For more than a century, Hermann Park has been a place for all Houstonians to come together and enjoy the outdoors and each other. Hermann Park Conservancy hosts several community events throughout the year to encourage Houstonians to come out to the Park, interact with their community, and be active at the same time! Check out the Conservancy’s community events described below and visit the calendar page to explore more details and find out about other Conservancy programs.
The Hermann Park Dog Walk is a fun community event sponsored by our friends at the Houston Rockets. The walk takes dog owners and pets on a course around McGovern Lake and the Jones Reflection Pool. Each owner receives a commemorative t-shirt and a ticket to a Rockets game while dogs receive sporty red bandanas. A post-walk party is held on Lake Plaza where participants mingle and visit booths of local groups offering pet-related information. The 2018 Hermann Park Dog Walk will be held in March. Check back for more information.
The Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival began as part of the centennial celebrations in 2014 and was so popular that it has become an annual family event. The festival brings thousands of kite flyers to Hermann Park to enjoy a day of friendly kite-flying, arts and crafts, live music, DJs, student performances, food vendors, additional kids’ activities, and more. The next Kite Festival, chaired by Morgan Garvey, Molly Neff, and Linsay Radcliffe, will be held on March 25, 2018 and is free to the public.
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The annual Park to Port Bike Ride gives cyclists a unique perspective of Houston from the trail along Brays Bayou. The 20-mile round-trip takes riders from Hermann Park’s Bayou Parkland east along the Bayou Greenway trail to the Port of Houston. Port Houston sponsors a turn-around party at Brady’s Landing with snacks, drinks and music. Participants then ride back along the trail to Hermann Park for a celebratory post-ride party under the Bill Coats Bridge with food and music. The next Park to Port Bike Ride will be held in October 2018. Check back for more information.
The Conservancy’s annual Run in the Park offers a 5K run/walk and a 1K kids’ fun run. Runners and joggers wind through a scenic course below the Park’s historic live oaks. The run begins and ends at Molly Ann Smith Plaza near the Jones Reflection Pool where family and friends cheer on participants. A post-race party features music, food, drinks, and activities. The next Run in the Park will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities click here.
Children can to listen to a story every Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the McGovern Centennial Garden’s Family Garden. After the reading, children are invited to participate in a fun activity like coloring a picture or planting a seed to take home. The Family Garden is an edible, interactive garden, designed to showcase vegetables, herbs, fruit, citrus, and berries that can be grown successfully in the Houston area. To learn more about the Family Garden, click here.
Student Performances in the Park is an annual series of free performances featuring the talents of Houston metropolitan area students. Now in its seventh year, the series showcases performances that range from school choirs and bands to dance and theater groups. The performances take place in Lake Plaza between Kinder Station and the Houston Zoo. For a full list of the performance schedule for the 2017-2018 school year, click here.
Sponsor or Volunteer at a Conservancy Event
For information about sponsorships or corporate partnerships for these events, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our corporate involvement page. For information about volunteering with the Conservancy, email email@example.com.