Don’t miss these 7 options for free fun in Houston September 19-23 before planning your free and cheap weekend!
Monday (9/19) — Don’t miss Houston Aztec Dance & Drum Monday, 11 am, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Audiences will learn about Aztec history, philosophy, language, culture, and foods. These concepts are expressed within the symbolism of movements, storytelling, drumming, and songs. Recommended for children K-12.
Tuesday (9/20) — Enjoy a new fitness form, Circus Arts, Tuesday, 6 pm – 8 pm, at downtown Discovery Green. Folks can learn ground arts and acrobatics such as low tight wire, partner acrobatics, and contortion/flexibility. No pre-registration is required. Located at 1500 McKinney.
Wednesday (9/21) — City Hall Farmers Market is back in action through December. This downtown market, run by Urban Harvest in partnership with the City of Houston, features more than 30 local vendors each Wednesday, 11 am – 1:30 pm, along City Hall’s reflection pool at 901 Bagby. Grab a lunch to go, pick up fresh produce, or browse the local cheese, coffee, bread and more. Parking is available at 400 Rusk, or downtown employees can just walk over.
Wednesday (9/21) — Houston Grand Opera’s Opera to Go presents this kid-friendly 45-minute live opera performance, The Princess and the Pea. The performance is Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am to noon. Located at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Wednesday (9/21) — Not free but cheap! Catch a $3 movie at Studio Movie Grill’s Family Rewind. This month’s feature is Field of Dreams 7:30 pm. This is at all Houston-area locations: CityCentre, Copperfield and Pearland.
Thursday (9/22) — Enjoy seven museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District.
- Houston Museum of Natural Science — free Thursday 2 pm – 5 pm
- Children’s Museum of Houston — free Thursday 5 pm – 8 pm
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — free Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
- The Health Museum — free Thursday 2 pm – 7 pm
- Houston Museum of African American Culture — 6 pm – 8 pm
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum — 1 pm – 5 pm
- Holocaust Museum Houston — 2 pm – 5 pm
Thursday (9/22) — Enjoy this German celebration of Oktoberfest right in Houston! This free event will feature polka music, craft brews and traditional German food Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Dress for the occasion to compete for the title of Best Dressed Fraulein or Mann! Located at The Gateway Memorial City, 947 Gessner.