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Fall Events Coming Up in Katy, TX

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Katy TX events to enjoy this September

The kids are back in school and fall is officially beginning, but the fun never ends in Katy, TX! As your Katy real estate agent, I love keeping you updated with the latest community events on my blog. Check back often! These events are a great way to spend quality time with your family or friends, or to get out and meet others in the community, especially if you’re new.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events in Katy:

  • Sign up and participate in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 16. Register the day of, starting at 7 a.m., watch the ceremony at 7:30 and begin walking at 8 a.m. The route length is a 5K at LaCenterra and all age groups are welcome to participate.
  • Head to Chick-fil-A at Cinco Ranch on Sept. 19 or Mason Road on Sept. 20 for Preschool Playhouse: Run into Fall! Kids will create a filter fall leaf to spray and watch the colors run. Plus, as always, they will enjoy singing, dancing, story time and sparkle dough with other kids their age.
  • Head to the Omni Hotel in Houston for Breakfast for a Blessing on Sept. 22, hosted by the Rotary Club of Katy. From 7:30 to 9 a.m., enjoy a delicious breakfast for a great cause. All proceeds will benefit thousands who are uninsured in Katy.
  • Head to Multiplicity on Sept. 23 for the Fall 2017 Food Truck Revolution! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a fun-filled day to honor local law enforcement. Admission is free, with yard games, face painting, a craft table, finger print ID kits and more. Purchase food from several food trucks on site.
  • Head to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch on Sept. 23 for Movie Night! From 8 to 10 p.m., enjoy a free movie under the stars. The movie this night will be ‘The Lego Batman Movie.’ Bring lawn chairs and snacks/beverages if you desire.
  • Head to Chick-fil-A on Sept. 25 at Cinco Ranch or Sept. 26 at Mason Road for Family Night: Core Essentials – Friendship. Kids will be taught how to make smart decisions and treat others right while they decorate a friendship rock. Free face painting and balloon animal included.
  • The Katy ISD Education Foundation hosts Fireflies & Foodtrucks on Sept. 28 at No Label Brewery as an end-of-summer celebration. From 5:30 to 8 p.m., enjoy food, live music and more. Cost is $50 per person and all proceeds benefit teacher grant programs.

Enjoy the rest of your September in Katy, TX, and get ready for fall festivals and Halloween activities in October! The years fly by, so why wait to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals? If you’d like to buy, sell or both this summer, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. I am here to answer all of your questions and to help you achieve your real estate goals as soon as possible!

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Back-To-School Events in Katy, TX

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Back-to-school events in Katy, TX this month

With back-to-school time upon us in Katy, TX, you can expect many events and activities taking place to include this theme. Whether you’re preparing your kids for the school year, or you’re reaping as many summertime activities as you can while they last, there is an event coming up for you. As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on a few, so that you can plan the rest of your August and summer accordingly!

  • Chick-fil-A is hosting a Back to School event tonight at their Mason Road location. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., kids can craft a bookmark for their school books, take back-to-school pictures in a photo booth, and enjoy complimentary face painting and balloon animals.
  • Saturday, Aug. 19, the Taylor High School JET Marching Band will host their March-a-Thon with new locations this year! From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., they’ll perform at THS Parking Garage, Randalls, Wolfe, Memorial Parkway, Exley, Hayes and Pattison Elementary Schools, and Epiphany Catholic Church.
  • Saturday evening, head to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for Movie on the Green. ‘Thor,’ rated PG-13, will begin at dusk. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic table, pack a picnic if you choose, and enjoy the movie from Marvel Comics about the immortal cast down to Earth to save the world from his evil brother.
  • A Back to School Bash & School Supply Drive will take place at Cane Island on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. Enjoy live country and rock music, and chicken, ice cream and beer from local venues. Schools supplies are being accepted until the event, so help out with a great cause!
  • Head to the football field at Taylor High School on Aug. 25 for the JET Band Community Food Truck Fest from 5 to 8 p.m. JET Band will perform and food trucks will be available for you to purchase a variety of food from. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the music will you eat!
  • TaD’s Extreme Cars and Coffee is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning! Stop by Tad’s of Katy on Aug. 26 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. to enjoy classic cars, big trucks and exotic vehicles. Munch on breakfast sandwiches, beignets, mimosa and coffee while you view.
  • Sign up for the Katy Back to School 5K on Monday, Sept. 4, beginning at 7 a.m. Run the 5K and help benefit Katy Students Run. This will be a chipped timed race, and winners and top finishers in different age groups will win awards! Enjoy the after-party when done racing.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and your back-to-school season in Katy, TX! When ready to achieve your Katy real estate market goals, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. Summer may be winding down, but the real estate market never stops! When you’re ready to work toward buying, selling or both, I’m here to help.

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Summertime Attractions in Katy, TX

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Enjoy these Katy, TX attractions this summer!

Don’t let summer sneak by without visiting the best summertime attractions in Katy, TX! You’ve got many to choose from! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on some of the top attractions in the area. If I leave one out that is top on your list, leave a comment and share!

Here are a few not to be missed this summer:

  • Typhoon Texas is a huge water park right in Katy, TX. You could spend days enjoying all of the water attractions here, so it may be wise for locals to purchase season passes. They’ve got a wave pool, two-rider tube slides, slide boarding that is like a waterslide and a video game rolled into one, mini slides and splash pads for little kids, racing slides, large raft slides, body slides, lazy river and so much more.
  • Mary Jo Peckham Park is a great place to visit for family-friendly fun this summer! With 32 acres, you’re sure to find something to enjoy here. Stop by to play mini golf, walk on the trail along the lake, let the kids play at the playground, enjoy a picnic at the picnic tables, go swimming in the pool, go fishing off one of the piers, play disc golf and much more. There are lots of shade trees for hot days!
  • Central Green at LeCenterra at Cinco Ranch has summer events taking place all summer long! Upcoming events include live music on July 21, tai chi on July 22 and every Saturday, ‘Lilo & Stitch’ movie night on July 22, ‘The Good Dinosaur’ movie on July 28, ‘Monsters Inc.’ on July 29, and so on. Check the calendar often for added events and activities for families or adults to enjoy!
  • Cool off with a local brew from No Labels Brewing Co. in Katy, TX! This would make a great date night, or a great place for friends to go and catch up. Every Thursday, they have Yoga & Hops, and every Tuesday, they have a special Steak Night. The taproom is open most other days, so stop by to try their different beers or to take a tour!
  • The SplashPad at Directors Park in Katy is another great summertime attraction! Kids and adults enjoy cooling off in the various spray features available at this attraction. This is a great way to stay cool for free, and to meet others in the Katy community with children around your children’s age! There is also a large playground, swings, picnic tables, park benches and walking paths.

What other summertime attractions would you add to this list in Katy, TX? Leave a comment and share! I hope you stay cool and enjoy the rest of your summer in the Katy community.

When ready to buy a Katy home, sell a Katy home, or both, contact me! As your Katy real estate agent, I am always standing by and ready to help with all of your Katy real estate market goals this summer.

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Memorial Day Events & Graduation Ceremonies in Katy, TX

americanflag2Are you spending your Memorial Day weekend in Katy, TX? You’ll have no shortage of events and activities to partake in this holiday weekend if you are! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on what’s going on around Katy, so that you can plan your weekend accordingly. Right after the weekend, graduation ceremonies begin across the Katy region! Lots going on this time of year.

