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JDRF Ride To Cure Diabetes

Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the money needed to fund research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a destination cycling experience. The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes offers:

  • Multiple fundraising and mileage options
  • Training with a certified coach in your local area
  • Ride destinations designed for riders of all fitness levels

Find a local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation bike ride near you! Details.

 

Visit Austin Best
Things to do in Austin, Texas!

Home and Garden Show Austin
August 18 - 20, 2017
Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

Come see stunning landscape displays and water features and get ideas for your own home. Talk directly with local landscapers who will answer your specific questions about your lawn and garden. Details.
Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon
Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 4pm
Congress Ave Bridge, 100 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX

1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 3 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts vendors,delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and other bat activities. Details.
13th Annual Bat Fest
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 4 P.M.
Congress Ave Bridge, 100 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX

What will you see at Bat Fest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 3 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts vendors,delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and other bat activities. Details.
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX

If you wanna beat the heat this summer then you gotta eat the heat! Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals. Details.
Pirelli World Challenge
September 2 - 3, 2017
Circuit of The Americas Austin, TX

Sports car racing enthusiasts don’t want to miss this unparalleled series at COTA. Top racers and race cars from around the world go head to head on the track for three full days of action. Details.
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
September 7 - 10, 2017
Various Locations Austin, TX

aGLIFF is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film fest in the Southwest and the largest LGBTQ cultural event in Austin. Experience the festival in September and watch for monthly screenings around town. Details.
Zilker Relays
Friday, September 8, 2017
Zilker Park Austin, TX

The Zilker Relays is a 10-mile team race. Each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks and music, make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages. Details.
Lone Star Le Mans
September 15 - 16, 2017
Circuit of The Americas Austin, TX

This three-day event is COTA's unique twist on the world's greatest sports car endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The weekend features live music, interactive displays, an open paddock and nearly nine hours of racing, finishing under the stars - all topped off with a dazzling fireworks show. Details.
Austin Museum Day
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Museums Across Austin Austin, TX

Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, this special day features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites. Details.
Fantastic Fest
September 21 - 28, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas Austin, TX

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from around the world. Details.
Fall Pecan Street Festival
September 23 - 24, 2017
Sixth Street Austin, Austin, TX

The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried music, arts and crafts festival held on historic Sixth Street. The show proudly features over 300 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work. Details.
Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Fiesta Gardens, Austin, TX

The Texas Craft Brewers Fest is the largest beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. This annual event features the best of Texas craft beer and displays the thriving beer community across the Lone Star State. Details.
5th Annual AustOberfest
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX

Austin Saengerrunde will open its doors to 5th Annual AustOberfest celebrating Central Texas German heritage with German-style sausage, lots of bier, contest stage, bowling & live music. Details.
Austin Bead Market
October 6 - 7, 2017
2525 W. Anderson Ln. #365, Austin, TX

You can now find wholesale and retail fashion accessories, gift merchandise, lapidary and beads at most Bead Market shows. Antique & Estate Beads, Gemstone, Glass, Crystal, Bali Beads, Metal Beads, Tools, Jewelry, Buttons, Lampwork, Seed Beads, Pearls, and more Details.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 6-8 & 13-15, 2017
Zilker Park Austin, Tx

Tacos, brews, vegan options and more. The ACL Eats Food Court at ACL Fest offers the most delicious festival food, drinks and sweets from Austin and the surrounding area’s favorite restaurants. Details.
Austin Heart & Stroke Walk
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Austin, TX

Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you! Details.
Walk MS: Austin
October 28, 2017
Diamond Dell

Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. Details.
2017 U.S. Vintage National Championships
November 2 - 5, 2017
Circuit of The Americas, Austin, TX

For the 5th consecutive year, old meets new in Austin when more than 400 competitors test iconic racing machines on COTA's state-of-the-art track! Come see some of the craziest, most charismatic and passionate racing to hit Circuit of The Americas this year. Details.
Austin Powwow
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Travis County Expo Center Austin, TX

Now in its 26th year and the largest of its kind in Texas, this festival features American Indian dancing, singing, arts & crafts and food. Details.
Austin Celtic Festival
November 4 - 5, 2017
Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX

