June 4: Have family fun

The Northside Summer Fest at Northside Baptist Church will feature bounce houses, crafts and games. In addition to food trucks, there will be ice cream and a vendor market. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission). Northside Baptist Church, 701 FM 3083, Conroe. 936-522-3500. www.visitconroe.com/event/northside-summer-fest/650

June 4: Attend VetFest

VetFest offers attendees free family fun with food trucks, bounce houses and a petting zoo while supporting veteran service organizations on-site to support veterans and families. The event will also have tickets available for a concert featuring multiple artists. 1-6 p.m. (2nd Annual Montgomery County VetFest), 6-10 p.m. (all Texas country music show). Free (VetFest admission), $40 (concert admission). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road, Conroe. www.e.givesmart.com/events/qkv

June 4: Attend a charro bean cooking contest

The 2nd Annual Charro Bean Showdown at Southern Star Brewery will have contestants face off to find the best cooked pinto beans. Enjoy bean samples and beer, or compete for a cash prize and Southern Star Brewery gift. 2-5 p.m. (tasting/contest), 5:30 (winner announced). Free (admission), $15 (contest entry fee). Southern Star Brewery, 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.southernstarbrewing.com

June 4-5: Attend an anime convention

The Kimo Kawaii anime convention will feature a live battle of the bands, voice actors from Dragon Ball Z, voiceover recording opportunities for attendees and gaming tournaments. There will also be a cosplay contest, a drag show contest and photo opportunities. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.). $50 (all weekend pass), $25 (kid’s all weekend pass), $30 (Sat. pass only). 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. www.kimokawaii.net