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Haunted Houses & Halloween Attractions in Texas
October 2016
All over Texas

Looking for a good scare? If you're in Texas, then you've come to the right place! TexasHauntedHouses.com is the place to find all the best haunted houses, corn mazes, and Halloween happenings in Texas – helping you, your friends and family get the most out of the season. Whether you're looking for family friendly fun such as pumpkin picking or kid-friendly events for the little ghouls, or you and your friends are looking to spend a night filled with fright, TexasHauntedHouses.com has the scoop on all the haunts in your area, as well as comprehensives details including Fright Factor, days & hours of operation, cost, and more. Details.

 


 

Houston Super Bowl
Game Day, Sunday, February 5, 2017

Give Texans the opportunity to put on a big show and they will never disappoint. The countdown for Super Bowl LI is still more than 350 days away, but that doesn’t mean Houstonians are waiting when it comes to representing their hometown. There are plans for a large, free to the public celebration in the area around Discovery Green which will have attractions and concerts to bring people in for the week prior to the Super Bowl. Check back often!! Details.

 


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!

2016 Austin Gem and Mineral Show
October 21 - 23, 2016
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX

Over 30 dealers with a great selection of fine gems, minerals, jewelry, fossil, meteorites and more! Just in time for the holidays. Details.
Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Cedar Park, TX

Set for its 3rd annual running here in this suburb of Austin on the weekend before Halloween, the Half Marathon is designed to be mostly flat with some downhill sections through a series of residential neighborhoods, at which runners are welcome to wear their craziest costumes — or not. Details.
Ironman 70.3 Austin
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Austin, TX

Nicknamed the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas plays host to one of the only indoor finishes on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit. Details.
Run with the Heroes 5K
Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Camp Mabry 2200 W. 35th St Austin, TX

This event features both competition and fun for all skill levels; it’s a day of community and enjoyment with friends and family! Each year, the race honors all fallen heroes and their families from the Fire, EMS, and Police first responder agencies Details.
20th Annual Austin Empty Bowl Project
Sunday, November 20th, 2016 11am - 3pm
Central Texas Food Bank 6200 Metropolis Dr., Austin TX

We hope you will join us to help feed Austin's hungry while enjoying gourmet soups, live music and a great selection of ceramics bowls from local potters. Details.
Trail of Lights Fun Run
Saturday, December 3, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

The Fun Run is an exciting 2.1 mile run under 2 million+ lights followed by a Finish Line Festival with DJ entertainment and expo. Details.
Austin Boat Show
January 19 - 22, 2017
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

There’s something for everyone! In addition to great deals on boats and marine gear, a day at the show promises plenty of family friendly entertainment. There’s a Kids’ Zone featuring fun activities for young mariners. If you’re interested in improving or enhancing your boating skills, the boater education program offers a terrific line-up of free boating, fishing and sailing seminars every day of the show. Details.
Eeyores Birthday Party
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Pease Park Austin, TX

The Birthday Party is a fund-raiser to benefit non-profit groups in Austin. Lots of groups will be selling hot and cold food (including vegetarian), soft drinks, juices, spring water, and Texas beer at the event. Look for commemorative Eeyore Birthday Party T-shirts. Details.

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

State Fair of Texas
September 30 - October 23, 2016
Fair Park 1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX

A 24-day showcase of entertainment, exhibits and competition, it's presented in Dallas each fall in historic Fair Park, a 277-acre complex recognized for its beautiful landscaping and unique collection of art deco architecture. Details.
WOKC Spooktacular Sprint for the Children
Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Lone Star Park 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX

Choose from a 1-mile Fun Run or a 5K course. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male/female overall & Masters’ division winners, and awards will be given in each age category. Details.
The King Of The Hill Dash
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Village Creek MX 4840 Shelby Rd Fort Worth, TX

The king of the hill dash is a quest that will challenge both mind and body. Are you ready to embrace a new fitness experience? You will be challenged to conquer some tough hills and challenging terrains that will take place on a Motor Cross Track! Details.
Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
Thursday, Nov 24, 2016
Dallas City Hall Plaza

