The weather is cooling, and the tourists are returning home as we enter into one of the most blissful times of year in Baytown, TX. All around the area, visitors and residents of the community will find endless activities for the whole family. If you are not sure where to start, take a look at a few our suggestions to consider this fall!
Have Fun with Oktoberfest
In neighboring Houston, there are plenty of festivities surrounding the celebration of Oktoberfest – an ancient royal holiday that originated in Munich, where Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildurboughausen. The beginning of October brings all the celebrations – including food, fun, and dancing.
Fall in Baytown specifically brings about the local farmers market. Hosted in the Town Square on the third Saturday of each month, this is the chance to truly get a taste of the local flavor. The market is a great opportunity to support Baytown’s farmers, artists, and entrepreneurs – an interconnected community is a strong one. Additionally, the market is a perfect event for the whole family with activities to support and entertain everyone.
Get Your Speed on with LEGAL Street Racing
Got a need for speed? You aren’t alone – come participate every Friday in Houston Raceway Park Legal Street Racing at the Houston Raceway in Baytown. This is the perfect opportunity to race your friends or try to beat the famous times – remember though, you must participate at the Royal Purple Raceway (not legal on all streets!)
For the Nature Lovers
Are you a nature lover interested in wildlife? If yes, this fall the Audubon Bird Survey could be the perfect event for you. On the third Thursday of every month, the Houston Audubon partners with the Baytown Nature Center in the monthly count of the birds at the nature center. This event offers participants a view of the 300+ species habiting in this area.
Give Back to the Community
On October 27th of this year, the Connect Church of Christ Ladies’ and Men’s Ministries will host the Hats & Bow Ties Cancer Awareness Tea Party – an opportunity for participants to “express love and honor to survivors of cancer, celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed on, and educate family and friends on ways to stay healthy and bring awareness to the disease.” This event provides donations to cancer research and is a perfect reflection of how the Baytown community gives back.
How About Some History?
October 20th in Galveston is not an event to miss – enjoy beer on the historic 1877 ELISSA, an iron-hulled ship built in Aderbeen, Scotland that spent 90 years carrying cargo to ports around the world (and is still functioning today!). The Galveston is the Official Tall Ship of Texas, and its birthday month is October. On this day, attendees can honor its birth while enjoying drafts – featuring brews from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
Get in the Water
Fall doesn’t necessarily bring cold weather to the community – which is great for those who love to be outside. With tourist season winding down, there is more room for locals to get out and enjoy the community. Head out to Trinity Bay and pick your poison – the local water sports stores offer kayaks, canoes, boat rentals, and jet skis! The weather is in the 70’s, so be sure to bring something warm for after your water fun.
Fun for the Family: Observe Animals and Celebrate
Heading back to Houston in November? This is a great chance to attend the Houston Zoo’s 13th animal, food, beer, and wine celebration. With musical guest Everclear, this event is great fun for the whole family!
Catch a Flick
All fall long in Downtown Houston, families come together to watch films under the stars. Whether you’re visiting Discovery Green or Market Square Park, each venue offers the perfect opportunity to get together, bring food and blankets, and enjoy a unique evening in the breezy evening of Houston.
Interested in the Area?
Baytown is a great place for all, bringing community back to life. We here at Gulf State Homebuyers are proud of the community we work in and are happy to announce that we too participate in community development through our local programs.
If you are interested in learning more about the Baytown area, the events occurring, or what the community is like as a whole, we would be happy to assist! Just give us a call and we can start a conversation.