Houston is full of free fun every weekend! Check out these 10 Free Things to Do in Houston January 19-21.
Listen to classical music — Enjoy an evening of free classical music thanks to the Houston Civic Symphony concert Friday, 7 pm, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. The program features Mendelssohn, Gabrieli and more. Located at 717 Sage Rd.
Listen to live music — Church of the King perfroms at WFDD’s Central Green Park in Katy Friday, 7 pm. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
View WWII planes and museum — Don’t miss your chance to tour the WWII Museum and visit the Hangar of the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. It’s a great chance to get up close to the Wing’s flyable WWII military aircraft: climb into a cockpit of a WWII trainer or go inside a WWII Paratroop aircraft. This is a free event the 1st and 3rd Saturday at the West Houston Airport from 10 am – 3 pm. Located 2 miles north of I-10 east off Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd.
Enjoy nature – Celebrate Arbor Day this weekend at one of several venues:
**Celebrate Arbor Day at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center! Enjoy free fun activities for the whole family 10 am – 2 pm including guided tree hikes, woodturning demonstrations, crafts, seed and sapling giveaways, and more. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is located at 4501 Woodway Drive.
**Head to Humble for Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center’s Arbor Day celebration, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Activities include demonstrations and programs plus information on tree identification, planting and care. Take home a free sapling, to boot! Enjoy the Winter Tree ID Walk on Saturday. Located at 20634 Kenswick, Humble.
**Houstonians will plant 1,000 trees Saturday 9 am – noon along the eastern border of Memorial Park as part of Arbor Day. Bring the kids, too, but they must be 8 years old to plant. This event partners Trees for Houston and Memorial Park Conservancy for Memorial Park’s largest volunteer event this year. Individuals wanting to volunteer must sign up here. Breakfast is provided. Located at Memorial Park Vale-Asche Foundation Playground, 6799 Haskell Street.
Solve a mystery — Jordan Ranch is hosting an ’80s murder mystery dinner Saturday that is open to the public. Participants are invited to dig out their Jordache jeans, parachute pants, miniskirts and fingerless gloves to be on trend for the evening, which is free. Dinner includes drinks, so you must be 21 to attend. RSVP to [email protected]
Engage with art — Kids will enjoy a free afternoon at Children’s Texas Art Festival celebrating art—created by and for children—that helps connect Texas and American heritage. Families are invited to enjoy art-making workshops, participate in a collaborative group project, play interactive games, and see demonstrations that emphasize the way art keeps everyone connected to the past and improves the present. Located at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial.
Get soccer training — Kids ages 5-10 are encouraged to participate in free soccer training Sundays at The Square at Memorial City, 3 pm – 5 pm. Houston Dynamo Jr. Academy provides training focused on developing players technical skills. Located at The Square at Memorial City between Maggiano’s and The Cheesecake Factory.
Celebrate Arbor Day — Head to Humble for Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center’s Arbor Day celebration, January 21, 10 am – 4 pm. Activities and events highlight local forest trees and include information on tree planting and care. Take home a free sapling, to boot! Located at 20634 Kenswick, Humble.