Get ready for a weekend of free fun! What are your plans? Here is a snapshot of 14 Free Things to Do in Houston April 24-26:
Watch a movie under the moon — GreenStreet: Friday Flicks on the Lawn returns to GreenStreet Friday! This week’s movie is Pitch Perfect beginning at 8 pm. GreenStreet is located at 1201 Fannin. Whole Foods Market: Don’t miss free outdoor movies at Whole Foods Market. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory kicks off at 7:30 pm at the Champions store, 10133 Louetta.
Learn improv — Take a free Improv class, thanks to Station Theater’s Intro to Improv every Friday, 7:30 pm. All Intro students are then invited to stay to watch Supernova Armando show for free ($6 value) at 8:30 pm, a fast-paced comedy show with a guest monologist. Register for a free ticket online. Located at 1230 Houston Ave.
Jam to the tunes — Head to Sugar Land Town Square Friday for PJ and the Flyers, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The band, entertaining Houston crowds since 1983, plays a wide variety of rock and roll, Top 40, and 60s and 70s music. WFDD Central Green Park: Or hit the road to Katy for Sheila Marshall, a local country singer, who made it to the top 10 of Nashville Star. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Explore the outdoors — Exploration Green, a local nonprofit, is hosting Kites and Bikes! Earth Day fun. Enjoy outdoor games, geocaching, kite flying, bike riding, tree info, and more. Located in Clear Lake near its newest park. Vehicles can be parked near the Clear Lake City Rec Center at 16205 Diana.
Play at the YMCA — Healthy Kids Day is a free community event at all YMCA Houston locations Saturday. This free event features games, sports, health screenings, and more. Activities begin at 10 am and vary by location. New members will pay no joining fee on Healthy Kids Day, a $100 value. Search for the Y location online near you for specific hours and activities.
Engage with science — NanoDays is a free science education event sponsored by National Science Foundation each year. From 1 pm – 4 pm, enjoy family-friendly activities, interactive games, and demonstration experiments about nanoscience. This event, geared to 4-12 year olds, is located at Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Ave. NanoDays is free to attend, but registration is required.
Party to the music — If you love music, Willow Waterhole Music Festival is the place with 11 hours of fun! It’s a free day of music plus food trucks and performances by area schools. Rock & Shop Craft Fair is open from 11-6pm. Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve is located in SW Houston at 5304 Gasmer Dr.
Celebrate education — Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is celebrating 75 years Saturday at its 75th Anniversary Festival. Beginning at 5 pm, the community can enjoy food trucks, activity booths, amusements, games, student performances and more. The stadium show begins at 7:40 pm followed by a fireworks display. This is located at Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress.
Love on pooches – Tails and Trails is a free event sponsored by Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS). The day from 11 am – 5 pm features agility dog demonstrations, educational booths, activities for kids, dogs for adoption, vendors and a silent auction and raffle. Located at Rob Fleming Park in The Woodlands.
Celebrate kids — Don’t miss Conroe Kidzfest Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, with tons of free family fun. The day includes water activities, game booths, live entertainment on three stages, climbing walls, inflatables, and activity villages. A free movie screening of Maleficent begins at 8 pm. Located at downtown Conroe.
Watch a screen on the green — It’s another weekend of Bank of America Screen on the Green Saturday night. Head downtown for The LEGO Movie at 8:30 pm. Arrive an hour early for games and giveaways.
Dance, dance, dance — Enjoy the latest choreography from China at East Meets West XIII Saturday, 8:15 p.m. Several dance companies plus the Houston Ballet will present an evening of mesmerizing dance moves including contemporary and modern dance. East Meets West will be held at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. Free reserved covered seats are available on performance day at the Miller Box Office, 10:30 am – 1 pm.
Walk the streets — It’s another Sunday of walkable streets thanks to Cigna Sunday Streets HTX. This month’s open roadway to pedestrians will be W. 19th from Heights to Shepherd in the Heights. Closed to vehicles, folks can walk, bike, dance and socialize their way down the road. The next monthly event is May 17 on Navigation.
Enjoy a kids’ book signing — Kids ages 8-12 are the target audience for Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People Sunday, 3 pm – 5 pm. The afternoon features bestselling children’s author Chris Grabenstein with his latest YA novel, The Island of Dr. Libris, followed by a book signing. This is located at Johnson Middle School, 10410 Manhattan Dr.