An amazing afternoon of fun and entertainment awaits at Bayou Bend Family Days! Activities, music, craft workshops, demonstrations, performances, giveaways, and more abound throughout the gardens and the historic mansion. Enjoy tours of the first floor of the house, hosted by volunteers from Houston Junior Woman’s Club. 

This event is rain or shine! Please note: The Houston Marathon course on Memorial Drive is cleared by 1:15 p.m. Bayou Bend parking is available for Family Day attendees via Westcott Street north of Memorial Drive.

► Theme: African American Heritage
Participate in programs and activities that honor the rich cultural heritage of African Americans.

This event is free! Drop in to participate. Last admission is at 4:30 p.m. 


Education programs at Bayou Bend receive generous funding from Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Mr. William J. Hill; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Susie and Mel Glasscock; Susan Vaughan Foundation; The Americana Foundation; Frost Bank; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; The Powell Foundation; and Pat and Dee Osborne.

The education programs also receive endowment income from funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard and Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate.