Summer us quickly coming to an end. If you’re looking for things to do in Houston this August be sure to check out all of these mostly family friendly events, activities and festivals taking place in Houston this August.

Houston Restaurant Weeks

When: August 1st – September 5th
Where: Various restaurants in Houston

Houston Restaurant Weeks in the largest annual fundraiser for America’s largest food bank. Planned by volunteers, HRW donates 100% of the funds raised to the Houston Food Bank. Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon how many brunches, lunches and dinners they sell during the event.

The event includes Harris, Galveston and Montgomery County restaurants. One hundred percent of the donations raised from restaurants in these counties will go directly to their local area food banks. The Galveston County Food Bank and Montgomery County Food Bank are part of the Houston Food Bank’s Partner Distribution Organizations (PDOs). The Houston Food Bank provides food to these smaller food banks, which in turn distribute the food to hunger relief charities in a portion of HFB’s service area. The Houston Food Bank certifies that their PDOs meet Feeding America standards.

Repticon Houston Reptile and Exotic Animal Show

When: August 6th – 7th, 2016
Where: Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX

Every year Repticon has received a growing number of requests for a Repticon show in Texas. In July of 2010, at long last Repticon went west with our debut Texas show, Repticon Houston! Hosted at the Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds less than three miles East of Houston’s outer beltway, Repticon Houston features a great selection reptiles, amphibians, and pet products from across the South, as well as the seminars and activities that only Repticon brings. Now established since 2011 as a show running three times a year, be sure to visit the show in 2015, just outside of Houston, the largest city in Texas!

Retro World Series 2016

When: August 11th – 14th, 2016
Where: Ayva Center
9371 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX

The Retro World Series is the premiere name for classic gaming tournaments. From the first-time player to professionals, the Retro World Series offers the opportunity to experience classic gaming at its finest.

Whether you are looking for serious game play or just want to relive some childhood memories, the Retro World Series is about having fun and features the best games from the 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit eras. The Retro World Series 2016 will feature the Atari 2600, Atari 7800, NES, SNES, Game Boy, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and Sega 32X. So gather up your friends and family and come compete, play the free classic arcades, check out the vendors, or just relax and watch. This will be a unique experience you will not want to miss!

Rock the Row
When: Now through August 25th, 2016
Where: Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing
Woodland, TX

Experience The Woodlands’ newest mixed-use development on scenic Lake Woodlands with live music Thursday evening at Hughes Landing! Rock the Row features local and regional bands playing a variety of favorites from classic rock and pop to motown during the summer and fall.