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.



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.


Howard Hughes Corp. acquired the two towers owned by Occidental Petroleum Corp. in 2019. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Occidental CEO tells Woodlands EDP at luncheon it will keep local presence

Occidental Petroleum Corp. CEO Vicki Hollub told the Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership at a Jan. 10 luncheon the company intends to keep a presence in The Woodlands

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, speaks to students at Covenant Christian School. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady and others celebrate Covenant Christian School's FEMA grant

The event saw representatives from the city of Conroe, Montgomery County, the Texas Legislature and more.

Feral hogs, seen here in neighboring Harris County, have been reported as a nuisance in parts of Montgomery County along Spring Creek, including The Woodlands. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack announced Jan. 17 he has contracted with a professional wildlife removal company to trap feral hogs in several areas on Spring Creek.

Raveneaux Country Club was one of hundreds of properties that flooded during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. (Courtesy Harris County Flood Control District)
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“The goal is to create something more along the lines of Kickerillo [Mischer Preserve] with beautiful park amenities—little fishing piers, boat launches and walking trails that go around it,” Cagle said.

wayne gardiner woodlands township board of directors meeting january 15 2020
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Both cities' candidate filing periods close Feb. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Both cities will have open races for mayor and two city council seats.

The deadline to pay property taxes in Montgomery County is Jan. 31. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The deadline to pay property taxes in Montgomery County is Jan. 31.

Jonathan Ingram, senior associate with The Novak Consulting Group, presented law enforcement options to The Woodlands Township board of directors Jan. 15. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
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(Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Lower-level seating options are already very limited.

CVS said its new HealthHub concept will open at stores on Kuykendahl Road and FM 1488 this month. (Courtesy CVS Health)
CVS Health debuts new HealthHub concept at 2 south Montgomery County pharmacy stores

CVS announced the launch of 15 HealthHub locations in January, including two in The Woodlands and Tomball.

The freestanding restaurant is under construction at The Woodlands Mall. Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper
Shake Shack coming to The Woodlands Mall this summer

The Woodlands store will be the national burger and milkshake brand's sixth Greater Houston location.

The John Cooper School
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