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Things to Do in The Woodlands Area This Weekend, Sept. 22-24

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Discover things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, September 22-24, including The Woodlands Renaissance Faire, a glowing nighttime adventure climb, a leadership summit, the Boots vs. Badges softball game, Pirate ‘n Mermaid Day, Groovfest, a moonlight kayak paddle, Oktoberfest, a dive in movie, and more!

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




Friday, September 22, 2023

Free Coffee for National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day is September 29, but you can celebrate all month long with free drip coffee at Scooters! Learn more about Scooter’s Coffee and view the menu at

Children’s Safe Harbor 25th Anniversary Luncheon

Children’s Safe Harbor is recognizing its 25th anniversary of serving abused and traumatized children in our community and the celebration of a permanent home. The luncheon keynote speaker is Margaret Hoelzer, a double Olympian and three-time Olympic Medalist in swimming, as well as a World Record holder. The luncheon will be held from 11:00am – 1:00pm at April Sound Country Club. Learn More

Glow in the Park!

Take a family or date night to new heights at Texas TreeVentures with a three-hour experience as lights illuminate the course from below, offering a totally new perspective! Adult Supervisor climber required for ages 6 – 12. Ages 6+. Three times offered. Texas TreeVentures is located at 6464 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77389. Learn More

Montgomery County Leadership Summit

The Montgomery County Leadership Summit is designed to encourage you to envision yourself as the hero of your own story, embodying the virtues and strengths you admire in leaders such as courage, compassion, and resilience. The summit will provide attendees with valuable insights, practical tools, and a network of like-minded individuals committed to integrating character-based leadership into their own professional journeys. The summit will be held from 8:30am to 1:30pm at The Jett Center at Woodforest Bank Stadium. Learn More

Live on the Lawn

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, September 23, 2023

Arts in the Park featuring The Woodlands Renaissance Faire

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

Boots vs. Badges Softball Game

Come enjoy a night of fun watching the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office play against The Woodlands Fire Department! Concessions will be sold. Admission is FREE! The game starts at 7:00pm at McCullough Jr High Baseball Field, 3800 S. Panther Creek Dr. Learn More

Run for Hope

Join Love Fosters Hope for the 12th Annual Run for Hope held at the beautiful Woodlands Waterway. You can participate in a 5K or 10K timed race and a 1 mile fun run/walk! Your support will benefit kids and teens in foster care who have been abandoned and neglected. Learn More

Montgomery County Funky Junque Market

Get a jump start on all your fall/holiday shopping while supporting local small business owners! The market will have over 125 vendors offering everything from women’s and children’s clothing, home, holiday and garden decor, gourmet food items, handmade and fashion jewelry, fashion trucks and so much more! $5 cash entry. Teachers, military and first responders with ID and children have free entry! The market will be held from 9:00am – 4:30pm at the Lone Star Convention Center. Learn More

Pirate ’n Mermaid Day

Board The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Jolly Roger and keep a close eye out for treasure and mermaids at Pirate ’n Mermaid Day! Land-ho; navigate your way through the museum with peg-legs and fancy tails to find the hidden treasure! The event is from 10:00am – 2:30pm at The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 West Panther Creek Drive #280. Learn More

Fall Fest Crafters and Artisan Market 2023

Enjoy shopping from a wide variety of local vendors, face painters, pictures in the pumpkin patch, kids crafts, a special character appearance, and lots more at the Fall Fest Crafters and Artisan Market. Admission is $1 or a can of corn, peas, or sweet potatoes as a donation to Society of Samaritans. The market will be held from 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Magnolia Event Center, 11659 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354. Learn More


GroovFest is an award-winning festival and a flashback to the days of Buddy Holly, the Doors, and the Beatles at the Tomball Depot Plaza. There will be groovy vendors, kids’ activities, delicious food, and magical music from the summer of love featuring The Fab 5 and more! Gates open at 11:00am. Admission and parking are free. Groovfest is held at Tomball Depot Plaza, 201 South Elm, Tomball, TX 77375 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Learn More

Family Movie: The Little Mermaid

Enjoy a Saturday movie at the South Regional Library! Bring the family to The Little Mermaid (PG) at 1:00pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be served. This is a come and go event from 1:00 – 4:00pm. Learn More

