Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!

Houston Art Car Parade

This annual event from The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art returns for its 37th year, featuring 250 art cars from across the U.S. The four-day series features a parade around Allen Parkway, a ball, an awards ceremony and a children’s creative zone.Joy of Quilting 2024 Show

The Piecemakers at Klein United Methodist Church are holding their Joy of Quilting 2024 Show with over 100 quilts to support the Tomball VA, Ronald McDonald House and The Gathering. Visitors can stroll through over 150 quilts and shop with area vendors, buy quilts, sponsor a charity quilt, purchase tickets to win a king-size quilt, enjoy specialized quilt displays and purchase treasures from the Piecemaker Boutique.VFW Post 8905's 36th semiannual barbecue cook-off

VFW Post 8905 hosts a cook-off featuring contests for chicken, pork spare ribs, brisket slices and beans. The event also includes a cake sale, meat raffle, liquor wagon raffle, and live and silent auctions to support veterans and the community.
  • April 12-13, 10 a.m.
  • Free (admission), $8 (pork sandwiches), $15 (brisket plate)
  • 21902 Hwy. 290, Cypress
  • www.vfw8905.org
Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

The 19th Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival held by The Woodlands Arts Council, a local arts nonprofit, will benefit its microgrant and student art scholarship programs. The event will feature 200 artists’ work in mediums such as painting, woodworking, sculpture, photography, jewelry and ceramics.
  • April 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 13, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $18 (individual day tickets), $33 (weekend pass)
  • Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands
  • www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org
Pickleball Festival and Tournament

STEM-E Youth Career Development Program will partner with The Greater Houston Pickleball Association and Houston Parks and Recreation for a pickleball tournament. The event will feature a bounce house, corn hole toss, face painting and raffles.Friends of Bellaire book sale

The Friends of the Bellaire Library will host its first book sale this year to help raise funds for the Bellaire City Library. Shoppers can find adult, young adult and children's books that are both hardback and paperback.
  • April 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost of books range from $1-$5
  • Bellaire Fire Station, 5101 Jessamine St., Bellaire
  • www.fotbl.org
Montgomery County Funky Junque Market

The Montgomery County Funky Junque Market will feature over 120 vendors with women's and children's clothing; home, holiday and garden decor; gourmet food items, handmade and fashion jewelry as well as fashion trucks.Chess Fest

Casual and avid chess players are encouraged to come to this annual event that boasts walk-in activities, chess tables, chess-themed activities, grand master challenges and a blitz tournament in Sugar Land Town Square.Goat Yoga

Little Woodrow’s Webster will host the second pygmy goat yoga class for the Goat Yoga Houston group. Guests are encouraged to come 15 minutes prior to the start of this class that features 45 minutes of ashtanga yoga practice for beginners, and another 30 minutes of goat cuddles and photos. Classes are held outside and are not recommended for children under age 9.Corgi racing

Corgi owners and dog lovers alike can come watch these four-legged friends race to the finish line. The event will feature food trucks, crawfish and backyard games.
  • April 13, 1 p.m.
  • Free (admission), $15 (race entry)
  • Kirby Ice House, 3333 Eastside St., Houston
  • www.kirbyicehouse.com
Pearland BMX Open House

BMX Racing League and Pearland BMX invite beginners to try the alternative sport, tour the facility and test the track with no obligation. The racing league is for kids ages 4-15 and parents, and offers loaner bikes and helmets at no cost. Guests must reserve a spot before attending.Peel For A Purpose Crawfish Festival

At the fourth annual festival, which benefits the Tomball-based nonprofit Boots For Troops, attendees can expect live music, food trucks, a kids zone and simulcast racing.
  • April 13, 3 p.m.
  • $25 (general admission)
  • Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston
  • www.boots4troops.org