KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 15, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
Enjoy a large summer festival while supporting three Katy-based charities. The 2nd annual Midsummer Festival brings Katy together for live music, rides, games, food, and a passion to support Katy nonprofits.
Midsummer Fest brings popular live music groups to Katy. Photo courtesy: Midsummer Fest
Happening this Saturday
Katy’s Midsummer Festival is this Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 700 Westgreen Boulevard from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event includes live music, a carnival, kid zone, vendors, and food and beverage.
While the event is full of fun its purpose is to support and benefit local charities. This year, the event will benefit The Ballard House, Compassion Katy and Christ Clinic.
“This is one of my favorite Katy events,” says Kathy Alt, Executive Director for The Ballard House. “It’s very community focused and supports great charities that I’m passionate about.”
This is the second year for Midsummer Festival and the event is adding a BBQ Cook-Off that will start at noon.
Live Music Schedule
The main stage opens at 4:00 p.m. with live music. Musician Kristen Hart will open up the event when it starts.
4:00 p.m.- Bo Phillips Band
6:00 p.m.- The Chee-Weez
8:00 p.m.- Queen Nation
“The band Queen Nation is very well-known,” says Alt. “It is going to be a lot of fun.”
At 10:00 p.m. the event will conclude with a fireworks show.
The event will also offer cooling stations. VIP Family 4 Pack tickets are available for $200 online (while they last.) In addition to event admission and VIP parking, VIP families get access to climate-controlled tents.
Individual VIP Tickets- $95
Family 4 Pack Tickets- $80- that includes admission, live music entertainment, carnival rides and games, and fireworks show.
General Admission Ticket- $25 (children 5 and under are free.)
Tickets can be purchased online.
More About the Charities:
The Ballard House provides housing for patients and their family members who have come to the area to receive medical treatment for a life-threatening illness. The Ballard House is always seeking donations to supply and operate their 20,000 square foot hospitality house.
Compassion Katy works with area businesses, churches, local organization, and their partners to provide access to social services to local under-resourced and families suffering through economic hardships.
One of their biggest events and giving back opportunity is Operation Back 2 School. The event serves 18 schools and benefits over 10,000 students as they prepare to be successful in the new school year.
Christ Clinic provides low-cost health care to the uninsured or those in financial difficulty. All patients are treated by board certified volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners, and nurses. Christ Clinic partners with West Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.
Midsummer Katy is made possible by sponsors and volunteers. The event brings the city together to support local charities in a fun way.
“To see all the volunteers is precious,” says Alt. “It’s going to be a great event for all to enjoy.”
Learn more about Midsummer Festival at the website.