There are plenty of events happening in an around the Conroe and Montgomery areas this weekend, March 10-12, including the 33rd annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition and the second annual The Woodlands Margarita Festival.
Find something to add to your weekend plans, here.
Young Texas Artists Music Competition
This 33rd annual event brings young musicians from across the state together to compete for the official State of Texas prize and an audience award in categories including voice, piano, strings, winds, brass, percussion harp and guitar. Created by the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society in 1983, the finalists’ concern and award ceremony is open to the public March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for the Bach, Beethoven & Barbecue Gala at 5:15 p.m. earlier that day. 9 a.m. (each day). $28. Crighton Theatre, 236 N. Main Street, Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.ytamc.com
Art in Bloom
This second annual event includes 10 floral designers each interpreting an area artist’s painting. The floral arrangements and paintings are then displayed together at retail locations throughout downtown Conroe. Maps are available at the Conroe Art League Gallery, located at 127 Simonton St., Conroe. A reception takes places from 4-7 p.m. March 10 at the gallery. Noon-7 p.m. (March 10), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (March 11). Free. Downtown Conroe. www.conroeartleague.com
The dinosaur exhibit features more than 80 ultrarealistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors can interact with the prehistoric creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. 3-8 p.m. (March 10), 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (March 11), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (March 12). $15-$24. Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 936-588-3332. www.jurassicquest.com
Southern Star 9th Anniversary Party
Southern Star Brewing Co. celebrates its 9th anniversary with a party complete with live music and a variety of food from Kajun Asian On Wheels, El Guajillo Food Truck and KNE BBQ. The first 500 partygoers will receive a specialty 9th anniversary glass and three beer tickets for $20. 4-10 p.m. $20. Southern Strewing Co., 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe. 936-441-2739. www.southernstarbrewing.com
The Woodlands Margarita Festival
The second annual margarita-centered festival features more than 20 different flavors of the popular drink, on the rocks or frozen, made with 100 percent agave tequilas. General admission tickets include six drink tickets and enables participants to sample and vote in the Best Margarita Competition. No pets or children are allowed and participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Noon-8 p.m. $40 (presale general admission), $55 (day of event general admission), $75 (presale VIP), $120 (day of event VIP). Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandsmargaritafest.com