Fireworks from a boat, Texas Outlaw Challenge: 8 Bay Area events to attend in June, July

June 7 through 26

View fireworks while kayaking
The Kayak Shack will host kayaking tours to watch the fireworks at the Kemah Boardwalk every Friday night in June and July. Age 16 and up. 8:30-10:30 p.m. $50 (single kayak), $100 (double kayak). 622 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah. 832-429-2094.

June 15

Enjoy booze on a cruise
South Shore Harbour Resort will host Sip and Sail cruises throughout the summer. Participants will be able to enjoy alcohol while on a cruise ship. 4-6 p.m. $45 (per person). 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City. 281-334-1000.

June 19 through 23

Experience the Texas Outlaw Challenge
For five days, several locations across Kemah and Seabrook will host various events, including boat races, car shows, bike rallies, bikini contests and huge parties. 7-10 p.m. (Wed.), 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (Thu.), 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sun.). Costs and locations vary by event. 281-702-8744.

June 21 through 22

Camp at the space center
Space Center Houston will host a family campout as part of a new program this summer. Families will be able to participate in science-, technology- and engineering-related activities together, such as building model rockets, exploring robotics and training for space flight. The event includes indoor or outdoor camping. Age 5 and older. 4:30 p.m.-10 a.m. $69.95 (per person). Space Center Houston, 1601 E. NASA Parkway, Houston. 281-244-2100.

June 27

Raise money with golf
The Clear Creek Education Foundation will host the fourth annual Clear Creek ISD Alumni and Friends Topgolf Tournament. Proceeds from the event will go toward a program to support CCISD grants to help students and teachers in the classrooms. $125. 21401 Gulf Freeway, Webster. 281-284-0174.

July 3

Celebrate Independence Day early

Since 2017, League City has held its Fourth of July celebration a day early. Residents can enjoy food trucks, vendors, live music, bounce houses and more. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. 6-10 p.m. Free (admission). Chester L. Davis Sportsplex, 1251 Hwy. 96, League City. 281-554-1000.

July 4

Run in a toga fun run
League City will host a Citizen Appreciation Day as part of its July 4 celebration. Residents can enjoy fun activities such as a petting zoo, face painting, free food, snow cones and cotton candy. 10 a.m.-
2 p.m. Free. Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City. 281-554-1000.

July 5

Listen to a concert at the pool
South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center will host poolside live music performances through September as part of its summer concert series. The Pee Wee Bowen Band will perform July 5 at the center’s Oasis Pool. Free. 281-334-1000.

By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.