TO-DO LIST: Live music, festivals, free movies and more happening in Cy-Fair this summer

Celebrate July Fourth in Fairfield

Celebrate July Fourth in Fairfield

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From free movie screenings to Independence Day celebrations, there are several events planned in the Cy-Fair area this summer. 

June 19: Catch a free movie at the park

Harris County Precinct 4 hosts Summer Movie Nights in the Park, an event featuring a free screening of “101 Dalmatians,” crafts, popcorn and drinks. 7 p.m. Free. Matzke Park, 13110 Jones Road, Houston. 713-274-4050.

June 20: File for November elections

June 20 is the first day to post notice of candidate filing for the November elections. Cy-Fair ISD will hold elections in early November for various positions on the board of trustees.,

June 21: Support Alzheimer’s awareness

Heartis Cypress celebrates the longest day of the year with food, a car wash, prizes, a cake walk, games and a silent auction to support the Alzheimer’s Association. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost TBA. Heartis Cypress, 17935 Longenbaugh Drive, Cypress. 281-392-2200.

June 21: Listen to the ‘Sounds of Water’

The Houston Choral Society chamber choir presents a program inspired by the many facets of water, featuring motets by Palestrina, “Water Night” by Eric Whitacre as well as popular songs, folk songs and spirituals. 7:30 p.m. Free. All Saints Catholic Church, 215 E. 10th St., Houston.

June 21: Get active on International Day of Yoga

Shaka Power Yoga and VillaSport Athletic Club host sunset yoga sessions for adults and children on the International Day of Yoga. Food trucks and local vendors are on-site. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Josey Lake Park, 1200 Bridgeland Creek Parkway, Cypress.

June 21-23: Attend the annual Houston Fiber Fest

Classes cover relevant concepts including knitting, crocheting, needle felting and other crafting techniques. Vendors offer fiber arts materials such as yarn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.). Free (admission). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

June 22: Get a first look at a new community

Caldwell Companies celebrates the grand opening of its newest master-planned community with live entertainment, food trucks and family-friendly activities. Attendees can also tour model homes by Perry Homes and Newmark Homes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (admission). Copper Bend, 13803 Gold Peak Drive, Cypress.

June 22: Stop by a local business grand opening

Tali Appleby, owner of Boba Bear Teahouse, hosts a grand opening celebration for her business with a bounce house, a dunk tank, a photo booth and samples of new food items that will be added to the menu. 1-5 p.m. Free. Boba Bear Teahouse, 16241 Mueschke Road, Cypress.

June 23: Bust a move at the Pre-Colombian Rumba

Traders Village hosts its annual South American dance event featuring prizes, games and Latin music from Walter Suhr & Mango Punch. Music and dance stylings include salsa, merengue, bachata and top 40. Guests also have access to the more than 1,500 vendors at Traders Village. 1-4 p.m. Free ($4 parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500.

June 26: Roast a local nonprofit director at lunch

Shield Bearer honors Roy Wooten, the group’s former executive director who left the organization earlier this year, with a “roast and raise” fundraising event. The event includes lunch and the opportunity to “roast” Wooten by sharing a joke or story. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $25 (luncheon tickets), $25 (roast). Windwood Church, 10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston.

June 27: Sit in on Cy-Fair ISD’s budget adoption

The Cy-Fair ISD board of trustees hosts its monthly meeting where the board will adopt the budget for the 2019-20 school year, which includes raises for various employees using money allocated by state lawmakers in the 2019 legislative session. 6 p.m. Free. Instructional Support Center, 10300 Jones Road, Houston.

June 29: Take in a Cypress Symphonic Band concert

Cypress Symphonic Band presents its annual patriotic concert with a celebration of America’s history and a time to honor each branch of the U.S. military. 7 p.m. $8 (at the door), $6 (online). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.

June 29-30: Stop by the Cy-Fair Kids & Family Expo

The event features more than 100 vendors, giveaways, games, food trucks and entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 281-656-8371.

July 4: Celebrate Independence Day in Jersey Village

The city hosts its annual Independence Day parade starting at the Jersey Village Civic Center and ending at Clark Henry Park. After the parade, guests can enjoy activities, music and food. 9 a.m. Free. Jersey Village Civic Center, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village. 713-466-2100.

July 4: Celebrate July Fourth in Fairfield

The Fairfield Women’s Club hosts a Fourth of July parade from Ault Elementary School to Central Park in Fairfield, followed by a community celebration at Salyards Middle School featuring vendor booths and performances. 9 a.m. (parade leaves) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (celebration). Free. Salyards Middle School, 21757 Fairfield Place Drive, Cypress.

July 8: Get free child immunizations at a community event

In an effort to increase the number of children who are fully immunized in Harris County, Troubleshooters Immunizations hosts an event providing immunizations for measles and other contagious diseases free of charge to children enrolled in Medicaid or who do not have insurance. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. 713-873-8687.

July 12: Attend culinary cookoff for armed forces

In July, Bridgeland’s monthly Friday Night Bites event features a cookoff for members of the U.S. armed forces hosted by the Women’s Food Truck Organization. The winner receives a $2,500 scholarship to pursue culinary education. 6-10 p.m. Free (admission). Lakeland Village Center, 10515 Fry Road, Cypress. 832-543-1132.

July 13: Check out car show at The Towne Lake Boardwalk

The show includes classic, imported, exotic and muscle cars as well as trucks, hot rods, jeeps and golf carts. 8-10 a.m. Free. The Boardwalk Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress.


Cypress Trail Hideout
25610 Hempstead Road, Cypress
Shows begin at 7 p.m.

21 Nigel Edison
22 Hit n Run

5 Jeff Canada
19 Nigel Edison

Mo’s Irish Pub
14102 Mueschke Road, Cypress
Shows begin at 8:30 p.m.

20 Leo Mendoza
21 Sol Flair
22 Texxas Heat
27 Mark Lum
28 Blaggards
29 Swagger

Arts and exhibitions

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring

“My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action”
Dates: June 1-Aug. 17 (Tue.-Sat.10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Cost: free ($5 suggested donation)

Playhouse 1960
6814 Gant Road, Houston

“A Catered Affair”
Dates: June 21-22 (8 p.m. both days)
Cost: $18 (students, seniors and veterans), $21 (adults)

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.


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