Here are 13 things to do around Greater Houston over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31

Here are more than a dozen things to do this Memorial Day weekend in the Greater Houston area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Here are more than a dozen things to do this Memorial Day weekend in the Greater Houston area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Here are more than a dozen things to do this Memorial Day weekend in the Greater Houston area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

From bicycle scavenger hunts and live theater to local Memorial Day tributes and dedications, Houstonians have various options for holiday weekend plans.

Memorial Day events

May 30: Pay tribute to fallen soldiers in The Woodlands

A tribute to men and women who lost their lives while serving in the United States military will take place at Town Green Park. The ceremony also honors all veterans who have served. 5-9 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/memorialday.

May 31: Attend an annual Memorial Day ceremony in Sugar Land



The city of Sugar Land will host its annual ceremony to commemorate soldiers who died in active military service. Attendees can view a military vehicle exhibit, visit vendor booths, listen to words of remembrance from local dignitaries, hear patriotic music, watch a 21-gun salute, visit the children’s patriotic craft station and more. Public parking and shuttle services will be available. Begins at 10 a.m. Free admission. Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-275-2700. www.sugarlandtx.gov/specialevents.

May 31: Revisit history in League City

Memorial Day events in League City will include remarks by Mayor Pat Hallisey and local veterans, a presentation by an Honor Guard and an outdoor learning experience at the League City Historical Society. History reenactors will explain the significance of League City’s Gold Star families and the symbolism of the poppy. Refreshments will be served, and complimentary hot dogs will be available at American Legion Post 554 in the afternoon. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission.
https://www.leaguecity.com/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3089.

May 31: Watch the dedication of monuments in Conroe

Several structures and monuments in Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park will be dedicated in a ceremony, including "Remembered Whispers," an interactive acoustical monument honoring the Women Air Force Service Pilots that served the nation from 1942-44. 11 a.m. Free. 1 Freedom Blvd., Conroe. www.facebook.com/honoredmission.

Other activities

May 28: Visit Typhoon Texas in Katy

Typhoon Texas kicks off its 2021 summer season May 28, including a three-day Welcome Back Beach Bash from May 29-31 with live music and family-friendly activities. The water park offers family raft rides, tube slides, body slides, a kids area, a wave pool and a lazy river with free on-site parking. Food and beverage options include Texas barbecue, footlong corn dogs, sundaes made with blue soft serve ice cream, hand-rolled pretzels and Dippin’ Dots ice cream, as well as cocktails, frozen alcoholic drinks and bottled beer. The park will be open daily through Labor Day weekend. Starts at $22.99 for choose-your-day-admission tickets. 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. typhoontexas.com.

May 28 through 30: See ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in Cypress


Ursa Major Theatrics at Bridgeland High School presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” a black comedy rock musical about a man who works at a flower shop and raises a plant that feeds on blood. 7 p.m. (May 27-30), 2 p.m. (May 29-30). $15 (online), $20 (at the door). Bridgeland High School, 10707 Mason Road, Cypress. 832-349-7600. http://bridgeland.csd.net.

May 29: Attend an outdoor concert in the Museum District

Produced by the Community Music Center of Houston, the Miller Outdoor Theatre hosts “The Philadelphia Soul Sound,” a concert featuring tunes accompanied by string and rhythm section arrangements. This music was shaped by groups such as the O’Jays, The Spinners, The Delphonics, and soloists, including Dionne Warwick and Teddy Pendergrass. 8 p.m. Free. 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-523-9710.
www.cmchouston.org.

May 29: Go to opening day at Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures in New Caney

The park opens for the summer May 29, offering visitors the chance to ride various water slides, use a lazy river or wave pool, enjoy the inflatable water park, giant maze, petting zoo and more. Parking is free, and food selections include barbecue, burgers and pizza. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $25. 23101 TX 242, New Caney. 832-509-1556.
www.bigriverswaterpark.com.

May 29 through 30: Enjoy a Broadway tribute in The Woodlands

Ms. Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts present the annual dance recital “A Tribute to Broadway.” Lawn seats are not available. 6 p.m. $20 (plus service fees). Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-1109.
www.woodlandscenter.org.

May 29 through 31: Complete a bicycle scavenger hunt in The Heights

The Houston Heights Association hosts its 16th annual bicycle scavenger hunt event with 15- and 5-mile route options. Participants receive a map and various clues to guide them through the route with completed entries submitted to the Houston Heights Fire Station by 5 p.m. May 31. $30 (15 miles), $20 (5 miles). 107 W. 12th St., Houston.
www.houstonheights.org.

May 30: Attend the
inaugural Kid's Cast and Catch and Family Fun Day in Conroe

The event, hosted by the Montgomery County Veterans Memorial Park Commission, includes kids’ fishing with all bait and poles provided, hot dogs and beverages, a patriotic concert, a bounce house, yard games and face painting. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. with a 9 a.m. check in. Free. 1 Freedom Blvd., Conroe. www.facebook.com/honoredmission.

May 30: Help out Asian-American and Pacific Islander-related charities in The Heights

An open-air market at the new Heights M-K-T development will benefit two charities in response to a rise in hate crimes and the ongoing coronavirus crisis in India. Proceeds from the vendors’ silent auction will go toward nonprofits AAPI Women Lead and Project Mumbai. The market will feature over 20 vendors, live music and a raffle. Free admission. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 600 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston. www.instagram.com/lace.markets.

May 30: Attend League City’s final Sunday in the Park event of the summer

The event will include a performance by Texas TNT, food trucks, family-friendly games, crafts and demonstrations by League City Animal Care. League City’s Emergency Management department staff will also be present to provide information for hurricane season preparations. Free admission. Noon-4 p.m. League Park, 512 2nd St., League City. https://www.leaguecity.com/civicalerts.aspx?AID=3093.

Eva Vigh, Emma Whalen, Danica Lloyd, Shawn Arrajj, Kelly Schafler, Laura Aebi, Vanessa Holt, Matt Dulin, Hunter Marrow and Claire Shoop contributed to this report.

By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.