St. Patrick’s Day, Honky Tonk Music Festival and more: 6 things to do in Tomball, Magnolia this weekend, March 15-17


Need weekend plans? Here are a few events happening in the Tomball and Magnolia areas this St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Saturday, March 16

Two-step in Tomball

Dance to honky tonk-style music and sample chili at the city of Tomball’s annual Honky Tonk Music Festival. This event also includes a chili cookoff and margarita pour-off. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (admission, parking). 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484.

Saturday, March 16

Dress up as a leprechaun


Head out to Deacon Baldy’s in Magnolia for a St. Patrick’s Day party, featuring all-day drink specials—which continue through Sunday, March 17—and a leprechaun look-a-like contest at 6 p.m. The winner receives a $50 cash prize. 11 a.m.-midnight. Free. Deacon Baldy’s, 5447 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-650-2558.

Saturday, March 16

Enjoy a car show, outdoor movie

Cruise over to Burroughs Park for a car show and movie night with Harris County Precinct 4. Check out a variety of classic cars and stay to watch the film “Cars.” The event also includes crafts, food trucks, a DJ, and free popcorn and drinks during the movie. 6-10 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. 281-353-4196.

Saturday, March 16

Donate clothes to homeless

Donate clothing to Houston-area homeless through First Baptist Church of Magnolia. The church is accepting men’s items only, and socks and underwear donations must be new. Used shoes, backpacks, sleeping bags, jeans, shirts and cell phones are welcome. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. First Baptist Church of Magnolia, 18525 N. Sixth St., Magnolia. 281-356-8543.

Sunday, March 17

Practice yoga with cats

Try out a yoga class at Abandoned Animal Rescue, featuring a few of the shelter’s adoptable cats as yoga partners. Class space is limited. Yoga mats are not provided. 1-2 p.m. $10. AAR, 32632 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-789-4142.

Sunday, March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

District 249 Bar and Grill hosts a St. Patrick’s Day party featuring crawfish, live music, green beer, a shot wheel and St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. Attendees must be 21 or older to enter. The first 200 people to enter will receive a free District 249 koozie. 11 a.m.-midnight. Free (until 3 p.m.), $5 (after 3 p.m.). 23238 Hwy. 249, Tomball. 832-717-0020.

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Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served as the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan—Midwestern State University's student-run campus newspaper—and interned with both the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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