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BIG NEWS: The Corks & Forks Food Pass is Here!

September 25 @ 2:26 am

BIG NEWS: The Corks & Forks Food Pass is Here! 

Join us for a culinary adventure! We are excited to announce the launch of our first-ever gamified food pass, Corks & Forks. Our partner cities of Bay Area Houston—Kemah. League City, Seabrook, Nassau Bay. and Clear Lake Shores—have come together to show off our impressive culinary scene with this new tourism tool. 

Corks & Forks is a gamified food pass meant to encourage travelers and locals to explore Bay Area Houston’s food scene and visit all participating restaurants. The free, mobile-exclusive digital pass features Bay Area Houston restaurants and allows visitors to win prizes as they check-in at participating locations. 

We’ve partnered with the technology company Bandwango to launch this passport. The company has successfully launched many gamified passports with destinations in the U.S. and Canada, like the Sacramento Fried Chicken Trail, the Eau Claire Curd Crawl, and Visit Omaha’s Craft Brew Penny Pack.  

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for the Corks & Forks Pass and start your culinary tour of Bay Area Houston today by clicking the button below.

Corks & Forks Culinary Challenge



September 25, 2022
2:26 am

Local Business Spotlight: Oh Soooo Scrumptious! 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Tahira Christensen

Peach mango cupcakes, turtle apple pie cheesecake and key lime cheesecake… is your mouth watering yet? To say we have a little bit of a sweet tooth would be an understatement and the one place we know that can satisfy our cravings every time is Scrumptious Houston in Nassau Bay. That is why we would like to feature this locally owned hidden gem in this edition of our Local Business Spotlight.

Owner Tahira Christensen – known throughout the region for her unbeatable cheesecakes, cupcakes and cookies – is a resident of Seabrook, where she lives with her husband, Derrick, and their beautiful daughter, Naima. Tahira is also a LEOW (law enforcement officer’s wife). Her husband Derrick is a police officer with the Seabrook Police Department

“We started our business from home five years ago, but once we grew and added cheesecake to our offerings, we needed commercial kitchen space [to meet demand],” Tahira said. “We were able to find that at The Boldthouse Wine Bar [in Seabrook], and we were selling cheesecake by the slice when the pandemic hit.”

Tahira moved Scrumptious Houston to its Nassau Bay location last summer, opening officially in August 2020. Nassau Bay is located on Clear Lake and one of the primary partners of Visit Bay Area Houston. Tahira’s shop is located at 1354 E. NASA Parkway, just down the street from Space Center Houston.

“The Nassau Bay community has been extremely welcoming, and many area residents came and checked us out once we opened,” Tahira said. “Posts in local Facebook groups and on NextDoor really helped drive initial traffic, and we offered curbside which a lot of people appreciated.” 

Of all her delectable products, Tahira says her cheesecake is the most popular.

“Cheesecake is by far what we have become known for, and it’s the dessert I am most passionate about,” she said. “We have over 25 flavors and we are constantly trying new combos, so we are hoping to increase that number even more.

“In addition to Cheesecake, we offer a variety of traditional bakery items, including cupcakes, brownies, Rice Krispy treats, cookies, cake by the slice, banana pudding and our most recent addition – Keto-friendly Cheesecake jars.” 

Scrumptious Key Lime Cheesecake
Cupcakes at Scrumptious

A visit to the Scrumptious Houston website – scrumptioushouston.com – is sure to get your mouth watering!

Tahira Family Photo

If you keep heading east on NASA Parkway you will arrive in Seabrook, which is where Tahira calls home. Seabrook is a wonderful destination for the outdoor enthusiast; with over 13 miles of hike and bike trails and miles of waterfront on both Clear Lake and the Bay.

Pictured here are Tahira and her family enjoying a summer day at Pine Gully Park in Seabrook. Pine Gully is connected to the beautifully maintained trail system plus the park is home to a 1,000-foot fishing pier. It is a must-see during your visit.  

Tahira and her family are true Bay Area locals and are an important part of the community here. A community that welcomes visitors and supports small businesses.

Be sure to stop by Tahira’s shop, Scrumptious Houston, in Nassau Bay during your visit and tell them that Kristin and LeaAnn sent you.

~ Collaboration Blog Post by BAHCVB Board Members Kristin Edwards & LeaAnn Dearman Petersen



September 25, 2022
2:26 am

Every day is “National Puppy Day” around Bay Area Houston, and what better way to celebrate your pup than a little adventure to one of the many dog-friendly restaurants around Bay Area Houston!  Here is a list of Pup-Friendly patios around Bay Area Houston to treat your furry friend to a day out:

Kemah/Clear Lake Shores

League City

Seabrook/Nassau Bay

Special thanks to Weekday Walkies for their vetting of each of these patios and restaurants!  Explore our website for complete listing of pet-friendly restaurants and current schedule of local events.


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Birding Season is Here!
March is the start of birding season which means it’s time to learn the basics before birding is in full swing in April! If you are a beginner birder, this is just the blog you will want to read, as you will get information about bird migration, free birding classes, and where to go to get the best views and bird activity!

• Spring Migration
Spring Migration is one of the two times a year where mass amounts of birds will migrate for better climate, food, and breeding grounds. Texas is right in the middle of this long journey, so many birds like to stop, rest and refuel here on our coasts and in our wetlands. Texas is known to be one of the biggest hot spots for bird migration. Depending on the area, spring migration can last from January to June. But here in Texas, you will usually see an increase in migration birds from March to May. These will be the times where you will want to go out either on your own or with some family and friends to go birding!

• Bay Area Birding Classes | March 22 – May 17
Are you a beginner birder? Is birding already a hobby of yours? Visit Bay area Houston CVB & League City are hosting
FREE Zoom classes online for people with and without birding experience! Kristine Rivers, a Texas Master Naturalist and Birding for Fun founder, will be leading classes and teaching you everything you need to know on how to start birding. Including useful tips and tricks when out in the field, and refreshers for the pros. These classes stretch out over eight weeks and will be on Mondays at 7 to 8PM starting from March 22 to May 17.
To get the Zoom link for these classes, all you need to do is go on the League City website and register for each class that you want to attend. There will be many useful classes with important information, for example, “How to Select Binoculars & Field Guides” will be one that I would personally like to attend. This will also be your chance to ask questions and chat with a professional and experienced birding enthusiast. In addition, you will also get to meet and connect with a whole community of people that all love and enjoy the same thing.  As well as online classes, Kristine Rivers is also teaching In-Person Classes from April 6 to May 18. This will be a great way to fully merge yourself with nature and experience birding with a professional’s instruction. You will get to scope out the best birding hot spots in the area, understand bird habitats and behaviors, and gain skills and techniques. These classes do have a fee and space is limited.

Please click here to register and learn more.

• Pine Gully Park
605 Pine Gully Road, Seabrook, TX 77586Pine Gully park is a local favorite as it has tons to offer on 52 acres of land and is a perfect spot for birding. With a large group of trees, open space, trails, wetlands, and 1,000 foot pier, there will be an abundance of birds to see. Pine Gully park is also known for being on the Great Texas Coastal Birding trail, so it’s worth checking out! There are also plenty of spaces and benches to rest and rehydrate. Entry fee is free for residents
and $10 Monday – Thursday, and $20 Friday through Sunday for non-residents.

• Nassau Bay Peninsula
Harbor Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058
This park is a gorgeous piece of land with peaceful views of the surrounding water and a nature trail that weaves through the environment. On this 76 acre wetland, expect to discover many species of birds coming through from migration and scouting the area for food. Nassau has recently displayed useful information signs and benches for your convenience. No entry fee required.

Dr. Ned & Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center
1220 Egret Bay Blvd N, League City, TX 77573
This park is a gold mine for birders and nature lovers alike! There are 148 acres of prairies, trees, and wetlands just waiting to be explored. There are all types of interesting plants and animals that have made this park their home. Here you can truly forget about the modern world and immerse yourself into nature. This nature center is the perfect habitat for migrating birds as there is so much space for nesting and feeding.  There are also observation areas for birders that have bird blinds that help you stay out of view from the wildlife so as to not scare them away. Come experience this park to the fullest! No entry fee required.

