This California-like weather of sunny days and low humidity won't last long – so take advantage of some fun, outdoor events we have lined up. And if you're back on a tight budget after the spring break extravaganza with the kids, two of these are free – including a kite-flying festival and a March Madness giant tailgate party.
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Event: Hermann Park Conservancy's 6th Annual Kite Festival. Springtime is the perfect time to fly a kite. Join Houstonians from every part of the city to fly kites of all shapes and colors at this free festival at Miller Hill and Jones Reflection Pool. Local performers will entertain with interactive activities, crafts, face-painting and roaming characters. Pick up some good eats at the food trucks and enjoy a picnic.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Miller Hill and Jones Reflection Pond, Hermann Park, 6001 Fannin St.
METRORail: Red Line – exit Hermann Park/Rice U Station
Bus: 56 Airline/Montrose
Event: KHOU*11 UH March Madness Watch Party. Cheer the Coogs on their journey to the 2019 NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Championship. The UH cheerleaders, dance team and members of the Cougar Marching Band will entertain you – as well as UH mascots Shasta and Sasha. KHOU's Jason Bristol and H-town comedian Chinedu Ogu will also help keep the party lively.
When: Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Where: Avenida Plaza outside George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas
METRORail: Green and Purple Lines – exit Convention District Station
Bus: 40 Telephone/Heights, 41 Kirby/Polk. The following routes require a bit more walking: 6 Jensen/Greens, 11 Almeda/Lyons, 51 Hardy-Kelly, 52 Hardy-Ley, 137 Northshore Express
Event: Star Wars: A New Hope - in Concert. Take the whole family to a faraway land aboard the Millennium Falcon during this complete viewing of "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" on the big screen at Jones Hall. You'll listen to John Williams' unforgettable, intergalactic music from the Star Wars film series. Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet to battle the evil empire and discovers the ways of the Force.
When: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St.
METRORail: Red Line – exit Theater District Station
Bus: 160 Memorial City Express, 161 Wilcrest Express, 85 Antoine/Washington; 44 Acres Homes, 30 Clinton/Ella, 82 Westheimer; 102 Bush IAH Express, 32 Renwick/San Felipe
*Suggested routes by Customer Service; individual needs may vary.
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