Houston Events

Events in and around Houston.

October 2014

October 24 End Date
Up With the Birds
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join a park naturalist for a morning bird and nature walk through our beautiful Brazos River bottomland forest. This easy hike will take us through habitats sculpted by the Brazos River, where we will see and hear many of the bird species that find safe haven in the park.
October 24 End Date
Fur, Feathers, Bones, and Scales
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Kids: Ever found a feather or a bone and wondered where it came from? Join a park naturalist and learn about the animals that can be found in our park. We’ll examine bones, feathers, and other structures that help animals survive and take a short discovery hike to look for wildlife in the forest.
October 24 End Date
Art in the Park
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Spend a little relaxing time in the afternoon to capture some of the beauty and wonder of our park. Activities will vary; we may be drawing wildlife, coloring pictures, painting with watercolors, writing poetry, or even making animal masks or leaf prints. Come find your inspiration in our beautiful riverine forest!
October 24 End Date
Owl Prowl Olympics and Bay Hike
Galveston Island State Park
Do you have what it takes to be in the animal Olympics?
October 25 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
October 25 End Date
Up With the Birds
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join a park naturalist for a morning bird and nature walk through our beautiful Brazos River bottomland forest. This easy hike will take us through habitats sculpted by the Brazos River, where we will see and hear many of the bird species that find safe haven in the park.
October 25 End Date
Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship TEXAS
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique guided behind-the-scenes tour of historic vessel.
October 25 End Date
Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | 1 Night Workshop | (Open)
Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
October 25 End Date
Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Barrington Farm presents this expanded program where demonstrators will exhibit some of the many skills needed by our ancestors from blacksmiths to tailor and potters.
October 25 End Date
Beach Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
October 25 End Date
Fur, Feathers, Bones, and Scales
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Kids: Ever found a feather or a bone and wondered where it came from? Join a park naturalist and learn about the animals that can be found in our park. We’ll examine bones, feathers, and other structures that help animals survive and take a short discovery hike to look for wildlife in the forest.
October 25 End Date
Music Makes a Celebration
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Discover the music that inspired celebration and recreation in 19th century Texas at Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site with our fourth Saturday program - Music Makes a Celebration presented by “Roseville Fair Old Time String Band.”
October 25 End Date
EarthQuest Birds of Prey Program
Brazos Bend State Park
October 25 End Date
Zombie Apocalypse Hike
Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun and informative hike?
October 25 End Date
Art in the Park
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Spend a little relaxing time in the afternoon to capture some of the beauty and wonder of our park. Activities will vary; we may be drawing wildlife, coloring pictures, painting with watercolors, writing poetry, or even making animal masks or leaf prints. Come find your inspiration in our beautiful riverine forest!
October 25 End Date
Archeology in San Felipe!
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us and our partners from the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site for some Archeology fun for all! San Felipe de Austin was the capital of Austin’s Colony in Mexican Texas. Learn Austin’s role as an Empresario and Crafts/trades important to settling the frontier.
October 25 End Date
Natural Halloween
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see the park in the dark, fun for the whole family.
October 25 End Date
Cannibals, Pirates, and Cowboys
Galveston Island State Park
Audience participation theater... Can you tell a lie?
October 25 End Date
Moonlight Paddle
Galveston Island State Park
Half the park is after dark!
October 26 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
October 26 End Date
Bay Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of a Galveston Island treasure every Sunday.
October 26 End Date
Labor of Thine Hands: Trades in Early Texas
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Barrington Farm presents this expanded program where demonstrators will exhibit some of the many skills needed by our ancestors from blacksmiths to tailor and potters.
October 26 End Date
Walk with a Ranger
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Explore the park with a guide at your side.
October 26 End Date
Arts in the Park - Landscape
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use chalk to create your own landscape to take home. All materials will be provided, no experience necessary.
October 26 End Date
Geocaching 101
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come join this high-tech treasure hunt.

