This week’s line up of the best free and cheap things to do in Houston is brought to you by Pearland’s Opry on the Square. This Saturday night, get down to some good, old fashioned Opry-style music and relax on the lawn at Pearland Town Center. It’s the best outdoor concert series going on this summer and you don’t want to miss it!

Looking for the best things to do in Houston this week? In a city this big and diverse, there’s always something new and exciting to take part in. This week, events range from picnic festivals to Yappy Hours. There are plenty of Houston events for the whole family. Check out our top picks for the best free and cheap things to do in Houston this week below:

 

TOP PICK

Pearland’s Opry on the Square
What: The free concert series returns this Saturday in Grand Ole Opry style. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to camp out on the green space during the show. This weekend’s line up includes Bad Bob Rohan, Bryan Su, Taylor Marie, Freddie Pate, Randy Meadows, and more!
When: June 23, 7- 9 pm
Where: 11200 Broadway St., Pearland TX 77584
How much: Free
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MONDAY

Daily Exhibits at the Lone Star Flight Museum
What: Houston’s best known hangar contains over 40 fully-restored historically significant aircraft on display. You can view and tour the aircraft, complete with interactive displays and hands-on activities. Visit the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame while you’re there to learn about important Texans and other major players in the history of flight. Tickets are regularly $2o but take advantage of the Houston On The Cheap Reader Discount and get 50% off.
When: June 18, 8 am- 5 pm
Where: 11551 Aerospace Ave., Houston TX 77034
How much: $10

International Picnic Day Celebration
What: The BarkerRipley Leonel Castillo Community Center is hosting a picnic day. Bring your own blankets and picnic baskets to get comfy while you chow down. The community center will also be providing fresh cut fruit. It’s the best cheap way to picnic and watch the sun go down with the community this weekend!
When: June 18, 6- 8:30 pm
Where: 2101 South St., Houston, TX 77009
How much: Free

Party at Birraporetti’s in Downtown
What: Andy and the Dreamsicles are hosting a party with live music at Birraporetti’s downtown location. The show is free, the food and drinks are on you. The band promises to rock hard without playing hard rock!
When: June 18, 7- 10 pm
Where: 500 Louisiana St., Houston TX 77002
How much: No cover

 

TUESDAY

Zumba at Midtown Park
What: Get your heart rate up and improve strength and overall fitness with Zumba. With fast-paced and upbeat latin-inspired music, it’s like dance aerobics got a make-over. The class recurs weekly and it’s one of the best cheap ways to get fit in Houston.
When: June 19, 6:30- 7:30
Where: 2811 Travis St., Houston TX 77006
How much: Free

$1 Hot Dog Nights- Astros V. Rays
What: Hosted by Nolan Ryan Beef, Dollar Hot Dogs are back at Minute Maid Park. Watch our Hometown Heroes, the Houston Astros, battle it out against the Tampa Bay Rays. Prices vary but you can get tickets for as cheap as $7.
When: June 19, 7:10 pm
Where: 501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002
How much: Prices Vary
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A Gulf Coast Juneteenth at Miller Outdoor Theatre
What: Celebrate the end of slavery in Texas in Southern style with Grammy nominated artist Chenier. A host of other artists will also be playing, including Clifton Chenier, Paul Simon, Joe Sample, Ray Parker Jr., The Gin Blossoms, and more!
When: June 19, 7:30 pm
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston TX 77030
How much: Free

 

WEDNESDAY

Yappy Hour at Midtown Park
What: Bring the dogs for a playdate featuring dog treats from UrbanTails, as well as giveaways, contests, and prizes. Also featured is Doga, or Doggy Yoga, where you can learn to bond with your four-legged pet through meditation, gentle massage, and stretching.
When: June 20, 5:30- 7:30 pm
Where: 2811 Travis St., Houston TX 77006
How much: Free

Cards Against Humanity at Craft Beer Cellar
What: Every Wednesday evening, comedian Roxxy Haze hosts a night of laughter and debauchery with a team-based Cards Against Humanity tournament. Prizes are courtesy of 8th Wonder Brewery. $8 liter pours of their beers will also be served up during the tourney. There’s no cover charge and the game is free!
When: June 20, 7:30 pm
Where: 907 Franklin St., Houston TX 77002
How much: No cover

