Attend a drive-in drag show, go canoeing in Spring Creek: 8 things to do in the Lake Houston area in February, March

Former contestants from 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' perform at a Drag N’ Drive event at the Deerbook Mall March 2-3. (Courtesy Jeff Eason/Wilson Models)
Former contestants from 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' perform at a Drag N’ Drive event at the Deerbook Mall March 2-3. (Courtesy Jeff Eason/Wilson Models)

Former contestants from 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' perform at a Drag N’ Drive event at the Deerbook Mall March 2-3. (Courtesy Jeff Eason/Wilson Models)

From community races and multiple events at the Humble Civic Center to the first Lake Houston Home and Outdoor Living Show, there are plenty of things to do in the Lake Houston area late February to mid-March.

Compete in a virtual race Feb. 13-28

Lake Houston Family YMCA is hosting a virtual Bridgefest race, where participants can compete for several weeks and record their own times, which can be uploaded anytime between Feb. 13-28. This year’s charity recipient is Humble ISD’s physical education department. $30. 281-360-2500. www.ymcahouston.org

Buy a hot rod Feb. 27

Showplace Classics hosts a classic car and motorcycle show with food trucks and music. There is a $25 fee for those who wish to showcase their vehicles. 9 a.m. Free. Showplace Classics, 111 Northpines Drive, Kingwood. 832-373-9202. www.facebook.com/showplaceclassics


Participate in a 5k, 10k March 1-31

Partnership Lake Houston hosts a monthlong race event for children and adults. The race features a 10K, 5K and one-mile run for children. Participants may run alone or as groups and will post their times online. $35. 281-446-2128. www.runsignup.com/race/tx/lakehouston/lakehouston5K10K

Attend a drag show March 2-3

Former contestants from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” perform at a Drag N’ Drive event at the Deerbook Mall. The socially distanced event allows attendees to watch the show from their vehicles. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Deerbrook Mall, 20131 Hwy. 59, Humble. 888-885-8677. www.vossevents.com

Go canoeing March 13

Harris County Precinct 4 invites people age 16 and older to canoe along the lower portion of Spring Creek at the Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center. Participants must bring their own flotation devices and wear face masks. Two people may ride in a canoe at one time, and an adult must be in each canoe at all times. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net/tapevents

Shop for guns March 13-14

The Humble Civic Center hosts the Humble Gun Show, organized by Premier Gun Shows. Attendees can shop at 250 tables selling guns, ammunition, knives and shooting supplies. Face masks or coverings are required at all shows. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 13), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (March 14). $9. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 817-732-1194. www.premiergunshows.com

Become a better homeowner March 20-21

The Lake Houston Home and Outdoor Living Show features events and speakers on landscaping, gardening and organizing. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (March 20), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (March 21). $5. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 832-274-3944. www.lakehoustonhome.com

Listen to accordion music March 20

Renowned Mexican accordion player Ramón Ayala performs at the Humble Civic Center. The outdoor, socially distanced event features a bar and a dance floor. 2 p.m. $30. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 713-588-9700. www.facebook.com/manleyproductions
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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