Enjoy the outdoors with these 8 Greater Houston area events, June 21-23

June 21 is the first official day of summer. From fishing in Montgomery County to the weekend-long Texas Outlaw Challenge, the greater Houston area has various activities to get family members of all ages outside this weekend.

June 21
Listen to live music
Concerts in the Park offers a live band every Friday night in June at Southdown Park in Pearland. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for an evening of family entertainment. On June 21, the Gary Michael Dahl Band performs R&B and jazz music. 7-9 p.m. Free. 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland. 281-412-8900. www.pearlandtx.gov/departments/ parks-recreation/special-events/concerts-in-the-park

June 21, 22 and 23
Experience the Texas Outlaw Challenge
Several locations across Kemah and Seabrook host various events, including boat races, car shows, bike rallies, bikini contests and parties. 7-10 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), 8 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sun.). Costs and locations vary by event. 281-702-8744. www.texasoutlawchallenge.com

June 21
Listen to classical music
ExxonMobil is sponsoring four nights of classical music performed by the Houston Symphony at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, the first of which is June 21. Tickets for seats are available at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performance at 8:30 p.m. Free. 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 832-487-7102. www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

June 22
Become a beekeeper
The Texas Beekeepers Association invites anyone 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

June 22
Catch a fish
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

June 22
Crack open a beer and watch bowhunting
Support Backcountry Hunters & Anglers by enjoying an archery shoot and watching bowhunting films on the big screen. Guests may bring their own beer. 4-9:30 p.m. $8-$50. The Bow Zone/Texas Archery, 5833 Treaschwig Road, Spring. 281-443-0066. www.thebowzone.com

June 23
Dance the day away at Traders Village
Traders Village hosts its annual South American dance event featuring prizes, games and Latin music from Walter Suhr & Mango Punch. Music and dance stylings include salsa, merengue, bachata and top 40. Guests also have access to the more than 1,500 vendors at Traders Village. 1-4 p.m. Free ($4 parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500. www.tradersvillage.com

June 23
Shop for handcrafted items in Kingwood
Texas Trade Days hosts a monthly event where attendees can shop from a selection of local vendors selling handcrafted items. 2-6 p.m. Free. 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 936-463-8049. www.texastradedays.com



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