This weekend’s guide is sponsored by Sam Houston Race Park. Don’t miss the 2019 Wiener Dog Races this Saturday night!  Wiener dog racing will be held in between live quarter horse races.

The weekend is here, school is almost out, you’re about to be paying a lot more for child care, entertainment, and air conditioning! Don’t go broke before summer even begins, stick with us for the best tips on how to get out and about without going broke. Free and cheap things to do in Houston this weekend include Wiener Dog Racing at SHRP, Dorothy Returns to Oz, Songs from the Silver Screen, free yoga, pizza parties, family crafting, and more.

Keep reading for our weekend edition of Free and Cheap events in Houston this weekend:

 

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Wiener Dog Racing at SHRP
What: Sam Houston Race Park is hosting a fan-favorite event on the cheap- Wiener dog races! In between the regular live quarter horse races, your favorite bun-shaped canines will be taking off. Doors open at 5:30 and the first races begin around 7. During the 2019 Live Quarter Horse Races, over 50 wiener dogs will race down a 30-yard track in eight different races between horse races that culminate in a championship race. The winner gets $200, while the place dog gets $100. In celebration of this event, the concession stands will be selling $1 wieners all night. Bring the whole family, and your pups are welcome too. General admission is just $8 for adults and $5 for kids!
When: May 25, 7 pm
Where: 7575 N Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston TX 77064
How much: $5 for kids, $8 for adults

 

EVERYDAY FUN

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

Houston Museum of Natural Science

One of Houston’s favorite museums can be pretty price. Now, you can get General Admission to the HMNS for only $11.10 (regularly $25!)Other HMNS discounts are available, like 50% off tickets to the butterfly habitat & exhibitplanetarium show, 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, tickets are now 50% off! Just $10 gets you in the door so take advantage now!

 

FRIDAY

Songs from the Silver Screen
What: Catch a showing of this hilarious cinema send-up. See if you can identify all of the scenes from a collection of cult- classic American comedies. Tickets are $31 per person but we have them for a limited time at just $15.50!
When: May 24, 7:30 pm
Where: 2623 Colquitt, Houston TX 77098
How much: $15.50

Latin Beats at Downtown Aquarium
What: Latin Beats is back! This free, outdoor salsa class will teach you the basics or help you get to the next level. Bring a towel and plenty of water. Come back next week for a live band!
When: May 24, 7- 11 pm
Where: 410 Bagby St, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free

Mommy & Me Craft Night
What: Chick-Fil-A on 45 and Alameda is hosting a craft night for moms and their little ones. There is no fee for the activity, just come for dinner and stay for fun!
When: May 24, 5:30 pm
Where: 10225 Almeda Genoa Rd, Houston, Texas 77075
How much: Free

 

SATURDAY

Dorothy Returns to Oz
What: Dorothy is back home and everything is back to normal- until it isn’t! Dorothy, the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Lion must make it back to Oz to sort it all out. Tickets are regularly priced $20 each but you can get them now for half-price! That’s just $10 per person.
When: May 25, 12 noon
Where: 1008 Prairie St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $10

Free Pizza Party 
What: Signature Care Emergency Center on TC Jester is having their grand opening celebration this weekend. From 11 am to 3 pm, there will be pizza, snacks, drinks, live music and entertainment. Bring family and friends, just RSVP!
When: May 25, 11 am- 3 pm
Where: 1925 East T C Jester Blvd, Houston TX 77008
How much: Free

Young Writer’s Workshop
What: Discovery Green hosts a free, weekly workshop for budding writers and poets. Learn the creative process, work on critical thinking skills, and develop your voice. This class is best suited for school-aged children. It’s free and open to the public but seating is limited to the first 25 writers.
When: May 25, 10:30- 11:30 am
Where: 1500 McKinney St, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Car Show & Concert at Tortilleria La Ranchera
What: This fundraiser will help Ray Ray’s Journey to a prosthetic leg! Enjoy free admission to the car show, live music, and food and drink vendors. This is a family-friendly environment with a silent auction.
When: May 26, 9 am- 4 pm
Where: 7710 N Shepherd Dr, Houston TX 77088
How much: Free Entry

Red, White & Blue Festival
What: This festival and market at Humble Market will have a huge variety of vendors. Everything from the re-purposed to the custom-made will be available for purchase as well as food, games, live music, and more. Free admission, free parking, and pet-friendly!
When: May 26, 10 am- 5 pm
Where: 803 FM 1960 Rd E, Humble TX 77338
How much: Free

Free Yoga at Glassel School of Art
What: This branch of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is having free yoga every fourth Sunday of Summer 2019. Bring your own yoga mat, a towel, and plenty of water.
When: May 26, 9 am
Where: 5101 Montrose, Houston TX 77006
How much: Free

 

Don’t tell us- you already have plans! What other free and cheap events are you headed to this weekend? Share all the deets in the comments below: