EVENTS

RD761 NATIONAL GYMNASTICS INVITATIONAL

This event is a sanctioned USA Gymnastics and the International Gymnastics Federation as an individual and team gymnastics competition for Age Group Gymnastics club boys ages 6-18, as well as National Jr. Men's Teams from the United States, Great Britain, Poland, Japan, France, Germany, Australia, Columbia and Brazil. Held in mid-January every year, the event attracts over 1200 male athletes from 9 countries, 18 states across the United States and dozens of cities in Texas. This event serves as the primary fundraising event for the Ricky Deci Foundation, which provides funds to support national and international travel and competitive opportunities for local area gymnasts and funds for the USA Jr. National Team Training Camp held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. MORE INFO

KATY HALF MARATHON

The Katy Half Marathon is the only half marathon distance race in the west Houston area and features athletes from all over the city and Texas. It occurs in early February and boasts three events in one day – half marathon, 5K and Kids 1K. The sanctioned USA Track & Field event has thousands of participants and partners with many charities. From start to finish, the race is well organized, has great support, amazing volunteers, and enjoyable for both racers and spectators. MORE INFO

KATY ISD FFA LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO

One of the largest school rodeos in Texas, the three-day event held in mid February attracts some of the best rodeo professionals in the country. The rodeo and livestock show is a proud Katy tradition and one of our most historic events. This community driven rodeo is home to the Katy ISD FFA, one of the strongest in the state. The event brings entertainment to audiences and supports the FFA students. Some of the activities include a parade, livestock show, auction, carnival, bull riding, barrel racing, bronc riding, calf roping, calf scramble and mutton busting. The rodeo is held at the L.D. Robinson Pavilion and Rodeo Arena. MORE INFO

SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The Southland Conference Basketball Tournament tips off every March at the Merrell Center in Katy. Teams battle for a bid into the NCAA Tournament with first round games starting on Wednesday and the Championship game on Saturday. Both the men and women basketball teams play four days of exciting basketball so get your tickets now – it’s fun for the whole family! MORE INFO

KATY MARKET DAY 

Katy Market Day events are held every third Saturday of the month (March through December). The themed events - which have included quilt shows, beer garden, motorcycle and car shows, etc. - are fun for the entire family. Each month features include booths of arts and crafts, antiques and collectibles, local produce and much more. Market Day events take place between Second Street and Avenue B in Downtown Historic Katy. MORE INFO

FOLK LIFE FESTIVAL 

Held in April at the Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center by Katy ISD, the festival takes place on the wooded 34.5-acre site. See, hear and smell black powder rifles and cannons booming, campfires burning, pottery wheels turning, the soft twang of the dulcimers, aroma of corn cakes to sample and open fire cooking. Come see and experience life on the prairie as it was a hundred years ago. MORE INFO

WILD WEST BREWFEST

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Katy, Wild West Brewfest is one of the largest brewfests in the country, and it has been named the country’s #1 Brewfest for multiple years in a row by BeerYeti.com. It gives its patrons the opportunity to enjoy energizing fellowship, delicious brews and great entertainment right here in Katy. The WWBF is held at Katy Mills Mall in mid-April, and all proceeds benefit the Katy community. Come discover this family friendly event in a safe and relaxing environment – and expect the “unexpected”! MORE INFO

KATY FREEDOM CELEBRATION 

The City of Katy hosts a daylong, family-oriented Independence Day celebration across Katy for our residents and visitors. The day starts at the City of Katy Fire Station on Avenue D with food, games and fun from 9 AM to 1 PM. The Heritage Society Homes, Heritage Museum and VFW Museum are open to visitors and the Fire Department, VFW and Parks and Recreation Department host activities. The day’s festivities end with a magnificent fireworks display at Katy Mills Mall and Typhoon Texas. MORE INFO

KATY RICE FESTIVAL

The City of Katy, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Katy, hosts this iconic festival on the 2nd weekend of October in Downtown Historic Katy. The festival is a 3-day event starting on Friday with live music and food, a Saturday morning parade, followed by two days of festival on Saturday and Sunday. It is a first-class, family-friendly event featuring quality art & craft vendors, excellent live music and food options, carnival and much more. It also features a rice cooking competition and student arts competition. The long-standing annual festival is fun for the whole family, and all proceeds benefit the Katy community! MORE INFO

KATY OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

On the first Saturday of December, Katy Market Days bring this Christmas festival to Historic Downtown Katy. From 10 AM to 5 PM, visitors can enjoy produce, arts, antiques, jewelry, handmade goods, carolers, amazing food trucks, a petting zoo and 50,000 pounds of snow for the kiddos! For the adults, No Label Brewery has their famous beer garden open all day. Santa makes his appearance for photos, and musical groups from local schools perform for the spectators. MORE INFO

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