Calendar of Events

Houston Events

Events in and around Houston.

August 2017

Aug 20 End Date

Creekfield Lake Nature Walk

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 20 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.
Aug 20 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 20 End Date

Reptile Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger while we search high and low for reptiles and amphibians!
Aug 20 End Date

Preparing For The Solar Eclipse

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 20 End Date

What's Under There?

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use a dip net to explore what critters live beneath the pond's surface!
Aug 20 End Date

Snakes Alive

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 21 End Date

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!

Lake Livingston State Park
Join Rangers and Volunteers on Monday, August 21st for two eclipse related activities and a solar eclipse viewing party!
Aug 21 End Date

Eclipse Viewing on The Lawn

Brazos Bend State Park
Aug 22 End Date

Cold-blooded Critter Crawl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Follow in the footsteps of some of our famous creepy crawly critters to see how they live their lives!
Aug 25 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.
Aug 25 End Date

Looking for Dragons!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a park ranger as we search for the creatures of myth that live in the park!
Aug 26 End Date

Kid Fish 2017

Sea Rim State Park
Bring the kids out for our annual kids fish event. It's a free event for ages 1-12. The first 100 kids will receive a free rod and reel and event t-shirt. Tackle and bait will be provided.
Aug 26 End Date

Fall Hawk Watch Training

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
The Fall Hawk Watch is about to begin at Sheldon Lake State Park - you do not want to miss it!
Aug 26 End Date

Discovery Walk: Pineywoods Boardwalk Nature Trail

Lake Livingston State Park
Take a guided walk to learn about the plants and wildlife of Lake Livingston State Park.
Aug 26 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.
Aug 26 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Aug 26 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Aug 26 End Date

Art Extravaganza!

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
It is easy to find beauty in nature, let's find inspiration in the park for our own art!
Aug 26 End Date

Ranger Games

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Play some games to see if you have an eagle eye or are as wise an as owl!
Aug 26 End Date

Survival Kits 101

Lake Livingston State Park
Learn the “ins and outs” of survival kits in this one hour class.
Aug 27 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.
Aug 27 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Aug 27 End Date

Reptile Hike

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a ranger while we search high and low for reptiles and amphibians!
Aug 27 End Date

What's Under There?

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Use a dip net to explore what critters live beneath the pond's surface!
Aug 29 End Date

Cold-blooded Critter Crawl

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Follow in the footsteps of some of our famous creepy crawly critters to see how they live their lives!
Aug 31 End Date

Driving Tours of San Jacinto Battleground

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join the park ranger on a driving tour of the Birthplace of Texas and learn about the Battle of San Jacinto.

September 2017

Sep 1 End Date

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Sep 2 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 2 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Sep 2 End Date

Wildlife Investigators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Hit the trails with a Park Ranger and discover the many different signs, markings, and clues the wildlife leave behind!
Sep 2 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 2 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 3 End Date

Pick-A-Pond

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a Park Ranger as they pick one of their favorite ponds to explore!
Sep 3 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 3 End Date

Incredible Edible Plant Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Sep 6 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 8 End Date

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Sep 9 End Date

Galveston Island State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Galveston Island State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 9 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 9 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Sep 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Sep 9 End Date

Wildlife Investigators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Hit the trails with a Park Ranger and discover the many different signs, markings, and clues the wildlife leave behind!
Sep 9 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 9 End Date

Nature Cubs Club

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Attention all lil' nature lovers, Sheldon Lake State Park has an event just for you!
Sep 9 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Sep 10 End Date

Pick-A-Pond

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a Park Ranger as they pick one of their favorite ponds to explore!
Sep 10 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 10 End Date

Incredible Edible Plant Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Sep 12 End Date

9/11 Commemoration & Conservation

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Come and join us at Sheldon Lake State Park as we restore a patch of our prairie in memory of those affected by the events on 9/11
Sep 13 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 15 End Date

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Sep 16 End Date

Bird Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring or borrow binoculars to see some of the amazing birds at Sheldon Lake State Park!
Sep 16 End Date

Volunteer Orientation

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Looking for a new team to join? A new hobby? A new group? A new place to call your own? Sheldon Lake State Park is just around the corner!
Sep 16 End Date

Huntsville State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Huntsville State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Sep 16 End Date

The Sons of the Republic of Texas 2017 Texian Navy Day

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
SRT Texian Navy Day aboard the TEXAS!
Sep 16 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 16 End Date

‘Make and Take’ Arts & Crafts

Lake Livingston State Park
Be creative with nature-themed arts and crafts!
Sep 16 End Date

Wildlife Investigators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Hit the trails with a Park Ranger and discover the many different signs, markings, and clues the wildlife leave behind!
Sep 16 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 16 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 16 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Sep 17 End Date

Pick-A-Pond

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a Park Ranger as they pick one of their favorite ponds to explore!
Sep 17 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 17 End Date

Incredible Edible Plant Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Sep 20 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 22 End Date

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Sep 23 End Date

Sheldon Lake Birding League

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Put together a team and compete in the Sheldon Lake Birding League!
Sep 23 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 23 End Date