Proceeds from the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot benefit a wide diversity of YMCA programs that are strengthening our community including afterschool programs across 80 school sites, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Cancer Collaborative, YMCA Urban Swim and Make a Splash Programs, Play and Learn Program and scholarships for disabilities. Details.
Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon
Thursday, Nov 24, 2016
Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey St Fort Worth TX

Runners and race walkers from all over the community are welcome to come out and participate in the 2016 Holiday 5000 Thanksgiving Day Run. Whether you are a competitive runner, mid-pack runner, jogger or walker, everyone has a good time Details.
Ugly Sweater Run
Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Ballpark at Arlington 1000 Ballpark Way #400 Arlington, TX

Last year, more than 800 runners and Family Fun Run participants made the Home for the Holidays 5K and Family Fun Run a huge success, raising more than $46,000 for homeless families and individuals. Think we can top that in 2016? Register now and sign up your friends! Details.
BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon and Behringer Relay
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Dallas, TX

The Marathon offers participants a unique running experience with a course full of historic landmarks, lively neighborhoods and beautiful scenery. Charity Program partners play a vital role in supporting the success of the BMW Dallas Marathon and related events by providing both runners and volunteers. Details.
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Cotton Bowl Stadium 3750 Cotton Bowl Circle Dallas, TX

The bowl game serves as one of several Heart of Dallas Foundation events aimed at inspiring Dallas millennials to be the next generation of influencers and philanthropists. Demonstrating this commitment to philanthropy, past Heart of Dallas Bowl profits have gone to benefit charities serving the homeless population in Dallas. This year’s game will honor first responders and their families. Details.

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

Fort Bend County Fair
September 23 October 2, 2016
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.
2016 Health & Wellness EXPO
Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Brazos Pavilion Conference Center 1665 Southwest Frwy Sugar Land TX
An opportunity to showcase the best, transformative, most innovative ideas, products and services that can directly impact the doctor, staff and patients. Details.
Cowboy Up
Saturday, October 1, 2016 7:00 p.m.
George Ranch Arena 10215 FM 762 Richmond, TX

Each ticket includes scrumptious barbeque dinner, live concert performance, dancing and live auction. Every dollar counts and goes to the betterment of the children. Details.
The Great Grow
Sunday, October 2, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Sugar Land Memorial Park Pavilion Sugar Land, TX

Children’s Activities Including Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Face Photo Booth, Raffle Prizes, Live Bee Hive, Monarch Display, Pollinator Habitat Plant Sale from Treesearch Farms, and Much More. Details.
Katy Rice Harvest Festival
October 8 – 9, 2016
Ave B and C, 2nd, and 3rd St. Historic Downtown Katy, TX

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.
7th Annual Pot of Gold Golf Classic
Friday, October 14, 2016
Cinco Ranch Golf Club 23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX

We are in preparation of our 7th Annual Pot of Gold Golf Classic benefiting the Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room. Proceeds received from the golf tournament help fund the most basic needs such as clothing, baby formula, school supplies, toiletries and bedding. Details.
All Aboard! The Whistle Stop Gala
Saturday, October 15, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Safari Texas Ranch 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX

We hope you'll join us dressed in your patriotic red, white or blue to raise funds to keep your FAVORITE rr museum "chugging along." Proceeds from this year’s event will support general operating needs for the Museum. Details.
7th Annual Scarecrow Festival
Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Cross Creek Ranch Cross Creek Bend Ln, Fulshear, TX

Besides the collection of creative, full-size scarecrows, families will enjoy live music, a Carnival, food trucks, apple bobbing, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more Details.
Jaguar Dash 5K
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sartartia Middle School 8125 Homeward Way Sugar Land, TX

Proceeds will be utilized for the track renovation and other various projects on campus benefitting all students at Sartartia Middle School. Details.
Mad Hatter Steampunk Adventure
Friday, October 28, 2016 6:30 p.m.
Safari Texas Ranch 11627 FM 1464, Richmond, TX