  • Start your weekend off right with Movie Night on the Green! This takes place Friday, May 26, at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch’s Central Green Park. The movie will be Up. Then on Saturday, May 27, watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Bring lawn chairs, snacks and beverages! Both movies start at dusk. No alcohol, glass, balls or pets allowed.
  • TILT Studio is offering discounts on food, games and more over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-29. Enjoy a day of laser tag, black light mini golf, mini bowling, rides and more with the family. Their Family 4-Pack Combo special includes one large cheese pizza, one pitcher of soda and four $5 Tilt Studio Game Cards for $29.99. They’ve got plenty of other weekly and seasonal specials as well.
  • Bring the whole family to Wildcatter Saloon on Saturday at 1 p.m. for the Classic Rock Battle of the Bands event! Seven local bands will compete by performing classic rock covers. There will be plenty to keep everyone happy too, such as bounce houses and snow cones for the kids, food trucks and more. Proceeds will benefit Katy Christian Ministries.

Aside from this list, there’s always the options of an old-fashioned barbecue in the backyard of your Katy home, a pool party at your house or local community pool, a drive out to the beach, a bike ride or hike around the area, a visit to a local museum or other attraction, or a relaxing weekend on your couch. The choice is yours on how you spend Memorial Day weekend in Katy, TX!

Before you know it, graduation ceremonies will be here. They take place from June 2 to June 5 in Katy. The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY

  • Tompkins High School  – 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 12:45 p.m.)
  • Seven Lakes High School – 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

SATURDAY

  • Mayde Creek High School – 9:00 a.m. (Doors open at 7:45 a.m.)
  • Taylor High School – 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 12:45 p.m.)
  • Morton Ranch High School – 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

SUNDAY 

  • Cinco Ranch High School – 2:00 p.m. (Doors open at 12:45 p.m.)
  • Katy High School – 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

MONDAY 

  • Raines High School – 7:00 p.m. (Tompkins High School PAC, doors open at 6:00 p.m.

If you’ve got kids graduating at any of these ceremonies, congratulations!

When ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals this summer, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. Whether buying a Katy home, selling your Katy home, or both, I am here and ready to help you out all summer long! Just give me a call.

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Finish Your April with a Bang in Katy

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Library and bookstore events coming up in Katy

April is almost over, but you’d be amazed how many events and activities have yet to occur in Katy, TX this month! There are still numerous fun opportunities to be had in Katy before the month is up, and as your Katy real estate agent, I am here to fill you in on them. It’s a beautiful time of year in Katy, so get out and enjoy the community, and take this opportunity to meet some neighbors!

1.  The 6th Annual Seven Lakes High School Band Program Golf Tournament takes place this Friday, April 28, at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. If you love golf, you’ll love this fundraiser! Aside from a great day of golf, you can participate in the putting contest, hole-in-one-contest and team prizes.

2.  Katy Budget Books is hosting their 2nd Annual Spring Market on April 29, which happens to be Independent Bookstore Day! Local crafters and distributors will set up booths in the parking lot and inside for you to browse and shop from. There will be some indie bookstore surprises, too!

3.  On April 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., head to Bridgeland’s Oak Meadow Park for Bridgeland’s Nature Fest! Jeff Corwin of Animal Planet’s “The Jeff Corwin Experience” will host this family event with the Great American Duck Race, armadillo races, crocodile encounters, food trucks and so much more.

4.  The Literary and Fine Arts Festival and Parade will take place at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29. The parade of book characters will make its way to LaCenterra. Also enjoy musical entertainment from student groups, and student art and writing displays.

5.  Crawfish are back! Head to Katy Elks Lodge for their Crawfish Boil this Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit children with special needs. Crawfish will be $5 per pound or $25 for all-you-can-eat. They will also have hot dogs, a bounce house, face painting, snow cones and more.

Finish April with a bang in Katy, and then look forward to May! Events coming up next month include the Cow Patty Classic 5K/10K on May 6, Katy Doggie Derby May 6, Lone Star Symphonic Band Contest May 7, Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon May 21 and so much more. The fun never ends in Katy!

Enjoy these wonderful spring months in Katy, TX, and when ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals, contact me. As a Katy real estate agent, I can tell you that spring is a hopping time for buyers and sellers. Don’t let time slip away from you. Contact me today and let’s get started!