This annual festival is also the largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas. The event is home to four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, sports, storytelling, workshops and more. Details.
Fossil Fest
November 4 - 5, 2017
Old Settler's Heritage Association Austin, TX

Bring the kids to the 27th annual Fossil Fest to meet scientists, dig for fossils, check out specimens from around the world and participate in family-friendly workshops Details.
Sound on Sound Festival
November 10 - 12, 2017
Sherwood Forest Austin, TX

Austin's newest progressive music festival, Sound on Sound, takes on Sherwood Forest this November. The festival promises three days of music by local, national and international touring indie rock, hip hop, punk, and dance acts. Details.
JDRF One Walk
Saturday, November 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road Austin, TX

JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We know you want to make a cure a reality too—and we can’t wait for you to join us! Details.
A Christmas Affair
November 15 - December 3, 2017
Palmer Events Center Austin, TX

The Junior League of Austin's A Christmas Affair hosts approximately 200-vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza which includes parties, children's events, a private shopping brunch, and the season's biggest celebrity, Santa! Details.
Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 23, 2017
The Long Center Austin, TX

ThunderCloud Subs' annual 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a great way to work up a Thanksgiving-sized appetite. Compete with the best of Austin or bring the kids for a more relaxed holiday jog. Details.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
November 24, December 24, 2017
The Marchesa Hall & Theatre Austin, TX

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show held in Austin. Open again for more than 15 years, the free Bazaar features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists - with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Details.

Visit Dallas/FortWorth Best
Things to do in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas!

STOCKYARD STATION - ANIMALS ALIVE!
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12 pm
Stockyard Station, 130 E. Exchange Avenue Fort Worth, TX

Join in on the lawns of the Livestock Exchange Building for armadillo races, pony rides, exotic animal presentations with Critterman, the Fort Worth Herd Cow Camp, the petting zoo, and more! Details.
27TH ANNUAL FALL FORT WORTH – TEXAS HOME & GARDEN SHOW
August 18, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 West Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, TX

The 27th Annual Fort Worth – Texas Home & Garden Show is the one event where you can visit with hundreds of companies for indoor and outdoor solutions. All under one roof! Shop a complete selection of pools and spas, contractors and remodelers, outdoor living and more. Details.
Halloween HauntFest Show
August 26 – 27, 2017
Mesquite Convention Center

If you love Halloween, this family friendly Halloween Convention is for you! Will help you throw the scariest Halloween party, make the coolest costume, and have the best decorated home in the neighborhood. Details.
FRIDAY ON THE GREEN
September 8 - October 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Magnolia Green Park, 1201 Lipscomb Street Fort Worth, TX 76104

Friday on the Green features the region’s best live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Details.
PRESERVATION IF THE ART OF THE CITY
September 8, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Fort Worth, TX

Each September Historic Fort Worth, Inc. produces a month-long multi-faceted event called Preservation is the Art of the City. In its 15th year, the art show and sale is comprised of almost 60 local artists who paint in a variety of mediums. Details.
Dallas Heart Walk
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Dallas, TX

Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you! Details.
OKTOBERFEST
September 21, 2017 - September 23, 2017
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street Fort Worth, TX

It’s like a small slice of Germany has somehow made its way to Fort Worth, Texas. Fort Worth Oktoberfest provides a profusion of German culture, but doesn’t forget to add that slight twist of Texas, making it an extra unique festival. The multi-day festival boasts beer gardens, craft beer, games, live music, German fare and more. Details.
Oktoberfest Run Und Ride
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street Fort Worth, TX 76102

The Fort Worth Oktoberfest Run Und Ride is on Saturday, September 23rd, in conjunction with Fort Worth's Oktoberfest. Presented by Run Project this race offers a scenic 15 or 25 mile bike ride or a 5K, 10K, or fun run on and around the Trinity River. Details.
Goodguys 25th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals
Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2017 at 8:00am
Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, TX

For all vehicles 1972 and older, we offer the opportunity for you to participate in and display your vehicle at the show with a "Show & Shine Registration" good for all three days of the event. Details.
Christmas in Cow Town
October 12 - 15, 2017
Will Rogers Memorial Center

Welcome to Christmas in Cowtown Holiday Gift Market! Come shop from our wide range of merchants while knowing you’re making a positive impact on your local community. Details.
THE HALLOWEEN HALF
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Gateway Park, 1701 N Beach Street Fort Worth, TX 76111-5943

