Summer is definitely here, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy what Houston has to offer. We present our top tips for events and activities in July.
Houston Events for Friday July 4, 2014
Revolutionary Celebration at Bayou Bend
Try something different this Fourth of July: Join the Texas Army Fife & Drum Corp, Betsy Ross and other period re-in-actors at Bayou Bend for a historic afternoon celebration. Free. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Learn more at Bayou Bend event page.
Houston Events for Saturday July 5, 2014
Paddle down Buffalo Bayou
Paddle down Buffalo Bayou in a kayak and see the downtown Houston skyline in a whole new way. Make your reservation by Thursday, July 3. $60. Kayak Trip event page.
Houston Events for Sunday July 6, 2014
Bike around Houston Bayous, 8 a.m.
Meet at Market Square Park for a 25- to 40-mile bike ride exploring the bayous of Houston. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. Free. Market Square event page.
Houston Events for Friday July 11, 2014
The Big Show at the Lawndale Art Center
Lawndale Art Center’s annual open-call, juried exhibition since 1984. This year juror Erin Elder, Visual Arts Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, selected 115 works from nearly 1000 pieces submitted. Free. Learn more at lawndaleartcenter.org
Houston Events for Saturday, July 12, 2014
Galveston Art Walk, 6 – 9 p.m.
Every six weeks you can join art lovers from the Island and beyond on a convivial crawl through Galveston’s art galleries, antique shops and more. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served by many establishments. Free. Galveston ArtWalk event page.
Houston Events for Wednesday, July 16, 2014
37th Houston World Series of Dog Shows
This five-day extravaganza at NRG Park (the big low-rise convention center north of the old Astrodome) is a great way to learn about different dog breeds. But the secret is it’s really about the people watching. Free on Wednesday only, otherwise $15 (cash only). houstondogshows.com/visitors/tickets/
Houston Events for Friday, July 18, 2014
Mixers & Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science cuts loose after dark for this Comic-Con-themed monthly get-together. Enjoy a live band and food from some of the best of Houston’s food trucks (bring cash for food trucks) Doors open at 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. $20 or $12 for HMNS members. Press Release
Beyoncé and JAY Z: On the Run
Houston’s own Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z are on the run, from what were not sure; possibly the Kardashians after they skipped Kimye’s Big Italian Wedding. $96.80 – $800+ Event page
Houston Events for Thursday, July 24, 2014
BCO Pub Stroll and Scavenger Hunt
Here’s a great way to get to know the people at the Bayou city outdoors club: join them for a pub stroll and scavenger hunt starting in East Downtown Houston at Lucky’s Downtown Pub (on 801 St. Emanuel). This group has dozens and dozens of outdoor activities throughout the year across Houston. Event page
Houston Events for Saturday, July 26, 2014
Houston Museum District: The Museum Experience 2014
Four times a year the Houston Museum District Association organizes special programming with its member museums in different zones. This time the focus is on zone three: The Jung Center of Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. (These are all an easy walking distance from Dr. Brewton’s office on Hermann Park Drive.) Visit the event page.
Battle on the Bayou Beard and Mustache Competition
It’s time to get your fuzz on for a good cause. Super Happy Fun Land hosts this charity event benefiting Shriner s Hospital for children, brought to you by the Houston facial hair club. Visit Facebook event page.