August

BEAUMONT: June 12-Sept. 9 “Experi­menting with Wind” A Summer Science in­teractive exhibition of wind and power. Texas Energy Museum, 600 Main St. texasenergymuseum.org/welcome.html 409-833-5100

BEAUMONT: June 16-Sept. 2 “Selections from the Permanent Collection” Recent acquisitions will be highlighted from AMSET’s growing permanent collection. Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St. amset.org

BEAUMONT: Aug. 11 Summer Family Arts Day This free event will have entertain­ment, face painting, refreshments, and unique art activities inspired by AMSET’s recent ac­quisitions that will be on view in the main gal­leries. Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St. amset.org

BEAUMONT: Aug. 18 Smokey Bear’s Birthday Party Join the Fire Museum of Texas in celebrating Smokey Bear’s birthday. Fire Museum of Texas, 400 Walnut St. fmotassn.com 409-880-3927

BEAUMONT: Aug. 21 Gladys City Live Take a trip back in time to 1901 to Gladys City, where you will be able to shop in the dry goods and general stores at 1901 prices with money of that time, get a beer (root beer, that is) in the Log Cabin Saloon, and eat ice cream at the drug store. Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum, 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd. spindletop.org 409-880-1750

BROWNSVILLE: Aug. 18 Keep Browns­ville Beautiful Resaca Clean Up Local effort focus on keeping waterways clean while educating the public on the im­portance of litter prevention, waste reduc­tion, and how to maintain waterways so they remain clean and beautiful. Brownsville Event Center, 1 Event Center. cob.us/308/parks-recreation 956-542-2064

BROWNSVILLE: Aug. 25 La Lunada Arti­san Market Festival An artisan market fea­turing local vendors alongside a movie pre­sentation. Linear Park, 1700 E Sixth St. cob.us/308/parks-recreation 956-542-2064

CLUTE: Aug. 7 Planetarium Show Features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector to produce the night sky as it appears to the naked eye, together with a large variety of high-tech equipment to give a close-

 

up feel for phenomena like comets, exploding stars, and black holes. Center for the Arts & Sciences, 400 College Blvd. brazosportcenter.org 979-265-3376

CORPUS CHRISTI: Aug. 2 Orchid-ology Ongoing orchid monthly class series and infor­mation exchange, for novice to experienced growers, with Orchid Curator Sam Jones, in the Education Station classroom. Monthly topics range from different orchid genera to specific orchid culture techniques. Free for all orchid lovers, with orchids for sale at most meetings. South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. stxbot.org 361-290-7429

FREEPORT: Aug. 25 Schuster Home Open House Built by the Schuster family in 1917, the same year the city of Freeport was in­corporated, this home was a special place for family gatherings and holidays. The home serves as an example of family life during the founding of Freeport. Schuster Home, 1130 W. Second St. 979-297-0868

GALVESTON: Aug. 4 The Texas Ten­ors—A Celebration of America and The Great White Way! Fresh from the debut of their PBS Special (recorded at The Grand), Texas favorites Marcus Collins, John Hagen, and JC Fisher treat audiences to a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway, and current pop music. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894

GALVESTON: Aug. 25 AIA Sandcastle Competition Sixty professional architect teams compete for the prestigious Golden Bucket Award building stunning sandcastles at the 32nd annual event. East Beach, 1923 Bod­deker Drive. aiahouston.org

GALVESTON: Aug. 25 Robert Earl Keen in Concert Best known for his storytelling lyr­ics, the Texas singer-songwriter’s signature tunes “The Road Goes on Forever,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” and “Merry Christmas From the Family” all tell offbeat tales of ordinary people caught in extraordinary, sometimes funny situ­ations. Enjoy an evening of song with this Texas favorite. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821- 1894 or 409-765-1894

 

HOUSTON: August 17. 2nd Annual Gala Benefiting A Place for Peanut, Inc. A Place for Peanut is a non-profit horse sanctuary and equine therapy foundation. A fun-filled evening with bites and beverages along with live entertainment provided by Houston’s legendary Scott Gertner Jazz Band. A Place for Peanut invites everyone to support and contribute to its mission of rescuing horses and providing equine therapy by purchasing tickets to its gala or donating online to the organization. Proceeds from the event and auction will help A Place for Peanut continue saving and rehabilitating horses – including the food and medical attention. 7:00 pm www.aplaceforpeanut.com 7135884130

