Taco, tequila festival, community events: 5 things to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, Aug. 18-20

The annual Texas Taco, Tequila and Margaritas returns to downtown Conroe on Aug. 19.

The annual Texas Taco, Tequila and Margaritas returns to downtown Conroe on Aug. 19.

There is plenty to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, including a Conroe Parks and Recreation events and the Texas Taco, Tequila and Margarita Festival in Conroe.

Here is what is going on in the area on Aug. 18-20:

1. Senior Dances
Aug. 18
Conroe Parks and Recreation Department hosts its weekly senior dances, where couples and singles age 60 or older gather to dance to live music. Friday evening’s live band is Jem Dandy Band playing a variety of music from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5. Conroe Activity Center, 1204 Candy Cane Lane, Conroe. 936-522-3900. www.cityofconroe.org

2. Texas Taco, Tequila and Margarita Festival
Aug. 19
Inspire Productions brings its annual Texas Taco, Tequila and Margarita Festival to downtown Conroe on Saturday. The event features more than 35 taco vendors, tequila flights and tastings, margaritas, beer and live music. The festival includes a monkey comedy show, a taco contest and a kids zone, complete with water slides, games and face painting. Free admission is granted for children age 12 and younger, as well as teachers, police, military and first responders with valid identification. Noon-10 p.m. Aug. 19. Free (age 12 and younger), $7 (admission), $25 (tequila happy hour). Heritage Place, 500 Collins, Conroe. www.thetexastacofestival.com

3. Back the Brave Day
Aug. 19
Back the Brave Day is on Saturday at Blackwood Gun Club, benefitting local nonprofit organization Back the Brave. The organization helps first responders and their families with financial or logistical needs in the case of a death or serious injury in the line of duty. Fundraiser participants can shoot at the gun range. The event offers barbecue to purchase during lunch hours, live music and raffle prizes. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $25 (per person), $100 (group of 5 people). Blackwood Gun Club, 11400 FM 2854, Conroe. 936-441-4040. www.blackwoodgunclub.com


The Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St., Conroe

Aug. 18-20 | Fiddler on the Roof | times vary


The Corner Pub
302 N. Main St., Conroe

Aug. 18 | The King Bees | 9 p.m.
Aug. 19 | Michael Player Band | 9 p.m.

The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton St., Conroe

Aug. 18 | PUSHWATER | 9 p.m.
Aug. 19 | Indian & The Jones | 9 p.m.
Aug. 20 | Jim Sloan Trio | 11:30 a.m.

Game On Sports Bar
1717 N. Frazier St.

Aug. 19 | JB and the Moonshine Band with John Loring Band | 8 p.m.

Backwoods Saloon
230 Lexington Ct., Conroe

Aug. 18 | Maddox & Steel | 8 p.m.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.


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