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Things to Do in The Woodlands Area This Weekend, Nov. 3-5

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Discover things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, November 3-5, including The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Business Summit, American Heart Association Heart Walk, Harvest in The Hills Model Home Tour & Fall Festival, Alden Bridge Village Association Fall Festival, The Water Lantern Festival, and more!

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




Friday, November 3, 2023

The Woodlands Area Business Summit

The Business Summit presented by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce provides access to leading edge business resources which enables competitive and productive functioning, while maintaining a healthy business culture for all employees. In addition to hearing from keynote speakers, registrants are offered various topical tracks over the span of four breakout sessions. Sponsorships and tickets available! Learn more and register today here.

YMCA Run Thru the Woods Tickets on Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the 34th Annual YMCA Run Thru the Woods Presented by Huntsman on Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 23, 2023! First race starts at 7:30 a.m. Start/Finish Line located in front of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at 2005 Lake Robbins, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Register Here

Starlight Swan Rides

Starlight Swan Rides are a spectacular Friday evening on the Upper Woodlands Waterway. Riva Row Boat House will be open extended hours from 7:00–8:00pm for this program so that you can take a journey down the lit up waterway on a swan pedal boat. Learn More

P-6 Farms 2023 Fall Festival (Sept. 30-Nov. 5)

Join P-6 Farms for an unforgettable seasonal experience packed with exciting activities and attractions for all ages. Capture fall photos in picturesque landscapes, enjoy food and desserts, and treat yourself to adult beverages while you explore the farm’s festive offerings. From pumpkin picking to strolling through vibrant flower fields, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Dates and Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, September 30 – November 5 from 10:00am–6:30pm. Entrance to the farm ends an hour before closing. Location: P-6 Farms, 9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery, TX 77356. Learn More

Live on the Lawn at Market Street

Enjoy live music on the lawn at Central Park in Market Street with Sarah Kelly Music School from 6:30–8:00pm on Friday nights. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Learn More




Saturday, November 4, 2023

Montgomery County Heart Walk

The Montgomery County Heart Walk has always been a great way to get moving while socializing with friends, family and co-workers leading up to and on the day of event. But it’s so much more than a walk. Walking in the Heart Walk boosts your heart health AND mental health while helping millions of others at the same time. The walk is held at Northshore Park, beginning at 8:00am. Learn more and register here.

Harvest in The Hills Model Home Tour and Fall Festival

Don’t miss the Harvest in The Hills Model Home Tour and Fall Festival on Saturday, November 4. The Woodlands Hills will showcase 15 homes from 8 builders, plus family fun, food and entertainment. Learn more at

Alden Bridge Village Association’s Fall Festival

The annual Alden Bridge Village Association Fall Festival will feature food from Chick-fil-A, snacks from HEB, drinks from Kroger, ice cream, and snow cones. There will be a DJ, bounce houses, a bubble master, face painters & balloon twisters, a petting zoo, a rock wall, carnival games, a photo booth, a visit from The Woodlands Fire Department, as well as The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, including a special visit from a K-9 Unit! The free event is open to the entire community. Proceeds from participating organization’s booth rentals fund the ABVA scholarship fund. The festival will be held from 1:00–4:00pm at Lakeside Park, 5001 S. Alden Bridge Dr. Learn More

Alden Bridge Fall Festival Flyer 2023

Doodles & Donuts: Faux Pumpkin Workshop with Jeff Lung

Join Ardest Gallery for a special Fall inspired Saturday morning “Donuts and Doodles” with Jeff Lung at 10:00am. Participants will create a unique piece of art combining popular Fall imagery & doodles! What will you create? A pumpkin, Fall leaves, an acorn, sunflower or an image of your own creation? All supplies included, and participants will leave with a workbook full of ideas to keep the inspiration going at home. $55/person. The gallery is located at 25200 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380.

Doodles & Donuts with Jeff Lung Ardest Gallery

The Woodlands Township’s Fall Sweep (Oct. 29-Nov. 4)

Help keep The Woodlands looking clean and green. Join The Woodlands Township’s Fall Sweep, a community-wide litter cleanup week! Fall Sweep is a self-guided weeklong volunteer opportunity for individuals and family groups to target litter along pathways, waterways, and natural areas. No registration is required. Bags, gloves, and trash grabbers are available for loan from the Environmental Services Office at 8203 Millennium Forest Drive. Learn More

Pumpkin Smash

Join The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department for the 2nd annual Pumpkin Smash from 3:00–6:00pm at the Sterling Ridge Park & Ride. This FREE and FUN event provides a unique opportunity for residents to dispose of their Halloween pumpkins. Catapult it and watch it fly, grab a baseball bat and smash it to pieces or watch it explode on impact from a 30’ drop. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to monitor safety and ensure fun is had by all participants. Ghoulish pumpkin remains will give new life as nutrient-rich compost instead of being buried in the landfill. Local experts will be on hand to answer questions and share the upcoming free compost class schedule. Learn More

