Buffalo Bayou Regatta, the best choice of family entertainment for the Polish harvest festival


Scene from the Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta.

Photo: Katya Horner

Houston Harvest Polish Festival

Celebrate “all that is Polish” at the annual Houston Polish Harvest Festival at the Polish Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady in Czestochowa. Enjoy many delicious Polish food and drinks, as well as live dance and folk music performances.

When: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 1 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 2 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 3

Or: 1731 Blalock

Details: houstonpolishfestival.com

Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta

Paddlers, whether competitive or not, are invited to take part in a 15-mile race that winds its way through scenic Buffalo Bayou. The minimum entry age is 12 years old.

When: 8 am-2:30pm October 2

Or: Allen’s Landing, 1001 Commerce

Details: $ 60; buffalobayou.org/event/49th-annual-bbp-regatta

Nigeria Cultural Parade and Festival

The Nigerian community of Houston celebrates the cultural traditions of the West African country with a parade and festival featuring traditional dance performances, Nigerian cuisine and a market.

When: 10 a.m. to noon on October 2

Or: 1400 Clay

Details: nigeriaculturalparade.com

Puptopia Festival

A dog-focused, science-based and fun event for dogs and their parents at Discovery Green.

When: 10 am-5pm Oct 2

Or: 1500 Mckinney

Details: $ 30; puptopiafestival.com

Houston Creole Heritage Festival

The festival in Midtown Park features a full day of live music, food trucks, a special Mardi Gras punch, a Creole bar and a kids’ zone.

When: 11 am-10pm October 2

Or: 2811 Travis

Details: $ 5 to $ 50; houstoncreolefest.com/houston-creole-heritage-festival

42nd Annual Chicano Festival

Chicano Festival is a 42-year cultural celebration of Chicano music, from Tejano and Conjunto, to Mariachi and Orchestra in one of the oldest ongoing free cultural events of its kind. Thursday’s performance features Little Joe y La Familia and Los Texmaniacs.

When: 7-9: 30 p.m. October 7-9

Or: Miller Open Air Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Details: free; milleroutdoortheatre.com


Nuclear Circus Garden Bros.

With over 60 performers in 3 rings, the new show will feature acts like human cannonball, wheel of death, Chinese acrobats, motorcycles in the sphere of fear, treats and treats.

When: Until October 3

Or: Katy Mills Shopping Center, 5000 Katy Mills Circle

Details: $ 14.50 to $ 60; secure.gardenbroscircus.com


Boo on the promenade

The annual Kemah Boardwalk event returns with family scares throughout October. The promenade will come alive with Spooky Fridays, Spooky Saturdays and Spooky Sundays, each evening featuring free activities, live music, and ghostly entertainment. Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of festive and spooky thrills, including Halloween-themed crafts, vampires on stilts, spooky creatures, and live concerts.

When: Until October 31

Or: 215 Kipp

Details: kemahboardwalk.com


The bohemian market

Shop for a variety of local businesses and small businesses at the Boho Outdoor Market in Sugar Land Town Square.

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2

Or: 2711 Plaza Drive

Details: To free; Sugarlandtownsquare.com

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