Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of February 23 Include National Engineers Day, Houston Farmer’s Market Rodeo Festival, & More!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of February 23 Include National Engineers Day, Houston Farmer's Market Rodeo Festival, & More!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of February 23 Include National Engineers Day, Houston Farmer’s Market Rodeo Festival, & More!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of February 23 include National Engineers DayHouston Farmer’s Market Rodeo FestivalRodeo ParadeArboretum Archeology Day, & more!


 

Things to Do in Houston this Weekend With Family

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TOP PICK! – The Rink at Discovery Green

The Rink at Discovery Green

The Rink at Discovery Green

 
Spring has sprung, and what better way to celebrate than by lacing up your roller skates and taking a spin around Discovery Green’s oh-so-cool outdoor rink?
 
The rink also features a rubber subfloor for increased comfort and bright colors perfect for photos. So what are you waiting for? Gather your friends and family, and head to Discovery Green for an unforgettable roller skating experience!
 
When: February 16 – March 31, 2024

Things to Do in Houston with Kids This Weekend – Friday

Eat Drink HTX

Get ready to indulge in Houston’s Eat Drink HTX, the lower price point sister event to Houston Restaurant Weeks. Similar to HRW, participating restaurants will be offering specially priced, prix fixe brunches, lunches, and dinners. Donations will be going to the Houston Food Bank and DePelchin Children’s Center. 
 
When: Friday, February 23, 2024
Where: Multiple locations
How Much: $20 – $25 for dinner | $15 for lunch and brunch

Houston Farmer’s Market Rodeo Festival

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of February 23 | Houston Farmer's Market Rodeo Festival

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Go Texan Day is here! Kick off the festivities with a full day of fun outdoor entertainment including a rodeo clown, taste food pop-ups, a mechanical bull, a petting zoo, a best-dressed ‘lil wrangler’ costume contest, western-theme photo opportunities, and more. 
 
The Houston Farmers Market will also feature a great selection of rodeo merchandise including western-style apparel, cowboy boots and hats, and everything in between.
 
When: Friday, February 23, 2024, 12 pm – 6 pm
How Much: Free

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Enjoy some epic BBQ this weekend at the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest! More than 250 teams will be competing for the top title. While most team tents are invitation-only, you can join in on the fun at several public venues. This includes The Garden, the Carnival, the Chuckwagon, and Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon.
 
When: Friday – Saturday, February 23 – 24, 2024, 5 pm – 11 pm
How Much: $25 | $10 for ages 3 – 12 | All tickets include complimentary slicked brisket and chips and beans

Circle Time

Settle down under the covered Trevilion overlooking Bellaire Blvd with the kids for a weekly reading circle and storytime. Each week, amazing storytellers will be leafing through the pages of a new picture book and reading aloud to the kids. 
 
When: Friday, February 23, 2024, 11 am – 12 pm
How Much: Free

Manual Cinema: Leonardo!

Inspired by the books “The Terrible Monster and Sam,” “Leonardo,” and “The Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World” by Mo Willems, Manual Cinema will be presenting a one-of-a-kind puppet show. Expect furry puppets, illustrated paper puppets, book pages, two-dimensional props, and songs.
 
When: Friday, February 23, 2024, 11 am – 12 pm
How Much: Starts at $19

Things to Do in Houston with Kids This Weekend – Saturday

Rodeo Parade

Things to do in Houston this weekend of February 23 - Houston Rodeo: 2024 Downtown Rodeo Parade

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Watch the streets of Downtown turn into a Western fiesta for Rodeo season. Expect thousands of folks on horseback, decorative floats, and live marching bands. 
 
The parade route will start at Bagby and Walker Streets then travel to Travis and Bell Street to Louisiana Street. It will then turn to Lamar Street and end at Lamar and Bagby.
 
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10 am – 2 pm
How Much: Free

Celebrate the game of hockey, ice sports, the rinks, and all other hockey-related businesses, charities, and organizations in Houston this weekend at the Saint Arnold Brewing Company Beer Garden and Restaurant. It will be the city’s largest hockey watch party during USA Hockey’s “Hockey Week Across America.
 
There will also be tons of hockey-related vendors and partners and a street hockey clinic for kids. 
 
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11 am – 11 pm
How Much: Free

Join the community with your family for the third annual Freedom Walk through Community Park. Attendees will be walking half a mile to the Freedom Tree where you’ll hear from poets, pastors, leaders, and performers. You can then return to the park for a celebration with a dance showcase and live music.
 
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 9 am – 4 pm
How Much: Free

Arboretum Archeology Day

Arboretum Archeology Day

Image credit: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (1)

Take a glimpse into the past with Arboretum Archeology Day. You and the kids will be able to see prehistoric and historic artifacts, examine bones and skulls from native animals, and put your archeology skills to the test. 
 
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm
How Much: Free | $5 for the soil screening lab

National Engineers Day

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of February 23 | National Engineers Day

Image credit: Children’s Museum Houston (1)

Ignite your curiosity with the kids, challenge your intellect, and get a newfound appreciation for engineers with National Engineers Day at the Children’s Museum Houston. There will be arts and crafts activities, sculpture manipulation, battlebots, and more.
 
When: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 10 am – 6 pm
How Much: $19

Things to Do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon with the family at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston this weekend! There will be thrilling lion and dragon performances and art-making activities like making paper lanterns, calligraphy, decorating wooden plaques for good fortune, painting cherry blossoms, and more. There will also be tons of food from East Asian cuisines.
 
When: Sunday, February 25, 2024, 1 pm – 5 pm
How Much: Free

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