There are plenty of events and festivals to attend in the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood area in April and early-May, from the annual Good Oil Days festival in Humble to the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce’s State of Lake Houston luncheon.
Celebrate Good Oil Days
The two-day Good Oil Days Festival kicks off with a street dance on April 5 featuring live music, food trucks and games. The following day features all the same festivities plus local vendors and a kids zone. 7-11 p.m. (April 5), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (April 6). $10 (dance entry). Uptown Park, 308 Main St., Humble. 281-446-4140.
Listen to live music
Music on Main, a monthly music event that kicked off in March and runs through December, features performances by local bands. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. 7-9 p.m. Free. Uptown Park, 308 Main St., Humble. 281-446-2128. www.facebook.com/livemusiconmain
Sample Houston barbecue
The 7th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival takes place at the Humble Civic Center where attendees can sample food from more than 20 barbecue restaurants across the Greater Houston area as well as craft beer and live music from Folk Family Revival. 1-4 p.m. $50-$120. 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 832-454-6106. www.houbbq.com
Taste Kingwood treats
The second annual Taste of Kingwood features activities for the whole family, including various food and drinks, shopping and live music. Noon-6 p.m. Free. Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 214-734-1917. www.facebook.com/435733976963131
Shop at Town Center Park
Texas Trade Days hosts this event where attendees can shop from a selection of local vendors. The event also includes an Easter egg hunt for children. 2-6 p.m. Free. 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 936-463-8049. www.texastradedays.com
Tour a Kingwood garden
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 community-wide projects. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (April 26-27), noon-4 p.m. (April 28). $10-$30. www.kingwoodgardenclub.org
Enjoy barbecue, brews
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 (adults). Harley-Davidson of Kingwood, 111 Northpines Drive, Kingwood. 281-441-3754. www.fplh.org
Discover Lake Houston economy, development
The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the State of the Lake Houston area luncheon, where leaders from local school districts, industries and hospitals discuss infrastructure, mobility, development and growth. Community Impact Newspaper is a co-sponsor for the event. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $30 (members),
$35 (nonmembers). Walden Country Club, 18100 Walden Forest Drive, Humble. 281-446-2128. www.lakehouston.org
Eat catfish for a cause
The Rotary Club of Humble hosts an annual festival features catfish by the plate, a car show, a raffle, live entertainment and a kid zone. Proceeds provide grants and scholarships for local students and nonprofits. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (entry), $12 (meal ticket for adults). Humble Civic Center Arena, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-800-0332. www.humblerotaryfestival.org
Get out and vote
Texas Secretary of State David Whitley approved Harris County’s application to the countywide polling place program on March 7. With this, registered voters in Harris County will be able to cast their ballot May 4 at any of the 700 polling locations countywide. www.votetexas.gov
Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly stated a ticket price for an event.