things to do in houston this weekend

This weekend’s roundup of events is sponsored by Traders Village. Don’t miss the Beatles Tribute Concert this weekend, March 24, at Traders Village Houston.

The weather just keeps getting better and better- that means you’re out, about, and ready for some fun! Don’t worry about saving up for summer vacation- we’ve rounded up the best ways to have fun and stick to your budget. Free and cheap events in Houston this weekend include Beatles in the Village, a March Madness Watch Party for our UH Cougars, Bark for Life, an illusionist show, and much more.

Read more below for the best free and cheap events this week in Houston:


Beatles Tribute at Traders Village

Beatles in the Village
What: Traders Village is doing it again this weekend with an awesome free concert by two of the best Beatles tribute bands  — BEETLE and The FAB 5. It’s an afternoon of all your favorite Beatles songs played live! Wear your best 60s fashion and boogie on down to Traders Village for live music, shopping, and delicious carnival foods. The village opens at 10 am, music starts at 1. Admission is free, parking is just $4!
When: March 24, 1- 5 pm
Where: 7979 N Eldridge Rd, Houston TX 77041
How much: Free (+ $4 Parking)



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

Lone Star Flight Museum

Whether you’re going for the first time or to get to know the place again, Lone Star Flight Museum has treasures awaiting. The 130,000 square foot museum and warehouse offers 40 vintage and historically significant aircraft. The planes have been restored to flying condition and are available for tours. 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!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Get General Admission to the Houston Museum of Natural Science 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. The museum has several great exhibits on display at the moment as well. (Some exhibits may cost extra.)

Wild West Escape Room

At PanIQ Room, you’ll have to use your wits to get you out of jail. Props, design, and clues are used to help you piece together the mystery and escape the room. Tickets are usually $28- $32 per person- yikes! Now, you can get them for as little as $14- $17.50. Purchase your tickets now and they’re good through May 1st. Don’t panic, just escape the room!

Go-Kart Racing at K1 Speed

Race your kids, family, and friends and try to beat the clock! Experience competition, thrills, adrenaline, and more. Compare your times and ranks- all in a family-friendly environment. Right now, you can get packages ranging from  $17- $38 and tickets are good at any K1 Speed facility.



UH march madness watch party

University of Houston March Madness Watch Party at the Plaza at Avenida Houston
What: March Madness has arrived, and our Houston Cougars are in the tournament. Cheer on the Coogs at the official March Madness Watch Party as they face off against Georgia State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. There will be live appearances and performances by the UH Cheerleaders, the UH Dance Team, the Cougar Marching Band, Chinedu Ogu, Jason Bristol, and Sasha! Outdoor seating and multiple screens carrying live coverage of the game will be set up in the Plaza at Avenida Houston in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Click here to learn more.
When: March 22, 5 pm
Where: 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Tai Chi at Discovery Green
What: Enjoy a free, one- hour session of this ancient, meditative art. Learn proper breathing technique while you have a relaxing workout. The event is free every Friday morning at Discovery Green, just bring a towel and plenty of water.
When: March 22, 12 noon- 1 pm
Where:1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Roy Lee at Vintage Park Plaza
What: Enjoy free live music by the likes of Roy Lee. The musician will be on site playing his favorite country and pop hits. Just head down to the fountains- grab a bite to eat or a beer at one of the neighboring eateries.
When: March 22, 7 pm
Where: 110 Vintage Park Blvd, Houston TX 77070
How much: Free




bark for life

Bark For Life in Sugar Land
What: Bark for Life is your chance to fight cancer while having fun. There will be a walk for you and Fido, a live DJ, face painting, pet adoptions, contests, vendors, and much more. The event is free and donations are much needed. The event benefits the American Cancer Society. Click here to learn more or to register.
When: March 23, 9 am- 1 pm
Where:18353 University Blvd, Sugar Land TX 77479
How much: Free

Secrets & Illusions at Zilkha Hall
WhatWitness master illusionist Ivan Amodei in his brand new stage show, SECRETS & ILLUSIONS live at Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Set on the dark and deserted streets of Paris, you’ll enter the legendary Louvre Museum, where an enchanting musical muse escorts you through galleries, while Ivan uncovers life’s greatest mysteries deep inside the priceless works of art, one dazzling illusion at a time. There are two showtimes – 4 pm and 8 pm.
When: March 23, 4 pm & 8 pm
Where: 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How much: $54

Hester House Community Celebration 
What: The Julia C. Hester House Community Celebration is this weekend at Discovery Green. Enjoy family- friendly activities, vendors, and live performances by Cirque Zuma Zuma. The event is totally free and open to the public.
When: March 23, 11 am- 3 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free




Spring Yoga Celebration at Batanga
What: This Sunday, Batanga is THE place to be. Enjoy yoga, brunch, mimosas, art, henna, and a live DJ. The Latin-inspired brunch menu comes with complimentary mimosas and ends at 3 pm so get there early! Tickets are $20 and will sell out fast. Yoga starts at 9:30 am.
When: March 24, 9:30 am- 3 pm
Where: 908 Congress Ave, Houston TX 77002
How much: $20

Sunday Nite Live
What: City Centre Houston is bringing back Sunday Nights in the Plaza. Enjoy free live music in the great outdoors. This week’s artists include Mike Donohue.
When: March 24, 3- 5 pm
Where: 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, Texas 77024
How much: Free

Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival
What: This free family event features kites galore, live entertainment, interactive exhibits, and much more. There will be food trucks on site so bring cash and card. And of course, bring your own kites!
When: March 24, 10 am- 5 pm
Where: 1700 Hermann Dr, Houston TX 77004
How much: Free


What free and cheap things to do in Houston are you headed to this weekend? Tell us in the comments: