Kids Eat Free Halloween in Houston 2014

halloween free kids meals 2014 WMHalloween is not just about trick-or-treating these days! Many restaurants have announced special deals with free or cheap kids’ meals October 31. Here is the 2014 list:

Free

Boston Market: Kids in costume get a free kid’s meal at Boston Market, with purchase of an individual meal. Expires October 31, 2014. Print coupon here.

Gringo’s: Kids 12 and under eat free all day October 31 at Gringo’s. Limit two free kid’s meals per adult entree purchased. Dine-in only.

IHOP: Kids can score a free Scary Face Pancake October 31 at all IHOP locations, 7 am – 10 pm. The buttermilk pancake arrives with two mini Oreo cookies and candy corn for kids to decorate their own scary face! This special pancake for kids is available for a limited time.

Luby’s: Kids 10 and under get a free meal at Luby’s October 31 after 4 pm with an adult meal purchase. Dine-in only.

Olive Garden: Kids get a free kid’s meal at Olive Garden with purchase of an adult entrée. You do have to register online with your email to access the coupon. Get the coupon here.

Outback Steakhouse: Get a free kid’s meal at Outback Steakhouse on Halloween with purchase of an adult entrée.

Pei Wei: Kids in costume get a free cookie with purchase of an entrée October 31 at Pei Wei, 3 pm to close. Print the offer or show on mobile device.

Texas Land and Cattle: Kids eat free all day October 31 with purchase of regularly priced adult entrée.

Cheap

Chipotle: Kids and adults in costume can score a cheap (not free) $3 meal at Chipotle October 31 after 5 pm. Select either a bullrito, bowl, tacos, salad or kid’s meal for just $3. Chipotle is donating the proceeds from Boorito, up to $1 million, to The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Even though it’s not free, you’re helping a great cause!

Fuddruckers: Kids 10 and under can enjoy 99¢ kid’s meals 4 pm to close Halloween with purchase of an adult meal. Dine-in only.

Sonic: The fast food retailer is selling 50¢ corn dogs all day Halloween. No limit!

Free Museums, Houston Zoo for BofA Cardholders

Childrens Museum of HoustonA new month is around the corner, which means free admission for Bank of America cardholders this weekend, November 1-2. Bank of America’s national program, “Museums on Us,” provides free admission the first full weekend of every month to 150 participating museums and venues.

In Houston area, that free admission includes Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum of Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Free admission is limited to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit/debit card holders, not their children. Check museum links for hours and location.

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7 Free Things to Do in Houston October 27-31

There’s never a dull moment in Houston. Here are 7 options for free fun in Houston October 27-October 31 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

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Monday (10/27) — Take advantage of free admission to Czech Center Museum Houston, offered the last Monday each month. The Museum includes antique furniture from European castles, folk art toys and dolls, Bohemian crystal, Czech porcelain, pottery, and costumes. Genealogy research is another aspect of the Center as well a chapel. Located at 4902 San Jacinto. Open noon – 4 pm.

Tuesday (10/28) — Cirque La Vie presents a free class this fall, Circus Arts, at Discovery Green Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 7 pm. It includes ground arts and acrobatics for age 13 and up including Low Tight Wire, Juggling, and Hand Balancing. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Wednesday (10/29) — City Hall Farmers Market is back every Wednesday downtown this fall from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Live music, chef demonstration, fresh produce, healthy lunch and more! Located at 500 McKinney.

Wednesday (10/29) — Have Spook-tacular Halloween fun at Rainforest Cafe in Katy Mills Mall. Beginning at 5 pm, kids in costume will get fun trick or treats, meet Cha Cha and friends, plus enjoy games, crafts and activities. Don’t miss the prizes, raffles and discounted kids’ meal to boot! Located at 5000 Katy Mills Circle in Katy.

Thursday (10/30) — Enjoy a free Lunch + Learn session Thursday, 1 pm, at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The theme this week focuses on “Family Pictures” — from siblings, marriage and parenthood. Located in the Beck Building, 5601 Main. Admission is free each Thursday, thanks to Shell.

Thursday (10/30) — Michael and Elizabeth O’Brien discuss their newest photo essay book, The Face of Texas, Thursday 7 pm, at Blue Willow Bookshop. It features photos and vignettes of Texans such as Willie Nelson, George W. Bush, George Strait, Lady Bird Johnson, and ordinary folks who made their mark. Folks can purchase the book from Blue Willow to meet the authors and get it signed. Located at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood.

Thursday (10/30) — Kick off another weekend of The Addams Family musical Thursday, 7:30 pm, Miller Outdoor Theatre. Free reserved seats are available performance day at the Miller box office, 10:30 am – 1 pm. This is a HITS Theatre production.

+ BONUS #8: Friday (10/31) — Families can enjoy Home School on the Green Friday, 10 am, at Katy’s Central Green Park. This week, Abrakadoodle will feature “A Starry Night from Vincent Van Gough” and educate the crowd on this talented artist. Kids will learn water color techniques and paint their own water color to take home. No registration required. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Free Texans Slush at Sonic After Houston Texans Win + Other Freebies and Deals

Free Texans Slush at SonicThere are lots of freebies and deals after the Houston Texans win this year. Let’s root for another win Sunday! Here’s the schedule:

MONDAY

Firehouse Subs — The day after a Texans’ win, get a free medium sub (with purchase of medium drink and chips) when you wear Texans’ logo.

Papa Johns — The day after a Texans’ win, get 50% off your online pizza order at Papa John’s. Use code TEXANS for each pizza ordered to get this deal at PapaJohns.com.

Crave CupcakeBuy one cupcake, get one free Monday after the Texans win at Crave Cupcake! Simply show you follow Crave on Instagram or Facebook. One per person.

Jack in the Box — Get a free monster taco the day after a Texans’ win when you say “Texans touchdown for tacos” at Houston-area locations.

TUESDAY

Chick-fil-A I-45 and Wayside — The Tuesday after a Texans’ win, get a free Chick-fil-A sandwich from 11 am – 2 pm at I-45 and Wayside. No purchase necessary but you have to say “Go Texans!” This is valid through October 2014.

Sonic — Get a free Texans slush at Sonic Tuesdays after a Houston Texans win. The Texans slush is a blend of cranberry & cherry to get that Texans’ red! Find a list of participating Sonic locations online.

Friday Costume = Free Alamo Drafthouse Ticket

Alamo DrafthouseThanks to a fun October promotion, Alamo Drafthouse is giving a free movie ticket to folks who dress in costume for its Friday Night Fright movie Fridays in October. Here is the remaining schedule:

October 24
Fright Night — Mason Park
Trick-R-Treat — Vintage Park

October 31
Halloween — both locations

This is valid at the Mason Park and Vintage Park locations.

Free Weekend Fun in Houston October 24-26

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these 18 Free Things to Do in Houston October 24-26:

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FRIDAY

Listen to spooky musicHocus Pocus Pops returns to The Woodlands Friday as a free Houston Symphony annual favorite. Arrive early for all the fun pre-activities. Kids in costume will get to walk across the stage during the performance. Mezzanine and lawn seats are free and do not require a ticket. Located at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

GreenStreetWatch a 30-year classic — Get in the spirit of Halloween with a free outdoor screening of Ghostbusters October 24, 8 pm, at GreenStreet downtown for the next Friday Flicks on The Lawn. Free beverages and popcorn thanks to ZipCar. Located at 1201 Fannin. photo: GreenStreet

Get in the holiday spiritCelebrations Gift Market returns to Katy Friday, noon – 9 pm, and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. Free parking and free admission featuring some of your favorite local vendors. Located at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501 S. Mason Road.

Love that kooky family — Head to Miller Outdoor Theatre Friday and Saturday for a free performance of The Addams Family — and other dates October 30-November 1. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive.

Have a goolish time — Bass Pro Shops proudly sponsors its free Halloween activities,It’s a Great Pumpkin” October 24-31. Families can enjoy free crafts, free 4×6 photo, Halloween Scavenger Hunt and more. Halloween night includes trick-or-treating, costume parade, and mini pumpkin decorating. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston area locations in Katy and Pearland.

SATURDAY

Pick a free pumpkin — It’s a special weekend for JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers — hosting its first farmer’s market and pumpkin patch at its West University location. Customers who bring their kids in their spookiest costumes will receive a free pumpkin, while supplies last. Shop the farmers market for fresh fall produce and goods from local farmers this Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch benefit Houston Humane Society. Located at 3501 W. Holcombe.

Party with your poochHowl-O-Ween Fest returns October 25, 10 am – 4 pm at Bridgeland in NW Houston. Enjoy stage performances by the Olate Dogs (America’s Got Talent winners), pumpkin decorating, competition jumps from Splash Dogs, fall craft making, street performers, sidewalk chalk art, trick or treating, food trucks, farmers market and more.

Bless your animals — Head to the Houston Humane Society’s free Fall Festival Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm. There will be free adoptions on select pets, blessing of the animals, bounce house, face painting, kids’ and pet photos, trick or treat stations, pumpkin painting and more! Located at 14700 Almeda.

Kick off Rockets’ season — Houston Rockets’ fans will love Saturday’s Open Practice and Fan Fest from noon – 5 pm. The afternoon kicks off with Rockets Legends Autograph Session leading into 2 pm Open Practice. An autograph session with current players begins after open practice (around 3:15 pm). Bring 10 non-perishable food items to benefit Casa Esperanza and receive 10 free activity tickets.  The fan fun is located around Toyota Center downtown.

Howl-O-WeenGo Howl-O-Ween — Head to the Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk, Costume Contest, and Pet Expo at Central Green Park at La Centerra October 25 at Cinco Ranch. Enjoy a dog walk, costume contest, rescue groups, and expo with celebrity judge Casey Curry, KTRK meterologist. Sponsored by Citizens for Animal Protection. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Get in the holiday spiritCelebrations Gift Market returns to Katy Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. Free parking and free admission featuring some of your favorite local vendors. Located at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501 S. Mason Road.

Enjoy a street fest — Don’t miss East End Street Fest Saturday beginning at 11 am with Afoot! the Marching Band Extravaganza at 2600 Navigation. The event features games, two music stages, food, art, family fun and more. Proceeds benefit Barrio Dogs.

Love that kooky family — Head to Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday for a free performance of The Addams Family — and other dates October 30-November 1. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive.

Love free family fun — Don’t miss Flick-nic On the Lawn featuring Wreck It Ralph at Fort Bend Community Church. Movie starts at dusk. There will also be inflatable moonwalks for kids. Food available for purchase from popular food trucks. The church is located at 7707 Texas 6 in Missouri City.

Have a goolish time — Bass Pro Shops proudly sponsors its free Halloween activities,It’s a Great Pumpkin” October 24-31. Families can enjoy free crafts, free 4×6 photo, Halloween Scavenger Hunt and more. Halloween night includes trick-or-treating, costume parade, and mini pumpkin decorating. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston area locations in Katy and Pearland.

SUNDAY

Scare up some fun — Sugar Land Town Square brings back its favorite Halloween Town Sunday, October 26, 4 pm – 8 pm. Kids in costume will love jack-o-lanterns, candy stations, and Halloween characters roaming through the area. Retailers and restaurants will not be passing out candy this year — it’s at candy stations and the candy cannon.

halloween Get your costume onGhostly Gardens at Moody Gardens offers a number of special treats for kids Sunday including free trick-or-treating, face painting, creepy crafts and a costume contest for kids 12 and under. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. The event is from 2 pm – 4 pm. Dress at least one family member in costume and get a $5 discount admission to the various attractions at Moody Gardens.