Birding is not only educational, but it’s also fun to explore nature, find birds, and document how many you can find. This inexpensive hobby is a great way to get out of the house, spend time with family, and explore all the parks that the Bay Area Houston community has to offer. If you would like to find other parks that you can go birding, check out our Birding Park List here 


September 25, 2022
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Spring break 2021 is on its way, and it will be here before you know it! Now is the perfect
time for a change of scenery to refresh and recharge with your significant other, friends,
or family. Bay Area Houston has some great ideas for the best getaway for locals and
visitors alike. We have explored the tastiest of restaurants, the most exciting of
adventures, and the most relaxing places to stay.  We’ve done the research & summed it all up here – just
for you!
1. The Romantic Getaway
• The Pelican’s Nest Bed and Breakfast | www.thepelicansnestbnb.com/
1128 First Street, Seabrook, Tx 77586
Come and stay at this absolutely stunning bed and breakfast in serene Seabook,
Texas. It is complete with unique, clean and beautifully furnished bedrooms, the
perfect romantic getaway view, delicious breakfast options, a pool, nearby
restaurants, and the popular Kemah Boardwalk & Lighthouse District. The Pelican’s Nest Bed and
Breakfast stands out as a cozy gem and is a wonderful couples resort for your
spring break vacation.
• Merlion | www.merlionrestaurant.com/
1205 Main Street, Seabrook, Tx 77586
Dining at it’s best! If you stay at The Pelican’s Nest, Merlion is just a two minute
walk down the street. And if you are wanting for a romantic dinner, it’s your lucky
day! This elegant restaurant has earned many awards for their delicious food and
romantic atmosphere. Expect to literally have a “hot date” here as Merlion is
known for its spicy but succulent dishes. Reserve your table or order out and eat
back your room for a more intimate night.
• Helen’s Garden | www.leaguecity.com/1271/Helens-Garden
701 E Main Street, League City, Tx 77573
This garden in League City is a popular spot because of its beautiful scenery and
quiet relaxing atmosphere. Spend the evening here having a picnic with a great
view, walking outside in the beautiful weather, and take a break from it all. This is
also a great spot for taking photographs as there is no shortage of scenic nature
backgrounds to choose from.

2. Vacation with Friends
• South Shore Harbor Resort | www.sshr.com/
2500 South Shore Blvd, League City, Tx 77573
This resort is a stylish and family friendly hotel and marina that has full service
and even a 185 foot long pool! South Shore Harbor is known for their elegant
design and waterfront views that truly make this vacation spot worth the visit .
This hotel is situated right in between Space Center Houston and the Kemah
Boardwalk, both only a few minutes drive away!
• BARge 295 | barge295venue.com/
2613 ½ Nasa Parkway, Seabrook, Tx 77586
Eat, laugh, listen to live music and sip on cocktails on the floating bar at the
BARge. It has a wonderful and fun atmosphere with a gorgeous view of Clear
lake. There are also many favorite seafood dishes served here that you and your
friends can enjoy in the nice weather that is sure to come with spring break.
BARge has been touted as a local’s favorite hot spot for the 21 and up crowd.
You are sure to find the party at BARge.
• Kemah Lighthouse Shopping District | Visit Kemah, TX | Official Website
Spend your weekend getaway or weekday vacay walking around with your
buddies in the Kemah Lighthouse District. Kemah is full of different small
boutique businesses perfect for shopping, dining, , bars, and attractions. These
shops are all located in a centralized bunch only blocks from each other. Wear
you comfy sneakers and take a look around at the beautiful neighborhood and
waterfront! There is always something new to see in Kemah.

