Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of January 12 Include Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, 7th Annual MATCH Family Fun Day, & More!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of January 12 Include Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, 7th Annual MATCH Family Fun Day, & More!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of January 12 include the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration7th Annual MATCH Family Fun DayMartin Luther King, Jr. DayWe Are Houston 5K, & more!



The International Gem and Jewelry Show

If you’re fond of jewelry, this is the perfect event for you.  The International Gem and Jewelry Show brings the famous “Jeweler’s Market” where you can shop for rows and rows of quality jewelry, gemstones, beads, and accessories. 
 
When:  Friday – Sunday, January 12 – 14, 2024, 12 pm – 6 pm
How Much: Starts at $6

Things to Do in Houston with Kids This Weekend – Saturday

Houston Cougars Women’s Basketball vs TCU Lady Horned Frogs

Enjoy a fierce basketball game between the Houston Cougars Women’s Basketball and the TCU Lady Horned Frogs this weekend. Make sure to cheer for your favorite teams!
When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 2 pm 
Where: Fertitta Center, 3422 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77204
How Much: Starts at $26

We Are Houston 5K

Things to do in Houston this weekend of January 12 | We Are Houston 5K

Image credit: Chevron Houston Marathon

Start your weekend morning with a fun little run with Chevron’s We Are Houstn 5K! Don’t forget to take pictures and cheer on fellow runners as you go through the track. 
When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 6:30 am
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $35

28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of January 12 | 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Image credit: Children’s Museum Houston (2)

Honor the legacy of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with the family and recognize this year’s Caryakid Award winner Mr. Larry Payne. Expect a peace march, an “I Have a Dream” speech reenactment, and gospel music.

When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: Included in general admission


Celebrate MLK with a day full of fun activities at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center! This includes a performance by Rhyme and Reason, dream drawings, storytime, and other craft activities. 

When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, 198 Kempner St, Sugar Land, TX 77498
How Much: $15 for ages 1 and up


Enjoy a fun weekend with the family with MATCH’s new Mix-Match: A Mixed Arts Festival! This 12-hour event will feature live performances, interactive activities, and entertainment from more than 25 Houston art organizations. They’ll be showcasing talents from a mix of theatre, dance, film, and music. 

When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 10 am – 3 pm
Where: MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $15 for ages 1 and up


Make some New Year’s resolution-themed origami with the kids this weekend at Evelyn’s Park. Japan American Society of Houston members will be there to guide you through the craft. 

When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: Evelyn’s Park Conservancy, 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
How Much: Free


Family Owl Prowl

Family Owl Prowl

Image credit: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Get to learn more about the wise and wonderful owls this weekend with the kids! In this event, you’ll get to go on a hike looking for these nocturnal animals. There will also be light snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, water, and beer for the grown-ups while you meet live owl ambassadors. 

When: Saturday, January 13, 2024, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: $50 | $20 for kids 5 – 12 years old


Things to Do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday

Hop Topic World’s Annual Chili Cook-Off

Grab your friends and enjoy chili and beer at the annual chili cook-off at Equal Parts Brewery. Your ticket includes unlimited chili samples, a token for voting, and a swag bag for early bird ticket holders. 
 
When: Sunday, January 14, 2024, 12 pm – 4 pm
How Much: $18

7th Annual MATCH Family Fun Day

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of January 12 | 7th Annual MATCH Family Fun Day

Image credit: MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston

Family Fun Day is back at MATCH! This free annual kid-centric tradition features an afternoon of family performances and opportunities to explore the arts. The kids will also get the chance to enjoy face painting, bounce houses, and stilt walkers, balloon artists, and more.  
 
When: Sunday, January 14, 2024, 1 pm
How Much: Free

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