Come party with us! We are putting the fun in to running. Funning anyone? Costume it up with your crew and enjoy our beautiful courses. This will be a loop from The Gateway Ballpark along the Trinity Trail system. Details.
FORT WORTH ZOO - BOO AT THE ZOO
October 27, - October 29, 2017
Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy Fort Worth, TX

The Fort Worth Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration is a family friendly event that offers entertainment and treat stations throughout the entire Zoo. In addition to trick-or-treating, guests of all ages will enjoy a live animal stage show at the Outdoor Learning Theater, a kids’ craft zone, carnival games, musical entertainment, stage shows and a day packed with Wild Encounter keeper chats. Details.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey Street Fort Worth, TX

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. Details.
Air Show
October 28 - 29, 2017
Fort Worth Alliance Airport, 2221 Alliance Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX

The Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is dedicated to creating a vibrant air show that gives back to the community and supports, sustains and grows our region’s aviation legacy by honoring our military and veterans, raising funds for local nonprofit organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and engaging and inspiring the future generation to explore a career in aviation. Details.
DAY OF GIVING
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 West Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, TX

Junior League of Fort Worth members join together on two Saturdays a year to promote voluntarism and the Junior League Mission throughout Tarrant County. Details.
Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience
November 18 - November 19, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 West Lancaster Avenue Fort Worth, TX

This is a FREE all handmade art & craft fair featuring the work of over 100 talented makers selling a wide variety of hand-crafted items. Support your local economy, shop for unique items & enjoy a free fun-filled event! Details.
PUMPKIN SPICE 5k, 10k & 15k
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street Fort Worth, TX

Join us the Saturday before Thanksgiving at Panther Island Pavilion for a race that is sure to help you celebrate the fall season. Runners will receive sweet treats on the stellar course and at the finish line. Details.
STOCKYARD STATION - PHOTO WITH SANTA
November 24, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Stockyards Station, 130 E. Exchange Avenue Fort Worth, TX

Come take photos with Santa this holiday season inside Stockyards Station. Cowboy Santa will be in his workshop and available to take pictures every Friday-Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 PM November 25th through December 24th Details.
Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov 24, 2017
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth TX

Begin your Thanksgiving Tradition at the Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk! This Fun Run/Walk is designed to accommodate every person in your family, workplace and neighborhood. Details.
JINGLE BELL RUN
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey Street Fort Worth, TX

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Details.
BMW Dallas Marathon
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Dallas Fort Worth

Whether you’re new to running or you’ve been running your whole life, we hope to see you on December 10, 2017! The BMW Dallas Marathon really does have a race for everyone. Details.

Visit FortBend Best
Things to do in Fort Bend, Texas!

Labor Day Back Yard BBQ
Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 9:00 am
George Ranch Home

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with period games and an old-fashioned 1930s barbecue at the George Ranch Home. Listen to period music while playing games from the past. Details.
Houston's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St Houston, TX

Houston's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is a celebrated culinary tasting event featuring over 40 of the region's top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, all united for one cause: making sure all children have the nutritious food they need, every day. Since 1988, this premier tasting event has raised over $2.5 million helping to end childhood hunger. Details.
The Gay 10K + 5K
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 at 7:00 am
WORTHAM Center 501 Texas St Houston, TX

Since it's formation, #TheGay10k has had a clear vision on how to make a positive impact in the LGBT community and beyond. This year we're proud to benefit Legacy Community Health! Details.
Texas Hot Sauce Festival
September 23 - 24, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Bayou City Event Center 9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX

Every year the kind hearted vendors amp up the heat on some of their products for the most coveted award of the Festival, People’s Choice, “The Hottest Hot Sauce at the Festival.” Details.
Fort Bend County Parade
Friday, September 29, 2017
Historic Court House in Richmond and proceed west down Hwy. 90-A to Jennetta Street in Rosenberg.

Parade spectators will be amazed as almost 200 entries wind their way from the Historic Court House in Richmond and proceed west down Hwy. 90-A to Jennetta Street in Rosenberg. The theme for this year is "Serving Youth Today for a Better Tomorrow" Details.
Fort Bend County Fair
September 29 - October 8, 2017
Fort Bend County Fair Grounds, Rosenberg Tx.

