Special Events

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Special Events and Programs for 2017

There's something for everyone!

event1

October

Fall Paddling Event 

Saturday, October 14th, 9 a.m. to noon-Come join the Small Watercraft Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. Paddling will take place on Chocolate Bayou.  For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1541 ext. 7 or email mikem@brazoria-county.net

EarthQuest Birds of Prey

Sunday, October 29th, 11 a.m. to noon-Head out to Quintana Beach County Park for a close, kid friendly look at beautiful birds including a falcon, a hawk, and an owl. Participants will learn about the birds' environments, and how we can responsibly interact with nature. Call Quintana Beach County Park for more information at 979-233-1461.

November

Stephen F. Austin Birthday Celebration

Thursday, November 2nd-Join volunteers and students at the Austin Statue at Hwy 288 and Hwy 35 for a celebration with historical characters, activities, exhibits, music, and refreshments (including a birthday cake!).This program is geared to school groups.  Free event sponsored by local groups.  For information, call the SF Austin-Munson Park at 979-248-5961.

Kid's Fishing Derby at San Luis Pass County Park

Saturday, November 4th, 9 a.m. to noon-Spend the morning learning the safe and fun way to fish and then head to our brand new “Kid’s Fishing Area” for your own fishing tournament. The fishing area has been stocked with over 4,000 fish for you to catch. Prizes awarded for biggest fish and other categories. For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1541 ext. 7, or email mikem@brazoria-county.net

Fall Paddling Event

Saturday, November 11th, 9 a.m. to noon-Come join the Small Watercraft Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. We will paddle from Dunbar Park straight through town to Brazosport College. The trip will be about seven miles in two and a half hours.  For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1541 ext. 7 or email mikem@brazoria-county.net.

December

Winter Paddling Event #1

Saturday, December 2nd, 9 a.m. to noon-Come join the Small Watercraft Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. Location TBA.  For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1541 ext. 7 or email mikem@brazoria-county.net.

January

Stephen F. Austin Funeral Reenactment

Saturday, January 6th, 2018-Take part in a unique event recreating the state funeral of the Father of Texas.  The event begins at 9 a.m. at the First Capitol Replica in West Columbia with political speeches and a musket volley, followed by a reception at the Columbia Historical Museum.  The event continues at noon at the Gulf Prairie Cemetery in Jones Creek with memorial speeches by Sam Houston, Anson Jones, and others, punctuated by a musket volley, Masonic funeral service, and a 23-round artillery salute. For information, call SF Austin-Munson Park at 979-248-5961.

Dunes Day

Saturday, January 20th, 9 a.m. to noon-Starting December 26th, 2018, Brazoria County Parks will begin accepting used Christmas trees. Volunteers will meet on Surfside Beach to rebuild, restore, and strengthen our dunes using the donated trees. For information call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1541 ext. 7 or email mikem@brazoria-county.net

Winter Paddling Event #2

Saturday, January 27th, 9 a.m. to noon-Come join the Small Watercraft Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. Location TBA.  For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1541 ext. 7 or email mikem@brazoria-county.net

February

Winter Paddling Event #3

Saturday, February 17th, 9 a.m. to noon-Come join the Small Watercraft Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. Location TBA.  For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1541 ext. 7 or email mikem@brazoria-county.net

March

Spring Paddling Event

Saturday, March 17th, 9 a.m. to noon-Come join the Small Watercraft Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. Location TBA.  For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1541 ext. 7 or email mikem@brazoria-county.net