Festivals and shopping: 5 things to do in and around Sugar Land this weekend, Nov. 3-5

iFest Live is happening in Sugar Land this weekend.

iFest Live is happening in Sugar Land this weekend.

Several annual events will take place in the Sugar Land area this weekend, Nov. 3-5. Residents can take the time to enjoy hot air balloon rides, see live music performances, experience different cultures, and shop for holiday gifts.


Vino & Vintage Vocals
Variety band The Grateful Geezers will give a live music performance at Sugar Land Town Square, playing the hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Attendees can also purchase drinks from local wine bar Vino & Vinyl. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com


Families and friends can take a ride on a tethered hot air balloon or experience carnival rides at Constellation Field. This festival also features food, drinks, arts and crafts, and live music entertainment. Friday and Saturday, 4-11 p.m. Sunday, 4-10 p.m. $12-$20. 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. www.balloonapaloozatour.com/sugar-land


Sugar Plum Market
The Fort Bend Junior Service League is hosting this holiday shopping extravaganza at the Stafford Centre where patrons can shop for unique finds, including clothes, jewelry, food, and much more. Proceeds will be donated to local Fort Bend County charities. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $12. 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford. www.sugarplummarket.com


iFest Live
This annual community event showcases the city’s diversity through performances, food, art, and activities. Local organizations will host different booths representing various countries and regions from around the globe. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com


44th Annual British Festival
During this celebration of British culture, attendees can enjoy homemade treats—including an assortment of cakes, jellies, chutneys, and puddings—as well as performances from dancers and entertainers such as Joel the Magician. Part of the proceeds will be donated for Hurricane Harvey relief. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5. 1 Fluor Daniel Drive, Sugar Land. www.facebook.com/events/217268348781070

By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.