Culture & Recreation
Whether it’s first-class shopping and dining or world-class entertainment and recreation, Pearland offers something for everyone.
ATTRACTIONS AND CULTURE
Pearland residents can take advantage of the many local cultural arts programs in the community.
The Pearland Arts League (PAL) centers on incorporating the artistic talents of local residents under one community umbrella. Governed by an elected board, the PAL structure is a self-governing, community-directed non-profit entity with membership open to everyone in the Pearland area.
The Pearland Theatre Guild is a semi-professional performing arts organization dedicated to bringing high-quality live theatre to Pearland and the surrounding areas. In addition to great shows, the guild offers special events, classes, camps, and workshops for both adults and children throughout the year.
Kids’ Backporch Productions is a theatre for youth that presents four to five productions per year, based on classics in children’s literature or historical events. The goal is to educate children in the arts and to provide a full performance at the end of their instruction and rehearsal period. The company also strives to expose the community to the arts and provide family friendly fare that all ages may enjoy.
Find more information on community attractions and a calendar of local events at Visit Pearland.
Just a short drive from Houston, the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States, Pearland also offers convenient access to the city’s best attractions and cultural amenities, including:
- Houston Ballet
- Houston Grand Opera
- Houston Symphony
- Theatre Under the Stars
- Alley Theatre
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Museum of Fine Arts
- The Children’s Museum of Houston
- The Galleria (3-story shopping mall)
- Downtown Houston Entertainment District
Explore more local attractions, events and cultural landmarks at Visit Houston.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Whether you want to be a spectator or participant, you will find a lot of opportunities in Pearland. We are home to the 2010 and 2019 Division 5A State Football Champions, 2010 Division 5A Softball Champions and the 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2022 Little League World Series Finalists Pearland All Stars. Needless to say, there is a lot of community pride, history and respect for our local sports.
In addition to sporting opportunities in our schools, the City of Pearland is committed to providing world-class recreational opportunities for our residents. Nothing demonstrates this commitment more than our Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium. The 107,000 sq. ft facility boasts a gymnasium, weight room, activity room, racquetball courts, locker rooms, elevated indoor track and a 50-meter competition pool. Learn more.
Pearland’s Parks and Recreation Department offers classes and programs for youth, adults and seniors, as well as a first-class facility in the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium, many master-planned parks, a planned trail system and much more.
Pearland residents can also enjoy access to public golf courses, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, soccer and multipurpose fields, numerous playgrounds and dog parks, a local YMCA and several national and local health clubs.
Houston is also a popular destination for national sporting events and has hosted Super Bowls and All-Star games. Previous events include the Final Four in 2016 and 2023, the Super Bowl in 2017 and the annual PGA tour event Houston Open. Houston will also be hosting FIFA World Cup matches in 2026.
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
In late February and early March, Reliant Stadium is the site of the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo—the world’s largest livestock show and richest Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo. This charitable event involves over 22,000 volunteers and has a general attendance of over two million.