Sponsored Events

What follows is a listing of upcoming events that The KD will be attending, sponsoring, or promoting in the months ahead. These are all wonderful events that offer lots of fun and great exposure.

Advertisers are invited to become part of The Kid’s Directory Team at the events that we will have a physical presence at. It’s a tremendous opportunity to interface with prospective customers and business networking. A sign up button will appear next to the event(s) in which advertisers are invited to participate at. For more information please give us a call at 713-663-7555.

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The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival Benefiting Child Advocates, Inc.

Location:
Downtown Houston in the area surrounding City Hall and Houston Public Library

Date:
March 30-31, 2019

Cost/Times:
See website

Two days of games, circus acts, rides, food, beverages, and entertainment for all ages centered in downtown Houston. The Festival excitement includes Fourteen Big Family Adventure Zones, Six stages of music and entertainment, over three hundred fun activities, as well as featured celebrities. Created 31 years ago by Child Advocates as an avenue to create awareness and funding to help the abused and neglected children of Houston.

Over 5.5 million dollars have been raised for the organization through the annual two days of children activities. 

Come celebrate, enjoy, laugh, and play at the 30th Annual McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival and create a lifetime of memories!

For more information please visit www.houstonchildrensfestival.com.

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Conroe KidzFest

Location:
Downtown Conroe

Date:
April 27

Times/Cost:
10am – 5pm; Free Admission

Over 15,000 people will gather together in beautiful downtown Conroe to play, create, explore, and learn. FREE Admission, Activity Villages, Live Entertainment, Inflatables, Game Booths, Train Rides, Face Painting, Water Activities, Food Vendors and much more!

For more information please visit www.cityofconroe.org

Five-O 5K for Special Olympics

Location:
Stude Park | 1031 Stude Street, Houston, TX 77007

Dates/Times:
March 9 | see website

Cost:
See website

The Five-O 5K honors all men and women in uniform who dedicate their lives in making Houston safe. This run celebrates and appreciates all the dedication and support that Law Enforcement Torch Run officers have to keep the Flame of Hope burning for Special Olympics Texas for 50 years. As we run 3.1 miles we honor all of the Law Enforcement Torch Run members who are no longer with us, such as our beloved Sergeant Paul Weido and Officer Marco Zarate.

Join us as we run with our LETR group and thank them for raising over $1 million per year to fund athletic programs for over 60,000 participating Texas athletes with intellectual disabilities. Of every dollar raised, 92¢ goes directly to programs for Special Olympics Texas athletes. Thank you for your support. Together we promote dignity, equality and opportunity for all people.

For more information please visit www.sotx.org/fiveo5k

UTMB Health Causeway FunD Run

Date:
March 9

Cost/Race Location/Times:
see website

UTMB Health and the School of Health Professions is once again hosting the “SHP Causeway FunD Run/Walk.” This event benefits SHP student scholarships and represents a powerful investment in the future of health care for our region and state. We invite you to participate in this event to help provide scholarships for the many talented students in the School of Health Professions. The race includes a Kid’s 1K Run/Walk, 1K Wheelchair Race, 5K Run and a 1K Walk.

For more information please visit www.causewayrun.com

Sherwood Forest Faire

Location:
1883 Old Highway 20, McDade, TX 78650

Date:
Weekends, March 2 – April 21

Cost/Times:
see website

Visit Sherwood Forest Faire over eight weekends in February and March for a medieval-themed show with over 100 musical, comedic and dramatic performances per day, including a full-contact heavy armor joust, falconry show, feasts, and wine tastings – all in period costume and character. On these weekends the forest abounds with Robin Hood’s merry men, pirates, nobles and of course the fae folk.

For more information please visit www.sherwoodforestfaire.com

Monster Energy Supercross

Location:
NRG Stadium | NRG Parkway, Houston, TX 77054

Date:
March 30

Cost/Times:
see website

Monster Energy Supercross is an indoor dirt bike racing championship – a newer version of motocross, the sport’s original form is coming to Houston! Monster Energy Supercross is held from January through May in open stadiums and covered domes. The track takes all the exciting obstacles of outdoor riding–jumps, turns and bumps–amplifies them, and puts them in easy view of spectators. Join us for a family fun day at Monster Energy Supercross!

For more information please visit www.ticketmaster.com

The Grand Kids Festival

Location:
Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX

Date/Time:
April 6 | 10am – 5pm

Cost:
FREE

The 24th annual Grand Kids Festival will spring into action this April in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District. Admission to the Festival, inflatables, pony rides and a variety of additional activities are FREE to the public!

Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, the Festival is recognized as one of the Gulf Coast region’s premier family spring events and is designed as an avenue to introduce children and their families to the arts. The Festival offers live entertainment on four outdoor stages, as well as on The Grand’s stage indoors, and features over 40 activity booths – each showcasing a variety of unique, hands-on activities for children and their families to enjoy.

For more information please visit www.grandkidsfetival.com

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular

Location:
NRG Center | NRG Parkway, Houston, TX 77054

Dates/Times:
April 12 – 14 | see website

Cost:
See website

Enjoy much of what you love about the Nutcracker Market but in the spring! Approximately 150 merchants from across the country will showcase unique seasonal items, including summer apparel and accessories, novelties, gourmet food, home decor items for spring and summer holidays and much more. Proceeds from each admission ticket that you purchase, plus 11% of all the merchandise you buy, goes back to Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs.

