Don’t miss these 8 options for free fun in Houston September 11-15 before planning your free and cheap weekend!

Monday (9/11) — Honor the lives of those lost September 11, 2001, and volunteer in our community. Houston Food Bank, for example, has many openings Monday and Tuesday to work in the Portwall warehouse. Located at 535 Portwall. Sign up online to find a spot to volunteer.

Tuesday (9/12) — Enjoy story time and activities each week at Toddler Tuesday, 10:30 am, at Discovery Green. This week features The Princess and the Pony. After story time enjoy pony rides from Angel Bouncers. Bring a new or gently used book and trade it for another great story! Located at 1500 McKinney.

Wednesday (9/13) — Multiplicity sponsors a free Ladies Night the 2nd Wednesday each month including a surprise craft option, light bites, and drinks– all provided compliments of Multiplicity to the community. The craft is run on a first-come, first-serve basis. Located at 1306 Avenue A in Katy.

Wednesday (9/13) — Head downtown and join hundreds of Houstonians in the park at Zumba. ACE certified personal trainer, Oscar Sajche, shows you how to make your workout a party. No pre-registration required. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Thursday (9/14) — Don’t miss this week’s free Houston Center for Photography workshop Thursday, 9 am – 10:30 am, at Levy Park. Located at 2801 Eastside. This is offered the first and third Thursday each month.

Thursday (9/14) — Free Thursday night concerts continue this fall at Discovery Green, 7 pm – 9 pm. This week features Los Texmaniacs with Amanda Cevallos and the High Hands Band. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Thursday (9/14) — Enjoy six museums for free each Thursday in Houston’s Museum District.

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science — 3 pm – 6 pm
  • Children’s Museum of Houston — 5 pm – 8 pm
  • 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

Friday (9/15) — Young kids will enjoy getting active at Parachute Play Time at CityCentre Friday, 10 am to noon. This is sponsored by Gymboree Play & Music. The morning features games, song and dance plus the 20-ft. rainbow parachute. Located at 800 Town and Country Blvd.