April 2017 – What’s Kickin’ in Katy

By Cyd Wright –

2017 is flying by, which means that the month of May  will certainly be a real blast. From plenty of activities both indoors and out, there is a little something for everyone to check out. Grab your family, friends and even your dog, and take time to check out all that is kickin’ in Katy this month!


May 2nd

National Teacher Appreciation Day

Take time to thank a teacher today!


May 4th

National Day of Prayer

7 pm

Leonard E. Merrell Center

6301 South Stadium Lane

This annual observance invites people of all faiths to pray for our nation. Everyone is encouraged to come together as prayers are lifted up for the United States and its leaders. For more details, visit www.merrellcenter.org or www.nationaldayofprayer.org.


May 5th

Bingo de Mayo

6:30 – 9:30 pm

Marriott Energy Corridor Hotel

16011 Katy Freeway

Join this evening of fun complete with 12 Bingo squares, a silent auction, fajitas and pie. A portion of the proceeds support Texas Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased in advance.  For more details, visit www.proudpie.com or call 281-392-2203.


May 6th

Katy Doggie Derby

9 am – Noon

City of Katy Dog Park

5418 Franz Road

The Katy Doggie Derby will bring the fun and pageantry of the Kentucky Derby to the Katy Dog Park. This event will be filled with games and activities for dogs and their companions.  Donations will be accepted to support local shelters. Visit www.cityofkaty.com for more details.


May 6th

Election Day

Visit www.votetexas.gov or www.katyisd.org for more information on voting, polling locations and times.


May 12th

Katy ISD Volunteers  In Public Schools Breakfast

8:30 – 10:30 am

Leonard E. Merrell Center

6301 South Stadium Lane

The Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) Celebration salutes the time and talents of over 22,000 volunteers who make up the heartbeat of Katy ISD’s Partners in Education programs. Along with breakfast, student entertainment and a keynote speaker, the event culminates with the recognition of each campus “Volunteer of the Year” revealed by entertaining video announcements from campus principals. To RSVP, visit www.katyisd.org or contact Martha Brown at 291-396-2468.


May 14th

Mother’s Day

May 21st

Typhoon Texas Kids Triathlon

6:45 am – 2 pm

Typhoon Texas

555 South Katy Fort Bend Road

Be part of the largest kids’ triathlon in the world! Short and long courses are offered, and the event is limited to the first 1,000 kids. Registration and more information is available at www.typhoontexaskidstri.com.


May 29th

Memorial Day