Through the years, the Fort Bend County Fair has grown into one of the largest and most successful fairs in the State. Residents of the county eagerly anticipate visiting with friends and neighbors at some of the many activities the Fair has to offer. Details.
10th annual Fluor Golf for Greater Houston golf tournament
September 24 – 26, 2017
Black Hawk and Shadow Hawk Country Club, Richmond, Texas

Calling All Golfers. A weekend filled with great golf and impressive lineup of events that you will not want to miss. Fluor Cares sponsors this Charity event annually raising funds to support organizations in the local community Details.
Project Walk Fun Run & Roll + Kids K
Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 at 7:30 am
Constellation Field- 1 Stadium Drive Sugar Land, TX

Join us for the 3rd Annual Project Walk Fun Run and Roll! With a 10K Handcycle, 10K & 5K Run and a Kids 1 Mile Run, we have something for the whole family! Details.
7th American Cancer Society Couture for the Cause “Garden Glitz”
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00pm
The Farmhouse at Harvest Green, a Johnson Development Community Richmond, Texas

We will host a fashion show by the pool featuring couture models! You don’t want to miss the wine pull, Big Board, “Whiskey and Diamonds” raffle and fabulous food from local restaurants. Please Join us for an unforgettable evening Details
Walk MS
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Sugar Land Memorial Park Sugar Land Tx

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. Details.
Scarecrow Fest Goes for the Gold
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Cross Creek Ranch, 6450 Cross CreekBend Lane.

Creative teams in peak condition will go for the gold — and a $1,000 grand prize —in the annual scarecrow-decorating contest. Registrants will be given $100 toward their creations. Details.
2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
University of Houston - Sugar Land 14000 University Blvd. Sugar Land, TX

Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Details.
Halloween Town
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Sugar Land Town Square (City Hall Plaza)

All little witches, superheroes, princesses and other creative characters are invited to bring their families and pets for an evening of friendly surprises and spooks. This event is free and open to the public. Details.
Photos With Santa
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00
Sugar Land Town Square 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land

Enjoy a free holiday photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Photos will take place in the lobby of 16190 City Walk. Details.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5 pm
Sugar Land Town Square (City Hall Plaza)

The steps of City Hall will light up with holiday cheer and entertainment as Mr. and Mrs. Claus bring their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square. This event is free and open to the public. Details.
New Year’s Eve on the Square
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Sugar Land Town Square (City Hall Plaza)

Enchantment, wonder, and fun can be expected New Year’s Eve on the Square celebration. This event is free and open to the public. Details.

Visit Galveston Best
Things to do in Galvston, Texas!

Galveston Sand Crab 5/10K/Kid’s Beach Mile
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 8:30 pm
East Beach-1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX

Run entirely on sand, the Sand Crab is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful Galveston Beach at night and have a few beers and other refreshments while listening to great music with other runners on a summer night. Details.
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
September 1 - 3, 2017
Moody Gardens

Head on down to Galveston Island over Labor Day weekend for the 7th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival - the largest, most comprehensive craft beer celebration at the beach! Details.
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
September 29 - 30, 2017
Yaga’s Entertainment, Galveston, TX

Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Official 5k, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, Live Music, Vendors, Kids Area and a Strand Merchant Walk-About! There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy! Details.
Galveston Heritage Festival & Sacred Place Tour
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
Kempner Park 27th & Avenue O

Book your passage now for the second annual Galveston Heritage Festival! Enjoy the music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and associations throughout the day while learning more about the early days of Galveston’s immigration movement. Details.
Galveston Greek Festival
October 14 - 15, 2017
Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 1824 Ball Street Galveston, TX.

Two full days of Opa! and YaSou!, the event features authentic food prepared on site, Greek wines, Greek beer, Craft beer, a live band, dancing, childrens’ activities, gifts, and tours of the Church. Details.
ARToberFEST
October 21-22, 2017 at 10am
Postoffice St, Historic Downtown Galveston.

