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Community Events

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. The following is a list of Parks and Recreation events planned for 2019.  

March 22-23, 2019– The Community Campout is a family-oriented free event that is hosted twice annually at VFW Park. Participants can enjoy the park then settle in for the evening with a hot dog dinner and outdoor movie. Delight in some time with your fellow campers at breakfast the next morning before loading up and enjoying the rest of your weekend! Participants are responsible for bringing their own tents, sleeping bags, etc.  There is no fee to participate, but registration in advance is necessary to ensure we enough supplies on hand.

April 13, 2019 – Join us in celebrating Easter at Baskets & Bunnies at Katy City Park from 9AM to Noon! Kids can enjoy bounce houses, a petting zoo, photos with the Easter Bunny and of course an amazing Easter Egg Hunt!

June 14, 2019 – The City of Katy hosts Katy Summer Nights at VFW Park beginning at 8:00PM. This event features a movie in the park with yummy popcorn! Bring your bug spray, blankets, chairs, food and drinks, and enjoy a family-friendly event in the park.

July 4, 2019 –  Join us in celebrating the Fourth of July at the Freedom Celebration! The morning program will be from 9AM to 1PM at Katy Heritage Park and Fire Station #1 to enjoy fun activities including bounce houses, public safety demos, dunking booth, petting zoo, trackless train, snow cones and much more! Additionally, VFW Post #9182 will hold their live and silent auctions and fundraiser lunch. Then enjoy our evening program of fireworks and music at 9PM near Typhoon Texas and Katy Mills Mall.

July 12, 2019 – The City of Katy hosts Katy Summer Nights at VFW Park beginning at 8:00PM. This event features a movie in the park with yummy popcorn! Bring your bug spray, blankets, chairs, food and drinks, and enjoy a family-friendly event in the park.

August 8, 2019 – The City of Katy hosts Katy Summer Nights at VFW Park beginning at 8:00PM. This event features a movie in the park with yummy popcorn! Bring your bug spray, blankets, chairs, food and drinks, and enjoy a family-friendly event in the park.

October 11-13, 2019 – Mark your calendars for Katy Rice Festival on October 11-13 in Downtown Historic Katy! Friday’s event will be “Octoberfest” with live music, carnival, food trucks and beer garden from 6-11 PM (free); Saturday will kick-off with the parade at 9 AM (free) and the festival will be from 10 AM-10 PM; Sunday gates will be open from 12-6 PM. Come enjoy quality arts & craft vendors, fun carnival, great live music, excellent food and drinks – fun for the whole family! Tickets to the festival on Saturday and Sunday are only $5 per adults and children 12 and under are free. For more information, visit www.katyricefestival.com

October 26, 2019 – The City of Katy in partnership with Relay For Life hosts Howl-O-Ween at the Katy Dog Park beginning at 9AM. until 11AM. This even features local vendors, games, a costume contest and more! Entry into the event is a donation of dog food OR a donation to the American Cancer Society. Dress your pups up in their cutest or spookiest costume and meet us at the park!

November 8-9, 2019 – The Community Campout is a family-oriented free event that is hosted twice annually at VFW Park. Participants can enjoy the park then settle in for the evening with a hot dog dinner and outdoor movie. Delight in some time with your fellow campers at breakfast the next morning before loading up and enjoying the rest of your weekend! Participants are responsible for bringing their own tents, sleeping bags, etc.  There is no fee to participate, but registration in advance is necessary to ensure we enough supplies on hand.

December 5, 2019 -The annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting is held in Historic Downtown Katy at City Hall starting at 6:30 p.m. Your family can enjoy a Christmas story from the Mayor and live entertainment from a local choir and dance company. Santa will also be here for photos so bring your cameras! Hot Chocolate and cookies will be served! Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night in Historic Downtown Katy celebrating this wonderful holiday season!

For more information, please call 281-391-4840 or email katypark@cityofkaty.com

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