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March Events to Fill Your Katy Schedule

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Try Katy, TX Food at Katy Taste Test

Happy March! As your Katy real estate agent, allow me to fill you in on some of the upcoming events and activities you can enjoy this month in Katy, TX. As the seasons shift into spring, fun happenings around the Katy community never cease. If you are new to the area, these events are a great way to meet others in the community!

1.  On March 4, head to Katy Taste Test at Villagio Town Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly event is a great place to try all sorts of delicious food available in Katy! It will feature live entertainment, beverage tents, cooking demonstrations, a kids zone and tons of delicious cuisine. Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $8 for kids. The children’s ticket also includes a meal from Chick-fil-A and unlimited access to the kids zone.

2.  Bring the kids to the Up, Up and Away Inflatable Fun Day at the Elyson by Newland Communities in Katy on March 4. From 2 to 6 p.m., kids can enjoy bounce houses, a giant slide, an inflatable obstacle course, balloon artists, face painters, arts and crafts. After 6 p.m., enjoy s’mores on the patio and sit down to watch an outdoor screening of ‘Up’ under the stars. If hungry, Rorick Kitchen will be open for dinner orders.

3.  Head to the Multicultural Fair at Seven Lakes Junior High on March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring the whole family and learn about the diverse cultural background of Katy’s school and community. Volunteers will be present to represent numerous countries. Students that attend will receive a passport that they can have stamped at each country’s booth. Try food from each country, view clothing, souvenirs and more, and enjoy live entertainment and performances.

4.  On March 11, head to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for their 10th Anniversary Celebration! From 2 to 4 p.m., enjoy a live musical performance by Chris Boss, a photo booth, face painting, balloon artists and more. You can also participate in a scavenger hunt that will span through 20 stores at LaCenterra. The winner will receive tickets to see Ariana Grande. The event is free, and there will be food and beverages to purchase on site.

5.  Catch a performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the British International School of Houston between March 23 and 25! Check out this new state-of-the-art theater while enjoying a performance of one of Disney’s most beloved fairy tales. Tickets only cost $15 for adults and $10 for students and kids. Seating is general admission, so arrive early for the performances!

These are just some of the events taking place this month in Katy, TX. Get out and enjoy all that this community has to offer! When you are ready to buy a Katy home, or to sell your Katy home, contact me. The spring real estate market is an active one, so as your Katy real estate agent, I don’t advise that you wait! I look forward to hearing from you.

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Plan Some January Fun in Katy, TX

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Katy, TX Events in January

If you feel like you can finally slow down and breathe after the holiday season, you’re not alone! Now that the chaos is behind you, January is a great month to get out and enjoy some fun community activities with family or friends in Katy, TX. As your Katy real estate agent, I can tell you that because we enjoy beautiful weather year-round, the fun opportunities never end in Katy.

Rather than becoming a winter couch potato, in Katy, you can get out and enjoy whatever you wish this January! Here are a few ideas:

  • If you made a resolution to lose weight this year, the Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch is offering a Free YMCA Day on Saturday, Jan. 7! They can help you design a wellness routine for you, if you wish, and you could win a free Fitbit by visiting that day and entering the contest.
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, you have another free opportunity to get healthy and fit while also having a blast! A licensed Zumba instructor will present a basic introduction and demonstration to Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance fitness class, which uses dance steps from salsa, cha cha and more. Wear comfortable clothes and head to Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 10:30 a.m.
  • Bring your preschoolers to Chick-fil-A at Cinco Ranch on Jan. 17 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for Preschool Playhouse. They will hear Aesop’s fable “The Owl and the Grasshopper” and then will create an edible scene from the story. They will also enjoy singing and dancing. Preschool Playtime takes place on Jan. 24 and 31 as well.
  • Family Night takes place at Chick-fil-A at Cinco Ranch on Jan. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Your family will learn more about the topic of Knowledge as you create owl bookmarks. Plus, kids can enjoy balloon animals and face painting, all complimentary.
  • Katy High School Performing Arts Center will present ‘Godspell’ Jan. 18-20 at 7 p..m. and Jan. 21 and 2 or 7 p.m. An eccentric blend of songs, parables, games and tomfoolery unfold as a comedic troupe teaches life lessons.
  • Little Shop of Horrors’ will take place at Tompkins High School Jan. 19-21, giving you another great musical comedy presented by Tompkins Theatre Company! Sit back and enjoy a humorous tale about a man-eating plant. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students.
  • Even in Texas, chili is fantastic in the wintertime! Head to the SLHSABD Chili Cook Off on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see how your secret chili recipe stacks up with the rest. Entry deadline is Jan. 7! Prizes go out to Pro and Amateur Divisions, People’s Choice and even Best Decorated Chili Booth.

