Attend these 11 events in Tomball, Magnolia in 2018

The city of Tomball hosts its Freight Train Food Truck Festival in October.

The city of Tomball hosts its Freight Train Food Truck Festival in October.

See what events are ahead in 2018.


February 10
Mardis Gras on The Stroll
The city of Magnolia celebrates its annual event with family-friendly activities, vendors, music and the Cajun Ready Mix Cookoff. Time TBD. Free (admission). The Magnolia Stroll, FM 1488 to Sanders Street, Magnolia. 281-356-2266.
www.cityofmagnolia.com





March 23-25
Tomball German Heritage Festival
Tomball celebrates its German roots with a multiday festival. The event, hosted in part by the Tomball Sister City Organization, features traditional German food and drinks, live entertainment and shopping vendors. Time TBD. Free (admission, parking and shuttle). Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-379-6844.
www.tomballgermanfest.com





April 21
Depot Day
The Magnolia Historical Society presents its annual Depot Day with a variety of activities, vendors and tours at the Historic Magnolia Depot. Time TBD. Free (admission). Historic Magnolia Depot, 426 Melton St., Magnolia. www.magnoliahistoricalsociety.com





May 5
Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival
The city of Tomball hosts its annual festival featuring live music, food vendors and crawfish. Time TBD. Free (admission and parking). Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484.
www.tomballtx.gov





May 12
Corks & Canvas on The Stroll
Magnolia hosts its annual festival on The Stroll in downtown Magnolia pairing area wines with regional art. Music, food and crafts are also available. Time TBD. Free (admission). The Magnolia Stroll, FM 1488 to Sanders Street, Magnolia. 281-356-2266.
www.cityofmagnolia.com





May 19
Honky Tonk Chili Challenge
The annual festival returns to the city of Tomball, offering attendees classic country music, food, vendors and a kids zone. The event also includes a chili cookoff. Time TBD. Free (admission and parking). Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov





July 4
Celebration and street festival
The annual family-friendly festival celebrates Independence Day with live music, food, games and a fireworks show. Time TBD. Free (admission). Business 249 north of FM 2920, Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov





July 4
The Fourth in Unity Park
The event, hosted by the city of Magnolia, features live music, a bicycle parade, activities and a fireworks display. Time TBD. Free (admission). Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 281-356-2266.
www.cityofmagnolia.com





September 15
Fab Fest
The city of Tomball will host a new festival celebrating the music of the Beatles and Volkswagen Beetle vehicles. The event is set to feature live music, vendors selling Beatles-themed merchandise, craft breweries and a Volkswagen Beetle car show. Additional details may be released closer to the festival date. Time TBD. Free (admission). Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484.
www.tomballtx.gov





October 20
Food truck festival
The city of Tomball hosts its annual Freight Train Food Truck Festival with a variety of food trucks, live music, vendors and activities. Time TBD. Free (admission). Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484.
www.tomballtx.gov





November
Tomball Holiday Parade
The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual holiday parade along Main Street with parade floats from local businesses and organizations. The event features a unique theme each year. Time, date TBD. Free (admission). Downtown on Main Street, Tomball. 281-351-7222.
www.tomballchamber.org


By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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