TO-DO LIST: 7 Pearland, Friendswood events worth attending in July

Movies in the Park happens weekly. (Courtesy City of Friendswood)
Movies in the Park happens weekly. (Courtesy City of Friendswood)

Movies in the Park happens weekly. (Courtesy City of Friendswood)

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Independence Park is the site for Summer Seoul Festival (Courtesy Korean Festival of Houston)
Here is a roundup of events happening close to home over the next month.

July 10: Summer Seoul Festival

Snap2 and the Korean American Society Houston present their first-ever Korean pop and hip-hop music festival, which features local dancers, food trucks, tents, vendors and K-pop dance challenges. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $5-$50 (general admission and perks). Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland.

July 15, 22 & 29; Aug. 5: Movies on the Lawn

Baybrook Mall is showing movies outdoors Thursday nights this summer. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and can bring drinks and snacks or buy food from one of the restaurants nearby. 7-9 p.m. Free. Baybrook Mall, 500 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood. 281-667-9100.

July 16, 23 & 30: Movies in the Park

Friendswood Parks & Recreation hosts a different family-friendly movie each Friday night from July 16 to Aug. 13. The movies start at dusk. 8 p.m. Free. Centennial Park Amphitheatre, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. 281-996-3220.

July 17: Pints for Parks

The Forever Parks Foundation of Pearland has fun for everyone in the family with face painting, trivia by the Dolores Fenwick Nature Center, a photo booth, raffles and a silent auction. The event ends with a live performance by acoustic band Patty O’Beers. 2-9 p.m. $20 (includes two beer tokens and one raffle entry). Vallensons Brewing Co., 4081 Rice Drier Road, Pearland. 281-412-8929.

July 24: Christmas in July

Pearland Market Days hosts a craft and vendor show with small-business owners, food trucks, face painting, an outdoor movie and free pictures with Santa. 3-9 p.m. Free (admission). Pearland VFW Hall, 4202 W. Walnut St., Pearland.

July 24: Western Bling at Good Vibes

Houston-based band Western Bling will perform old-style swing music, including Western swing and traditional country and jazz. 6-10 p.m. Free (admission). Good Vibes Burgers & Brews, 1329 E. Broadway St., Pearland. 832-569-4141.

Aug. 7: Astronomy in the Park

Amateur astronomers and their families can gather to see the stars, the moon and any visible planets. Residents can bring their own telescopes. 7-10 p.m. Free. Rustic Oaks Park, 5101 Orange Blossom Court, League City. 281-554-1000.


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HCA Houston Healthcare President Troy Villarreal, Pearland Mayor Kevin Cole and HCA Houston Healthcare Vice President of Clinical Education Diane Henry all spoke at the grand opening on July 27.
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Pride Houston Parade
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The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
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Six Friendswood citizens were honored in Hope Village's fundraiser. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Nominees received yard signs that were out on lawns for approximately two weeks in July.