3. The Ideal Family Vacation
• Boardwalk Inn | www.kemahboardwalkinn.com/
8 Kemah Waterfront, Kemah, Tx 77565
Yes! Kemah Boardwalk has an Inn so you can be closer to all the fun! This hotel
is perfect for families getting away for school break. This hotel has much to offer
as they have their own private pool, a live band that plays outside during events,
shops that sit below the rooms, many restaurants to choose from, and fun rides
all within walking distance. They also offer affordable specials and packages to
help make your stay more comfortable.
• Spring Break Pass for Three Parks |
Kemah Boardwalk, Pleasure Pier, & Downtown Aquarium
This spring break pass is an ideal family vacation event! visit any of these three
popular entertainment parks and ride all the rides, unlimited times, between
March 5 – 21! One ticket is only $69.99 (+tax) and lasts for all of school break
and more. Each destination is full of fun rides, theme games, restaurants, and a
full day of long lasting memories. The fun never stops!
• Pine Gully Park | www.seabrooktx.gov
605 Pine Gully Road, Seabrook, Tx 77586
This gem of a park has tons to offer on 52 acres of land and is a perfect spring
break idea. Here there are many different activities to choose from, including a
hike/bike trail, a BBQ pit for grilling, a fishing pier, playgrounds, swings, and
more. Perfect for a day at the park! As well as being fun for the whole family, pets
can join in on the fun too, there is plenty of land to run free on, and nice shady
spots to rest and rehydrate. Bring a blanket and picnic basket so you can stay
• Spring Break At Lone Star Flight Museum | www.lonestarflight.org/
11551 Aerospace Avenue, Houston, Tx 77034
Lone Star Flight Museum is having a multi-day event that will be a great spring
break idea for the whole family to enjoy. Here you will get to explore through the
hangers, watch planes take off, play in flight simulators, hear stories from pilots,
and learn more about planes and even birds. There will be so much more
happening so check out their website for more info.
There will be a lot of things happening this year on spring break. No more wondering
what to do during Spring Break 2021! If these highlighted getaway ideas are not peaking your
interest, take a look at our event calendar for more great ideas: Upcoming Events – Visit Bay Area Houston


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Spring Family Fun!
Winter is starting to come to a close! Spring will soon bloom and bring back the sun,
nice weather, green trees, and fun events for the whole family to enjoy. Bay Area
Houston has many exciting activities outside in the fresh air to get you and the family
out the house.
1. Family Camp Out at Space Center Houston | Feb 20 – 21 from 6PM –
1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058
Do you have a camping tent that’s just collecting dust in the attic? Brush off all
those cobwebs and come camp under the stars at Space Center Houston. There
will be different campsites outside, all with unique views of historic space crafts
and national treasures. To start the night, there will be many hands on activities
with different difficulties to match different ages. This can include rocket building
and launch, coding, robotics, astronaut training, and tours. After a good night’s
sleep, breakfast will be waiting to either finish the event or give you energy for an
awesome tour, up to you! This camp out event is for children ages five and up.

2. Texas Gourmet Farmer’s Market | Feb 27 at 9AM – 1PM
1095 W. League City Parkway, League City, TX 77573
Everyone knows that fresh is always better and sometimes that’s hard to get at
your local chain grocery store. At the Texas Gourmet Farmer’s Market you’ll
know that all the fruit and vegetables they are selling are super fresh also
meaning super delicious! All this food is being grown right here in Texas, not out
of state, so you will be supporting local farmers and their families. Small business
vendors will also be there so let’s bring the community closer together by buying
local. This pop up market occurs every month on the last Saturday. If you want to
be a vendor, request an application here! info@benstexasgourmetmarket.com

3. Crawfish Happy Hour at Bakkhus Taverna | Mon – Fri from 3PM – 7PM
605 6th Street, Ste. A, Kemah, TX 77565
Yes!!! It’s finally Crawfish season and Bakkhus Taverna is treating us with happy
hour at $5.99 a pound. This is perfect for those that don’t want to have to buy a
whole 35 pound sack of live crawfish and wait for hours while it cooks. These
crawfish will be waiting for you perfectly seasoned and cooked so you can
happily enjoy it with a pint. Thankfully this is a recurring event and will be around
throughout the crawfish season. You don’t have to wait for happy hour either,
they will still be available for $7.99 before and after.

