FREE WEEKEND FUN

Get ready for a weekend of free fun! Here is a snapshot of Free Things to Do in Houston this weekend, July 3-5:

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FRIDAY

Enjoy a Houston tradition — Enjoy patriotic favorites at this free July 3 concert with the Houston Symphony — a tradition for 25 years. The concert will be at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion beginning at 8 pm.

Watch movies under the moon — 1) Market Square Park: Head downtown for Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, a free outdoor movie at Market Square Park. The movie begins at 8:30 pm, 301 Milam. Bring your blanket for the perfect lawn seat. 2) Messiah Lutheran Church is hosting free movies each Friday night in July (both indoor and outdoors) with a corresponding Sunday sermon with movie clips. The movie July 3 is Remember the Titans. Messiah Lutheran is located at 11522 Telge in Cypress. 3) Miller Outdoor Theatre: It’s another night of Movies at Miller with the The Wizard of Oz Friday at Miller Outdoor Theatre. All the fun begins at 8:30 pm.

Learn to salsa dance — Enjoy free salsa dance lessons at Latin Beats every Friday night at the Downtown Aquarium. From 7 pm – 11 pm you can learn salsa dancing from professional dance instructors. The Aquarium is located at 410 Bagby at Memorial.

SATURDAY

fireworks in HoustonCelebrate the 4th — There’s an abundance of free fun Saturday to celebrate July 4th. From the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor to fireworks all around town. Get the big list of July 4th Celebrations here.

Explore art in the Heights — The First Saturday Arts Market returns July 4 with its summer hours from 9 am – 1 pm. This monthly outdoor market features original art, music, and fun. Located at 540 W. 19th.

Mingle at free museums and zoo — It’s another weekend for Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” program with free admission to the Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This is for Bank of America cardholders only, not their children.

basspro family campPlay at summer campFamily Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops begins Saturday with free activities for kids Saturdays and Sundays (& Tuesday/Thursday) plus family workshops and more. Family Summer Camp lasts from noon to 5 pm through July 27. Engage in activities such as casting challenge, BB shooting range, weekly crafts, shooting arcade, free workshops, catch and release pond. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston-area locations in Katy (5000 Katy Mills Circle) and Pearland (1000 Basspro Drive).

Watch Elf under the Galveston starsMovie Night on the Strand in Galveston returns July 4 with Elf, 7 pm, at Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand. Grab your chairs, blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie outdoors! This is held the first Saturday of each month.

SUNDAY

Mingle at free museums and zoo — It’s another weekend for Bank of America’s “Museums on Us” program with free admission to the Houston Zoo, Children’s Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This is for Bank of America cardholders only, not their children.

Play at summer campFamily Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops begins Saturday with free activities for kids Saturdays and Sundays (& Tuesday/Thursday) plus family workshops and more. Family Summer Camp lasts from noon to 5 pm through July 27. Engage in activities such as casting challenge, BB shooting range, weekly crafts, shooting arcade, free workshops, catch and release pond. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston-area locations in Katy (5000 Katy Mills Circle) and Pearland (1000 Basspro Drive).