Houston is full of free fun every weekend! Check out the latest collection of 12 Free Things to Do in Houston February 24-26.
Do a doggie play date — Don’t miss Yappie Hour, a doggie playdate and happy hour the 4th Friday each month at Midtown’s Bagby Dog Park. Features treats, giveaways, contests and prizes! Located at 415 Gray.
Learn improv — Take a free Improv class, thanks to Station Theater’s Intro to Improv every Friday, 7:30 pm. All Intro students are then invited to stay to watch Supernova Armando show for free ($6 value), a fast-paced comedy show with a guest monologist. Register your free spot online. Located at 1230 Houston Ave.
Be creative — Writers in the Schools host Young Writers Workshop each Saturday, 10:30 am, at Discovery Green. Kids learn to express their thoughts and develop language skills. This is free for the first 25 kids attending. Located at 1500 McKinney.
Exercise outside — Enjoy free outdoor exercise classes at Midtown in Motion the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at Midtown’s Bagby Park. High Intensity Interval Training is at 9:30 am followed by Yoga Flow at 10:30 am. Attend one or both! Attendees are encouraged to bring a mat and water; yoga straps and blocks are optional. Located at 415 Gray St.
Get outdoors –Nature Heritage Society is hosting Heritage Hill Hike Saturday 9 am at The Hill at Sims Greenway. The morning features hiking, horticulture informational booths and an outdoor cooking demonstration. “Come hike in honor of all those who sacrificed so much, walked on rugged roads, yet stayed the course, and paved the way for today’s rights and better living.” Register at 8:45 am at Bessie Swindle Community Center, 11800 Scott St. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Bring bottled water and comfortable walking shoes.
Play at Levy Park grand opening — The Levy Park Grand Opening kicks off with a ribbon cutting at 11 am with Mayor Turner. The free fun continues all day with performing arts, piano concert, interactive displays, gardening demos, face painting, workshops with local organizations and animal rescues. Grupo Fantasma will perform on the new pavilion from 6 pm – 7:30 pm. Levy Park is a 6-acre park in Upper Kirby District at 3801 Eastside. Street parking is available on Wakeforest Avenue and Eastside + garage parking at 2925 Richmond for $2/hour. Walking, biking and ride-sharing are encouraged!
See chef’s in action — Don’t miss Harvest Green’s Chef Fest, Saturday, noon – 3 pm, at Harvest Green in Richmond. The afternoon features multiple area chefs cooking onsite with produce from the farm, live music, farmers market, cooking classes for kids, games and activities, farm tours and more. Admission is free but small plates are available for purchase as well as craft beer and wine. Located at Harvest Green, 602 Vineyard Hollow Court.
Enjoy Family Day at Houston Maritime Museum — Get free admission on Family Days! This Saturday families can explore Joshua Slocum’s incredible story of sailing around the world alone. Young explorers will learn about Slocum’s journey while creating their own mini-sail boats and participating in imaginative art and creative writing activities. Located at 2204 Dorrington near Rice University and Texas Medical Center.
Watch Oscar-nominated family movies — Get in the spirit of Oscar weekend at The Square at Memorial City! It’s a movie marathon of Oscar animated movies beginning at 3 pm (Toy Story 3), then 5 pm (Zootopia), and 7 pm (Frozen). Don’t miss the free popcorn. Located on the jumbo screen at The Square at 303 Memorial City Way between Cheesecake Factory and Maggiano’s.
Catch a movie under the moon — Enjoy the Disney/Pixar movie A Bug’s Life outdoors at Central Green Park. Begins at dusk. Located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Learn about settlers — Bring the family downtown for Heritage Family Day, which helps families engage in Texas Ranching Heritage. Families can enjoy hands-on frontier craft activities and Texas Longhorns named Liberty and Justice from Washington, Texas. Author Laurie Cockerell will read from her kid’s book about Sam Houston, Magnificent Sam. Old Place will be open for an interactive tour. This free afternoon from 1 pm – 4 pm is sponsored by the Heritage Society of Texas. Located at 1100 Bagby.
Watch family parades — Galveston’s Mardi Gras Entertainment District will be free to the public for a Family Gras celebration sponsored by Moody National Bank. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Sunshine Kids and Shriners Hospitals for Children. Don’t miss the Shriners Hospital for Children & Sunshine Kids Parade at noon, the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade at 1:30 pm for costumed pets of all shapes and sizes, and the Mardi Gras Children’s Parade with Local Firefighters 571 at 3 pm! Get the scoop online here.