FREE WEEKEND FUN

It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these 18 Free Things to Do in Houston October 24-26:

free weekend fun in Houston

FRIDAY

Listen to spooky musicHocus Pocus Pops returns to The Woodlands Friday as a free Houston Symphony annual favorite. Arrive early for all the fun pre-activities. Kids in costume will get to walk across the stage during the performance. Mezzanine and lawn seats are free and do not require a ticket. Located at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

GreenStreetWatch a 30-year classic — Get in the spirit of Halloween with a free outdoor screening of Ghostbusters October 24, 8 pm, at GreenStreet downtown for the next Friday Flicks on The Lawn. Free beverages and popcorn thanks to ZipCar. Located at 1201 Fannin.

Get in the holiday spiritCelebrations Gift Market returns to Katy Friday, noon – 9 pm, and Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. Free parking and free admission featuring some of your favorite local vendors. Located at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501 S. Mason Road.

Love that kooky family — Head to Miller Outdoor Theatre Friday and Saturday for a free performance of The Addams Family — and other dates October 30-November 1. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive.

Have a goolish time — Bass Pro Shops proudly sponsors its free Halloween activities,It’s a Great Pumpkin” October 24-31. Families can enjoy free crafts, free 4×6 photo, Halloween Scavenger Hunt and more. Halloween night includes trick-or-treating, costume parade, and mini pumpkin decorating. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston area locations in Katy and Pearland.

SATURDAY

Pick a free pumpkin — It’s a special weekend for JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers — hosting its first farmer’s market and pumpkin patch at its West University location. Customers who bring their kids in costume will receive a free pumpkin, while supplies last. Shop the farmers market for fresh fall produce and goods from local farmers this Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch benefit Houston Humane Society. Located at 3501 W. Holcombe.

Party with your poochHowl-O-Ween Fest returns October 25, 10 am – 4 pm at Bridgeland in NW Houston. Enjoy stage performances by the Olate Dogs (America’s Got Talent winners), pumpkin decorating, competition jumps from Splash Dogs, fall craft making, street performers, sidewalk chalk art, trick or treating, food trucks, farmers market and more.

Bless your animals — Head to the Houston Humane Society’s free Fall Festival Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm. There will be free adoptions on select pets, blessing of the animals, bounce house, face painting, kids’ and pet photos, trick or treat stations, pumpkin painting and more! Located at 14700 Almeda.

Kick off Rockets’ season — Houston Rockets’ fans will love Saturday’s Open Practice and Fan Fest from noon – 5 pm. The afternoon kicks off with Rockets Legends Autograph Session leading into 2 pm Open Practice. An autograph session with current players begins after open practice (around 3:15 pm). Bring 10 non-perishable food items to benefit Casa Esperanza and receive 10 free activity tickets.  The fan fun is located around Toyota Center downtown.

Howl-O-WeenGo Howl-O-Ween — Head to the Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk, Costume Contest, and Pet Expo at Central Green Park at La Centerra October 25 at Cinco Ranch. Enjoy a dog walk, costume contest, rescue groups, and expo with celebrity judge Casey Curry, KTRK meterologist. Sponsored by Citizens for Animal Protection. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Get in the holiday spiritCelebrations Gift Market returns to Katy Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. Free parking and free admission featuring some of your favorite local vendors. Located at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501 S. Mason Road.

Enjoy a street fest — Don’t miss East End Street Fest Saturday beginning at 11 am with Afoot! the Marching Band Extravaganza at 2600 Navigation. The event features games, two music stages, food, art, family fun and more. Proceeds benefit Barrio Dogs.

Love that kooky family — Head to Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday for a free performance of The Addams Family — and other dates October 30-November 1. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive.

Love free family fun — Don’t miss Flick-nic On the Lawn featuring Wreck It Ralph at Fort Bend Community Church. Movie starts at dusk. There will also be inflatable moonwalks for kids. Food available for purchase from popular food trucks. The church is located at 7707 Texas 6 in Missouri City.

Have a goolish time — Bass Pro Shops proudly sponsors its free Halloween activities,It’s a Great Pumpkin” October 24-31. Families can enjoy free crafts, free 4×6 photo, Halloween Scavenger Hunt and more. Halloween night includes trick-or-treating, costume parade, and mini pumpkin decorating. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston area locations in Katy and Pearland.

SUNDAY

Scare up some fun — Sugar Land Town Square brings back its favorite Halloween Town Sunday, October 26, 4 pm – 8 pm. Kids in costume will love jack-o-lanterns, candy stations, and Halloween characters roaming through the area. Retailers and restaurants will not be passing out candy this year — it’s at candy stations and the candy cannon.

halloween Get your costume onGhostly Gardens at Moody Gardens offers a number of special treats for kids Sunday including free trick-or-treating, face painting, creepy crafts and a costume contest for kids 12 and under. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. The event is from 2 pm – 4 pm. Dress at least one family member in costume and get a $5 discount admission to the various attractions at Moody Gardens.

Pick a free pumpkin — It’s a special weekend for JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers — hosting its first farmer’s market and pumpkin patch at its West University location. Customers who bring their kids in costume will receive a free pumpkin, while supplies last. Shop the farmers market for fresh fall produce and goods from local farmers this Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm. Proceeds from the pumpkin patch benefit Houston Humane Society. Located at 3501 W. Holcombe.

Hit the trail: Kids can travel Trick or Treat Trail Sunday, 3 pm – 6 pm, at Town Green Park along The Woodlands Waterway. Kids will love trick-or-treating, costume contests, children’s activities, games, vendor booths and more.

Have a goolish time — Bass Pro Shops proudly sponsors its free Halloween activities,It’s a Great Pumpkin” October 24-31. Families can enjoy free crafts, free 4×6 photo, Halloween Scavenger Hunt and more. Halloween night includes trick-or-treating, costume parade, and mini pumpkin decorating. Bass Pro Shops has two Houston area locations in Katy and Pearland.