There’s never a dull moment in Houston. Here are 7 options for free fun in Houston February 27 – March 3 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

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Tuesday (2/28) — Engage in Tai Chi Tuesday mornings, 9 am, in Katy. 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.

Tuesday (2/28) — Don’t miss Rodeo Round Up Tuesday, 11 am, when the City of Houston kicks off the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at City Hall. The free event offers a chance to hear live music by the Rodeo Choir, take your pic on a Longhorn steer, meet show volunteers representing more than 100 committees and hear the Mayor’s Go Texas Day proclamation. Grab a free lunch and soft drink, to boot! Located at 901 Bagby.

Tuesday (2/28) — The Square at Memorial City is hosting a free Fat Tuesday event February 28, 6 pm – 8 pm. Dance to live music, get free Mardi Gras beads, and don’t miss gumbo by State Fair Kitchen & Bar. Located at 303 Memorial City Way between Cheesecake Factory and Maggiano’s.

Wednesday (3/1) — It’s the first Wednesday of the month, which is a treat for music lovers! Enjoy a free lunchtime concert, A Little Day Music, by Da Camera Society in the Wortham Theater Center lobby at noon. It features music by Rachmaninov, Beethoven and more. Bring your lunch to eat while you listen! Located at 501 Texas.

Wednesday (3/1) — Enjoy a free story time for preschoolers at Nature Story Time with a variety of fun beginning at 4 pm: live animals, puppets, short nature walks, crafts or songs and nature stories. Located at 7112 Newcastle.

Thursday (3/2) — Seven museums are free each Thursday, while a number are free every day. Here is the free Thursday schedule:

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science — 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Children’s Museum of Houston — 5 pm – 8 pm
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — 10 am – 9 pm
  • The Health Museum — 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 (3/2) — It’s all things Dr. Seuss at Seuss-a-Palooza Day at Jungman Neighborhood Library. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday reading or listening to his classic books! Don’t miss special story times at 12 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, and 6:30 pm.  Located at 5830 Westheimer.