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Rice Harvest Festival

Held on the second weekend in October in historic downtown Katy, the fun-filled event features over 300 food and craft booths, a carnival and family entertainment for young and old on two stages. The festival which began in 1980 celebrates our rich farming and harvest traditions and area heritage.

A must attend event for the entire family, with excellent local and area participation. For information call Katy Area Chamber of Commerce at 281.391.5289.

Katy Freedom Celebration – 4th of July

An evening fireworks display is held at dusk at the Katy Mills Mall. This family event is free to the public and paid for through private donations.  Picnic or tail gate party in the parking lot.

Folk Life Festival

Held in April at the Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center, the festival takes place on a wooded 34.5 acre site with a caretaker’s cottage, large barn and barnyard, a duck pond, creek, nature trails and history and science classrooms/museums. See, Hear & Smell… black powder rifles & cannons booming, campfires burning, pottery wheels turning, soft twang of the dulcimers, aroma of corn cakes to sample, open fire cooking. Come and experience life on the prairie from 100 years ago.

Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show & Rodeo
One of the largest school rodeos in the state, the three-day event attracts some of the best rodeo professionals in the country, who head for Katy after the Houston rodeo. Although the rodeo draws most of the crowd, the local excitement revolves around the parade and livestock show where agriculture students from all six Katy high schools have the opportunity to exhibit, and in some cases, sell their animals.
Christmas Tree Lighting

Held at Harvest Plaza on the downtown square in early December, the season is celebrated with music and entertainment, and highlighted by the tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus.

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