Recreational activities for teens in the summer

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What? I hear your teen is refusing to come out of their room? Or are you just a teen who is bored out of their mind? Well guess what? I’m here to fix all your problems by telling you some recreational activities to do this summer.

First off, I’d like to tell you guys that pretty much all of the museums here have free admission every Thursday this summer. Plus if you have any kids you can take a trip to the huge children’s museum that has various things that will occupy your kid and keep that mind learning over these 3 months.

Houston also offers a lot of music related events to go to, like the Free Neighborhood Concert Series by the Houston Symphony, or the 3rd Annual Day of Music on July 12, there’s also the Summer Concert Series with American Festival for the Arts.


What? I hear you like DRAMA, oh well then let me show you some events that you are looking for. You can check out the Houston Shakespeare Festival or the Free Children’s Hilltop Festival and maybe even the Summer Children’s Theater?

Well, this is all I have today but don’t fret I’ll be back with part two of this list soon!


  • Free Neighborhood Concert Series Houston Symphony:

June 10, 8:00 pm @ Clear Falls High School

June 11, 7:30 pm @ The Centrum (Spring)

June 23, 11 am @ Miller Outdoor Theatre

June 30, 7:30 pm @ North Shore Senior High School

July 1, 7:30 pm @ Dulles High School (Sugar Land)

July 2, 7:30 pm @ Chinese Community Center

July 7, 7:30 pm @ Dobie High School

  • 3rd Annual Day of Music: July 12, noon – 10 pm. Free day-long celebration of Houston’s musical diversity (jazz, rock, classical, blues, ethnic genre and more). Located at Jones Hall.
  • Summer Concert Series with American Festival for the Arts (AFA): Students in the AFA Summer Music Conservatory perform throughout the summer in their free Summer Concert Series. These include the Middle School Festival Day (June 20), Symphony Orchestra Concert (July 1), Choral Celebration (June 27) and more.
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival: Free Shakespeare in the park! August 1, 5, 7, 9, The Merchant of Venice; July 31, August 2, 4, 6, 8, Macbeth. Performance begin at 8:30 pm at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Arrive early for a 7:45 pm talk each evening. 3Pigs_Web
  • Free Children’s Hilltop Festival: July 21, Our Feet Can Tell A Story; July 22, Frida’s Fiesta; July 23, My BFF The Dragon; July 24, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Located at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 11 am.
  • Summer Children’s Theater @ Lone Star College-Cy Fair: June 29 (10 am and 7 pm), June 30 (10 am), July 1 (10 am and 1 pm). Lone Star College Cy-Fair presents A Mugwump, Some Flim-Flams, and A Dumb Cluck. Located at 9191 Barker Cypress Road. Purchase tickets online for $7 each.

(*) Recreational activities for teens in the summer (part 1)

– Daniella Garcia-Loos (writer-contributor)