Featuring over 100 artists! Art, food and fun in a beautiful, historic setting. Details.
Island Oktoberfest
October 27 - 28, 2017
First Lutheran Church

Galveston's Island Oktoberfest. Island Oktoberfest is hosted by First Lutheran Church and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company. The two-day festival takes place on the church grounds and streets Details.
Lone Star Rally
November 2 - 5, 2017
Galveston, TX

Get your motor running and head out on The Strand, where hot rod enthusiasts sport their riveting rides during the country’s largest four-day car and motorcycle show. Details.
Festival of Lights
November 11, 2017- January 7, 2018
MOODY GARDENS, INC. One Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas

As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than one million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. Details.
Thanksgiving at the Moody Gardens Hotel
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston TX

Give thanks and enjoy a bountiful feast with family and friends at the Moody Gardens Hotel’s annual Thanksgiving Day buffet. Held in the Frances Anne Moody Ballroom, indulge in delightful offerings such as roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread and much more! Menu and prices coming soon. Details.
Dickens on The Strand
December 1 - 3, 2017
Strand National Historic Landmark District, Galveston, TX

This popular festival takes attendees back to merry old England, as carolers and vendors in 19th-century garb celebrate the season with a Victorian twist along The Strand. Details.
Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show
December 15 - 25, 2017
Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554

Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show features a stellar cast of international performers from all corners of the world. The show includes amazing acrobats and aerialists, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy and much more, Directed by Lone Star Circus’ Creative Director Fanny Kerwich, an eighth generation circus performer. Details.
Midnight in the Gardens: A New Year's Eve Gala
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554

Say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018 at the Midnight in the Gardens New Year’s Eve Gala. On December 31, from 7:30pm to 1:00am, put on your finest black-tie attire and get ready to dance. Enjoy live music, an open bar, deluxe party favors, lavish buffet, Champagne toast and midnight balloon drop. Prices coming soon. Details.

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Visit Houston Best
Things to do in Houston, Texas!

Houston Restaurant Weeks
August 1 - September 4, 2017
Various Locations

Starting on August 1 you can enjoy delicious lunches, brunches and dinners at greater Houston's finest restaurants, from The Woodlands on the northside, and Galveston to the south. And it all benefits the Houston Food Bank. Details.
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer 5K
Saturday, August 12, 2017
410 Bagby st. Houston, TX US

Out/back certifed course run on Memorial Dr. starting at the Downtown Aquarium! DJ, food, softdrinks, prizes, fun stuffed animal age group winners, t-shirt, and lots of fun! Benefits Parrot Trust Fund. Details.
Blacklight Run
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W Houston, TX

The Blacklight Run™ is none other than the brightest, most fun 5K out there. At the Blacklight Run™ we aren’t focused on how fast or how far you can run, what type of exercise you enjoy, or if you’re an avid runner. Details.
5th Annual Pearland International Festival
September 15 - 16, 2017
Pearland Town Center 11200 Broadway Street, Pearland, Texas

The Pearland International Festival, an annual celebration of the cultural expansion and impression in Pearland, has announced the program and line-up changes for the 5th annual festival. The new line-up for the festival will include an intimate Friday evening concert followed by a full day of family activities and entertainment on Saturday. Details.
Running of the Bulls
Sunday, September 17, 2017
NRG Park Houston, TX

The Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B benefits the Houston Texans Foundation and Houston Methodist. Details.
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 6:30am
Minute Maid Park - Houston Astros 501 Crawford St Houston, TX

Register, form a team, and invite your friends and family to join. Or, join an existing team. Then, be a fearless fundraiser for the kids of St. Jude, and explore the cool gear you can earn. Details.
AIM Walk & Fun Run
Saturday, September 23, 2017
MD Anderson Cancer Center Valet Area - Mays Clinic - 1180 Pressler Street

Sign-up for an AIM Walk & Fun Run to support AIM’s efforts to find the CURE. Details.
Run Houston! University of Houston
Sunday, September 24, 2017
4500 Calhoun Road Houston, TX

VIRTUAL RACE OPTION - For those that want to earn their finisher's medal and custom race shirt and cannot make the live event, we have a virtual race option. Details.
Texas Renaissance Festival
Sep 30 - Nov 26, 2017
21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX
The Texas Renaissance Festival is the nation’s largest, most acclaimed Renaissance themed park. Each year, over 500,000 guests pass through the Festival’s gates and enter the magic of New Market Village, an authentically recreated 55 acre 16th century English township located 50 miles northwest of Houston, Texas. Details.
Komen Houston Race for the Cure ®
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Sam Houston Park - Downtown Houst

