Check out our guide to free and cheap things to do in Houston this weekend with picks that include a Visit to Galveston, Front Lawn Film Nights, The Car Culture Invitational, Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and more!!!
TOP PICK – VISIT GALVESTON ISLAND
Houstonians are lucky. Aside from living in a culturally vibrant and fast-growing city, we have one of the best island destinations right in our backyard: Galveston Island.
There are plenty of reasons to visit Galveston! Your reason could be the historic architecture. Or may be you are into outdoor activities and want to enjoy the 32 miles of beaches, stand up paddle-boarding, surfing, kayaking, and more. Or maybe you are a foodie and would love to enjoy all the fantastic dining options including year round fresh seafood! Or you want a place that your entire family can enjoy and Galveston has many options including world class museums and of course the Moody Gardens!
Whatever is your preference, there’s truly something for everyone at Galveston Island!!!
FIRST CLASS PICK FOR THINGS TO DO IN HOUSTON THIS WEEKEND – 61% Discount on TEXAS WINO TOUR
Looks like near perfect weather for the weekend in Houston! No better time than to tour the Texas Winos! And if you need more convincing, how about a 61% discount on Full-Day Winery Bus Tour for One with Meal and Souvenirs.
What: Brought to you by the Asia Society Texas Center, Front Lawn Film Nights will screen a collection of Asian and Asian American films outdoors on our front lawn, spanning decades, genres, and cultures. Makes our list of top picks for things to do this weekend in Houston!
Where: Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston
When: Friday, March 5th at 8 PM
How Much: $30 for members, $40 for non-members
What: Every first Friday of the month, the Houston Morning Market Company presents Friday Night Lights, which features local artists, unique vendors, music, food, and drinks to kick off your weekend.
Where: HotBox Hemp Goods, 803 Quitman Street, Houston
When: Friday, March 5th at 5 PM
How Much: Free
What: This Saturday, check out a variety of luxury cars at the Mercedes-Benz Car Culture Invitational. This one makes our list of top picks for things to do this weekend in Houston!
Where: Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land
When: Saturday, March 6th at 8 AM
How Much: Free
What: This recurring farmers market takes place each Saturday, rain or shine, and features all local farmers, producers, and artisans with more than 60 vendors. The market features many places to shop for antiques, art, and has wonderful restaurants to visit after your shopping.
Where: Old Town Tomball, 205 W Main St, Tomball
When: Every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM
How Much: Free to enter, dogs welcome
What: Stock up on fresh produce and handcrafted goods in this open-air farmers market. If you’re heading there at lunchtime, no need to worry – food is also there for purchase and on-site consumption.
Where: 234 S Arcola Street, Angleton
When: Rain or shine on Saturdays from 9 AM – 1 PM
How Much: Free entry, pay as you go
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: Visit the opening day of Electrifying Design, an exhibit that celebrates lighting devices at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibition examines lighting as a transforming force in life and in design movements. Among our top picks for things to do this weekend in Houston!
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston
When: Now until May 16th
How Much: Tickets range from $0 – $19
Heights Morning Market
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
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What are some other things to do in Houston this weekend? Leave a comment and let us know!
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