Artist Meet & Greet – Teri Clark

The Tomball Community Library presents a meet & greet with local artist Teri Clark. Learn about her technique, inspiration, and experience in art. Her art will be on view at Lone Star College – Tomball Community Library, 30555 Tomball Pkwy, Tomball, TX 77375. The meet & greet will be at 1:00pm in the Community Engagement Area and Meeting Room L129. Learn More

B-52 Oktoberfest

B-52 Brewing Co. will host its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 23 beginning at 2:00pm. B-52 is located at 12470 Milroy Ln, Conroe, TX 77304. Learn More

Christ Church Chancel Choir, The Woodlands Chorale, & The Woodlands High School Concert

Enjoy a combined concert with members of Christ Church Chancel Choir, The Woodlands Chorale, and members of the choir and orchestra at The Woodlands High School. The concert will include Faure’s Requiem and Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The concert starts at 7:00pm at Christ Church Methodist, 6363 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. Learn More

Moonlight Paddle

Join boat house staff for this unique opportunity to see Lake Woodlands by moonlight – on a kayak! Kayaks will be decorated with lights to help illuminate the way. Depart from Riva Row Boat House at 7:30pm and paddle out to Lake Woodlands to watch the moon rise over the water (weather permitting). Pre-registration is required. Learn More

Dive in Movie

Grab your family and friends and head to Creekwood Pool to splish splash and relax enjoying the hit Disney movie The Wild Life on the big screen! Fee (Per Person): $5; FREE for Season Pool Pass holders. Gates open at 8:00pm. All ages welcome. Learn More




Sunday, September 24, 2023

Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day Sunrise Service & Ceremony

All are welcome to join the Spring Creek Area TX18 Blue Star Mothers of America for the Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day Sunrise Service & Ceremony at Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe from 7:00-8:30am. Refreshments and social will follow the program. Learn More

Concert in the Park

Concert in the Park is a popular family tradition of music and fun for all ages, held from 5:30 - 7:30pm at Northshore Park on Sundays. Concert in the Park features local bands playing a variety of favorites from pop and rock to country. 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

Fall Festivals are going on 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

National Scarf Day Event (Sept. 27)

Celebrate National Scarf Day at Ardest Gallery from 10:00am to 2:00pm with a silk scarf painting demonstration and trunk show with artist Jill Targer. Learn more and view upcoming events and classes at

Ardest Gallery National Scarf Day

Spark Media Ignite Conference (Sept. 28-30)

The 2023 Spark Media Ignite Conference is the premier Christian podcast and communicators conference where creators, innovators, and enthusiasts unite to explore the limitless potential of the collaboration and growth. The conference will be held on September 28-30, 2023 at the Houston CityPlace Marriott at Springwoods Village located at 1200 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring, Texas, USA, 77389. This year’s event promises a star-studded lineup of industry experts, including former MTV VJ Adam Curry, Worship with  Shane & Shane & Kezia Alford, exclusive networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops designed to elevate your podcast to new heights. Learn More

Spark Media Ignite Conference

YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge (Sept. 28-30)

For the 23rd year, teams will race colorful, dragon-headed boats across Lake Woodlands, participate in games and enjoy friendly competition in support of the community-strengthening programs provided by The Woodlands Family YMCA. Free for spectators! Learn More

The John Cooper School Athletic Preview (Sept. 29)

You are invited to The John Cooper School Athletic Preview on Friday, September 29 from 5:30 – 6:30pm at One John Cooper Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381. All ages are welcome! Join The John Cooper School for their Homecoming Football Game after meeting with coaches and learning about the variety of top-notch athletic programs. The John Cooper School is a PK-12 independent, college preparatory day school that has been serving The Woodlands and greater Houston area since 1988. Learn More

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Awards Luncheon (Sept. 29)

At the Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes loyal members, board members, and team leaders, as well as the recipients of the Community Citizen of the Year, Chamber Volunteer of the Year, Diplomat of the Year, Top Influencer Under 40 and Chairman’s Award. The presentation of the awards follows The Chamber’s annual report while guests enjoy a seated lunch. The luncheon is from 11:00am – 1:30pm at The Woodlands Country Club, 100 Grand Fairway Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381. 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 9:00am - 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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