To-do list: 15 Katy-area events in February, March 2020

On Feb. 22,  Pedaling the Prairie will host its annual ride, which traverses into Bellville and Katy. (Courtesy Pedaling the Prairie)
On Feb. 22, Pedaling the Prairie will host its annual ride, which traverses into Bellville and Katy. (Courtesy Pedaling the Prairie)

On Feb. 22, Pedaling the Prairie will host its annual ride, which traverses into Bellville and Katy. (Courtesy Pedaling the Prairie)

Here is your ultimate local guide for events, meetings, activities and more in February and March 2020.

Find more events on our online community calendar here: www.communityimpact.com/event-calendar/february/katy.

Or submit your own event at www.communityimpact.com/event-calendar/add-an-event.

Feb: 21-23, Rock out to cure cancer: The second annual Tune Out Cancer Music Festival will have three days of live music, entertainers, vendors and food trucks at the Wildcatter Saloon. A variety of music styles will perform from country to rap to rock. The event benefits the Texas Children’s Hospital. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. (Feb. 21), 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (Feb. 22, Feb. 23). $20 (one-day admission), $35 (two-day admission), $50 (three-day admission). 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy. 832-799-2941. www.facebook.com/TexasChildrensTuneOutCancerMusicFest2020/

Feb. 22, Bike across Katy: Pedaling the Prairie hosts its annual ride, which traverses into Bellville and Katy. Proceeds benefit nonprofit The Eagle Initiative. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. $40-$50 (per rider), $125 (four riders); sponsorships available. Waller County Fairgrounds, 22000 Fairground Road, Hempstead. 281-391-5683 Ext. 226. www.pedalingtheprairie.org

Feb. 22, Race against cancer: The third annual Reign Over Cancer Walk and 5K event will be held at Cane Island Welcome Center. After the race, there will be a party with food, drinks and activities for children. Proceeds go to the Katy-based GEST Foundation Inc., which provides emotional, spiritual and financial support to individuals with cancer and their families. 8-11:30 a.m. $25-$30 (per participant). 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy. 956-832-9188. www.gestfoundation.org


Feb. 22, Run for a cause: Graeme’s Superheroes is hosting its fifth Graeme’s Run with a 5K and 1-mile family walk to raise money in honor of Graeme Bone, who died of a congenital heart defect in 2015 when he was 2 1/2 years old. Activities after the run and walk include bounce houses and live music. There will also be door prizes and raffles. The event’s proceeds go to The Children’s Heart Foundation. 8-11 a.m. $20-$40 (per participant). No Label Brewing Co., 5351 First St., Katy. 832-221-9116. www.graemessuperheroes.org

Feb. 23, Play cowboy and cowgirl: Westland Baptist Church is hosting a Western Day. The themed event will include family-friendly activities such as horse rides, a petting zoo, s’mores and a worship service. Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their western gear. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. 1407 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy. 281-392-5099. www.facebook.com/events/611730029664575/

Feb. 25, Celebrate Mardi Gras: No Label Brewery Co. will host a Fat Tuesday celebration event benefiting Greenawalds Service Inc. This nonprofit’s mission is to end veteran suicide, help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and rescue dogs. It plans to expand services to include a facility for training law enforcement dogs and educational outreach to prevent veteran homelessness. Event attendees can expect beads, beer and raffle items. 4-8 p.m. Free (admission). 5351 First St., Katy. 832- 817-1180. www.facebook.com/events/131245224651614/

Feb. 29, Celebrate Texas Independence Day: The Texas Exes Katy Chapter will celebrate Texas Independence Day. University of Texas students, graduates and their friends are encouraged to attend to honor the university and the Lone Star State. The event will include Curbside Coonexan’s food truck, which serves Southern cuisine such as jambalaya and hot dogs. There will be a 2:30 p.m. toast to Texas. 2-5 p.m. Free. MKT Distillery, 5373 First St., Katy. 512-840-5700. www.facebook.com/events/1461085910733396/

Feb. 29, Watch Bollywood dancing: Central Green Park inside LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch is hosting a dance night featuring performances from Bollywood movies. Audience participation is encouraged. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.centralgreenpark.com/event/bollywood-dancing-stars-performance/

Feb. 29-March 1, Join a crawfish boil: TaD’s hosts its fourth annual crawfish boil. The Cajun’s restaurant’s event will include all-you-can-eat crawfish, beer and live music. There will be trailers, tents and a stage for a variety of music acts. Noon-9 p.m. (Feb. 29), noon-7 p.m. (March 1). Price TBD. 1425 FM 1463, Katy. 281-665-1149. www.facebook.com/events/1124096441130689

March 1, Listen to classical music: The Lone Star Symphonic Band presents a show titled “God Bless Texas!”. The concert will include Texas- and Western-themed songs. 4-5:30 p.m. $7. Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Ranch Road, Katy. www.lssb.org

March 6 -8, Shop for vintage items: Vintage Market Days of Southwest Houston is hosting its 2020 spring market. The indoor shopping experience will showcase vendors with vintage goods, antiques and home decor. Food trucks will be available for grabbing a snack or meal. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (March 6), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 7), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (March 8). Free (children 12 years and younger), $5-$10 (attendees 13 years and older). LD Robinson Pavilion, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut-off Road, Katy. 936-900-5151. www.vintagemarketdays.com

March 7, Check out muscle cars: West Houston Muscle is hosting Musclepalooza at Typhoon Texas. Up to 300 vehicles can compete. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (spectators), $25 (early entry competition fee), $40 (day-of competition fee). 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 832-689-4891. www.facebook.com/events/3401357903272459/

March 11-15, Watch college basketball, College teams will compete at the Southland Conference basketball tournament at the Merrell Center. Eight men’s and eight women’s teams will play for the championship. Times vary. $20-$25 (admission). 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy. 281-396-2562. www.southland.org/tournaments/?id=137

March 14, Run for luck: Find a green shirt or running shorts to race in the Lucky Charm 5K. The family-friendly event includes a postrace party with food, drinks, bagpipes and Irish dancers. 7:30-10:30 a.m. $15-$45 (per participant). Mo’s Irish Pub, 23511 Katy Freeway, Katy. 281-665-3535. www.luckycharm5k.com

March 18-April 4, Watch a horse show: The Great Southwest Equestrian Center will host the 75th annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. Equestrians will compete in various disciplines. There will be a vendor market to shop at. Proceeds from the event benefit the Texas Children’s Hospital. Multiple times. Free (admission). 2501 S. Mason Road, Ste. 100, Katy. 281-578-7669. www.pinoak.org
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By Jen Para

Jen joined Community Impact Newspaper in fall 2018 as the editor of the Katy edition. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jen has written about business, politics and education. Prior to CI, Jen was the web producer at Houston Business Journal.


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