things to do in houston this weekend

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Looking for the best things to do in Houston this week? In a city this big and diverse, there’s always something new and exciting to take part in. This week, events range from live music to silent parties to food truck festivals. There are plenty of Houston events for the whole family. Check out our top picks for the best free and cheap things to do in Houston this week below:



Texas Taco Mania at Bayou City Event Center
What: What better way to spend a Sunday than eating tons of tacos, listening to great live music, enjoying a classic car show, and shopping an array of local vendors? This all-day festival benefits the city’s cultural art programs, and it’s family-friendly with plenty of kids activities too. And now, HOTC readers can get tickets 50% off. Hurry before they sell out!
When: June 17, 12:00 pm-
Where: 9401 Knight Rd., Houston, TX 77045
How much: $7.50 (regularly $15!)



Daily Exhibits at Lone Star Flight Museum
What: Explore the newly renovated and re-opened facility at Ellington Field. With over 40 fully-restored and historically significant aircraft available for viewing and tours, this is a flight fanatic’s dream. The facility is now open daily and tickets are discounted 50% off for a limited time.
When: June 8, 8 am- 5 pm
Where: 11551 Aerospace Ave., Houston, TX 77034
How much: $10 (regularly $20!)
Find tickets here.

Music On The Plaza at The Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza
What: This summer, on select Friday afternoons, you can enjoy live music  from a variety of local artists.  The plaza is one of our newest attractions in Houston, right next to the Museum of Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public so bring a picnic and a blanket and get comfortable!
When: June 15, 5- 8 pm
Where: 5151 Monrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
How much: Free

Silent R&B Party at The Address
What: Have you tried a silent music party, yet? Now, you can get in free until 11 pm with free headphones rental. Tune into your choice of two different DJs spinning favorites from Old School Hip-hop to Reggae and Top 40. Free entry is only from 9- 11 and all attendees must be 21+.
When: June 15, 9 pm- 2 am
Where: 3333 Raleigh St., Houston, TX 77021
How much: Free admission until 11; $10+ after
Find ticket information here.



Fun Party Day at Centro Family Dental
What: Join us every Saturday in June and July for a morning full of fun games, bounce houses, and yummy drinks and snacks. The event, hosted by Centro Family Dental, is free and open to the public.
When: June 16, 9 am- 2 pm
Where: 5631 Telephone Rd. Suite A, Houston, TX 77087
How much: Free

Teen Night at Urban Air 
What: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, Urban Air hosts an exclusive jump night for teens starting at just $15. They get two hours of all-access jumping, a glow stick, and 2 slices of pizza. It’s one of the best cheap things for teens this weekend!
When: June 16, 9-11 pm
Where: 20502 Hempstead Rd., Suite 110, Houston, TX 77065
How much: $15
Reserve Tickets Here.

Houston Summer Acoustical Series at Truck Yard
What: Head on down to the beer garden for free live acoustical music by a variety of artists. Brandon Smith, Jake Bush, Wynn Williams, Mandi Powell, Austin Bradshaw, and more.
When: June 16, 7 pm
Where: 2118 Lamar St., Houston, TX 77003
How much: Free entry



Father’s Day Fun Zone at Memorial City
What: Celebrate Father’s Day with a bounce house!Memorial City Mall is hosting a Fun Zone with giant inflatables and games for dads and kids. Participation is free! Don’t forget to film a 30 second video explaining why your dad is the best ever for a chance to win a gift package to “The Boss’s Haircut & Shave”, a $30 gift card to Liberty Kitchen, and an overnight stay at The Westin Houston.
When: June 17, 12 pm- 4 pm
Where: 303 Memorial City, Houston, TX 77024
How much: Free

Free Pint for Pops at Liberty Kitchen at The Treehouse
What: What’s better than a cold beer on a warm day? A free beer to celebrate dad! All dads will get one free beer to wash down their entree at one of Houston’s best eateries. There is no cover- just purchase your meal and order a beer! The special runs from open to close.
When: June 17, 11 am- 9 pm
Where: 963 Bunker Hill Rd., Houston, TX 77024
How much: Prices Vary

Houston Food Truck Festival at Inked Studios
What: Join us this Sunday for a free Food Truck Festival. The event includes a variety of food trucks, merchandise vendors, a live concert, face painting, and a Kid’s Zone. Celebrate Father’s day by chilling out and chowing down!
When: June 17, 12 pm- 7 pm
Where: 10715 Gulf Fwy., Houston, TX 77034
How much: Free entry


How are you spending your weekend in Houston? Let us know where you’re going in the comments below!