There’s always a lot to do in Houston, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Houston today?’, we have you covered! Whether you are looking for things to do in Houston this weekend for couples or family events in Houston on the weekend or black events, you are sure to find something you like on our list.
There are a number of fun things to do in Houston this weekend from October 7-9, 2022!
Our top free and cheap picks include 50th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, Grand Central Park Sip & Shop 2022, The Paranormal Experience, Haunted Harbor Tours on SEAGULL II in Galveston, and more!
Also, you may like our recent posts on Greek Festival in Houston, Strawberry Picking in Houston, Pearland Art on the Pavilion 2022, and Grand Central Park Sip n Shop!
Top Things to do in Houston this Weekend of October 7, 2022 – Friday
Fall Plant Sale
Prepare for The Houston Arboretum’s Fall Plant Sale since fall is one of the best seasons for gardening in Houston. There will be a wide range of Texas native plants on display, including perennial and annual wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. These plants are great for luring butterflies, bees, and other pollinators to your yard or garden while also assisting in soil protection, water conservation, reducing mowing, and reducing the need for fertilizer and pesticides.
When: Friday to Saturday, October 7-8, 2022, 9 am to 4 pm
Where:4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free Admission; Plant prices vary
Slow Flow with Stephanie McCarrey
You can increase your strength and mobility with the help of this all-levels yoga flow. The most recent top 40 songs as well as old-school classics are playing during the vinyasa flow. The focus of the final lesson will be on expanding the body and improving mobility. A Shavasana with sound will conclude each lesson.
When: Friday, October 7, 2022, 8 a.m.
Where: 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098, United States
How Much: Free
Friday Night Music Featuring Mike Allen & Pittsburgh Bob
Looking for a way to spend your Friday night, listening to great, live music, for free? Then head over to Evelyn’s Park for Friday Night Music. This weekend, the event will be featuring Mike Allen & Pittsburgh Bob, so make sure not to miss it!
This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this weekend for Adults!
When: Friday, October 7, 2022, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401, United States
How Much: Free
Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour – Starting at $33.06 for 2 Adults!
Explore the historic district of downtown Houston on a leisurely walking tour that combines a pub crawl with ghost stories recounted by your costumed guide. Your 2.5-hour evening walking tour visits four bars located in historic buildings that each boast spooky stories.
Have time to sip a drink (own expense) as your guide illuminates the history of Houston through tales of rumored hauntings and other spine-tingling tales. 2.5-hour Houston ghost and pub walking tour.
Get more information on the Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour and book yours TODAY!!!
Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, October 8, 2022
Grand Central Park Sip & Shop 2022 at the Lake House!!!
Mark your shopping calendars for Grand Central Park Sip & Shop! There’s a little something for everyone to enjoy at this unique event to be held at The Lake House. Unique jewelry, boutique apparel, art, gourmet cuisine, furniture, decorations, and more will be on display by more than 100 small business owners. Plus, there will be food trucks selling delicious delicacies to pair with your wine.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 1039 Lake House Dr, Conroe, TX 77304, United States
How Much: Free Admission!
Parking: Free parking is available at 925 City Central Avenue. Shuttles will pick up attendees and drop them off at The Lake House.
For more information, check out the Grand Central Park Sip & Shop home page!!!
Pearland Art on the Pavilion 2022
Pearland Art on the Pavilion 2022 returns to Pearland Town Center this year to celebrate one-of-a-kind artworks from local and regional artisans! It will be a great weekend of unique finds, talented artists, and live entertainment.
When: Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
How Much: Free Admission!
50th Annual Bayou City Art Festival Downtown
Bayou City Art Festival Downtown is a signature art event for the city of Houston and continues to be ranked as one of the nation’s “Top Ten” fine art festivals. More than 220 artists from every corner of North America, representing 19 disciplines of art, will once again come together in Houston this weekend for 2 days full of art, music, food, and entertainment.
Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for families!
When: Saturday to Sunday, October 8-9, 2022, 10 am to 6 pm
Location: 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: General Admission: $18 | Children 6-12: $5 | Children under 5: Free | VIP Hospitality Lounge Tickets: $70 | Purchase tickets here
Songs on the Water with Houston Grand Opera
Enjoy a memorable 90-minute boat excursion on Buffalo Bayou that features a recital, a bottle of wine chosen by Nice Winery, and snacks. Along with pianist Kevin Miller, bass-baritone Fernando Grimaldo will serenade you throughout the evening. He is praised for having a deep and entrancing voice, which everyone will truly love!
Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for couples!
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: 1005 Commerce St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: $75
Haunted Harbor Tours on SEAGULL II in Galveston
The waters of Galveston Bay have a long history that dates back to the island’s formation. Visitors will learn about the eerie past of Galveston’s harborside during this unique 90-minute tour onboard the SEAGULL II of the Galveston Historical Foundation.
This is one of the most iconic haunted tours in Galveston that you don’t want to miss!
This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston on Saturday Night!
When: October 8, 15, & 22, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, 77550
How Much: $25 | Children ages 5 and under – FREE
Gardening for Birds
Been wanting to attract birds to your garden to add to your landscape’s aesthetics and help achieve that garden-perfect sight and sound? Then make sure not to miss this event! This event will help you explore bird-friendly gardening techniques for all circumstances and bird species of interest, whether they are big or small, sunny or gloomy, songbirds or owls. There will even be a thorough list of native Houston plants that draw birds, along with details on how to grow them.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $35
Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price on Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston
Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of the city’s most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko’s) where you will learn about Houston’s rich history, beautiful architecture, & diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas & the Downtown Tunnel System (1/3 of the tour spent in tunnels) in the USA.
The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston’s unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group.
Get more information and book your Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY!!!
Fun Things to do in Houston this Weekend of October 9 – Sunday
The Paranormal Experience
Spend a frightening evening at La Carafe and maybe try to experience conversing with “The Other Side.” La Carafe, one of Texas’ most haunted locations, was constructed in the late 1800s and has a lengthy history. It is a well-known hub of eerie activity! There are only fourteen visitors allowed at this event. Everyone may join in this close-knit environment, and you never truly know who you’ll meet. You can try to speak with the ghosts of La Carafe and those that haunt the relics, as well as see a collection of haunted artifacts.
When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: 813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: $65
All Inspired Workout with Nike
Looking for an event that can give your body some good and relaxing stretching? Then head over to the Citycentre plaza and sweat it out with a Nike workout! Remember to wear comfortable, exercise clothes!
When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 9 am – 9:45 am
Where:800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free
Deal Alert – Get up to 64% discount on a 90-minute Wine Education Class at The Cellar Door in Katy
The 90-minute class introduces participants to wine-tasting methods and the subtle nuances of flavor in varietals like pinot noir and chardonnay.
Beneath the a mural of a Tuscan vineyard in The Cellar Door’s banquet room, beginners learn how to taste wine, pair wine with food, and identify the nuances of major varietals such as chardonnay, pinot noir, and malbec. The hands-on wine-education classes—led by one of the winery owners, either a winemaker or a sommelier—are held every Saturday at 3 p.m. Though this deal does not include wine samples, customers may purchase them for an additional fee.
Get your crew together and book your Wine Tasting Class at The Cellar Door TODAY!!!
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