4. Spring Break Pass at Kemah Boardwalk | Mar 5 – 21
215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565
Vacation right here in Kemah with your family at an amazing deal with the spring
break pass. With the pass, you will be able to ride all the rides at Kemah
Boardwalk for an unlimited amount of time until March 21st
. This will be the
perfect time to make memories with friends and family and take a baycation
away from the homework, zoom meetings, and show binging. What is even
better about this pass is that it includes Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
and Downtown Aquarium! You won’t be getting bored this spring break! Passes
are only $69.99 and you can get them here!

5. Exotic Petting Zoo at Three Acres Food Truck Park | Mar 13 at 5PM –
10648 FM – 1764, Sante Fe, TX 77510
Cute animal alert! If you or your kids love fluffy animals from the jungle, make
sure to come to this event! This will be your special chance to learn, pet, and
befriend some awesome creatures. There will be plenty of room to spread out
and enjoy the outdoors too. During this fun event, there will be lovely live music
and different food trucks to choose from. There will also be beer and wine
available for the adults. Entry is just a small fee of $5 and $3 to enter the zoo
Spring break is an important time to break away from the mundane and do something
fun and relaxing. And these events and updates are highly recommended from Bay
Area Houston, but if you are looking for more, our calendar has other notable
experiences waiting to be attended.

Upcoming Events – Visit Bay Area Houston


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Romantic Restaurants Perfect for Two

For either Valentine’s day, anniversaries, or date nights, it is time to take a baycation with your other half. Let’s explore some of the highest rated date night restaurants in Bay Area Houston (in addition to some of the Bay Area’s best places to eat) and find the perfect match for your special night.

1. eculent

709 Harris Ave, Kemah, TX 77565 www.eculent.com/

Do you want something new and different from the traditional restaurant setting? Try this top romantic restaurant. At eculent, you will go on a multi-sensorial adventure with a beautiful and tasty multi course menu. All ingredients are either locally sourced or taken from this elegant restaurants’ own personal garden. Wine pairing is recommended as eculent benefits from being a part of the Clear Creek Vineyard! Hurry to reserve your table as spots to this highly awarded restaurant fill up fast. Dress your best and prepare to be blown away.

  1. Seabrook Waffle Company

    1402 5th St, Seabrook, TX 77586 www.seabrookwafflecompany.com/

    Who said breakfast for dinner isn’t allowed? Not us! Have a romantic dinner (or lunch) over waffles, strawberries, chocolate, and whipped cream. Their waffles start with no ordinary waffle batter, Seabrook Waffle Company makes their dough fresh and adds pearl sugar to give it that extra special sweetness! Of course, they are open early at 8AM, so be sure to check out their gourmet coffee bar too.

  2. Chelsea Wine Bar

    4106 NASA Parkway Suite F, El Lago TX, 77586 chelseawinebartexas.com/

The Chelsea Wine Bar has two outside patios with a gorgeous view over Taylor Lake. It’s one of the best date night restaurants in town where sunsets over the water create the most romantic atmosphere. It has all you will need for a fancy dinner, and for an affordable price. This elegant restaurant has a large array of wines, an impressive beer collection, and most importantly, some of the best food in the bay area! This menu includes light options like snacks, boards, greens and sweets, and heavier options like entrees, daily specials, and flatbreads.

  1. Windward Sea Venture | Sunset Dinner Cruise

    100 Admiralty Way, Kemah TX 77565 windwardseaventure.com/

    Sometimes you just need to get away from the loud, crowded restaurants and bars and have a quiet and romantic date with your partner. That is what the Windward Sea Venture Sunset Dinner Cruise is all about, a private three-hour cruise out in the fresh air with a tasty meal. On this spacious charter boat, you can bond over delicious butcher meats, savory seafood, and juicy chicken. It is the perfect date night restaurant.