Hit the trail: Kids can travel Trick or Treat Trail Sunday, 3 pm – 6 pm, at Town Green Park along The Woodlands Waterway. Kids will love trick-or-treating, costume contests, children’s activities, games, vendor booths and more.

Pick a free pumpkin — It’s a special weekend for JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers — hosting its first farmer’s market and pumpkin patch at its West University location. Customers who bring their kids in their spookiest costumes will receive a free pumpkin, while supplies last. Shop the farmers market for fresh fall produce and goods from local farmers this Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch benefit Houston Humane Society. Located at 3501 W. Holcombe.

Have a goolish time — Bass Pro Shops proudly sponsors its free Halloween activities,It’s a Great Pumpkin” October 24-31. Families can enjoy free crafts, free 4×6 photo, Halloween Scavenger Hunt and more. Halloween night includes trick-or-treating, costume parade, and mini pumpkin decorating. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston area locations in Katy and Pearland.

7 Free Things to Do in Houston October 20-24

There’s never a dull moment in Houston. Here are 7 options for free fun in Houston October 20-October 24 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

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Monday (10/20) — Get active and fit at the CityCentre Running Club’s free 5K fun run Mondays between 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Then enjoy a little post-run snack at Ruggles Green. CityCentre Running Club is a free social running group.

Tuesday (10/21) — Don’t miss The Cat in the Hat’s visit to this week’s Toddler Tuesday at Discovery Green. The fun begins at 10:30 am at 1500 McKinney. Bring a gently used book for the weekly book swap.

Tuesday (10/21) — The Solar Energy Workshop continues this week at IKEA Houston. Tuesday’s topics features Community Solar from 6 pm – 9 pm. The Thursday session is on Disaster Recovery.

Wednesday (10/22) — Head downtown for a free outdoor movie, Young Frankenstein, 7 pm, at Market Square Park. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Dog friendly!

Thursday (10/23) — Get ready to kick off The Addams Family musical Thursday — the first night of six performances. The show begins at 7:30 pm at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Free reserved seats are available performance day at the Miller box office, 10:30 am – 1 pm. This is a HITS Theatre production.

Thursday (10/23) — Enjoy all the Halloween activities for free at Children’s Museum of Houston’s Free Family Night Thursday, 5 pm – 8 pm. Don’t miss the trick-or-treating plus examining slime blobs and mastering monster calls. Located at 1500 Binz.

Thursday (10/23) — Don’t miss Open Mic Comedy Night Thursday, 6 pm – 8:45 pm, at downtown Houston Public Library! The free evening welcomes local comedians, puppeteers, ventriloquists, and impressionists to share their clean comedy. It also features a local version of Whose Line Is It Anyway with audience help. Seating is limited. Comedy Night is held Fourth Thursday each month, 500 McKinney.

Free Adoptions at CAP October 17-19

Free Adoptions CAPIt’s a Mega-Weekend Sale with free pet adoptions October 17-19 at Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) in West Houston. This is sponsored by ASPCA and presented by Suburu.

Adoption fees range from $50 – $149, so it’s a huge savings. CAP adoption fees include a variety of services —  such as vaccinations, heartworm, and microchip — valued at $400. Katarina, pictured, is one of many available dogs available for adoption!

Search for your future friend online at the Pet Adoption page. CAP, a non-profit animal shelter since 1972, is located at 17555 Katy Freeway near Barker Cypress. Hours are 11 am – 6 pm Friday & Saturday and 1 pm – 6 pm Sunday.

Free Weekend Fun in Houston October 17-19

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these 16 Free Things to Do in Houston October 17-19:

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FRIDAY

Scare up some funBoo on the Boardwalk continues for Halloween-themed fun through October 31. Enjoy trick or treating at retail stores 4 pm – 8 pm Fridays – Sundays, outdoor movie each Friday night, kids’ activities and more. This Friday’s movie and music is Beetlejuice and music by Epic Blaze. Lots of free fun but haunted houses have a fee. Located in Kemah.

