Annual events to check out in The Woodlands in 2020

June 1 Wine and Food Week. Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions
June 1 Wine and Food Week. Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions

June 1 Wine and Food Week. Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions

Image description
Woodforest TRI. Courtesy The Woodlands Township
The Woodlands area is home to several annual races, including The Woodlands Marathon and Woodforest Bank TRI. Spring also brings the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in April and Wine and Food Week in June.

Town Green Park

2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands

March 07

Run a marathon

Area runners can hit the track for Fidelity Investments’ annual The Woodlands Marathon through the township. Runners can sign up for a full or half-marathon either individually or in two- or four-person relay teams. A 2K race and a 5K race are also held Feb. 29. 7 a.m. $50-$120.



Take in art from around the country

The 15th annual The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival brings scores of artists in all mediums to The Woodlands Waterway for a two-day exhibition, featuring artist booths and food and drinks from local vendors. $15 (one-day), $20 (weekend).

Northshore Park

2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands



04 Compete in a triathlon

The 17th annual Woodforest Bank TRI will be held on Lake Woodlands, and it includes a 500-meter swim in open water, a 12.8-mile bike race and a 5K run. Interested athletes can also participate in several preparatory events in the weeks leading up to the race. 7-11:30 a.m. $120 (individual), $185 (relay team).

Pallotta’s Italian Grill

27606 I-45 N.,The Woodlands



Contribute to a fundraiser

Collective Hearts for Children is hosting its second annual Scholarship Fundraising Gala at Pallotta’s. The gala will raise funds to assist with education costs for children with autism. The funds will provide scholarship assistance for students in need to attend the Texas Autism Academy. 6-8:30 p.m. $100. 713-824-8484.

Other events


03-11 Celebrate Easter

The Woodlands Township hosts a week of family-friendly Easter activities, including breakfast with the Easter Bunny and egg hunts on land and water. Times, prices and locations vary. 281-210-3800.



Sample food and drinks from area establishments

The Woodlands Wine & Food Week runs through the first week of June, featuring many events, such as the community Wine Walk and Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting. Times, locations and ticket prices vary. 713-557-5732.

This article ran in the January 2020 edition of The Woodlands. Read the full e-edition here.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive has begun. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work underway to widen Rayford Road at Birnham Woods Drive east of Grand Parkway; traffic signal, left-turn lanes planned

Here's what to expect as construction commences on Rayford Road at Birnham Woods Drive and when it will wrap up.

Heading into Thanksgiving, Texas Medical Center continues to report uptick in hospitalizations

The total number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Texas Medical Center facilities has increased by more than 50% over two weeks.

Dozens of clinics throughout the county offer COVID-19 testing services. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County

Molecular testing used to identify active COVID-19 cases and antibody testing to identify previous infections are both available in the county.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

Community Impact Newspaper uses data from the Montgomery County Public Health District for weekly case counts. (Community Impact Newspaper)
See Montgomery County's COVID-19 trends Nov. 17-23

Active cases increased from 1,828 to 2,513; recoveries grew from 10,012 to 10,655; and the death toll rose from 165 to 169.

Vince Santini was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott on July 23. The court was created to address Montgomery County's growing backlog of civil cases. (Eva Vigh/Community Impact Newspaper)
Q&A: Montgomery County 457th District Court judge discusses new role, case backlog

When Vince Santini and his staff moved into the new building, they had to work off cardboard boxes and folding tables until furniture was purchased.

sand mining San Jacinto River APO Kingwood
Process begins to form best practices for sand mining companies in San Jacinto River Basin

“What we're advocating for is that standards be developed that provide a broader regional benefit while maintaining consistency and predictability," said Jill Boullin, executive director of the Bayou Land Conservancy.

Laura Colangelo
Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

The Woodlands Township board of directors discussed ongoing pedestrian and bike path needs at its Nov. 18 meeting. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Woodlands continues to seek funding for bike and pedestrian path projects

The Woodlands Township Pedestrian and Bike Master Plan includes many projects, such as a 10-mile Spring Creek Greenway trail, that will require partnerships or outside funding.

Shake Shack opened its new standalone location at The Woodlands Mall in November. (Courtesy Christine Han)
Shake Shack opens in The Woodlands Mall and more Houston-area updates

Read the latest business and community news from the Greater Houston area.

The Skeeters will be the first-ever independent baseball league team to become an MLB team's Triple-A affiliate. (Courtesy Sugar Land Skeeters)
Sugar Land Skeeters selected as Triple-A affiliate for Houston Astros

In joining the Houston Astros organization, the Sugar Land Skeeters will be the first-ever independent baseball league team to become an MLB team's Triple-A affiliate.