things to do in houston this weekend

Keeping up with all of the awesome things to see and do in Houston can be exhausting- and expensive! Let us help you with both of those problems by planning awesome deals, discounts, and freebies all week long.

Free and cheap activities in Houston this weekend include Family Fun in Sugar Land, Free Family Day at Camp Cullen YMCA, 2019: A Year in Review, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, MATCH Open House, live music, free workouts, dance socials, and more!

Here is our weekend chronicle of Free and Cheap Things to Do in Houston:



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Family Fun in Sugar Land

Fridays, head out to Sugar Land for free workouts in the Plaza, live music, and more! This weekend, you can catch Zumba and Boot Camp at Sugar Land Town Square. Check out two different Farmers Markets on Saturday and Sunday, just remember to bring your re-useable bags! And take the kids to Dream Big WonderWeek at Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center. Learn about these events and more here.

Space Center Houston

One of the biggest and longest running attractions in Houston is the Space Center! See samples of moon rock, tour a replica of Mission Control, and identify more than 400 space artifacts. Admission is regularly $29.95 for adults and kids over age 11. For a limited time, they’re offering $5 off of admission! Now you’re saving $5 and getting in for just $24.95!

Kanga’s Indoor Play Center

This wonderland is great for tots young and old! They have a multi-level climbing playground and other attractions.  General admission is $13.90 for kids aged 3 and older. Adults are $3.50. Those ticket prices can really add up! Don’t let those fees get the best of you, we have your tickets at a discount for a limited time. For now, you can get in for just $8 for one child!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

If you want to get to know the HMNS or are just showing a friend for the first time, this is a great way to tour the world without leaving Houston. There are tons of things to see and do- you’ll want to go again and again! Those ticket prices can really add up at $25 a pop but we want you to be able to see it all. For a limited time, the HMNS is offering General Admission for just $11.10 per person! Go for the Butterfly Exhibit for 50% off and stay for the Planetarium at just $19 per person {regularly $36!}.



2019: A Year in Review
What: Ring in the new year by reviewing the last! This sketch comedy pokes fun at the year before with impersonations by John Gremillion and The Music Box cast. Admission starts at $33 but we have tickets for a limited time at just $16.50! Several shows are already sold out so get your tickets now!
When: January 17, 7:30 pm
Where:  2623 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
How much: $16.50

Friday Social Dance at A 2nd Cup
What: This local coffee shop supports non profits and every Friday, they have a Swing Dance Social! Admission is $5 and there will be food and drinks for purchase. No partner necessary- they’ll match you up with someone! Just bring your knowledge of Swing and your dancing shoes. BYOB for an additional $5.
When: January 17, 7:15 pm
Where:  1111 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77009
How much: $5

Hello Kitty + Friends Art Show
What: Insomnia Gallery is hosting this free, all-ages show! Kids and pets are welcome. There will be food trucks serving up goodies and drinks for purchase.
When: January 17, 7 pm
Where:  708 Telephone Rd., Houston, TX 77023
How much: Free

Live at La Placita
What: La Placita Mexican Restaurant is hosting an evening of live music! They have a brand new cocktail menu, just waiting for you to try out! Admission is free. The music is from 7 – 10 pm
When: January 17, 7 pm
Where:  8518 Highway 6 N, Houston, TeX 77095
How much: Free



Yoga on the Patio w/ Bailey
What: This yoga class is happening at Penny Whistle Pub on Saturday morning. Stick around afterwards for cocktails! Admission to the class and pub is totally free when you RSVP. Bring your own yoga mat, towel, and water bottle.
When: January 18, 11 am – 12 noon
Where:  1625 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
How much: Free

Prelude Concert Series
What: This ongoing event at Levy Park consists of a 45-minute, student-lead presentation by students and instructors from Prelude Music. The concert is geared towards babies, toddlers, and preschoolers but all are welcome.
When: January 18, 4:30 pm
Where:  3801 Eastside Dr, Houston, TX 77098
How much: Free

Free Bachata Social & Wine
What: Sable Gate Winery is hosting this free social, when you RSVP. Come early for the Bachata class, just $10 per person. No partner or experience necessary.
When: January 18, 7:30 pm – 12 midnight
Where:  2600 Travis St, Ste 104, Houston, Texas 77006
How much: $0 – $10

Mini Water Color Painting Class
What: Honey Art Cafe hosts art classes on the regular. Support the local art scene, while also trying delicious drinks and desserts. Admission to the class is just $35 per person.
When: January 18, 7 pm
Where:  3516 S Shepherd, Houston, TX 77098
How much: $35



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Free Family Day at Camp Cullen YMCA
What: The Camp Cullen YMCA is hosting a free family day so you can tour their camp facilities. Admission is totally free! Kids and families will have fun with camp-like activities including the jumping pillow, canoeing, horseback riding, zip line riding, and more. All activities are free but you must RSVP. Click here for all the details.
When: January 19, 1 – 5 pm
Where:  460 Cullen Loop, Trinity, TX 75862
How much: Free

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville
What: This comedic genius of a stage production will be giving new life to Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hounds of Baskerville. The Sherlock-inspired play is happening weekends in January, with some shows already sold out! For a limited time, we’re getting you in for just $13.25 {regularly $26.50}!
When: January 19, 3 pm
Where:  10760 Grant Rd, Houston, TX 77070
How much: $13.25

MATCH Family Fun Day
What: The Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston is hosting this open house! Admission is free for kids and families. The event also includes bounce houses, face painters, live performances, workshops, and more.
When: January 19, 1 – 5 pm
Where:  3400 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
How much: Free

Mini Market Houston
What: Hosted by MAW Supply, this free market offers local products. There will be vegan foods, juices, music, sweets, and more. Complimentary beverages!
When: January 19, 2 pm – 7 pm
Where:  2316 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004
How much: Free Admission


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