A Houston’s Mom’s Guide to April 2018

It’s April – can you even believe it?! Here’s to a month of beautiful weather, bluebonnets, and BASEBALL! Whether you are cheering on your favorite little league slugger or you prefer to watch the pros, we have just the team for you. Our beloved Astros aren’t the only hometown team you can cheer on this spring. We’ve also gotta show our love to our amazing sponsor this month – the Sugar Land Skeeters

Skeeters baseball is back on Friday, April 27th! Head over to Constellation Field and welcome the Sugar Land Skeeters back for the 2018 season with a special Opening Day ceremony, great baseball, and a fireworks show after the game! The fun doesn’t stop there—on Saturday, April 28th the first 2,000 fans through gates will receive a FREE Skeeters baseball cap courtesy of MemberSource Credit Union! Be sure to also catch the fun on Sunday, April 29th for the season’s first Sunday Funday featuring pre-game catch on the field and player autographs, as well as post-game Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Dr. Larry Caldwell! Don’t miss out on family fun at Constellation Field all summer long!

If you’ve never been to Constellation Field, you must go this season! The ballpark is an experience that is unmatched in fun for the entire family! Skeeters games offer more than just great baseball :: they have a unique ballpark experience that includes an outdoor carousel, children’s play area, splash pad, outdoor ice house, and much, much more. Skeeters games are also ideal for group outings, birthdays, or just a fun night out with the family! For more information, and to purchase your tickets to the most fun you’ll have out with your family this month, visit their website at http://www.sugarlandskeeters.com.

Be sure to also note all of the other fun events happening in and around Houston this month. From Earth Day to a Mac & Cheese Festival {yes, you read that correctly!} there is plenty of outdoor fun for everyone in your family!

April 4th | 10:00am – 12:00pm :: Mommy Mingle Wednesday 

Especially for moms of little ones 35 months and younger, the Children’s Museum of Houston hosts Mommy Mingle on the first Wednesday of every month. Bring your little ones to the Tot Spot for interactive play in the Museum’s exclusive exhibit just for toddlers and enjoy free coffee and snacks. This event is not just for mommies – daddies, nannies and caretakers are welcome, too!  

April 4th | 6:00pm – 9:00pm :: 2018 Culturemap Tastemaker Awards

Book your sitter ASAP because this is an event you will not want to miss! Culturemap is bringing together the hottest chefs and bartenders in Houston for this annual event, where awards are dished out in a variety of categories, all voted on by industry peers. This event is great because it is all about honoring those creative folks who make our restaurant scene so special. Tickets include valet, bites by nominated restaurants, and up to three premium beverages.   

April 7th | 1:30pm – 2:30pm :: Texas Regional Science Fair

This 22nd annual event is a chance for homeschool students to showcase their science skills and present to the public at an annual science fair. Rooted in Christian values, this event is family friendly and exhibitors are rewarded in a variety of categories for their tremendous efforts. This is a creative way to spend an afternoon with your kids exploring the world of science!

April 7th | 1:00pm – 4:00pm :: Houston Mac & Cheese Festival 2018

What’s not to love about an event featuring macaroni and cheese from some of Houston’s best restaurants? Spend the afternoon indulging in mac and cheese and libations at Silver Street while listening to live music and checking out local art vendors. You’ll also get the opportunity to cast your vote for the best mac & cheese in town!

April 7th | 11:00am – 2:00pm :: Rice Village Spring Street Festival & Runway Show

This first annual street festival promises to be fun for the entire family. The highlight of the afternoon will be the spring fashion runway show presented by several Rice Village retailers. The final act of the fashion show will be presented by Houston’s very own BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) who will take the runway in their spring best! The event will feature food trucks, children’s activities, various vendor booths, and more!

April 4th-8th | Times & Locations Will Vary :: Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

It’s all about Sugar Land in this annual cultural and beverage experience that spans five days. Each day is set with a different theme that all highlight the food, wine, craft beer and spirits of Sugar Land. Dress to impress {and leave the kids at home} and come ready to indulge in some of the finest food from the area’s top chefs.

April 8th | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm :: Craft Beer, Crawfish & a CAUSE

Enjoy craft beer and all you can eat crawfish while supporting two local Katy non-profits – Graeme’s Superheroes and Logan’s Legacy. Growler USA is hosting this event and all proceeds will support these two organizations. There will be fun for the kids, raffle prizes and more – don’t miss out on this fun afternoon! Dogs and kids are welcome…oh, and grown-ups, too!

April 14th | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm :: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rock Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day at Sugar Land Town Square with a variety of engaging activities that address vital issues like upcycling, gardening, clean water, nature appreciation and much more. The band Vocal Trash will headline the event and there will be plenty of entertainment for even the youngest children!