HOUSTON: May 26-Sept. 3 “Big Bugs” This special summer exhibit features several giant animatronic bugs, including ladybugs, dragonflies, tarantulas, and more. Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive. houstonzoo.org 713-533-6500

HOUSTON: Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 Film and Psychoanalysis Four Thursdays in August, four different free film screenings with discus­sions afterward. The Jung Center, 5200 Mon­trose Blvd. junghouston.org

HOUSTON: Aug. 4-5 Bellaire Coin & Col­lectible Show More than 80 local and nation­al coin dealers offer U.S. and ancient coins, gold bullion, paper money, stamps, historical documents, comics, jewelry, stock and bond certificates, ceramics, glass, and supplies at the 54th annual show. Enjoy a free children’s coin auction, a Boy and Girl Scout collecting merit badge workshop, and valuable door prizes. Arabia Shrine Center, 10510 Harwin Drive and Beltway 8. bellairecoinclub.com

LAKE JACKSON: Aug. 3 Dive-In Movie: “Beauty & the Beast” Sing-Along Enjoy glow-in-the-dark fun while you float and watch a movie. Concessions are available for pur­chase. Lake Jackson Outdoor Pool, 300 Mag­nolia. lakejackson-tx.gov 979-297-4533

LAKE JACKSON: Aug. 4 Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour Visit the historic ar­cheological site of Major Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was de­stroyed by the same hurricane that devastated Galveston. Discover the sugar making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s. Abner Jackson Plantation Site, FM 2004 near SH 332. lakejacksonmuseum.org 979-297-1570

LAKE JACKSON: Aug. 18 Bird Banding Volunteers collect baseline data on bird popu­lations at the sanctuary. The banding station is an excellent opportunity to see birds up-close and to learn all the birds of the Brazosport area. Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332. gcbo.org 979-480-0999

PALACIOS: Aug. 4-5 St. Anthony’s Golf Tournament & Shrimporee Seafood Din­ner Enjoy the golf tournament on Saturday and the Shrimporee on Sunday, including a live auc­tion, seafood dinner, booths, and games. Pala­cios Recreation Center, 289 R.B. Trull Blvd. and 2401 Perryman Ave. stanthonypalacios.org

PALACIOS: Aug. 9-10 Chamber of Com­merce Fish Fest Family Tournament The 36th annual fishing tournament. East Bay Park. palacioschamber.com

PORT ARTHUR: Aug. 18 Crabbing 101 at Sea Rim State Park Learn from the pros at the park showing off 5 miles of natural beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Visit the marsh side for paddle trails. Sea Rim State Park, 19335 S. Gulfway Drive. tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/sea-rim 409-971-2559

PORT LAVACA: Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Flip Flop Festival Where US 87 ends, the party be­gins. This year’s festival on Labor Day week­end features performers Loverboy, Tommy Tutone, The Swon Brothers, and more. Bayfront Peninsula, Main and Commerce streets. flipflopfest.com

ROCKPORT: Aug. 18-19 TSA Youth Sail­ing Rockin’ Rockport Rockport Yacht Club brings its third TSA-sanctioned youth sailing Regatta to Rockportm featuring potentially 90 boats. Rockport Yacht Club.
rockportyachtclub.org

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: Aug. 3-5 Texas International Fishing Tournament The 79th annual event is expected to attract as many as 1,500 participants for two days of competitive fishing and an array of activities for family members of all ages. Southpoint Marina, Port Isabel, 500 S. Point Ave. sopadre.com

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: Aug. 10-12 La­dies Kingfish Tournament The first all-women’s fishing tournament in Texas was organized more than 30 years ago on South Padre Island. South Point Marina, Port Isabel, 7355 Padre Blvd. sopadre.com

SUGAR LAND: Aug. 2 Coheed and Cam­bria & Taking Back Sunday in Concert with Special Guest The Story So Far Three celebrated American rock bands come to Texas. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