Benefiting Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels! Fort Bend Seniors is committed to helping seniors remain independent by enhancing their quality of life through services and resources. Details.
Walk MS: Sugar Land
Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:oo a.m.
Sugar Land Memorial Park 15300 University Blvd Sugar Land, TX

This is a 1 mile/5K walk that 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. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever. Details.
Hauntcert
Friday, October 29, 2016
Sugar Land Town Square 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX

The Orchestra presents a concert of spectacularly spooky music to send a chill down your spine — costume contest included. Break out your Halloween costume and join the FBSO for a spooky afternoon of fun with a Trunk or Treat at 1:15 pm, concert at 2 pm, and a costume parade during intermission (no registration needed)! Details.
The Sugar Plum Market
November 4 - 5, 2016
Stafford Centre 10505 Cash Rd Stafford, TX

The Market has been “MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT” in Fort Bend County for 15 years. With your help, we can continue to change the lives of so many in our community. Every sponsorship, Preview Night and General Admission ticket, raffle ticket, concessions and bar purchase, and valet fee help us give back even more money to our worthy beneficiaries Details.
Crimson & Gold 10K
Saturday, November 5, 2016
St. John XXIII Preparatory 1800 West Grand Parkway N, Katy TX

This one of a kind road race will feature an unique post-race experience complete with yummy food, fall festival-type games and a real hometown pep rally feel. Proceeds of the event benefit St. John XXIII College Preparatory. Details.
5KRunDead Zombie Run
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sugar Land Memorial Park 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX

5KRunDead zombie runs will exceed your expectations for fun! 100% of proceeds will benefit research on Alzheimer's disease. Get Ready to Survive! Details.
Santa at LaCenterra
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Central Green at La Centerra Katy 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX

Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras! Also make sure to stick around from 4 p.m to 6 p.m for the traditional tree lighting ceremony presented by Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Details.
LaCenterra Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Central Green at La Centerra Katy 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX

Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital | West Campus. We will have many fun activities for you and your families, so please join us as we kick off the holiday season at LaCenterra! Details.
Sugar Land Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:30 a.m.
Finish Line Sports 13895 SW Frwy Sugar Land, TX

OIN US for a great local Thanksgiving Morning Family TRADITION! Dress up in your BEST Thanksgiving costume! Winners will receive a $100 Finish Line Sports gift certificate and a comp entry next year. Winners are determined the following week from www.raceshots.net photos by FLS committee. Happy Thanksgiving! Details.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Sugar Land Town Square

The Ceremony will be a magical evening with close to 10,000 attendees to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with Santa! Attendees will enjoy an evening of enchantment with a mixture of community’s most popular performers. Details.
Old Fashioned Katy Christmas Festival
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Historic Downtown Katy, TX

We invite you and your family to an Old Fashioned Katy Christmas Festival hosted by Katy Market Days in partnership with the City of Katy. It will feature produce, arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, gifts, carolers, food, entertainment, and 50,000 lbs. snow arriving at noon along with Santa. You can get your picture taken with Santa too! Details.
Texas10 - Katy
Sunday, December 4, 2016 7:30 a.m.
Morton Ranch High School 21000 Franz Rd, Katy, TX

As the next to the last stop on the Texas 10 Series “Race To The Armadillo Cup”, runners are sure to score some crucial points in their quest for the ARMADILLO CUP, on the streets of Katy. As a 12-point race, we are sure to see a full field at Texas10 Katy with the always popular post race “CRAZY CASH GIVE AWAY”and clubs vying for valuable points in their quest to be crowned TEN GALLON CUP champions. Details.
The Brazos Bend 100
December 10 - 11, 2016
Brazos Bend State Park 21901 FM 762 Rd, Needville, TX

The course is the fastest trail in Texas trail running. The course is 99.9% flat with only one place where the hill is 10 feet. Other than that you will be running on flat surface that moves from hard crushed rock, soft trail under canopy and easy horse trails as well. Details.
2017 “Changing Lives and Giving Hope” Dinner
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Sugar Creek Country Club 420 Sugar Creek Blvd, Sugar Land, TX

Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse has helping our residents since 1976. The 2017 Honorees will be community advocates Ann and Jeff Council. Ann was one of the organization’s original Board members, and the Councils have long been supporters of FBRC. Sponsorships are available. Details.

