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Explore Pearland in 2024 with this curated list of 24 things to do! 

From local events to hidden gems, discover the best that Pearland has to offer throughout the year. 

Arts, Culture, and History 

Follow the Pear-Scape Trail 

Find and document the 23 unique Pear-Scape Trail sculptures across town with your free digital passport. 

Visit a Historic Cemetery 

The original community graveyard for the city of Pearland that can be toured during regular Pearland park hours.

Take Photos on the Pearland Mural Tour 

Discover the perfect backdrop for your next photo shoot or selfie session at one of the many indoor and outdoor mural locations on the Pearland Mural Tour. 

Explore the Sri Meenakshi Temple 

The Sri Meenakshi Temple is the only one of its kind outside of India dedicated to Meenakshi, the goddess of marriage. Beyond being a notable religious center, the temple offers a captivating way to discover and experience Hindu culture. 

Get Outside 

Go Birdwatching 

Located within the Clear Lake Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Pearland covers about 50 square miles of land that includes many habitats that you’ll find along the inner Gulf Coast, which makes the list of birds you can see just in one visit is long and varied. 

Walk the Trails 

Enjoy a rejuvenating hike on one of Pearland’s serene trails where you’ll find paved walkways and interpretive signage, family-friendly play areas, and picturesque picnic spots.  

Play at the Ed Thompson Inclusive Park 

Visit Pearland’s very first all-inclusive playground, the Ed Thompson Inclusive Park, for an array of accessible structures, including slides, swings, balance beams, and sensory play environments. The 9,200-square-foot playground embraces all abilities and commits to accessible play and learning for children from every walk of life. 

Visit the Whitaker Family Farm 

Book a visit to Whittaker Family Farm and get up close and personal with goats, hogs, rabbits, and more. 

Live Entertainment 

Meet the King of Rock and Roll

King Music Fest takes to the Hilton Garden Inn Houston-Pearland stage June 13 through 15 for the 2024 edition of their beloved annual event.

King Music Fest has taken Texas by storm with its jam-packed, multi-day schedule transporting guests back in time with quality crooners and non-stop entertainment and is celebrating its fourth year showcasing some of the best Elvis tribute-performers from across the country with a big move to Pearland.

Dance the Day Away at Concierto Inolvidable Featuring La Mafia

See five-time Grammy Award-winning La Mafia at Independence Park in Pearland on Saturday, April 27. 

Enjoy Dinner and a Show

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night eats in Pearland come with a side of live music and good times, and restaurants like Hometown Sports Bar and Grill, Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen, and Grace Pizza and Shakes host artists from across the state of Texas on their stages regularly.   

Grab a Pint and a Hear a Tune

Sit back with a craft beer at Vallensons’ Brewing Company, Saloon Door West, or Rob Ray’s Taproom and enjoy live music from area musicians most weekends in Pearland.

See a Play at the Pearl Theater 

The Pearl Theater turns the spotlight towards the art of theater and storytelling with productions scheduled throughout the year.

Food and Beverage  

Tour Texas Barbecue 

Don’t miss out on lunch at one, or more, of Pearland’s must-try barbecue destinations. Killen’s Barbecue put Pearland on the Texas-barbecue map with their giant beef ribs, tender brisket, and famous sides, and was awarded Best Restaurant in a big market by the Texas Travel Awards for 2024. Big Horn BBQ is located right off of Texas State Highway 288 for easy access to Big Horn favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Central Texas BBQ is a Texas Historical Commission designated a Texas Treasure Business that has served up hickory-smoked goodness and indulgent desserts in Pearland over four generations since 1969.

Roll Out of Bed and Into Brunch

Roll out of your cozy hotel bed and right into one of Pearland’s brunch-tastic local restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for mimosas and avocado toast, chicken and waffles, or a build-your-own michelada bar, you can truly have it all.

Register for the Pearland International Cuisine Trail 

Take a trip across the globe with a taste of the distinct cultures that make Pearland one of the most diverse and delicious cities in Texas.

Fancy Up with a High Tea Service

Pinkies out at Four Friends Tea Room and Gifts with fine china and silver, specialty teas, and scrumptious snacks.

Take on Pearland’s Biggest Breakfast Taco Challenge

Hungry yet? The Box Bakery and Kitchen is famous for their five-pound breakfast taco challenge.

Support Small at Pearland Restaurant Weeks

Indulge in Pearland’s flourishing culinary scene with Pearland Restaurant Weeks in November, featuring curated menus and specialty offerings from Pearland’s most inspiring and delicious restaurants.

Shopping  

Register for the Visitor Savings Pass

Discover the best deals and discounts from a variety of locally owned boutique and antique shops located across the city with the Pearland Visitor Savings Pass.

Hop Between Pearland Boutique Shops

The Pearland Boutique Shop and Hop is held annually the day before Mother’s Day and the last Saturday of October at locally owned boutiques across the city. Gather your shopping buddies and join Pearland boutiques for drinks, snacks, and incredible shopping while exploring the city and completing your #PearlandBoutiqueShopHop passport.

Get Your Game On

Geeks, comic lovers, and gamers unite in Pearland where technology meets tabletop and everything in between. Master your Pokémon training every Friday at Pearland Town Center’s SpudsTCG, plan an e-sports event at Valhallan, or stop by one of the Gamers’ Flea Markets at Montag’s Games. And every day is new comic day in Pearland with Arkham Comics’ wealth of books and comic wisdom.

Treasure Hunt at Antique Stores

Find hidden treasures at Antiques Beads and Crafty People and Brows’ Aroun’ Antiques, then head over to Cole’s Antique Village and Market for both excellent shopping and tasty treats from the Comida Food Truck Park. On the hunt for a special statement piece? Brooke’s Boutique is a stylish, upscale consignment store with lightly loved and like new designer handbags, jewelry, and clothing.

Shop Till You Drop at the Pearland Town Center 

The Pearland Town Center is an open-air lifestyle mall featuring over 75 specialty stores and a variety of restaurants to fuel your shopping experience. It’s the perfect starting point for your weekend escape with nearby hotels and a busy events pavilion.