Be bold, Be fearless, Be more Race for the cure!! Details.
CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow
October 21 - 22, 2017
Ellington Airport | Houston
One of the top air shows in the United States, this premier Houston event is dedicated to showcasing vintage World War II aircraft, along with the thrills of modern aviation, and has supported a variety of local and national charities during its 30-year history. Details.
Run Houston Half & 10k
Sunday, October 29, 2017
1000 Bagby Street Houston, TX
The Houston Striders are excited to present the 2017 Houston Half & 10K event. Whether you are in training, a charity supporter, or craving a well-organized fun-filled experience, we will leave you with a smile on your face. Details.
IMPACT A HERO HALL OF FAME GALA
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.
Sugar Land Mariott Town Square

Impact a hero funds and facilitates the personal and proffesional growth of combat veterans and their caregivers. We remove barriers to their growth and provide opportunities for their progress. Details.
Quilt Festival
November 2 - 5, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
A fresh, fun, and exciting quarterly e-zine is your ticket into the world of quilts and the talented artists who create them from all over the world – delivered right to your inbox! Details.
Zombie Charge
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8 a.m
Richmond 22011 Southwest Freeway,, Richmond, TX

Zombies chase runners navigating 8–12 challenges—such as climbing walls and tunnels—set up throughout woodland trails, open fields, and muddy swamps. Details.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 9:30am
University of Houston - Lynn Eusan Park
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! Details.
Walk MS
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 8 a.m.
TDECU Stadium at UH Main Campus
Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Details.
H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m
Downtown Houston
Join us Thanksgiving morning, November 23, 2017 for the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Parade is located in downtown Houston and is free for all. For those who would like to purchase general seating, there will be an opportunity to do so on this site in the fall. Details.
The Nutcracker
Nov 25 - Dec 27, 2017
Wortham Theater Center- 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX
Snowflakes. Sword fights. Dancing dolls. And a Christmas tree that reaches the sky. Stanton Welch's opulent new production promises everything you love about The Nutcracker, brighter and more splendid than ever. Details.
HMSA Classical 25K
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Prairie Ave and Bagby St Houston, TX

THE race of the season! Thousands of runners from years past will tell you, you do NOT want to miss this race!" Details.

Visit Katy Best
Things to do in Katy, Texas!


Katy Summer Tailgate
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 4 p.m
No Label Brewery 5351 1st Street Katy, Texas

Our mission is to insure all Katy ISD students start the year off with the school supplies they need to be successful. Event features live local music, cold beer, food trucks, market vendors and a Fun Zone for kids and kids at heart. Details.
Blast to the Past Cruise In & Drag Racing
Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Lonestar Motorsports Park 9281 SW I 10 Frontage Rd Sealy, TX

Mind Blowing Rides On Display, Tara Table's Fodd Truck, Snow Cones by Just Chill Out, Vendor Midway, Music/Announcements, Raffles & Door Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, EXCLUSIVE SNAPCHAT FILTER, And Much More! Details.
Gymboree Parachute Playtime
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Heritage Square Katy, TX

Parachute Playtime! Third Wednesday of the month! in LaCenterra Courtyard! Details.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00am
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard Katy, TX
This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! Details.
37th Annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival
October 14 - 15, 2017
Historic Downtown Katy, Texas

The annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival is two big days of excitement and family fun with two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths, and more. Details.
Scarecrow Fest Goes for the Gold
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 am
Cross Creek Ranch, 6450 Cross CreekBend Lane.

Creative teams in peak condition will go for the gold — and a $1,000 grand prize —in the annual scarecrow-decorating contest. Registrants will be given $100 toward their creations Details.
Corner Store Country Run 5K
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:30 A.M.
Great Southwest Equestrian Center 2501 S Mason Rd. Katy, TX

The Corner Store Country Run 5K is for everyone—from serious runners to leisurely walkers, from lone rangers to family herds. You’re encouraged to dress in ‘yer finest country duds and stick around afterwards for what folks are calling the “best post-race ever,” a country fair with free sponsor swag, food, live music, carnival games and two free beer tickets for adults. Details.
Fall Fun Fest
Sunday, Oct 29, 2017
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