SUGAR LAND: Aug. 3 Giving Spirits Con­cert Series Enjoy live music in the Plaza from TC & The Cannonballs and learn more about the local nonprofit ARC of Fort Bend. The band takes listeners on a trip down memory lane with great blues music, keep­ing fans dancing all night long. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: Aug. 4 Back to School Splash Bash Bring your family and cool off with free waterslides, have fun with the hula hoop contest, and enjoy food and drinks, plus fun activities and live music all day with a DJ spinning summer fun beats. Event benefits the Fort Bend Rainbow Room, and attendees are encouraged to bring a backpack and school supplies to donate. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: Aug. 4 Erasure in Concert Andy Bell and Vince Clarke embark on a headline tour in support of their upcoming album. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

SUGAR LAND: Aug. 10-12 “Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical” A combination of The Disney Channel’s “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (starring teen idols Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) fires up the stage with more than a dozen songs, including “This Is Me” and “We Rock.“The musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock’s very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers, and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown. Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive. inspirationstage.com 713-302-5329

SUGAR LAND: Aug. 11 Movie under the Moon Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to the Plaza to enjoy a free movie under the moon. This month’s movie is “Peter Rabbit.” Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: Aug. 18 Sugar Land Super­star Finale Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy Sugar Land’s 13th annual American Idol-like competition, sponsored by David Taylor Ca­dillac. At this finale event, one lucky winner will be named the 2018 Sugar Land Superstar. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: Aug. 31 NOLA Nights Authentic New Orleans music takes listeners on a historical journey through the Crescent City tradition, with live music from The Zydeco Dots. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

TEXAS CITY: Aug. 18 Movie on the Dike Attendees can listen to concert music, play on the playground, and eat food from local food trucks while they wait for the firework show and movie to start. Bring blankets and/ or lawn chairs; outside food and drinks are welcome as long as trash is disposed. Rain­bow Park, Bay Street N and Dike Road. texascitycommunitycalendar.com

THE WOODLANDS: Aug. 2, 9, 16 Rock the Row Experience The Woodlands’ new­est mixed-use development on scenic Lake Woodlands with live music Thursday eve­nings this summer. The event features local and regional bands playing a variety of favor­ites from classic rock and pop to Motown during the summer and fall. Hughes Landing. visitthewoodlands.com 281-210-3800

THE WOODLANDS: Aug. 4 Imagine Dragons in Concert with Grace Vander­waal Imagine Dragons brings hit after hit to The Pavilion’s stage alongside Grace Vander­Waal of “America’s Got Talent” fame. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. 281-210-3800

THE WOODLANDS: Aug. 24 Charlie Puth and Hailee Steinfeld in Concert With hits like “See You Again” under his belt and a new album on the way, multiplatinum artist/musi­cian/producer Charlie Puth teams up with Hailee Steinfeld for a massive night. The Cyn­thia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Rob­bins Drive. 281-210-3800

VICTORIA: Aug. 11-12 Victoria Faire A fantastic shopping event bringing in vendors from across the state. The event shows the best in clothing, gifts, jewelry, gourmet food, Texas handmade, gifts for the guys, home and holiday decor, candles, accessories, and more. Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St. texasmarketguide.com

VICTORIA: Aug. 25 Dueling Pianos This annual fundraiser for Theatre Victoria includes a buffet dinner, open bar, and more along with two dueling pianists tick­ling the ivories with everyone’s favorite piano bar music. The Club Westerner, 1005 W. Constitution St. theatrevictoria.org 361-576-6277

 

July

ARANSAS PASS: June 30-July 1 Sandollar Summer Market This shopping event brings in vendors from across the state to show the best in clothing, gifts, jewelry, gourmet food, Texas handmade, gifts for the guys, home and holiday decor, candles, accessories, and more. Aransas Pass Civic Center, 700 W. Wheeler. texasmarketguide.com

BEAUMONT: June 12-Sept. 9 “Experi­menting with Wind” A Summer Science in­teractive exhibition of wind and power. Texas Energy Museum, 600 Main St. texasenergymuseum.org 409-833-5100

BEAUMONT: July 11 Bubble Day Children’s hands-on science program. Texas Energy Museum, 600 Main St.
texasenergymuseum.org 409-833-5100

BEAUMONT: June 16-Sept. 2 “Selections from the Permanent Collection” Recent acquisitions will be highlighted from AMSET’s growing permanent collection. Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St. amset.org

