KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
August 7, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy has seen many favorite events canceled throughout the pandemic. Some local events are rescheduled for the fall and other events are making plans to bring the fun back to Katy.
Katy Taste Fest
October 3, 2020
Katy Taste Fest is a local favorite that showcases the diversity of Katy cuisine with booths of 40-plus local restaurants. Guests enjoy the silent auction, live music, and activities in the Kids’ Zone to entertain the little ones.
The festival also gives back to local charities. This year’s festival’s philanthropic focus aligned with title sponsor, Kroger to help create a world with zero hunger and zero waste. All proceeds benefit and support several local charities that focus on vulnerable children, including Katy Cares, Krause House Children’s Center, and Armor of Hope Foundation.
The event was scheduled for last spring but was canceled due to concerns over the virus. It’s now rescheduled for October 3 and will still be held at Typhoon Texas.
Follow their website for more information.
Lee Greenwood in Concert
October 10, 2020
Central Green Park at LaCenterra
Katy residents can enjoy a free concert at LaCenterra's Central Green Park. Bring a canned good to donate to Katy Christian Ministries and enjoy country artist Lee Greenwood in concert from 7-9 p.m.
Katy's Central Green Park offers many family-friendly events from Tai Chi, story times, and more. Visit their website for information and upcoming events.
Wild West Brew Fest
October 22-24, 2020
Katy Mills Mall
Katy’s annual Wild West Brew Fest (WWBF) also was rescheduled for the fall. The event will be “rebooted” and hosted October 22-24. All pre-purchased tickets can be transferred to the new dates.
The Wild West Brew Fest is the top beer festival in North America with 124 brewers featuring over 523 different beers.
The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Katy, and to date has given back over $700,000 to those less fortunate over the past seven years.
Follow the WWBF on Facebook and their website for more information on the rescheduled event.
No Label Brewery
5351 First Street
No Label Brewery is a Katy location known for hosting fun, local events.
“We do have some events in the books for the fall,” says General Manager Randy Rodriguez. The brewing company has experienced a roller coaster of decisions which have had them shut down and then reopen four times during the pandemic.
Upcoming events include:
September 12, 2020- No Label 1st Street 5k
September 19, 2020- HTX Market Day
October 10, 2020- HTX Market Day
October 17, 2020- Comics & More Market Day
October 24, 2020- Greenwalds presents Halloween Pawty for your dogs
November 14, 2020- Pour into Houston
November 21, 2020- WAOF Brewery 5k Fundraiser/Food Drive
November 28, 2020- 10 Year Brewery Anniversary
Follow them on Facebook and their website as more information is available.
Katy residents love a good run especially when it’s for a good cause. With concerns over crowds during the pandemic, many runs are opting for a virtual experience. This gives runners the flexibility to do the run on their own time/location but still participate and give to a cause.
August 29, 2020- The Great Toilet Paper Virtual Race
Participate in a Kids K, 5K, 10K, and 13.1 marathon to benefit the Neighborhood Kidz Club. The event is hosted by Baylor College of Medicine.
Register and learn more here.
September 7, 2020- Katy Back-to-School Virtual Race
Run in the annual 5K that benefits Ainsley’s Angels of America.
Register and learn more here.
Katy Rice Festival (Virtual)
October 9-11, 2020
The Katy Rice Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. The city tradition recently announced that it will go virtual due to concerns over the pandemic.
The event will host an online craft market, virtual entertainment, and more.
Follow the website for more information.
Walmart Drive-In Movies
Walmart is teaming up with Tribeca Enterprises to host free Drive-In movies across the nation, including Katy and nearby Richmond.
While tickets are free, reservations must be made in advance. Currently the Katy showings are sold out but it is believed that more shows will be added.
Keep a look out for future events on their website.
The Texas Renaissance Festival
October 3- November 29
For 46 years, the nation’s largest Renaissance Festival has entertained Katy residents. The event will go on this year, but timed tickets must be purchased in advance.
This year’s season runs October 3- November 29.
In the event of a cancelation guests can get a refund or roll over their tickets to the 2021 season.
Purchase tickets and learn more at their website.
Coronavirus Concerns Lead to Cancelations
As coronavirus case numbers continue to be a concern in the Katy area, some events are already starting to cancel.
The Fort Bend County State Fair- The event was scheduled for September 25- October 4.
St. Paul' s Fall Festival and Craft Show- The event is usually in October and offers Katy families crafts, food, and fun.
All local events are closely monitoring the pandemic and residents should follow all event websites for updates.
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