April 15th | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm :: Birthday Bash for Discovery Green

Can you believe our beloved downtown green space has been around for TEN years? They are celebrating a decade of providing free events to Houstonians and their families in the best way they know how….a free birthday bash! It will be entertainment galore with local favorite cultural dance troupes, live music by The Texmaniacs, a Mad Science Show and more!  

April 21st | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm :: Bike Rodeo

Children and teens are encouraged to bring their bikes to the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium to learn first-hand about bike safety. Police officers and Pearland Rec Center employees will review important safety tips like basic bike handling skills and how to navigate street traffic. Don’t forget your helmet!

April 21st | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm :: Earth Day 2018 at Houston Arboretum

This free family event is a great way to get outdoors and spend time together celebrating Earth Day. Participants can enjoy Earth-conscious activities like guided nature hikes, crafts make from recycled materials, face painting, and scavenger hunts. Bring along your plastic flower pots and plant trays to the Arboretum for on-site recycling!

April 21st | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm :: Food Truck Festival in the Heights

Nearly 40 local food vendors will be on hand at this annual festival of food trucks! With food that is sure to please every palate, this event is a delectable way to try out some of the top food trucks in Houston. There will be plenty of covered seating available, and tickets are available in advance, or at the door. P.S. :: Kids 12 and under are free!

April 22nd | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm :: Earth Day Bash at Discovery Green

This citywide Earth Day Celebration promises to educate, inspire, and encourage action among attendees. Displays, booths and exhibitors will present topics ranging from alternative energy to recycling methods and a foodie farmer’s market will be a must-see visit of the day. And since it’s Earth Day, Bike Houston encourages you to bike to Discovery Green and utilize a bike valet.

April 27th | 7:05 pm :: Sugar Land Skeeters vs. New Britain Bees

It’s opening day at Constellation Field for the Sugarland Skeeters! Join the fun as the Skeeters are back in action with a fun-filled weekend that is perfect for the entire family! After the game, stick around for a spectacular fireworks show!

April 28th | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm :: Earth Day Celebration in Pearland

The city of Pearland will host their 22nd annual local Earth Day Celebration to educate the community about environmental responsibility. Families can participate in educational acvitieis that teach them about recycling, conservation, and environmental citizenship, all while enjoying a fun day outdoors. Family games, educational booths, Mad Science, The Crocodile Encounter and food vendors will round out this family-friendly event!

April 28th | 6:05 pm :: Sugar Land Skeeters vs. New Britain Bees

The opening weekend of fun continues on Saturday at Constellation Field. The first 2,000 fans through the gates receive a free Skeeters baseball cap, courtesy of MemberSource Credit Union. It promises to be an evening of family-friendly fun at the ball park!

April 29th | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm :: Baps Charity Walk 2018

Grab some friends and walk in support of volunteers around the world who work tirelessly to serve others. This annual event is held on the same date in 70 cities across the nation with thousands of walkers showing their appreciation for BAPS charities and volunteers.

April 29th | 2:05 pm :: Sugar Land Skeeters vs. New Britain Bees

Opening weekend wraps up with the season’s first Sunday Funday featuring pre-game catch on the field and player autographs, as well as post-game Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Dr. Larry Caldwell. If you want a taste of Skeeters baseball, make sure to head out to Constellation Field this spring or summer and enjoy a fun outing that is sure to please everyone in your family!

Looking for more? Check out these links…

2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps

Top Houston Area Bluebonnet Sightings

Top 30 Family-Friendly Patios in Houston

Best Baby Registries in Houston

50 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Greater Houston

Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them. And if you know of any other events happening this month, include them in the comments to keep the list going!

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Originally from Louisiana, Brittney has called Houston home for nearly all her life. Brittney graduated from Houston Baptist University where she was a member of Phi Mu and a four-year cheerleader. It didn’t take long after graduation for her to meet her husband Jeremy on the sand volleyball courts at Memorial Park. She jokes that when marrying Jeremy, she also married LSU because she tied the knot with the most passionate Tiger football fan. Many weekends in the fall, they can be found in the shadows of Tiger Stadium at their big family tailgating party. Brittney has a Master's Degree from LSU and works in secondary education as an administrator and a cheerleading coach. Brittney and Jeremy have three boys, Connor {Nov 2012}, Parker {Nov 2014}, and Ryan {May 2018}. Brittney is a big baby-making, food allergy fighting, NICU surviving mom. Though she grew up surrounded by hairbows, pom poms, and lots of pink, Brittney now embraces being a boy mom. She loves raising her three boys and learning all about superheroes, baseball, and the pain of stepping on a lego when barefoot. In her kid-free time she enjoys working on craft projects, getting lost in a good book, and watching Grey's Anatomy.


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