The kids are out of school so it’s time to get out and enjoy all that Houston has to offer. If you’re looking for family friendly events in Houston this June you’ll want to check out all of the great activities and festivals listed below. Whether you’re celebrating Father’s Day or just enjoying all that Houston has to offer in the summer time, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in the Bayou City.
Events in Houston this June
When: June 2nd, 2018
Where: Sam Houston Park
Vegandale is a mecca for the ethically minded and hungry, with the best of vegan food, goods, and services co-existing on one city block in downtown Toronto. This premiere destination for the vegan and vegan curious is the only one of it’s kind, promoting a world where animal exploitation is a thing of the past. With our roots in abolitionism, our unapologetic messaging is the connection between each project we touch. BUT… we can’t contain all of that to just one city block, so we’re packing up and taking over the world!
Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark 10 Year Celebration
When: June 2nd, 2018
Where: Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark
103 Sabine Street
The Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark turns 10 years old June 1, and we’re throwing a party to Celebrate this Amazing, One-Of-A-Kind public space.
It represents the Largest private donations ever raised, for a single public Skatepark in America.
We’re Celebrating our generous donors, and advocates who made the Skatepark a reality. It’s also a celebration of the countless lifelong Friendships this Park has fomented over the last 10 years. A Skatepark like Lee and Joe Jamail has made this huge metropolis feel like a small town.
Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center’s National Learn to Row Day
When: June 2nd, 2018
Where: Navigation Esplanade
2800 Navigation Blvd
Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center (BBRC) will be hosting the 17th-annual National Learn to Row Day in collaboration with USRowing and Concept2, Inc. on Saturday, June 2, 2018. National Learn to Row day is the first Saturday of June to bring awareness to the sport of Olympic-style rowing.
This FREE event for all ages will include a community rowing challenge, prizes, swag, food trucks (Moon Rooster & Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.), boat naming ceremonies, a Sally-Up challenge and much more.
Chimney Rock Market
When: June 3rd, 2018
Where: Chimney Rock Plaza
3300 Chimney Rock
Please join us for our Art and Farmers Market! Our vendors will be selling mouth-watering eats and artisan gifts the whole family can enjoy. As always, four-legged friends are welcome. There will be plenty of treats for them too!When you’re done shopping, stop in Sean Anthony Salons to browse the beautiful art gallery brought to you by Creative Energy. Stay for the Art Reception from 2 p.m. – 4p.m., and meet the Artisits! Refreshments will be served. Also, enter for your chance to win a cut and color or brazillian blowout treatment worth over $300 donated by Sean Anthony Salons.
Artist Boat World Oceans Day Festival
When: June 8th, 2018
Where: Stewart Beach
201 Seawall Blvd
World Oceans Day is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. All around the globe individuals and groups use the day to celebrate, learn about, and do their part to help the ocean. Artist Boat is bringing the international celebration to Galveston with the World Oceans Day Festival!
The 2018 World Oceans Day Festival is Friday, June 8th, from 4pm-8pm at Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas. Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep!
Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean and the 2018 focus “Plastic Pollution Prevention”.
5thAnnual Madness on Main
When: June 9th, 2018
Where: White Oak Music Hall
2915 N. Main
What makes Madness on Main different than other fests? Everyone in the local music community plays an integral part to bring the festival together in true DIY form. Our audience comes with an open mind ready to discover new emerging artists.
Madness on Main Fest would not be possible without the hard work of each performer, and the local music/art community (music writers/bloggers, photographers, promoters, record labels & management, print vendors, venues and visual artists).
Established on Main St, Houston TX in 2012. “Madness On Main has quickly become one of the true highlights of Houston’s festival calendar, at a nearly unbeatable price” – Chris Gray, Houston Press 2017
Galveston Cajun Festival
When: June 15th – 17th, 2018
Where: Beach Central Park
2102 Seawall Blvd
The third annual Galveston Cajun Festival, which is set for Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17, will celebrate the best of Texas- and Louisiana-styled food, family fun and live entertainment — island style!
The grand event will be held on the beautiful grounds of Beach Central Park at the Hotel Galvez, 2102 Seawall. The festival will take place rain or shine! Festival hours will be from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 15, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 16 and 11a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17.
The festival will feature a wide variety of Cajun food vendors, kid rides and live music from a wide array of performers across a variety of genres. Admission is $6 for adults. Kids 10 & under FREE! A portion of proceeds will go toward local charitable organizations in the area.
Houston LGBT Pride Celebration 2018
When: June 23rd, 2018
Where: Downtown Houston
Nearly a decade after the Stonewall Riots in New York, the Gay Rights Movement for equality made its way to Houston. Houston’s own “Stonewall Movement” occurred in June of 1977 when thousands gathered around City Hall in downtown Houston to protest against Anita Bryant. The first Pride Parade took place in June of 1978 along Westheimer Road. The current Pride Celebration is typically held the last Saturday in June to commemorate Stonewall, and the parade, which is held in the evening after sunset. This tradition began in 1997, arranged by then-Houston City Councilmember Annise Parker, where a parade ordinance was revised to allow for the nation’s only nighttime Pride Parade. In 2015, the Pride Celebration moved to its new home in Downtown Houston continuing the tradition that began on the steps of City Hall in 1977.