This weekend’s guide is presented by Traders Village. Don’t miss Fiestas Patrias this weekend for great live music, delicious food, fun, and shopping for the whole family!

In a city as big and diverse as Houston, there’s always plenty of fun stuff to do. To help you stretch your budget, each week we 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 Fiestas Patrias at Traders Village, The Hiding Place, Fall Fun Fest at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum, Rice Owls vs. UT Longhorns, 2019 Advocare Texas Kickoff, Jordan Feliz- The Faith Tour, A Princess Ball, free workouts, free poetry readings, and more.

Here is our full list of this weekend’s Free and Cheap Things to Do in Houston:



Fiestas Patrias Telemundo Houston at Traders Village

Fiestas Patrias at Traders Village
What: Traders Village Houston and Telemundo are hosting this Mexican holiday commemorating Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costillas grito de Dolores who called for the end of Spanish rule. There will be a free live concert, Aztec dancers, a mariachi band, folkoric ballet, and traditional foods. As always, admission to Traders Village is free and parking is just $4 per vehicle.
When: September 15, 10 am – 5 pm
Where:  7979 Eldridge Rd, Houston TX 77041
How much: Free {+ $4 Parking}



Here are a few ways you can have fun on the cheap every day of the week!

sugar land fun

Visit Sugar Land

The Sweetest City in Texas also has some sweet deals and events going on that you won’t want to miss. Make the drive to catch a free, outdoor movie with Mary Poppins at Sugar Land Town Square this weekend. JoJo Siwa will be in town for the D.R.E.A.M. Tour at Smart Financial Center on September 13. You can also catch a Tribute to Michael Jackson, free workouts, and special pricing at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center! Learn more about events and ongoing deals here.

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 & exhibitshows 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! (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!



the hiding place

The Hiding Place
What: The Opening Night of The Hiding Place is this Friday, September 13! This is the true story of a woman in the Netherlands who defied the law and hid Jews from the Nazis. The play is on stage at The George Theater and seats begin at $25!
When: September 13, 8 pm
Where:  5420 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056
How much: $25+

2019 Advocare Texas Kickoff
What: The Cougars of Washington State are up against the Houston Cougars! This head-to-head is going on at NRG Stadium and admission begins at $27. We have tickets at a better price- just $20- $22 each!
When: September 13, 8:15 pm
Where:  1 Reliant Parkway, Houston TX 77054
How much: $20- $22

Jordan Feliz- The Faith Tour
What: This Christian singer is coming to North End Baptist Church in Beaumont with North Point Inside Out, and Hannah Kerr. Admission ranges from $19.95 to $30. Group tickets are just $14.95 per person and VIP is $50! Don’t worry, we don’t want you to spend that much- we’re getting you in for just $10 per person!
When: September 13, 6:16 pm
Where:  5115 Eastex Fwy, Beaumont TX 77706
How much: $10



rice vs texas football

Rice Owls vs. UT Longhorns
What: See the Rice Owls face off against one of their biggest rivals and do it on the cheap! For a limited time, Houston On The Cheap Readers can get their tickets for as low as $35!
When: September 14, 7 pm
Where:  NRG Pkwy, Houston TX 77054
How much: $35

fall fun fest rosenberg railroad museum

2019 Fall Fun Fest at Rosenberg Railroad Museum
What: The Rosenberg Railroad Museum Fall Fun Fest takes place this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and it offers fun for the whole family. Enjoy trackless train rides, face painting, bounce houses, food trucks, model steam locomotive demonstrations, carnival games & prizes, and so much more. Just $8 to get in, and kids under 2 are free. All festival activities (minus food & drink) are included with admission. Event will go on rain or shine!
When: September 14, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: 1921 Avenue F Rosenberg, Texas
How much: $8 (kids under 2 are free!)

A Princess Ball 
What: Sing, dance, play games, and win prizes, all in the company of your favorite Princesses! Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Belle, Ana, and more will be on site at The Prestigious Hess Club. Admission runs $40 – $100 per person but we have some tickets for free! Just pay processing fees and your tickets is complimentary!
When: September 14, 12:30 pm
Where:  5430 Westheimer Ct, Houston TX 77056

Chuy’s 10th Birthday Party 
What: Join the staff for free cake, drink specials, a full menu, and a live DJ! Celebrate 10 years of business for Chuy’s! The DJ will be on site from 2  – 7 pm but the party goes all day long! There is no admission fee, just pay for your food and drinks.
When: September 15, 11 am – 11 pm
Where:  9350 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77063
How much: Free Entry



Cafeza Presents: We Are The Smiths
What: Naicy and Jazz Smith will be on stage this weekend at Cafeza, singing indie pop, soul, R&B, and gospel. Cafeza will be offering their full menu. Admission is free when you RSVP but you can purchase drinks or a VIP package online.
When: September 15, 8 pm
Where: 1720 Houston Ave, Houston TX 77007
How much:  No Cover

Free Yoga Sundays
What: Join the community at Pitch 25 for a free yoga class on the soccer fields. Stick around afterward for brunch and drinks.
When: September 15, 10 am
Where:  2120 Walker Street, Houston TX 77003
How much: Free Admission

99 Cents Kids Meals at Aquarium
What: For a limited time, The Downtown Aquarium is offering 99 cent kids meals with the purchase of an adult entree.
When: September 15, 11 am
Where:  410 Bagby Street, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free Entry {+ 99 Cents Kids Meals!}

What are your plans for the weekend? If we missed an awesome deal, let us know the details in the comments section below: