It may not feel like it with all this excessive heat, but summer will be coming to an end soon. Pretty soon we’ll be celebrating Labor Day and getting the kids ready for back to school. There are always fantastic festivals and other family friendly events in Houston this August, be sure to get out and enjoy all this city has to offer.

Events in Houston this August

28thHouston International Jazz Festival
When: August 4th, 2018
Where: House of Blues
1204 Caroline Street
Houston, TX

The 28th Houston International Jazz Festival, featuring “international”, national, regional, and local Jazz musicians, enhances Houston’s reputation as an arts center and attracts Jazz aficionados worldwide. Featuring: Mindy Abair and The Boneshakers, Althea Rene and Ashleigh Smith at the House of Blues.

6thAnnual Fall Fest
When: Fridays in August
Where: 14350 ½ Wallisville Road
Houston, TX

It’s that time again! The Chi-Town Connection committee is hosting the 6th Annual “Fall Fest” in Houston! Come out and enjoy a day of food, fun, friends, and good music. Traditional Chicago foods and Chicago music are the heart of this event! We’ll see you there!

First Saturday Arts Market
When: August 4th, 2018
Where: Historic Houston Heights
530 W. 19thStreet
Houston, TX

First Saturday Arts Market is a monthly outdoor fine arts event featuring the works of dozens of visual artists. Located in the Historic Houston Heights currently at 540 W. 19th St. at Lawrence St. The market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. The entire family is welcome to come enjoy the great outdoors, live music and delicious fare from some of the area’s best gourmet food trucks.

Open year-round on the first Saturday of each month, the market is open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. September through May and 6-10 p.m. June through August. For more information visit us at or call 713-802-1213.

Back to School Splash Bash
When: August 4th, 2018
Where: Sugar Land Town Square
2711 Plaza Drive
Sugar Land, TX

Beat the Heat at Sugar Land Town Square’s Back to School Splash Bash! Bring your family and cool off in our FREE waterslides, have fun with the hula hoop contest, plus enjoy fun activities and live music all day with a DJ spinning summer fun beats. We even have a Toddler Town for ages 0-5! The Back to School Splash Bash is benefiting the Fort Bend Rainbow Room and we encourage everyone attending to bring a back pack and school supplies which will be donated to the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. To learn more about this charity, visit

Music on the Plaza
When: August 10th, 2018
Where: Sugar Land Town Square
2711 Plaza Drive
Sugar Land, TX

Get ready to dance the night away! Erik is a guitarist, pianist, singer and a showman entertainer who grew up listening to and watching scenes from the rhythm and blues through big band swing and Doo Wop. Join us for an evening of Juke Joint Jives, Swinging, Boppers & Groovy Blues.

The Red Lipstick Gala
When: August 12th, 2018
Where: Bayou Place
500 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX

Join Us for the 2nd Annual Red Lipstick Gala as we honor Women in the City of Houston making extraordinary contributions in the fields of business, media and human rights awareness. Enjoy a day of pampering, with live entertainment as we celebrate these phenomenal leaders for their exemplary efforts to create change in the community and their positive impact on young women of all cultures.

Summer Music Festival
When: August 17th, 2018
Where: Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX

Gather with friends on our pool deck for our second annual Summer Music Festival! Enjoy live concert performances, $5 beers and poolside games every third Friday of the month throughout the summer.

2018 Houston Food Fest
When: August 18th, 2018
Where: Herman Square Park
900 Smith Street
Houston, TX

We’re BACK for another round of the Houston Food Fest!!! This summer come enjoy foo from over 100 Different Resturants, Food Trucks and Local Vendors. Our festival will be filled with everything from Stuffed Shrimp to Fried Oreos!! Make plans to be in downtown Houston on August 18th. IT’S GOING TO BE A BLAST!!!


9thAnnual Brewmasters Craft Beer Fest
When: August 31st– September 2nd, 2018
Where: Moody Gardens Convention Center
One Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX

Toast to the end of summer at the 9th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival in sunny Galveston Island, Texas. Named a Top 3 beer event by USA TODAY and revered by beer lovers across the region, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is an immersive multi-day event over Labor Day weekend where visitors can tap into the world of craft beer on island time. Visitors will flock to Galveston Island August 31 – September 2 in the pursuit of hoppiness and a craft beer experience unlike any other. With hundreds of craft beers, rare “Taste it First” selections, and a Brew-B-Que to boot, this three-day event offers endless opportunities to learn from the best in the craft beer industry. Make it a destination weekend. Set in Galveston’s tropical Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, BrewMasters breaks out the barrels and serves up foam-filled perfection all weekend long.