Jewish Book and Arts Fair November 1-15 at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston For over two weeks, visitors and locals will be inspired, informed, and entertained at the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book and Arts Fair. With a free opening night, the Books and Arts Fair is designed to celebrate and enlighten the people about the books, music, theatre, and culture of the Jews. It will feature culinary demonstrations, book signings, film viewings and talks. Houston Cinema Arts Festival November 12-19 This is popular festival is a celebration of the artistry and importance of multimedia. With events that go beyond movie screenings, the Houston Cinema Festival will feature a bevy of activities. From live music, film performances, talks, art competitions and more, it is a celebration of what makes life truly an artist’s canvass. Via Colori Street Painting Festival November 21 at Hermann Square Park With more than 200 artists in attendance, the Via Colori Street Painting Festival is only one of its kind in the area. Attend this colorful celebration and witness how Houston’s streets are transformed into brilliant works of art. 66th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade November 26 at Downtown Houston Witness downtown Houston come to life with larger-than-life floats and spectacles. From bands, music, and a good old fashioned Texan cheer, celebrating Thanksgiving has never been this lively.
For the people of Fort Bend County, the weekends are never dull or uneventful. Whatever your interests, you will surely find an activity that will suit your palate of adventure when you are at Fort Bend. In a community as fascinating and as unique as Fort Bend, the range of things you can do vary from the most serene to the most extreme. Take a trip through time at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land No matter your age, learning something new has never been as fun as a visit to the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. With exhibits ranging from saltwater aquariums, astronomy exhibits, and a full scale dinosaur fossil model, anyone will be entranced and educated about the wonders of the natural world. Special exhibits during the spring and summer make for an even better trip to this local landmark. See the universe at George Observatory The George Observatory houses a 36 inch wide telescope and it is the perfect venue to learn more about the universe and all its wonders. Recognized as one of the largest astronomical telescopes in the country that is available for public use, the telescope at the George Observatory presents a unique chance to fully observe the many mysteries of the universe. The George Observatory is open for school tours and guided tours for a better appreciation of the many intricacies of astronomy. Eat your way through the Farmer’s Market At Imperial Located at Highway 90 at Brooks Street, the Farmer’s Market At Imperial is the perfect place to sample the produce from the residents of Fort Bend County. Visitors can have their choice pick of the freshest and best produce – from vegetables and fruits to artisanal cheese and meats – all while strolling at a park-like setting. Complete with picnic tables and even live music, a trip to the Farmer’s Market at Imperial is the perfect activity for a laidback weekend. Help out by going to the Fort Bend County Fair The Fort Bend County Fair is one of the most historically important and successful county fairs in the state of Texas. Its historical significance stems from its location. Held at the midpoint between Richmond and Rosenberg, the Fort Bend County Fair is held annually for the benefit of the youth scholars of the county. Take a history lesson at George Ranch Historical Park Dubbed as a living historical park, the George Ranch Historical Park features historic homes, interpreters in full costume, and livestock shows. It is located on a 2,000 acre working ranch that gives visitors a glimpse of life on a historic ranch.
For a place as sweetly named, Sugar Land lives up to its reputation. From historic landmarks, fascinating day trips, delicious gastronomic joys, and firsthand encounters with the wonders of nature, Sugar Land has plenty to offer. Where To Go Brazos Bend State Park The perfect place to take the intrepid nature lover, the Brazos Bend State Park is a sprawling 5,000 acre gem of scenic prairie trails, river walks, complete with a nature park. Aside from hiking and biking trails, the Brazos Bend State Park is notable for its healthy population of some of America’s most iconic wildlife, including the American alligator. During the warm summer months, the state park draws in the one of the largest gathering of butterflies in the area for a truly spectacular display. Fort Bend Museum The Fort Bend Museum is an award-winning museum that is dedicated in preserving and bearing witness to the county’s 100 years of existence. Various displays and exhibits are prominently put up throughout the museum that chronicles the county’s growth and evolution throughout the decades. Most notably the Fort Bend Museum is actively engaged in restoring the downtown area’s historic area with constant restoration projects. Where To Eat Rudyard’s British Pub The Rudyard’s British Pub is a local favorite mainly for its good food, excellent music but local artists, and an overall authentic experience rooted in simplicity and genuine good times. Drop by for its delicious cheeseburgers and its ever changing beer menu. At Rudyard’s British Pub, no night is the same, but all nights are the best of times. Liberty Kitchen and Oyster Bar The Liberty Kitchen and Oyster Bar has gained a large following over the years, and for good reason. With a working philosophy of serving only the best and the freshest dishes from local produce, patrons have come to expect a “homey “ and overall satisfying dining experience from the Kitchen. A dining experience at the Liberty Kitchen and Oyster Bar means a casual and comfortable experience that does not scrimp on good food or good times. Where to Shop Revival Market The Revival Market is the local’s interpretation of a responsible 21st century market. Here, only the freshest produce are sold that are sourced from local farmers and growers. From cheese, milk, vegetables, bread, to artisanal products, the selection at the Revival Market is as wide and varied as its source. A trip to the Revival Market will surely give anyone an appreciation of just how bountiful the Southeast Texas farms can be. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is the perfect place to purchase art objects made entirely of locally sourced craft materials: clay, glass, wood, and stone. It is also provides an important venue for local artists to display their crafts and provide a source of income.