Celebrate dad, see Fourth of July fireworks: 12 things to do in The Woodlands area this June and July

The Firework Extravaganza will begin at 9:30 p.m. July 4 (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
The Firework Extravaganza will begin at 9:30 p.m. July 4 (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

The Firework Extravaganza will begin at 9:30 p.m. July 4 (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)

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On June 19, the Magical Dad's Day event will feature magic shows from local magicians. (Courtesy The Woodlands Children's Museum)
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Waterway Nights feature live local music performances at Waterway Square. (Courtesy The Woodlands Township)
Events in The Woodlands area in June and July include celebrations for Father's Day and the Fourth of July.

June

19

Look at exotic cars


Scuderia Exotic Car Show members park their exotic cars at Market Street for a car show. Attendees can admire the line of automobiles from a safe distance. 8-11 a.m. Free. Market Street, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com


19

Celebrate dad with a museum day


The Woodlands Children's Museum is celebrating the magic of dads with activities such as local magicians and crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7. The Woodlands Children's Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

19 and 26

Waterway Nights feature live local music performances at Waterway Square. Concerts are held every Saturday until June 26. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

21

Swim while learning about water safety


Sawmill Pool is offering water safety training for water safety day. The event will include activities, giveaways and a visit from Josh the Otter. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Sawmill Pool, 2200 Millpark Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3887. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

24 and 26

Take a picture on International Fairy Day

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is welcoming Tinker Bell for an International Fairy Day celebration. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up and participate in crafts, face painting, readings and other activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $7. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955.

www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

26

Search for pollinators


With help from a nature specialist and the iNaturalist app, attendees can bring their phones or tablets to explore nature and learn about insects and pollinators at Rob Fleming Park. 8-11 a.m. Free. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-2058. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

July

03

Watch a parade


The South County Fourth of July Parade will make its way around The Woodlands in a 1.3-mile loop featuring marching bands, clowns and floats. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Parade begins and ends at the intersection of Lake Woodlands Drive and Grogan’s Mill Road. 281-210-3800. www.4thofjuly.org

04

See a fireworks show


Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities at various locations to celebrate the 24th annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Firework Extravaganza. Each location will have live music until the firework display lights up the sky at 9:•30 p.m•. 6 p.m. Free. Various locations, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

04

Swim at township pools


The Woodlands Township event Red, Hot & Pool invites residents to enjoy refreshments and themed activities at each township pool in celebration of the Fourth of July. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Price varies by pool. Various neighborhood pools. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

06 through August 24

Do yoga in the park

Morning Flow Yoga is held Tuesdays through Aug. 24. 10-11 a.m. $40-$50. Shadowbend Pavilion, Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands, 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

10

Visit a fire station


Attendees can explore a fire truck and police patrol vehicle while learning about public safety. Food and refreshments will be provided. 1-3 p.m. Free. Central Fire Station, 9951 Grogan’s Mill Road, The Woodlands. 281-210-3887. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

16 through 30

Donate to wildlife


Friends of Texas Wildlife is raising money for a new education and housing center for raptors and birds of prey. The Woodlands Heating and Air Conditioning is matching donations up to $5,000. Donations can be mailed to 29615 Highland Blvd., Magnolia, with “raptor” in the memo field. 281-259-0039. www.ftwl.org
By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.



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