12 Fun things to do in Houston this week of September 26, 2022 include Tunnels of Light Drop-In Tour at MFAH, Houston Cougars vs. Tulane, and more!

Things to do in Houston this week of September 26 | Tunnels of Light at MFAH

Things to do in Houston this week of September 26 | Tunnels of Light at MFAH | Image Credit: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Houston is among the top 5 metroplexes in the US! What that means is that there’s plenty going on in Houston any day of the week. There are always things to do on Monday in Houston, things to do in Houston on Saturday night, and everything in between!

Some of you may be looking for things to do in Houston with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Houston this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below. 

There are a lot of great events in Houston this week (September 26 – October 2)!!!

Our top free and cheap picks include Drop-in Tour | Tunnels of Light, Houston Cougars vs. Tulane, Phillips 66 National Literacy Month Book Giveaway, Get Gassed Up at Children’s Museum Houston, and more!

In search of the hottest acts on the Houston concert scene? Check out the Top 10 Houston concerts this week of September 26, 2022!

Remember to also check out our recent posts on Houston Italian Restaurants and also Houston Fall Festivals – Pearland Art on the Pavilion 2022


Top Pick – Football Game: Houston Cougars vs. Tulane on September 30, 2022, at TDECU Stadium!

Houston vs Tulane 2022 Football

Come cheer for your Nationally Ranked Houston Cougars as they take on Tulane University at TDECU Stadium. Don’t miss the game and show your support for the team!

Where: 3875 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
When: Friday, September 30, 2022, 6 p.m.
How Much:  $15-$130

Book your Houston Cougars tickets TODAY!!!


Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour  – Starting at $33.06 for 2 Adults!

12 Fun things to do in Houston this week of September 26, 2022 include Tunnels of Light Drop-In Tour at MFAH, Houston Cougars vs. Tulane, and more!Explore the historic district of downtown Houston on a leisurely walking tour that combines a pub crawl with ghost stories recounted by your costumed guide. Your 2.5-hour evening walking tour visits four bars located in historic buildings that each boast spooky stories. 

Have time to sip a drink (own expense) as your guide illuminates the history of Houston through tales of rumored hauntings and other spine-tingling tales. 2.5-hour Houston ghost and pub walking tour. 

Get more information on the Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour and book yours TODAY!!!


Top Things to do in Houston this week of September 26, 2022 – Monday

Zumba by Tiny Fitness

Whether you want to try Zumba for the first time or have always found it an interesting form of self-care and exercise, you’re welcome to enjoy a 1-hour free Zumba session at Levy Park. Groove to different rhythms – salsa, hip hop, samba, and so much more!

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for Couples!

When: Monday, September 26, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Location:3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098, United States
How Much: Free


Fun Things to do in Houston this Week – Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Get Gassed Up at Children’s Museum Houston

Children's Museum Houston

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Gas is everywhere, and it is a vital component of people’s daily life, whether it be in the form of heated air ascending, clouds developing in the sky, or using natural gas. With this WonderWeek, let your children learn about gas and its wonderful properties and use! Simply visit the Children’s Museum Houston’s gaseous exhibits to learn more about photosynthesis, hot air balloons, and water vapor!

When: Tuesday to Saturday, September 27 – October 1, 2022, 10 am to 6 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


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Things to do in Houston this week – Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Garden & Nature Series: Fabulous Figs!

With Galveston County AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff, learn and celebrate local fig culture at Hermann Park Conservancy! In this talk, Stephen will introduce you to the regional and international history of figs, offer advice for caring for trees, and suggest types for home production.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston for adults!

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6 pm to 8 pm
Located At: 1700 Hermann Dr, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price on Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston

Food tour of Downtown Houston

Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of city’s most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko’s), where you will learn about Houston’s rich history, beautiful architecture, & diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas & the Downtown Tunnel System (1/3 of the tour spent in tunnels) in the USA.

The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings, including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston’s unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group. 

Get more information and book your Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY!!!


Things to do this week in Houston – Thursday, September 29, 2022

Phillips 66 National Literacy Month Book Giveaway

Children's Museum Houston

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

A new book is a great way to turn a new page and escape reality! Celebrate the final week of National Literacy Month together at the Children’s Museum and enjoy literacy-related events for your kids! While supplies last, kids in pre-K through fifth grade who attend Free Family Night will get one free book, thanks to Phillips 66 and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.
When: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5 pm to 8 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


Drop-in Tour | Tunnels of Light

Drop-in Tour | Tunnels of Light

Image Credit: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Discover the lit tunnels that run beneath the MFAH building, including The Light Inside by James Turrell, Chromosaturation MFAH by Carlos Cruz-Diez, and Lafur Elasson’s “Sometimes an Underground Movement” illuminated bridge. These specially commissioned pieces of art, which are exclusive to the MFAH, provide a window into the world of modern light-based artists. General admission is free on Thursday and includes this guided tour. Meet up with the docent in the Beck Building’s lobby in order to join this tour.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week with family!