Visit Galveston Best
Things to do in Galvston, Texas!

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner
Tuesdays through Fridays in October, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX

During the tour, staff guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel which is then followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Details.
Galveston Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Monday, October 3, 2016
Moody Gardens Golf Course 1700 Sydnor Ln, Galveston, TX

Join us for good networking, greens and golf! Over $2,000 in prizes + a "Super Raffle" containing many prizes and fabulous door prizes!! Details.
International Sea-Bean Symposium & Beachcombers Festival
October 14 - 15, 2016
NOAA 4700 Ave U Building 216 Galveston, TX

Expect to be able to chat with beachcombers, oceanographers, scientists, nature writers…discuss and answer your questions about ocean treasures, world currents - What are Sea-Beans? What is Flotsam? Messages in Bottles, Rafts, Seaweed, Sea Turtles, lost Nikes and lost LEGOS! Details.
ARToberFEST
October 15 - 16, 2016
Postoffice St between 21st and 23rd St Galveston, TX

This year artwork will be presented in thirteen media styles including clay, glass, jewelry, painting, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, photography, digital media, textiles, wood and metal. All works will be presented in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by a variety of antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants located around the ARToberFEST venue. Details.
Galveston Island Greek Festival
October 15 - 16, 2016
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 1824 Ball Galveston, TX

The gift shop will feature Greek Christmas ornaments, icons, jewelry, paintings, dolls from Greece, stefana (wedding crown) boxes and much more. Grocery items will include olive oil, olives, pasta, and imported canned goods. Look for unique and hard to find imported items great for gift giving. Details.
Oni-Con 2016
October 28 - 30, 2016
Galveston Island Convention Center 5600 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX

The convention typically offers anime rooms, art show and auction, concerts, contests, a dance, a dealer's room, demonstrations, industry guests, LARP, masquerade, panels, video games, and voice actors Details.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) silent film – with Rob Landes
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, TX

Prepare yourself for another “Howling Halloween” as organist Rob Landes accompanies this Universal Studios movie extravaganza, a feature film that cemented the studio’s position through the 1940s as “The House of Horror.” Details.
Festival of Lights
November 12, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Moody Gardens Convention Center 7 Hope Blvd. Galveston, TX

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights, the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast! See Santa parachute in on opening day. Walk the mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink. Details.
Dickens on The Strand
December 2 - 4, 2016
2300 Strand Galveston, TX

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on five stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items Details.
Holiday Half Marathon
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX

There's something for everyone in your family during the weekend and we hope you'll join us for a spectacular weekend of family friendly events along with a great half marathon & 5K! Great course, great volunteers, great post race!! Details.
Holiday with the Cranes
December 9 - 11, 2016
Various Locations Galveston, TX

Holiday with the Cranes is a new island experience that offers nature enthusiasts a unique opportunity to spend a weekend observing and celebrating the flocks of Sandhill Cranes that migrate through Galveston each winter. Events include indoor and outdoor nature activities and presentations, combined with the arts and ambiance of historical Galveston Island. Details.
“Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show"
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Moody Gardens Convention Center 7 Hope Blvd. Galveston, TX

Presented in a “cirque” style, the show includes soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, amazing aerialists, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy and much more. All of this coupled with a sumptuous Holiday Buffet Dinner prepared by renowned Moody Gardens Executive Chef Felipe Gonzalez. Details.

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Visit Houston Best
Things to do in Houston, Texas!

