Attend a pickle festival, celebrate Native American Heritage Day: 8 things to do in the Lake Houston area throughout August, September

Learn about the indigenous people of the Akokisa Indian Village, who once lived in Southeast Texas, on Native American Heritage Day. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)
Learn about the indigenous people of the Akokisa Indian Village, who once lived in Southeast Texas, on Native American Heritage Day. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

Learn about the indigenous people of the Akokisa Indian Village, who once lived in Southeast Texas, on Native American Heritage Day. (Courtesy Harris County Precinct 4)

Here are a few events and things to do in the Lake Houston area throughout the months of August and September. This list is not comprehensive.

Aug. 28: Get a hunter education certification

Meet state-mandated Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education requirements at this six-hour course. The class will cover firearm and hunting safety, ethics, and wildlife conservation. Participants will be able to legally hunt in the state with the certification and a Texas hunting license. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $15. Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net

Sept. 1: Visit the circus

Come an hour early to the event for a chance to ride exotic animals and meet circus stars. The show will host a range of different animals from camels and elephants to ponies and dogs along with aerial acrobatic performances. 6:30 p.m. $10 (children age 12 and younger), $20 (adults). Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-446-4140. www.spectacularcircus.com


Sept. 5: End summer with a festival

Conclude summer with food, music and a fireworks celebration. Local musician Andy Rodrigues will host the event with music from the Continental House Band and the Honky Tonk Revivalists. 3-9 p.m. Free. Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 346-600-2366. www.towncenterevents.com

Sept. 5: Celebrate Labor Day

Enjoy country band Shotgun Road’s three-hour concert at Kingwood Harbor’s Labor Day celebration complete with fireworks. Staff encourages attendees to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music and fireworks. 7-10 p.m. Free. Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Drive, Kingwood. 713-629-5200. https://kings-harbor.com

Sept. 11: Learn about Native American heritage

Learn about the indigenous people of the Akokisa Indian Village, who once lived in Southeast Texas, on Native American Heritage Day. Activities include youth archery, tomahawk throwing, basket weaving, and arrow and bow making. 1-4 p.m. Free. Jesse H. Jones Park, 20634 Kenswick Drive, Humble. 713-755-6444. www.hcp4.net

Sept. 13: Compete in a golf tournament

Join Lake Houston-area business leaders in the 29th annual Partnership Lake Houston’s golf tournament. A players’ buffet, happy hour and awards will be available. 10 a.m. $1,100 (team), $550 (duo), $250 (individual). Golf Club of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood. 281-446-2128. www.lakehouston.org

Sept. 17-19: View stamp collections

Attend the 73rd annual Greater Houston Stamp Show and see more than 1,200 pages of stamps with judges determining the best stamp exhibits and awarding medals. A beginners booth will also be available for stamp novices or those with questions. Barbecue along with a stamp and Texas video quiz will be set up Saturday with $100 awarded to the winners. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sunday). Free. Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble. 281-446-4140. www.houstonstampclub.org

Sept. 18: Participate in a pickle festival

Enjoy about 75 varieties of pickles in foods such as pizza, lemonade and cotton candy at the annual In a Pickle Festival. This year, organizers will introduce pickle beer for the first time and host a stein-holding contest. The parade will also host a pickle pet parade and pickle-eating contest with cash prizes for first and second place. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (Admission), $5 (Most contest entries), $10 (Adult pickle-eating contest). Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood. 512-796-8857. www.facebook.com/getyourselfinapickle
By Brooke Ontiveros

North Houston Intern, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery & Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Brooke joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editorial intern for summer 2021. Brooke covers education, local government, business, real estate development and health. She goes to The University of Texas at Austin and has served as an editor and reporter for the University newspaper The Daily Texan.



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