Your Summer Guide to Magnolia TX

Looking for something to do this summer in Magnolia TX? Our Summer Guide has ideas for everyone! Now that summer is here, you may be thinking it’s time to head out of town. Magnolia TX has so much to offer that you don’t need to leave the area to have a great time. Located just north of Houston, Magnolia offers visitors nature trails, shopping and dining opportunities, as well as recreation activities like golfing and swimming. Explore everything Magnolia TX has to offer right here in our Summer Guide. There are endless things you can do this summer, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you below.

Closest Waterpark in Magnolia TX

Forest Oasis Waterpark - This waterpark is a great place to cool off during the summer. It features massive pools, a nice lazy river, amazing food selection and friendly staff members.

Address: 2311 N Millbend Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, United States

Favorite Splash Pads in Magnolia TX

Unity Park - This park offers a wide range of amenities, including a splash pad, walking trails, tennis courts, bbq pits and volley courts.

Address: 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia, TX 77355, United States

Favorite Parks in Magnolia TX

Unity Park
You can enjoy 2 1/2 miles of walking trails here along with plant & wildlife wetlands, a skate park, volleyball court, and horse shoe pit. There’s a playground & splash pad for the kids too!

Address: 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia, TX 77355, United States

Sullivan Park
This is a Waterfront park featuring shaded playgrounds, colorful splash pad, picnic pavilion & boat dock.

Address: Magnolia, TX 77355, United States

Zube Park
This place is actually 3 parks in 1 and is the ultimate outdoor day of fun destination. They offer free train rides, a pavilion filled with work out equipment, a playground, and a brand new splash pad. Your furry friends are welcome to join you here!
Address: 17560 Roberts Rd, Hockley, TX 77447, United States

Smooth Stream Park
A very interesting park that’s great for kids. Their playground equipment is new and innovative, and includes obstacle course and other challenges that encourage learning & creative thinking. It sits on a small lake so the views are lovely here!
Address: Tomball, TX 77375, United States

Burroughs Park
A 320 acre park with extensive walking trails and multiple playgrounds. There’s a gated dog park as well as a 7 acre lake for fishing. The lake features a large boardwalk so you can walk out and take in the scenery!

Address: 9738 Hufsmith Rd, Tomball, TX 77375, United States

Rob Fleming Aquatic Park
This park has a huge stone & wood pavilion, multiple picnic tables with barbecues, playgrounds, and overlooks a small lake. And right next door is the Rob Fleming Aquatic center where you can float the lazy river, go on multiple fun slides, and swim all day for only $18 for adults & $10 for small children!

Address: 6535 Creekside Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77389, United States

3 Food Trucks to Check Out in Magnolia TX

Sauced Up- Quick, friendly service and delicious food characterize this pizzeria. The people are friendly and the pizza is very good. Free drinks are offered to customers.

Address: 36825 FM 1774, Magnolia, TX 77355, United States

Filipin Tex (Food Truck) - The food is always delicious and unique, and the owner is super friendly. The beef brisket, pulled pork, and lumpia are amazing. The restaurant makes its own sauces, grows its own peppers, and partners with Twisted Acre Brewery.

Address: 32127 TX-249 E, Pinehurst, TX 77362, United States

Taqueria El Pichon #2 -If you're looking for a place that serves real street tacos, Taqueria El Pichon #2 is the place to go. The cooks prepare your food when you order so you're guaranteed freshness and quality ingredients. Prices are very reasonable.

Address: 30503 Misty Meadow Dr, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Day Trips to Not Miss Out On in Magnolia TX

Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures: This is so much more than just a water par. On top of having a variety of fun & colorful slides, a wave pool, and the largest lazy river in the Houston area, they also have a floating challenge course in the middle of the lake, an areal adventure course, ziplines, rock walls, archery, axe throwing, and more. You can even interact with baby alligators and feed tortoises.

Address: 23101 TX-242, New Caney, TX 77357, United States

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm: This scenic hillside farm grows aromatic lavender that you can cut & take home during cutting season. They make a variety of amazing lavender concoctions like lavender tea, lavender blueberry ice cream, lavender white chocolate ice cream, lavender cookies, and more. They have a gift shop where you can purchase lavender infused bath & body products, as well as other hand crafted items. There’s also miniature goats on the land that are too cute.

Address: 2250 Dillard Rd, Brenham, TX 77833, United States

Windy Winery: I know a winery may not sound like a family activity, but I can assure you that you and your kids will have a blast here. The winery & vineyard itself is just gorgeous & full of scenic views, and in the Summer they have blue bonnets blooming throughout the property. The kids will love getting to pic their own grapes & smash them themselves with their feet. Be sure to say hi to Jada & Silver, the vineyard dogs that are always there.

