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Quickly growing into the entertainment district for south Montgomery County. The Waterway is home to multiple venues in the Town Center District of The Woodlands.

The Woodlands Waterway

The Woodlands Waterway

The Waterway District includes a wide variety of venues from culinary training to live music, a gourmet market to a wide variety of dining choices.  The Woodlands Waterwall Fountain features colored lights, synchronized to selected audio tracks during the evening hours is located at Waterway Square Park, on Waterway Square Place, just off of Waterway Avenue. Waterway Square (Park) comprises roughly 3-4 blocks, all between the waterway to the south, The Woodlands Mall to the north, Woodlands Marriott to the west, and Timberloch drive to the east. Woodlands Parkway to the south, and Lake Robbins Drive to the north. Waterway Avenue is the primary street in the Waterway Square Entertainment District, with direct access to Cinemark Tinseltown 17 Theaters.

The Woodlands complimentary Woodlands Trolleys provide excellent transportation in and around the Downtown Woodlands area, including Hughes Landing. Park your car at one of the nearby parking garages or street level parking options and let the Trolley take you from one area to the next. "The Woodlands Waterway" is an initiative of The Woodlands Development Company, The Woodlands Township and The Woodlands Town Center Owners Association. The Waterway extends from Town Green Park to The Woodlands Mall. Included along the way are two hotels, multiple high-rise office buildings, Millennium Mew (The Waterway Koi Pond) , the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and the Riva Row Boathouse.

During Spring Break 2009, it also became a great place to listen to live music at lunchtime. The festivities during The Woodlands Live at Lunch allowed visitors to experience the world-class fountains, and live music during Spring Break 2009. The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a preview to the 2009 Live at Lunch series at Waterway Square on Monday, March 16, 2009 and Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Ramon Torres was the featured musician. The Live at Lunch series began April 7, 2009 and ran every Tuesday through April 28, 2009. In 2016 The Woodlands added a permanent performance stage for live music at Waterway Square, and there was no turning back. Now, throughout the year there are a multitude of Waterway Nights and Live at Night events, free, outdoor shows / live music and strolling entertainers.

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May 30, 2020
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