Enjoy the month of January in Katy, and when you are ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals in 2017, contact me. As your Katy real estate agent, I am standing by, ready to help you with all of your home-buying and home-selling needs in the New Year!

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Katy Events to Enjoy This July

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Summer Events Coming Up in Katy, TX

Summer flies by once 4th of July weekend is over! Time to plan the rest of your month here in Katy, TX, to ensure you make the most of summer. To help you plan, as your Katy real estate agent, I’ve supplied you with a list of upcoming events to look forward to.

As a side note, thanks to everyone who voted in the Best of Katy survey from Katy Times! We were named one of the top three real estate firms in the area! We are so glad that we can provide satisfactory service to our buyer and seller clients. Making our clients happy is what keeps us going. If you worked with us in the past and were happy with your service, spread the word!

Now here are upcoming events to look forward to in the Katy area:

  • Katy Summer Nights take place on the evening of the second Friday of June and July. If you missed the event in June, your second chance is this Friday, July 8! It begins at 7 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Dress up as your favorite character from Back to the Future while enjoying activities, light snacks and photo prop opportunities. Then sit back and enjoy this family classic!
  • Bring your kids five and under to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch on July 20 from 10 a.m. to noon for Parachute Play Time with Gymboree Play & Music. Kids can enjoy parachute play, bubbles and many other games and activities suitable for young children.
  • James Coney Island is celebrating their anniversary on July 21. Stop by for a $0.93 original coney (hot dog) between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Sign your kids up for the Katy Keepers Academy July 25-29. They’ll learn about topics such as the importance of water, the benefits of recycling and much more. The camp is led by Keep Katy Beautiful and the Parks and Recreation Department. It takes place at VFW Hall and VFW Park.
  • If you are done with this summer heat, head to the Cinco Ranch Branch Library for a free movie in the air conditioning on July 29 at 12:30 p.m. Darth Vadar and the Galactic Empire will be shown in the multipurpose room. This is a great way to meet others in the Katy community!
  • Houston Family Magazine’s Summer Fun Fest is coming to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch from 12 to 4 p.m. on July 31! Admissions and activities are all free, so gather the family for an afternoon of fun with inflatables, face painting, a rock wall, stage performances, music, prizes and more.

Enjoy the month of July here in Katy, TX! When ready to buy a Katy home, or when ready to sell your Katy home, contact me! As a Katy real estate agent at one of the top rated real estate firms in Katy, I am here and ready to help you during the bustling summer real estate season in any way that you need me!

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Katy!

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Valentine’s Day in Katy, TX

Valentine’s Day is soon approaching in Katy, which means it’s time to decide how you’ll celebrate with your special someone! Luckily, you’ve got lots of options to choose from. As your Katy real estate agent, I’ve put together a list, so all you have to do is find one that strikes your fancy and make reservations or plans to attend!

1.  Stop into one of the three Chick-fil-A locations for a Family Night Valentine’s Party! You will decorate a chocolate chunk cookie and create a Valentine’s Day card for your special someone. Complimentary face painting and balloon animals will be available. These take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 is the Katy Green location, Feb. 9 is the Cinco Ranch location and Feb. 10 is the Mason Road location.