November 2014

November 1 End Date
Rocky Raccoon
Huntsville State Park
Trails will be in use.
November 1 End Date
Family Wilderness Survival Workshop
Stephen F. Austin State Park
What are the top three most common mistakes people make in a survival situation? What are the three most important things to do? We'll answer these and more during this weekend in which we focus on life saving skills for all ages.
November 1 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 1 End Date
Beach Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
November 2 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 2 End Date
Bay Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of a Galveston Island treasure every Sunday.
November 7 End Date
Up with the Birds
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join a park naturalist for a morning bird and nature walk through our beautiful Brazos River bottomland forest. This easy hike will take us through habitats sculpted by the Brazos River, where we will see and hear many of the bird species that find safe haven in the park.
November 7 End Date
Watching for Wildlife
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come join a park naturalist and learn what lives in our forest. We’ll spend time doing activities and learning to read the clues that wildlife leaves behind. We’ll also take a short discovery hike to practice finding signs of wildlife.
November 7 End Date
Wild about Water
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Water is precious to us and to the wild things around us. In this program for adults and kids, you’ll join a park naturalist to learn about the water that sustains the park.
November 8 End Date
Huntsville Hammer
Huntsville State Park
Trails will be in use.
November 8 End Date
Native Prairie Plant-a-thon
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come be a part of restoring a piece of Houston's native prairie.
November 8 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 8 End Date
Up with the Birds
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join a park naturalist for a morning bird and nature walk through our beautiful Brazos River bottomland forest. This easy hike will take us through habitats sculpted by the Brazos River, where we will see and hear many of the bird species that find safe haven in the park.
November 8 End Date
Blood Drive
Brazos Bend State Park
November 8 End Date
Beach Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
November 8 End Date
Getting Ready for Winter
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Come to Barrington Farm and see our heirloom vegetable garden and learn how families prepared for the winter.
November 8 End Date
Watching for Wildlife
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come join a park naturalist and learn what lives in our forest. We’ll spend time doing activities and learning to read the clues that wildlife leaves behind. We’ll also take a short discovery hike to practice finding signs of wildlife.
November 8 End Date
Wild about Water
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Water is precious to us and to the wild things around us. In this program for adults and kids, you’ll join a park naturalist to learn about the water that sustains the park.
November 9 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 9 End Date
Bay Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of a Galveston Island treasure every Sunday.
November 15 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 15 End Date
Beach Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
November 16 End Date
3rd Saturday Bird Walk & Talk
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find .
November 16 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 16 End Date
Women Only Hike
Huntsville State Park
Women of all ages welcome!
November 16 End Date
Bay Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of a Galveston Island treasure every Sunday.
November 22 End Date
Soler Texas Trails Endurance Run
Huntsville State Park
Trails will be in use.
November 22 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 22 End Date
Up with the Birds
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join a park naturalist for a morning bird and nature walk through our beautiful Brazos River bottomland forest. This easy hike will take us through habitats sculpted by the Brazos River, where we will see and hear many of the bird species that find safe haven in the park.
November 22 End Date
Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship TEXAS
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Unique behind-the-scenes tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS.
November 22 End Date
Beach Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Hunt for island treasures with park volunteers and rangers.
November 22 End Date
Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | 1 Night Workshop | (Open)
Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
November 22 End Date
Watching for Wildlife
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come join a park naturalist and learn what lives in our forest. We’ll spend time doing activities and learning to read the clues that wildlife leaves behind. We’ll also take a short discovery hike to practice finding signs of wildlife.
November 22 End Date
Wild about Water
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Water is precious to us and to the wild things around us. In this program for adults and kids, you’ll join a park naturalist to learn about the water that sustains the park.
November 22 End Date
What Was That? Night Creatures!
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Just as we are settling down for the night, many wild things are just getting up! Join a park naturalist to learn about nocturnal wildlife in our park, and discover how to identify some of these creatures by their voices.
November 23 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 23 End Date
Bay Explorations
Galveston Island State Park
Come join one of our weekly explorations of a Galveston Island treasure every Sunday.
November 28 End Date
Up with the Birds
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join a park naturalist for a morning bird and nature walk through our beautiful Brazos River bottomland forest. This easy hike will take us through habitats sculpted by the Brazos River, where we will see and hear many of the bird species that find safe haven in the park.
November 28 End Date
Watching for Wildlife
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come join a park naturalist and learn what lives in our forest. We’ll spend time doing activities and learning to read the clues that wildlife leaves behind. We’ll also take a short discovery hike to practice finding signs of wildlife.
November 28 End Date
Wild about Water
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Water is precious to us and to the wild things around us. In this program for adults and kids, you’ll join a park naturalist to learn about the water that sustains the park.
November 29 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
November 29 End Date
Up with the Birds
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join a park naturalist for a morning bird and nature walk through our beautiful Brazos River bottomland forest. This easy hike will take us through habitats sculpted by the Brazos River, where we will see and hear many of the bird species that find safe haven in the park.
November 29 End Date
Watching for Wildlife
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Come join a park naturalist and learn what lives in our forest. We’ll spend time doing activities and learning to read the clues that wildlife leaves behind. We’ll also take a short discovery hike to practice finding signs of wildlife.
November 29 End Date
Wild about Water
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Water is precious to us and to the wild things around us. In this program for adults and kids, you’ll join a park naturalist to learn about the water that sustains the park.
November 29 End Date
Twilight Firelight - Stagecoach Rides
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Take a break from the hectic holiday pace and re-focus on your family and friends at Fanthorp Inn’s Twilight Firelight celebration!
November 29 End Date
What Was That? Night Creatures!
Stephen F. Austin State Park
Just as we are settling down for the night, many wild things are just getting up! Join a park naturalist to learn about nocturnal wildlife in our park, and discover how to identify some of these creatures by their voices.
November 30 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park