Come out and enjoy face painting, rock wall, fun activities under every tent, inflatables, arts and crafts, door prizes, music, performances on stage, HFM swag bags and more! Details.
Sip N Stroll Fall
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Villagio Town Center 22756 Westheimer Parkway, Katy

Villagio Town Center is home base to the bi-annual Katy Sip n Stroll where 1,500+ Katy neighbors can take part in the silent auction and wine pull befitting The Ballard House. Details.
8th Annual Pot of Gold Golf Classic
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM
The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch 23030 Cinco Ranch Boulevard Katy, TX

Golf Club at Cinco Ranch – Monday, November 6, 2017. 11:00 AM Registration & Breakfast, 1:00 AM Shotgun Start, 6:00 PM Awards Luncheon, Auction & Raffle Details.
LaCenterra Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 18, 2017 4 p.m.
LaCenterra, Heritage Square Katy, TX,

Holiday crafts and activities, face painting, performances by local artists and choirs, photos with Santa, food and beverages available for purchase Details.
15th annual YMCA Turkey Dash
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 6:45 AM
22807 Westheimer Pkwy, Katy, TX

Whether you’re a veteran runner or participating in your first race, we have an event for you, including a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Kids Race and 1 Mile Walk/Run. We also have the best post-race party packed with food, giveaways, a photo booth and a kids fun zone. Details.

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Visit San Antonio Best
Things to do in San Antonio!

Labor Day weekend in San Antonio
September 1 - 4, 2017
(Various Locations) Down Town San Antonio, TX

A Labor Day Weekend trip to San Antonio, Texas will be just the thing to cap off your summer. Whether you want to take a leisurely stroll along the famous River Walk, explore the San Antonio Zoo or tour The Alamo, you'll find plenty of great things to do on the last weekend of summer there.The American history buff will be especially happy in San Antonio with the wide array of historic sites and attractions. Details.
San Antonio World Heritage Festival
September 6 - 10, 2017 at 10 a.m.
The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX

The World Heritage Festival is an annual collaborative event to celebrate and promote our San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and raise funds to preserve, maintain, promote, and connect. Start your festival with a visit to a new special exhibit,The San Antonio Story, enjoy a sunset picnic including locally sourced fare at one of the famed missions, explore the illuminated past at Mission Concepction, and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site Missions on foot or by bike! Details.
Tour De Las Misiones Bike Ride
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Mission Park Pavilion, 6030 Padre Drive, San Antonio, TX at 8:00 a.m.

Organized in partnership with Earn-A-Bike Co-op, the World Heritage Tour de las Misiones Bike Ride will kick off with an organized Bike Tour where registered participants will begin their 7, 14 or 22 mile ride beginning and ending at Mission Park Pavilion #1. Participants will tour the Southside of San Antonio and The Alamo stopping at each Mission where educational opportunities and activities will be available. Details.
Tour De Las Misiones 5k and 10k Walk
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Mission Park Pavilion, 6030 Padre Drive, San Antonio, TX at 8:00 a.m.

Organized in partnership with the America’s Walking Club (AVA), the World Heritage Tour de las Misiones 5k and 10k walk will start with an organized Walk where registered participants will enjoy a 5K or 10K Walk through the scenic River Walk: Mission Reach and Mission San Jose. The Walk will be begin and end at Mission Park Pavilion #1. Details.
A Salute to Texas Quilt Show
Sep 22 - 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM
San Antonio Event Center 8111 Meadow Leaf Drive 410 & Marbach San Antonio, TX
The Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild presents a judged quilt show with over 300 quilts from traditional to modern with a Boutique, Raffle Quilt, over 40 vendors, a variety of live demonstrations, selections from the National 2016 Hoffman Challenge, student textile displays from University of Incarnate Word, and Door Prizes. Details.
SeaWorld San Antonio Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular
September 29 - October 29, 2017
SeaWorld San Antonio 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX

Make your way through a night of terror with six scare zones, five haunted houses, creepy live entertainment and nighttime roller coaster rides that bring your nightmares to life. Details.
Oktoberfest
October 6 - 14, 2017
Beethoven Maennerchor 422 Pereida St. , San Antonio, TX

