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Things to Do in The Woodlands Area This Weekend, Aug. 25-27

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Discover things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, Aug. 25-27, including a celebration of National Dog Day, a children’s author visit, a family art day, live music at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston Restaurant Weeks at local participating restaurants, a New York-style runway fashion show with The Walk The Woodlands, a dress white linen party, a music festival, a home & outdoor show, and more!

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




Friday, August 25, 2023

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

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

Visit with Children’s Author Sharlene Novak

Author Sharlene Novak will be the special guest for The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Storybook Theatre on Friday, August 25, at 11:00 am. Sharlene will read her book Happy Tails Camper Stories: Lucy Learns to Share on stage followed by a meet-and-greet, where she will sell and sign her books until 12:15 pm. Learn More

Friday Night Live!

Friday Night Live! is a free concert series held at City Plaza from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This week’s performer is Samantha Jenkins Duo (Pop). Learn More




Saturday, August 26, 2023

National Dog Day Art Celebration

Join Ardest Gallery on National Dog Day from 10:00am – 2:00 pm to celebrate dogs and encourage adoption! Throughout the day, get a close up of 7 local artists in action as they paint live or sketch commissioned dog portraits. A percentage of ALL gallery sales will be donated to select local dog rescue groups. Participating pet portrait artists include: Robyn Crowell, M L Huff, Lauren Luna, Jeff Lung, Judy Mackey, Teresa Staley, and Eric Sundin. Ardest Gallery is located at at 25200 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Learn more and view upcoming events and classes at

Learn more about the event and the artists here:

National Dog Day Ardest Gallery

Summer Wrap Up Family Day

Come to The Pearl Fincher Museum from 10:00am – 2:00pm for an end of Summer celebration with an outdoor bubble show, puppet show, balloon animals, art activities, and more! This event is free and open to the whole family! The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379. Learn More

The Walk The Woodlands

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

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

Dress White Linen Party

The Dress White Linen Party will be an evening of good times featuring a live band, auction items, and dancing all night! The party benefits Children’s Books on Wheels, a 501c3 nonprofit community-based mobile literacy organization that promotes literacy by providing books, educational literature, and community resources to children and their families in multiple languages at no cost. The event will be from 7:30 – 11:30pm at the Sleepy Hollow Multi-Purpose Building, 9845 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Conroe, TX 77385. Learn More


The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will host the Summer Block Party featuring Jodeci with SWV and Dru Hill live onstage at 7:30 pm. 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




Sunday, August 27, 2023

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

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

Family Movie at the Library

Come beat the heat with Saturday movies at South Regional Library! Bring the family to watch Super Mario Bros (PG) from 10:00am-noon or 1:00-4:00pm. 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

International Overdose Awareness Day

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

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Labor Day in The Woodlands (Sept. 3)

Relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor at Labor Day in The Woodlands with live music, children’s activities, strolling entertainment, pie eating contests and more! Note: due to drought conditions, there will be no fireworks this year. The celebration will be held at Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands, TX 77380. from 5:00 - 9:00pm. Learn More

Patriot Day of Remembrance (Sept. 11)

Please join The Woodlands Township for a ceremony to honor the brave men and women who tragically lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The ceremony takes place at the Central Fire Station, 9951 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380 from 7:30 - 8:00am. Learn More

The Woodlands Township Patriot Day of Remembrance

Blast Off to Space (Sept. 14)

Join The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Thursday, September 14 for Blast Off to Space with the Houston Symphony! When you think of the classic space scenes captured on film, what do you hear? It’s got to be the music – the brilliant music that sends you blazing clear to the other side of the universe. What’s better is that this Houston Symphony show, built for your whole family, is about exploring every star and undiscovered planet in our musical galaxy. Buckle up for an outer-space adventure with action-packed music from Star Wars, E.T., The Planets, and more. From the moon to Mars and beyond, this concert will transport your child’s imagination to a galaxy far, far away! Gates open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Learn More

In the Pink of Health (Sept. 15)

The 23rd Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health Luncheon keynote speaker is Elin Hilderbrand, the New York Times’ bestselling author of twenty-eight novels, including The Hotel Nantucket. In the Pink of Health changes lives by raising funds to reduce the incidence of breast and ovarian cancer. The luncheon will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center beginning at 10:00 am. Learn More

Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health

Montgomery County Home and Outdoor Living Show (Sept. 16-17)

The 5th Annual Fall Montgomery County Home and Outdoor Living Show features special guest appearances and over 100 exhibitors with the latest in-home products and services on the market at the Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, TX 77303. Home improvement experts share information for any project of your home from walls to roofs, bathrooms, kitchens, closets, ac/heating, windows, and outdoor living. Early Bird Pricing: $7 entry tickets if purchased before Sept 1, 2023. Purchase Tickets

Fall Montgomery County Home and Outdoor Living Show 2023

Arts in the Park featuring The Woodlands Renaissance Faire (Sept. 23)

Enjoy a day out with family and friends at Rob Fleming Park! Grab a bite to eat at the food trucks and take a stroll back to Renaissance times while enjoying musical performances at The Woodlands Renaissance Faire. Activities include children’s arts and crafts, face painting, local vendors, strolling entertainment, Renaissance themed youth and adult costume contests and much more! Then, on September 30, head back to Rob Fleming Park for Arts in the Park featuring Shakespeare in the Park! Learn More

Woodlands Landscaping Solutions (Sept. 30)

Come learn how to tap into nature at this FREE garden event! Learn tips and techniques from experts that will make your landscape a water-wise and earth-friendly oasis. Bring questions, leave inspired! The event will be held at Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive from 9:00 am - noon. 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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