Autumn Art and Texas Wine Festival
October 1 - 2, 2016
Old Town Spring TX

You will be able to taste wines from around the great Lone Star State while strolling through some great original art from many of the states talented artists. Also grab a glass of wine and visit one of our 150 quaint shops. You will relax as you enjoy walking shop to shop on our beautifull tree-lined streets. Details.
Texas Renaissance Festival
October 12 - December 1, 2016
21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission, TX

The Texas Renaissance Festival is the Nation's largest, most acclaimed Renaissance fairs where the sights, sounds, tastes and beauty of the 16th Century come alive every Saturday and Sunday for 8 weekends Details.
Wings Over Houston Air Show
October 22 - 23, 2016
Ellington Airport Houston, TX

Spread throughout the Airshow are numerous static (non-flying) displays of modern military and civilian aircraft. Tour the inside of a "Hurricane Hunter", walk through a massive cargo transport, examine all types of helicopters, training aircraft, experimental planes, and more! You can visit with the pilots and crew of the planes and maybe even grab an autograph or giveaway token. Details.
Scream on the Green®
Friday, October 28, 2016 6:00 p.m.
Discovery Green 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX

Have a spooky good time at Houston’s ninth annual citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family, there will be prizes, Halloween spectacle, movie, music by DJ ASTRA and more! Details.
Something Wicked 2016
October 29 - 30, 2016
Sam Houston Race Park 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX

Something Wicked returns to Houston the weekend of Halloween for an incredible journey through spine-tingling performances from today's most in-demand electronic artists. The hallowed festival grounds will be transformed with the spirit of dance and haunting stage production design Details.
Houston Half Marathon
Sunday, October 30, 2016
1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX

The half marathon is perfectly timed as a warm-up race to the Chevron Houston Marathon, or you can complete the 10K in preparation for the Aramco Half Marathon. Details.
Canstruction
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - Sunday, November 13, 2016
CityCentre 800 Town and Country Blvd. Houston, TX

A unique competition and food drive where Houston area architects, engineers and construction firms, and students build creative and ingenious canstructures with canned food and other non-perishable food items. All items are then donated to the Houston Food Bank. Details.
Houston Wine Fest
Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Waterworks Park 105 Sabine, Houston, TX

Tickets for the 2016 Houston Wine Fest are officially on sale. Get yours for $30 by using promo code 2016 at checkout. Your ticket comes with entry to the festival, wine samples, and entertainment. There will be over 50 different wines for you to sample and purchase!! We look forward to seeing you Details.
The 2016 Houston Heart Walk
Saturday, November 5, 2016 8:30 a.m.
Texas Medical Center: SEL Lot - 1522 William C Harvin Blvd. Houston, TX

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family. Details.
2016 Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Hermann Square 901 Bagby Houston, TX

This year’s festival promises to be even bigger, with artists creating around the theme of A Colorful World, bands playing live music on three stages and great food and activities putting smiles on the faces of people of all ages. Via Colori is a fundraiser for The Center for Hearing and Speech, a non-profit organization committed to helping children with hearing loss listen, speak and read. Details.
A Mozart Thanksgiving
November 26 - 27, 2016
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St Houston, TX

Give thanks for Mozart when veteran soloist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane leads an all-Mozart program this Thanksgiving weekend. Mozart’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor is the perfect foil for his charming and sensuous Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major. Details.
Very Merry Pops
December 2 - 4, 2016
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St Houston, TX

In typical Very Merry Pops tradition, expect a “Winter Wonderland” which includes sweeping sounds of the Houston Symphony Chorus, beautiful new arrangements by our maestro—and of course, Santa! Details.
12 Days of Christmas
Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St Houston, TX

Join the orchestra, along with the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Chorale, to hear calling birds, French hens, turtle doves and, of course, a partridge in a pear tree, performed on stage in an interactive audience-participation program. Details.
XPLORE Houston - Urban Adventure Race
Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Downtown Houston, TX

Your team can travel on foot or use public transit as you race to various locations around the city, solve clues, and interact with locals to complete wild challenges along the way. XPLORE is a massive scavenger hunt gone wild where you'll get to experience the city like never before, meet lots of other fun adventurers, and get a great workout! Details.
2016 Men's College Cup
December 9 - 11, 2016
BBVA Compass Stadium 2200 Texas Ave Houston, TX

