Check out our guide to free and cheap things to do in Houston this weekend (May 7-9) with picks that include: Exploring African American History on Galveston Island, Shopping at Traders Village, Mothers Day 2021 Specials in Houston, Midway Presents: Puppies for Breakfast, and more!
Things To Do This Weekend In Houston
BEST PICK: AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY ON GALVESTON ISLAND
Galveston Island is well known for its 32 mile long beaches and the great food & drink scene. However, there are many other aspects to Galveston island that make it a must visit for your next trip.
One of them is the special place that it holds in United States and African American history. Galveston Island is the birthplace of Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the US. However, the richness of this island’s history goes well beyond celebrating Emancipation.
From being home to the first African American high school and public library in Texas to being the hometown of World Heavyweight Champ Jack Johnson, Galveston has long fought to preserve the knowledge of African American accomplishments and heritage on the island, holding dear the many historic sites and monuments that live on to tell the story.
Next time you are thinking about a great place to visit with you family, consider Galveston Island. It’s a great place to have fun and also learn more about the history of African Americans in the US.
TOP FUN PICK – AMERICA’s # 1 FLEA MARKET – TRADERS VILLAGE!
Traders Village in Houston, Texas opened in 1989 and covers more than 105 acres with 2,000 dealers every weekend. More than one million people browse, buy & trade in this open-air bargain hunters’ paradise each year. It’s the largest market on the Texas Gulf Coast… where you’ll find tires & tools, Army surplus & electronics, comics & cards, crafts & collectibles, silk plants & flowers, truck accessories, jewelry, furniture, clothing, garage sale bargains & more! So come for the shopping and stay for the fun!
THINGS TO DO IN HOUSTON BY DAY OF THE WEEKEND
What: Catch a free movie under the stars this weekend thanks to the Downtown District. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged at Friday night’s screening of Nine to Five.
Where: Market Square Park, 301 Milam Street, Houston
When: Friday, May 7th at 8 PM
How Much: Free
What: During Cinco de Mayo week, Houston’s luxury rideshare, Alto, will be giving passengers $5 off their ride. The offer ends this Sunday and riders can enjoy perks like custom playlists, mood lighting, and pre-scheduled rides.
Where: Houston area
When: Ends Sunday, May 9th
How Much: Promo code is CINCO for $5 off
What: The Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land will be presenting the Car Culture Invitational where you can view a variety of luxury and performance cars, along with a visit from professional race car driver Kory Enders.
Where: Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land
When: Saturday, May 8th at 8 AM
How Much: Free admission
What: This outdoor festival celebrates all things dogs! With more than 60 vendors, the world’s largest dog pinata, costume contests and more, the festival is sure to be a fun time.
Where: East River, 100 Jensen Drive, Houston
When: Saturday, May 8th at 10 AM
How Much: Free
What: This free outdoor market on Ella is open to the public! Enjoy finely crafted goods, handmade art, delicious prepared foods, and more.
When: Saturdays from 9 AM – 12 PM
Where: 2120 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77008
How Much: Free Admission
What: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th and this year, our favorite restaurants in Houston have lined up some great specials. Whether you are looking for brunch, lunch or dinner, our list includes food & drink deals and freebies from high-end steakhouse restaurants to affordable fast food eats.
Where: Multiple locations near you
When: Sunday, May 9th
What: Looking for something to do to celebrate mom this weekend? AAA Events and World Class Entertainment are presenting a concert with three artists that is the perfect way to kick back and cheers to all the moms in your life.
Where: Constellation Field Stadium, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land
When: Sunday, May 9th at 4 PM
How Much: $125 – $299 a car
What: Each weekend, these local shops in the Heights open up their streets and walkways to local vendors and artisans. Shop local jewelry, handmade art, locally sourced honey, and much more. Bring your own shopping bags and wear a mask!
When: Sundays from 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: 3106 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: Free
What: This local farmer’s market is free to attend and easy to shop! Find local produce, ethically sourced honey, homemade candles, freshly prepared foods, and much more. Admission is always free, bring your mask and shopping bags.
When: Sundays at 11 AM
Where: 500 Baybrook Mall Dr, Friendswood, TX 7754
How Much: Free entry
What are some other things to do in Houston this weekend? Leave a comment and let us know.
Cinco De Mayo is coming up next week, but the party in Houston is starting this weekend. Check out our guide for food & drink specials from Houston’s favorite restaurants!
And if you would rather enjoy Cinco de mayo activity based events with your family, check out our guide for celebrations around Houston including flea markets, museums etc.