KATY MAGAZINE, Katy, Texas
August 9, 2021
Katy Magazine Editors
Summer is coming to an end and Katy offers so many opportunities for Katy families to create unforgettable memories. Soak up the last days of summer with these activities from Katy, some of which are FREE.
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1. No Label Brewing Co.
Spend a fun afternoon with great beers and friends at No Label Brewing Co. Kids can play in the playground and pets are welcome too! Rustic Katy Brewery produces craft beers and lagers. She also hosts community events, so check her calendar for next steps.
2. Mary Jo Peckham Park FREE
Retreat to Mary Jo Peckham Park to connect with nature. The property surrounds a beautiful stocked fishing pond with walking trails. Plus, kids love the spacious play area with free putt putt golf. They also have various fitness classes with first priority given to residents of the Town of Katy and Harris County.
3. Inflatable Katy
At Inflatable Katy, you can book and party indoors with their inflatable attractions. Outdoor party packages can be customized to include mini golf, batting cages, and go-karts. Plus, they have a Ferris wheel! Visit their website to find the best option and see the add-ons to make the day even more special.
4. MKT Railway Museum FREE
Visit Katy’s most iconic monument! The MKT Railway Museum is a historical monument with life-size exhibits. Make sure to take your photo with the famous red tail car.
Reserve a bay at TopGolf to work on your swing through fun and innovative games and challenges. Also discover their awesome menu!
6. Katy’s Historic Shops and Antiques FREE
Katy’s downtown is home to several eclectic antique shops! You can spend hours browsing their impressive and unique collections. Visit KT Antiques where they greet shoppers with their nostalgic soda fountain and free cookies, then head to Limited Edition Arts and Antiques, known for their art deco prints and many movie memorabilia. Historians will love Southern Historical Antique Shop for its unique variety of both Military and Civilian historical artifacts.
7. Katy vibes
This exciting new location in Katy promotes itself as a “Restaurant by Day … Breathtaking Live Shows by Night”. Check out their website for fun events like comedy shows, live music, bingo, karaoke and more.
8. Katy Heritage Park FREE
Take a photo in front of the “You’ll Love Katy” mural! While you’re there, explore Katy’s heritage history at Wright House, Stockdick House, and visit the Tradition Bank Bandstand.
9. Katy mills
Escape the Texas heat inside the newly renovated Katy Mills Mall. The more than 165 stores offer many high fashion outlets like Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Nike and more. The mall welcomes families to enjoy the contemporary dining pavilion, Disney Jr. Playground, and AMC Theaters.
Yes, it’s a gas station, but a quick trip to the Buc-ee’s in Katy proves that everything IS bigger in Texas. Even the car wash is BIG and the Guinness Book of Records has declared it the longest in the world! Grab iconic Buc-ee gear, beaver nuggets, and an extra-large drink. It’s the tradition.
11. Willow Fork Park FREE
The 32-acre park is located on the northwest corner of SH 99 / Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Blvd., north of Cinco Ranch High School. Take a leisurely stroll through Willow Fork Park to watch butterflies visit their special garden. The park is also equipped with boardwalks, a pedestrian bridge, a playground, a disc golf course, organic channels, a pavilion with toilets, picnic tables and barbecues.
12. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
Explore the upscale shops and restaurants spread across 34 acres from LaCenterra to Cinco Ranch. Families can get together in the common areas, find the perfect gift, or choose from many indoor and outdoor dining options.
13. Katy’s Market Days FREE
What better way to spend a Saturday than a day full of shopping and delicious food? Visit the downtown Katy open-air market every third Saturday from March through December. You will find over 65 local vendors offering unique products, food trucks and live music!
14. MKT Distillery
Fill up on Katy’s history and a great whiskey at the Silos in downtown Katy. The MKT Distillery offers whiskey and moonlight distilled on site as well as a selection of non-alcoholic drinks. Children and your furry friends can also accompany you!
15. Typhoon Texas
Prepare to cause a sensation in Typhoon Texas. Katy’s Family Water Park offers rides for the little ones and the tallest of heart kids. Take a tube or jump in it, the water is good!
16. Cycling in George Bush Park FREE
Take a great family bike ride on the trails of George Bush Park.
17. Mason Road Skating Centerr
A Katy’s entertainment institution since 1988, kids are always drawn to the fun of a classic ice rink. With great deals like all-you-can-eat pizza nights on Saturdays, cheap skate Wednesdays, birthday party packages and more!
