Oktoberfest, a ghost tour and more: 7 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 27-29

Plenty of events are going on in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 27-29, including an Oktoberfest celebration at Brew:30 Taphouse in Cypress.

Plenty of events are going on in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 27-29, including an Oktoberfest celebration at Brew:30 Taphouse in Cypress.

For those looking to explore the Greater Houston area, here's a roundup of events to check out this weekend, Sept. 27-29.


Sept. 27
Go birding with bats in Buffalo Bayou
Texas Master Naturalist Alisa Kline and the Houston Area Bat Team will host Birding with Bats as part of Houston Bird Week. Head to Buffalo Bayou at Waugh Drive Bridge, where a colony of more than 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats reside. Guests can find out which birds and other critters are drawn to the bats during their nightly emergence. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Waugh Drive Bat Colony Observation Deck, Allen Parkway at Waugh Drive, Houston. www.houstonaudubon.org





Sept. 27
Attend a human trafficking seminar in Spring
Hands of Justice, Shield Bearer Counseling Centers, Love People Not Pixels and the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office host a training session for those who want a better understanding on trauma and human trafficking, pornography and the role of law enforcement. Survivors' testimonies will also be shared. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $20. WoodsEdge Community Church, Portable 8, 25333 Gosling Road, Spring. www.handsofjustice.org





Sept. 27-28
Enjoy Kanzi Fest in Pearland
Pearland's second annual African heritage festival, Kanzi Fest, takes place this Friday and will feature live music performances, a movie under the stars, splash pad, arts and crafts, martial arts demonstrations, yoga and other activities. Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland. www.kanzifest.com






Sept. 28
Celebrate Oktoberfest in Cypress
Brew:30 Taphouse hosts its second annual Oktoberfest, featuring polka music and beers from breweries around the Greater Houston area, including Back Pew Brewing, No Label Brewing Co., Southern Star Brewing Company and others. Berlin Food Factory will also serve authentic German food. 4-8 p.m. $25. Brew:30 Taphouse, 15914 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-516-9315. www.brew30taphouse.com






Sept. 28
Take a ghost tour in Old Town Spring
A costumed tour guide will show groups of guests on a haunted, lantern-lit walk while telling tales of hauntings, ghosts and other spooky-themed stories. Ghost hunting equipment is included. 8 p.m. $5-$10. Tour begins at Trilogy Brew, 417 Gentry St., Building C, Spring. 281-410-1300. www.oldtownspringghostwalk.com






Sept. 28
Pet bunnies in Sugar Land
Majestkids Playland is observing International Rabbit Day with a live rabbit petting zoo, face painting, crafts and open playground time to educate guests on the protection and care of wild and domestic rabbits. Socks are required for children and adults. 10 a.m.-noon. $20 (pre-register), $25 (door). 14031 Hwy. 59, Ste. 620, Sugar Land. 281-201-8058. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bunny-day-tickets-71370829071





Sept. 29
Shop local at the Kingwood Fall Market
Shop dozens of handcrafted and artisan vendors, specialty shops and boutiques at the Kingwood Fall Market, hosted by Texas Trade Days. New harvest market vendors will be in attendance with homemade treats and local produce. Noon-4 p.m. Free (entry). Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 281-549-2500. www.texastradedays.com


By 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 reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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