Arbor Day, Go Texan Parade, Miles for Meals 5K: 7 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, Feb. 16-18

There are plenty of things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend. From watching the Go Texan Parade and participating in a 5K to supporting Meals on Wheels and celebrating Arbor Day, here are seven things to do this weekend, Feb. 16-18.

Celebration of art, music at Groove on the Green
Feb. 16

The Texas Campaign for the Environment hosts Groove on the Green at Southern Star Brewery on Friday evening. Groove on the Green focuses on bringing awareness to pollution in Texas and keeping the state free of pollution. The event also features food trucks, art vendors, prizes and live music from So/Below, The Prettybads and the Free Radicals. 5-10 p.m. $10. Southern Star Brewery, 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-441-2739.

2. 5K run for a good cause
Feb. 17
The second annual Miles for Meals 5K Walk & Run, hosted by nonprofit organization Meals on Wheels Montgomery County, kicks off at B-52 Brewing Company on Saturday morning. The 5K run is family-friendly, dog-friendly (leashed dogs only) and timed. After the race, a food truck, games and two drink tickets for B-52 Brewery are available for participants. Limited race spots are available. Same-day registration is available for $55 per ticket if space is open. 8 a.m. (check-in), 10 a.m. (race starts), 11:30 a.m. (race ends). $45 (individual), $175 (team of 4). B-52 Brewing Company, 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-756-5828.

3. Plant a tree for Arbor Day, Feb. 17
Experience Historic Downtown Conroe hosts an Arbor Day celebration event on Saturday morning. Arbor Day is a national day dedication to public tree-planting annually in the U.S. Conroe residents can come to downtown Conroe on Saturday morning to pick up a free tree seedling and receive gardening advice. Residents must plant the seedling in the city and take care of the tree as it grows. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Founder’s Plaza, 205 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-588-3316.

4. Watch the Go Texan Parade in downtown Conroe, Feb. 17
The 53rd annual Go Texan Parade marches through downtown Conroe Saturday morning to benefit the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and youth scholarships. The annual Go Texan Stampede has been cancelled, according to the event Facebook page. 1-3 p.m. (parade). Free. Heritage Place Park, 500 Metcalf St., Conroe. 936-588-3316.

5. Get to know Montgomery County's Democratic candidates, Feb. 18
The Montgomery County Democratic Party hosts a Democratic meet-and-greet on Sunday, featuring local, statewide and federal Democratic candidates who are on the ballot for the March 6 primary election and the May 5 election. At the event, residents can speak to the candidates individually and ask questions, as well as receive information on the election and early voting polling locations. election information. 2-4 p.m. Free. Candy Cane Park’s Conroe Activity Center, 1203 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe. 713-398-8678.

6. Live music, Feb. 16-18
The Corner Pub
302 N. Main St., Conroe

Feb. 16 | The Great Trumpet | 9 p.m.
Feb. 17 | Johnny Fury Blues Band | 9 p.m.

Pacific Yard House
101 Metcalf St., Conroe

Feb. 16 | Jonathan Terrell | 8:30 p.m.
Feb. 17 | Jason Allen | 8:30 p.m.

The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton St., Conroe

Feb. 16 | George Ensle with Tony Ramey | 9:30 p.m.
Feb 17 | Bill Carter | 9:30 p.m.
Feb. 18 | Jimmy Pizzitola | 8 p.m.

7. Live theater, Feb. 16-18
The Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St., Conroe

Feb. 16-17 | “Hello, Dolly!” | 8 p.m.
Feb. 18 | “Hello, Dolly!” | 2 p.m.

By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.


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