things to do in houston this weekend

In a city like Houston, there are always free and cheap events to be found. Things to do in Houston this weekend include The Sistine Chapel, Elephantopia, the Lavender and Wine Festival, and more. You can always count on us for an idea of free and cheap things to do in Houston this week.

Read more below for our run down of free and cheap events in Houston this weekend:



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Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit at The Corinthian Houston
What: It’s the exhibit everyone is talking about — Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel come to life. Experience 34 true-size reproductions from the Sistine Chapel in the beautiful marble hall of The Corinthian. This has never before been seen in the Houston area, and now is your chance to enjoy this once in a lifetime exhibit at a great discounted rate!
When: Open daily 10 am – 8 pm
Where: 202 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77002
How much: $12 (regularly $20)



Here are a few cheap things to do in Houston any day of the week!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Get tickets to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for only $10 (regularly $25!)Other HMNS discounts are available, like 50% off tickets to the butterfly habitat & exhibitplanetarium show, and other special exhibits. The museum has several great exhibits on display at the moment, including Life in Stone, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and more. (Some exhibits may cost extra.)

Space Center Houston

Spend a day learning about Science and aerospace flight and engineering at Houston’s favorite, Space Center Houston. Some tours are included in the price of admission so you can easily spend a day and still have more to see! If you haven’t been in a while, it may be time for a return trip. For a limited time, get $5 off of regular price!

Houston Zoo

A great place to get outside and take the family, The Houston Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the whole country. You can easily spend a whole day there (pro tip: pack a lunch and save money!). Just be sure to bring a towel and plenty of water. Groupon is currently running a great deal on tickets.



Friday Night Fireworks: Skeeters vs. Somerset Patriots 
What: The Sugar Land Skeeters take on their Atlantic League Rivals, the Somerset Patriots. Don’t let the size of the stadium fool you- they have plenty of fun activities packed into Constellation Field. Stay after the game for weekly Friday Night Fireworks after home games! Right now, tickets are $3.50 off!
When: August 10, 7:05 pm
Where: 1 Stadium Dr, Sugar Land TX 77498
How much: $8.50
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Boogie Down at 54: Live Disco Show & Dancing
What: Prohibition Supperclub & Bar is bringing you back to the 70s when disco reigned supreme. The Moonlight Dolls will be putting on a show to end all discos. The show is one hour long, followed by two hours of dancing- and now tickets are half- off! It’s the perfect way to get your groove on this weekend!
When: August 10, 11 pm
Where: 1008 Prairie St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $10
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The World is Dancing at Miller Outdoor Theatre
What: Take a trip around the world with an international dance show. Featuring music from Mexico, Ecuador, India, and more, this is a great way to spend a day outdoors. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and plenty of bug spray for a completely free event in Houston.
When: August 10, 11 am
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston TX 77030
How much: Free



Hatha Yoga at Discovery Green
What: Enjoy a free, one- hour morning class of Hatha Yoga with certified instructor Lindsey Law. This class is good for people of all fitness levels and focuses on enhancing awareness, and building a strong mind and body. Bring your own mat, towel, and plenty of water.
When: August 11, 9- 10 am
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Chapel Hill Lavender & Wine Festival
What: Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Houston lies beautiful Chapel Hill set in the Texas Hill Country. Tour a gorgeous lavender farm, drink local wine, and shop for everything from lavender cuisine to plants for sale. There will be flower pounding demonstrations, live music, pet adoptions, and much more!
When: August 11, 9 am- 3 pm
Where: 2250 Dillard Rd, Brenham TX 77833
How much: No cover

2018 Houston Black Heritage Festival 
What: Head down to the George R. Brown Convention Center for a two- day celebration of African American culture expressed through art, music, education, poetry, food, community, and more. Cultural festivities will take place throughout themed villages and you’ll be able to pay hommage to the trailblazers of the Black Heritage Honors program. Tickets for kids start at just $5 and adults are $15.
When: August 11, 12 noon
Where: 1001  Avenida de las Americas, Houston TX 77010
How much: $5-$15



2nd Sundayz Market 
What: A monthly vintage art market is held in Houston’s East End. Find quirky, rare, and handmade art from local makers. Vendors include clothing shops, soap makers, succulents, and more. There’s no cover to get in and a live DJ spinning. It’s one of the best cheap things to do in Houston this weekend!
When: August 12, 12 noon- 6 pm
Where: 4009 Polk St #D, Houston TX 77023
How much: Free Admission

World Elephant Day Awesomeness at Axelrad
What: Join Elephantopia to help support the Save The Elephants campaign. Try the Pink Elephant drink, shop for bracelets from local charities, and watch a film screening of the award- winning documentary, A Heard of Orphans. The event is kid-friendly until 9 pm, documentary begins at 8:30.
When: August 12, 12 noon- 2 am
Where: 1517 Alabama St, Houston TX 77004
How much: No Cover

Hot Dogs & Arepas at Wooster’s Garden
What: Ever tried a Venezeulan Hot Dog? How about the buttery, crispy deliciousness that is an Arepa? You’ll be in foodie heaven at this Venezuelan- inspired event hosted by Culinary Director Brandon Silva. There are also vegetarian options available!
When: August 12, 3- 8 pm
Where: 3315 Milam St, Houston TX 77006
How much: Free Admission


What free and cheap things to do are you planning on attending this weekend? Let us know in the comments below: