Memorial Day festivities, Comicpalooza and a Bubble Run: 10 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, May 25-28

A Memorial Day Festival will take place in Town Green Park in The Woodlands on May 27.

A Memorial Day Festival will take place in Town Green Park in The Woodlands on May 27.

Between local festivals, concerts and ceremonies, there are plenty things to do in the Greater Houston area this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28.

 



  1. Back the Blue Concert
    May 25


The Pearland Police Officers Association is hosting a Back the Blue concert to raise money for a police memorial commemorating fallen officers. The Spazmatics, an ‘80s cover band, are set to play. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and outside food or buy food at the event. 8-11 p.m. $25. 4070 Wells Drive, Pearland. 281-997-4100. www.pearlandpoa.com/concert





2. Bubble Run Houston
May 26
Participants can walk or run through this 3-mile course filled with colorful foam and bubbles. The race will conclude with a finish line party featuring live music, free swag and merchandise available for purchase. 9 a.m. $20. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. 281-807-8700. www.bubblerun.com





3. Magnolia Silkies Day
May 26
Bear Arms of Texas hosts this event, which features a fun run, live music and children’s activities. Proceeds support local veterans groups. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $20-$30 (admission), free for attendees age 12 and younger. 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. www.beararmstx.com





4. Comicpalooza 2018
May 26-27
Attendees can meet the stars of films and TV shows, including "Star Trek," "Lost" and "Marvel’s The Defenders" at this event, which will feature panels, charity events, concerts, games and interactive exhibits. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $42. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston. 800-427-4697. www.comicpalooza.com





5. Memorial Day Remembrance in Richmond
May 26 & 28
This event will include a historic Decoration Day ceremony at 11:30 a.m., including a reading of the first Decoration Day speech, a riderless horse presentation and cleaning and decorating of gravestones in George Ranch Historical Park. A USO-inspired Memorial Day lunch will also be served at 12:30 p.m. 9 a.m. $4-$15. George Ranch Historical Park, 10215 FM 762, Richmond. 281-343-0218. www.georgeranch.org





6. Memorial Day Festival in The Woodlands
May 27
This festival will pay tribute to military men and women who lost their lives while serving the United States. The event features live music by The Blue Grooves and Level One Band, children’s activities, strolling entertainment, a community covenant signing ceremony and a fireworks display. The event’s keynote speaker will be Col. Randall M. Pais, civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army. 4-9 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov





7. Oil Town USA Jamboree
May 27
This event celebrates the 85th anniversary of the Humble oil strike and features state fair fun with food, music and activities, such as a pie-eating contest and iron skillet tossing. 1-5 p.m. Free. Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov





8. Memorial Day in Memorial City
May 28
This event will pay tribute to U.S. heroes with a color guard ceremony, live country music and family-friendly activities. 3-6 p.m. Free. The Square at Memorial City, 303 Memorial City Way, Houston. 713-464-8640. www.memorialcity.com





9. Memorial Day in Sugar Land
May 28
Sugar Land hosts its annual Memorial Day event with education activities, military exhibits and a flag ceremony. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-275-2825. www.sugarlandtx.gov





10. Memorial Day at Houston National Cemetery
May 28
The National Cemetery Administration will host Memorial Day ceremonies at VA national cemeteries across the U.S. with the help of local communities. 9:30 a.m. Free. Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston. 281-447-8686. www.cem.va.gov


By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


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