2.  Chick-fil-A is also hosting a Preschool Playhouse, Valentine’s Day edition! Bring your preschoolers in between 9:30 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 9 or 10 to create a thumbprint card and candy flower for their Valentine. This is followed up with singing, dancing, story time and playdough time. It’ll be held at the Cinco Ranch location on Feb. 9 and the Mason Road location on Feb. 10.

3.  Head to Kingsland Baptist Church on Feb. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. for Love & Laughter Date Night! Take the opportunity to date your spouse! Listen to guest speakers lead a conversation about marriage, and then enjoy coffee, desserts and fellowship afterward. Childcare is available during that time for kids birth through fifth grade, but you must register ahead of time.

4.  Visit Cane Island’s Welcome Center for Valentine’s Day Crafts and Movie on Feb. 13 from 12 to 2 p.m. Children ages four and up will watch Treasure Buddies while making Valnetine’s Day cards and enjoying snacks and treats. You can RSVP to olivia@caneisland.com

5.  Daddies and daughters can get dressed up and enjoy the Daddy’s Little Girl Valentine’s Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Marriott Sugar Land Town Square. Dads and daughters can walk into the event on the pink carpet, and then the gala will be loaded with dancing, refreshments, crafts, dance contests, entertainment, door prizes and more. Professional photographs will be available as well.

6.  Central Green Park in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Greek-Style on Feb. 14! Walk around with your sweetheart admiring ice sculptures and performances by the Olympia Greek dancers. Then enjoy a showing of My Big, Fat Greek Wedding to end the night with laughs.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day in Katy, followed by President’s Day the same weekend! When ready to buy a Katy home, or when ready to sell your Katy home, contact me, your Katy real estate agent. I’d love to help you achieve your Katy real estate market goals!

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Free Fun for the Whole Family in Katy, TX

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Free fun for families in Katy

Does all of your holiday spending have you on a budget? Not sure how to entertain your kids while they’re on break, or guests staying with you from out of town? As your Katy real estate agent, I’m here to fill you in on fun, free activities around Katy. Turns out, there are loads of fun things you can do with your family or friends in Katy that don’t cost a cent.

1.  Visit a park. Katy is loaded with parks, and these are free to wander around and explore! Exploration Park has a sensory garden, musical bridge and a lawn with tall glass rods. Katy Play Station will keep kids busy for hours. Mary Jo Peckham Park has free putt-putt golf, a fishing pond and a playground. City of Katy Dog Park is 14 acres of water fountains, pools and trails for dogs!

2.  Family Night. All of the Chick-fil-A  locations host a Family Night just about every night of the week! These take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lately, they’ve been holiday-themed, but other themes include pirates, indoor campouts, painting and more. It’s a great way to get out of the house and have old-fashioned fun.

3.  Free Movies. Catch a free movie outside at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema hosts free movies on the courtyard on select Saturdays, which begin at dusk. Kids’ classics can also be found on Central Green on select nights of the week. These also begin at dusk. All you need is snacks and a blanket or chairs!

4.  Museum Visits. Katy Heritage Society offers free admission at the historic homes in Katy Heritage Park on the first weekend of every month. Katy Contemporary Arts Museum has free admission every day that they are open, Wednesdays through Sundays. Katy Veterans Museum is also free to view Monday through Friday.

5.  Story Times. Cinco Ranch Branch Library has free pajama story night every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. Katy Budget Books has story time for kids’ age three to six, and book clubs for middle school students and young adults. Kindergarten kids meet at Kinder Korner on select Wednesdays for story time, movies and crafts. Maud Smith Marks Library hosts Teen Time on Thursdays from 2:45 to 4 p.m.

6.  Trial Classes. You can take one free class at many places around Katy if you never have before! Becky’s Academy of Dance offers anyone a free trial dance class, and you pick the style. Connolly Dance Arts offers one trial class of any dance style as well. Katy Kips Gymnastics Club offers one free class to kids and adults. School of Rock offers one trial musical lesson to kids and adults.