BEAUMONT: July 28 National Dance Day The fifth annual celebration of dance includes traditional dance, jazzercise, salsa, belly dance, and more. The event resembles a recital/dance party with performances from a variety of area dance groups and plenty of line dancing for audience participation. Lauren Froderman, winner of Season 7 of “So You Think You Can Dance,” will be making her third appearance. Edison Plaza, 350 Pine St. octx.info

BRAZORIA: July 21 Santa Ana Ball A re-enactment of the Santa Ana Ball held in Brazoria in 1836, the evening includes cos­tumes of the period, dinner and drinks, and dancing. Lloyd Thomas Gymnasium, 205 Ne­vada St. brazoriahf.org

BROWNSVILLE: July 4 Salute to Freedom 4th of July Festival This annual festival of­fers food, games, fireworks, and a special cere­mony for veterans of the Armed Forces. Brownsville Sports Park, 1000 Sports Park Blvd. cob.us/308/parks-recreation 956- 542-2064

BROWNSVILLE: July 7 Keep Brownsville Beautiful Beach Clean Up In an effort to keep the Gulf Coast beaches clean for fu­ture generations, Keep Brownsville Beautiful is a day of action where volunteers clean up Boca Chica Beach, located on the Gulf Coast near the banks of the Rio Grande. Boca Chica Beach, 54298 Boca Chica Blvd. cob.us/308/parks-recreation 956-542-2064

BROWNSVILLE: July 21 La Lunada Arti­san Market Festival An artisan market fea­turing local vendors alongside a movie pre­sentation. Linear Park, 1700 E. Sixth St. cob.us/308/parks-recreation 956-542-2064

CLUTE: July 13-15, 20-22 “The Music Man” When Harold Hill, a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects Harold is a fraud, but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop, is excited about the band. As Har­old begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town. Center for the Arts & Sciences, 400 College Blvd. brazosportcenter.org

CLUTE: July 17 Planetarium Show Features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector to produce the night sky as it appears to the naked eye, together with a large variety of high-tech equipment to give a close-up feel for things like comets, exploding stars, and black holes. Center for the Arts & Sciences, 400 College Blvd. brazosportcenter.org 979-265-3376

CLUTE: July 26-28 Great Texas Mosquito Festival A fun-filled family event featuring booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival pro­vides three days of fun for children and adults. Live entertainment caps off each eve­ning. Clute Municipal Park, 100 Parkview Drive. mosquitofestival.com 979-265-8392

CORPUS CHRISTI: July 5 Orchid-ology Ongoing orchid monthly class series and infor­mation exchange, for novice to experienced growers, with Orchid Curator Sam Jones, in the Education Station classroom. Monthly topics range from different orchid genera to specific orchid culture techniques. Free for all orchid lovers, with orchids for sale at most meetings. South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. stxbot.org 361-290-7429

CORPUS CHRISTI: July 14 Plumeria Pas­sion Grows Plumeria enthusiasm has spread throughout south Texas; Plumeria Society of South Texas veteran Frank Eicholz tells current and would-be growers secrets of obtaining starts, planting, care, and winter storage, plus a Plumeria garden tour. South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. stxbot.org

CORPUS CHRISTI: July 21 Plumeria Sale A fabulous sale of plumeria starts and potted plants from Plumeria Society of South Texas members’ own collections. Entrance to the sale is free, with proceeds benefiting plant care and maintenance of the South Texas Botanical Gardens beautiful Plumeria Garden, with tree­top-level viewing platform. 361-991-4376 Gar­den Senior Center, 5325 Greely. stxbot.org 361-991-4376

FREEPORT: July 4-8 Fishin’ Fiesta Since 1947, fishermen have been drawn to this fishing tournament each year in the hopes of catching the biggest redfish, barracuda, or any other offshore or inshore fish. The 71st annual event is sponsored by the Freeport Lions Club and offers carnival rides, food, live entertain­ment, dances, and arts and crafts. The fishing tournament is one of the largest on the Gulf and includes prizes for both offshore and in­shore categories. Fireworks display on Friday night. Freeport Municipal Park, 421 Brazosport Blvd. fishinfiesta.com 979-233-5137

FREEPORT: July 28 Schuster Home Open House Built by the Schuster family in 1917, the same year the city of Freeport was incorporat­ed, this home was a special place for family gatherings and holidays. The home serves as an example of family life during the founding of Freeport. Schuster Home, 1130 W. Second St. 979-297-0868

