Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of February 9 Include Mardi Gras on Main, Monster Jam, & More!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of February 9 Include Mardi Gras on Main, Monster Jam, & More!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of February 9 include Mardi Gras on MainMonster Jam, AnimeVerse FestThe Rink at Discovery Green, & more!



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Things to Do in Houston with Kids This Weekend – Friday

AnimeVerse Fest

Things to do in Houston this weekend of February 9 | AnimerVerse Fest

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If you’re a fan of anime, this is one event you wouldn’t want to miss. Join one of the fastest-growing anime conventions in the country here. Enjoy anime, panels, special guests, and more. 
 
When: Friday – Sunday, February 9 – 11, 2024, 11 am – 7 pm
How Much: Starts at $20

The Rink

Things to do in Houston this weekend Feb 9 | The Rink

Image credit: Discovery Green

Spring is here and Discovery Green is rolling out their super cool outdoor roller rink! So lace up your roller skates, skate under the Houston skyline, and have tons of fun. The rink also features a rubber subfloor for increased comfort and bright colors perfect for photos. 
 
When: Friday, February 9 – March 31, 2024
How Much: $12

HTX Mardi Gras Bash

Head out to Urban South HTX this weekend and join their Texas-sized Mardi Gras party! They’ll be pulling out the stops for this one and will feature a limited amount of Pint and pint-and-slice pairings featuring Dong Phuong King Cake. Each pairing comes with one king cake slice of your flavor choice and a pint of your choice. 
 
There will also be market vendors, bounce houses, face painting, themed beer and cocktails, frozen hurricanes, and so much more. 
 
When: Friday – Sunday, February 9 – 11, 2024
How Much: $12

Things to Do in Houston with Kids This Weekend – Saturday

Mardi Gras Festival and Parade

The annual Mardi Gras Festival at Town Center Park in Kingwood is back! The parade will run from the KinderCare car park on Bens Branch Drive, take a clockwise circuit around the park, and then exit back to the Bens Branch Dr. 
 
After the parade, there will be craft and food vendors, dancing, and music from Leroy Thomas and his Zydeco band.
 
When: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 11 am – 6 pm
How Much: Free

Monster Jam

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of January 19 | Monster Jam

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Watch 12, 000-pound monster trucks soaring, flipping, and crashing around NRG Stadium this weekend! The touring spectacle will be back in Houston and you’ll also get plenty of photo opportunities with the amazing vehicles. 
 
When: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 6 pm 
How Much: Starts at $20

Lunar New Year

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of February 9 | Lunar New Year Bash

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Immerse yourself and the kids in Houston’s diverse Asian heritage this Lunar New Year at the Children’s Museum Houston. The day will be filled with performances and fun activities celebrating the Year of the Dragon. 
 
When: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 11 am – 3:30 pm 
How Much: Included in general admission

Galentine’s Day Texas Bonita Market

Support over 65 local women-owned businesses and celebrate Galentine’s Day with the family at this weekend’s Galentine’s Day Texas Bonita Market. Aside from the vendors, there will also be photo ops, live music, and more. 
 
When: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 11 am – 4 pm 
How Much: Free

Mardi Gras on Main

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of February 9 | Mardi Gras on Main

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The Mardi Gras on Main street festival is back in downtown La Porte this year! It will begin with the Mardi Gras umbrella parade featuring golf carts, floats, characters, and candy and beads tossed towards the crowd. 
 
Aside from the parade, there will also be fire throwers, a kids zone, a market, street entertainers, fortune telling, a beer and wine zone, caricature drawings, and more. Nooney and the Zydeco Floaters will also be headlining the event starting at 5 pm
 
When: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 4 pm – 8 pm 
How Much: Free

Valentine’s Day Movie Night: The Princess Bride

Enjoy an early Valentine’s Day with the kids with a showing of “The Princess Bride” this weekend at Central Green. There will also be Valentine’s crafts, a teddy bear mascot, and face painting for the kids. 
 
When: Saturday, February 10, 2024, 6:30 pm 
How Much: Free

Things to Do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday

Lunar New Year celebrations will also be lighting up Discovery Green this weekend. Head over there with the family to enjoy an evening of dances from Lee’s Golden Dragon, craft activities, and food vendors. 
 
When: Sunday, February 11, 2024, 5 pm – 7 pm
How Much: Free

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of January 26 | The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Image credit: Main Street Theater – Houston

Watch siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy slip into a wardrobe and come out into the wonderful world of Narnia – a land frozen in eternal winter and bound under the powers of the White Witch. Journey with them as they get to know the characters who live there and help save them from the evil witch. 
 
The performance is recommended for fifth graders and older. 
 
When: Sunday, February 11, 2024, 2:30 pm
How Much: $20 – $30

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