Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of September 22: Bat Fest, GroovFest, & More!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of September 22: Bat Fest, GroovFest, and more!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 22 include Bat FestGroovFestTake Me Outdoors HoustonCarmela Full of Wishes, & more!

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, all information presented is subject to change. Please confirm with the organizers/businesses before you make plans to head out! 

Remember to check out our other Houston posts: Nail Salon Houston, Ethiopian Restaurants Houston, Space Center Houston Discounts, and Houston Tunnel Restaurants!

TOP PICK! – YMCA After School: The perfect mix of fun and learning

YMCA After School: Peace of Mind for Parents

YMCA After School: The perfect mix of fun and learning

The Y makes the most of your child’s after-school time by offering active learning opportunities and fun, collaborative play. Housed in local, Houston area schools, YMCA After School Care gives your child the opportunity to participate in active play and collaborate on fun projects.

A typical day in the YMCA After School program consists of:

Y Community Time: A daily welcome into the program with ice-breakers and group games
Brain Power Hour: Dedicated time for students to work on daily homework and participate in self-guided academic learning centers

Exploration: Age-appropriate, hands-on, fun activities designed to reinforce learning concepts

Enrichment: Activities such as music, art, theatre, service learning and character education

Energize: Physical play taking place either outside or in the gym/cafeteria

Get more information about YMCA After School Care and find out if the YMCA program is offered at your child’s school site today!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of September 22, 2023 – Friday

Karbachtoberfest 2023

Karbach Brewing is ready to party it up this weekend for Oktoberfest. 

The brewery will be hosting three family-friendly weekends for the celebration. Each event will be packed with Stein Hoisting, wiener dog races, live music, and more. 

When: Friday – Sunday, September 22 – 24, 2023 | 2 pm – 10 pm
Where: Karbach Brewing Co, 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092
How Much: Free

Deal Alert – Check out the Latest Deals on Kids’ Activities in Houston 

Groupon deals on kids' activities in Houston

Check out current discounts at highly rated kids’ activities including museums, horse-riding lessons, indoor climbing, gymnastics, paintball, and more! Sometimes you can save as much as 75%, so make sure you check these deals on a regular basis and  SAVE BIG while taking care of yourself! 

Participating businesses include the Children’s Museum of Houston, Bowlero, Moonstruck Drive-In, multiple paintball locations, and many more! 

Get more information and check out the Latest Deals on Kids’ Activities in Houston! 

Things to do in Houston on Saturday with Kids – September 23, 2023

27th Houston Turkish Festival

27th Houston Turkish Festival

Image credit: ATA-Houston

Join the celebrations for the rich and colorful Turkish culture this weekend at Houston’s Turkish Festival!

Dive into delicious foods like falafel wraps and simit sandwiches, enjoy folk dancing and music performances, shop from a local bazaar of art and unique finds, and more.

When: Saturday – Sunday, September 23 – 24, 2023 | 11 am – 9 pm
Where: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: $10 in advance | Free for kids aged 12 and under

Bat Fest

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 22 | Bat Fest

Image credit: Houston Humane Society Wildlife Center – TWRC

Learn more about the amazing world of bats this weekend with the kids at the Bat Fest! 

There will be tons of fun bat-themed activities including story times, arts and crafts, and food trucks. There will also be a blood drive with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. 

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: Free



Image credit:

Go back to the days of the Doors, the Beatles, and Buddy Holly this weekend at GroovFest!

Expect groovy vendors, delicious food, kids’ activities, and great music from the “Summer of Love” by The Fab 5 and more. There will also be a giant VW show by the Funkengruven Vintage Volkswagen Club.

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Tomball Depot Plaza, 201 S Elm St, Tomball, TX 77375
How Much: Free

City of Sugar Land’s Fall Fest

The fall season is here!

Celebrate the beginning of the season with fall food and drinks, carnival games, live music, a market, and more fun stuff at the City of Sugar Land’s Fall Fest.

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 10 am – 3 pm
Where: Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
How Much: Free

Take Me Outdoors Houston

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 22 | Take Me Outdoors Houston

Image credit: Discovery Green

Learn more about the great outdoors and the animals that live around you with the kids at Discovery Green. 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be paying a visit and imparting some useful knowledge to everyone there. You might even get to see some of their beloved animal ambassadors. 

When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 | 9 am – 2 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free

List your Event on the Houston On The Cheap Calendar – for FREE! 

Event Promotion in Houston

We have now enabled the Community Event Submission feature on our website. You can submit your event for Free and assuming it is appropriate for our audience, your event will get listed on our calendar – for FREE! 

Check out our Event Listing Page and submit your event TODAY!!!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of September 24, 2023 – Sunday

Slavic Heritage Festival

Slavic Heritage Festival

Image credit: Houston Slavic Heritage Festival

Dive into the rich culture of the Slavic countries this weekend at the Slavic Heritage Festival!

Join a kolache-eating contest, watch traditional dances, fill up with Slavic food, shop from great vendors, listen to Slavic music, and expect other fun surprises. 

When: Sunday, September 24, 2023 | 12 pm – 6 pm
Where: Northside Columbus Hall, 607 E Whitney St, Houston, TX 77022
How Much: $5 | Free for kids aged 5 and under

Main Street Theatre for Youth: Carmela Full of Wishes

Based on the children’s book by Matt de la Pena, “Carmela Full of Wishes” is all about a girl named Carmela who has a very special wish to keep her beloved family together. 

This production explores hope in the migrant community and is sure to make you treasure your own families even more.

When: Sunday, September 24, 2023 | 12:30 pm
Where: MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $20

Bellaire Open Air Market

Enjoy the wonderful weather outside with the family and get some shopping done at the Bellaire Open Air Market this weekend.

The market features amazing local artisans and small businesses. Make sure you check them all out for interesting finds. 

When: Sunday, September 24, 2023 | 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Evelyn’s Park Conservancy, 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
How Much: Free

Fall Celebration Market

Celebrate the beginning of fall with some fun shopping at the Fall Celebration Market. 

There will be tons of vendors selling all kinds of art pieces. There will also be bingo, food, and live music. 

When: Sunday, September 24, 2023 | 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Shady Acres Saloon, 1115 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008
How Much: Free

Do you know of any more Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 22? Share them with us in the comments!

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! Hope you enjoyed our list!

Stay on top of all the fun events and activities in Houston with our weekly updates to Things to Do in Houston this WeekThings to Do in Houston this Weekend, and Things to Do in Galveston this Weekend.

And to get these updates directly delivered to your feed, give us a follow on Facebook by clicking on the …next to the search lens icon.

Travel on your mind? Check out our weekly updates to Things to Do in Austin with Kids this Weekend, Things to Do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend, Things to Do in Boston this Weekend with Family, and  Things to Do in Dallas with Kids this Weekend.