GALVESTON: July 7 An Evening with Bill Engvall Born in Galveston in the middle of a hurricane, Engvall has become a national su­perstar, playing solo as well as with his Blue Collar Tour buddies—Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894

GALVESTON: July 21 “Dixie’s Tupper­ware Party” Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, has packed up her catalogs and left her children in an Alabama trailer park to journey across the country. Join Dixie as she throws a good ol’ fashioned Tupperware party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participa­tion, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Adult content. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St. thegrand.com 800-821-1894 or 409-765-1894

HOUSTON: May 26-Sept. 3 “Big Bugs” This special summer exhibit features several giant animatronic bugs, including ladybugs, dragonflies, tarantulas, and more. Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive. houstonzoo.org 713-533-6500

HOUSTON: July 8. The 4th Annual George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit will be at Bowlmor Houston , located at 925 Bunker Hill Rd. Houston, TX 77024. This Bowling Benefit will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by bowling fun with fellow Astros and celebrity lane captains, with an open bar and dinner. All event and auction proceeds will send children and teens in need to both the National Camp SAY program, and George Springer’s MVP Camp SAY day camp in Houston. 7pm- 10pm http://www.say.org/springer2018/ 2124149696

HOUSTON: July 19 Zoo After Dark Guests 21 and older can enjoy a night at the Houston Zoo, featuring music, beer and wine, activities, and of course, the animals. Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive. houstonzoo.org

HOUSTON: July 17-22 “Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns” The greatest love story ever lives on in a new musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disap­pearance from the Paris Opera House, and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protege, Christine Daae. The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. houstonbroadway.com 800-952-6560

LAKE JACKSON: July 4 Cole Degges in Concert Outdoor concert rain or shine. Bring lawn chair and refreshments. Lake Jackson Civic Center Plaza, 333 SH 332. lakejackson-tx.gov 979-415-2600

LAKE JACKSON: July 4 Firecracker 4 Run A four-mile run through the neighborhoods of Lake Jackson along Oyster Creek. It is a USATF-certified course. Dunbar Park, 803 FM 2004. ljfat.com

LAKE JACKSON: July 4 Fireworks Display Fireworks to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Dun­bar Park, 803 FM 2004. lakejackson-tx.gov 979-297-4533

LAKE JACKSON: July 4 Rubber Duck Re­gatta Get out on Oyster Creek for some kayak and canoe fun. Teams will compete to be one of the first 20 boats to retrieve eight different rub­ber ducks that will be corralled along the creek, and bring them back to the starting point in order to win a prize. The total course length will be approximately 1 mile. Teams can consist of up to two people and should bring their own kayaks or canoes, lifejackets, and paddles. Dun­bar Park, 803 FM 2004. lakejackson-tx.gov 979-297-4533

LAKE JACKSON: July 6 Movie in the Park: “Sherlock Gnomes” Outdoor concert rain or shine. Bring lawn chair and refresh­ments. MacLean Park. lakejackson-tx.gov 979-297-4533

LAKE JACKSON: July 7 Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour Visit the historic ar­cheological site of Major Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was destroyed by the same hurricane that devas­tated Galveston. Discover the sugar-making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s. Abner Jackson Plantation Site, FM 2004 near SH 332. lakejacksonmuseum.org 979-297-1570

LAKE JACKSON: July 20 Movie in the Park: “Ferdinand” Event occurs rain or shine. Bring lawn chair and refreshments. MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road. lakejackson-tx.gov 979-297-4533

LAKE JACKSON: July 21 Bird Banding Volunteers collect baseline data on bird popu­lations at the sanctuary. The banding station is an excellent opportunity to see birds up-close and to learn all the birds of the Brazosport area. Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332. gcbo.org 979-480-0999

NEDERLAND: July 4 Fourth of July Family events typically include food vendors, entertainment, and fireworks. Doornbos Park, 2301 Avenue H. ci.nederland.tx.us

ORANGE: Through July 14 “The World War I Homefront: Orange Goes Over the Top” New at The W.H. Stark House, this ex­hibit shares stories of how the Stark family and the people of Orange supported the war effort. Learn about the active role the family took in boosting troop morale, helping the Red Cross, and supplying our troops abroad. The W.H. Stark House, 610 W. Main Ave. starkculturalvenues.org/whstarkhouse 409-883-0871