Water Lantern Festival

The popular Water Lantern Festival makes a sparkling return to City Place’s waterfront from 3:30-7:30pm. The memorable experience centers around the opportunity for guests to design LED candle-lit lanterns – adorning them with messages of love, hope, healing and peace – and sending them off to float alongside thousands of others for a dazzling nighttime display. While free to attend with food trucks, games, activities, vendors and music, tickets are required for the lanterns. Learn More

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Hindu Temple of Woodlands invites the community to its 12th Diwali – Festival of Lights, featuring Indian street food, a Diwali Bazaar, and cultural programs from noon–9:00pm. Learn More

Corgi Races at Kirby Ice House

Calling all dog lovers to the cutest race around! Kirby Ice House in The Woodlands will be hosting their beloved Corgi Race benefiting BARC, starting at noon! Grab some friends and sip on a Kirby Fresca while these adorable pups waddle their way across the finish line! The races start at 1:00pm and go until a winner has been selected. Learn More

The 35th Annual Woodlands Wildflower Festival

The annual Woodlands Wildflower Festival is a free community event, sponsored by The Woodlands Lions Club, with free wildflower seed packets, a seed planting area, master gardener advice, children’s crafts, face painting, balloon art, a bouncy castle, food trucks, vendors, and more. Event proceeds go back into the community through scholarships, vision services for needy, sponsoring children with special challenges to summer camp, local food banks, and other charitable services. The festival is from 10:00am–2:00pm at Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77389. Learn More

Creekside Campout (Nov. 4-5)

Relive the simple life with a fun family campout! Activities include archery, kayaking, crafts, outdoor movie, night hikes, games, campfire, and s’mores. Tents will be on the field at the Rob Fleming Park Recreation Center, and activities will be held throughout the park in the amphitheater, trails, and open space. Check in begins at 1:00pm on Saturday and check out is 11:00am on Sunday. Learn More

Tomball Depot Day Fall Fest

The City of Tomball celebrates National Railroad Month every November at the annual Depot Day Fall Fest celebration. This one-day event features Lionel O-scale, Z-scale and G-scale model railroads mixed with classic fall fair attractions to the tunes of good old-fashioned country music and more. Enjoy carnival games, a pumpkin patch, festival foods, craft vendors, a kids’ zone and lots of fall-themed activities. Free admission and parking. The festival is held at Tomball Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball, TX 77375 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Learn More

Backyard Composting Class

Learn from Montgomery County Master Gardeners the simple, cost-effective way to enrich your yard and garden with compost made in your own backyard. No registration is required for this FREE class! The class is held from 10:00–11:30am at Parks, Recreation and Environmental Services, 8203 Millennium Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Learn More

FallFest + Artisan Market

Join Vibe Artisan Markets in welcoming fall at B-52 Brewing in Conroe from noon to 5:00pm with over 45 artisan vendors, delicious craft beer, live music from multiple bands, and food trucks. The event is free to attend, kid friendly, dog friendly, and parking is free. Learn More

Tomball VFW Post 2427 Salute to Veterans

Tomball VFW Post 2427 is hosting a Salute to Veterans event featuring cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. All proceeds support Post 2427’s building campaign. Salute to Veterans starts at 6:00pm at 14408 Alice Rd, Tomball, TX 77377. Learn More

Fair Trade Holiday Market (Nov. 4-5)

Invite your neighbors, family and friends to Lord of Life Lutheran Church to shop hand-crafted gifts from around the world. This curated selection of globally-sourced goods allows you to shop with purpose, while putting income into the pockets of artisans who rely on regular orders to support their families (and whose countries lack the safety net of social support programs). All items are fair trade and sustainably-made. Admission is free. The church is located at 3801 S Panther Creek Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Learn More

Texas Renaissance Festival (Oct. 7-Nov. 26)

Since 1974, there has been a magical kingdom about an hour north of the Houston area, where guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted world filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies and elves, pirates and peasants, and other fanciful delights. The Texas Renaissance Festival spans 8 weekends from October 7 to November 26, plus Thanksgiving Friday, from 9:00am–8:00pm. Learn More




Sunday, November 5, 2023

LLS Light The Night Event

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Texas Gulf Coast Region will celebrate its 2023 Light The Night® event at Town Green Park from 6:00-9:30pm. Communities across North America will join together at Light The Night carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer – white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. The funds raised through Light The Night are used to support LLS’s mission priorities: Research, Education & Support, and Policy & Advocacy. Through campaigns like Light The Night, LLS has invested more than $1.6 billion since its inception in research to advance breakthrough therapies. Learn More

