FREE WEEKEND FUN

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these 16 Free Things to Do in Houston September 12-14:

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FRIDAY

Watch movies under the moonDiscovery Green: It’s H-E-B Movie Night with Finding Nemo at Discovery Green. The movie kicks off at 8 pm but arrive an hour early for contests and activities. Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney. Market Square Park: {Rescheduled to September 19}. Watch Caddyshack on the outdoor screen at downtown’s Market Square Park. Market Square Park is located at 301 Milam. Central Green Park: {Rescheduled to December 27}. Catch a free outdoor screening of the original 1966 classic, Batman. Movie begins at dusk at Central Green Park in Katy, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Houston Symphony Miller OutdoorEnjoy classical music outdoors — The Houston Symphony is sharing a free outdoor performance Friday to celebrate its new director this season. Pre-concert activities include salsa dance lessons, music, and activities with the Houston Dynamo so arrive around 6:30 pm. The concert begins at 8:30 pm with music from America and Colombia, Orozco-Estrada’s home country, and conclude with fireworks! photo: Chinh Phan

Learn fashion trends — The Galleria presents Look Book Live Friday 5 pm – 9 pm at The Ice at Galleria. The free event features an interactive trend showcase with pros from Glamour and GQ. Enjoy personal styling sessions, beauty how-tos, grooming sessions, gieaways, and social media challenges.

Jam to the tunes — It’s another Concert in the Park in Kingwood Friday, 7 pm – 10 pm. The free event features The Fab Five plus a free Kids’ Corner. Find all the fun at Kingwood Town Center Park. Free concerts continue the second Friday each month through November.

SATURDAY 

Have fun geocaching — It’s a special morning of Geocaching Saturday, 9 am, at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center. Simply bring your GPS or GPS-enabled smart phone to play this game with courses of varying skill levels. Located in Humble at 20634 Kenswick.

folkloricoCelebrate culture at Hispanic parade — Don’t miss the 46th annual Fiestas Patrias International Parade downtown September 13 at 10 am. The parade begins at Texas at Jackson and heads west. Enjoy floats, music, dancing, horses and more. The celebration continues all weekend and throughout next week with Hispanic Heritage Month at Fiesta Mart with live music and dance performances outdoors.  photo: flickr/euthman

Learn about fall lawn care — It’s time to start thinking about fall lawn care. Cornelius Nursery is hosting a free Fall Lawn Care clinic Saturday, 10:15 am. Cornelius is located at 1200 North Dairy Ashford and 2233 South Voss.

Enjoy free fun in Tomball2nd Saturday at The Depot returns to Tomball 6 pm – 9 pm Saturday. The free monthly event features live music, games, petting zoo, crafts, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Special Events team plus the movie Barnyard under the stars on the giant inflatable screen. Located at 201 S. Elm in Tomball.

Experience historic fun 2nd Saturday Settler Series returns this month with instruction on spinning and weaving. Learn how settlers spun animal and plant fibers into thread and woven fabric. Located at Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick in Humble.

Get outside and play — Enjoy the 6th annual Take Me Outdoors Houston event Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm, at Discovery Green. The downtown event by Texas Parks and Wildlife features hands-on activities, booths, demonstrations, and lots of family fun such as fishing, crafts, rock wall, and Birds of Prey flying demonstrations at 11 am and 1 pm.

Watch a water paradeUPDATE: Rescheduled to October 4. Houston Arts Alliance presents Afloat, a water parade Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm, at Allen’s Landing. The boat procession features kayaks, Dragon Boats, fishing boats, and other floating items from Allen’s Landing to Houston’s East End. Spectators can cheer their favorite boat along. The event winds down with a post-parade party at 901 N. York Street.

Get healthy — Catch the Safety Health and Wellness Expo Saturday, 2 pm – 5 pm, at Sugar Land Town Square. The free event includes demonstrations, children’s activities, music, fire truck, bounce house and more.

Enjoy live music at Waterway Square — The Live at Night Waterway Music Series picks up again Saturdays this fall through October 11 in The Woodlands, 6 pm – 8 pm. The September 13 performance features Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Enjoy a cultural musical — For the 6th year, Incredible India: The Life of Gautama Buddha returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre. This captivating musical production is about peace and compassion. Reserved covered seats are available on performance day from 10 am – 1 pm at the Miller Box Office. Miller Outdoor Theatre is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive.

Watch free outdoor movies — Discovery Green: Don’t miss Bank of America Screen on the Green’s movie night featuring Rio 2. Arrive an hour early for games and prizes. Sugar Land Town Square: Kids will love watching Frozen on the jumbo movie screen at Sugar Land Town Square. Characters Anna and Elsa will be in the plaza to meet and greet and take photos from 7:45 – 8:45 pm. The movie begins at 7:30 pm. Located at 15098 City Walk.

SUNDAY

Enjoy live music — Enjoy a new fall Concert in the Park series in The Woodlands each weekend through October, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 14, features Gary Michael Dahl Band. Located at Northshore Park in Panther Creek in The Woodlands.