Top things to do for kids in Houston: March 20-26, 2023

A child tries to hold his kite in the air while others around him fly theirs
The annual kite festival returns to Hermann Park this weekend | Courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy

Take off to new heights this week with the best kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, March 20 to Sunday, March 26, 2023.

This week, learn what spring has to offer, fly a kite, celebrate German heritage, take your pup for a joy ride, go to a kid-friendly Beatles show, and more.

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Top 16 family activities to do in Houston this week

  • Family Storytime & Craft in Levy Park | Tuesday 21 March | free – Gather for a morning story in Greenway Park, followed by a craft to accompany the reading. All supplies included. 10 am.
  • Author Valerie Sweetin and Storytime at the Woodlands Children’s Museum | Friday 24 March – Storybook Theater presents The Writer’s Visit with Children’s Author Valerie Sweeten who will offer to read her book, Shhh, listen up: in the hinterland. $8. 11 am.
  • Art car launch party and artist package pickup at Ion Hotel | Friday 24 March | no cover The annual Art Car Parade offers a first look at the dozens of participating art cars along with live music, snacks and drinks, plus tours of the new Ion building. 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • Bayou City Arts Festival in Memorial Park | Friday 24th March to Sunday 26th March – Houston’s famous arts festival returns this spring with artworks from over 300 artists in 19 different categories, all on display for festival-goers to oooh and aaah at. The weekend festival will also feature two entertainment stages, a food truck park, and beverage stations throughout Memorial Park, plus you can take a look at the park’s newest addition with the new land bridge across Memorial Drive. $18; $5 for ages 6-12; Free for ages 5 and under. 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Tomball German Heritage Festival in the old town of Tomball | Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March | free Germany’s annual Tomball Festival fills the streets with more than 200 vendors rocking antiques, arts and crafts, and more; In addition to cultural music, street performances, a heritage center, delicious German food, festival food, beer and wine. The weekend event is family friendly and free to attend, with free parking and a shuttle service on Saturdays and Sundays as well. Times vary.
  • The Houston Humane Society presents the 41st Annual Fun at McGregor Park | Saturday 25 March – Bring your pup to the 41st Annual Fun Run and enjoy a dog costume contest, food trucks, vendor village, parade and more family fun at MacGregor Park in the Third Ward. $30 and up. 9 am.
  • Blue Willow Bookshop presents TeenBookCon 2023 at Aldine Davis High School | Saturday, March 25 | Free with RSVP – Darcy Little Badger and Daniel Naery appear in The Conversation as keynote speakers for this exciting literary event featuring more than a dozen young adult writers, including Brittney Morris (Leap), Emiko Jan (Tokyo Dreaming), Jumata Emil (black queen) and more. Guests can expect group discussions, autographs, and other opportunities to interact with authors. Registration required. 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Big day for the arts at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, March 25 | free – The Pearland Shopping and Community Center has a major art day blast with live chalk art performances, student artwork, doing artwork, performances, DJs, door prizes and more. 10 am to 2 pm.
  • International Festival of Arts and Kites at Crown Festival Park in Sugar Land | Saturday, March 25 | free – Look up at the sky for kites flying high and a day full of family entertainment. The festival celebrates culture and community through art, music, dance, and food, as well as enjoying art cars and enjoying live performances. 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Weekend workshop for the gifted and talented at the Health Museum | Saturday 25 March – The Gifted and Talented Program at the Museum of Health consists of full-day courses that provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences, intended for ages 10-13. Weekend workshops are $120. 10 am to 3 pm.
  • Celtic Festival at Kemah Boardwalk | Saturday, March 25 | free – Celebrate Celtic culture with bagpipes, beer, dancing, Highland games, live music and more at Kemah Boardwalk. From 1 pm to 9 pm.
  • Teens perform! At the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Houston | Saturday, March 25 | free – In conjunction with the Adolescent Council Where do we go from here? CAMH Gallery hosts an afternoon of live music and spoken word by teen artists. From 2 pm to 4 pm.
  • Annual Kite Festival in Hermann Park | Sunday 26 March | free – One of the signature events at Hermann Park this year is the Kite Festival on Hermann’s Hill, offering a day of kite flying and fun, with other activities such as live music, DJs, interactive games, face painting, and more. 10 am to 3 pm.
  • The Rock & Roll Theatre: Beatles music for kids at the Last Concert CafĂ© | Sunday 26 March Performing songs created by the most famous musicians in rock history, the Rock & Roll Playhouse offers games, action, stories and the opportunity to rock music to its core audience of families with children ages ten and under. $15. 11 am to 1 pm.
  • Inprint presents Jasmine Mendes at Meyerland Performing & Visual Arts Middle School | Sunday 26 March | Free with RSVP Part of the organization Brilliant minds! A series for middle-grade readers, the award-winning Houston-based author discusses her latest novel Anyana del mar jump in, which tells the story of a 12-year-old Dominican-American swimmer with juvenile arthritis. Free copies of the book are available to the first 100 families, and attendees can also enjoy free personalized poems by the Inprint Poetry Buskers and a performance by the Slam Poets, Meta-Four Houston. 3 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • The5K Fun Run at First Baptist Church in Houston | Sunday 26 March – This family-friendly fitness event near Memorial Park is helping raise money for South Asia Expeditions trips later this summer. $30; $90 for families of 4 or more. 3 pm to 6:30 pm.
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Shea Comer is a mom of three active boys who live in Katy. She has a degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she’s not cheering her kids up, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.