things to do in houston this weekend

In a city as big and diverse as Houston, there’s always plenty of fun stuff to do. To help you stretch your budget, we’ve put together a guide to the best free and cheap things to do in Houston this weekend!

Free and cheap events in Houston this weekend include Disney’s Aladdin, Hallelujah Girls, Decadence: Late Night Gatsby Party, free live music, free outdoor movies, comedy hours, and much more.

Read more below for our guide to free and cheap things to do in Houston this weekend:

 

TOP PICK

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Disney’s Aladdin 
What: You’ve never had a friend like Aladdin! Check out the cult-classic Disney adaptation on stage at The Hobby Center. This is the final weekend of the show’s run here in Houston, and tickets will sell out fast. Don’t miss your last chance to witness an amazing show for the whole family. Tickets can be as much as $130 but we have some for as low as $35!
When: Multiple Dates
Where: 800 Bagby St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $35+

 

EVERYDAY FUN

Here are a few things to do in Houston this weekend any day you’d like!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

One of Houston’s favorite museums can be pretty pricey- $25 per person. Now, you can get General Admission to the HMNS for only $11.10! Other HMNS discounts are available, like 50% off tickets to the butterfly habitat & exhibit, shows at the planetarium, and other special exhibits. Exhibits are always changing so if you haven’t been in a while, there will definitely be something to surprise you! It’s one of our favorite things to do in Houston this weekend for all ages. (Some exhibits may cost extra.)

All Day Gaming at Dave & Busters

Dave & Busters is fun for the whole family but those gaming prices can really add up! Enjoy an all-day gaming package for TWO for just $25! Regularly priced, this package would cost you $70 plus tax. That is a savings of more than 50%!

Lone Star Flight Museum

This 130,000 square foot museum and warehouse features 40 vintage and historically significant aircraft. You can tour the planes on the ground or even sign up for a flight! Don’t miss the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and their other carefully curated exhibits. Best of all, admission is regularly $20 per person but tickets are now 50% off! Just $10 gets you in the door so take advantage while the promotion lasts!

 

FRIDAY

Hallelujah Girls
What: What happens when a group of Southern Belles are competing for property? Nonstop laughs and secret church basements! The hilarity is going on weekends in July at the Purple Box Theater. Admission is $15 per person but we have your tickets on sale- just $7.50 each!
When: July 12, 7:30 pm
Where: 1305 West Parkwood, Friendswood TX 77546
How much: $7.50

Beats & Eats 
What: Head to Midtown Park for live music and delish cuisine. There will be adult beverages for purchase as well as alcoholic and non alcoholic Popsicles! This event is for 21+ only.
When: July 12, 6:30 pm
Where: 2811 Travis St, Houston TX 77006
How much: Free Entry

Friday Family Movie Night
What: Bring your picnic blankets and plenty of bug spray for a free screening of The Incredibles 2. The show is going down at The Square at Memorial City.
When: July 12, 8 pm
Where: 303 Memorial City Way, Houston TX 77024
How much: Free

 

SATURDAY

Decadence: Late Night Gatsby Party
What: Prohibition Supper Club is a step back in time. Be transported to the decadence of the 1920s not only by their delicious decor but the Fitzgerald-worthy show. The party goes on select Saturdays and admission is $20 per person. But we found some tickets for free! Just pay service fees {$6} and your ticket is complimentary!
When: July 13, 11:30 pm
Where: 1008 Prairie St, Houston TX 77002
How much: COMPLIMENTARY

Artist Talk & Reception
What: Higher Ground (Relics of a Mission) is opening at Winter Street Studios. Enjoy the reception along with the Visit Houston: Space City event going on at Sawyer Yards.
When: July 13, 2 pm
Where: 2101 Winter St, Houston TX 77007
How much: Free Entry

Whiskey Cake Farmers Market
What: Head out to Whiskey Cake in Katy for a diverse mix of artists and artisans. Enjoy home made spices, from-scratch bread, honey, wine, and much more.
When: July 13, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: 23139 Grand Circle Blvd, Katy TX 77449
How much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Second Sunday Revival at Market Square Park
What: At Market Square Park, enjoy a different experience each month. This month, see what Dem Dam Dames is all about.
When: July 14, 11 am
Where: 301 Milam, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free

8th Wonder Comedy Hour
What: The Secret Group venue is hosting a cheap comedy night with Houston’s best and brightest. Admission is $5 at the door. $8  gets you admission plus an 8th Wonder beer. Register online.
When: July 14, 6 pm
Where:2101 Polk St, Houston TX 77003
How much: $5 – $8

Boomtown at BB’s Katy
What: Boomtown will be playing live at BB’s Tex-Orleans in Katy. The brass band will be playing live while catch some grub. There’s no cover, just pay for your food and drinks.
When: July 14, 12 noon
Where:406 Grand Pkwy, Katy TX 77494
How much: No Cover

 

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