Celebrate Easter and Earth Day, learn about classic airplanes: 8 things to do in Houston this weekend, April 19-21


The Houston area has several outdoor events to enjoy over a sunny holiday weekend, in addition to Easter and Earth Day celebrations.

April 19-21
Soak up some sun over Easter weekend

Kemah Boardwalk hosts events for children and families throughout the weekend, including appearances by the Easter bunny, balloon artists, a live DJ, movie screenings, an egg hunt and a nondenominational Sunday service. Activities run from 1-8 p.m. daily. Free. 215 Kipp Avenue, Kemah. 281-334-9880. www.kemahboardwalk.com

April 20
Take a dog to Houston’s largest canine festival

The 8th Annual Puppies for Breakfast Dog Fest features a 4,500-square-foot play area for four-legged attendees, along with children’s activities, raffles, pet vendors and a doggie costume contest. Breakfast food trucks, beer and mimosas will be served. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, with $5 suggested donation. Market Square Park, 301 Milam Street, Houston. www.puppiesforbreakfast.com

April 20
Learn about conservation with a day at the zoo

The Houston Zoo invites families to celebrate Earth Day for a day of games, crafts and educational activities focused on protecting animals and the environment. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free, with zoo admission. 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-533-6500. www.houstonzoo.org

April 20
Explore international cultures

Global heritage is on display at the SpringWorld International Festival, with cultural and educational performances, exhibits and food from traditions from around the world. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston. www.springworldfest.com

Visitors learn about a military helicopter. Courtesy HobbyFest

April 20
Get up close with classic airplanes

The Hobby Area District hosts the annual HobbyFest at Hobby Airport, featuring a display of aircraft and military vehicles from throughout history. The first 1,000 attendees will get free food, and additional programming includes a raffle, children’s activities, shopping and a visit from the Easter bunny. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 8402 Nelms Street, Houston. www.hadistrict.org/hobbyfest

April 21
Join an Easter egg hunt in the park

Hermann Park offers a full morning of Easter celebrations, including a holiday breakfast, egg hunt and rides on the park’s railroad and pedal boats. 8:30-10 a.m. $14 (adults), $7 (children). 1700 Hermann Drive, Houston. 713-524-5876. www.hermannpark.org

April 21
Enjoy a children’s carnival

The Traders Village flea market hosts Kids Fest on Easter Sunday, with clowns, magicians, face painters and acrobats on site for entertainment as well as a slate of presentations, music, food, shopping and games, including an egg hunt. noon-4 p.m. Free. 7979 N. Eldridge Road, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com

April 21
Grab Easter brunch at the aquarium

Houston’s Downtown Aquarium hosts an Easter brunch buffet Sunday, featuring photo opportunities with the Easter bunny and egg hunts for all ages. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $41.99 (adults), $19.99 (children ages 3-10). 410 Bagby Street, Houston. 713-223-3474. www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownAquariumHouston

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