Address: 4232 Clover Rd, Brenham, TX 77833, United States

Houston Museum of Natural Science: With a variety of permanent exhibitions & interchanging ones as well, you’ll be entertained all day. It’s home to the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Dinosaur Hall, the planetarium, and I-Max theatre, Hall of African Wildlife, and a few more interesting exhibits. Make sure to check their website for different events and featured exhibits.

Address: 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United State

Closest Public Bodies of Water in Magnolia TX

Lake Cecil - Lake is a favorite of visitors who take advantage of its picturesque views, which offer a respite from the area's flat terrain. The lake is also known for its excellent fishing.

Address: Texas 77355, USA

Kachel Lake - The reservoir features a popular location for fishing.

Address: Texas 77355, USA

Mill Creek- It offers a nice weekend retreat, with scenic hiking trails and a variety of activities to enjoy.

Address: Texas, USA

Lake Conroe - This is a 22,000-acre lake with 157 miles of shoreline. Popular for boating and fishing, the lake is surrounded by pine forests and luxury houses.

Address: Montgomery Texas, USA

Events to Not Miss in Magnolia TX

When:Fri, Jul 22, 6:00 – 8:00 PM CDT
Where: Deacon Baldy's Bar & Food Trucks
5447 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX, United States

Ladies Wine & Nine Friday
When:Fri, Jul 22, 2:00 PM CDT
Where: Lake Windcrest Golf Club
10941 Clubhouse Cir, Magnolia, TX, United States

Spindle Tree parkrun
When: Sat, Jul 23, 7:30 AM – 11:00 PM CDT
Where: Spindle Tree Jogging Trail
Springtime Creek Dr, Magnolia, TX, United States

Christmas in July
When:Sun, Jul 24, 12:00 PM CDT
Where: Deacon Baldy's Bar & Food Trucks
5447 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX, United States

Farmer's Market on Tamina
When: Sat, Jul 23, 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Where: Farmer's Market on Tamina
32907 Tamina Rd, Magnolia, TX, United States

Kadima Women's Self-Defense Class | Free with RSVP
When:Sat, Jul 23, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
32818 Tamina Rd, Magnolia, TX, United States

Family Storytime @ Magnolia Branch
When: Wed, Jul 27, 9:00 – 9:30 AM CDT
Where: Malcolm Purvis Library
510 Melton St, Magnolia, TX, United States

Our Favorite Calendar For Events :: Link.

Best Places to Escape the Heat

Movie Theater

Tomball PREMIERE LUX 7 - Convenient neighborhood theater offers reclining seats, arcade, restrooms, budget-friendly prices, and clean surroundings.

Address: 28497 Tomball Pkwy, Tomball, TX 77375, United States

Arcade/Event Center

The Springs Event Venue - Attractive site with multiple rooms and outdoor options. A highly recommended choice for your events, with an elegant hall and an outdoor area filled with nature and pretty views.

Address: 33301 Old Hempstead Rd, Magnolia, TX 77355, United States

Magnolia Bells- The grounds at Magnolia Bells are beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained. The staff and management are extremely flexible, knowledgeable, and caring. They went out of their way to ensure that we understood all the services they provide.

Address: 699 FM 1486, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Magnolia Event Center- The atmosphere is conducive to comfort and relaxation. There is ample space for you to host your event with adequate privacy.

Address: 11659 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

The Meekermark- Great outdoor or indoor venue with a lot of spaces that can be used for games, to add personalized decorations and more.

21156 Karen-Switch Rd, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Magnolia Meadows- A perfect place for wedding receptions and birthday parties, the location features beautifully landscaped grounds with a small pond and a reception area. Experienced staff will help you plan a wonderful event that is sure to impress!

32745 Dobbin-Huffsmith Rd, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Mall/Shopping Center

Old Magnolia Dollar Tree

Address:17685 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Vintage Square

Address:11902 Farm to Market Rd 1488, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Woodwind Place

Address:28030 FM2978, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Durango Creek Plaza

Address:6622 Durango Creek Dr, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Westwood Village

Address: 32858-33030, FM2978, Magnolia, TX 77354, United States

Other blog posts to explore: 

  • What is the weather like in Magnolia TX | Link
  • My five favorite day trips from Magnolia TX | Link
  • Things to do in Magnolia TX | Link
  • Magnolia TX relocation guide | Link
  • Family friendly and kid friendly neighborhoods of Magnolia TX | Link

Wrapping Up

There is so much to do in and around Magnolia TX. We might have missed some favorites, so be sure to share with us any new finds. You can email us, leave a comment below, or tag us on Instagram! @jordanschilleci and @byjoandco


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