FREE WEEKEND FUN

Get ready for a weekend of free fun! Here is a snapshot of 11 Free Things to Do in Houston this weekend, August 28-30:

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 FRIDAY

Bike Houston — Grab your bike and join Critical Mass, a group of bikers that ride the last Friday of each month from Market Square Park. Its goal is to advocate for a bike-friendly urban environment. Ride begins at 301 Milam downtown at 7 pm.

Party with Chubby — Legendary Chubby Checker & the Wildcats hits the stage Friday, 8 pm at Miller Outdoor Theatre with his rock-n-roll favorites. Free reserved seats are available performance day from 10:30 am – 1 pm at the Miller Box office.

Catch a movie under the moon — Don’t miss Hotel Transylvania, a free outdoor movie Friday, 9 pm, at GreenStreet downtown, 1201 Fannin.

SATURDAY

Enjoy yoga in the park — Head to Hermann Park for Savasana into Summer, thanks to Namitzi Yoga. The free weekly yoga class is open to all skill levels each Saturday through September 1. Meditation is at 8:15 am with yoga from 8:30 am – 9:30 am. This is located near the Reflection Pond at Hermann Park.

Relax with yoga — Don’t miss free Yoga on the Mezzanine at Whole Foods Post Oak every Saturday from 9 am – 10 am through September. Located at 1700 Post Oak Blvd.

Enjoy free yogurt at CUPS — Head to the grand opening of CUPS Frozen Yogurt in The Woodlands Saturday, 4 pm – 6 pm. Enjoy free yogurt + the chance to win prizes, discounts and even free frozen yogurt for a year! This is the first CUPS location in Texas with 24 flavors and 50 toppings! Located at 1950 Hughes Landing Blvd.

Play dress up — Kids (and adults!) are encouraged to dress up as what they want to be when they grow up, thanks to the Dream Big Festival Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm. It’s all part of the grand opening of The Learning Experience in Spring. The festival also features arts & crafts, a bounce house, food, games, prizes, and opportunities for families to save on tuition. Located at 9554 Louetta Rd. in Spring.

Jam in Tomball — Don’t miss the Tomball Texas Music Festival Saturday, noon – 6 pm. Live music from “Two Tons of Steel” plus regional greats Jesse Raub, Jr., Silverado, and Darbi Shaun. Food, music and free parking! Located at 201 S. Elm in Tomball.

Be amazed with Royal Fireworks — Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Mercury perform Handel’s classic Music for the Royal Fireworks. A fireworks show follows in celebration of Mercury’s 15th anniversary season. Free reserved seats are available on performance day from 10:30 am – 1 pm at the Miller Box Office. Located at Miller Outdoor Theatre beginning at 8 pm.

Watch The Avengers under the moon — It’s another fun outdoor movie night at WFDD’s Central Green Park in Katy. This Saturday bring your chairs or blankets to catch The Avengers. Movie begins at dusk. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

SUNDAY

Engage with Houston theater — Theater District Open House is one of my favorite days in Houston when downtown district theaters are open to the public for free tours, kid-friendly fun, one-day only ticket discounts, live performance sneak peeks, and more! Don’t miss the free 30-minute boat rides thanks to Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Venues include Jones Hall, Wortham Theatre, Hobby Center, the newly renovated Alley Theatre, and more! A free Houston Symphony concert kicks off at 4 pm at Jones Hall. Get the full schedule online.