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Things to Do in The Woodlands Area This Weekend

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Looking for something to do in The Woodlands area this weekend? Discover local events including a poetry reading with the 2011 Texas Poet Laureate, a superhero celebration, a genealogy class, live music, and more!

Hello Woodlands Guide Things to Do This Weekend in The Woodlands Area 2023




Friday, July 28, 2023

Lunch and Learn Genealogy

Participants bring their own lunch to enjoy while watching various genealogy how-to webinars presented by experts in the field at Lone Star College – Tomball Community Library from noon to 1:00 pm. The topic will be decided by participants shortly prior to the program. Learn More

Live on the Lawn

Enjoy live music on the lawn at Central Park in Market Street with Sarah Kelly Music School from 7:30 – 9:30 pm on Friday nights. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Learn More

Local Farmers Markets (Thursdays through Sundays)

Enjoy the outdoors and support small businesses by heading to one of these local farmers and artisans markets. Learn More

Hello Woodlands Guide to Local Farmers and Artisan Markets Sponsored by Santa Sells The Woodlands Bryan Richardson




Saturday, July 29, 2023

Art Workshop & Poetry Reading at Ardest Gallery

Ardest Gallery, a local fine arts gallery curated by Gallery Director Julie Verville, represents nearly 40 top Texas 2D and 3D visual artists. In addition to its core artists, the gallery will host ongoing events such as monthly group art shows, Coffee Talk with an Artist, Art to Lunch in partnership with local restaurants, poetry readings, musical performances, and art classes/workshops for all ages and skill levels. Ardest Gallery is located at at 25200 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Learn more and view upcoming events and classes at

  • Doodles & Donuts Workshop with Jeff Lung, 10am-12pm – Learn More
  • Ekphrastic Poetry Reading with 2011 Poet Laureate Dave Parsons, 6pm –  Learn More

Summer Sillies Superhero Day

At The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Summer Sillies Superhero Day, guests are invited to come dressed in their favorite superhero attire, create their very own superhero mask, and meet and pose for photos with Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Buzz Lightyear and a Ninja. Learn More

The Woodlands Margarita Festival

UPDATE: Due to dangerously high outdoor temperatures, The Woodlands Margarita Festival has been postponed to September 30, 2023. The Woodlands Margarita Festival is the ultimate margarita experience with 15+ margarita flavors, live bands, and food enjoyed in the park. Attendees must be 21+. The festival will be held at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, from 2-8:30 pm. Learn More

Steve Miller Band

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents the Steve Miller Band with Cheap Trick live onstage at 7:00 p.m. Learn More




Sunday, July 30, 2023

ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd: The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour with Uncle Kracker live onstage at 6:30 pm. Learn More

Plan Ahead: Upcoming Events

Rock the Row (July 6 – Aug. 10)

Rock the Row Summer Series begin July 6! Experience Hughes Landing on scenic Lake Woodlands with live music! Rock the Row features local and regional bands playing a variety of favorites from pop and rock to country, Thursday evenings from 7:00–9:00 pm. Learn more

Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 1 – Sept. 4)

Houston’s most anticipated foodie event of the year, Houston Restaurant Weeks, is 35 days of delicious meals and super deals raising necessary funds for the Houston Food Bank. An extensive list of the most popular restaurants will participate and serve specially priced, multi-course prix fixe menus for brunch ($25), lunch ($25), or dinner ($39 or $55), available for dine-in and take-out. Learn More. Find a list of local participating restaurants here:

Hello Woodlands Houston Restaurant Weeks Local Restaurants Guide The Woodlands

Big Top Boutique Pop Up (Aug. 5)

The Big Top Boutique Pop Up offers a wide selection of exhibitors bringing the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations, holiday items, and so much more! There is a little bit of everything and something for everyone! Prices range from as little as $5 and up to $2,000 and beyond. The pop up will be held at Hyatt Regency Conroe, 1001 Grand Central Parkway, Conroe, TX 77304 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Learn More

YMCA Kids Duathlon (Aug. 12)

The YMCA Summer Race Series for Kids/Teens Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands continues this summer! The 3rd and final race in the series is the 2nd Annual YMCA Kids Duathlon Presented by Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands on Saturday, August 12, 7:30am at the Holcomb Family YMCA. Designed for all fitness levels, especially 1st Timers, youth, ages 7-15, are invited to Bike/Run  for a CAUSE. Registration ends August 9. Boys and girls will compete separately in their age groups. The top three finishers, male and female, in each age group will receive a special award. All participants will receive a goodie bag, T-shirt and finisher medal. Post race festivities will include music, awards ceremony, refreshments, face art, bubble station, and there will be concessions available to purchase. Register Today




Check back on Hello Woodlands’ Calendar Page and the monthly 31 Things to Do list for more events as they come up!

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UPDATED: July 27, 2023 at 10:30 pm.