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

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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. www.thewoodlandsmarathon.com

April

04-05


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). www.thewoodlandsartscouncil.org

Northshore Park

2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands


281-210-3800

www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

April

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

April

28

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. www.facebook.com/collectiveheartsforchildren

Other events

April

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. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

June

01-07

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. www.wineandfoodweek.com

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 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


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