Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of June 5, 2023, include Wine and Food Week, Sign up for Energenie, Houston Ballet presents Swan Lake, Barnstorm Dance Fest 2023, Pride Happy Hour at the Moody, and more!
Houston is among the top 5 metroplexes in the US! What that means is that there’s plenty going on in Houston any day of the week. There are always things to do on Monday in Houston, things to do in Houston on Saturday night, and everything in between!
Some of you may be looking for things to do in Houston with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Houston this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below.
Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.
Also, remember to also check out our other Houston posts: Water Park Houston, Houston Pride 2023, Happy Hour Houston, and Splash Pads Houston!
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Deal Alert – Get the lowest price guaranteed Private Houston City Tour Including NASA Space Center Admission
Secure your ticket in advance to the NASA Space Center and visit Mission Control, Rocket Park, Independence Plaza, and the astronaut training facility. After hotel pickup in a climate-controlled vehicle, see popular landmarks around Houston, stopping briefly for photos during a small-group guided sightseeing tour. With a map and instructions, enjoy the flexibility to explore the space center on your own time, without the stress of rushing.
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Top Things to do in Houston this week of June 5, 2023 – Monday
Celebrate the creativity of the wine and food industry this 19th Annual Wine and Food Week!
This year, the emphasis of the festival is on the arts with experiential art installations. Some events to look forward to include Flavors of Australia Wine Dinner and Kickoff, Rose’ Way, A Sweet Soiree, the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase, and many more!
When: Monday – Sunday, June 5 – 11, 2023, 6 pm
Where: Multiple locations
How Much: Varies by event
Fun Top Things to do in Houston this week of June 5, 2023 – Tuesday
Cocktails in Bloom
Head out to this wonderful spring soiree with your friends at Buffalo Bayou Park and enjoy cool and creative cocktails in the beautiful outdoor weather. There will also be hors d’oeuvres and music. Proceeds from the event will help care for dynamic parks and trails along Houston’s historic waterway.
When: Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Buffalo Bayou Park, 1800 Allen Pkwy &, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77019
How Much: $150
Barnstorm Dance Fest 2023
Discover the dance culture in Houston and enjoy what the dance community of the city has to offer at the Barnstorm Dance Fest 2023! The festival will have three unique programs including 19 live performance works and nine dance films by amazing dancemakers. Please check their website for the official schedule of events.
When: Tuesday – Saturday, June 6 – 10, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $25
Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
The multi-week Texas Music Festival is back! Music lovers and professional musicians alike would find so many things to explore here. That includes highlights like a series of piano concerts on Tuesdays, festival orchestra concerts on Saturdays performing the works of the greats, and more.
When: Tuesday, June 6 – 24, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: UH Moores School of Music, University of Houston, 3333 Cullen Blvd Room 120, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: $20
Deal Alert – Get the lowest admission price at Space Center Houston
The award-winning Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s most popular family attractions and takes visitors behind the scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center. Filled with interactive exhibitions, multi-media displays, cutting-edge technology, and fascinating space artifacts, there’s something to amaze and entertain all ages. Full-day entrance ticket to the Space Center Houston includes the Nasa Tram, Mission Briefing Center, and Starship Gallery Choice of entrance times throughout the day
Get more information and book your day of fun at the Space Center Houston!!!
Things to do in Houston this week of June 5, 2023 – Wednesday
Expand your cultural horizons with the entire family at the Japan Junction at Levy Park this Wednesday! There will be tons of fun and interesting activities for you and the kids to explore. This includes “paper drama” storytelling and fun Japanese-inspired crafts like origami and woodblock printmaking.
When: Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 4:30 pm
Where: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free
Summer is coming fast! Check out the Best Summer Camps in Houston & book your slot soon.
Our summer camp guide for 2023 is here! Check out the best summer camps in the Houston area whether you are looking for Sports Camps, Arts & Performance Camps, Science & Technology Camps, or Outdoor Adventure & Nature Exploration Camps.
We have the list conveniently sorted and include all the details including schedule, pricing, and more!
Check out our Houston Summer Camps Guide TODAY!!!
Things to do in Houston this week of June 5, 2023 – Thursday
Pride Happy Hour at the Moody
The Pride Chorus Houston will return to the Moody galleries for another late afternoon of acapella renditions of pop favorites. DJ Krazzy Kris gets the party started at this after-hours event celebrating Pride Month. Guests will also have full access to the exhibition Love and Wondervision.
When: Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Where: 6100 Main Street, MS-480, Houston, TX 77005, 6100 Main MS-550, Houston, TX 77005
How Much: Free
Check out our article on Houston Pride 2023 to see other events for Pride Month!
Houston Ballet presents Swan Lake
When it comes to ballet classics, one of the constant favorites is “Swan Lake” and rightly so. Not only is it one of ballet’s greatest love stories but the enchantment and wonder that this performance brings is just something else. And this 2022 – 2023 season, “Swan Lake” will be taking center stage to cap off Houston Ballet’s season.
When: Thursday, June 8 – 18, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $25
Deal Alert – Lowest price guarantee on Houston Woodlands Indoor Skydiving
Try skydiving without the death-defying heights and high price-tag of jumping from an airplane! This indoor skydiving experience at iFly Houston Woodlands simulates the adrenaline rush of a freefall in a safe and adjustable environment. Enter the state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel and benefit from one-to-one assistance from your instructor as you master basic maneuvers, soar high into the air, or (depending on your experience level) perform thrilling aerial stunts.
Two thrilling ‘skydives’ in an indoor wind tunnel No experience necessary: suitable for complete beginners Small-group tour with one-to-one instruction Choice of tour departure times throughout the day
Get more information and book your Indoor Skydiving Adventure TODAY!!!
Top Things to do in Houston this week of June 5, 2023 – Friday
Department of Wonder in Sugar Land
Take a break from reality this weekend at Sugar Land’s Department of Wonder! This mind-bending immersive fantasy experience takes you through an enchanted forest just inside Sugar Land Town Square.
A few ways you can enjoy it include The Lamp Maker’s Apprentice where you go on a narrative journey to restore the fading magic and brightness of the enchanted forest.
Kids can enjoy the Make Believe experience. This guided play experience allows the kids to bring their imagination to life in a safe and engaging environment.
For adults, there’s the After Dark Experience. Here, you have 90 minutes to explore the magical realm with complimentary elixirs (cocktails and virgin cocktails).
When: Friday, June 9, 2023, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Department of Wonder, 2180 Lone Star Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77479
How Much: Starts at $39 for GP | Starts at $29 for kids aged 4 – 13 and 65+ | Free for kids aged 3 and under
Things to do in Houston on Saturday, June 10, 2023
2023 Lemonade Dash 5K and 10K
Run towards a sweet and sour finish this weekend at the Lemonade Dash! You can choose to pound the pavement in 5K, 10K, and Kids K lengths. After the race, there will be a fun party with food, drinks, music, and plenty of fun for the entire family. You’ll also get a Lemonade Dash finisher meal and t-shirt.
When: Saturday, June 10, 2023, 9 am – 2 pm
Where: Karbach Brewing Company, 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092
How Much: Starts at $20 for Kids K | Starts at $40 for other race lengths
Things to do in Houston this week of June 5, 2023 – Sunday
Power Fest 2023
Chill out and enjoy a fun time this weekend at the Power Fest 2023! The Latin music festival will feature music from J Alvarez, Oscar D’Leon, Los Hermanos Flores, and so many more. So great ready to dance the weekend away!
When: Sunday, June 11, 2023 | 1 pm
Where: The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: $20
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