Events in Houston this October

Events in Houston this October

It's October in Houston and that means it's time to get a little spooky! There are plenty of events in Houston this October for the whole family. Check out the list below for family friendly options.

Events in Houston this October

Lagoonfest Texas

When: Now through October 3rd, 2021

Where: Lago Mar Crystal Lagoon

3240 Lago Mar Blvd

Houston, TX

Houston’s newest summer destination — Lagoonfest Texas — opens with $1.5 million in upgrades May 28 at Lago Mar’s Crystal Lagoons® amenity, 3240 Lago Mar Blvd.The event will be open 10 a.m. to sunset Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 3, with expanded evening hours some days. Some of the improvements to the 12-acre lagoon include deepening the beaches to offer approximately triple the amount of white-sand beach, expanding the food service and bars and adding rooftop party decks. Expanded activities include more kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, sailboats and a catapult swing on the water. Live music and other entertainment also will be added to the mix. Luxury cabanas and loungers can be reserved and come with a custom food-and-drink menu. An evening cocktail cruise will be available for a private group booking.

Houston Ghost Tour

When: Fridays and Saturdays

Where: Hermann Park at Sam Houston Statue

6001 Fannin Street

Houston, TX

Situated near the Houston Zoo, the heart of the museum, hospital, and university district, Hermann Park is a bustling and beautiful area in the day time, but when the sun goes down and the crowds disappear, the ghosts come out to play. Tour guides Edward S. Burns and Doc. Strangeway lead you through some of the most haunted spots in the park, as you will learn the history and ghost stories relating to Hermann Park, Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations nearby.

Family Friendly - 8 PM
R Rated - 9:30 PM

Funeral Artifact Collection

When: Daily

Where: National Museum of Funeral History

415 Barren Springs Drive

Houston, TX

The Museum receives new artifacts and adds to its exhibits through generous donations by people like Lee Ward. The Independence, MO resident and grief counselor at St. Mark's Catholic Church (and former funeral director) just happened to possess a priceless 15-year collection of funeral artifacts dating back to the Civil War era. In fact, A&E's American Pickers television show desired the collection, though only certain pieces, so Ward waived them off in order to keep the collection whole and donated its entirety to the Museum.

The acquisition of such impressive artifacts is an honor to NMFH. Highlights from his collection include the funeral program and embalming machine used for President Harry Truman, fascinating coffins and caskets from far-flung corners of the world, photographer-signed images of Marilyn Monroe from her famous "Last Sitting," Civil War era embalming instruments and more.

Houston Artists Mural

When: Now through October 31st, 2021

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

During Earth Day presented by Green Mountain Energy, 13 Houston artists completed murals celebrating the richness and diversity of our community, culture, and natural environment. The 13 artists were chosen from 111 applicants for their designs that envision the Houston we want to see and inspire us to create that shared future together. Their work will be on display at the park through October 2021.

The Houston artists chosen for the project are: Melissa Aytenfisu, Betirri, Hannah Bull, DUAL, Empire, Max Guarnaccia, Kill Joy, Gelson D. Lemus (w3r3on3), Chelsea Mariah, Renee Martinez, Meenr, Amol Saraf and Usagi Wasabi

Many thanks to our sponsors: Green Mountain Energy and Port Houston and to our partners Citizens' Environmental Coalition.

Camp Gladiator at Cityplace Plaza

When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays

Where: Cityplace Plaza

1250 Lake Plaza Drive

Houston, Tx

An array of complimentary fitness classes is featured this January on and around CityPlace Plaza. The popular HIIT class, Camp Gladiator, welcomes participants every Monday and Wednesday at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Try the first session for free, and memberships are available on-site.

Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals

When: Daily

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Herman Park Drive

Houston, TX

From a huge amethyst weighing more than 850 lbs to a crystallized gold cluster that is one of the most highly coveted objects in the mineral kingdom, the spectacular specimens on display here are true masterpieces — the Rembrandts and Picassos of the natural world.

Discover more than 450 beautifully crystallized mineral specimens, including some of the world’s most rare and beautiful examples. Examine these dazzling treasures in detail from all angles through walk-around display cases illuminated by fiber-optic lighting to provide optimum viewing.

The nearby Smith Gem Vault showcases stunning jewelry and gem-cut minerals.

Faberge: The Art of Presentation

When: Daily

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Herman Park Drive

Houston, TX

The McFerrin Fabergé Collection is presented in the state-of-the-art gallery in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. This gallery is made possible by the generous underwriting of the Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation.

The first installation in the gallery is the special exhibition Fabergé: The Art of Presentation. Visitors will experience the design artistry and craftsmanship of the Fabergé workmasters in an intimate setting.

Currently numbering over 600 pieces, the McFerrin Fabergé Collection is the largest private collection of Fabergé in the world—a treasure trove of objects reflecting the artistry of the Fabergé firm.

Fabergé: The Art of Presentation explores the international politics, diplomacy, economics and innovation in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beginning with the magnificent crown jewels of Catherine the Great, the development of Peter Carl Fabergé’s techniques and inspiration are explored.


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