ORANGE: July 4 Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks This event will include live en­tertainment as well as a fireworks show after dark. There will be food and drink vendors on site, as well as new and exciting children’s ac­tivities. Coolers and chairs are welcome. This event is free to the public, and please note, no dogs or pets will be allowed. Dustin Sonnier is the night’s featured headliner. Riverfront Pavil­ion, 601 W. Division St. orangetexas.org

PALACIOS: July 3-4 Palacios Lion’s Club 4th of July Celebration Events include a flag-raising ceremony, a kids Fourth of July parade, a barbecue plate lunch, food and other booths, a carnival, helicopter rides, bingo, a La Salle landing re-enactment featuring the La Petite Belle, and spectacular fireworks. East Bay Park. facebook.com/palacios.lionsclub 361-655-9135

PALACIOS: July 14 Poker in Palacios and Seafood Dinner The Palacios Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual fundraiser, gun raf­fle, and live auction. Palacios Recreation Cen­ter, 2401 Perryman. palacioschamber.com

PALACIOS: June 23-24 Cannonball Run- Youth Sailing The Palacios Yacht Club hosts its annual Cannonball Run Regatta, which is focused on sailors under 20 years old sailing Optimist, Laser, and 420 sailboats. The regat­ta is part of the Texas Sailing Association’s 2018 Youth Circuit. Palacios Yacht Club, 454 B Main St. txsail.org or palaciosyachtclub.org

PEARLAND: July 4 Celebration of Free­dom Celebrate the country’s birthday with a military salute and spectacular fireworks dis­play. Pearland High School Football Stadium, 3775 S. Main. pearlandtx.gov

PORT ARTHUR: July 4 Fourth of July Enjoy family-oriented events in the afternoon. Lamar State College, 1500 Lakeshore Drive. lamarpa.edu

PORT ARTHUR: July 21 Crabbing 101 at Sea Rim State Park Learn from the pros at the park showing off 5 miles of natural beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Visit the marsh side for paddle trails. Sea Rim State Park, 19335 S. Gulfway Drive.
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/sea-rim 409-971-2559

ROCKPORT: July 4 Boat Parade Get in the patriotic mood as you view the patriotic boat pa­rade at noon. Little Bay.
rockport-fulton.org 361-729-6445

ROCKPORT: July 4 Fireworks Best views are from Broadway adjacent to Little Bay. The Wendell Family Fireworks Show is held at dark. Rockport Beach and Little Bay. rockport-fulton.org 361-729-6445

ROCKPORT: July 7-8 Rockport Art Festival Artists from across the nation show their masterpieces in a variety of media and styles at this juried fine-arts event. Rock­port, Navigation District Festival Grounds. rockportartcenter.com 361-729-5519

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND: July 4 Fireworks At 9:15 p.m. sharp, a silent barge in the center of the Bay releases its payload into the sum­mer sky. Louie’s Backyard, 2305 Laguna Blvd. sopadre.com 800-657-2373

SUGAR LAND: July 3 Dan & Phil: Interac­tive Introverts World Tour Dan and Phil present their new stage show. Two internet dwelling, insecure nerds stand under the spotlight to give the people what they want: an epic interactive experience of rants, roasts, battles, stories, and surprises that make audiences laugh, cry, and cringe, and puts the audience in control unlike anything before. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

SUGAR LAND: July 6 Giving Spirits Con­cert Series Get your hips moving and shak­ing to music from a tribute to Elvis in the plaza and learn more about local nonprofit Nora’s Home—Houston’s Haven for organ failure and transplant patients. Entertainment includes Vince King, a multi-award-winning Elvis tribute artist. With his striking Elvis fea­tures, voice, the famous Elvis moves, manner­isms, charisma, and magical connection with his fans, Vince is one of the few imperson­ators who can perform all eras of Elvis Pres­ley’s amazing history-making career. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: July 7 Red, White, Blues, & Brews featuring Tribute to George Strait Band Enjoy live country music from Tribute to George Strait to round out your 4th of July weekend. Having spent time at the Grand Ole Opry, Derek Spence shared the stage with folks like Shania Twain, Diamond Rio, Kenny Rogers, Trisha Yearwood, and Restless Heart. Not only does he sing George’s tunes, he looks like him too. (Note: This will not include a firework ceremony—only live entertainment.) Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: July 13 Opry on the Square Enjoy Country Now and Then, featuring country favorites that will appeal to all generations of country music fans. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: July 14 Movie under the Moon Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to the Plaza to enjoy a free movie under the moon. This month’s movie is “Paddington 2.” Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: July 20 Silvestre Dangond in Concert The Caliente Tour USA 2018 comes to Texas. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

