June 2017 Calendar
JUNE 3: EMPTY BOWLS HOUSTON, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Purchase one-of-a-kind creations from 2,000-plus handcrafted bowls donated by Houston-area ceramists and craft artists as a fight-hunger campaign and fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. Live, music, soup ingredients donated by presenter Whole Foods Market and prepared by staff at the food bank’s kitchen and artist demonstrations are also part of the event.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., www.emptybowlshouston.org
JUNE 10-11: POP SHOP HOUSTON SUMMER
FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Shop for vintage, homemade wares, antiques and one-of-a-kind items while enjoying live music and cocktails. You’ll find a great inventory offered by artists on hand at this artfully curated event. Admission is $8 all weekend, with children ages 12 and younger admitted for free.
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., www.popshopamerica.com
JUNE 24: “ORCHIDS AND OTHER MOUNTED PLANTS,” 10 a.m.
Learn how to care for these tropical beauties and more at this free class led by horticulturist Linda B. Gay.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
JUNE 3: 2017 EXTREME WEATHER READY EXPO, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The annual Houston/
Galveston Hurricane Workshop aims to prepare residents for hurricane season. Expo-goers find fun, games, prizes and great information on how to ready for emergencies at this free event. Presented by the expo group, Ready Houston and the city’s Office of Emergency Management.
George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A, www.hurricaneworkshop.com
JUNE 3-4: THE WOODLANDS 14TH ANNUAL HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
More than 200 local home improvement professionals are on hand to show their wares, from kitchen cabinets to new countertop designs to barn doors — and to answer your questions. Special guests include J Schwanke, TV personality and author, with tips on making your own floral arrangements; and Randy Lemmon, popular “GardenLine” host. Don’t miss the sizzling backyard cooking demos by Cunningham Gas Products.
Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, www.WoodlandsShow.com
JUNE 24-25: TEXAS HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
The Texas Home & Garden Show once again connects home and garden professionals and consumers. Participate in hands-on experiences at workshops, comparison shop under one roof and meet face-to-face with home and garden experts for advice and ideas on remodeling, landscaping and money-saving tips. General admission is $10 per person; children ages 14 and younger, no charge.
NRG Center, www.texashomeandgarden.com
THROUGH JULY 30: “DECORATIVE ARTS IN THE AGE OF VICTORIA”
“Decorative Arts” showcases objects from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rienzi collections and includes porcelain, glass, jewelry, miniatures, wallpaper and furniture. This exhibition is one of two special shows presented at Rienzi this year.
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive, www.mfah.org
OUT OF TOWN
JUNE 3: AIA SANDCASTLE COMPETITION, beginning at 9 a.m.
More than 60 teams have their shovels ready to take home the winning Golden Bucket Award in this beachfront event. Watch as contestants work nonstop for five hours and meticulously sculpt their piles of sand into works of art. The AIA Sandcastle Competition is a fundraiser for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation, as well as one of the top five revenue-generating events for the city of Galveston.
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker, Galveston, www.aiahouston.org
THROUGH JUNE 25: SOUTHWEST GOURD FINE ART SHOW
“Inspired by Nature, Refined by Imagination,” this annual show features more than 100 carved, painted, inlaid and creatively enhanced gourds by artists from across the nation. Most of the gourd art is for sale, and visitors will find something for every kind of home and office decor. Admission is free.
Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett in Kerrville, 830-895-2911, www.kacckerrville.com
JULY 15-16: HOUSTON HOME + DESIGN SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
You won’t leave empty handed at this extravaganza with home improvement seminars, on-the-spot home loan and home equity line of credit approvals, opportunities to participate in hands-on experiences through workshops and seminars — and regular door prize giveaways both days. Free admission and free parking. Presented by Michael Kelley Properties.
Sam Houston Race Park indoor pavilion, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, www.houstonhomeanddesignshow.com
JULY 28-30: GREAT TEXAS BALLOON RACE IN LONGVIEW
In its 40th year, the event draws professional pilots from across the United States in this colorful race, following a 2017 theme of “Lifting Up Longview.” Catch the “Balloon Glow” on Saturday night and, throughout the weekend, Kids Land, arts and crafts booths, food and drink vendors and musical entertainment.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
JUNE 30-JULY 4: KINGSLAND 48TH AQUA BOOM
Get your Fourth off to an early start in Kingsland and on Lake LBJ. The five-day extravaganza includes land and boat parades, live music, sporting competitions, food and drink booths, arts and crafts vendors, beauty pageant — all topped off by a grand fireworks display at dark on the Fourth.
JULY 1: ANGLETON, FREEDOM FIREWORKS, 9:20 p.m.
Catch some fireworks before the Fourth! The city of Angleton hosts this 20-minute show at The Brazoria County Fairgrounds, where you’ll find great viewing from the parking lot.
JULY 4: FOURTH OF JULY IN GALVESTON
Celebrate America’s birthday at this patriotic party, complete with an all-American parade down Seawall Boulevard and an explosive fireworks display over the Gulf to conclude the evening.
JULY 4: HOUSTON: CITGO FREEDOM OVER TEXAS, 4-10 p.m.
Houston’s official Fourth of July celebration, CITGO Freedom Over Texas once again offers something for everyone. Band and musicians take to the stage for live entertainment, including Country Music Awards-winning Hunter Hayes. Children of all ages enjoy the Walmart All-America Kids Zone with fun and interactive educational activities. Head to the Bud Light Bayou Beer Garden and the Dr Pepper Zone, and don’t miss the chance to win round-trip tickets at the Southwest Airlines Porch. The day culminates with a spectacular display of fireworks set against the downtown skyline.
JULY 4: MANSFIELD ROCKIN’ FOURTH OF JULY
Mansfield’s annual Independence Day party focuses on recreation, rockets and rock ‘n’ roll. Held at Big League Dreams Mansfield Sports Park, the free event features family activities, live music, food and fireworks. Free shuttles are provided from Mansfield ISD’s Newsom Stadium.
JULY 4: ROUND TOP FOURTH OF JULY PARADE, noon
Look no further than Round Top for a small-town, flag-waving parade, billed as the “longest running Fourth of July parade west of the Mississippi River.” Parade floats and entrants begin at the Round Top Rifle Hall and make their way through town. Enjoy live music and great food, too.
Round Top Rifle Association, www.roundtoprifle.com
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