The streets of Tomball are about to come alive, as the city and the Greater Tomball Chamber of Commerce (GTACC) prepare for the 40th version of the annual Tomball night festival.
This year’s celebration will be held Aug. 3 and will feature shopping specials at various stores in town, along with food, music, games, a car show, a parade and a fireworks show.
Local retailers, businesses and restaurants will stay open late, offering specials throughout the evening. “We also have more vendor booths this year,” GTACC Vice President Brandy Beyer said. “It is always a really great and fun evening for everyone involved.”
Musicians from Woodlands Church and River of Praise Church will be among the several music acts performing, bringing a top-notch production with them. “These are not just any productions,” Tomball Night Chair Rob Greening said. “These are truly major productions with lights, sound --- lots of sound --- and professional quality talent.” Other music performances will be scattered throughtout Tomball, including a DJ, a live performance from Curtis Poullard & Creole Zydeco Band and a live feed from K-Star 99.7 FM. The Niftee 50ees car show will be held in the Academy parking lot, while downtown Tomball and the Main Street area will have a petting zoo, inflatibles, food, music and games.
“It’s a great Tomball tradition,” Tomball Mayor Gretchen Fagan said. “It really brings the community together and the chamber does a great job putting it together.” Organizers are preparing for more than 20,000 festival-goers. The Tomball Night celebration all started when past-Mayor Ben Scholl issued a proclamation starting an event to encourage residents to shop in Tomball. “We are preparing for a huge crowd,” Greening said. “This year there’s so much to choose from with the addition of new retail establishments and restaurants since the last Tomball Night.”
An added bonus is the Mystery Shopper game. According to GTACC officials there will be 10 mystery shoppers scattered throughout Tomball and anyone who correctly identifies them will receive $100 on the spot. Clues are provided in a poem at the bottom of this page.
Fagan said her favorite part of Tomball Night is the parade and fireworks show.
“Everyone always seems to love a good parade and fireworks show,” she said.
The festivities begin at 5 p.m., all over Tomball, with the Parade of Lights set to start just after 9 p.m. The parade will wind to the Tomball Depot and end with a fireworks show.
It’s time for the fortieth Tomball Night,
You don’t want to miss the awesome sight!
When Mystery Shoppers wear purple
You must identify—and be very, very verbal!
Then a new $100 bill will be yours to pocket
At Tomball Night where you can really
For More information call GTACC at 281-351-7222, or visit www.tomballchamber.org.