Clute is home to the Great Texas Mosquito Festival, held the last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in July at the Clute Municipal Park. The festival’s legendary mascot, “Willie Manchew,” presides over a 5K, a mosquito legs contest, a barbecue cook-off, a carnival, live entertainment, and more.
The Center for the Arts & Sciences is a cultural and educational complex located in Clute. The facility has an art gallery, a science museum, a planetarium and two performance theaters. It features the longest running community theater on the Texas Gulf Coast. The Museum has one of the most extensive seashell collections in the South along with dinosaur and wildlife exhibits.
In 2003 the remains of two Colombian Mammoths were discovered in a Clute sand pit. The sand pit was later developed into a scuba park, Mammoth Lake Scuba Park. The on-site restaurant has an exhibit of the mammoth tusk replica.
The Clute Municipal Park consists of a pavilion, playground, gazebo, horseshoe pits, basketball courts and more. Enjoy walking along the trail in the wooded portion of the park while eyeing the many birds and squirrels who frequent the area. Try your hand at the nine-hole disc golf course, perfect for beginners. The Clute Event Center is located in the park complex and is a great venue for any occasion.