Sling as a family at Comicpalooza’s return to George R. Brown this month | Pictured: Christine Wright; courtesy of Comicpalooza

Stay cool with our picks for the best kid-friendly activities in and around Houston in July 2022.

This month, salute the stars and stripes, see the ice queen and her sister on stage, take the family in a beach challenge, belt Encanto favorites, and more.

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Top 12 things to do for kids and families in Houston this month: July 2022

  • Summer programs at the Lone Star Flight Museum | All the month – Fly away for summer fun with special programs, hangar tours, holiday events and discounted admission to the Lone Star Flight Museum all summer. Tickets are $18; $15 for ages 12 to 17 and 65 and over; $12 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. Thursday admission is $5 for all visitors. Dates and times vary.
  • Broadway Across America Presents Disney’s Frozen at the recreation center | friday july 1st to Sunday July 17 – The Broadway adaptation of the classic Disney film Frozen arrives downtown, bringing Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, and more to the Hobby Stage. Recommended for ages 6 and up; children 2 and under will not be admitted. $40 and up. Dates and times vary.
  • Fireworks, concerts and 4th of July events in Greater Houston | Independence Day, Monday July 4 | Lots FREE – From Galveston to Conroe and everywhere in between, cities in the Greater Houston Area are gearing up for big fireworks, concerts and more. Check out our guide to find a celebration near you. Hours vary.
  • Movies on the Beach at Multiple Locations in Galveston | Select dates in July | FREE – Take a seat by the waves for outdoor screenings in Galveston taking place throughout July. Catch Disney Moana at Stewart Beach on Saturday, July 9; The little Mermaid at Seawolf Park on Thursday, July 14; and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at East Beach on Saturday, July 23. Free to watch the movie, though beach parking is $15; $6 for parking at Seawolf Park. 8:30 p.m.
  • The Galveston Family Beach Challenge at East Beach | Sunday July 10 | FREE – Compete as a family on a larger-than-life obstacle course on Galveston’s East Beach. Families will compete for gift cards and VIP tickets to Galveston attractions as they participate in 14 stations for kids and adults, including games like beanbag toss, life-size battleship, limbo, soccer ball, and more. volleyball, and more. Free, but registration required. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Rhyme and Reason: A Celebration of Black History at Miller Outdoor Theater | tuesday july 12 | FREE – Featuring two Houston Poet Laureates, Emanuelee Outspoken Bean and Deborah DEEP Mouton, this afternoon performance is filled with music, dance and poetry to showcase Black history from ancient Africa to today today. 11 a.m.
  • Queer Teen Night: For LGBTQ+ Youth and Their Allies at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Thursday July 14 | FREE – LGBTQ+ youth in the Greater Houston area come together for a night of artistic creation, performances and visits to Mariah Garnett’s I dreamed of this footbridge exposure. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Comicpalooza 2022 at the George R. Brown Convention Center | From Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17 – The annual comic and pop culture convention returns to Houston for a weekend of celebrity meet-and-greets, cosplay, unique local vendors, panels and more. Tickets start at $25 for adults; $6 for 6 to 12 year olds; free for ages 5 and under. Hours vary.
  • Encanto: The Sing-Along Movie Concert Tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday July 28 – Disney Concerts brings this production to the Woodlands stage, featuring the entire animated feature, Encanto, with a live band performing all the record-breaking hit songs like “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “The Family Madrigal.” $25 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • The Great Texas Mosquito Festival at Clute City Park | From Thursday 28 July to Saturday 30 July – Southwest of Houston, this annual festival offers days of fun with cornhole tournaments, musical headliners, a carnival and more in honor of the little bloodsucker. $2 and up. Hours vary.
  • Anime Matsuri 2022 at the George R. Brown Convention Center | From Thursday 28 July to Sunday 31 July – Immerse your kids in a weekend of anime and Japanese pop culture with the return of this 16th annual convention featuring cosplay, art vendors, concerts, video games and more. Day passes start at $45; $90 for a weekend pass; $40 for a children’s weekend pass (6-12); free for ages 5 and under. Hours vary.
  • Dude Perfect: That’s Happy Summer Tour at Toyota Center | friday july 29 – YouTube sensations gather in Downtown for a night of their offbeat tricks, stunts and skits. $29 and up. 7 p.m.

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Shea Kummer is a mom of 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she’s not cheering on her boys, she can be found searching for the best ways to create lasting family memories.