Get ready to dance the night away on Friday, September 2 as Los Skarnales make their Market Square Park debut. Always true to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of ska, reggae, rockabilly, swing, mambo, cumbia, and danzones, all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show, the band has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico!
Bayou Bikers meet at Market Square Park on the first Sunday of the month for 25- to 40-mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston's waterways.
Join Mayor Turner and the Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation for the 15th Anniversary Commemoration of September 11. Located at Market Square Park is Lauren’s Garden is home to a memorial that honors Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas—a Houstonian and passenger on United Flight 93—and all lost on September 11.
6 pm - 9 pm
Join us for Blanket Bingo, benefiting Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes! $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each.
10 am - 6 pm
Calling all cycling enthusiasts! HTX Bike Fest will return to Market Square Park for its 4th year. This year’s festival will host over 50 cycling related vendors as well as an all-day swap meet and a variety of demos. Come out for a day of music, food, fun and most importantly, BIKES. This festival is FREE to the public, however a $5 donation is suggested to support this year’s non-profit, Bike Houston. For event realated updates, click here.
Join us for a movie under the stars as the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow presents American comedy, Tommy Boy, (PG-13) on Thursday, September 22.
Houston-area top-chefs compete against one another to find out who can render the best possible cooking under less than favorable conditions. Stipulations include using pre-selected ingredients and non-perishable food items typically found in a survival preparedness kit and camp stoves to simulate food preparation conditions during a disaster. The Chef’s Challenge is part of the ongoing regional Ready Houston campaign to inform residents about the need to prepare for emergencies before they happen. For event related updates, click here.
Critical Mass is an informal bike group that meets the last Friday of every month to ride around the city, raise awareness and advocate for a bicycle-friendly urban environment. All bikes are welcome. criticalmasshouston.com