  2. Main St. Bistro

    615 E Main Street, League City TX 77573 m.facebook.com/mainstbistroleaguecity/

    This cute and quaint little bistro is one of, if not the best place to eat as it’s located right in the historic district of League City. Before you order, make sure to check their black board as they are always posting new deals and specials for the day. Main St. Bistro has a flavorful menu with a mix of local, coastal, Hispanic, and Creole cuisine with a twist! These dishes are definitely picture worthy and we highly recommend this top restaurant for your special night, so make sure to book your reservation. Main St. Bistro sits next to Helen’s Garden so take a scenic walk through after your fancy dinner to finish off your successful date night.

  3. Pier 6

    113 6th, San Leon, TX. 77539 www.pier6seafood.com/

    Pier 6 is one of the top premium restaurants around with an award-winning executive chef that cooks meals inspired from near and far. Pier 6 has also been a hot topic in the press and has been featured in a dozen plus articles. You’ll feel just how classy this elegant restaurant is with its gorgeous modern design and giant glass windows that take over a whole wall, perfect for your Valentine. Past the windows, you will see a romantic view of the Galveston Bay. This is a very popular restaurant so hurry and reserve your spot now!

  1. Aquarium Restaurant

    215 Kipp Ave. Boardwalk #11, Kemah TX 77565 www.aquariumrestaurants.com/

    What a good deal! The Kemah Aquarium restaurant is hosting Romance Under the Sea, which you can reserve to get a sweetheart package for two. This top restaurant is truly one of a kind as you get to be seated around a 50,000-gallon tank centerpiece with more than 100 species of fish! After your fancy dinner, you can even walk out and enjoy the Kemah Boardwalk!

  2. Opus Bistro & Steakhouse

    2500 South Shore Blvd. League City, TX 77537 opusbistro.net/

    Opus is a fairly new restaurant going strong in its new location in League City, and is touted as one of the best gourmet steakhouses on Clear Lake. This place will feel just like home with its warm Texan style flair and seafood and steak cuisine. Opus also has a wonderful view of the marina and the romantic atmosphere doubles at night when you can see the city lights!

  3. Okies Yard House

    1010 Marina Bay Drive Clear Lake Shores, TX 77565 www.facebook.com/OkiesYardHouse/

    Want to just relax and have a good time with your date? Okies Yard House is the best place to eat for a casual, no frills romantic evening with your loved-one. The dining area is outside and under whimsical string lights, surrounded by food trucks and a bar. You can even bring your pets to enjoy the night out too.

10. Merlion Thai Restaurant & Lounge

1205 Main Street Seabrook, TX 77586 www.merlionrestaurant.com/

Last but most definitely not least, the Merlion Thai Restaurant & Lounge. This establishment is an elegant restaurant that has earned many awards for its delicious food and romantic atmosphere. Expect to literally have a “hot date” here as Merlion is known for its spicy but succulent dishes. Reserve your table soon to prepare for your special date night!

You can’t go wrong by picking one of these top romantic restaurants. They each have their own unique style, but they all have their romantic quirks that people love. If you don’t see something you like, visit the Where The Locals Eat page. It’s filled with the places to eat personally recommended by Bay Area Houston citizens!


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Bay Area Houston Events and Updates: What to do and Where! New Year, New Events

It is the beginning of a new year, 2021 is our chance to bring joy and life back into the Texas Bay Area. There will be many fun,  safe and socially distanced events and activities for you and your family to enjoy. So pull up our Calendar so you don’t miss out!

1. Cure Your Wintertime Blues at Kemah Boardwalk | Jan – Feb

215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565

Nothing cheers people up better than a good deal on great fun. Kemah Boardwalk understands and appreciates your woes from 2020. To kick off the new year, they are discounting the “All Day Ride Pass” for January and February; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays! Present this coupon (bit.ly/3geYOWq) and buy one “All Day Ride Pass” at regular price ($24.99) you get the second one for only $5! The Cure Your Wintertime Blues event is perfect for date nights, ladies night, friends, and family fun. If you are unfamiliar with the Kemah Boardwalk, it is a locally loved amusement park and weekend destination located on the Galveston Bay. Along with a gorgeous view of pelicans and boats, Kemah has many restaurants to choose from, games and activities, live music, and best of all, rides galore! Not to worry, there are rides to suit all age ranges, including the little ones, and wild roller coasters for the brave of heart! Social distancing will still be in place so please, don’t forget your mask along with a warm sweater.

