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Creekfest in Spring, Texas: So Much Fun!

I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include art, traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

Creekfest Dancers

Creekfest Dancers

Creekfest

My husband and I attended the annual Creekfest in Spring, Texas. The date of this free fun event in 2016 was October 1st. It was the sixth time that they have produced this festival, and it was simply superb!

The grounds are beautifully landscaped and contain many buildings that service the northwest part of the Houston metro area in Spring, Texas.

All of these buildings serve multiple functions. According to their website, over 160 non-profit entities use the various spaces throughout the year.

Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center

The Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center are there.

Also on the grounds is a state of the art performance facility and concert hall called The Centrum. Since 1997 they have been filling the 881 seats of the Centrum with people listening to all types of performances, including the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Reportedly the acoustics are stellar! Attendees can view performances from the ground level and also the balcony. Reasonably priced tickets enable people to see everything from acrobatics to folk music and more.

Other Buildings On-Site

The Forum is also an acoustically excellent space used for church services as well as lectures and other activities. It seats a total of 378 people on two levels.

Prearranged weddings can take place in the Centrum, the Forum, the small chapel on the grounds, or the beautifully landscaped outdoor areas if desired.

The 13,000 square foot building housing the Youth and Children’s Education Center host all kinds of non-profit groups, including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc. that meet there.

The Annex is where my husband and I recently attended a model train show. It is a large gymnasium that has a kitchen, classrooms, and meeting rooms. For Creekfest, this Annex room had items for sale as well as interactive exhibits.

Creekfest indoor booths with items for sale

Creekfest indoor booths with items for sale

Filling The Needs of The Community

Cypress Creek Christian Preschool is on-site, and a fenced-in outdoor playground is there for the little tykes.

An Interface-Samaritan Counseling Center is there, and people are served with professional counseling services irrespective of ability to pay.

Across a side street from this multi-structure campus is the Barbara Bush Library. It had special Creekfest activities going on inside this lovely building.

Adjacent to the Barbara Bush Library is the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. They also had activities inside as well as outside of the museum.

It is good to know that spiritual, as well as cultural, educational, and social needs of people, can all be serviced in this one location. I like the idea of using buildings for multiple purposes, such as the ones utilized here.

Annual One-Day Event

Creekfest is only a one-day event, but it undoubtedly takes much planning in advance to bring to fruition.

An outdoor 5K and 1K Creekfest Color The Creek family walk/run began at 8, and 8:30 am with registration for those races taking place at 7 am. The festival grounds opened to the public at 9 am and continued until 4 pm.

Chalk art onsite began at 9 am with different areas set aside for competitors. Several school groups took part in this as well as individuals. It was fun to see children trying their hand at creating some chalk art.

Many Different Activities

We arrived after the opening, and flag ceremonies at 10 am. It was at that same time of day when the Blessing of the Animals took place as well as a Library Art Hunt. The little “Choo Choo Train” started operating, and people could try their luck with the Climbing Wall on site.

Different things were happening on a tented stage, and we watched some of the Houston Aztec Dance and Drum performance. We saw some Spring Klein Jazzercise following the Houston Aztec Dancing & Drum performance.

What my husband and I were most interested in viewing was the Dog Costume Contest among the many other performances that day. There were adults as well as a kid entry, and we enjoyed seeing how the contestants dressed themselves as well as their canine companions. The little mermaid outfit was the grand prize winner. It was cute from all angles.

Art, Food, and More

Local artists had displays of their work in booths hoping to make some sales that day.

No one had to depart this festival scene hungry because there were several food trucks on site. One even offered doggie treats! Many people, in addition to those taking part in the dog costume contest, had their pets with them that day. Creekfest was a real family-friendly event. Even the furry friends seemed to be enjoying it.

Tables and chairs were set up in indoor as well as outdoor locations, making it easy for people to enjoy any food purchases or to rest.

Offsite in the adjacent Collins Park were Boy Scouts teaching people about safety factors in canoeing. Then for those interested, canoe trips were being offered on Cypress Creek.

An area near the back parking lot of these many campus buildings was an outdoor gymnastic area set up for kids. Nearby was the petting zoo. We got a kick out of watching the kids and their families enjoying the petting zoo. Watching animals was also fun. Note the photo that I captured of a little pig giving a kiss to a nearby sheep!

Annual Free Event!

As you can probably tell, this annual festival offers many different activities, and the best part of it is that it is free. Attendees have to pick and choose among the various offerings in this one-day event because it is impossible to do it all. It gives a person a reason to return in the following years.

The location of this multi-structure campus and the site of Creekfest is 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Texas 77379.

Update:

Since Hurricane Harvey, the Creekfest was put on hold. According to their Facebook page, it is due to several of the participating organizations still being in recovery mode. Now, because of the coronavirus pandemic, many gatherings like this are not happening.

Hopefully, in years ahead, Creekfest will once again bring families and friends together for a day of fun and festivities. I am sure that everyone involved wants that to happen as soon as possible.

Reference Sources:

Spring, Texas

Creekfest

Cypress Creek Christian Church

The Centrum

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

Barbara Bush Library

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Peggy Woods

Comments

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 26, 2020:

Hi Devika,

I am glad that you liked learning about Creekfest. Except now during COVID, we have many different types of festivals celebrating all kinds of things, including cultural ones from around the world. Many of them have been canceled during this pandemic. Hopefully, in the years ahead we will be able to enjoy them once again.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 26, 2020:

I have never been to a fest and this sounds so much of fun. I wish to go to many events unfortunately, not for now. You write interesting hubs and lots to learn from your side of the world. The tours you share with us is of many events and of the historical events.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 16, 2020:

Hi Liz,

That would be wonderful if events like this can start taking place once again. Thanks for your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 16, 2020:

Hi Bill,

Sometimes being around people who are all having so much fun is an entertaining thing to do. That dog show was a highlight for us. I am still smiling when I think of it.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2020:

Hi Lorna,

I am sure that someday this festival will be resumed. Many that were scheduled for this year have been delayed or eliminated because of the pandemic. It will be fantastic when things can get back to normal.

Liz Westwood from UK on April 15, 2020:

This sounds like a good event to put in your diary. I hope that by the autumn, normality will have returned and Creekfest can happen.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 15, 2020:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

I am sure we will be able to get back to enjoying festivals like this in the future. Stay well! In the meantime, we can enjoy memories of events like this.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 15, 2020:

I'm sure Bev and I would go to that if we were there, even though I hate crowds. It looks like a fantastic event for sure.

Lorna Lamon on April 15, 2020:

A wonderful diverse festival Peggy which everyone can enjoy. I love festival's, in particular those where artist's have an opportunity to display their work or music. The Dog costume event would have be hilarious, and a petting zoo is a great way for kids to get up close to the animals.

It's so sad that due to the hurricane the event has been put on hold, however, when everything returns to normal, there will be so much to look forward to. I loved this visit Peggy and your photos are heartwarming.

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 14, 2020:

This is exactly the type of event I’d like to attend with the crafts. The blessing of the animals and even the stuffed animals is so adorable. I miss community gatherings like this during the pandemic.