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The Woodlands TX Spring Break Fun

THE WOODLANDS TX – If Spring Break brings to mind relaxing along a lazy river, zooming down a twisting waterslide, or perhaps kayaking, hike-and-bike trails, dining and shopping – then experience Spring Break 2015 in The Woodlands.

The Woodlands Resort Lazy River

Just 30 minutes north of Houston, The Woodlands offers a setting where families can choose from several Spring Break experiences.
Enjoy the fun of The Woodlands Resort’s Forest Oasis Waterscape and its signature lazy river, two-story water-slides, pop fountains, underwater scavenger hunts and poolside games along with on-property golf, tennis and spa, dive-in movies and s’mores by a fire pit.

Families also enjoy deluxe accommodations at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott located next to Waterway Square or at Hyatt Market Street, the boutique hotel situated among the shops and restaurants of Market Street where guests can enjoy a $100 food & beverage credit and 25% off the Hyatt daily rate. The offer is available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night stays by calling the hotel directly to make reservations using offer code TXFB15.

The Woodlands Hyatt-Market-Street

Other properties in The Woodlands include Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Drury Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place and Marriott Residence Inn.

Vacationing families in The Woodlands can board a Waterway Cruiser, delight in the synchronized fountains at Waterway Square, enjoy a picnic and kite flying in Town Green Park, visit exhibits at The Woodlands Children’s Museum and more, all within The Woodlands Town Center.

For great shopping finds, The Woodlands certainly will not disappoint. At Market Street, shoppers can browse luxury favorites such as Trina Turk, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Michael Kors, Elaine Turner, Tiffany & Co. and more. Nearby, The Woodlands Mall is home to a recently opened Nordstrom as well as Forever 21, Coach, Apple, Microsoft and more.

Visitors can request a Discovery Guide and Savings Book for The Woodlands at www.VisitTheWoodlands.com where information also is available on hotels, things to do, shopping and dining out. Also, “Like” The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VisitTheWoodlands, “follow” them on Twitter www.twitter.com/TheWoodlandsCVB and “view” them on YouTube www.youtube.com/TheWoodlandsCVB.

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The Woodlands TX Northshore Park Concert In The Park 2015 Schedule

The Woodlands TX Northshore Park

THE WOODLANDS TX – The new schedule of concerts and events for Concert in the Park for 2015 is now set. In addition to free weekly musical acts, certain events will be held in conjunction with the concerts on some occasions.

Admission to these events is free, and blankets, lawn chairs, pets and coolers are permitted. These seasonal events are good for the whole family and take place at Northshore Park at 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, 77381.

A wide variety of eclectic musical acts are included in this year’s line-up, including:

Josh Grider (Texas Country) on March 1, 2015
Sideshow (Southern Blues from Austin, TX) on March 8, 2015
The Wonderfuls (Variety Band) on March 15, 2015
Bart Crow (Country) on March 22, 2015
Black Dog (Led Zepplin Tribute Band) on March 29, 2015
Subdivided (Rush Tribute Band) on April 12, 2015
Vocal Trash (Variety Band) on April 19, 2015
Dillon Havin and Company (13-year-old blues phenomenon who appeared on America’s Got Talent) on April 26, 2015

Held in conjunction with these musical acts are a variety of events, many of which have limited onsite supplies and spaces. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and visit The Woodlands TX Township tent to sign up, and all these free events are appropriate for all ages:

Spring Break Spectacular with fun on a giant slide on March 8, 2015
Green Game Day with leprechaun relays, a family craft and green galore on March 15, 2015
4th Annual Family Sandcastle Building Contest – you bring the shovels, sand is provided on March 29, 2015
Bicycle Bash with special bike parking and party for those who ride on April 12, 2015

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The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival
Grammy nominee and Blues Music Award winner Ruthie Foster will be the concert headliner at the 8th annual The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, a Showcase of Visual and Performing Arts set for Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 10 am – 6 pm along The Woodlands Waterway® and in Town Green Park. Foster is scheduled to perform at 3 pm on Sunday, April 14 on the Palette Café Stage, near The Woodlands Waterway.

Texas native Ruthie Foster is a consecutive Blues Music Award Winner, winning Best Contemporary and Best Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year. She was also recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Blues Album, Let It Burn, and in 2009 was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album for The Truth According to Ruthie Foster. She is a multiple winner at the Austin Music Awards, winning Best Female Vocalist in 2007-2008 and Best Folk Artist in 2004-2005.

Foster’s newest album, Let It Burn, is “a captivating blend of soul, blues, gospel, New Orleans funk, folk, rock and R&B,” stated the Los Angeles Times.

