It’s looks to be amazing weather this weekend to enjoy all our free fun! Check out these 19 Free Things to Do in Houston October 13-15:

Free Weekend Fun in Houston October 13-15

photo: Miller Outdoor Theatre


Hear classical, spooky music — Enjoy a free Houston Symphony performance Friday, 7:30 pm, at Hocus Pocus Pops, an annual favorite for the whole family in The Woodlands. Train rides on the Great Pumpkin Express begin at 5:30 pm and activities begin at 6 pm. The first 100 boys and “ghouls” to check in at Hocus Pocus Central in the North Plaza, fully costumed, get to march in the Goblin Parade. Lawn chairs are provided free for this event on the hill! Located at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr.

Enjoy a cultural marketNight Market returns to Asia Society Texas Friday, 6 pm – 9 pm. This festive, family-friendly night features tasty treats, local vendors, crafts and a look at the fall exhibition. Located at 1370 Southmore.

Watch a movie under the stars — Watch your favorite stars under the stars at Memorial City’s Family Friday Movie Nights at The Square. This week’s movie is Monsters, Inc. beginning at 7 pm. Bring your lawn chair and grab some free popcorn. Located at 303 Memorial Way.

See a live musical — Get ready for fun Friday night at Miller Outdoor Theatre! Swing, Baby, Swing! is a new musical by Norma Miller and Dance Houston about love, joy and bringing people together. It’s inspired by the life and times of the original Lindy Hoppers, who danced at The Savoy Ballroom, the first integrated public ballroom in the United States. The show begins at 7:30 pm.

Watch an historical movie — Czech Center Museum Houston is hosting a free historical movie, The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on the true story of the Warsaw zookeepers who saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save more than 300 people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. Located at 4920 San Jacinto.

Listen to live music — It’s another Friday live music set at WFDD’s Central Green Park in Katy! This week features Darbi Shaun, a young budding artist who was recognized as the youngest Top 15 Semi-Finalist in the National Songwriter Serenade Contest. Music begins at 7 pm. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Scare up some fun — Boo on the Boardwalk returns this weekend for Halloween-themed fun through October 31. Enjoy trick or treating at retail stores 4 pm – 8 pm Fridays – Sundays, outdoor movie each Friday night, kids’ activities and more. This Friday’s movie and music is Monster House and Boogie Man Band. Don’t miss the ’80s costume contest at 7 pm. Lots of free fun but haunted houses have a fee. Located in Kemah.


Get healthy — Get healthy and active at Kids Ultimate Fitness Challenge. It’s the nation’s largest mobile fitness event traveling from coast-to-coast dedicated to helping keep kids healthy and active. Kids of all ages (and adults!) get the opportunity to flex their physical fitness by participating in a time-based obstacle course that includes sprinting, jump roping, wall crawls, hurdles, jumping jacks, sit ups and tunnel crawls and more. Free registration online. Located at University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun.

Scare up some fun — Boo on the Boardwalk features Halloween-themed fun through October 31. Enjoy trick or treating at retail stores 4 pm – 8 pm Fridays – Sundays. This week’s Saturday fun includes kids’ corner activities,  Boogie Man Band and School of Rock Band. Lots of free fun but haunted houses have a fee. Located in Kemah.

Head to Zomball in Tomball — Tis the season when Zomball in Tomball returns in October from 5 pm – 9:30 pm! 2nd Saturday at the Depot is a family-friendly event held the second Saturday each month with themed arts and crafts, games, music and a movie on the giant inflatable screen. The October 2nd Saturday includes a community “trunk or treat,” spooky attractions, activities, entertainment and more. This month’s movie is Paranorman beginning around 7:30 pm. Located at 201 S. Elm in Tomball.

Help others — Enjoy live music and more at Pass It Forward Fest, Saturday, 5 pm – 9 pm, at Central Green Park. The festival will be collecting for Puerto Rico, Mexico and US Virgin Islands.

Play downtown — This annual neighborhood favorite, A Night at Market Square, is back! Join us for a historic night out by exploring the neighborhood’s eclectic bars and restaurants. Enjoy lawn games and a cold beverage at Market Square Park before settling on the lawn for a live performance by Shinyribs! Located at 301 Milam.

Honor the Latin Americans cultureLunada 2017 is a special evening that celebrates the Latin American culture beginning at 7:30 pm. Houston Symphony will perform songs with Mexican, Latin American, and Spanish influence. Located at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Watch a movie under the moon — Bank of America Screen on the Green returns to Discovery Green Saturday, 8 pm. The free outdoor movie will be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 beginning at 8 pm. Located at 1500 McKinney.

Ride through the streetsMoonlight Ramble is a unique, night time ride with a 45-year tradition. The ride is a fundraiser to support safe streets in Houston and is BikeHouston’s signature event. The ride is 8 pm – 11:45 pm. Located at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney.


Browse expensive cars — The 6th annual Lamborghini Festival hits CityCentre Sunday, 3 pm – 7 pm. More than 100 Raging Bulls will take their place in CityCentre plaza, from vintage Lamborghinis to the latest models. Don’t miss the additional exotic brands on display such as Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren and Bugatti. Enjoy live music by Collectors Item Band. The Lamborghini Festival includes more than 20,000 attendees.

Scare up some funBoo on the Boardwalk features Halloween-themed fun through October 31. Enjoy trick or treating at retail stores 4 pm – 8 pm Fridays – Sundays. This week’s Sunday fun includes creepy creatures, kid’s corner activities, and live music with Johnny Be Good. Lots of free fun but haunted houses have a fee. Located in Kemah.

Listen to spooky symphonic music — Enjoy another festive evening with the Houston Symphony! Dress in your Halloween best with Houston Symphony’s orchestra of witches and goblins at Symphonic Spooktacular! Get into the Halloween spirit with creepy classics of the orchestral repertoire from 7 pm – 9 pm. This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between 10:30 am – 1 pm.