FREE WEEKEND FUN

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these 14 Free Things to Do in Houston August 22-24:

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FRIDAY

Watch free family flick, Hook — Don’t miss the free Kids’ Camp movie at Alamo Drafthouse’s Vintage Park and Mason Park locations. Catch Hook August 22 at 10:35 am Mason Park and 11:20 am Vintage Park. Showing through August 28. Hours vary by day. Seats are first-come, first-serve.

GreenStreet HoustonEnjoy movie under the stars — Enjoy Friday Flicks on the Lawn at downtown’s GreenStreet. Watch the classic The Blues Brothers Friday, 8 pm. Enjoy free popcorn and beverages, thanks to Zipcar. Bring a blanket or grab a nearby seat on the patio. Located at 1201 Fannin.

Browse creative art — The Summer Series Art Exhibit presents more than 120 artists at Winter Street and Summer Street Studios Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm. Browse two buildings of creativity! Plus enjoy sipping some summer cocktails. Get social on social media to try to win prizes! Located at 2101 Winter Street.

Explore the gym — Celebrate back to school at the Back to School Bash at The Little Gym Katy, 5:30 pm. The free event features open gym, special guests, and more. Located at 23010 Highland Knolls.

Experience bluegrass — It’s a bluegrass treat outdoors! Dailey & Vincent share bluegrass music at Miller Outdoor Theatre Friday, 8:30 pm. The free concert also includes Volume Five. Free reserved covered seats are available on performance day at the Miller Box Office, 10 am – 1 pm. Or bring a blanket for the hillside!

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

Learn about insects — Kids who love bugs shouldn’t miss Insect Exploration Saturday 10 am – 11 am at Lake Houston Wilderness Park. The free event shares insect characteristics, adaptations, and their importance in the environment. The best part is collecting insects and bringing them back inside for discussion! Located in New Caney at 22845 Loop 494. Free event + $3 park entry fee.

Watch free family flick, Hook — Don’t miss the free Kids’ Camp movie at Alamo Drafthouse’s Vintage Park and Mason Park locations. Catch Hook August 23 at 10:35 am Mason Park and 12:30 pm Vintage Park. Showing through August 28. Hours vary by day. Seats are first-come, first-serve.

Participate in a special storytime — Kids with sensory issues will enjoy Sensory Storytime for Special Needs Children Saturday, 2 pm. The free event at the downtown library includes stories, songs and activities in a smaller setting.

Miller Outdoor TheatreListen to classic music outdoorsClassic Albums Live returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday with the free performance, AC/DC’s Back in Black. Jam to these classic hits from the 80s as musicians create the entire album note for note! Free reserved covered seats are available on performance day at the Miller Box Office, 10 am – 1 pm. Or bring a blanket for the hillside!

Watch movies under the moon — Enjoy a free outdoor screening of Iron Giant Saturday at Central Green Park in Katy. The movie kicks off at dusk. Central Green Park is located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy.

Catch the creative spirit — Don’t miss Summer Studios Opening and Third Ward Community Market and Talent Showcase. The free event from 3 pm – 7 pm features free craft activities, community performances, unique arts and crafts and more.  Located at Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman.

Get in the NOLA spirit — Don’t miss the Platinum Players at NOLA Nights, Saturday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, at Sugar Land Town Square. This band knows how to get folks on their feet dancing!

Enjoy outdoor music — Head to Pearland Town Square for a live concert featuring Intercoastal Pirates, 5 pm – 8 pm. Lawn chairs are welcome! The free event is located at the corner of Hwy 288 and FM518.

SUNDAY

theater district open house 350pEngage in Houston’s Theater District Open House — Catch a sneak peek of the upcoming Houston arts seasons at the free Theater District Open House. This family-friendly event features live performances, backstage tours, meet-n-greet with costumed performers, kids activities, free trolley rides, and tango lessons. Experience theater, dance, and music from noon to 4 pm Sunday, August 24. Don’t miss the free Houston Symphony concert at 4 pm at Jones Hall. Bonus: get discounts to Houston theater, dance, opera, and music performances during the Open House at exclusive sale prices.

Watch free family flick, Hook — Don’t miss the free Kids’ Camp movie at Alamo Drafthouse’s Vintage Park and Mason Park locations. Catch Hook August 24 at 10:35 am Mason Park and 11 am Vintage Park. Showing through August 28. Hours vary by day. Seats are first-come, first-serve.

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