Chess Fest to Bring Chess Enthusiasts to Sugar Land Town Square

The city of Sugar Land will partner with The Chess Refinery to host an outdoor chess festival on Saturday, March 5, from 10 am to 3 pm, at Sugar Land Town Square.

Casual and avid chess players and enthusiasts are welcome to join in on the numerous activities at Chess Fest, which will include staged chess tables, grand master challenges, a blitz tournament and much more. Pre-registration will be required for certain events and can be completed by visiting

The city’s first chess-related event was held in 2021 as an open-air chess tournament at Sugar Land Town Square.

“This year, we want to expand into even more activities and offerings that casual and competitive chess players can enjoy and offer activities for those who don’t play chess but are curious to learn,” said Assistant Director of the Parks and Recreation Kimberly Terrell.

Those who don’t play chess but want to learn are invited to visit the onsite booths which will include a Learn the Basics: Family Chess Workshop, a Bughouse Chess Station and several opportunities to meet chess pros and sign up for classes. Other free activities for all to enjoy will include caricature artists, face painters and a photo station.

For more information about city of Sugar Land events or to become an event sponsor, call (281) 275-2825 or visit  For event updates, follow Sugar Land Parks & Recreation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SugarLandParks.