Cars & Coffee for a Cause

Cars & Coffee for a Cause, hosted by The Woodlands Car Club, provides a morning gathering at Market Street to show off special vehicles within the car community the first Sunday of each month from 6:30–10:00am. The club collects coins/change to donate to Market Street’s “Change for Charities” program that benefits nonprofit organizations in Montgomery County. Learn More

Concert in the Park

Concert in the Park is a popular family tradition of music and fun for all ages, featuring local bands playing a variety of favorites from pop and rock to country from 5:30-7:30pm at Northshore Park on Sundays. Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Glass is prohibited. All entertainment is weather-dependent and subject to change. Snow cones available for purchase at all concerts. Learn More

Plan Ahead: Upcoming Events

Local Fall Festivals

Fall Festivals are happening all over The Woodlands area! Find out what’s coming up next here:

Fall Festivals in The Woodlands Area, Conroe, Tomball, Magnolia, Montgomery Hello Woodlands Guide

Local Veterans Day Events

Honor, thank, and celebrate our Veterans at these local events:

Veterans Day Events in The Woodlands Conroe Tomball Magnolia North Houston Area

Garrison Brothers Whiskey Dinner (Nov. 9)

License to Chill Bar & Cafe is partnering with Garrison Brothers Distillery, Texas’ first legal whiskey distillery, to bring you a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Enjoy a five-course meal paired with four of Garrison Brothers highest quality bourbon whiskeys. Join Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake Conroe at 6:30 p.m. for this unique dining experience! Cost: $135.00 per person (plus tax and service charge), Seating Limited, Reservations Required. Call 877-286-9590 or make a reservation online here.

Take the elevator home! After enjoying your Garrison Brothers dinner, why not stay for the night? Stay in a spacious guest suite for the low rate of $129.00 (plus tax and fees). Book Now

Rock the Row (Oct. 5 – Nov. 9)

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

The Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute (Nov. 11)

Honor the military men and women who have served our nation at The Woodlands Township Veterans Day Tribute at Northshore Park (NEW LOCATION) featuring live music, speakers, Presentation of Colors, and children’s activities. A special military Care Package Donation booth will be set up during the Veterans Day Tribute to accept donations of recommended items to be shipped to the troops. Download list of recommended Care Package items. The event will be held from 3:00 – 5:00pm. at Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381. Learn More

The Children’s Festival Dino Party (Nov. 11 & 12)

Stomp, chomp and roar into Children’s Festival November 11-12! Join The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for an epic two-day dinosaur adventure featuring Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live on the Main Stage plus hands-on activities, toddler fun, art projects, active adventures, and SO much more! Learn more

Exchange Pitfalls Online Course (Nov. 15)

Presented by Old Republic Title, the course will provide an overview to the rules, regulations, benefits, and potential hazards of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. This course will also highlight any potential pitfalls that may be encountered in a 1031 Exchange and how to navigate them for a successful 1031 Exchange. When registering for the course, please select: The Woodlands ORT and contact: Melissa Kaiser. Learn More

“The Artistic Legacy of Michael Frary: A Texas Modernist” Art Show Opening Reception (Nov. 16)

Join The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios from 5:00-8:00pm for the opening reception of “The Artistic Legacy of Michael Frary: A Texas Modernist” Art Show, A Retrospective of Michael Frary (1918-2005) and members of The Woodlands Art League at The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios located at 208 Nursery Rd. The Woodlands, TX 77380. The art show will be on display through January 12, 2024. Learn More

Big Top Shopping Festival (Nov. 18-19)

Admission is FREE to the Big Top Shopping Festival, where you can enjoy shopping, food trucks, live music, family fun, and more! The two-day event will be held at Heritage Place Park (Downtown Conroe), 500 Metcalf Street, Conroe TX 77301. Free Admission and strollers and wagons are welcome. The market is 100% outdoors. Free garage parking is located at 333 Simonton Street, Conroe, TX 77301. Learn More

Holly Jolly Jingle (Nov. 30)

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with Holly Jolly Jingle Thursday, November 30! It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the Main Stage showcases performances of familiar holiday medleys by hundreds of Conroe ISD student musicians. Concertgoers will be walking in a winter wonderland of activities when the gates open with a holiday art project, photos with Santa Claus and other holiday characters and pre-concert performances by local high school orchestras and choirs. All aboard for a ride on the Candy Cane Express for a merry good time starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Gold Lot. Tickets are not required for this free event which is generously sponsored by KPMG, LLC. Gates open at 6:00pm for the 7:00pm show. 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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