Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend | Child Advocates Super Hero Run

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend | Child Advocates Super Hero Run | Image Credit: Super Hero Run Houston

Are you looking for things to do with your kids this weekend in Houston? H-town is a great city to raise kids. In fact, Houston is consistently regarded as one of the most family-friendly in the country.

Apart from a number of great schools, there are always so many different events that kids and families can participate in. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an excellent destination during the weekends. There is also the Children’s Museum of Houston which always has a lot of great events. These are just two among many such event venues.

But, with so many things to do with kids in Houston, how can you know which ones are genuinely worthwhile?  We’ve put together a list of the best weekend activities and events to entertain the whole family. There are cheap events for kids and free things to do with kids this weekend!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend (October 14-16) include Child Advocates Super Hero Run, Big Art. Bigger Change.Vampire Time! at The Children’s Museum Houston, Galveston Greek Festival, & more!

Check out our recent posts on Pumpkin Patch Houston 2022 & Texas Renaissance Festival 2022!!!

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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of October 14, 2022 – Friday

Family Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania

Family Movie Night at Levy Park

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Bring the family, especially the kids, and wear your Halloween best for Family Movie Night this weekend at Levy Park! Enjoy a wonderful family movie night with the free screening of Hotel Transylvania. Don’t forget to bring your movie-watching essentials. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from Food Trucks by Hearsay on the Go and Gaspacho’s.
When: Friday, October 14, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free

Zoo Boo 2022 at Houston Zoo

Inviting all Houstonians and your little, adorable kids to celebrate fall at the month-long Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo! Visitors are encouraged to dress up, and there are many popular events to enjoy, such as the Giant Pumpkin, presented by LyondellBasell, and the Carved Pumpkins, sponsored by Frost Bank. Do not miss the Texas Children’s Hospital-sponsored spooktacular Scary-Go-Round, the pumpkin lantern tunnel between the lion and tiger exhibits, photo opportunities around the Zoo, and much more!
When: Friday to Sunday, October 14-16, 2022, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Runs the entire month of October 2022
Where: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States
Cost: Starts at $23

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Child passes valid for ages 3–11; adult passes valid for ages 12 and up. Definitely among the smartest things to do in Houston! Click here to Save 50% on Admission at Houston Attractions!!!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, October 15, 2022

Galveston Greek Festival

Galveston Greek Festival

Greek Festival in Galveston 2022

The 38th Annual Galveston Greek Festival 2022 celebrates Hellenism with food, wine, pastries, and dancing. Presented by The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. Two full days of Opa! and YaSou!, the event features authentic food prepared on-site, Greek wines, Greek beer, bouzouki, a Greek DJ, dancing, vendors, gifts, and tours of the Church.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 11 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, October 16, 2022 from noon to 5 pm! 
Where: Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 714 19th Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
How Much: Free – Donations Appreciated!

Vampire Time! at The Children’s Museum Houston

Vampirina Meet and Greet

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Come together, little gals and ghosts! At the Children’s Museum, everyone’s favorite she-vampire makes an appearance! While vampires may not appear in mirrors, this one will surely appear in pictures! Meet Vampirina and take pictures with this amiable monster at your meet-and-greet!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10 am to 3 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15

Witches Night Out

Witches Night Out

Image Credit: Kemah Boardwalk

It’s all things spook-tacular at Kemah Board this week as it showcases witch aerialists, fortune tellers, tarot card readers, live music, and plenty of great finds from local vendors!

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston on Saturday Night!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565, United States
How Much: Free

Child Advocates Super Hero Run

Child Advocates Super Hero Run

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Take on the role of a superhero for the day while supporting Child Advocates and Houston’s youngest victims by participating in this 5K run. You will appreciate a morning of support and generosity devoted to assisting children in getting through a painful time in their lives, whether you are an enthusiastic runner or just come for the costume contest.

Visit the event website to learn more about Child Advocates or to sign up for the race.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8 am to 10 am
Location: 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Starts at $20


ArBOOretum, Houston’s best fall event, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Our interactive Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail is just one of the enjoyable outdoor activities available to visitors of all ages. All proceeds go toward the Arboretum’s mission of environmental education and protection.

Among the highlights are the Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail, the Pumpkin Patch, the Halloween Market, the Carnival Swings, the Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, the Pumpkin Decorating, the Train Rides, and a ton more.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for families!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10 am to 4 pm
Where:4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $15 at online presale | $20 door price

Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy

Discovery Green encourages Houstonians to patronize local businesses at the Flea by Night, an outdoor market that sells antique, handcrafted, recycled, repurposed, and local goods manufactured by local craftsmen and small business owners. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and plenty of pop-up stores while looking for one-of-a-kind vintage, handcrafted, recycled, and local goods.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located At: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free

Big Art. Bigger Change.

Big Art. Bigger Change.

Image Credit: Downtown Houston

This weekend, Downtown Houston will transform into an outdoor museum! Public viewing of huge murals painted on prominent Downtown buildings will take place. For a day of celebration, social change dialogue, and art, music, dance, Street Art for Mankind, TotalEnergies, and All Access Art Market are collaborating with Downtown Houston. Food Truck Alley on Lamar, the All Access Art Market, the Kid Zone, the Finn Hall Beer Garden, live music & dance performances, and photo opportunities with low riders, art cars, and more are just a few of the events.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week with family!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Main Street Square, 1000 Main Street, Houston
How Much: Free

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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, October 16, 2022

BioArt Bayou-torium: Return to Nature / Artebio Bayou-torio: Vuelve a La Naturaleza

An interactive, movable project called the BioArt Bayou-torium is located in a repurposed shipping container. The Buffalo Bayou ecosystem inspired East End artist Henry G. Sanchez’s creation of the Bayou-torium, which fosters environmental stewardship via art and life science activities for all ages.

When: Sunday, October 16, 2022, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: 2300 S Sgt Macario Garcia Dr, Houston, TX 77011, United States
How Much: Free

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Top 10 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of October 14, 2022 include Child Advocates Super Hero Run, Big Art. Bigger Change., and more!

The award-winning Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s most popular family attractions and takes visitors behind the scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Filled with interactive exhibitions, multi-media displays, cutting-edge technology, and fascinating space artifacts, there’s something to amaze and entertain all ages. Full-day entrance ticket to the Space Center Houston includes the Nasa Tram, Mission Briefing Center, and Starship Gallery Choice of entrance times throughout the day.

Get more information and book your day of fun at the Space Center Houston!!!

Fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors in Houston with the entire family! Check out our recent post on Fall Festivals in Houston for 2022! 

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