Have you visited our Umbrella Alley?
The City of Baytown Tourism Division is proud to present the second addition to the Baytown Public Art Program: Umbrella Alley! This alley is located at 124 W Texas Avenue, Baytown, Texas. The mural that is going up on the walls is being completed by the Lee College Art Department and is still in progress. But that doesn't mean you still can't enjoy the beautiful umbrella canopy!

When you snap a photo of this whimsical alley and post it to social media be sure and use the hashtag #IHeartBaytown ! We love to see you enjoying the alley! Check out a few of these fantastic photos below.
Photography Credits: Liv's Looking Glass Photography (Left and Right Top) Eason Photography (Bottom Right)
Missing Football Season?
This year when summer begins, so does football season! The 2018 GHFCA Bayou Bowl will be held June 9th at Stallworth Stadium in Baytown starting at 7:00 pm. Houston area football all-stars gearing up for their first college games will represent their high schools one last time on the field. This will be an event for the whole family!
For more information, visit http://bayoubowl.org.

This year the Baytown Tourism Team has plenty of free tickets to give out to City of Baytown employees! Please email sabrina.martin@baytown.org with your name and the number of tickets you would like by Wednesday, May 20.
Baytown Little Theater Presents...
The Baytown Little Theaters summer musical has been announced, and we are so excited to see The Wizard of Oz this August at the Lee College Performing Art Center! To learn more about the BLT and their performances visit http://baytownlittletheater.org.
Pirates Bay Daily Admission Starts June 1
Pirates Bay Water Park will open for daily admission starting June 1! Come out and enjoy the 671 foot lazy river, tube slides, flow rider, wave pool, and so much more! Since last summer, TWO high intensity drop slides have been added to this awesome water park!

Thursday Night Dive In Movies at Pirates Bay!
Hidden Gems of Baytown!
The  Eddie V. Gray Wetlands and Recreation Center features a 900 square foot exhibit hall containing a variety of exciting educational live-animal and hands-on exhibits! Monday thru Saturday visitors are welcome to head inside and take a self-guided tour and enjoy all of the great amenities. An official site on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, and FREE to the public, the Wetlands Center aims to increase awareness, appreciation and understanding of wetlands, the environment and local cultural history. Exhibits feature baby alligators, a working beehive, nocturnal creatures, and more! The building is named after Eddie V. Gray, a local businessman and Baytown resident who first introduced the wetlands concept. Through grant partnerships and the City of Baytown, the abandoned building, formally a bowling alley, was purchased, restored and turned into the wetlands center. The Baytown Community has continued to enjoy its great benefits since 1998!
Need plans for July 3rd & 4th?
Visit Baytown Texas for our TWO day concert series at the annual July 3rd & 4th celebration at Bicentennial Park! Our music artists include Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx & Brent Brunson the #1 George Strait Tribute Artist. With the Ricky Davis Classic Band, Shane Smith and the Saints and Roger Creager. For more info: www.baytown.org/July4
More Summer Events
June 1: Legal Street Racing @ Houston Raceway Park

June 2: Nurture Nature Series @ Baytown Nature Center

June 8: Legal Street Racing @ Houston Raceway Park

June 9: Bayou Bowl @ Stallworth Stadium

June 14: Spiderman Homecoming Dive In Movie @ Pirates Bay Water Park

June 15: Legal Street Racing @ Houston Raceway Park

June 16: Houston Outlaw Drag Racing Series @ Houston Raceway Park

June 21: Pirates of the Caribbean Dive In Movie @ Pirates Bay Water Park

June 22: Legal Street Racing @ Houston Raceway Park

June 22: The Man of La Mancha @ Lee College Performing Arts Center

June 28: Wonder Woman Dive In Movie @ Pirates Bay Water Park

June 29: Legal Street Racing @ Houston Raceway Park

June 29: The Man of La Mancha @ Lee College Performing Arts Center

June 30: Free Historical Houses Tour @ Republic of Texas Plaza

June 30: Top Ten After Dark @ Houston Raceway Park

June 30: Full Moon Hike @ Baytown Nature Center

July 3 & 4: Independence Day Celebration @ Bicentennial Park

July 7: Christmas in July Baytown Trade Days @ Community Center

July 7: Nurture Nature Series: Kayaking @ Baytown Nature Center

July 14: LS Nationals @ Houston Raceway Park

On Going Summer Events

Community Toast @ Yepez Vineyard