Tents-N-Town, sometimes called the “Ultimate Urban Campout,” takes over the Great Lawn at Bellaire Town Square starting Saturday, November 2. For nine years, Tents-N-Town has brought all the fun of a full camping experience, without the long drive to a state park.

Originally started by the PATRONS for Bellaire Parks to raise money to improve neighborhood parks, Tents-N-Town has become a tradition for Bellaire families. PATRONS for Bellaire Parks is a non-profit organization with a volunteer board. It’s the leading voice for making parks and green spaces available to everyone in the surrounding area.

Each site at Tents-N-Town accommodates four campers and a tent. Participants also get t-shirts, a community dinner from Holy Smoke Cookers and breakfast provided by First Watch and The Roastery, entertainment including a climbing wall, Silly String war, a bounce house, a DJ playing music, a balloon artist and a magician.

And when the stars come out, the Houston Astronomical Society sets up a powerful telescope on the tennis courts to learn about celestial constellations.
If mom or dad’s outdoor skills are rusty, scouts from local BSA troops will be roaming the grounds helping to set up tents. With one hundred campsites and over 300 parents and kids, these scouts stay busy.

Tents-N-Town is just one of the ways the PATRONS for Bellaire Parks collects money to improve neighborhood parks. Other fundraising activities include events like Wine and Tapas and the popular Dive-in-Movies, plus generous support by sponsors like SLS Properties.

To join PATRONS, donate or to see more about upcoming events and the PATRONS for Bellaire Parks’ latest initiative, pocket park renovations, go to Bellaireparks.org.