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Missouri City’s Community Night Out set for Oct. 7 & 8

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Community Night Out festival!

Don’t miss the 2nd Annual Community Night Out festival!

FORT BEND – As the area recovers and rebuilds from Hurricane Harvey, Missouri City is finalizing plans to celebrate the unity of its citizens at the Second Annual Community Night Out Weekend festival on Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8 at the City Hall Complex, 1522 Texas Pkwy.
In addition to welcoming a lineup of world-renowned musicians, including four-time Grammy Award Winner Wayne Toups and Jazz Legend Kim Waters, the FREE two-day event will educate and engage residents and visitors through a first-time cultural festival and health fair, food trucks with global fare, music, children’s activities, and outreach initiatives.
“This two-day festival is dedicated to the citizens in recognition of their unwavering commitment to making sure our City is strong and sustainable,” said City Manager Anthony J. Snipes. “Council and staff are very proud to serve this close-knit community that is recognized as one of America’s best and we know that we can count on our residents to weather any storm.”
Snipes added that in light of the outpouring of support the City received from citizens and businesses during Hurricane Harvey, “we are looking forward to saluting them during this special community unity event.”
In partnership with H-E-B, the City will host free drawings for $100 grocery cards during the festival. Tickets will be available for guests at the City Hall Complex; individuals must be present to win.
On Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., guests will sway their way through live performances by Waters, and other national and regional artists: Kyle Turner (Jazz), Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws (Zydeco), and Coffey Anderson (Country).
Festivities will also include a spectacular laser show, food trucks, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, face painting, public safety apparatus, event booths and more. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure a spot to watch the day’s live entertainment and to bring their own lawn chairs.
Then, on Sunday, from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the City will showcase its First Annual Cultural Festival and Health Fair. Guests will be able to visit with medical professionals from around the region and receive FREE immunizations, and screenings for dental, vision, speech/language, height/weight, blood pressure, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The inaugural Cultural Festival will provide participants an opportunity to immerse themselves in a global array of food, music and art. Live music entertainment will feature four-time Grammy Award winner Wayne Toups (Zydeco), the Conrad Johnson Orchestra, and Karen Briggs (Jazz).
The 2nd Annual Community Night Out weekend is an initiative of the City of Missouri City and its 501c3 Missouri City Parks Foundation. It is sponsored by the following partners:
Motorists can expect traffic delays along the Texas Parkway/Cartwright Road corridors on both days. There will also be limited grass parking available in the lawn area across the street from City Hall behind the new Houston Community College campus. Traffic will be diverted to Thurgood Marshall High School once the lawn parking area is full.
While staff will be spraying the City Hall complex with insect repellent prior to the Community Night Out events, residents are still encouraged to use their own and to wear appropriate clothing to avoid mosquitoes.
Volunteer opportunities are still available for both festivals; interested individuals may contact Media Relations Specialist Cory Stottlemyer at 281.403.8532 or fill out a volunteer application on the City Website.
For updates, please watch the City website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat—@MissouriCityTX and watch Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse).

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