Top 5 Things to Do This Week in The Woodlands – February 12 - 18, 2024
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Quote of the week: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz
Love is in the air; don’t forget that our Woodlands Online Valentine’s Day Guide is at your disposal to help you in all your last-minute love-day plans; available for free at https://www.woodlandsonline.com/spgs/valentinesday/. But beyond all the Wednesday romance, there are some amazing events going on; here are but a few.
Tuesday, February 13
Whether or not you celebrate Lent, it’s the day before Ash Wednesday and marks either the start of 40s days and nights of giving up something dear, or the start of Mardi Gras. City Place’s annual Fat Tuesday on The Plaza celebration stirs up some fun with live music, traditional King Cake provided by Common Bond Bistro & Bakery while supplies last, and a Louisiana-style gumbo food truck, plus a lot of great communal spirit as you either dive into the season of sacrifice or Mardi Gras… or both! Complimentary to attend.
Friday, February 16
The 38th Annual Economic Outlook Conference, taking place today at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, not only features economic experts who share valuable information for business leaders about current events and the future of the economy, it also offered a business expo that provides sponsors and attendees the opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversations. Renowned for providing fresh perspectives on the key factors influencing national, state, regional, and local economies, the EOC stands as the premier business event in the community each year. The 2024 EOC will showcase a CEO Spotlight panel, speakers addressing leadership and Artificial Intelligence, and a panel reflecting on 50 years of excellence in The Woodlands.
Saturday, February 17
On The Boardwalk - 2024 Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope is the theme of this year’s Montgomery County Food Bank gala. Presented by Woodforest National Bank at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, the premier fundraising event’s proceeds will benefit the Food Bank and the food insecure children, families and seniors it serves. This year's theme encourages the community to ‘Step Right Up’ and unite together in the fight against hunger.
Saturday, February 17
It’s time for the Muddy Trails 5K & Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off. The chip-timed 5K trail race culminates with a festive zydeco post-race party, complete with live music and fun for the whole family. Registration is now open. The annual Muddy Trails 5K, produced by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department, winds through the beautiful George Mitchell Nature Preserve, located on 1,800 acres adjacent to Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park. The festive post-race party includes live zydeco music and the Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off. Concessions will be available for purchase. Please Note: Muddy Trails 5K is not a mud run or adventure race.
Sunday, February 18
Can you believe it’s already that time again for the Concert in the Park series? Enjoy an evening of music in one of The Woodlands’ premiere parks as Concert in the Park at Northshore Park features free concerts that are held seasonally on Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Blankets, lawn chairs, coolers and pets are permitted. Tonight, music is coming to you live courtesy of Samy Jo. Additionally, another Concert In The Park tradition is back, so grab some chalk from The Woodlands Township tent, and let your imagination do the rest as you enjoy Sidewalk Chalk Art Night.