Everybody wants to kick off summer in electric style, but in a metropolis like Houston, it can prove difficult deciding just what to do with a long weekend. Don’t worry! This concise list makes planning your Memorial Day weekend fun and easy. Check out the top 5 festivities Houston has to offer this Memorial Day:
Texas’s Comic Con, Comicpalooza is the perfect destination for any comic book reader, sci-fi fan, gamer, or anybody that enjoys unleashing their inner geek! Guests this year include the cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and personalities from AMC’s Comic Book Men, among many others. The event runs from May 23 through Memorial Day at the George R. Brown Convention Center. For more, including registration info., visit comicpalooza.com.
Break Out Arts
Hosted by Project Row Houses, an ambitious art and cultural community, the Break Out Arts event features talented musicians, a fashion show, and an art gallery. You will also find a music workshop for children (free of charge), diet consultations with food samples, and several unique vendors showcasing their products. Break Out Arts happens from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on May 26. View the event page from visithoustontexas.com.
Howl at the Moon Summer Kick-Off Party (ages 21+)
Whether you’re a recent college grad looking to celebrate, a couple of parents that just want to find a sitter and get out, or something in between, this party might be worth putting on the agenda. Howl at the Moon is a popular dueling piano bar in Midtown at the intersection of Smith Street and Hadley. Now is the time to visit the Howl Houston page to request a table and check out drink specials. It’s going down on Sunday night, May 25!
Summer Wonderweek at the Children’s Museum
This one’s for the kids. While grown ups get ready for Sunday night at Howl at the Moon, kids have their own summer kick-off party to attend. Gearing up for summer with Summer Wonderweek includes learning about how animals stay cool during the hot months, making friendship bracelets, and much more. For a full schedule of activities, you may visit cmhouston.org.
Waugh Drive Bridge Bat Colony
Approximately a quarter of a million Houston residents reside under Waugh Drive Bridge – Mexican free-tailed bats! Even if you are a Houston native, you may not have heard of this remarkable miracle of nature. Arrive thirty minutes before dusk to snag a spot on the viewing platform to witness minutes of massive flurries as the critters come out to eat! Just be sure to stand back! The City of Houston web site contains a number of details.
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