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Things to Do in The Woodlands Area This Weekend, Sept. 8-10

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Discover things to do in The Woodlands area this weekend, September 8-10, including a lazy river 5k, a kid’s fishing derby, a dinosaur scavenger hunt, an exotic pet & reptile show, an artists’ opening reception, an adoption event, a family movie night in the park, a county fair, and more!

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




Friday, September 8, 2023

Coffee & Support

Canopy is a cancer survivorship on the campus of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center. Canopy is open to men and women, no matter where you were treated, and for any kind of cancer. If your life has been impacted, whether you were the patient or the caregiver, you have a safe haven at Canopy. Join Canopy every Friday at 10:00 am for Coffee and Support. Learn More

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


Live on the Lawn

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

Keep Houston Free Gala

Redeemed Ministries’ annual Keep Houston Free Gala is an opportunity to come together each year to highlight the work that’s been accomplished throughout the year and to look toward the future. This year the ministry will celebrate 13 years of safe house operation. Redeemed Ministries operates an 8-bed restoration home in the greater Houston area for adult domestic survivors of sex trafficking with a trauma-informed, victim-centered approach. While in the program, which is 100% free of cost to them, they receive comprehensive, wrap-around services. On September 8th, learn how you can become a part of their journey to life long healing. The gala will be held from 6:00-10:00pm at Church Project, 602 Pruitt Rd, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Learn More

Bellamy Brothers

Dosey Doe – The Big Barn presents the Bellamy Brothers at 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Ticket price includes three course meal. Learn More

Piano on the Plaza

Head to City Place Plaza and to enjoy some live music by the Eric Charles Duo (lounge variety) in the park from 6:30 – 8:30pm. City Place Plaza is located at 1250 Lake Plaza Drive, Spring, TX. Learn More

Experience ELLE Pop-Up

Join Experience ELLE for a Night of Hope on Friday, September 8 at 7pm at Black Walnut Cafe in The Woodlands! The night will encompass a time of worship, preaching/teaching and prayer. Men, women and children ages 12+ are welcome to attend. Come expectant + hungry to receive a mighty encounter with the Lord! Register for the FREE event at




Saturday, September 9, 2023

“Noun: People, Places, Things” Opening Reception

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. The new Ardest Gallery exhibition, “Noun: People, Places, Things,” will feature works by Texas artists juried by Sheng Kuan Chung. The opening reception will be held from 4-8:00 pm at Ardest Gallery, 25200 Grogan’s Park Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Learn More

Montgomery County Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Come join Montgomery County Animal Shelter for a dog adoption event at American Furniture Warehouse on the South 45 feeder at River Plantation (12310 I 45 South, Conroe, TX) from noon to 4:00 pm. The shelter will have several pups onsite – already spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go home with you! Learn more about Montgomery County Animal Shelter at

Lazy River 5K

Join The Woodlands Township for the 2nd Annual Lazy River 5K event, this year with even more options, including 1 mile! Run or walk against the current (10 laps equals 1 mile). Families are invited to cheer you on as you race! Space is limited. Fee includes registration, free event shirt and a medal upon completion. The Rob Fleming Aquatic Center is located at 6535 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77389. Learn More

2nd Saturday at The Depot Family Movie Night

Grab lawn chairs, blankets and your favorite snacks and head to the Tomball Depot Plaza, 201 S Elm St, Tomball, TX 77375, for family fun at the 2nd Saturday at The Depot. The family movie is Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, an animated film about a hound who finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them. The movie starts at dusk (about 7:45 p.m.) but get there early for fun activities, including demonstration from Icon Martial Arts, a rock climbing wall, obstacle course, and more! The event is free, but snow cones and popcorn will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome to join! Learn More

Kid Fishing Derby

The Kid Fishing Derby is a free fishing event for kids ages 16 & younger. The event will be held at a new location, 10245 Owen Dr, Conroe, TX 77304, beginning at noon. Register on site the day of the event. You may use your own gear or use a pole and bait from the limited amount of supplies available. Trophies awarded immediately following the final measuring of fish. Stick around for the Kiwanis Kid’s Day at the Park from 11:00am-2:00pm at the same location. Learn More

Painting on the Lake

Have you ever wanted to paint on a kayak and capture a nice spring day on a canvas? If so, this event is for you! If you are looking for inspiration, or a new hobby, come join this unique experience. All necessary equipment is provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Kayaks depart from Riva Row Boat House, 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands, TX 77380 at 9:00am. Learn More

Dinosaurs of Texas Scavenger Hunt

Search for and learn about dinosaur and prehistoric animals that roamed in Texas using a trail map, scavenger hunt and educational signage! Ages 4+. The scavenger hunt is from 11:00am – 1:00pm at Rob Fleming Recreation Center, 6464 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77389. Learn More

Emory Glen County Fair

Emory Glen is celebrating the opening of its amenity complex with an Emory Glen County Fair. A Ferris wheel, chair swings and a bungee jumparoo will be among the carnival rides, and food trucks selling funnel cakes, Kona shaved ice, and more will be on hand. There will also be carnival games, free popcorn, free cotton candy and lawn games. Local artisans will be selling unique gift items. The fair is from noon to 4:00pm at Emory Glen Alcove Pavilion, 21500 FM 1488, Magnolia, Texas. Learn More

HERPS Exotic Reptile & Pet Show (Sept. 9-10)

Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, inverts, feeders, supplies and more are all available for purchase to the public at discounted prices at The Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Rd, Conroe, TX, 77303 on Saturday and Sunday. Learn More

5 Seconds of Summer

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presents 5 Seconds of Summer with Meet Me @ The Altar live onstage at 8:45 pm. Gates open at 6:45 pm. Learn More




Sunday, September 10, 2023

Concert in the Park Featuring First Responders Day

Concert in the Park is a popular family tradition of music and fun for all ages, held from 5:30 - 7:30pm at 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. Snow cones available for purchase at all concerts. This special Concert in the park will honor local first responders. Food vendors onsite will be providing special offers for first responders. The band is Texas Sundown Band (Variety). Learn More

Plan Ahead: Upcoming Events

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

“Inspired by Nature: Watercolor and Paper Weaving” Opening Reception (Sept. 21)

Join us on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00pm for the Opening Reception of the “Inspired by Nature: Watercolor and Paper Weaving” Art Show, featuring art by Cynthia Reid and members of The Woodlands Art League, at The Woodlands Art Gallery & Studios located at 208 Nursery Rd. The Woodlands, TX 77380. Learn more at

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

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

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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