Patrons of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival enjoy a full schedule of performing arts concerts throughout the festival weekend, according to Festival Director Jenny Wright. In addition to Foster’s performance, the schedule includes Emily Elbert, The Grace Wright Quartet, Level One Band, Step Rideau, Zydeco Outlaws, Texas Johnny Boy with Milton Hopkins, and Texas Johnny Brown.

Ranked #9 among the Top 100 Arts Festivals in the U.S. by ArtFair Source Book, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival attracted more than 15,000 people last year. This juried arts festival features over 200 artists displaying a variety of original artwork in mediums including clayworks, digital art, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and emerging artists.

For detailed information about the festival and to purchase tickets online ($10 or $15 for a weekend pass; children 12 and under admitted free), visit www.woodlandsartsfestival.com.

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The Woodlands Dazzling Holiday Lights Display

The incredible sights and sounds of the holidays will be in action throughout The Woodlands, from the bright, twinkling holiday lights in Town Green Park to the majestic, choreographed Fountains at Waterway Square, which will perform to a selection of festive holiday tunes throughout the holiday season.

From November 17, 2012 to January 3, 2013, watch a musical performance of the fountain’s cascading waterfalls, booming water jets and colorful lights as signature holiday songs including Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Feliz Navidad, Winter Wonderland, Christmas Eve/Sarajevo, Wizards in Winter and the Most Wonderful Time of the Year play.

The fountains will perform every fifteen minutes Monday – Friday from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 11 p.m. In addition to the dancing fountains, the one-acre public plaza will be highlighted by a 43-foot, lighted holiday tree.

Dazzling holiday lights can be found nearby at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, where families can experience lighted holiday displays among rows of brightly lit trees, and illuminated holiday scenes such as doves and snowflakes. The park display is open from 5:30 p.m. – midnight, November 17, 2012 through January 4, 2013.

In addition to eight illuminated doves on Lake Robbins Bridge, Donoho’s Jewellers Winter Wonderland, surrounding The Ice Rink at The Woodlands Town Center at the northeast corner of Lake Robbins and Six Pines Drive, visitors of all ages can stroll through an extraordinary fantasyland of magical, lighted toy soldiers, elves, doves, musical angels and snowmen every night from dusk until 11 p.m. Admission to Donoho’s Jewellers Winter Wonderland is free and open to the public November 17, 2012 through January 21, 2013.
For more information, visit www.VisitTheWoodlands.com.

Community Outdoor Events Town Center Waterway Square

The Woodlands Waterway Square – Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend With Free Concerts and Fireworks

The Woodlands Waterway Square Fireworks

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with fireworks presented by Wells Fargo, vendors, live music, face painting, a balloonist and more as The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts “Memorial Day in The Woodlands,” May 26 – 27, 2012 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Waterway Square.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy sounds from local country favorite, The Sheila Marshall Band, as the group takes to the stage on Saturday, May 26 from 6 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. followed by the top cover band, Rapture, from 7:40 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

The fun continues on Sunday, May 27 with live music from Houston’s hottest party band, 11th Hour, from 6 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Another Houston favorite, Park Avenue, will play music from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today from 7:40 p.m. – 8:55 p.m.

A fireworks display, presented by Wells Fargo, will light up the night’s sky each evening beginning at 8:55 p.m., weather permitting. Organizers say Waterway Square offers the best viewing for fireworks.

Memorial Day in The Woodlands is free and open to the public thanks to Wells Fargo, The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, Kyle Sherburne – State Farm Insurance, University of Phoenix, Munday Chevrolet, Wrights Printing, and Kroger.

Attendees to Memorial Day in The Woodlands will find parking in the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and curbside along Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square Place and Timberloch Place. Paid covered parking is available at the 24 Waterway Parking Garage (corner of Fountain Plaza and Lake Robbins Drive), the Waterway Square Parking Garage (between Fountain Plaza and Woodloch Court) and the parking lots at the corner of Waterway Avenue and Timberloch Place and the corner of Six Pines and Lake Robbins Drive.

Located along Waterway Avenue, Waterway Square is a one-acre public plaza with unique water features and green spaces that serve as the “centerpiece” of The Woodlands Town Center.

For more information on the event or special Memorial Day weekend hotel offerings, visit www.thewoodlandscvb.com/memorialday.asp or call 281-363-2447.

Located just 30 minutes north of Houston, Texas and minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport, The Woodlands is an emerging destination for leisure guests, individual business travelers and groups of all sizes. Visitors to The Woodlands enjoy more than eight million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options, more than 190 miles of hike-and-bike trails, the 1,700-acre Mitchell Preserve, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and kayaking on The Woodlands Waterway, Lake Woodlands and 121 parks. The Woodlands features world-class golf and was the home of the Shell Houston Open for 17 years. The Woodlands also is home to more than 1,500 guestrooms in upscale and boutique properties, select service, limited service, conference and convention centers and a resort.