5 family-friendly Memorial Day weekend events in The Woodlands to check out

Memorial Day weekend in The Woodlands includes fireworks and other family events. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Memorial Day weekend in The Woodlands includes fireworks and other family events. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

Memorial Day weekend in The Woodlands includes fireworks and other family events. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Woodlands area offers a variety of family-friendly ways to observe Memorial Day from May 28-30.

May 28

Watch 'Finding Nemo' at the Pavilion

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion will host a screening of “Finding Nemo” on the venue’s three large LED screens. Photo opportunities and crafts will be available before the movie starts. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are sold in family four-packs and include four seats and popcorn. $20-$30. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org/2021/movienight

May 28

Drop the kids off and have a date night

Parents can drop their kids off at Sunny Dayz Camp on Friday night at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park. Kids will enjoy games, go on hikes, cook s'mores and watch a movie. A pizza dinner is included. The event is for ages 6-12. 4-10 p.m. $50; $15 (sibling discount). The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

May 29

Meet Lightning McQueen and 'Cars' movie characters

Guests will have an opportunity for a photo and meet and greet with Lightning McQueen and his best friend, Tow Mater. There will be additional replica “Cars” vehicles at the event. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 (museum members), $10 (nonmembers). The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

May 30

Celebrate at Town Green Park

Town Green Park will host a festival to pay tribute to all the men and women who died while serving the United States. The park will have live music, strolling entertainment, fireworks and concessions available for purchase. 5-9 p.m. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

May 30

Attend a live concert at Market Street

The band Rapture will perform in Central Park at Market Street. Attendees are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the live concert. 4-7 p.m. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com


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