Greek and strawberry festivals, a yacht party: 17 things to do in the Bay Area in May and June

Rock the Dock at the Kemah Boardwalk will feature live music every Thursday night. Performers include The Velcro Pygmies, L.A. Roxx, The Fab 5, Bag of Donuts, Best of Both Worlds, 7 Bridges and Escape. 7-10:30 p.m. Free. 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com

Rock the Dock at the Kemah Boardwalk will feature live music every Thursday night. Performers include The Velcro Pygmies, L.A. Roxx, The Fab 5, Bag of Donuts, Best of Both Worlds, 7 Bridges and Escape. 7-10:30 p.m. Free. 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com



May 9-15

Rock the dock
Rock the Dock at the Kemah Boardwalk will feature live music every Thursday night. Performers include The Velcro Pygmies, L.A. Roxx, The Fab 5, Bag of Donuts, Best of Both Worlds, 7 Bridges and Escape. 7-10:30 p.m. Free. 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com





May 10

Attend a mother and son event

League City will host a mother-son date night at Hometown Heroes Park. The event includes dining, dancing, games and giveaways. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $55 (per couple, residents of League City), $82.50 (per couple, nonresidents of League City). 1001 E. League City Parkway, League City. 281-554-1180. www.leaguecity.com







May 10

Go to a fashion show


Kelly’s House of Colour will host a fashion show at Liroma Event Center. The event will showcase spring and summer fashion looks from Ivory Boutique, Brave Boutique and Danielle Emon Boutique. The event will include pop-up shops as well. A portion of the proceeds will go to Moms on a Mission to help local communities. 7-10 p.m. $35 (general admission), $50 (VIP). 18201 Egret Bay Blvd., Ste. B, Webster. 832-390-0911. www.vagaro.com/kellyshouseofcolour







May 10-12

Clear Lake Greek Festival


The 26th annual Clear Lake Greek Festival includes musical performances and Greek foods. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $3 (adults), free (children 12 and under). Clear Lake Park, 5001 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook. www.clearlakegreekfestival.com







May 11

Run in a toga fun run

St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church will host the 8th annual Toga Fun Run at the Clear Lake Greek Festival. There will be a 5K run and a 1K for children, and the route will start at Clear Lake Park and go through the Clear Lake Forest subdivision. There will be awards for each age group as well as an award for the best toga. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Today’s Harbor for Children in La Porte. 7 a.m. $20 (kids), $35 (adults). Clear Lake Park, 5002 NASA Parkway, Seabrook. www.clearlakegreekfestival.com







May 12

Celebrate Mother's Day on the boardwalk


Take mom to the Kemah Boardwalk and enjoy discounted amusement rides. Mothers who buy an all-day ride pass get a second pass for free. $18.99 (for those under 48 inches tall), $24.99 (for those at least 48 inches tall). Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com







May 15


Learn about Japanese Culture


The Feel JAPAN Ladies Group will host a presentation at the Evelyn Meador Library about Japanese culture. Practice Japanese calligraphy, taste Eastern sweets and tea, and learn about seasonal customs and history of Japan. 10-11 a.m. Free. 2400 N. Meyer Ave., Seabrook. 281-474-9142.







May 16


Attend a yacht party for a good cause


RE/MAX Space Center will host a party on the Boardwalk Fantasea yacht. The event will include dinner, music and dancing, live and silent auctions, and vendor booths. There will also be a preparty at the Cadillac Bar. Attire is all white. All proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Texas Children’s Hospital. 4-9 p.m. $50 (preparty admission), $100 (preparty and yacht admission). 7 Kemah Waterfront St., Ste. 7, Kemah. 281-334-3344. www.eventbrite.com





May 17-19


Pasadena Strawberry Festival


The annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival will include live concerts, pig races, a children’s play area, a carnival, mud volleyball games, a cook-off, a wine tent and numerous vendor booths. 3 p.m.-midnight (Fri.), 10 a.m.-midnight (Sat.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). $12 (adults), $6 (children). 7603 Red Bluff Road, Pasadena. 281-991-9500. www.strawberryfest.org







May 18

Participate in a fishing tournament


Participate in the 8th annual Salute the Heroes Fishing Tournament that benefits the Heroes for Freedom Foundation. The event will include food, door prizes, a silent auction and live entertainment, including The Zack Willard Band, Bubba Bateman and DJ Connection. 6:45 a.m. $400 (per participating team). Kemah Boardwalk Marina, 555 Bradford Ave., Kemah. www.heroesforfreedom.org





May 18

Celebrate the Apollo program at a gala


The Lonestar Flight Museum will host its 3rd annual Blue Skies Gala. This event will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo program moon landing and honor business aviation pioneer Universal Weather and Aviation Inc. There will be cocktails, dinner and live music by the Richard Brown Orchestra as well as a live and silent auction bidding to benefit STEM education programs. The event attire is black tie. 6:30-11 p.m. $500 (individual tickets), $3,500 (starting price per table). The Revaire, 7122 Old Katy Road, Houston. 346-708-2517. www.lonestarflight.org







May 18


Celebrate Galveston Bay


Galveston Bay Foundation will host the Bay Day Festival. The festival is a celebration of Galveston Bay and will include educational activities, bay-themed arts and crafts, live animal demonstrations and touch tanks, a scavenger hunt, and science and marine exhibits. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. The Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-332-3381. www.galvbay.org





May 18 through 19


Race in a regatta


Lakewood Yacht Club and the Bay Access Foundation will host the 38th annual Shoe Regatta. This event will include a series of boat races, a party and an award ceremony. The regatta is open to several different types of boats. The party will include live entertainment and dinner. 6-7:30 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $87 (entry fee). 2322 Lakewood Yacht Club Drive, Seabrook. 281-474-2511. www.lakewoodyachtclub.com





May 24

Party at the pool


The Clear Lake City Rec Center will host a pool bash to celebrate the opening day of their outdoor pools, splash pad, water slide and diving pools for the 2019 summer season. The event will include pool games, food trucks, music and a movie showing. $5 (per person), free (with annual facility tag). 5:30-10 p.m. Clear Lake Rec Center, 16511 Diana Lane, Houston. 281-488-0360. www.clcca.org





June 1


Survey Seabrook Birds


Go bird watching to spot species native to the Bay Area. Free. 9 a.m. Pine Gully Park, 605 Pine Gully Park, Seabrook. www.houstonaudubon.org





June 7

Catch some summer fireflies


The Armand Bayou Nature Center will host a family-friendly event full of fireflies. Staff will give a brief presentation about lightning bugs and then guide a walk through the firefly-lit darkness. Children can capture and release the bugs and take home a firefly kit. $10 (ages 6 and older). 7:45 p.m. Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Blvd., Pasadena. 281-474-2551. www.abnc.org





June 8

Support young athletes in Houston
The Greater Houston Area Football Coaches Association’s Bayou Bowl Football Game will be hosted at Challenger Columbia Stadium. This annual football game features 36 of the best high school football players from the Greater Houston area against 36 of the best high school football players from Louisiana. All proceeds from the GHFCA Bayou Bowl Football Game go directly to scholarships awarded to male and female athletes in Houston. 7-11 p.m. Free. 2145 W. NASA Blvd., League City. 281-813-0886. www.bayoubowl.org



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