Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend | 2022 KBR Kids Day

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend | 2022 KBR Kids Day | Image Credit: Buffalo Bayou

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 21-23) include 2022 KBR Kids Day, Spook-tacular, Halloween Costume Contest at Kemah Boardwalk, Prelude Family Concert, & more!

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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of October 21, 2022 – Friday

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 21-23, 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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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, October 22, 2022

Spook-tacular

Spook-tacular

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Bring your little ones to the Children’s Museum Houston and enjoy this Spook-tacular Saturday! There will be mystifying magic, mad science workshops, and creepy crafts! Spook-tacular is an event sponsored by Gilbert Andrew Garcia/Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P. It is also funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10 am to 3:30 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


Halloween Costume Contest at Kemah Boardwalk

Halloween Costume Contest at Kemah Boardwalk

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Dress up the kids in their spooky best for a chance at great prizes! Contest at 5pm in the Main Plaza.

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

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 5 pm
Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565, United States
How Much: Free


Prelude Family Concerts

Prelude Family Concerts

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Visit Levy Park and join the Prelude Family Concert Series! The target audience for this 45-minute musical experience is infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the adults who adore them. Prelude Family Concerts encourage self-expression, creativity, and development through a spectrum of musical genres that are tailored to children’s listening levels.

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

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
Location:3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098, United States
How Much: Free


Texas Renaissance Festival 2022: Pirate Adventure

Texas Renaissance Festival 2022

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Avast, Ye Hearties! Heave to and come ashore for the most piratical party of the seven seas! Swashbuckle your way to our daily costume contest!

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

When: Saturday to Sunday, October 22-23, 2022, 9 am – 8 pm
Where:21778 FM 1774 Todd Mission, TX 77363
How Much: Starts at $24 for adults; Check the tickets page for more details.


Korean Festival Houston

Korean Festival Houston

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The Korean Festival at Discovery Green is celebrating its 13th anniversary this year. The festival showcases the best of Korean cuisine, music, performing arts, and culture. Many different types of Houstonians attend this festival, including foodies, KPop enthusiasts, families, and everyday Houstonians who want to immerse themselves in Korean culture.

Festival-goers may look forward to seeing anything from KPop dance cover groups and vocalists to traditional Korean dance and music. The winning KPop group from the 2022 KPop World Festival Houston Preliminaries, ATX Korean Dance Crew, is featured on this year’s lineup for a special performance. The festival will end with a breathtaking sunset performance by the day’s headliners, KPop superstars Triger and Asome.D.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 11 am to 10 pm
Location: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Free


Mind Blowing Chemistry with Bob Botto

The American Chemical Society’s Greater Houston Section and mad scientist Bob Botto will blow your mind with some awesome activities at the Children’s Museum Houtson . In this event, you and your little ones will exxplore fabulous fabrics (which are all chemical in origin), slime reactions, Play Doh molecules, pH indicator color change with juices, block printing on fabric, and so much more!

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10 am to 3 pm
Where:Kid’s Hall Alcove, Children’s Musuem Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


Fall Scavenger Hunt

Fall Scavenger Hunt

Image Credit: Houston Arboretum

With this event, Fall Scavenger Hunt, you may test your ability to observe. Families will search for hints together, look for animal signs, and solve puzzles. Ask your relatives and friends to compete to see who can finish the quest first! Remember to wear comfortable, outdoor clothes. There are several start times for this event, you can choose which time slot to join.

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

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022 | Start times: 2 pm, 2:30 pm, 3 pm, 3:30 pm
Where:4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $20 per family of 4; $5 per additional family member


2022 KBR Kids Day

2022 KBR Kids Day

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Thousands of kids and their families attend KBR Kids Day, one of Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s (BBP) major events, every year. Come join this free family entertainment on October 22 at the 15th annual KBR Kids Day at Tony Marron Park. A rock climbing wall, Dia de los Muertos face painters, balloon artists, local entertainment, and many other hands-on activities from over 20 Houston partners will be available at the activity stations. Costumes are welcome!

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Tony Marron Park, 808 N. York Street, Houston, Texas 77003
How Much: Free


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, October 23, 2022

Mutts Gone Nuts!

Imagine nine of the most talented canines in the world putting on a comic dog extravaganza that will have audiences all around the world howling for more! A bunch of previously abandoned pets will dance, prance, flip, and skip their way right into your heart, along with the highest jumping dog in the universe, two Guinness World Record Champions, a comical six-pound Pomeranian Pikachu mix, and more, make up the all-star lineup. It’s an you don’t want to miss!

When: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Jonas Hall, 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Starts at $29


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Top 10 things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of October 21, 2022 include 2022 KBR Kids Day, Spook-tacular at CMH, 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.

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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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