Head off to School with These Fun Events

Head off to School with These Fun Events

Upper Brazos Basin

  • Sept. 4: LUBBOCK – First Friday Art Trail at 518 Avenue L, Lubbock

Browse through local artist’s work at the First Friday Art Trail in downtown Lubbock. For more information, click here or call 806-747-5232.

  • Sept. 5: GRANBURY – First Saturday Bird Walk, 7 – 9 a.m. at Acton Nature Center, 6500 Smoky Hill Court, Granbury

Dr. Billy Teels, who earned a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Mississippi State University and is now retired after working as a biologist for 30 years, leads a monthly bird walk through Granbury. Bring your binoculars and plenty of water! For more information, click here.

  • Sept. 10: ABILENESeptember ArtWalk, 5 – 8 p.m. at 220 Cypress Street, Abilene.

With live music, food and art galleries, ArtWalk is the perfect excuse to bring the entire family to historic downtown Abilene and support local businesses. The event is free. Click here for more information.


Central Brazos Basin

  • Sept. 5: TEMPLE – Wild West Family Day, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B, Temple. 

Join the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum and the City of Temple for an adventurous day in the old West. Explore what life was like as Americans headed westward and make fun crafts, like beaded snakes and paper cowboy hats. This event is free. For more information, click here.

  • Sept 12: WACOOscar DuConge Park Cleanup, 12 – 1:30 p.m. at Oscar DuConge Park, 1504 JJ Flewellen Road, Waco.

Join the nonprofit organization, Keep Waco Beautiful, for their final cleanup of the year as they pick up litter around Oscar DuConge Park. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring plenty of water. Click here to learn more.

  • Sept. 16: WOODWAYLunch with the Masters, 12 - 2 p.m. at the Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, 1 Pavilion Way, Woodway.

Chris Wiesinger, who wrote “The Bulb Hunter” and “Heirloom Bulbs for Today,” is sharing information on how to find and grow bulbs in Central Texas. Be sure to pack a lunch and questions for this free event!  For more information, call 254-399-9204 or click here.   


Lower Brazos Basin

  • Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27: SUGAR LAND – Sugar Land Farmers Market on Lexington, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Edward Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd, Sugar Land

Visit Sugar Land’s Farmers Market for a premier artisan market. The event is free to attend and open every Sunday. Click here to learn more about the market.

  • Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26: BRYAN – Brazos Valley Farmers Market, 8 a.m. – noon at Downtown Bryan Association, 216 West 26th, Bryan

The Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market offers quality vendors that sell a variety of local products. For information about the market, click here.

  • Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26: BRYANOutdoor Community Yoga, 8 – 9 a.m. at Lake Walk Pavilion, 4701 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan.

Join the Lake Walk Town Center for a free yoga class at the pavilion’s lawn. The classes are open to all ages and skill levels. Bring your yoga mat, towel and water bottle. For more information, click here.


Virtual Activities

  • If you would like to explore nature from the comfort of your home, the Arboretum offers activities designed to help families and kids connect with nature. There are activities like making bookmarks, field investigations and making flower crowns. To access these activities, click here.
  • Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco offers in-depth lesson plans for both parents and teachers. With activities for all grade levels, these activity guides and lesson plans will bring the aquarium to your classroom or home. For the aquarium’s free lesson plans, click here.
  • Introducing your kids to the importance of water conservation is easier than ever. Water—Use It Wisely has a variety of interactive games and quizzes that offer fun ways to learn about saving water for our future generations. Click here to play and learn.
  • Project Water Education Today has a ton of resources to educate kids about water and the role that it plays in our daily lives. Click here for story books, videos, games and more.  
  • Looking to beat the heat? You can create slip and slides, play water balloon baseball, make a glow pool and more. Check out this article with fun water game ideas that the whole family will enjoy.
  • Travel Texas curated Texan virtual experiences that allows anyone to enjoy Texas and its attractions. From enjoying recorded live concerts in Austin to visiting the Space Center Houston, there are plenty of Texan experiences for the whole family. Click here for the tours.