Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of September 29: Mid-Autumn Festival, Sunday Family Studio, & More!

Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of September 29: Mid-Autumn Festival, YMCA After School Care 2023, and more!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 29 include the Mid-Autumn Festival, YMCA  After School Care 2023, Sunday Family StudioCinderella Movie Screening, & more!


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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 29, 2023 – Friday

Fort Bend County Fair

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The county fair is rolling back into Fort Bend this Thursday and will be continuing its 87-year tradition. Get ready for a week of rodeo events, carnival rides, BBQ cook-offs, live music, and more. 

When:  Friday – Friday, September 29 – October 6, 2023, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 TX-36 S, Rosenberg, TX 77471
How Much: $15 for ages 12 and up | $5 for ages 6 – 11 | Free for ages 5 and under


Birds and Beans

Learn more about birds and how to create bird habitats in any space at Houston Arboretum’s Birds and Beans event. 

Here, you’ll learn how to help migrant birds every morning and a fun way you can help bird scientists track bird population health while enjoying your mornings.

When:  Friday, September 29, 2023, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Where: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: Free


Things to do in Houston on Saturday with Kids – September 30, 2023

Houston Country, Folk, and Blues Festival

Houston Country, Folk, and Blues Festival

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The Houston Country, Folk, and Blues Festival is here!

Enjoy a day of concerts, gourmet food, craft beer, wines, fun contests, a farmers market, and over 100 visual artists and crafters. 

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 10 am – 9 pm
Where: Heritage Place, 500 Collins St, Conroe, TX 77301
How Much: Free


Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes

Walk, run, or jog this weekend at the 5K/ 1K Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes. Whatever your pace is, you’ll be helping raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. 

There will also be games, entertainment, music, and food as well as health and wellness resources and educational opportunities at the event as well.

When:  Saturday, September 30, 2023, 8 am
Where: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: Free to register


HSPVA MusicFest 2023

Head over to Downtown Houston with the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of concerts, performances, recitals, and jam sessions with every Kinder HSPVA music ensemble. There will also be food trucks, frozen treats, and a music scavenger hunt for the kids.

Benefits from the event will go to the Instrumental and Vocal Music Department.

When:  Saturday, September 30, 2023, 12:30 pm – 6 pm
Where: Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 790 Austin St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $10 – $20


Cinderella Movie Screening

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Enjoy a movie night under the clear skies at Discovery Green with the whole family. 

This weekend, they’ll be showing Disney’s 2001 “Cinderella.” Make sure not to forget your favorite snacks, drinks, and lawn blankets.

When:  Saturday, September 30, 2023, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free


Salsa y Salud

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Enjoy a high-energy night with the whole family at Miller Outdoor Theatre this weekend! 

The place will be filled with dance theater, salsa performances, visual arts, and so much more for the commemoration of Miller’s 100th anniversary. 

When:  Saturday, September 30, 2023, 7:30 pm 
Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: Free


Mid-Autumn Festival

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 29 | Mid-Autumn Festival

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Welcome the autumn harvest and full moon this weekend at Asia Society’s Mid-Autumn Festival!

This year, the spotlight will be on Taiwan. The festival will feature Taiwanese artists, parades, storytelling, faux mooncakes, and art activities like lantern-making. Please take note, that registration is required for one of the two festival time slots.

When: Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10 am – 12 pm and 12 pm – 2 pm
Where: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: Free 


Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend of October 1, 2023 – Sunday

Nigerian Food Festival

Celebrate and dive into the rich Nigerian culture this weekend! 

Fill your tummies with delicious traditional foods and desserts, enjoy live performances, and check out the art and vendors at the Royal Palace.

When: Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Royal Palace, 11939 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77099
How Much: Free


Sunday Family Studio

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 29 | Sunday Family Studio

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Unleash your creativity with the kids at the Museum of Fine Arts Sunday Family Studio! 

A teaching artist will be guiding you through the workshop and making sure you have as much fun while creating new memories. 

When: Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 1 pm – 3 pm
Where: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
How Much: $10

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!


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