Best things to do for kids in Houston this month: September 2022

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Texas TreeVentures is hosting a special after dark session in late September | Courtesy of Texas TreeVentures

Kick off summer and welcome fall with our picks for the best kid-friendly activities in and around Houston in September 2022.

This month, celebrate Labor Day with the family, dance with Disney Characters, see Peter Pan take flight, hang out in a treehouse at sunset, and more.

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Top 12 things to do for kids and families in Houston this month: September 2022

  • Red, White & Bayou Texas Music Festival in downtown Dickinson | saturday september September 3 & Sunday September 4 – Returning for the first time since Hurricane Harvey, the annual Town of Dickinson Music Festival fills Labor Day weekend with live music, shop markets, a cooking contest, a children’s area and more. $10 and up. Hours vary.
  • Labor Day at the Lone Star Flight Museum | Labor Day, Monday, September 5 – The Museum of All Things Flight has a day of airplane tours, flight simulators, entertainment, and free hot dogs, fries, and a drink. $10 admission for everyone at the door. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Bentley Cup at Houston Polo Club | friday september 9 – A new fall polo season kicks off with the Bentley Cup and features everything you’d expect from a Houston Polo Club outing; a Best Dressed contest, a world-class polo shirt, a parade of players, live music, a halftime champagne divot, and more. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2-20 guests range from $89-$895. 5 p.m.
  • Disney Junior Live on tour! Palooza Costume at the smart financial center | friday september 9 – This all-new show brings together beloved Disney Junior characters like Mickey and Minnie alongside Marvel favorites like Spidey and his amazing friends for a concert-style show packed with song, dance, acrobatics and more. $39.50 and up. 6 p.m.
  • Polish Harvest Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Roman Catholic Church | From Friday September 9 to Sunday September 11 | FREE – Based on the centuries-old Polish tradition of Dozynki, a celebration of the end of harvest jubilee, the Polish Harvest Festival combines traditional and modern elements with food, drink and entertainment, as well as a children’s corner which offers an area full of exciting games, make-up, bouncy houses and more. Although free, food and drinks are at your expense. Hours vary.
  • Houston Ballet presents Peter Pan at Wortham Center | Select dates from Friday September 9 to Sunday September 18 – The Houston Ballet presents a reinterpretation of the classic tale by Sir James M. Barrie, Peter Pan, featuring flight sequences, sword-to-sword combat, giant puppets and more. $25 and up. Hours vary.
  • Parent and Child: Tea Time on the Hogwarts Express at Central Market | Sunday September 11 – Working as a team, you and the kids will create some of the most mouth-watering afternoon treats offered on the train to Hogwarts, like Pumpkin Pasties, Hagrid’s Rock Cakes and Bon-Bons Honeydukes Chocolate-Peanut Butter Crunch Bon-Bons. Tickets for 1 parent and 2 children remain at $60 per person; from 7 to 17 years old only. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Texas GatorFest at Fort Anahuac Historical Park | From Friday September 16 to Sunday September 18 – Get up close to the alligators for a weekend of educational activities and fun for the whole family with carnival rides, local vendors, airboat rides, tasty food and more. $20; $5 for 6 to 12 year olds; free for ages 5 and under. Hours vary.
  • Autumn Festival Opening Weekend at Blessington Farms | Saturday September 17 and Sunday September 18 – Welcome the fall season in the best way in the acreage west of Katy known as Blessington Farms. In addition to the Teacher Appreciation Weekend, the farm will open fall activities ranging from pumpkin picking to hay rides, bounce pads and more. $24 for ages 2 and up. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Glow in the Park at TreeVentures Texas | friday september 23 – This monthly event at the canopy-scale Woodlands Adventure Park features a three-hour sunset climb that turns into a nighttime thrill with headlamps and various illuminations throughout the park for a fresh perspective on the course suspended from the trees. 6 years and over; adult supervision required. $60 per person. 7 p.m.
  • 86th Annual Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo in Rosenberg | From Friday 23 September to Sunday 2 October – Until the first Sunday in October, this 10-day fair and rodeo offers carnival rides, barbecue competitions, concerts, a farmer’s market, a crawfish boil, a fishing tournament and much more. Season passes are available for $40; day admission is $15 at the door; $5 for 6 to 11 year olds; free for ages 5 and under. Hours vary.
  • Raptor Fest at the Raptor and Education Center in Houston Audubon | Friday, September October 30 and Saturday October 1 – Celebrate owls, eagles and other predatory birds that hunt with their paws at this two-day festival that features diorama crafts, coloring pages, painting, mask making, face painting, games and more. $10. Some activities are $5. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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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.

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