Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend and Spring Break
Happy Friday and happy (almost) Spring Break! Here are some events to look forward to this weekend, plus some fun events for the family during Spring Break.
River Oaks Garden Club’s 82nd Annual Azalea Trail begins today and continues through the weekend. Tour some of the city’s most beautiful residences and gardens and see the gorgeous azaleas blooming. This year’s trail will honor all past chairmen of previous Azalea Trails. Trolley Transportation will be running between Bayou Bend and the residences on the Azalea Trail.
The 5th Annual French Cultures Festival at Discovery Green this evening will be the kick-off concert for Francophonie celebrations. Three bands of different genres from France, Austin and Quebec will be featured at the concert.
Come watch the action at Texas’ largest canoe and kayak race, which will travel along Buffalo Bayou on Saturday morning. There will be fun festivities at the finish line.
Hotel Granduca will host a special tea party event on Sunday in conjunction with Houston Ballet’s production of “Cinderella.” The hotel’s Cinderella Tea will be fun for all ages, with a portion of the proceeds going to the ballet.
An emoji-themed festival on Sunday will celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. Guests who arrive in costume have the chance to win prizes. Festivities include arts and crafts, face painting and a clown appearance. Dinner will follow the Megillah reading.
Spring Break Festivities:
Spend this spring break making a work of art. The Spring Break Studio at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will be offering participants a chance to work with watercolors, mixed media, fiber arts and more.
The Children’s Museum will be hosting an array of special activities and interactive events during its Xtreme Spring Break. The week of festivities begins with a DJ dance party and includes an Xtreme BMX Block Party, Human Hamster Balls and an American Ninja Warrior-inspired show with Warrior veteran Sam Sann.
The Asia Society Texas Center will offer kids a uniquely themed arts and crafts exercise each day during spring break. Budding artists can make an origami koi, create a hanging scroll featuring a blooming cherry blossom tree and explore their creativity through art.
If you’re spending spring break in Houston this year, Discovery Green has you covered. The park will be hosting fun-filled activities perfect for the whole family. Interactive experiences range from playing with faux snow and green slime to building Styrofoam boats and planes. DJ Mohawk Steve will be around to keep the energy going with fun tunes.
Blessington Farms in Simonton is hosting its Spring Break Spectacular March 11-19. Enjoy family-friendly activities such as hay rides, giant slides, barrel train rides, pedal cars, animals, and more, plus strawberry picking.
During spring break, kids can learn about the George Ranch Historical Park’s background. Participants can delve into 100 years of ranching and farming at the George Ranch while watching the ranch cowboys saddle the horses, helping feed the livestock and taking part in a chuckwagon lunch.
Go old-school this spring break at Houston’s first outdoor roller rink! Roll around the rink at Discovery Green while taking in the views of the Houston skyline. Oldies bands will entertain and roller derby skaters will demonstrate their skills.
The Houston Rodeo & Livestock Show continues through March 26. Take advantage of time off during Spring Break to explore the rodeo, carnival, concerts and more. See the schedule here.
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