12 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this June and July

From live music and festivals to fishing and beekeeping, here are ways to stay entertained all summer.



Catch a fish


June 22

Kids of all ages are invited to the nonprofit Texas Trophy Catfish Association’s Kids Fish Fest. Children learn about angler safety, knot tying and casting. All equipment is provided. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Walden Marina, 12050 Melville Drive, Montgomery. 832-984-8376. www.txtca.org





Become a beekeeper


June 22

The Texas Beekeepers Association invites all interested in beekeeping to attend its summer clinic. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. $70 (members), $80 (nonmembers), $25 (kids ages 4-12), free (kids younger than 4). The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 512-924-5051. www.texasbeekeepers.org





Spend a day at the pool


June 22

Take the family to the pool for a fun day on water slides. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Montgomery Community Center, FM 149 at College Street, Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.mctx.org





Hear the State of the State


June 27

Attend the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce’s State of the State luncheon to hear local legislators speak. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $30 (advance), $35 (at the door). Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-756-6644. www.conroe.org






Attend the symphony


June 28

The nonprofit Conroe Symphony Orchestra hosts its annual Celebrating America concert to honor all police, firefighters, EMS, veterans and military personnel with patriotic hymns. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Mims Baptist Church, 1609 Porter Road, Conroe. 936-760-2144.  www.conroesymphony.org





Enjoy a classic movie


June 29

Come out to the lawn and sing along to the classic musical “Grease.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Montgomery Community Center, FM 149 at College Street, Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.mctx.org





Party at the park


June 29

Grand Central Park, Johnson Development’s master-planned community, is hosting an island vibes weekend concert featuring Bama Breeze Band, drinks, food and games. 5-8 p.m. Free (entry), $5-$12 (meal tickets). Grand Central Park, 11322 I-45 S., Conroe. 936-447-2820. www.grandcentralparktx.com





Celebrate independence


July 6

Join the Historic District of Montgomery with vendors, barbecue and baking contests, and a parade with the theme of “Peace, Love & Freedom.” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 14420 Liberty St., Montgomery.936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareachamber.com






Fire up the bands


July 6

The ninth annual Fire up the Bands charity music festival, hosted by the Conroe Professional Firefighter’s Association, plans to feature Roger Creager. The group partnered with Southern Star Brewing on a signature “Local 2731” beer for the event. 4-11:30 p.m. Ticket prices have not been released as of press time. Pacific Yard house, 101 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-648-3248. www.facebook.com/fireupthebands





Go on a winery tour


July 6-13

The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail plans to host a tour of local wineries with two food and wine pairings, winemaker interactions and lessons about Texas wine. Noon-5 p.m. $35. 21123 Eva St., Montgomery. www.texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com





Drink mimosas after yoga


July 13

Sundog Yoga Studios is hosting a 60-minute energizing yoga flow followed by 30 minutes of restorative poses, ending with mimosas. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $25. Sundog Yoga Studios, 15001 Walden Road, Ste. 211, Montgomery. 936-582-2612. www.sundogyogastudios.com





Craft cosplay


July 14

The Adventure Begins Comics, Games and More shop hosts monthly cosplay meetups to create costumes. Beginners welcome. 4-8 p.m. Free (entry). 525 Woodland Square Blvd., Ste. 130, Conroe. 936-273-3223. www.theadventurebeginscomicsandgames.com


By Andy Li