December 2014

December 2 End Date
Squirrel Hunt
Huntsville State Park
Park Closed.
December 6 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
December 6 End Date
Pearl Harbor Ceremony aboard the Battleship TEXAS
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
An event that commemorates the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
December 7 End Date
Nature Programs and Hikes
Brazos Bend State Park
December 13 End Date
Christmas-on-the-Brazos featuring Barrington's Candlelight Christmas
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Barrington's Candlelight Christmas features timed vignettes, offering glimpses into 1850s festivities through a candlelit tour of Barrington Farm.
December 13 End Date
Yuletide TEXAS! "A Sailors Christmas"
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Festive Christmas event aboard the Battleship TEXAS
December 21 End Date
3rd Saturday Bird Walk & Talk
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find .
December 28 End Date
Youth Deer Hunt
Huntsville State Park
Park Closed.

January 2015

January 10 End Date
Butchering and Curing
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us for our annual butchering and curing weekend. Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Steps will not be repeated once the resources have been used up.
January 11 End Date
Butchering and Curing
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us for our annual butchering and curing weekend. Butchering livestock was a very necessary way of life in the mid-19th century. Steps will not be repeated once the resources have been used up.
January 18 End Date
3rd Saturday Bird Walk & Talk
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find .

February 2015

February 7 End Date
Light in the Dark
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
If you lived more than 150 years ago what would you have to gather, and make yourself, to be able to have light at night?
February 8 End Date
Light in the Dark
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
If you lived more than 150 years ago what would you have to gather, and make yourself, to be able to have light at night?
February 15 End Date
3rd Saturday Bird Walk & Talk
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find .
February 28 End Date
Texas Independence Day Celebration
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us for a two day celebration of Texas Independence. Details will be released as they are finalized.

March 2015

March 1 End Date
Texas Independence Day Celebration
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join us for a two day celebration of Texas Independence. Details will be released as they are finalized.
March 15 End Date
3rd Saturday Bird Walk & Talk
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find .
March 28 End Date
Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work.
March 29 End Date
Beasts of Burden; Draft Animals at Work
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Barrington Living History Farm and the Texas Draft Horse and Mule Association in a unique opportunity to experience draft animals at work.

April 2015

April 19 End Date
3rd Saturday Bird Walk & Talk
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find .

May 2015

May 17 End Date
3rd Saturday Bird Walk & Talk
Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come see how many different species you can find .
May 23 End Date
Food from the Farm
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Join Miss Kellie for a discussion on the heirloom varieties of vegetables we grow here at Barrington.

July 2015

July 4 End Date
Fireworks on the Brazos!
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

August 2015

August 1 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 2 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 8 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 9 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 15 End Date
Project WILD
Humble
Learn to share conservation with children: Professional Development for anyone who works with children
August 15 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 16 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 22 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 23 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 29 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.
August 30 End Date
Education Weekends
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
This program is being held in conjunction with Star of the Republic Museum’s School Daze-Education in Early Texas, August, 2015.

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