The extended weekend features several patriotic-themed events in Tomball and Magnolia.
Bear Arms of Texas hosts its inaugural Magnolia Silkies Day and Fun Run on May 27 to benefit veterans and veteran nonprofit organizations. The event features a run for children, military formation run and a 5K run/walk in addition to various entertainment. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 (pre-registration through Friday), $30 (runner registration day of event). Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 346-703-0192. www.beararmstx.com
The city of Tomball hosts its Honky Tonk Chili Challenge on May 27 featuring old style country music and a chili cookoff with child and adult teams from across Southeast Texas. Artists include Tony Booth, Doug Bogss and the Cowboy Jazz Band, Amber Digby and Midnight Flyer, and Liz Talley. The festival also features a dance area, food, vendors and a kids zone. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Tomball Historic Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm St., Tomball. 281-351-5484. www.tomballtx.gov
Market Days at Rosehill Junction hosts a patriotic-themed outdoor marketplace on May 27. The venue offers a selection of home decor, food and craft vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). 22019 Decker Prairie-Rosehill Road, Tomball. www.marketdaysrosehill.com
The Farmers Market on Tamina presents its Memorial Day Weekend market featuring complimentary watermelon sangria cocktails in addition to farm and craft vendors. The market staff will also be raising funds for a local nonprofit organization serving veterans. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 32907 Tamina Road, Magnolia. www.facebook.com/farmersmarketontamina
The Tomball Wal-Mart will host a Memorial Day celebration featuring a flag retirement ceremony in conjunction with the Tomball VFW Post 2427, a local Boy Scout troop and the Tomball High School ROTC members. 10:30 a.m. Free. Wal-Mart, 27650 Business 249, Tomball. 281-351-2616.