As you can see, there are lots of ways to have free fun in Katy! Enjoy the rest of your holiday season, and when ready to accomplish your Katy real estate market goals in the New Year, contact me, your Katy real estate agent!

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realized they had found the perfect place for their clients to raise a family...and for their clients parents to enjoy the Grandchildren! Katy boasts great Active Senior options like Heritage Grand (a 55+ section of Cinco Ranch) and The Solana at Cinco Ranch, wonderful family amenities like parks, playgrounds, golf courses, lakes, fishing, boating, nature walks, and short drives to the beach and Hill Country. the Katy area is a great place to enjoy the weekend. Simply put Katy has it all! Area Tour" with you and show you why they feel Katy Real Estate is the best place in the Houston area to live, work. and play! You will see schools, great luxury family subdivisions, shopping facilities, highway options, and wonderful restaurants! Cross Creek Ranch: Cross Creek Ranch is the newest Master Planned Community in the Katy Real Estate area but is quickly catching on with those looking for a little slower pace

While still having lots of amenities and wonderful school options. Developed by the same people who brought us Grand Lakes, Cross Creek Ranch has a wide variety of homes and prices. This community is an easy commute to I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Kelliwood: Kelliwood is a beautiful group of subdivisions off S. Fry Rd. A wide range of homes and home prices can be found here. From Custom Gated sections like LakeForest that are comprised of all estate homes...to smaller patio homes that border the Willow Fork Country Club. The short commute times appeal to a wide range of buyers! Green Trails: Green Trails is a large Master Planned Community that borders I-10, S. Fry Rd, and Baker Rd. It is full of amenities for the family, is close to I-10 and the Houston Energy Corridor, and has a variety of styles and price ranges from small one story homes up to Custom Estates...no matter what you are looking for it will be easy for you to carve out your slice of Green Trails! Silver Ranch: A fairly new master planned community located in area that some folks believe is the best part of all of Katy Real Estate.

Silver Ranch is only a short drive away from Katy Mills Mall and is located in the highly acclaimed Katy Independent School District. The community is approximately 3 miles from both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Lavish homes ranging from the $140's to $300's make the community very affordable for growing famililies or empty nesters. Silver Ranch is conveniently located for access to major employers in the energy corridor and has easy entree to South West Houston, Sugarland, West Park Tollway along with numerous park and ride bus lots that have express service to downtown Houston. When this community is completed it will be home to about 1,500 families. Amenities include Six Lane Jr Olympic Pool , Stone Grill Children's Splash Pad, Tennis Court, Playground and Swing Set, Outdoor BBQ Pavilion and numerous Walking Trails.

Seven Meadows: Seven Meadows is a Master Planned Community that was developed by the same people who put Cinco Ranch on the map! It is located right off HWY 99 (the Grand Parkway) with short commutes to both I-10 and the Westpark Tollway. Pools, parks, a movie theater, work out facilities, and nature trails are all part of this great community!


Katy is a city located in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller Counties in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 11,775 at the 2000 census.

Katy, suburb of Houston, Texas, is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly referred to as the "K-T Railroad", now a part of Union Pacific) that ran through Katy in the 19th century. Katy was once known as Cane Island. The name is derived from Cane Island Creek which runs just west of downtown. Cane Creek is a branch of Buffalo Bayou. The origins of the name Cane Island are believed to be from the fact that Katy was once a major sugar cane producer and rice producer. To commermorate the importance of rice to the Katy community, the Chamber of Commerce holds the Rice Harvest Festival every second weekend of October.

Katy was recently the location of one of the ten large red balloons in the DARPA Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. The balloon was stationed in Katy Park.

In 2009 the Gadberry Group named Katy as one of nine "9 from 2009" most notable high growth areas in the United States.
After a low income apartment complex was proposed for development in an adjacent unincorporated area, in 2010 the Katy City Council passed a resolution stating that the development would decrease property values.[5] The plans for the complex were canceled.