Celebrate Fall, Walk for a Cause: 15 Things to Do in the Woodland Area in October and November

The Howl-O-Ween Festival, held on October 23 in the East Shore community, will benefit homeless pets. The funds raised during the event will be halved between Operation Pets Alive! and the Friends of Faye. Adoptable Homeless Pets from Operation Pets Alive! and Friends of Faye will be in attendance. The festival will feature vendors, food trucks, a bake sale, makeup, games and a silent auction. 10 am-3pm Free. Ellipse Park, 2662 North Bay Place, The Woodlands. www.operationpetsalive.org (courtesy of Operation Pets Alive)

Here’s a look at some of the community events planned in the Woodlands area through mid-November. For an overview of the full schedule of fall activities, including Halloween and Thanksgiving, check out our Guide to the Fall Festival 2021.


15-16, 22-23, 29-30

Get spooky on a local haunted trail

Bear Branch Park’s annual haunted trail returns this year with the new “Wood You Dare?” Theme. »The trail is recommended for ages 9 and up. 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (every evening). $ 9 per person. Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Have a “Shrek-tacular” movie night

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Lodge is hosting a “Shrek” Movie Night for families. The event will include games and other activities before the film is shown. Participants are invited to be disguised. 5:30 p.m. (doors open), 7 p.m. (start of the film). Free (lawn and mezzanine). $ 10 (general admission orchestra seats). The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Lodge, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-364-3010. www.woodlandscenter.org


Watch public safety demonstrations

The Township of Woodlands is hosting a hands-on safety event for all ages with the opportunity to meet and thank officials from public safety agencies. The event will also include a bounce house, face painting, games and crafts, and free food. 12 pm-3pm Free. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3883. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Take part in a human trafficking awareness event

The Montgomery County Coalition Against Human Trafficking is hosting its 3rd annual community anti-trafficking event. Participants can learn to identify trafficking and exploitation, and meet organizations that educate, prevent, rescue and heal victims. The event will feature stories from survivors and expert lecturing as well as live music and on-site food trucks. 10 am-12.30pm Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 484-606-6228. www.mcatpa.org


Network with a chamber of commerce

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast is open to all chamber members and guests. Members present will have the opportunity to make a 60-second advertisement at the microphone. 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. $ 15 (member), $ 25 (guest). Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 1201 Lake Woodlands Drive, Ste. 305, Les Bois. 281-367-5777. www.woodlandschamber.org


Attend a wine walk

Wine and Food Week presented by HEB hosts the 17th annual Market Street Wine Walk in the Woods. The event will feature food, drink tasting stations, live music, a selection of craft beers, vendors and sponsor booths. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $ 65 per ticket. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.wineandfoodweek.com


Help a homeless pet

The East Shore Community Howl-O-Ween Festival will benefit homeless pets. It includes vendors, food trucks, a bake sale, face painting, games and a silent auction. 10 am-3pm Free. Ellipse Park, 2662 North Bay Place, The Woodlands. www.operationpetsalive.org


Watch a Corvette show

The Sam Houston Corvette Club is hosting its 28th Annual Corvette Show at Town Green Park. The event will feature a silent auction, and food and drink will be available for purchase. All profits will be donated to a local non-profit organization. 11 am-2:30pm Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.samhoustoncorvetteclub.com


Celebrate with the Woodlands Pride Festival

The Woodlands Pride Festival will return to Town Green Park. The festival will include vendors and exhibits. Information on sponsorships, volunteer opportunities and rental of exhibitor space can be obtained by contacting [email protected] Noon. To free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandstxpride.org



Drink coffee and watch cars for a cause

Visitors can join the Woodlands Car Club in Market Street for its monthly Cars and Coffee for a Cause event. 7 am-10am The profits from parking meters are donated to charities. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com


Stop by the wildflower festival

The 33rd annual wildflower festival will feature blue cap plantations, face painting, food trucks, and a plant and craft sale. 10 am-2pm Free. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov


Walk to support a cause

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is organizing a march to raise funds for research and education. 9 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (walk). To free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-704-5097. www.supporting.afsp.org


See local photography

The winners of the 2021 Woodlands Photography Club annual competition will be on display at the Glade Cultural Center. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Glade Cultural Center, 2000 Woodlands Parkway, The Woodlands. 832-557-8781. www.gladeculturalcenter.com


Camp at Creekside

Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation hosts a fall camp offering activities such as archery, kayaking, crafts, outdoor movie, night hikes, games, campfire and s’mores. Check-in begins November 13 at 1 p.m. $ 70 to $ 135 (for a family of up to four, additional charges apply for guests and other family members). Rob Fleming Park Recreation Center, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 2 • 81-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

January 19 to 17

The Woodlands Ice Skating Rink

The 21,000 square foot downtown ice rink features ice skating, party tables and concessions. The ice rink will remain open until January 17, 2022. Prices vary. Downtown Woodlands, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-5630. www.thewoodlandsicerink.com

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