East downtown will be humming as the cup promises the excitement of the top 4 Division I teams competing for the national title. Details.
Handel's Messiah
December 16 - 18, 2016
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St Houston, TX

This timeless classic is brought to life through brilliant Baroque arias and rousing choruses. From “Ev’ry Valley” to the famed “Hallelujah” chorus, Handel’s Messiah is a true Houston Symphony holiday tradition. Details.
Houston Super Bowl
All year events
Game Day, Sunday, February 5, 2017
Give Texans the opportunity to put on a big show and they will never disappoint. Marke your calendar for Sunday, February 5, 2017 and come early for Houston celebrations, parties, attractions and concerts!! Check back often!! Details.

Visit Katy Best
Things to do in Katy, Texas!


Katy Rice Harvest Festival
October 8 – 9, 2016
Ave B and C, 2nd, and 3rd St. Historic Downtown Katy, TX

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.
7th Annual Pot of Gold Golf Classic
Friday, October 14, 2016
Cinco Ranch Golf Club 23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX

We are in preparation of our 7th Annual Pot of Gold Golf Classic benefiting the Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room. Proceeds received from the golf tournament help fund the most basic needs such as clothing, baby formula, school supplies, toiletries and bedding. Details.
7th Annual Scarecrow Festival
Saturday, October 15, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Cross Creek Ranch Cross Creek Bend Ln, Fulshear, TX

Besides the collection of creative, full-size scarecrows, families will enjoy live music, a Carnival, food trucks, apple bobbing, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more Details.
Howl-A-Ween
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 a.m.
City of Katy Dog Park, Katy, TX

You and your four-legged friend can come dressed to scare for a morning of frightful fun! The highlight of the event is the costume contest, but other fun and games will be plentiful. The cost of admission is one bag or can of dog food per dog which will be donated to a local shelter. Details.
Corner Store Country Run
Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:30 a.m.
Great Southwest Equestrian Center 2501 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX

Participants are encouraged to wear over-the-top country attire and gallop, trot or do-si-do their way across that finish line. Along the way, runners will encounter farm-themed zones with hay bales, tractor tires and giant inflatable pigs and cows. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stick around for a family-friendly country fair Details.
Crimson & Gold 10K
Saturday, November 5, 2016
St. John XXIII Preparatory 1800 West Grand Parkway N, Katy TX

This one of a kind road race will feature an unique post-race experience complete with yummy food, fall festival-type games and a real hometown pep rally feel. Proceeds of the event benefit St. John XXIII College Preparatory. Details.
Santa at LaCenterra
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Central Green at La Centerra Katy 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX

Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras! Also make sure to stick around from 4 p.m to 6 p.m for the traditional tree lighting ceremony presented by Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. Details.
LaCenterra Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Central Green at La Centerra Katy 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX

Presented By: Texas Children’s Hospital | West Campus. We will have many fun activities for you and your families, so please join us as we kick off the holiday season at LaCenterra! Details.
Old Fashioned Katy Christmas Festival
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Historic Downtown Katy, TX

We invite you and your family to an Old Fashioned Katy Christmas Festival hosted by Katy Market Days in partnership with the City of Katy. It will feature produce, arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, gifts, carolers, food, entertainment, and 50,000 lbs. snow arriving at noon along with Santa. You can get your picture taken with Santa too! Details.
Texas10 - Katy
Sunday, December 4, 2016 7:30 a.m.
Morton Ranch High School 21000 Franz Rd, Katy, TX

As the next to the last stop on the Texas 10 Series “Race To The Armadillo Cup”, runners are sure to score some crucial points in their quest for the ARMADILLO CUP, on the streets of Katy. As a 12-point race, we are sure to see a full field at Texas10 Katy with the always popular post race “CRAZY CASH GIVE AWAY”and clubs vying for valuable points in their quest to be crowned TEN GALLON CUP champions. Details.

