Culture and Entertainment
Fairs, Festivals and Events
The Conroe area hosts a wide variety of traditional and unique festivals, fairs and events throughout the year. Many of these events will bring you together with the Conroe family for fun and entertainment. These events include the: Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo; Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival; Truck or Treat Halloween Family Food Festival; Bark in the Park Dog Walk; Hou-ATX BBQ Throwdown; and more. (For a complete, up-to-date list of events, please Click Here or visit the Montgomery County Fair Association.)
Each fall, Montgomery County steps back in time as home to the immensely popular Texas Renaissance Festival, depicting the life and times of King Henry VIII. The festival runs from October to November each year and hosts an abundance of entertainment and camping and can be utilized as a wedding venue.
The Crighton Theatre, a non-profit Performing Arts Center, built in 1934 and restore in 1976, is a historic venue located in the heart of Conroe. The Crighton Community Theatre presents a full season of productions including Willy Wonka, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Hello, Dolly!, and more. Productions are presented by: Stage Right Productions, Montgomery County Performing Arts Society, and the Sounds of Texas Music series.
Also located in downtown Conroe, offering year-round live performing arts events for production and/or presentation, is the Owen Theatre. The theatre is a soft seat venue housed in a historic building and home to The Players Theatre Company.
Interested in Art? Visit the Conroe Art League. The Conroe Art League provides
classes and competitions throughout the year and is host to The Conroe Art League
National Invitational Show and a Fall Art Show.
The history of Montgomery County, Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag, is chronicled in the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County featuring permanent and traveling exhibits. For further study, the new Montgomery County Central Library has a large collection of local history books and Texana and holds the 4th largest genealogical section in Texas.
On April 21, 2011 a dedication ceremony was held for the new Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park on what was the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. The 13 flags that were flown during the Texas Revolution are on display as well as the “Texian” statue.
Music, Shopping and More
The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, Conroe Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Friends of the Symphony all make up The Conroe Symphony, a non-profit community orchestra. The new season will be opening October 30, 2017 and will last through June 30, 2018. The orchestra is made-up of professionals and amateurs. Founded in 1997, their vision is to “be recognized as one of the outstanding community orchestras in the State of Texas”.
The Houstony Symphony and Houston Youth Symphony are located 40 miles south of Conroe, in Houston, Texas and offer a variety of subscription package offers.
Located in Conroe, Texas you will find the Scrap Yard Dawgs (NPF). In August, 2017, the Scrap Yard Dawgs won the 2017 Cowles Cup. You can catch a game for the Scrap Yard Dawgs during the summer.
Within an hour’s drive south of Conroe, there are many other teams to be rooted on. These comprise of:
- Houston Astros (MLB)
- Houston Texans (NFL)
- Houston Rockets (NBA)
- Houston Dynamo (MLS)
- Houston Dash (NWSL)
While in Houston, take a stroll down to the Museum District. Here, you will find many venues including: The Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Zoo, Hermann Park & Hermann Park Golf Course, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Asia Society Texas Center, Children’s Museum, Contemporary Arts Museum, Czech Center Museum, Guided Houston Art Tours, The Health Museum, Holocaust Museum, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston Museum of Natural Science, and many more.
There are many great boutiques in the Conroe area. Here is a short list of some of the boutique’s you will find in the heart of Conroe:
- Miss Behavin’ Boutique
- Hello Beautiful Boutique
- Mommy & Me Resale Boutique
- Shades of White Bridal Boutique
- Debra’s Boutique
- Rose Tree Cottage Boutique
- Cowtown Couture
- Cha Cha’s Boutique
- & MORE!
If you love local flavors, Conroe is the place to find a wide variety to satisfy any palate! Below, you will find a short list of some of the local restaurants located in Conroe:
- Vero Italian Kitchen
- Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish
- Mama Juanita’s Mexican Restaurant
- Baytown Seafood Restaurant
- Dosirak Korean Cafe
- 105 Cafe
- Red Brick Tavern
- Margarita’s Mexican Restaurant
- & MORE!
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, located in Montgomery County, is an outdoor amphitheater that provides Montgomery County and the Greater Houston Region with an array of performing arts and contemporary entertainment in a setting of unparalleled beauty. The Pavilion presents approximately 75 events, ranging in style from rock to classical, jazz to country, and modern opera to contemporary American Ballet.