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Best things for kids to do in Houston this week: September 26 – October 2, 2022

Zoo Boo kicks off its month-long October celebration this weekend | Courtesy of Houston Zoo

Look no further for the best kid-friendly activities to do in and around Houston this week, Monday, September 26 through Sunday, October 2, 2022.

This week, catch a beloved kid’s character on stage, catch some Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, kick off spooky season, and more.

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Top 12 things to do for kids and families in Houston this week

  • Waller County Fair in Hempstead | From Monday September 26 to Saturday October 1 – Help support and promote young cattle lovers in Waller during a week-long celebration of events, live music, and more. Children can enjoy the carnival games and rides, and don’t miss the rodeo, calf race and other animals on the fairgrounds. Day passes are $30; $5 for 6 to 12 year olds; free for ages 5 and under. Season passes start at $40. Hours vary.
  • CoComelon Living at the Smart Financial Center | Thursday, September 29 – Bring the family for musical productions and a Broadway-style adventure, encouraging parents and children to get out of their seats to sing and dance. $32 and up. 6 p.m.
  • Segundo Barrio Children’s Choir at the Children’s Museum Houston | Thursday, September 29 | FREE – To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, enjoy a performance of Houston’s first and only bilingual children’s choir at a special free family night in the Museum District. 6:30 p.m.
  • Raya and the last dragon Film screening at Levy Park | friday september 30 | FREE Bring the family to see an outdoor screening of the 2020 Disney Animated Film, Raya and the last dragon, at Levy Park. 7:30 p.m.
  • Raptor Fest at the Raptor and Education Center in Houston Audubon | Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1 Celebrate owls, eagles and other predatory birds that hunt with their feet at this two-day festival that features dioramas, coloring pages, painting, mask-making, face painting, games and more Again. Tickets are $10; $5 for children (no age specified). Face painting and owl photo activities are $5 each. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Boo on the Kemah Boardwalk | From Friday September 30 to Sunday October 2 | FREE – Weekends are getting weirdly fun on the Kemah Boardwalk with the opening of the month-long Halloween-themed celebration with activities, live music and trick or treats in the shops. Hours vary.
  • Oktoberfest at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday October 1 | FREE Flying Saucer Biergarten opens over 50 taps for a Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration in Sugar Land, also featuring a Boho Vintage and Craft Market featuring 50 local makers. Expect Oktoberfest games and contests, including the Dachsund Dash, mug races, and mug-holding contests. Plus, marvel at traveling jugglers, stilt walkers, tarot readers, and other special surprises. Free; beer tasting packages start at $25. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Salsa and Salud at the Miller Outdoor Theater | Saturday October 1 | FREE – Rock and bustle to the beat of energetic performances by the Foundation for Modern Music as it celebrates 10 years with an evening of salsa performances, dance-drama, visual arts and more fun for the whole family. 7:30 p.m.
  • The Houston Pride brand presents anime-zing at the match | Saturday October 1 – The Houston Pride Band performs music from beloved video games and anime series in a concert that celebrates the worlds of gaming, anime and cartoons. $15. 8 p.m.
  • Zoo Boo Opening Weekend at the Houston Zoo | Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2 – Bring your little ghouls and goblins to celebrate the fall festivities at the Houston Zoo for the opening of their month-long Zoo Boo. There will be a pumpkin lantern tunnel between the lion and tiger exhibits, a spooky spooky ride, photo ops throughout the zoo and much more. $20.20 and up. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Patches in Greater Houston | In progress Take your pick of Fall Festival pumpkins, flowers, and family fun with our guide to pumpkin farms and pumpkin patch around Houston for the 2022 season. Prices, dates, and times vary.
  • Fall Festivals in Greater Houston | In progress Circle those dates for over 45 of this season’s upcoming fall festivals featuring live music, food, cultural celebrations and more at locations across Greater Houston. Prices, dates and times vary.

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Shea Kummer is a mom of 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she’s not cheering on her boys, she can be found searching for the best ways to create lasting family memories.