SUGAR LAND: July 21 Sugar Land Super­star Round 2 Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy Sugar Land’s American Idol-like com­petition, sponsored by David Taylor Cadillac. A highly talented group of singers will per­form, and five will be named finalists to com­pete for the title in August. Plus, enjoy per­formances by previous Superstar contestants. The music kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: July 21 Sugarland in Con­cert with Special Guests Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell The award-winning country duo of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush make their highly-anticipated return to the stage with their Still The Same Tour. The pair has numerous Grammy, ACM, and CMA awards, chart-topping hits, and multi-platinum sales. Smart Financial Cen­tre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

SUGAR LAND: July 24 Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers in Concert with Ann Wilson of Heart The legendary rock musicians will join forces for the Stars Align Tour, their co-headlining summer outing with Ann Wilson of Heart. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

SUGAR LAND: July 28 NOLA Nights Let authentic New Orleans music take you on a historical journey through the Crescent City tradition. The Platinum Players perform a mixture of zydeco, classic rock, R&B, blues, and dance favorites—all with the unmistak­able flavor of their Louisiana roots blended into their irresistible musical gumbo. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive. sugarlandtownsquare.com 281-242-2000

SUGAR LAND: July 28 Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton in Concert The iconic rock artists team up for a summer tour that in­cludes a stop in Sugar Land as part of the Bud Light Concert Series. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd. smartfinancialcentre.net 281-207-6278

TEXAS CITY: June 29-July 8 Texas City- La Marque Jaycees Tackle The 56th annual fishing tournament is filled with fun activities for the whole family. Texas City Dike, 227 Dike Road.

THE WOODLANDS: July 4 Red, Hot, & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza Celebrate freedom in The Woodlands with great food, live entertainment, children’s ac­tivities, and family fun at multiple locations around The Woodlands. The event culmi­nates with one of the largest fireworks dis­plays in the greater Houston area. Various lo­cations. 281-210-3800

THE WOODLANDS: July 6 Thirty Sec­onds to Mars in Concert with Walk the Moon, K. Flay, and Welshly Arms Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, and Tomo Milicevic, hail from Los Angeles. The band’s eponymous debut album was released in 2002 and remains a cult favorite. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. 281-210-3800

THE WOODLANDS: July 12, 19, 26 Rock the Row Experience The Woodlands’ newest mixed-use development on scenic Lake Woodlands with live music Thursday eve­nings this summer. The event features local and regional bands playing a variety of favor­ites from classic rock and pop to Motown during the summer and fall. Hughes Landing. 281-210-3800

THE WOODLANDS: July 18 Niall Horan in Concert with Maren Morris Horan may be best known for his work with One Direction, but for this solo performance, he’ll be joined by the talented and Texas-born Morris. The Cyn­thia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Rob­bins Drive. 281-210-3800

THE WOODLANDS: July 20 Foreigner in Concert with Whitesnake & Jason Bon­ham’s Led Zeppelin Evening Responsible for some of rock ’n’ roll’s most enduring an­thems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” and the worldwide No. 1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner continues to rock the charts 40 years into the game. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Rob­bins Drive. 281-210-3800

TOMBALL: July 4 July 4th Celebration & Street Fest Celebrate American indepen­dence at the largest July 4th event in north Harris County. The celebration is a half mile of live music, vendors, food, fireworks, and fun, including a performance from Galveston’s pre­mier party band, the Mambo Jazz Kings. Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks around 9:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Business Highway 249 at FM 2920 (Main Street). tomballtx.gov 281-351-5484

VICTORIA: July 20-22, 26-28 “Grease” Theatre Victoria presents the stage adapta­tion of the hit musical. Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St. theatrevictoria.org 361-570-8587

 

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