Spring is in bloom, making it the perfect time for a trip to Houston. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape or planning a fun-filled spring break, the activities are endless. Plus, March marks the beginning of Bluebonnet season and crawfish season. Wondering where the best spots are to see the bluebonnets? We’ve got an entire list of locations! Want to eat the best crawfish in town? We’ve got a list for that too. Aside from bluebonnets and crawfish, we’ve got plenty of other things to do in Space City for your March visit.
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March 1 - 31
Ready for an amazing and inclusive family experience? Try Camp For Y’all! Anyone who lives in or is heading to Houston should check out this new family camp concept put on by a local non-profit organization providing barrier-free camping experiences to children and adults with special needs and challenging illnesses. The camp will be opening its doors for the first time since March 2020 and looks forward to welcoming families for weekend and weekday getaways. Family camps are priced at $250 per person per night and consist of immediate families of up to four people who have been quarantining together. Enjoy the great outdoors with fun family activities like hiking, canoeing, swimming, campfires, and more.
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March 5 & 19
As the weather begins to change, enjoy a perfectly warm spring event at the Asia Society of Houston. This spring and summer, the Asia Society will screen a number of Asian-inspired films spanning decades, genres, and cultures. March will feature both “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Bend It Like Beckham” in its movie lineup. Guests will watch the film from their own pod, accommodating up to four people. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. The society also offers a popcorn and candy package, which includes a candy box sampling Asian sweet treats. Make sure you purchase tickets beforehand and support the Asia Society.
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Get rolling and plan a fun date night or family outing at The Rink. Located beneath the glittering lights of Downtown, The Rink sits in the center of the beautiful 12-acre park at Discovery Green. Guests must pre-purchase their tickets, which includes the skate rental fee. Pro tip, make sure to take advantage of their Cheap Skate Nights on Mar. 8 and Mar. 22 where ticket prices drop from $12 to $8. They also have fun themed skate nights like Time Warp Tuesdays, Let the Good Times Roll Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays and FUNomenal Fridays.
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ROCO, a dynamic and innovative professional music ensemble that flexes from 1 to 40 players from all over the U.S. and Canada, closes out their Unchambered series on Mar. 6 with “Blackbird,” a performance from ROCO’s Brass Quintet featuring pieces ranging from Joan Tower to the Beatles. On Mar. 11, ROCO will wrap up their Connections series with an intimate, livestreamed concert from Holocaust Museum Houston, which will feature a world premiere from Afghan composer Milad Yousufi, entitled “My Journey to America.” This performance is a suite of five short movements, each preceded by a spoken narrative by Yousufi, describing his journey from his dramatic birth story in Kabul to becoming a refugee in New York City.
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Want to ride in a warbird? How about a hands-on activity with aviation artifacts and machinery followed by a two-story egg drop experiment? All of these things and more are on the docket at the awesome Lone Star Flight Museum Spring Break. Kids of all ages will enjoy the copious amounts of STEM activities offered from Mar. 13 to Mar. 21. Don’t know if your kids are ready for camp, no problem! Head to the Lone Star Flight Museum just to tour the incredible exhibits. The Heritage Hanger is your boarding pass to history with planes from decades past or you can experience what it’s like to fly in their Redbird Flight Simulator. Wheels up!
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For the ultimate spring break, head to Houston’s iconic The Houstonian hotel. With the Spring Break Splash offer, guests receive the best available rate for the newly renovated guestroom accommodations from Mar. 12 – 21. Further, the package includes a stuffed animal, popcorn, and candy upon arrival and exploring the outdoors on its family nature hikes. There are also specialized programs for kids available at the Houstonian Club such as tennis, swimming lessons, personal training, and rock climbing with applicable fees. If parents need a break, supervised childcare for children six weeks to 12 years of age is available at the Houstonian Club with applicable hourly fees. Don’t miss this fabulous and fun family break opportunity!
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Once naptime is over, take your baby, toddler or big kid to Levy Park for its Prelude Concert Series at 4:30 p.m. The curriculum for Prelude Music Classes for Children nurtures creativity, self-expression and development through a variety of musical styles arranged and pitched for children. Parents and caregivers will love watching their little ones dance, sing and just act silly while Prelude leads them in fun and interactive songs. Plus, anyone with little kids and looking for an outdoor outing should always go to Levy Park. The fun and inclusive playground is truly a unique and wonderful urban space.
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March 20-21, 27-28
You have your pick of weekends for the Houston Music & Arts Festival. Head to Conroe’s Heritage Place Amphitheater for the Mar. 20 – 21 festival or Pearland’s Independence Park for the Mar. 27 – 28 festival. There is plenty to do including major concerts, fine art displays, a classic car show, a custom motorcycle show, and dozens of fun attractions and highlights. There will be delicious food from Taste of Texas Food Garden, cold domestic and craft beers. Some of the live acts include local American Idol alumna Kree Harrison and Curtis Grimes from Austin, as well as a host of other solo and ensemble performers throughout the weekend.
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Esa-Pekka Salonen, world-renowned conductor-composer and current San Francisco Symphony Music Director, makes his Houston debut at Jones Hall. The orchestra will play pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Salonen reimagined and rearranged for small orchestras by 20th century composers. Selections include “Prelude” from “Violin Partita No. 3,” Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1” and Salonen’s “FOG.” Tickets are available to purchase beforehand. The concert starts at 8 p.m.
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Speaking of boiled crawfish, Big Rivers Water Park and Adventures is hosting this year’s Crawfest. Hundreds of pounds of boiled crawfish coupled with the Platinum Players Zydeco Band, means one rocking day. Since you’re already at Big Rivers Water Park, you get to take advantage of amazing on-site adventures including a climbing wall, axe throwing, archery, giant maze, sand hill, hay pavilion, petting zoo, alligators, fishing, bounce house and gemstone mining. For an additional fee, guests may enjoy zip lining, a challenge obstacle course, and an 80 ft. drop called Vulture's Dive. Such a festive way to enjoy a beautiful spring day in H-Town.