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


Monday (7/3) — Get ready to party with the Village People at a free outdoor concert! The group has sold more than 100 million recordings worldwide. Concert kicks off at 8:30 pm at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Free reserved seats are available on performance day at the Miller Box office from 10:30 am – 1 pm. Located at 6000 Hermann Park Dr.

Monday (7/3) — The Houston Symphony presents its free annual concert on July 4th eve! Star-Spangled Salute begins at 8 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Located at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr. {Note: No backpacks, bags or purses larger than 8.5″ x 11″ will be allowed into the venue.}

Tuesday (7/4) — Celebrate Independence Day! Lots of ideas for free fun for July 4th. One of the most unusual? Celebrating with snow and ice at The Square at Memorial City, 5 pm – 8 pm.

Wednesday (7/5) — Tackle a challenging boot camp at GreenStreet’s Wellness Wednesday, a free weekly workout from 6:30 am – 7 am. Participants get a $1 off their next salad or wrap at Salata. Located at 1201 Fannin.

Wednesday (7/5) — Kids 10 and under will love this week’s Kidtastic at The Square at Memorial City. It’s recess time! Join Playworks for a morning of active fun and interactive activities at The Square.  Stick around for balloon art and special appearances by Frolic and friends. Located at 303 Memorial Way.

Thursday (7/6) — Head to Levy Park for a free Houston Center for Photography workshop 9 am – 10:30 am. This is held the first and third Thursday each month. Located at 3801 Eastside.

Thursday (7/6) — Enjoy seven 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
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: 10 am – 9 pm
  • The Health Museum: 2 pm – 7 pm
  • Holocaust Museum Houston: 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Houston Museum of African American Culture: 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum: 1 pm – 5 pm