Bayou Nature Center the first and third Sunday. Each month focuses on a different topic. Free admission between noon – 4 pm. Gates lock at 5 pm. 

Free Admission Times: Houston Greek Fest 2016

Houston Greek FestivalGreeks like to celebrate in a big way, and Houston Greek Fest is no exception! Houston Greek Fest is a fantastic community event in West Houston May 12-15.

Take advantage of free admission times throughout the festival: Thursday, May 12 (4 p.m. – 9 p.m.) and Friday, May 13 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.), with no coupon required. Admission is $3 for adults, with kids 10 and under free.

If you’ve never been to Houston Greekfest, just imagine the amazing food, dancing, and Greek music at this four-day festival! The schedule is jam-packed with dancing plus lots of family fun for the kids, such as a giant slide, swing ride, spinning apple, turtle train, ferris wheel, rock climbing and more. Don’t miss the World Gyro Eating Championship Sunday, 2 pm and church tours throughout the weekend.

Houston Greekfest is located at St. Basil The Great Greek Orthodox Church , 1100 Eldridge Parkway. The event is open till 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Parking is free at the KBR building (1080 Eldridge Parkway), on the street or $5 at the festival parking lot.

photo: Houston Greek Festival

Free Texas Children’s Art Festival at Bayou Bend

Texas Children's Art Festival, Bayou Bend Celebrate art at Texas Children’s Art Festival Sunday, May 15, at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Families are invited to enjoy art-making workshops, participate in a collaborative group project, and play interactive games at this afternoon celebrating art and Texas heritage at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Drop by this free event between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Admission is free for all ages with no reservations required! Go to mfah.org/artfest for details.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive, is the house museum for American decorative arts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.