Thursday, July 13, 2006

Summer Fun for Houston Families

On the third Saturday of each month, March through November, the members of Houston Area Live Steamers offer FREE train rides to the public. They have two club diesel engines that normally run the passenger trains but many times you will find a steam engine also running. They also have specially designed cars for the young and the young at heart, who enjoy hearing the clickety-clack of the rails.
Recommended age: All
Admission: FREE
Time: 10 am-4 pm
Physical location: 17802 Roberts Rd. in Hockley (Take 290 north to Roberts Rd. from central Houston.)

7/14-7/23/2006 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus visits Houston. This is true entertainment for all with morning, afternoon & evening shows. Arrive an hour before the show to see an elephant paint, try on a circus costume, meet the clowns, shake paws with a performing pound puppy and more. It’s FREE with a paid ticket to the show. After all, it’s the greatest show on earth.

Recommended age: 3+ years
Admission: $12/person and up
Physical location: Reliant Stadium, 8334 Fannin 832-667-1000

Houston Show Dates & Show Times
Fri, July 14: 7:30 PM
Sat, July 15: 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Sun, July 16: 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM (Bilingual Spanish/English)
Tue, July 18: 7:30 PM
Wed, July 19: 7:30 PM
Thu, July 20: 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM
Fri, July 21: 10:30 AM and 7:30 PM
Sat, July 22: 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Sun, July 23: 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM