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Things to Do in The Woodlands Area This Weekend, Aug. 18-20

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Discover things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, Aug. 18-20, including a visit with The Bee Lady, an afternoon of art, an interactive light show, a guided birding hike, live music, an exotic car show, and more!

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




Friday, August 18, 2023

Art to Lunch

Join Ardest Gallery for an exclusive tour of the current art exhibition “Abstraction” led by Ardest Gallery Director Julie Verville at 11:00 am. Then, enjoy a pre-fixed menu at neighboring restaurant Amerigo’s Grille. Preset menu: $22 pp. Choice of: Soup du Jour or House Salad; Homemade Lasagna; House Selection red and white wine available for $5 glass. Reservations recommended as space is limited. RSVP to or directly with Amerigo’s Grille.

Art to Lunch with Ardest Gallery and Amerigo's Grille

Experience Shoal (Ongoing)

Shoal is an ongoing, experiential artwork featuring a choreographed, interactive light show. Located on Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing, this is the latest addition to one of the largest outdoor collections in the country. Shoal features 750 individual orbs of light suspended in air and programmed to seamlessly flow in mesmerizing movement to sound. Learn more at


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

Family Movie Night – Finding Nemo

Grab your friends and family, pack up the lawn chairs, and head to City Place Plaza for an 8:00 pm showing of Finding Nemo. City Place is located at 1250 Lake Plaza Dr, Spring, TX 77389. Learn More

Birding 101

Join Texas A&M Forest Service staff at W.G. Jones State Forest (1328 Farm to Market Rd 1488), as they discuss some birding tips and recommendations during a two mile bird watching hike through the forest from 8:00 – 10:00 am. Learn More

Sam Hunt

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Sam Hunt with Brett Young and Lily Rose Show live onstage at 7:00 pm. 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 p.m. on Friday nights. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Learn More




Saturday, August 19, 2023

Scuderia Exotic Car Show

Come out to enjoy the Scuderia Exotic Car Show at Market Street on the third Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m. Learn More

Invasive Species Workshop

Invasive species have no natural predators in the new environment so they grow quickly, block sunlight and overgrow their native host. Lost along the way is the food and shelter that native wildlife depends on. Learn how to identify invasive plants and pests of greatest concern in our area. After training, you can volunteer to remove invasive species from approved sites in The Woodlands Township. The workshop will be held at The Woodlands Emergency Training Center, 16135 Interstate 45 South, from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Learn More

Snoop Dogg

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will host Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort, and more. Show starts at 6:00 pm. Learn More

Family Movies at the Library

Come beat the heat with Saturday movies at South Regional Library! Bring the family to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 at 10:00 am or Super Mario Bros (PG) at 1:00pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. This is a come and go event. South Regional Library is located at 2101 Lake Robbins Dr. Learn More

The Chairman’s Ball

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Ball is a themed event that honors the outgoing chairman of the board and welcomes the incoming chairman. Guests can expect an exceptional three-course meal and an exciting evening of dancing and entertainment! Attire is dress-to-theme or formal. This year’s theme is Deep in the Heart of Texas. The Chairman’s Ball will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center from 6:30 – 11:00 pm. Learn More

Guided Nature Hike

During this two mile hike through W.G. Jones State Forest, Texas A&M Forest Service Staff will identify native plants and their uses, keep an eye out for our residential birds, herptiles, and other animals, while discussing the importance of forests in our region and proper forest management practices. The hike is from 8:00 – 9:30 am at W.G. Jones State Forest, 1328 Farm to Market Rd 1488. Learn More

Visit with The Bee Lady

On Saturday, August 19th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm, in celebration of National Bee Day, BEE amazed by a visit from The Bee Lady at The Woodlands Children’s Museum and discover facts about bees while safely meeting a few in person! Learn More

Artist Meet & Greet – Linda Jarnagin

Meet and greet with local artist Linda Jarnagin at Tomball Community Library at 1:00 pm. Learn about her technique, inspiration, and experience in art. Her art will be on view in the Community Engagement Area and Meeting Room L129. Learn More




Sunday, August 20, 2023

Sunday Sounds (CANCELLED)

[Updated 8/17/23: Event has been cancelled] Enjoy free concerts on Sundays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at City Place Plaza & Park, 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring, TX. Learn More

Beck and Phoenix

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents Beck and Phoenix with Weyes Blood and Sir Chloe live on the main stage at 5:45 pm. Learn More

Plan Ahead: Upcoming Events

The Woodlands Township Community Update (Aug. 22)

Find out what’s happening in the community at The Woodlands Township’s Community Update! The event will feature a presentation and Q&A with Chris Nunes, Chief Operating Officer of the Township. Come join your neighbors and get updates on your community! The update will be held at The Woodlands Township offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd at 6:30 pm. Learn More

The Walk The Woodlands (Aug. 26)

The Walk The Woodlands, benefitting Interfaith of The Woodlands, includes a New York-style runway fashion show featuring designs from Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as a luxury bid board and live auction. The Walk is adding an exciting new element this year as well: a Best Dressed Competition for attendees, where one dollar equals one vote. The eight Community Champions will star in the Runway Finale, leading guests into a one-of-a-kind after party. The Walk The Woodlands will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380 from 6:00 pm – midnight. Learn More

SpringStock Music Festival (Aug. 26)

SpringStock is an all-ages local music festival bringing together some of the best performers that Spring and the greater Houston area have to offer for one night of fun! Don’t miss Abundant Harvest, the food truck that raises money to feed hungry veterans and families. SpringStock is from 4:00 – 11:30 pm at Elm & Magnolia in Old Town Spring. Learn More

Lake Conroe Home & Outdoor Living/Boat Show (Aug. 26-27)

The Lake Conroe Home & Outdoor Living/Boat Show is the ultimate event for lake lovers and outdoor enthusiasts! Join us for a spectacular showcase of everything you need to enhance your lakeside lifestyle. This year’s highlight is an In-Water Boat Show, where you can explore the latest models, get up close to sleek vessels, and even test drive your dream boat on the sparkling waters of Lake Conroe. You will find home improvement, boats, and outdoor living in one event at Margaritaville Lake Resort, 600 Margaritaville, Parkway, Montgomery, TX 77356. Learn More

International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 27)

The Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-COPE) annual International Overdose Awareness Day is a free event for the community to hear from speakers and experts, attend Narcan training (receive free Narcan), take part in the Balloons of Hope and Peace, walk through M-COPE’s Texas Memorial Walkway, enjoy a free boxed meal, and take home information from over 30 top resources. The event will be held at WoodsEdge Community Church, 25333 Gosling Rd, Spring, TX 77389, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Learn More. Read about Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor (M-COPE) here:

Montgomery County Overdose Prevention Endeavor M-COPE Founders 4Moms

The Australian Pink Floyd Show (Aug. 27)

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents The Australian Pink Floyd Show performing The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety live onstage at 7:00 p.m. Learn More




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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