Elevation Training with NEO Houston
What: Join a group of running, hiking, and nature enthusiasts to complete one of Houston’s best trails along Buffalo Bayou. Meet with plenty of water at Hobby Pavilion then take off for a running/walking along a trail near Sabine Street. The course is approximately 1.5 miles, up hills and stairs, and makes approximately 3 stops along the way.
When: June 20, 6:30 pm
Where: 907 Franklin St., Houston TX 77002
How much: No cover

 

THURSDAY

Labyrinth Walk & Summer Solstice Observance
What: Come on out early for the summer solstice celebration featuring a performance by Prema Bhat and others. Bring your own yoga mat to sit on and look forward to their provided breakfast at the Rothko Chapel. The event is free with a suggested contribution of $10 but register now to let them know you’re coming.
When: June 21, 6:20 am
Where: 1409 Sul Ross St., Houston TX 77006
How much: Free

Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park
What: Settle down on the lawn for a cheap game of bingo. Bring your own picnic or buy food and drinks from the local restaurants to complete the night. One bingo packet is $10 and will last for 9 games. Bring your own blanket and some cash for the bingo packet and $1 daubers and extra games.
When: June 21, 6- 9 pm
Where: 301 Milam St., Houston TX 77002
How much: $10

Thursday Night Concerts at Discovery Green
What: Presented by UHD, check out Ruthie Foster with The Peterson Brothers during the weekly summer music series at Discovery Green. This family-friendly show will feature Americana Blues with artists both on the rise and esteemed stars from a variety of genres. Bring your blankets for the best free event in Houston this weekend.
When: June 21, 7 pm
Where: 500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

 

FRIDAY

Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park
What: Each Friday morning, bring the little ones for story time in the Family Garden. The story changes each week and is followed with fun activities like coloring pages and planting seeds.
When: June 22, 10- 11 am
Where: 1500 Hermann Park Dr., Houston TX 77004
How much: Free

Summer Family Movie Series at Sienna Branch Library: Ferdinand
What:  Join us for the heart-warming children’s story of Ferdinand, a sensitive bull not quite cut out for the world of bullfighting. Free popcorn will be provided.
When: June 22, 1:30 pm
Where: 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd., Missouri City TX 77459
How much: Free

ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Mendelssohn’s “Scottish”
What: Elim Chan, the Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, will bring us the vivid and wistful melodies of Scotland. Performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are always free but if you want covered seating, you must get your free tickets in advance.
When: June 22, 8:30 pm
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston TX 77030
How much: Free

 

SATURDAY

Yoga at Levy Park by Joy Yoga Center
What: Come out for a free, one-hour course dedicated to practicing the meditative art. Focus on breathing and stretching for folks of all levels and abilities. Bring your own mat!
When: June 23, 10- 11 am
Where:  3801 Eastside, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

KRE’s Summer in the City at Karbach Brewing Co.
What: Food and fun times are on the menu at the Brewery this weekend. The event is free but tickets are limited so sign up soon! Your registration includes beer tokens, food, and a free t-shirt for the first 150 participants. The event is family and dog-friendly as long as pets are on a leash!
When: June 23, 2- 6 pm
Where:  2032 Karbach St., Houston TX 77092
How much: Free
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Screen on the Green: Despicable Me 3
What: Show up early for pre-movie activities and contests and also to get your preferred seating. The movie will begin at 8:30 pm on the hill at Discovery Green so bring plenty of blankets and bug spray!
When: June 23, 8:30 pm
Where:  1500 McKinney St., Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Donation-Based Yoga at Sports Creek
What: A pay-what-you-can event with invigorating yoga flow. Improve your balance, posture, and overall health. Bring your own mat and be prepared to break a sweat! Stay afterwards for $20 bottomless mimosas!
When: June 24, 10:30 am
Where: 2619 Polk St., Houston TX 77003
How much: No cover

East End Market Day
What: The East End Farmer’s Market happens every Sunday. Get your shopping done and support local. Choose from a variety of produce and hand-made items. There is no charge to get in- you pay for what you buy!
When: June 24, 10 am- 2 pm
Where: 2800 Navigation Blvd., Houston TX 77003
How much: Free entry

Sundays in the Park at Discovery Green
What: Bring the kids, the pets, and the whole family down to Discovery Green on Sundays for live music and lawn games. Bring your own blankets, chairs, and picnics to make it comfy and cheap! This week, Velveteen Eco & DJ will be spinning sounds to help you relax and wind down before the week heats up.
When: June 24, 2- 5 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney St., Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

 

What free and cheap events will you be attending this week? Let us know the comments below!