Summer has officially made its way into sweetest city in Texas! Looking for fun things to do? Let us help you plan the greatest summer. Here is a list of our top recommended things to dive into, from live performances to fun activities for the whole family. Let Sugar Land show you a sweet good ole’time!
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Whether you’re looking for a big arena experience or a taste of local music in an intimate venue, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Sugar Land. Check out zydeco music at NOLA Nights with Rouxpour at Sugar Land Town Square on June 29, July 21 and August 31. Enjoy small plates and drinks while dancing to live music from the Crescent City. Then on July 7, celebrate the 4th of July weekend with a country music tribute to George Strait with snacks and brews from Baker Street, located at Sugar Land Town Square. Plus, don’t forget all about the summer shows heading to the award-winning facility, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land like Slayer June 17, Sugarland July 21, Steve Miller Band July 28 and Erasure August 4, to name just a few. (Insider Tip: Enjoy dinner at one of the many renowned restaurants at Sugar Land Town Square and take a shuttle to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for a hassle-free evening.) To check out a full listing of upcoming shows visit our Events Page.
Photo Credit: Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park
Fun for the Whole Family
Grab your lawn chairs and bring the whole family to Movies Under the Moon at the Sugar Land Town Square all summer long to watch the latest films on a jumbo outdoor screen. Movies include “Little Giants” June 9, “Paddington 2” July 14, “Peter Rabbit” Aug. 11 and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Sept. 8.
Tap into your creative side at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. Start off by exploring Kidtropolis, a place where children can become important decision-makers, play the role of bankers, shoppers, leaders, and business owners. For your little ones under 35 months check out the Tot* Spot exhibit that offers them the opportunity to explore, discover, and experiment. For the thrill seekers bounce on over to Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park and experience over-the-top obstacle courses, trampolines, and ropes courses for all ages and fitness levels.
For those theatre buffs plan your visit to the national award-winning performing arts studio Inspiration Stage to catch their latest production, The Yellow Boat on June 1-3, Heathers the Musical: High School Edition June 22-24, Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical July 20-August 5, and Disney’s Camp Rock: The Musical August 10-12, to the historic Sugar Land Auditorium. See a show in the 394-seat, fully restored, 100-year-old auditorium and see why Inspiration Stage has won national awards for its youth theatrical performances.
Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks and cheer on the Sugar Land Skeeters, at Constellation Field with games all summer long. Check out the full season lineup and purchase tickets online. (Insider Tip: Grab a drink at the Budweiser Ice House at Constellation Field, while the kids enjoy 360 degrees of fun with the on-site carousel, splash pad, and more.)
The Plaza Adjacent to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Cool Off and Chill Out
Cool off at Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center, the only dual-rink facility on the Gulf Coast. Bring your own skates or rent a pair and hit the ice for an extreme adventure. Afterwards, treat the family to something cold at one of Sugar Land’s favorite sweet spots. Dessert destinations include Mystic Dessert Bar for chocolate dipped bacon, or Hippo Ice for flavorful shaved ice or bubble tea. But if you’re in for a sweet experience visit, Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt that features over 30 flavors (amaretto, dulce de leche, pistachio) and different ice cream bases (regular, vegan, gluten-free) to choose from. Watch as they make your ice cream from scratch using liquid nitrogen to get the creamy consistency we all know and love. Have a weakness for pizza? Try the ice cream pizza at Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, or load up on toppings for your frozen yogurt at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. (Insider Tip: View all of Sugar Land’s sweet spots here.)
Make a splash at one of Sugar Land’s public splash pads. Play in the water at the Plaza at Smart Financial Centre, where the fountains transform into a water show in the evening, or check out the giant fountains, dumping buckets and misting rainbows at the River Park Splash Pad.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Explore and Discover
Explore the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land and immerse yourself in an out-of-this-world adventure. Explore the fifth largest fossil collection located in the country, uncover prehistoric fossils in the Dig Pit, marvel at the 2,000-gallon salt-water aquarium, enjoy educational shows at the Digital Dome Theater, and get a glimpse of our very own T-Rex “Devil Rex.”
If puzzles excite you, try Escape Again where you and your team are immersed in a real-life adventure game, solving puzzles and challenges to escape one of the themed rooms in less than 60 minutes. Themes include losing your way while hiking with friends, solving the mystery of a reality show star gone missing, or finding Santa’s list before Christmas arrives. (Insider Tip: Take the challenge with a group of 6-8 people. Not only will you increase the fun, but you will also increase your chances of escaping.)
Discover local finds and the freshest produce at the Farmer’s Market at Imperial every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stroll past tables where farmers and local artisans showcase their freshest vegetables and fruits as well as goods like succulents, canned jellies and homemade cheeses. Come hungry because food truck vendors also set up shop during the market—featuring lobster rolls, tacos, Italian ices and more.
Whether you’re only sticking around for a few hours or a few days to stay and play in Sugar Land, we have plenty of fun things to do while you’re here. Click here to search all events taking place in Sugar Land this summer.
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