2. Beads and Bark at the Park | Jan 23 at 10AM – 2PM

League Park 512 2nd St. League City, TX, 77573

With January comes the beads and parades of Mardi Gras! But with Beads and Bark at the Park, get ready for a cuteness overload. This event is both kid and pet friendly so they can join in on the fun. Kids can bring their Mardi Gras themed decorated bikes, wagons, and strollers and have the opportunity to decorate a provided craft mask while at the park. Pets are welcome to dress up in their fanciest Mardi Gras outfit or in their cutest of costumes. Here you will be able to enter pets into a costume contest and let them walk the beloved “Paw-Parade” with a $5 entry fee that will benefit the LeagueCity Dog Park Association.

Be sure to come hungry. Cajun food trucks will be ready to serve while you enjoy the sultry sounds of live Zydeco music. Finish the event off with free king cake for all!

3. Shop, Eat, Spend, Enjoy Local: Vendor Market | Jan 30 at 11AM – 5PM

2471 Gulf Freeway League City, TX 77573

There has never been a better time to support small businesses. This local Vendor Market is an opportunity to stand with the community. Little Bella Mia Casual Italian Kitchen will be hosting the event on the sidewalks of their shopping center. Explore the stalls and shop for unique handmade items that you won’t be able to find in regular big box stores. At the Vendor Market, expect to find beautiful art, lovely body products, homemade wood working, sparkling jewelry, yummy candy, and much more!

Little Bella Mia, Coco Crepes, Black Bear Diner, and Beef Jerky Outlet will be there to give many food and snack options. This is a free event, so bring the whole family to browse through the market. Come hungry and leave happy!

4. Yardi Gras at BARge 295 | Feb 5 – Feb 16

2613 1/2 NASA Parkway Seabrook, TX 77586

Celebrate Mardi Gras in style on the Clear Lake. BARge 295 is hosting two long weekends of entertainment, including Fat Tuesday. Expect to rock out to live music, indulge on drink specials, and gorge on fresh classic crawfish! One of the many exciting events at the BARge 295 includes, the 2nd Annual Gumbo Cook Off on the 13th! Get to taste a variety of delicious gumbo or show off your own special recipe and get a chance to win a prize! Events are still finalizing so keep updated on the Bay Area Events Calendar here: visitbayareahouston.com/calendar/

5. Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade | Feb 6 at 7PM Kemah Boardwalk

Come out to Kemah and watch the free boat light show at the Kemah Boardwalk dock. It will be a sight to marvel at as dozens of colorfully decorated and bright boats pass by in the night. Make sure to practice your catch and collect all the beads that are thrown during the parade. The boat parade will be passing through the Clear Creek Channel, so arrive early and save yourself a spot!

Would you like to participate in the parade? You can register your boat for a fee of $125. Remember to go all out on your decorations, as Best in Show will win an award! Register here: yachtygras.com/register/

6. Mardi Gras Party at Haak Winery | Feb 6 at 12PM – 8PM 6310 Avenue T Santa Fe, TX United States

Is the water not your thing? That’s ok, Haak Winery is hosting an elegant function with an exquisite Cajun and seafood menu. This is the perfect time to get your fancy dresses and tuxes out of the closet and dust them off. Don’t forget your Mardi Gras mask! Take a peek at the delicious menu here: www.facebook.com/events/253610549525099/

The Jambalaya and king cake bread pudding sound like a treat!

One of the great things about Bay Area Houston is that our events are reasonably priced and oftentimes free! There is always something to do, whether you are a local in need of baycation or a tourist on vacation. Just remember, It’s better on the Bay!

Holiday Happenings & Santa Sightings

Santa has been sighted all across Bay Area Houston recently and our elves have been working to get the complete listing of where to visit with the man in the red suit.

