The City of Katy Parks & Recreation Department is committed to offering unique and quality community events that engage all age groups and abilities to get out, get active and have fun within our city. Below are a few of the annual events in the City. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-391-4840.
March 21, 2015 – Baskets & Bunnies: Join us for our annual Easter event on Saturday March 21, from 10am-2pm at Harvest Plaza. Children’s activities include crafts, a petting zoo and pictures with Peter Rabbit! Pictures will be held between 10am and 12pm. Feel free to hang around to shop and stroll through downtown Katy for Katy Market Day from 10am-5pm. Antiques, arts and crafts, fresh produce and more! For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-391-4840.
March 27 – 28, 2015 – Spring Community Campout: The event will start on Friday at 5pm through Saturday. Come out to VFW Park and set up your campsite with us! Friday evening will feature a scavenger hunt in the park and crafts starting at 6pm. Enjoy a hot dog dinner, camp fire and s’mores! Get comfortable with your family under the stars during this season’s outdoor movie, “Yogi Bear” and cuddle up for the night in your tents. Saturday morning we will be serving a pancake breakfast before you head out to enjoy the rest of your weekend. All children must be accompanied by a parent. You must register at 5718 Second Street, Katy, TX 77493. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-391-4840.
May 2, 2015 – Paws in the Park – Bring your dog to the annual spring fling at the City of Katy Dog Park from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Pet registration and pet photography will be available. Admission to the event is one can or bag of dog food per dog which will be donated to a local shelter.
June 12 & July 10, 2015 – Katy Summer Nights – 6 – 10 pm – Katy Summer Nights is a brand new series of events designed to invite Katy families to get connected with the Heart of Katy, right here in the Downtown Historic area. June and July Nights will consist of a family friendly movie shown on a giant inflatable screen starting at “dark-thirty”, with some refreshments served and plenty of opportunity for community members to pack a picnic dinner, load up a few picnic chairs and gather for a fun-filled family evening.
July 4, 2015 – The Katy Freedom Celebration – This collaborative effort will showcase a day filled with activities provided by the Katy Fire Department, Katy Heritage Society and Heritage Park, VFW Lodge and Park, and Katy Parks and Recreation. Attractions will range from vehicle extrications, to visits from US Army and Marine representatives, to a firehouse tour, water hose playtime and free hotdogs at the Fire Station, lemonade, and family pictures in front of the Heritage homes, a delicious BBQ plate lunch for sale and both live and silent auctions all benefitting the VFW lodge, and bounce houses, games, soft serve ice cream and cotton candy back in VFW park. Later that evening everyone can make their way to Katy Mills Mall and set up to watch a glorious display of bursts of color in the air during the fireworks display beginning at 9:30pm.
July 13 – 17, 2015 – Katy Keepers Academy – This is a first ever camp created by the City of Katy Parks & Rec Department and Keep Katy Beautiful with an environmental focus throughout the week. Campers Kindergarten thru 5th grade will enjoy a variety of topics covered daily incorporating hands on activities, crafts, service work and even a field trip. Junior High Students may register as Junior Camp Counselors and High School Students are needed to volunteer as Senior Camp Counselors.
August 14, 2015 – Katy Tailgate – 6pm to 10pm – This is an end of summer bash with an old school street dance and pep rally flair. We invite all Katy residents to join us for an evening filled with a street dance with tunes provided by the Texas Twisters, a Beer Garten with some of your favorite refreshments from No Label Brewery, the Taste of Katy local restaurant contest, vendor & merchant booths to shop around in, a cool fun zone with activities for the younger attendees, and a family picnic area to sit back and enjoy the festivities. Entry fees are school supplies or a back pack. All proceeds will benefit Operation Backpack with the YMCA.
October 31, 2015 – The annual Howl-A-Ween is from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Your four-legged friend can come dressed to scare to the City of Katy Dog Park for a frightful fun time. The highlight of the event is the costume contest, but other fun and games will be plentiful. The cost of admission is one bag or can of dog food per dog which will be donated to a local shelter.
November 6 – 7, 2015 – Community Camp Out The event will start on Friday at 5pm through Saturday. Come out to VFW Park and set up your campsite with us! Friday evening will feature a scavenger hunt in the park and crafts starting at 6pm. Enjoy a hot dog dinner, camp fire and s’mores! Get comfortable with your family under the stars to enjoy an outdoor movie before cuddling up for the night in your tents. Saturday morning we will be serving a pancake breakfast before you head out to enjoy the rest of your weekend. All children must be accompanied by a parent. You must register at 5718 Second Street, Katy, TX 77493. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-391-4840.
December 5, 2015 – In its 43rd year, Holiday on the Plaza is a family classic. We are partnering with Katy Market Days to combine Holiday on the Plaza with A Katy Old-Fashioned Christmas. The events will start at noon and the Christmas Tree Lighting program will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Harvest Plaza. The official lighting of the City Christmas Tree and photos with Katy’s Santa Claus are sure to create treasured memories. The Parks and Recreation Department will have booths with holiday activities for children including letters to Santa, making your own Christmas Ornaments and Reindeer food! Photos with Santa are available for $5. The event hosts local entertainment from local school and church choirs to roving carolers.