Houston events & things to do this Memorial Day weekend: Comicpalooza, Forever Motown, food festivals

The school year is coming to a close, and summer is just around the corner. This weekend is full of fun events to keep the whole family entertained and get you outdoors.

Here's a look at some of the events happening in the Greater Houston area this weekend.


Forever Motown

Listen to all of the hits performed by the former lead singers of The Four Tops, The Temptations, and the Marvelettes, along with an all-star band. Enjoy music from Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and more.

When: Thursday, May 25 to Saturday, May 27; 8:15 p.m.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Cost: Free admission

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FILE PHOTO: Actor William Shatner (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/WireImage)

Comicpalooza returns for three days of fun for pop-culture fans of everything from movies and TV to comics and gaming. Expect celebrity guests like William Shatner, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Antony Starr, panels, hundreds of exhibitors, an anime car show, and a lot more.

When: Friday, May 26, to Sunday, May 28

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

Cost: Adult weekend pass $105; children’s pass $6; individual day passes available as well

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Run to Remember at Memorial Park

You can participate in the Run to Remember to honor the memory of service members who died in, or as a result of, their military service. Those who wish to participate can walk or run a mile or more along the flag-lined Seymour Lieberman Trail at Memorial Park. It is open to everyone. Register online and tag @memorialparkconservancy on social media using the hashtag #runtoremembermpc

When: Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29

Where: The Seymour Lieberman Trail at Memorial Park

Cost: Free

Click here to register and learn more. 

Sazon Latin Food Festival

(Photo courtesy Karbach Brewing)

Indulge in Latin dishes while sipping on brews from Karbach Brewing. Try food from the Caribbean, Central America and South America from a dozen different vendors. The event is family-friendly.

When: Saturday, May 27; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Karbach Brewing Co. 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092

Cost: Free, but you need to reserve a ticket

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Houston Water Lantern Festival

Create your own floating lantern and then launch it in a dazzling send off after sunset with hundreds of other lanterns. There will also be food trucks, music and other fun activities.

When: Saturday, May 27; 5:30 p.m.

Where: City Place Plaza, 1250 Lake Plaza Dr, Spring, TX 77389

Cost: $26.98; price increases the day before and day of the event

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Eli Young Band at Lago Mar Lagoon

Kick off summer with live music on a floating stage. Spend the day cooling off at Lago Mar Lagoon, and then catch a performance by the Eli Young Band with special guest Niko Moon.

When: Saturday, May 27; Lagoon opens at 10 a.m., music begins at 5 p.m.

Where: Lago Mar Lagoon; 12600 Crystal View Blvd, Texas City, TX 77568

Cost: $45 adult general admission; $25 child general admission

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VIVO at Discovery Green

Enjoy a family movie night under the stars at Discovery Green. Watch the animated musical "VIVO" (rated PG) which follows a capuchin monkey on an exciting journey.

When: Saturday, May 27; 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010

Cost: Free

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Everything Everywhere All At Once at Market Square Park

Take a trip across the multiverse with a free screening of Everything Everywhere All At Once (rated R). You can pick up food at a nearby restaurant, set out your blanket and enjoy the award-winning film.

When: Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m.

Where: Market Square Park, 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002

Cost: Free

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South Texas Crawfish Cajun Festival

Enjoy food, music and fun at the South Texas Crawfish Cajun Festival in Needville. There will crawfish, barbecue, drinks and musical performances by artists including JHammer and J Paul. Bring a lawn chair.

When: Sunday, May 28; 2 p.m.

Where: Harvest Park, 3001 Voilet Street, Needville, TX 77461

Cost: $25

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