  • Jingle on the Boardwalk every weekend through December 20th.  www.kemahboardwalk.com
  • Breakfast with Santa at the Aquarium Restaurant
    • Bring your friends and family for the most wonderful breakfast this holiday season.
      Mail your letter to Santa and keep a close eye on the aquarium tank, you may see him swimming with our fish! Plus, receive 50% off Stingray Reef admission and a take-home Christmas craft!
      Santa’s Breakfast is served with mini pastries, biscuit, butter, jelly, your choice of fresh fruit or mixed berries parfait, and your choice of scrambled eggs with bacon/sausage and hash browns or a cheese blintz with cream cheese, ricotta cheese and blueberry topping.
      Santa’s Little Helper Breakfast includes:
      Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and strawberry garnish.

      ADULTS $18.99
      KIDS (ages 3-10) $13.99
      Plus tax

      Reservations are required. Call to Reserve 281-334-9010

  • Breakfast with Santa Drive-Thru at Hometown Heroes Park – Saturday, December 12th 9am -11am
    • Join us for a yummy drive-thru breakfast with Santa and friends and get your pictures taken with Santa! Pre-registration is required. Santa will be in a snow globe to allow for safe, social distanced photos. Register at leaguecity.com or call 281-554-1180. Resident Fee+ $10/ Non-Resident $15
  • The 59th Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade – Saturday, December 12th at 6:30pm hosted by the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce!  Best viewing areas are along the Clear Lake Channel and the Kemah Boardwalk.  

For complete listing of holiday events, visit our calendar of events: Click HERE


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Thanksgiving Options for Dine In or Carry Out


Bay Area Houston restaurants are offering dine in and take out options for Thanksgiving Day!

  • South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center:  Meal for a Family of 4 $99 + tax.  Place orders before 3pm on Tuesday, November 24th by calling (281) 334-1000 x-2037 or emailing rgreen@sshr.com

  • Kemah Boardwalk is OPEN on Thanksgiving Day for Rides, Retail and Restaurants!
    • Landry’s Seafood House 11am – 6pm
    • The Aquarium 12pm – 6pm
    • Bubba Gump’s 12pm – 5pm
    • Saltgrass Steakhouse  11am – 7pm
  • Cat Scratch Kitchen is hosting their first Thanksgiving Feast!!
    Cat Scratch Kitchen and VooDoo Hut are hosting our 1st Annual Thanksgiving Feast! We will be serving a Thanksgiving Meal with all the fixins! Join us on our 15,000 sqft of outdoor dining space with plenty of social distancing. You do not need to cook and then have to clean up. Reserve your table for as many as you need. An assortment of appetizers, soups, and salads. A mix of proteins to please anyone’s palate. With so much room left on your plates, a large assortment of all your grandmother’s best sides and breads. Do not forget to save room for dessert!
    1st Annual Thanksgiving Feast Menu
    • Crudité
    • Stuffed Shells
    • Antipasto Bites
    • Stuffed Brussel Sprouts
    • Sausage Balls
    • Apple Chips
    • Stuffed Mushrooms
    • Pretzel Bites w/ Beer Cheese
    • Holiday Salad
    • Caesar Salad
    • Soup
    • Roast Turkey
    • Fried Turkey
    • Smoked Turkey
    • Stuffed Turkey Breast
    • Virginia Baked Ham
    • Roast Beef
    • Pork Loin
    • Corn Bread Stuffing
    • New England Stuffing
    • Mashed Potatoes
    • Scalloped Potatoes
    • Yams / Sweet Potatoes
    • Baked Sweet Potatoes
    • Roasted Potatoes
    • Cranberry Relish
    • Roasted Baby Carrots
    • Maple Bacon Carrots
    • Broccoli Casserole
    • Creamed Corn
    • Green Beans
    • Green Bean Casserole
    • Corn Bread
    • Dinner Rolls
    • Rye/White/Wheat Breads
    • Pumpkin Pie
    • Apple Pie
    • Turtle Cheesecake
    • Blackberry Cobbler
    • Peach Cobbler
    • Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
    $25 per person All You Can Eat | 21 and UP
    Feast Served until 9:00PM


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