SATURDAY

Pick the perfect pumpkin — The Nature Discovery Center presents its Pumpkin Patch fall festival, October 18-19, from 11 am – 4 pm. Enjoy carnival games, pumpkin patch, fall crafts, games, wagon rides, food and drink. Free with fee for some activities. Located at 7112 Newcastle Dr.

Texian Heritage FestivalCelebrate Texian heritage — Don’t miss the Texian Heritage Festival Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, at Montgomery’s historical park. The day features Texas Independence battle reenactments, Native American dancers, and a Texian Army Tent Encampment. It’s a great way to explore the daily lives of Texas settlers on the frontier in the 1800s. Fernland Historical Park has four cabins from the 1800s. The festival is located at the historic park, 780 Clepper in Montgomery. photo: Texian Heritage Festival

Go wild outdoors — Get ready for free family fun at the 8th annual KBR Kid’s Day: Wild on Buffalo Bayou Saturday, 11am – 3 pm. The day features activity stations with hands-on activities, pontoon boat tours, local entertainment and performers, Halloween Costume Parade, kayak and skateboarding demos, and Birds of Prey Show. This event, sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Partnership and KBR is located at Downtown’s Sabine Promenade, 150 Sabine Street (between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive).

Engage with energy – Don’t miss this free family festival around all-things energy, Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm. Energy Day features more than 70 kid-friendly demonstrations and energy exhibits, live music, contests, food, and fun. The festival highlights the importance of energy in the lives of Houstonians. Its mission is to spark the interests of the next generation in energy-related careers. The event is at Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby.

 Celebrate Centennial Gardens — Enjoy music, food, fun, performances and more at the Family Celebration of McGovern Centennial Gardens, Hermann Park’s newest improvement project. Schedule includes garden tours, children’s activities, art talk and art walk. Saturday, 9:30 am – 5 pm at Hermann Park.

Support the pups — Dog lovers can unite at Barkitecture Houston, an annual local fundraiser supporting Pup Squad and its rescue dogs. The city’s best architects and designers join together Saturday to build creative, designer dog houses for silent auction. The free event also features shopping and fun. Bring your dog, of course. This event is at GreenStreet downtown, noon to 5 pm, with free parking at 1301 Main Street garage.

See WWII Aircraft — Don’t miss your chance to tour the WWII Museum and visit the Hangar of the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Saturday 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.

Thrill at the mill — Play out on the farm with free admission October 18 only for Thrill at the Mill. It’s all at 7 Acre Wood 10 am – 4 pm in Conroe near The Woodlands. Enjoy park and games, petting zoo, putt putt golf, pumpkins, rope slide, playground, live music, free candy and more!

Free outdoor movies in HoustonWatch movies under the stars — It’s a big weekend for free outdoor movies in Houston. 1) Central Green Park, Katy: Batman , dusk 2) Sugar Land Town Square: Monsters University, 7 pm 3) Discovery Green: The Bully Project documentary, 7:30 pm 4) Pearland Town Square: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, 8 pm

See boats in action — Head to Sugar Land for the 11th annual Dragon Boat Regatta Saturday and Sunday. Watch dragon races, enjoy cultural performances and enjoy Asian cuisine. Some of the performers include belly dancing, Chinese Yo Yo, Kung Fu, and Asian Pie Eating Contest. This year’s theme is Breast Cancer Survivors. Held at Brooks Lake at Fluor in Sugar Land 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Scare up some funBoo on the Boardwalk features Halloween-themed fun through October 31. Enjoy trick or treating at retail stores 4 pm – 8 pm Fridays – Sundays. This week’s Saturday fun includes kids’ corner activities, Monster Magic Show, pumpkin decorating, Costume Contest (12 and under), Zombie Night Party, and music by Rapture. Lots of free fun but haunted houses have a fee. Located in Kemah.