Wildlife Investigators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Hit the trails with a Park Ranger and discover the many different signs, markings, and clues the wildlife leave behind!
Sep 23 End Date

Insect Safari

Galveston Island State Park
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends!
Sep 23 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!
Sep 24 End Date

Pick-A-Pond

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join a Park Ranger as they pick one of their favorite ponds to explore!
Sep 24 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Sep 24 End Date

Incredible Edible Plant Walk

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Take a walk into the past and see which plants were utilized by those who came before us!
Sep 27 End Date

Homeschool Days

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
From fishing to ponding to technology, kids will learn something new each week! Great for all school-aged kids!
Sep 29 End Date

Little Explorers

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Bring out your little ones to explore the park through stories, activities, and a stroll along the trails.
Sep 30 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Sep 30 End Date

Wildlife Investigators

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Hit the trails with a Park Ranger and discover the many different signs, markings, and clues the wildlife leave behind!
Sep 30 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Sep 30 End Date

Sunset Paddle

Galveston Island State Park
Adult paddling program, limited spaces available. Must RSVP
Sep 30 End Date

Paint Party!

Galveston Island State Park
Nature-inspired art workshop, with a personal souvenir!

October 2017

Oct 1 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 7 End Date

October Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Oct 7 End Date

Teacher Workshop

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Calling to all Teachers... Come on over to Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center, the perfect outdoor classroom!
Oct 7 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 7 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Oct 7 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 8 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 13 End Date

“Texas BROADSIDE! 2017”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Wargaming is a means to educate the visiting public about the history of U.S. armed conflict.
Oct 14 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 14 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Oct 14 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 14 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 15 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 21 End Date

Stephen F. Austin State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area | (Open)

Stephen F. Austin State Park
Join us for a fun-filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park are included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Oct 21 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 21 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 21 End Date

Halloween in the Park

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Experience the park after dark and join us for games, crafts, Spooky Trail, and more!
Oct 21 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 22 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 28 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Oct 28 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Oct 28 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?
Oct 29 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Oct 31 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive on this fun, easy hike?

November 2017

Nov 4 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 4 End Date

Zombie Apocalypse Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Could you survive and thrive during an apocalyptic event?...or an easy hike?
Nov 4 End Date

Edible Creepy Crawlies

Galveston Island State Park
Have you ever eaten a bug?.....on purpose?
Nov 5 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 11 End Date

Prairie Plant-a-Thon

Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Join us for our annual prairie planting event!
Nov 11 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 11 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Nov 11 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 12 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 18 End Date

November Hard Hat Tour Aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Nov 18 End Date

Brazos Bend State Park | Texas Outdoor Family | Houston Area (Open)

Brazos Bend State Park
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation! Click for a list of activities offered and specific information for this workshop.
Nov 18 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 18 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Nov 19 End Date

Bay Explorations

Galveston Island State Park
Pull a net and learn where your shrimp, fish, and crabs live!
Nov 24 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Nov 25 End Date

Beach Exploration

Galveston Island State Park
Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...
Nov 25 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.

December 2017

Dec 1 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 2 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 2 End Date

Pearl Harbor Ceremony aboard the Battleship Texas

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
This event commemorates the Dec. 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Dec 2 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 2 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Let the full moon light your way and explore the night!
Dec 3 End Date

A Simple Christmas Event

Brazos Bend State Park
Dec 8 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 9 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 9 End Date

Yuletide TEXAS “A Sailors Christmas”

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Come out and see the ship decorated just as the crew did while serving their country aboard this historic Navy vessel.
Dec 9 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Dec 9 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 15 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 16 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 16 End Date

Edible Plants Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Nature's Bounty: A grocery store at your fingertips.
Dec 22 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 23 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Dec 29 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Dec 30 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

January 2018

Jan 1 End Date

Full Moon Hike

Galveston Island State Park
Live by the sun, love by the moon!
Jan 5 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 6 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 12 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 13 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 13 End Date

Geocaching 101

Galveston Island State Park
High-tech treasure hunting workshop!
Jan 19 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 20 End Date

January Hard Hat Tour Aboard the TEXAS

Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!
Jan 20 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Jan 26 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Jan 27 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

February 2018

Feb 2 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 3 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 9 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 10 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 16 End Date

Winter Birding 101

Galveston Island State Park
Island birding basics for wintering friends.
Feb 17 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!
Feb 24 End Date

Beachcombing 101

Galveston Island State Park
Treasures await you at the water's edge!

April 2018

Apr 21 End Date

San Jacinto Festival & Battle Reenactment

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Join us for a day of fun, food, music and battle-reenactment to celebrate the 18-minute battle that won Texas its Independence from Mexico.
Apr 21 End Date

Battle of San Jacinto Commemorative Ceremony

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Celebrate the 182nd Anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto

May 2018

May 19 End Date

May Hard Hat Tour aboard the Battleship TEXAS

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Go behind the locked gates and see Battleship Texas in a whole new way. Lead by the First TEXAS Volunteers, this 3.5-hour tour is unlike any other!