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Visit San Antonio Best
Things to do in San Antonio!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest
September 24 - October 30, 2016
Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX

Experience some of the most gruesome haunted houses ever imaginable during our biggest Fright Fest Ever. Enjoy haunted houses and frightening scare zones that will leave you running for your life! Details.
SeaWorld San Antonio Howl-O-Scream
September 30 - October 30, 2016
SeaWorld San Antonio 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX

Replenish your thirst for terror at one of our signature Halloween bars. Find ultimate thrill, as you ride coasters at night. Close the night with live entertainment by some of your favorite creepy creatures and monsters. Thrills and chills await you this October at Howl-O-Scream.Warning: At 7 p.m., the park’s scare level increases from haunting to horrifying, which may be too intense for young children. Details.
The 11th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival
October 15, 2016 1:30 p.m.
Maverick Park 1000 Broadway San Antonio, TX

The Festival is the largest Beer Festival in San Antonio, pouring more than 350 premium and craft beers from more than 85 breweries from around the world. A portion of the San Antonio Beer Festival proceeds benefit the San Antonio Food Bank. Details.
I Ran Marathons Count Dracula
October 24 - 31, 2016
Leon Creek Greenway Drury Inn / Valero Trailhead 15806 IH-10 West San Antonio, TX

This event is 8 days of annual event where marathons, Half Marathons, 50K, 10K and 5K are ran on beautiful trails of Leon Creek Greenway were you could run / walk and enjoy peaceful and friendly races 8 days in a row. You may choose to run 1 or 8 days or any combination of races. Details.
Bud Light Halloween Fest
Saturday, October 28, 2016 7:00 p.m.
River Walk San Antonio, TX

Music, costume contest, parade and adult beverages combine for a ghoulish good time and a very adult Halloween Party.Professionally decorated floats with costumed participants travel along the 2 1/2 mile Downtown River Walk area. This is a popular event-come early. Details.
Wurstfest
November 4 - 13, 2016
178 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX

Here you’ll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. Details.
Diwali San Antonio- Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 5, 2016 5:00 p.m.
La villita San Antonio, TX

DiwaliSA is the only city sanctioned event of its kind in the nation drawing 15,000+ people from all over the state of Texas. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most celebrated Indian festivals which symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Come enjoy this FREE annual event with all your family and friends Details.
Luminaria - Arts Come To Light
November 9 - 13, 2016
downtown San Antonio, TX

Luminaria is San Antonio's annual celebration of art and artists. Overseen by San Antonio's creative leaders, it is free of charge and showcases all art forms in an outdoor setting and inside various venues downtown. Details.
Holiday In The Park
November 19, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH W 10, San Antonio, TX

Experience enchanting holiday magic for the entire family featuring Christmastime cheer like no other with our dazzling new Holiday Express train ride, enchanting caroling Christmas Tree family, and our spectacular live nativity show, The Majesty of Christmas. Details.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
November 21 - December 31, 2016
SeaWorld San Antonio 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX

Enjoy stunning live shows in our wintery, watery wonderland. Immerse your family in the spirit of the season, sip hot cocoa as you stroll through a sea of sparkling Christmas lights, and share laughs with a jolly Texas Santa Claus. Details.
San Antonio Christmas Light Fest
November 24 - December 31, 2016 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Don Strange Ranch 103 Waring Welfare Rd, Boerne, TX

Overflowing with Hill Country holiday fun, the Fest features holiday light displays at an historic ranchland just 20 minutes outside of San Antonio. Details.
Ford Holiday River Parade
Friday, November 25, 2016
River Walk San Antonio, TX

People come from throughout Texas and the U.S. to watch this spectacular 1-hour parade on the San Antonio River Walk featuring 28 lavishly decorated floats including lights, costumed float riders and music. Details.
22nd Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza
November 27 - December 3, 2016
Lila Cockrell Theater 200 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX

The Extravaganza presents outstanding mariachi artists in dignified settings and promotes a positive image of Mexican culture. Many who were not previously fans of this music go away with a newfound appreciation for it. Details.
Ford Holiday Boat Caroling
November 30 - December 18, 2016
Downtown Area of River Walk San Antonio, TX

