It’s another weekend in Houston with plenty of free fun! Check out these 16 Free Things to Do in Houston September 22-24:
Enjoy a benefit concert — ACU of Texas is sponsoring a free benefit concert featuring Jake Worthington at ACU Heaquarters from 6 pm – 10 pm. The concert is free and attendees are invited to donate what they can to a Harvey Relief Fund created to support area first responders. Located at 1095 League City Pkwy in League City.
Visit Arcade art installation — Head downtown to Discovery Green to browse this art installation onsite through mid-November (pictured above). Arcade is a playful, colorful collection of one million streamers around Avenida Houston and Discovery Green with names of childhood games such as Double Dutch, Hopscotch and Red Rover. The vision is by two Texas artists collaborating in @TheColorCondition. If you catch it at night, it will have a whole different feel with LED lights. Located between George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green.
Watch movie under the moon — 1) Discovery Green: Head downtown for a free screening of Hidden Figures beginning at 8 pm. Arrive early beginning at 6:30 pm for activities and more. Located at 1500 McKinney. 2) The Square at Memorial City: It’s a fan-favorite movie Friday featuring Smurfs: The Lost Village beginning at 8 pm.
Love live music — Get ready for a beautiful night at Central Green Park featuring Latin Paradise beginning at 7 pm. They play a wide variety including classic rock and Latin rock tunes. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Listen to classical music — River Oaks Chamber Orchestra kicks off its 13th season with To the Beat of a Different Drummer, 8 pm, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Free reserved seats are available on performance day at the Miller Box office beginning at 10:30 am. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Relax with Tai Chi — Engage in Tai Chi Saturday mornings in Katy at 8:30 pm. This slow and gentle exercise — perfect for all levels — is a Chinese exercise system that uses slow body movements to achieve a state of relaxation. Located at Central Green Park, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Enjoy the outdoors — Take Me Outdoors Houston returns Saturday to Discovery Green, 10 am – 3 pm. In partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife, families can enjoy hands-on education opportunities, local attractions plus two educational demonstrations of live hawks and other raptors in flight. Located at 1500 McKinney.
Learn about girls in aviation — Girls in Aviation Day Houston is a free event sponsored by the Houston chapter of Women in Aviation Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm, at Lone Star Flight Museum. The free event, geared to girls ages 10 – 17, encourages girls to talk to female pilots, experience how an aircraft engine works, and learn about the science/physics behind airplane aerodynamics and more! Go online to register for this free event. Lunch is provided by Whataburger. Located at 11551 Aerospace Avenue.
Browse a maritime museum — Saturday is Family Day at Houston Maritime Museum, 2 pm – 5 pm. During this celebratory Family Day, young Houstonians will use recyclables and paper circuits to recreate the city’s skyline and design unique pop-up birthday cards for Houston 181st birthday! Free admission. Geared to ages 5-12. Located at 2204 Dorrington St.
Listen to Walker — Don’t miss a free in-store performance of Walker Lukens at Cactus Music Saturday, 3 pm. Located at 2110 Portsmouth.
Browse a museum for free — Visit participating Houston-area museums for free Saturday, September 23, as part of Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. One pass for two people per household. Check out the list with free admission: Houston Bicycle Museum, Houston Maritime Museum, CAM Houston, The Jung Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and DiverseWorks. The last four are free every day.
Learn about STEM — Girlstart leads a fun, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program STEM Saturdays for kids 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Space is limited to 40 kids on a first come first serve basis. Parent must accompany child. Located at Discovery Green downtown, 1500 McKinney.
Engage with live music — Visit Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday night for Dia De La Hispanidad — Plena Libre beginning at 8 pm. The evening highlights music from this Puerto Rican-based ensemble of virtuoso musicians and their 15-album career. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Get inspired — It’s a special day at WFDD’s Central Green Park Sunday beginning at noon. Don’t miss Festival of Hope to provide relief for Hurricane Harvey victims. The free event includes live music till 9 pm with a finale by Cooper Wade.
Do soccer drills — Kids ages 3-10 will love Soccer Tots, a free weekly soccer session at The Square at Memorial City. Hours are 3 pm – 5 pm. Parents must sign a waiver before participation. Located at 300 Memorial City Way off Gessner.