A happy Labor Day to all of our readers! September has arrived, and the temperature is starting to get out of its summer highs. Now that you might want to venture outside your Houston property, we’ve got a list of fun outdoor activities and events for you to enjoy.
On Wednesday, September 4th, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Market Square Park. There will be a screening of the film Frida, a biopic about the artist Frida Kahlo, at 8 p.m. If you come early, you can shop for amazing Frida-inspired goods at the artists’ market. Find jewelry, artwork, house wares, and much more. Movie-goers are welcome to bring blankets, low chairs, along with picnics and non-alcoholic drinks. You can also get food, beer, and wine at Niko Niko’s. Karbach Brewing Company will be on site, too, offering tastes of their new brew, Hella Chela.
For all the pickle lovers living in Houston, Saturday, September 7th is your day! Come to Kingwood Town Center Park for the first annual In a Pickle Festival. The fun gets going at 11 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. There will be a pickling contest, a pickle eating contest, and even a pickle juice drinking contest. Craft vendors will be selling all sorts of hand-crafted items, including pickle-related things. Kids will enjoy the bounce house and face painting, and brave souls can ride the mechanical bull.
Everyone Living in Houston Can Celebrate African Cultures
The Nigerian-American Multicultural Council will host its 7th Annual AfriFEST on Saturday, September 14th. Held on the campus of Houston Baptist University, the event will run from noon to 8 p.m. Come celebrate and discover the diverse and beautiful cultures on the African continent. There will be live music, dance, art, food, and vendors representing Ethiopia, Senegal, Egypt, South Africa, and every country in between.
Did you know that there’s actually a ton of public Houston property where you can go hiking, even right in the city? Yup! And Bayou City Outdoors is presenting a Hiking 101 seminar on Wednesday, September 18th. Head to Whole Earth Provision Co. at 6:45 p.m. and learn all about the gear you need to help you enjoy hiking, how to save, and what to invest in. You’ll also get tips for exercises and stretches to do to get yourself ready to hike. The hosts will talk about trails in the city itself and some that are just a short drive away. Then, on Saturday, September 21st, you can put your new knowledge to work on a Walk in the Woods guided hike in Memorial Park. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the rugby field parking lot. Wear a hat, sunscreen, bugspray, and long pants, as well as hiking boots or tennis shoes. Be sure to bring plenty of water.
October is the traditional month for Oktoberfest, but that doesn’t stop Oktoberfest Houston from holding its festival on the last weekend of September, Friday the 27th from 5 to 11 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday the 28th. The fun will be at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou. Enjoy live polka music and German dancers while you sip on either craft or German beer (or some of each!) and eat delicious food. Kids are welcome, and there will be fun games for both kids and adults. Advance purchase tickets start at just $15. Check out the VIP tickets for an even better experience.
We hope this list helps you to get out and have a blast in our amazing city!