Celebrate the region’s German heritage with music, food and dancing. And plenty of beer. Details.
Zoo Boo
Weekends in October
San Antonio Zoo

Zoo Boo! will be offered every Saturday and Sunday in October - that's ten days of affordable Halloween fun for the entire family. Zoo Boo is included with general zoo admission, and FREE for zoo members. Details.
Mala Luna Music Festival at Lone Star Brewery
October 28 - 29, 2017
Lone Star Brewery 600 Lone Star Blvd., San Antonio, TX

Mala Luna Music Festival is proud to call an amazing city like San Antonio home! In a city with such an incredibly unique culture and history, Mala Luna strives to curate the freshest sounds and experiences for the people of Texas & surrounding areas to enjoy. Details.
Dia De Los Muertos
Oct 28 - 29, 2017
La Villita Historic Arts Village 418 Villita St., San Antonio, Texas
The annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration brings together traditional art and culture with the best in live music entertainment to create a two-day destination event for the City of San Antonio to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Details.
Luminaria
November 10 - 11, 2017
Downtown San Antonio
Luminaria is an evening public arts festival that draws over 30,000 people annually to downtown San Antonio to celebrate the arts. It is free of charge and family-centric. Expect to be immersed in music, dance, film, literary arts, theater and visual arts. Details.
Ford Holiday River Parade
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 5 pm
Arnerson River Theatre 418 Villita, San Antonio, Texas
The 35th annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition drawing over 40,000 people annually. It offers a spectacular parade along the San Antonio River walk featuring 26 illuminated floats decorated for 2017 theme. Details.
Ford Fiesta De Las Luminarias
Dec 2 - 18, 2017
San Antonio River Walk
Experience the holiday serenity of the River Walk as you stroll along the lush banks of the San Antonio River guided by more than 3,000 luminarias. Details.
Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
December 2 - 3, 2017
Various Locations, San Antonio, TX
Join us in San Antonio in 2017 for our series-wide celebration of 20 Years Running! Details.
Valero Alamo Bowl
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Alamodome, 100 Montana, San Antonio, TX

Major college football comes to the Alamodome during this post-season collegiate bowl game featuring the top Pac-12 and Big 12 teams. Details.
Celebrate San Antonio
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Ring in the New Year San Antonio style! Enjoy spectacular fireworks, live music on multiple stages, food booths, family activities and more. Details.

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Visit Sugar Land Best
Things to do in Sugarland, Texas!

Farmers Market at Imperial Sugar Land
August 12, 2017 at 9:00am
198 Kempner Street, Sugar Land, Tx

The Farmers Market is truly a gem in the Imperial crown. Open every Saturday, rain or shine. it features a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh, homemade prepared foods, beautiful artwork, artisan jewelry, soaps, coffees, etc. Details. Giving Spirits Concert
Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:30 am
Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land

Come out to enjoy live pop variety music from Genre Band, a hot new Houston-born entertainment group that brings together top hits from your favorite classics! Also, learn more about The Alzheimer's Association. Details.
Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry
Tuesday, September 19, at 6:00 pm
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St Houston, TX

Houston's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is a celebrated culinary tasting event featuring over 40 of the region's top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, all united for one cause: making sure all children have the nutritious food they need, every day. Details.
The Jaguar Club of Houston's 40th Annual Concours D'elegance Car Show
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00am
Sugar Land Town Square 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land

Calling all car enthusiasts: Come see some of the slickest Jaguars on display in the plaza as they celebrate their 40th year! Details.
Halloween Town
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Sugar Land Town Square (City Hall Plaza)

All little witches, superheroes, princesses and other creative characters are invited to bring their families and pets for an evening of friendly surprises and spooks. This event is free and open to the public. Details.
Photos With Santa
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:00
Sugar Land Town Square 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land

Enjoy a free holiday photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Photos will take place in the lobby of 16190 City Walk. Details.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5 pm
Sugar Land Town Square (City Hall Plaza)

The steps of City Hall will light up with holiday cheer and entertainment as Mr. and Mrs. Claus bring their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square. This event is free and open to the public. Details.
New Year’s Eve on the Square
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Sugar Land Town Square (City Hall Plaza)

Enchantment, wonder, and fun can be expected New Year’s Eve on the Square celebration. This event is free and open to the public. Details.

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