FREE WEEKEND FUN

Houston is full of free fun every weekend!  Check out the latest collection with 13 Free Things to Do in Houston February 5-7.

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FRIDAY

Light up the night — Enjoy a short documentary Light: Bruce Munro about the artist behind Munro Field of Lights at Discovery Green. Friday Night Sights begins at 7 pm. Located at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.

SATURDAY

Love a bookBookworm Book Festival returns Saturday, 9:30 am – 11 am, as an amazing free event for young book lovers! The morning features a keynote plus sessions with nationally known authors of picture books and early chapter books. The event begins at 9:30 am with author signing at 11:45 am. Mac Barnett will present the keynote, author of 18 children’s books. Located at Spring Oaks Middle School, 2150 Shadowdale.

Make a cute clothes-pin toy — Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts hosts its free Hands On Houston family craft day Saturday. This month’s free craft is decorating creative and clever clothes-pin toys. Families can drop in anytime between 11 am – 3 pm. Located at 4848 Main Street. 

Browse historic planesTour the WWII Museum and visit the Hangar of the Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force 10 am – 3 pm. It’s a great chance to get up close to the Wing’s five flyable WWII military aircraft: climb into a cockpit of a WWII trainer or go inside a WWII Paratroop aircraft. Located at West Houston Airport, 2 miles north of I-10 east off Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd.

Support local artists — The First Saturday Arts Market returns February 6, 11 am – 6 pm. This monthly outdoor market in the Heights features original art, music, and fun. Located at 548 W. 19th on the Wind Water Gallery parking lot.

Learn CPR, save a life — Attend a free 20-minute session to learn CPR Saturday throughout Texas with Texas Two Step: free Hands-Only CPR training. Twelve locations throughout Houston are offering the free training — spots like The Health Museum, Rice University, select Babies”R”Us locations, and Sharpstown High School. Find all the Houston locations online.

Mingle at free museums — It’s Bank of America’s free admission for Museums on Us” program February 6-7 with free admission to the Children’s Museum of Houston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This is for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders only, not their children.

Explore art outdoors — Head to Katy for its Art in the Park event February 6, 2 pm. Enjoy a live performance by local indie artist Wasi Townsend — singer, songwriter and guitarist — performing soulful jazz rock rhythms and melody based guitar. Located at Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Craft Valentine coupons — Kids can create a Lots of Love suncatcher Saturday at Lakeshore Learning’s weekly craft time. Participate each Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm with a new craft. Houston area locations are 2405 Post Oak Blvd. in the Galleria area, 19032 Gulf Fwy. in Friendswood, and The Woodlands.

Celebrate Mardi Gras — Market Square Park downtown is having some Mardi Gras fun Saturday by kicking off live music with Bayou City Brass Band at 7:30 pm. Head over to Market on Main for food trucks and vendor trucks, between 300 and 400 blocks. Located at 301 Milam.

SUNDAY

Celebrate Year of the MonkeyCelebrate Lunar New Year downtown at Discovery Green, 6 pm – 9 pm. It features DJ Sun and musical guests Us and People Like You plus a dance performance from Dance of Asian America. Located at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.

Watch Mardi Gras pet and children’s parades — There is lots going on in Galveston for Mardi Gras this weekend. Two family-friendly events Sunday feature the fun pet parade, Krewe of Barkus and Meoux at 1 pm, and the Mardi Gras Children’s Parade at 2 pm. Check out the whole Mardi Gras Parade listing online.

Mingle at free museums — It’s Bank of America’s free admission forMuseums on Us” program Saturday and Sunday with free admission to the Children’s Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This is for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders only, not their children.