Tour Kingwood homes and gardens, indulge in crawfish: 6 things to do in the Lake Houston area this weekend, April 26-28


From crawfish boils to mimosas and yoga, there are plenty of things to do in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood areas this weekend, April 26-28.

1. Grab some crawfish
April 26

The Humble Police Association hosts the 23rd annual crawfish festival Friday, which is Mardi Gras themed. The event features live music, live and silent auctions, and from 6-8:30 p.m. guests can enjoy unlimited crawfish. The event benefits local scholarships. 6-10 p.m. $30. Humble Civic Arena, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble.

2. Tour a Kingwood Garden
April 26-28

The Kingwood Garden Club hosts its home and garden tour, providing attendees with the opportunity to tour four homes and one Asian-influenced garden. Funds provide scholarships for students pursuing horticultural degrees and communitywide projects. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), noon-4 p.m. Sun. $10-$30.

3. Sip mimosas, do yoga
April 27

The Balmoral master-planned community located near Beltway 8 hosts a yoga and mimosas event at its lagoon. In addition to the free yoga class and beverages, attendees can learn about the community and homebuying from The Tarver Team at Keller Williams Northeast. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Balmoral Houston, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive, Humble. 832-508-0399.

4. Enjoy barbecue, brews
April 27

The 10th annual Chicks and Hogs BBQ and Brew-off event includes a barbecue competition as well as a silent auction, a kid zone, live music and a beer garden featuring three local breweries. The event also benefits nonprofit Family Promise of Lake Houston, which provides programs and services to address the underlying causes of homelessness. 2-7 p.m. $10. Harley-Davidson of Kingwood, 111 Northpines Drive, Kingwood. 281-441-3754.

5. Kingwood Trade Days
April 28

Texas Trade Days hosts the Kingwood Trade Days, an outdoor market that features vendors selling handcrafted items and boutiques. The monthly event is pet friendly, and it occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month. Noon-4 p.m. Free (entry). Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 936-463-8049.

6. Listen to live music

Green Oaks Tavern
211 E. Main St., Humble

April 26: Sparky Parker, 9 p.m.
April 27: Mark May band, 9 p.m.

Zachary’s Cajun Cafe
716 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood

April 26: The Little Rascals, 7 p.m.
April 27: Jonah Miles, 7 p.m.

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.
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