When: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: 5601 Main St, Houston, TX 77005, United States
How Much: Free


Segundo Barrio Children’s Choir

Segundo Barrio Children's Choir

Image Credit: Children’s Museum Houston

Attend a very special Free Family Night during Hispanic Heritage Month to see them perform. The Segundo Barrio Choir, based in Houston’s Second Ward (Segundo Barrio) community, provides youngsters with tuition-free access to music and vocal education as well as development opportunities to transform neighborhoods via improved representation in the arts. This children’s choir also promotes the Hispanic community’s culture and traditions.
When: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 6:30 pm to 7 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


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Houston CityPASS Tickets

The CityPASS is the best way to enjoy museums and other popular attractions around Houston. It offers prepaid admission to five must-see attractions including Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kemah Boardwalk OR Children’s Museum of Houston.

Child passes valid for ages 3–11; adult passes valid for ages 12 and up. Definitely among the smartest things to do in Houston! Click here to Save 50% on Admission at Houston Attractions!!!


Things to do in Houston on Friday, September 30, 2022

Levy Park Family Movie Night: Raya and the Last Dragon

Family Movie Night at Levy Park Houston

Image Credit: Levy Park Facebook Page

Bring the family, especially the kids, and enjoy a wonderful family movie night at Levy Park with the free screening of Raya and the Last Dragon. Don’t forget to bring your movie-watching essentials. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from Side Dough and Woodshed Smokehouse.
When: Friday, September 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – Private Splatter Paint Experience for 2 People in Kingwood

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DIY art studio invites guests to get crafty and let loose, having fun with splatter paint

About This Deal

  • What’s included:
    • Splatter Suit (Shoe Caps, Shower Caps, and Goggles).
    • One 9×12 stretched canvas per person
  • Glow Upgrade: $20 for groups of 2, $25 for groups of 3-4, $35 for groups of 5-6 – Paint under the glow of black lights with neon paint!
  • Canvas Upgrade: Large Stretched 18×24 canvas available for a total price of $25
  • Valid only at the Kingwood location.

Get more information and book your Private Splatter Paint Experience TODAY!!!


Things to do in Houston on Saturday, October 1, 2022

BioArt Bayou-torium: Return to Nature / Artebio Bayou-torio: Vuelve a La Naturaleza

BioArt Bayou-torium

Image Credit: Buffalo Bayou

An interactive, movable project called the BioArt Bayou-torium is located in a repurposed shipping container. The Buffalo Bayou ecosystem served as the inspiration for East End artist Henry G. Sanchez’s creation of the Bayou-torium, which fosters environmental stewardship via art and life science activities for all ages.

When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: 2300 S Sgt Macario Garcia Dr, Houston, TX 77011, United States
How Much: Free


Native Plant Propagation

Are you interested in growing native plants? Then join this gardening session at the Arboretum! You’ll learn about several plant propagation techniques in this class, and you’ll then get the exceptional chance to gather seeds and cuttings to start your own plants. Each participant will go home with a dozen different species to start from seeds, seedlings, and cuttings, along with the tools and knowledge needed to grow additional plants on your own.
When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10 am to 12 pm
Location: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $65


Chalk on the Block

Take a stroll at Bagby Park in Midtown and enjoy the different chalk artworks brought to life by various, talented artists of the city. For the month of October, the theme of this interactive, 3D sidewalk chalk art will be all about the fall season. 
When: Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Bagby Park in Midtown Houston, 415 Gray Street, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free


Montrose Food Tour – 3 Delicious Venues – Just $96.99 for 2 adults

12 Fun things to do in Houston this week of September 26, 2022 include Tunnels of Light Drop-In Tour at MFAH, Houston Cougars vs. Tulane, and more!

Montrose is one of Houston’s most atmospheric neighborhoods and home to a diverse selection of restaurants, serving cuisine from all around the globe. On this tour, tuck into a delicious 3-course dinner with each course served at a different restaurant. Each destination is a popular local establishment, and dishes might include Mexican, Italian, and local Houstonian specialties, ensuring a rich and varied dining experience.

  • Explore Houston’s Montrose neighborhood with a local guide
  • Delicious 3-course progressive dinner including local and international cuisine
  • Enjoy a starter, main course, and dessert at three popular local restaurants
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Get more information and book your Montrose Food Tour TODAY!!!


Things to do in Houston this Week – Sunday, October 2, 2022

Sweeping the Savanna

Sweeping the Savanna

Image Credit: Houston Arboretum

There is a flurry of activity in the savanna ecosystem! This restored habitat provides food and shelter for butterflies, bees, and beetles. Along the trails of the Arboretum, come learn about the variety of grassland insects and hone your sweep netting skills. Please wear closed-toe shoes and come prepared for the outdoors. Parents must attend the program with their children.
When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1 pm – 3 pm
Where:4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $40 per family of 4; plus $5 per additional family member


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