Summer Guide 2016

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Friendswood Concerts in the Park

Friendswood Concerts in the Park (via Courtesy city of Friendswood)

Friendswood Concerts in the Park
Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
Free
7-9 p.m.
281-996-3220
www.ci.friendswood.tx.us

The public is invited to the final performances in Friendswood’s annual concert series. The event includes family entertainment, activities and prizes. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring food.

June 17: Radio London
June 24: Funksion

friendswood movies in the park

Friendswood
movies in the park (via Courtesy city of Friendswood)

Friendswood Movies in the Park
Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
Free
7:30 p.m.
281-996-3220
www.ci.friendswood.tx.us

Attendees can bring lawnchairs and blankets to enjoy a kid-friendly movie at the free event. The movie series runs every Friday night from July 15-Aug. 19 at the Evelyn B. Newman Amphitheater, located in Centennial Park.

July 15: “Alvin and the Chipmunks”
July 22: “Inside Out”
July 29: “Zootopia”
Aug. 5: “Home”
Aug. 12: “Courageous”
Aug. 19: “Minions”

Pearland Concerts in the Park

Pearland Concerts in the Park (via Courtesy city of Pearland)

Pearland Concerts in the Park
Southdown Park, 2150 Country Place Parkway, Pearland
Free
7-9 p.m.
281-412-8930
www.pearlandtx.gov

Pearland’s free concert series wraps up with Big Joe Walker and Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws. A variety of food vendors will be on-site as well as a splash pad and playground for children. Leashed pets are welcome.

June 17: Big Joe Walker
June 24: Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws

Summer Movie Nights
Pearland Town Center, 11200 W. Broadway St., Pearland
Free
7:30 p.m.
713-340-0712
www.pearlandtowncenter.com

Families can enjoy an free, outdoor movie screening at the Memorial Hermann Pavilion at Pearland Town Center every other Saturday in summer through August 13th. Pearland-based Duron Kettle Corn sells popcorn during the event.

June 18: “Minions”
July 2: “Pan”
July 16: “Zootopia”
July 30: “Cinderella”
August 13: “The Good Dinosaur”

Wine and Food Festival
Pearland Town Center, 11200 W. Broadway St., Pearland
$30
Noon-8 p.m.
713-906-2499
www.visitpearland.com

Dionisio Winery presents the fifth annual Wine and Food Festival at the Pearland Town Center. The events features local food, music and Texas-based wineries featuring white, red and fruit wines. The event is open to those 21 and older.

Friendswood Sesquicentennial Pool
900 Cedarwood Drive, Friendswood
$2 (residents), $4 (nonresidents)
Hours: Sun. and Sat. 1-7 p.m., Mon. 7-9:30 p.m., Tue.-Fri. noon-5 p.m., 7-9:30 p.m.
281-482-0936
www.ci.friendswood.tx.us

Located behind Friendswood City Hall in Stevenson Park, the city facility offers a public swimming pool and splash pad. The city offers swim lessons, Aqua Zumba, lap swim, deck and exclusive pool rentals at the facility as well. The pool—which has a maximum depth of 5 feet—is open to all ages, and the facility can accommodate up to 235 people.

Independence Park Pool
3919 Liberty Drive, Pearland
$1 (ages 3-6), $2 (age 7 and older)
Hours: Sun., Tue.-Sat. noon-7 p.m., closed Mondays
713-771-7665
www.pearlandtx.gov
Hours: noon-7 p.m. (Tuesday-Friday), closed Mondays

The city of Pearland public swimming pool in Independence Park features a water slide, lane lines and backstroke flags. The site also includes locker rooms and showers. Hosts can rent the pool for private parties and must book two weeks prior to the event date. Private lessons and swimming classes are available as well.

Friendswood ISD Aquatic Center
1115 Falling Leaf Drive, Friendswood
$3 (per swim), $40 (swim pass)
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6-9 a.m., closed Saturdays and Sundays
281-992-2505
www.myfisd.com

The aquatic facility is open to the public for lap swimming and diving. The center also offers water aerobics classes led by certified instructors.

Centennial Park splash pad
3219 McLean Road, Pearland
Free
Hours: Sun.-Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
281-412-8900
www.pearlandtx.gov

Children can enjoy Centennial Park in Pearland and cool off on the splash pad. The park also includes picnic units, playgrounds, multipurpose fields and trails.

Stevenson Park splash pad

Stevenson Park splash pad (via Courtesy city of Friendswood)

Stevenson Park splash pad
1100 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood
Free
Hours: Sun.-Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
281-996-3220
www.ci.friendswood.tx.us 

Stevenson Park offers a three-section splash pad with multiple spray features. The park also includes playgrounds, a swimming pool, jogging trails, sports fields, gazebo and pavilion areas.

Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium
4141 Bailey Road, Pearland
Daily: $8 (age 18 and older), $5 (ages 12-17), $3 (ages 3-11), $5 (child care ages 6 months-11 years)
281-412-8999
www.pearlandtx.gov
Hours: Sun. and Sat. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Mon.-Thu. 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

The city of Pearland facility features a natatorium with a competition pool, warm up pool, two 3-meter diving boards and two 1-meter diving boards. Swim lessons are also available.

AJ’s Snowcones
1807 E. Broadway St., Pearland
Hours: Sun. 2-8 p.m., Tue.-Sat. noon-8 p.m., closed Mondays
281-766-7669

Enjoy a variety of snowcone flavors, such as margarita, sour cherry, peach, specialty flavors and more. AJ’s Snowcones also offers sugar-free flavors, natural options, soft serve ice cream, smoothies and snacks, such as chamoyadas, nachos and Frito pie.

Piccomolo Italian Ice Cream
210 E. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood
Hours: Sun., Mon.-Thu. noon-9:30 p.m., Fri. noon-10:30 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.
281-993-1311

Piccomolo Italian Ice Cream offers a variety of fruit and milk gelato with flavors, such as mango, strawberry, bubble gum and coconut. Piccomolo also offers customized cakes, shakes, hot and iced coffee, Italian soda and cake balls.

Snodog’s Hawaiian Shave Ice
8202 W. Broadway St., Pearland
3631 S. Main St., Pearland
4710 Bailey Road, Pearland (drive thru)
832-736-9151
Hours: Sun.-Sat. noon-11 p.m.

Snodog’s offers more than 100 different flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice, such as Tiger Blood, lychee, cream soda and more. Snodog’s also offers healthy alternatives and add-ons, such as sour shots and ice cream.

Swirl Yogurt

Swirl Yogurt (via Papar Faircloth/Community Impact Newspaper)

Swirll Yogurt
11200 W. Broadway St., Ste. 430, Pearland
713-436-3132
Hours: Sun. 12:30-9 p.m., Mon.-Thu. noon-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-10 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.)

Swirll Yogurt, located in the Pearland Town Center, offers more than 15 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt. Customers may also top their selections with a variety of toppings. Dairy-free options are available.

This guide is not a comprehensive list.

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