Upper Brazos Basin
- The Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department has curated a fun list of virtual events that anyone can enjoy! There are cooking shows, craft kits and virtual escape rooms. There are also curbside crafts available with Crafts at Trejo, where craft kits are available via curbside Monday and Wednesdays from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Maggie Trejo Supercenter located at 3200 Amherst Avenue. Please go to https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/parks-recreation/virtual-programming for more information and more activities.
- August 8: ABILENE – Mother and Son Dance Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center at 1100 N 6th Street, Abilene. Sons from the ages of 3 - 13 and their moms and/or mother figures are welcome to a Mother and Son dance at the Abilene Convention Center! Tickets are $12 per person. To register for the dance online, click here. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door, and ticket sales will end on Friday, August 7, at 4 p.m.
The city of Abilene is taking necessary precautions to look out for the wellbeing of both attendees and the staff. The Abilene Convention Center requires everyone to wear masks during the event, excluding when attendees are eating their food at their tables. There will also be a handful of cleaning stations throughout the exhibit hall to help keep hands sanitized.
Central Brazos Basin
- Waco’s Parks and Recreation Department has just launched RECess, a new interactive experience that offers virtual recreational activities for the whole family. Each week has a new lineup of activities, from making your own lava lamp, painting ladybug rocks, learning how to recycle a T-shirt into a tote bag, and there are online guides for fitness for kids! Click here for more information.
- August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27: TEMPLE – Farmer’s Market, 7 a.m. to noon at West Temple Park AT 121 Montpark Road, Temple. Shop from local vendors and pick up some delicious produce. Safety precautions will be enforced.
Lower Brazos Basin
- The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department has curated a list of activities to keep you engaged while some of their park facilities stay closed. Enjoy a peaceful moment at the Brazos River Park, bring out your creative side with free coloring pages or try a nature scavenger hunt! To access these free activities, click here.
Other Virtual Opportunities
- With this hot, Texas weather, try making these delicious popsicles! There are different recipes for different flavors, like fruit and yogurt, cake batter, orange cream and more. Click here for the recipes.
- You can travel across our great state of Texas without leaving your living room! Travel Texas curated Texan virtual experiences that anyone will enjoy. From enjoying recorded live concerts in Austin to visiting the Space Center Houston, there are plenty of Texan experiences for the whole family. Click here for the tours.
- The Exploratorium offers free online events and experiences that anyone can enjoy! There is even a special “Science of Food: Water” section that explores the importance of water in our everyday lives. Enjoy their wide variety of activities by clicking here.
- Interested in taking a tour of Buckingham Palace? With this tour, you can see exclusive videos of Her Majesty’s garden parties and her Corgis. Visit the beautiful rooms of Buckingham Palace by clicking here.
- Want to learn how to make a face shield out of a Krispy Kreme Box? Or make a DIY cardboard bubble machine? Interesting Engineering offers a vast library of educational videos, virtual tours and exciting articles on their website.
- Explore the amazing world of science with a range of experiments, free games, facts, quizzes, science fair projects and educational videos. Visit https://sciencekids.co.nz for more information.
- Town and Country Magazine offers a comprehensive list of breathtaking virtual tours of iconic museums and beautiful castles. Click here to access their list of fun virtual experiences from across the world.