18. Music under the stars at Central Greem FREE
Gather the family for live music at Central Green Park at LaCenterra of Cinco Ranch on select Saturdays.
19. Andretti – Karting and indoor games
Embrace the next level of indoor entertainment excitement inspired by the racing legend himself. Test your skills on winding go-kart tracks, state-of-the-art arcades, virtual reality, laser tag, putt mini-golf and more. The ideal setting for children of all ages, young and old.
20. Family night out at Chick-fil-A FREE
Local Chick-fil-A restaurants have fun programs for kids throughout the month with special visits from the Chick-fil-A cow and her friends.
21. Momentum indoor climbing
Challenge yourself to learn a new skill at one of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the United States. Momentum Indoor Climbing offers rope climbing, bouldering, kids’ climbing, cross training, yoga and professional workspaces.
Explore a sensory garden steeped in children’s play and dedicated to environmental education with a musical bridge, varieties of fun swings, a large play area, picnic tables and a water cycle wall.
23. Cave ErmaRose
Katy’s own winery off Katy Hockley Road is the place to be on Friday and Saturday nights as live music and the smell of the town’s famous Daddy Duncan’s BBQ fill the air. Feast on meat while sipping fruit wine.
24. Main event
Bring the family to the Main Event to have fun and play under one roof! Test your skills on gravity ropes, arcade games, bowling and laser tag or pool tables. The Main Event also offers a full menu and bar
25. Alamo Drafthouse THeme days
You are invited to have special cinematic experiences at Alamo Drafthouse. From special thematic openings to cereal projections. There’s always something fun happening at the theater in the heart of LaCenterra.
26. Escape room in alternate reality
Can you and your friends escape a nuclear fall or zombie apocalypse in under 60 minutes? Test your survival skills in one of Alternate Reality’s themed escape rooms. Not recommended for young children.
27. Katy play station FREE
This railroad-inspired playground was created to serve children with special needs. The Katy Play Station includes easy ramps and activities for hearing and visually impaired children.
28. High-altitude trampoline park
Katy’s kids love to bounce on the wall-to-wall trampolines and dive into the giant foam pit. Altitude Trampoline Park also includes a basketball court for children, a climbing wall and fitness classes for adults.
29. iFly Houston Feel the adrenaline rush of skydiving, minus the altitude. Certified instructors are nearby to guide you to an unforgettable aerial experience.
30. The Pinot palette
The Pinot Palette hosts fun painting parties for families, groups, girls’ nights, children’s parties, birthdays and events. Bring your own drink and appetizers – everything else is provided!
31. Wild cat lounge (21+)
Find out what’s happening on the 4-acre Wildcatter Saloon and Pavilion, Katy’s premier concert venue for indoor and outdoor performances, festivals, contests and more.
32. Katy Prairie Conservancy FREE
Travel through Katy’s well-preserved prairie lands and learn about wildlife and conservation.
33. BINGO Proud Pie Party Get your chips ready for an exciting game of Bingo at Proud Pie every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. And the grand prize is … you guessed it … free pie!
34. Dewberry Farm
Have fun in season with the whole family at Dewberry Farm with hay walks, petting zoos, mazes, games and more! Pick a pumpkin each fall and pick a Christmas tree during the Christmas season. (Seasonal)
35. The Showboat Drive-In
The short drive from Katy to Hockley is well worth the time travel. Enjoy current blockbuster movies in an old-fashioned drive-in style. Bring a blanket and chairs to enjoy the warm Texas weather.
36. Tilt studio
Inside the Katy Mills Mall, you’ll find the Tilt Studio. Take the whole family to play mini-golf, laser tag, arcade games and even tilt-a-whirl.
37. Beer world (21+)
A night out with friends can happen any night at World of Beer. Enjoy exclusive tap offers, an excellent menu, plenty of large screens to watch the matches, or team up for themed quiz events and live music.
38. The rustic brush
Explore your decorating spirit with a DIY wood panel workshop. Plan a girls night out and create your next masterpiece.
Watch the latest movie in one of Cinemark’s luxury reclining seats. The theater also serves beer, wine and other refreshments directly for you.
40. Concerts & Movie Nights in Central Green FREE
After they stop going through the pandemic, Katy families can once again enjoy FREE movies under the stars. Follow their website for updates and events. They are FREE and fun for the whole family!
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