Celebrate Korean culture — The Korean Festival kicks off Saturday, October 18, 10 am – 7 pm, at Discovery Green. Enjoy a variety of performances featuring folk musicians, Korean dancers, TaeKwonDo masters plus fabulous culinary cuisine. Located at 1500 McKinney downtown.

SUNDAY

bayou bend family dayEnjoy family day at Bayou BendFree Family Day returns to Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Sunday as the historic home celebrates “Energy: A Texas Legacy.” Families are encouraged to visit between 1 pm – 5 pm for music, games, art-making activities and more such as hunt for dinosaur food in the gardens, do a science experiment, and draw with charcoal. Don’t miss the chance to tour the first floor of Bayou Bend’s historic mansion. Located at 6003 Memorial Drive. photo: Bayou Bend

Scare up a pumpkinConcert in the Park is back Sunday in The Woodlands with a Jack-o-Lantern Challenge. Enjoy a family pumpkin carving competition during the concert in Northshore Park. The Jack-o-Lantern Challenge begins at 5:30 pm. This week’s music is provided by Subdivided Band. Located at 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive. This is the last week in the fall series.

Scare up some funBoo on the Boardwalk features Halloween-themed fun through October 31. Enjoy trick or treating at retail stores 4 pm – 8 pm Fridays – Sundays. This week’s Sunday fun includes pumpkin decorating, guessing games, creepy creatures, and music by Moodafaruka. Lots of free fun but haunted houses have a fee. Located in Kemah.

Free Outdoor Houston Movies Fall 2014 {Updated}

30 Free Outdoor Movies in HoustonHouston is home to lots of outdoor movie nights — especially in the fall when the weather starts to turn cooler!

Don’t miss the remaining free outdoor movies in Houston October – December 2014 {updated from previous list}:

Batman (Central Green Park)
October 18, dusk

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Pearland Town Square)
October 18, 8 pm

Monsters University (Sugar Land Town Square)
October 18, 7 pm

Young Frankenstein (Market Square Park)
October 22, 8 pm

Ghostbusters (GreenStreet Downtown)
October 24, 8 pm

The Addams Family (Central Green Park)
October 31, 8 pm

Frankenweenie (Discovery Green)
October 31, 7 pm

Maleficent (Discovery Green)
November 1, 7 pm

Free Birds (Dow Park Pavilion, Deer Park)
November 1, 7:30 pm

Despicable Me (Central Green Park)
November 7, 8 pm

Ghostbusters (Tomball Depot 2nd Saturday)
November 8, 5 pm – 8 pm

The LEGO Movie (Miller Outdoor Theatre)
November 9, 5 pm – 8 pm

The Sandlot (CityCentre)
November 13, 8 pm

Silent Films: The Boat & The Rink (Discovery Green)
November 14, 8 pm

Spaceballs (Market Square Park)
November 14, 8 pm

Saving Mr. Banks (Central Green Park)
November 15, dusk

Free Birds (Sugar Land Town Square)
November 15, 7:30 pm

Arthur Christmas (Central Green Park)
November 29, dusk

Elf Quote-A-Long (Central Green Park)
December 5, dusk

Jingle All the Way (Tomball Depot 2nd Saturday)
December 13

Elf! (Sugar Land Town Square)
December 13, 7:30 pm

Locations:
Discovery Green — 1500 McKinney (downtown)
Market Square Park — 301 Milam (downtown)
CityCentre — 800 Town and Country Blvd.
Sugar Land Town Square — 2711 Town Center Blvd.
GreenStreet Downtown– 1201 Fannin
Central Green Park — 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy
Tomball Depot — 201 S. Elm
Pearland Town Square — Hwy 288 and FM 518
Dow Park Pavilion — 610 E. Augustine, Deer Park