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Special Events and Programs

There's something for everyone!

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November

Stephen F. Austin's Birthday Celebration

Friday, November 2nd, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Designed for school groups, this free event is open to everyone. Visit costumed interpretators to learn stories of Austin's life and times in early Texas. See and learn how old handcrafts were performed. This event is regimented and mostly hands-on. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.  

Pollinator Palooza 

Saturday, November 3rd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.:Spend the day at Quintana Beach County Park learning the ins and outs of local butterflies, bees, and other local creatures. Including a walk-in butterfly enclosure, kids crafts and activities, caterpillar and chrysalis exhibits, and a visit from the Brazoria County Beekeepers with a live hive display and local honey for sale. For any questions, please call the park at 979-233-1461. 

Kids' Fishfest at Bass Pro Shops

Saturday, November 3rd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Come for a great time learning to fish. and trying your luck in the stocked pond. Poles will be provided while supplies last. or you can bring your own. Bass Pro Shops will provide the bait. and Texas Parks and Wildlife will provide the Angler Education. For information call  Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.com

Trail Days at Brazoria County Parks

Thursday, November 15th, 8 a.m. to noon: If you're looking to give back to your community, and happen to find yourself free on Thursday mornings, we'll be out at our various parks every third Thursday of the month working to build and re-build the trails there. This is a great chance to meet new people and get some exercise. For more information (including location), and to register, contact Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

Fall Paddling Event #3

Saturday, November 17th, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddler's Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Our route for this paddling event begins at Dunbar Park in Lake Jackson. We will travel down Oyster Creek towards Brazosport College. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. Great for families and first time paddlers. For information or reservations call Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

December

Winter Paddling Event #1

Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 9 a.m. to noon: Come join the Brazoria Paddler's Club as they hold a paddling event on one of the waterways in Brazoria County. Bring your own boat or borrow one of ours. We will be leaving from, and returning to, the Camp Mohawk County Park boat ramp.  For information or reservations call (979)864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.

Trail Days at Brazoria County Parks

Thursday, December 20th, 8 a.m. to noon: If you're looking to give back to your community, and happen to find yourself free on Thursday mornings, we'll be out at our various parks every third Thursday of the month working to build and re-build the trails there. This is a great chance to meet new people and get some exercise. For more information (including location), and to register, contact Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or at mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

January

History Talks: Simon and Greenberry-Blacksmith, Gambler, Gardner, and Slave

Sunday, January 13th, 2 to 5 p.m.: The unlikely heroes of this discussion are notable not for their stations, but for who they became given the situations and resource that came to hand. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965. 

Dunes Day

Saturday, January 19th, 2019, 9 a.m. to noon: Volunteers meet at Surfside Beach to rebuild, restore, and strengthen our dunes. For information  call  Mike Mullenweg at 979-864-1152, or email him mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

February

History Talks: Unrequited Love in Colonial Texas

Sunday, Feb. 10th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Join in as staff discuss amorous conquests, misadventures, and hopeless quagmires in the social realm of early Texas.  Bring a date; this is a novel early Valentine’s Day experience. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.

 Winter Paddling Event #3

Saturday, Feb. 16th, 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. Location to be announced at a later date. For information or reservations call 979-864-1152 or email mikem@brazoria-county.com.

 

March

History Talks: Ward of the State

Sunday, March 10th, 2 to 5 p.m.: Discover the chain of events leading to Stephen F. Austin taking an involuntary respite as a guest of the government in 1833-34.  We will discuss the implications his sojourn as a ward of the state held for his public aspirations, private life, and for Texas at large. For more information, call the Stephen F. Austin park at 979-849-5965.