Houston Latin Fest, Wands and Wizards are top picks for family fun

Houston Latin Fest at Midtown Park.

Photo: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Breakfast with an astronaut

Get an insight into the space program from an astronaut’s perspective while enjoying a delicious breakfast served by Wolfgang Puck. After the presentation, participate in a Q&A with the experienced space explorer.

When: 8:30 a.m. 22-23 April

From where: Houston Space Center, 1601 NASA Parkway

Details: $79.95 to $99.95; spacecenter.org

Walk With Me 5K Family Fun Walk

This non-competitive, family-friendly 5K sends walkers through the Houston Zoo, with an after-party at the Masihara Pavilion, where participants can enjoy children’s activities, music, food and drinks. The event benefits Easter Seals Greater Houston who provide services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities.

When: 7 a.m. on April 23

From where: Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive

Details: walkwithmehouston.donordrive.com

Wands and Wizards

Wave your wands to magical music from Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice in this family series concert, perfect for ages 3+.

When: 10 and 11:30 a.m. April 23

From where: Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana

Details: $24; houstonsymphony.org

Astroworld Art Show

The event features local artwork about the iconic theme park and includes a vendor market, live DJ and mini-museum with various AstroWorld props for photo opportunities.

When: 23-24 Apr 12-6 p.m

From where: IAG Business Technology, 6767 Portwest

Details: $10; tickettailor.com/events/warhous/651359/#

Houston Pride Band: Starry Night

The Houston Pride Band presents a night of music inspired by the cosmos, including selections from “Star Wars”, “The Planets”, “Star Trek” and other popular favorites at MATCH.

When: April 23, 8 p.m

From where: 3400 main

Details: $5-$15; matchouston.org

“Small” BIPOC book festival

Little BIPOC Book Fest is the city’s premier book festival focused on children’s writers of color, aiming to reflect the city’s diversity. The event features readings by award-winning authors Jasminne Mendez and Alda P. Dobbs, a performance by slam poets from Writers in the Schools (WITS), independent bookstores, vendors and book gifts

When: 10am-2pm April 24th

From where: Smither Park, 2441 Munger

Details: Free; bipocbookfest.com

Spring Family Day in Bayou Bend & Rienzi

Visit the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Rienzi for an afternoon of family-friendly programs that combine art, nature, history and science. Park at Bayou Bend and take the free shuttle between sites.

When: 1-5pm April 24th

From where: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial

Details: Free; mfah.org

Houston Latin Fest

Family-oriented festival highlighting Latin American culture, music, arts and cuisine.

When: 1pm-10pm April 24th

From where: Midtown Park, 2811 Travis

Details: $10-$50; theofficialhoustonlatinfest.com

“The Barber of Seville in Texas”

The Miller Outdoor Theater and the Houston Grand Opera present the kid-friendly “Barber of Seville in Texas”. One of opera’s best-loved comic masterpieces is retold in two languages ​​in Kristine McIntyre’s adaptation of Rossini’s classic work.

When: 11 a.m. 26-27 April

From where: Miller Open Air Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: Free; milleroutdoortheatre.com


Houston Texans Kids Triathlon

The Texans join forces with Typhoon Texas for the seventh annual race. The event offers an even more exciting track as children complete the triathlon through the water park. Once kids cross the finish line, they can spend the rest of the day partying with family in Typhoon Texas with a free water park pass.

When: 7-10 a.m. 23-24 April

From where: Typhoon Texas Water Park, 555 Katy Fort Bend Road

Details: $90; houstontexans.com/community/kids-triathlon


blessing of the fleet

Enjoy watching festively decorated boats as they cruise down the Clear Creek Channel. As the boats pass the boardwalk, they are blessed by a minister. The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. at the circular intersection of Clear Creek Channel Marker 13 and Lakewood Channel and travels across the Kemah Boardwalk to markers 7 and 8 and back.

When: April 24th

From where:
Kemah Promenade, 215 Kipp




This special community festival and street fair commemorates exciting changes in Sugar Land Town Square. The event features musical and theatrical performances, interactive art exhibitions and a children’s disco dance party.

6-9pm April 23rd

From where:
15958 City Walk

Free; sugarlandtownsquare.com

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