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Top Things to Do in Sugar Land this Summer!

Unbeatable experiences and excitement for the whole family are right in your backyard.

Presented by Visit Sugar Land June 16, 2017

Summer is sweeter in Sugar Land, and their summer savings pass is here to sweeten the deal. When you stay at a Sugar Land hotel May 12-August 8, you save $2 on four different Sugar Land attractions. Take in a game and cheer on the Sugar Land Skeeters Minor League Baseball team or lace up your skates at Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center. Discover prehistoric beasts at Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land or immerse yourself in kid-friendly exhibits at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. The savings really add up when you visit all four attractions this summer.
But wait, there’s more!
From romantic date nights to fun activities for the whole family, Sugar Land offers something for everyone. Here is an insider list of the top things to do in Sugar Land to beat the heat.

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Live Music

Whether you’re looking for a big arena experience or a taste of local music in an intimate venue, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Sugar Land. On June 23, check out zydeco music at NOLA Nights with Rouxpour at Sugar Land Town Square  and  enjoy small plates and drinks for music lovers to enjoy while dancing to The New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band. Then on July 28, wine lovers will enjoy Vino & Vintage Vocals, located at Sugar Land Town Square. The event will start with a concert by Nightbird, a tribute band that captures the essence of Fleetwood Mac. The new award-winning facility, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land will host big names like John Mellencamp June 22, Melissa Etheridge June 27, Diana Ross July 2 and Santana July 3, to name just a few. (Insider Tip: Enjoy dinner at one of the many global restaurants at Sugar Land Town Square and take the shuttle to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for a hassle-free evening.) Check out all the music options available this summer in Sugar Land.

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Make it a Date Night

Looking for a romantic night out or something fun to do with friends? Check out Dancing Under the Stars on July 14th at Sugar Land Town Square, where couples will learn dance moves from Fred Astaire Dance Studio instructors. For an hour and a half, guests will master the art of dancing in an open-air environment.  Couples can connect over food and enjoy Sugar Land’s global food scene with cuisines that range from New American to Indian, and Brazilian to Singaporean. (Insider Tip: If you want to try something new, but the idea of choosing a place to eat is daunting, check out Visit Sugar Land’s Foodie Itinerary for ideas on what to try next.)


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Fun for the Whole Family

Grab your lawn chairs and bring the whole family to Movies Under the Moon taking place in Sugar Land Town Square all summer long. The free event allows families to watch kid-friendly films on a jumbo outdoor screen. Movies include “Moana” June 10, “Pete’s Dragon” July 8, “The Lego Batman Movie” Aug. 12 and “Beauty and the Beast” Sept. 16.
Families can tap into their creative sides at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center (part of the Sweet Summer $2 off program). In Kidtropolis, children can become important decision-makers and play the role of bankers, shoppers, leaders and business owners, or check out the Tot Spot, an interactive play zone with puzzle-solving gadgets and oversize windows and doors for climbing. Bounce on over to Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park and experience over-the-top obstacle courses, trampolines, and ropes courses for all ages and fitness levels.
The national award-winning performing arts studio Inspiration Stage brings "Hairspray" the musical to the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, from July 18-Aug. 13. See a show in the 394-seat, fully restored, 100-year-old auditorium and see why Inspiration Stage has won national awards for its youth theatrical performances. Upcoming shows include “Annie Jr.,” “The Sound of Music” and “Aladdin Jr.”
Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks for summer’s favorite pastime. Cheer on the 2016 Atlantic League Champions, the Sugar Land Skeeters, at Constellation Field (part of the Sweet Summer $2 off program) with games all summer long. Check out the full season lineup and purchase tickets online. (Insider Tip: Grab a drink at the Budweiser Ice House at Constellation Field, while the kids enjoy 360 degrees of fun with the on-site carousel, splash pad and more.) 

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Cool Off and Chill Out

Cool off at Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center (part of the Sweet Summer $2 off program), the only dual-rink facility on the Gulf Coast. Bring your own skates or rent a pair and hit the ice. Afterwards, treat the family to something cold at one of Sugar Land’s favorite sweet spots.   Dessert destinations include Mystic Dessert Bar for chocolate dipped bacon, or Hippo Ice for flavorful shaved ice or bubble tea. Everyone is welcome at Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt with over 30 flavors (amaretto, dulce de leche, pistachio) and different ice cream bases (regular, vegan, gluten-free) to choose from. Try the ice cream pizza at Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, or load up on toppings for your froyo at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. (Insider Tip: View all of Sugar Land’s sweet spots here.)
Make a splash at one of Sugar Land’s public splash pads. Play in the water at the Plaza at Smart Financial Centre, where the fountains transform into a water show in the evening, or check out the giant fountains, dumping buckets and misting rainbows at the River Park Splash Pad. 

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Explore and Discover

Explore the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land (part of the Sweet Summer $2 off program) to get lost in a world of exciting exhibits like “Sweet: A Tasty Journey” that gives you a look inside the candy- and chocolate-making process. While there, visit the Digital Dome Theater, which shows a different educational film every half-hour, and visit the aquatic life inside the 2,000-gallon saltwater aquarium.
If puzzles excite you, try Escape Again where you and your team are immersed in a real-life adventure game, solving puzzles and challenges to escape one of the themed rooms in less than 60 minutes. Themes include losing your way while hiking with friends, solving the mystery of a reality show star gone missing, or finding Santa’s list before Christmas arrives. (Insider Tip: Take the challenge with a group of 6-8 people. Not only will you increase the fun, but you will also increase your chances of escaping.)
Discover local finds and the freshest produce at the Farmer’s Market at Imperial every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stroll past tables where farmers and local artisans showcase their freshest vegetables and fruits as well as goods like succulents, canned jellies and homemade cheeses. Come hungry because food truck vendors also set up shop during the market—featuring lobster rolls, tacos, Italian ices and more.
Whether you only have a few hours or several days to stay and play in Sugar Land this summer, there are plenty of fun things to do. Don’t forget to take advantage of the summer savings pass by staying overnight and visiting all four Sugar Land attractions  and watch the savings add up. Click here to search all events taking place in Sugar Land this summer.

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