10 events to attend this September in Cy-Fair

The annual Shop ‘Til You Drop fundraiser features hundreds of vendors. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Women's Club)
The annual Shop ‘Til You Drop fundraiser features hundreds of vendors. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Women's Club)

The annual Shop ‘Til You Drop fundraiser features hundreds of vendors. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Women's Club)

Sept. 11: Shop ‘Til You Drop for charity

The Cy-Fair Women’s Club will host its annual shopping fundraiser with more than 250 vendors selling clothing, cosmetics, food, home goods, accessories and gifts. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (admission). Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.cyfairwomensclub.org

Sept. 11-12: Take a trip to the Dino Stroll

Participants can walk through realistic dinosaur displays in a prehistoric setting. About 75 dinosaurs will be featured. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sat.), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sun.). $14.99. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Ste. E, Houston. 713-853-8000. www.dinostroll.com

Sept. 12: Celebrate Fiestas Patrias

The annual Fiestas Patrias will feature a mariachi band, a regional Mexican band, a cumbia group, Aztec dancers and folkloric ballet. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (admission), $5 (parking). Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. www.tradersvillage.com/houston/events

Sept. 12: Shop the Bridgeland farmers market

Farmers market vendors sell products such as organic produce, juices and dog treats. Pets are welcome. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Lakeland Village Center, 10519 Fry Road, Cypress. 832-473-0559. www.ynfma.org

Sept. 13: Visit a free vaccination clinic

Senate Avenue Brewing Co. will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic conducted by the Texas National Army Guard. The clinic will be for those who wish to receive their first or second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Vaccine recipients ages 21 and older can receive a free alcoholic beverage, and participants younger than 21 can receive a non-alcoholic beverage of choice. 4-8 p.m. Free. Senate Avenue Brewing Co., 16000 Dillard Drive, Ste. F, Jersey Village. 832-295-3188.


Sept. 18: Celebrate Oktoberfest

Brew:30 Taphouse will host an Oktoberfest celebration featuring about 10 breweries serving their beer. The Homebrewed Brass Ensemble will perform polka music, and the Berlin Food Factory will serve German food. 4-8 p.m. Free. Brew:30 Taphouse, 15914 Telge Road, Cypress. 281-516-9315. www.brew30taphouse.com

Sept. 18: Check out vintage cars

A Cypress/West Houston car meetup will be held at Twistee Treat. Any vintage car from the year 1995 and older is welcome to be showcased. No loud music, revving engines or acceleration will be allowed at the event. 6-9 p.m. Free. Twistee Treat, 7018 Fry Road, Cypress. www.carcruisefinder.com

Sept. 18: Visit the Cy-Fair Open Air Market

Cy-Fair Town Center will host an outdoor artisan and small-business pop-up shop. Local artisans and small businesses will be selling jewelry, food, apparel, accessories and clothes. The event is family-friendly, and pets are also welcome. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cy-Fair Town Center, 25680 Hwy. 290, Cypress.

Sept. 23: Golf for a cause

The 17th annual Amber Alert pro-am golf tournament will raise money for the Texas Center for the Missing. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and a happy hour, an awards dinner, an online auction and a raffle will follow the tournament. The format is a four-person team scramble. Noon. $300 (individual player). BlackHorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Road, Cypress. 713-599-0235. www.centerforthemissing.org

Sept. 24-25: Attend the fall gift market

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will host its 15th annual fall gift market. An assortment of jewelry, home decor, handcrafted gifts, collectibles, sports memorabilia, clothing, candles, soaps and bath products will be available for purchase. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 15415 N. Eldridge Parkway, Cypress. 281-370-8000. www.stmaryscypress.org
By Emily Jaroszewski

Reporter, Cy-Fair

Emily joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in communications from the University of St. Thomas, and interning for Houston Public Media. Emily is a former student athlete for St. Thomas, and served as the assistant editor for the university's online student newspaper, The Celt Independent.


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