For more information please visit www.nutcrackermarket.com

The Nurture Nature Festival

Location:
Baytown Nature Center – 6213 Bayway Drive, Baytown, TX 77520

Dates/Times:
April 13 |10am – 4pm

Cost:
FREE

The free, family event introduces visitors to the reptiles, birds, fish and native plants of the Baytown area through fun activities for all interests and levels. Exciting children’s games, informational exhibits, live animals and a variety of food keep visitors coming back year after year for this popular event.

For more information please visit www.baytown.org

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party

Location:
NRG Stadium – 1 Reliant Parkway, Houston, TX 77054

Dates:
April 17-21

Cost:
See website

Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickeys Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hooks treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguels Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen.

Make memories with your whole family during Aladdin, Toy Story and The Little Mermaid as the search party becomes an all-out magical celebration on the ice, in the air, and all around!

For more information please visit www.disneyonice.com

Easter Seals of Greater Houston Walk With Me

Location:
Houston Zoo – 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030

Date:
April 27

Times/Cost:
see website

Walk With Me is a 5K or shorter Family Fun Walk that helps raise awareness and resources for programs of Easter Seals, which help children and adults living with all types of disabilities. All proceeds from this event benefit Easter Seals Greater Houston! 

For more information please visit www.eastersealshouston.org

Galveston Historic Homes Tour

Location:
Galveston, TX

Dates/Time:
May 4, 5, 11 & 12| 10am – 6pm

Cost:
see website

Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes during its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Large, small, and everything in between, the 2019 tour will have something for everyone!

For more information please visit www.galvestonhistory.org

Galveston Island Beach Revue

Location:
Beach Central | 2102 Seawall Blvd

Dates/Time:
May 17 & 18 | see website

Cost:
see website

Based on Island events from summer seasons past like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the Galveston Island Beach Revue resurrected these favorite Island pastimes into a contemporary two-day, family-friendly event in 2009. The Revue continues to grow each year through events, contestant participation and attendance and is officially the City of Galveston’s “Kickoff to Summer” event.

For more information please visit www.galvestonhistory.org

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp

Location:
1883 Old Highway 20, McDade, TX 78650

Date:
July 8-14, July 15-21, July 22-28

Cost/Times:
see website

Sherwood Forest Summer Camp attendees have the rare opportunity to try their hands at many crafts and skills that are no longer widely taught. Maybe your child is a natural with a bow? Or perhaps they are made for the stage, but never had a chance to be in a play before. It is amazing what new things a child can learn when you take away the distractions of modern technology and put them in a beautiful forest with skilled teachers. All of our hands-on activities take place in our 23-acre medieval village. Campers will be transported back in time to a world of knights, ladies, and a simpler way of life. Campers will work with their hands to create useful tools and learn skills that were essential to daily living in the medieval era. No modern entertainment devices will be available.

For more information please visit www.sherwoodforestfaire.com

A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy

Location:
5420 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056

Days/Times of Performances:
7:30pm Wednesday & Thursdays, 8pm Fridays & Saturdays and 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday matinees

The A.D. Players Performing Arts Academy provides training for artists of all ages with a primary focus on ages 5- 18. All classes take place at our Saint Street Studio, 2613 Saint Street, Houston, Texas 77027. The Academy specializes in nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of young artists. Since 1992 we have created a range of offerings beyond our Academy classes and productions. The Performing Arts Academy also offers educational partnerships such as in-school instruction, after school programs, and workshops.

For more information please visit www.adplayers.org

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Locations:
Galveston, South Padre, New Braunfels

Dates/Times/Cost:
See website

Enjoy more than 35 thrilling water adventures that provide a variety of entertainment for everyone!

Float in tubes through our Transportainment River System that combines three unique rivers into one endless float. Experience the thrills of our speed slides, tube slides and the Boogie Bahn surf ride. Splash and play in areas especially for smaller children. Relax in a heated pool or at a swim-up refreshment bar. There is truly something for guests of all ages!

For more information please visit www.schlitterbahn.com.

Improv: Family Comedy & Magic Show

Location: 
7620 Katy Freeway Space 455 Houston, TX 77024

Dates/Times: 
Check website for performance dates

Cost: 
See website

The Improv provides first class magic & comedy entertainment guaranteed to deliver enthusiasm & great fun for the entire family! Join us every other Saturday afternoon as magical entertainers Ted Schwank & Carter Blackburn take you on a high-energy adventure of live magic, illusions & comedy!

For more information please visit www.improvhouston.com.

Improv: Live Stand-Up Comedy (Adults Only)

Location:
7620 Katy Freeway Space 455 Houston, TX 77024

Dates/Times:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday or Sunday after 8 PM.

Cost:
See website

The Houston Improv offers an intimate dinner theater-style venue for some of the world’s most popular entertainers and corporate entities. Centrally located inside the Marq*e Entertainment Center on Katy Freeway, this 10,000 square foot venue features our legendary stage, state of the art audio/visual capability, full bar/kitchen staff, dance floor, and in-house audio engineer.

18+ allowed only with a guardian 21+. Special engagements excluded. Must exchange for tickets at box office.

For more information please visit www.improvhouston.com.