With school winding down, there are plenty of summertime activities to enjoy in the Lake Conroe area, from lakeside karaoke to a movie under the stars.
Here are five things to do this Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27.
1. Honor the military
The Edge Lakeside Restaurant & Bar will host a Memorial Day celebration by the lake with burgers, hot dogs and specialty cocktails. There will be live music Friday and karaoke Saturday. All veterans will receive a discount. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free (entry). 15659 Marina Drive, Montgomery. 936-703-5041. www.theedgerestaurantandbar.com
2. Hunt for Bigfoot
B-52 Brewing and Visit Conroe are hosting a crawfish boil followed by a hide-and-seek-style hunt for Bigfoot through B-52’s wooded biergarten. Noon-4 p.m. Free (entry). 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-447-4677. www.b52brewing.com
3. Party with your pets
Local animal rescue service Operation Pets Alive is hosting a fajita cookoff featuring food trucks, live music, pet adoptions, a pet costume contest, artisan vendors and more. All furry friends are welcome as well. 1-7 p.m. Free (entry). Heritage Park, 500 Collins St., Conroe. 936-522-3842. www.operationpetsalive.org
4. Catch a movie
Historic Montgomery is continuing its Cinema Under the Stars series with a showing of “Back to the Future,” inviting the community to bring lawn chairs and enjoy a movie on the lawn of the Community Building. 8:15 p.m. Free. Community Building, FM 149 and College St., Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov
5. Hangout with horses
Take the kids outside to meet horses, play games and watch a movie at the Horse of Course Stables’ Kids Night Out Party. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25, $20 for each additional child. 12436 Brooks Road, Conroe. 717-222-4379. www.horseofcoursestables.com