Thanks to its high-end shopping centers and wealth of ways to enjoy the outdoors, The Woodlands TX is a true four-season destination that just about any traveler would enjoy. Along with all the year-round fun, there are also numerous fun and family-friendly annual events in The Woodlands that are worth checking out. Read on to see a selection of some of The Woodlands’ top events so you can get the most out of your next trip here.

The Woodlands water wall


The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind celebration of fantastic art, magnificent Texas music, and tasty food and drink at The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. For three days in early April, The Waterway and Town Green Park become the most happening place in town. Works from more than 200 artists are featured, as well as the marvelous melodies of Latin-inspired bands. A craft beer garden, chef demonstrations, and interactive family activities are all part of the fun.
The Woodlands, TX 77380


Red Hot and Blue
Celebrate Independence Day in style at Red Hot and Blue, The Woodlands’ Fourth of July celebration. Live music, face painting, strolling performers, and watermelon and hot dog eating contests are among the day’s festivities. The party is capped in the most American way possible: with a stunning fireworks show. This event is free and open to the public.
Town Green Park
The Woodlands, TX 77380


The Woodlands Children’s Festival
This annual festival, held at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, gives children a fun and interactive environment to let their imaginations run wild. Renowned children’s entertainers, music, pantomime, theater, science experiments, stories, and so much more are available to entertain and educate in equal measure. The event is best suited for kiddos up to intermediate school age. Tickets are available on the pavilion’s website and at the gate.
2005 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Lighting of the Doves
Start the Holiday season with the Lighting of the Doves, an annual tradition that began more than two decades ago. The ceremony, meant to symbolize peace during the holiday season, attractions thousands of visitors each year to Town Green Park and along the Woodlands Waterway.
2099 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380

International Winter on the Waterway (IWOW)
Watch Irish and Spanish dancers perform, listen to Scottish bagpipes and carolers sing the original German version of “Silent Night,” and snack on a border-style Bunuelo de Navidad at International Winter on the Waterway. This annual celebration of the cultural diversity of The Woodlands includes cultural performances in Town Green Park and the Pavilion South Plaza.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Woodlands Ice Rink
From mid-November to mid-January, The Woodlands Ice Rink opens for its winter season, transforming The Woodlands into an icy wonderland. Strap on your ice skates and glide on the recently built ice rink facility that turns into the House of Blues during the summer months. Skate rentals are available on site, as is a separate rink just for younger skaters.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Winter Wonderland
Take in all the sights and sounds of the holiday season by visiting Winter Wonderland in The Woodlands. Colorful Christmas lights, toy soldiers, elves, musical angels, and snowmen can be found in the wonderland. A special walkway provides an easy way to see all the holiday merriment with your family. Admission to the wonderland is free.

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