Five boats will float on the River Walk each night carrying groups performing live Christmas carols. More than 185 groups participate each year. Stroll the river banks or dine outdoors to enjoy the music. Details.
Christmas at the Caverns 5K Night Run
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Natural Bridge Caverns 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX

The Food Bank of San Antonio is the designated Charity for this Event. The route will be on pavement and jeep trails and is a circular route that will finish back in the Christmas Village. There will be at least 9 light displays out on the route for you to enjoy. Headlamps are required as it is a night run. Route will be marked with glow sticks. At the 1.5 mile mark there will be a water station setup. Post race goodies are Christmas Cookies and Hot chocolate. Details.
2016 Jingle Bell Run
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Valero Energy Headquarters 1 Valero Way San Antonio, TX

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get out, get moving and raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. In communities nationwide, this annual event brings together people from all walks of life to shout “Yes, we will live life to its fullest while searching for a cure!” Details.

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The Great Grow
Sunday, October 2, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Sugar Land Memorial Park Pavilion Sugar Land, TX

Children’s Activities Including Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Face Photo Booth, Raffle Prizes, Live Bee Hive, Monarch Display, Pollinator Habitat Plant Sale from Treesearch Farms, and Much More. Details.
7th Annual Pot of Gold Golf Classic
Friday, October 14, 2016
Cinco Ranch Golf Club 23030 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, TX

We are in preparation of our 7th Annual Pot of Gold Golf Classic benefiting the Fort Bend Community Partners Rainbow Room. Proceeds received from the golf tournament help fund the most basic needs such as clothing, baby formula, school supplies, toiletries and bedding. Details.
Jaguar Dash 5K
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sartartia Middle School 8125 Homeward Way Sugar Land, TX

Proceeds will be utilized for the track renovation and other various projects on campus benefitting all students at Sartartia Middle School. Details.
Walk MS: Sugar Land
Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:oo a.m.
Sugar Land Memorial Park 15300 University Blvd Sugar Land, TX

This is a 1 mile/5K walk that 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. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever. Details.
Hauntcert
Friday, October 29, 2016
Sugar Land Town Square 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX

The Orchestra presents a concert of spectacularly spooky music to send a chill down your spine — costume contest included. Break out your Halloween costume and join the FBSO for a spooky afternoon of fun with a Trunk or Treat at 1:15 pm, concert at 2 pm, and a costume parade during intermission (no registration needed)! Details.
Halloween Town
Sunday, October 30, 2016 4:00 p.m
Sugar Land Town Square 15958 City Walk Sugar Land, TX

All little witches, superheroes, princesses and other creative characters are invited to bring their families, friends and pets for this evening of friendly surprises. Details.
The Sugar Plum Market
November 4 - 5, 2016
Stafford Centre 10505 Cash Rd Stafford, TX

The Market has been “MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT” in Fort Bend County for 15 years. With your help, we can continue to change the lives of so many in our community. Every sponsorship, Preview Night and General Admission ticket, raffle ticket, concessions and bar purchase, and valet fee help us give back even more money to our worthy beneficiaries Details.
5KRunDead Zombie Run
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sugar Land Memorial Park 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX

5KRunDead zombie runs will exceed your expectations for fun! 100% of proceeds will benefit research on Alzheimer's disease. Get Ready to Survive! Details.
Sugar Land Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:30 a.m.
Finish Line Sports 13895 SW Frwy Sugar Land, TX

OIN US for a great local Thanksgiving Morning Family TRADITION! Dress up in your BEST Thanksgiving costume! Winners will receive a $100 Finish Line Sports gift certificate and a comp entry next year. Winners are determined the following week from www.raceshots.net photos by FLS committee. Happy Thanksgiving! Details.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:00 p.m.
Sugar Land Town Square

The Ceremony will be a magical evening with close to 10,000 attendees to celebrate the upcoming holiday season with Santa! Attendees will enjoy an evening of enchantment with a mixture of community’s most popular performers. Details.

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