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Upcoming Events in The Woodlands Area

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As life slowly returns to a more normal pace following Hurricane Harvey, here are some fun events and entertainment options coming up in The Woodlands over the next few weeks to help distract you from the clean up.

Music

• The Sunday concert series at Northshore Park has begun again for the fall season. Concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 5pm. Just bring a picnic, some lawn chairs or a blanket, and relax and enjoy the music! http://woodlandsevents.com/entertainment/northshore-concert-in-the-park

• The 8th Annual Real Life Real Music Festival takes place at beautiful Bernhardt Winery on Saturday, October 7. This family-friendly event begins at 1pm with music on two stages until about 10pm. Bring a picnic or enjoy a meal from the onsite food truck, pack a soccer ball for the kids to play, and be prepared to be inspired by youth artists and Texas music greats like Hal Ketchum, Brandon Rhyder and more! Discount advance tickets available at https://realliferealmusic.com/festival/ with free tickets available to Harvey first responders.

• Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion concerts are back in action, with greats like Luke Bryan, Depeche Mode, Matchbox20 and Counting Crows all coming up the second half of September. Bob Seger, Chris Tomlin, and Chris Stapleton perform in October. Tickets and more details at https://www.woodlandscenter.org/.

Festivals

• The weekend of October 14 will be filled with food and fun at the Taste of Houston festival at Town Green Park. From 10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday, you and your family can enjoy food from over 200 booths, an enormous kids play area with rides, bounce houses and a petting zoo, and local crafters. Live music, craft beer, and performances by local dance studios and martial arts groups will round out the weekend of fun. Visit https://www.tasteofhoustonfest.com/ for more details. All ticket proceeds will benefit the JJ Watt Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

• The epic Texas Renaissance Festival begins on September 30 and is open Saturdays and Sundays through the end of November. If you’ve never been, this is an event you should experience – the food, performers and ambiance makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Come in costume or just enjoy the shows. Details at https://www.texrenfest.com/.