things to do in houston this week

There are always fun things to do in Houston but many of those events come with high ticket prices or cover charges. Don’t sweat it- we have events that won’t break the bank! Free and cheap activities in Houston this week include The Woodlands Margarita FestivalModern Circus: Circo Hermano Vazquez, Tuck EverlastingTales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, free workouts, story times, live music, outdoor movies, and much more.

Read more below for our guide to free and cheap things to do in Houston this week:

 

TOP PICK

Wooodlands Margarita Festival Tickets

Woodlands Margarita Festival
What: Taste more than 15 flavors and bring home your own cup! This festival allows you to purchase drink tickets in addition to what comes with your admission. Vote for the best mixologists at the party after your tastings and see who takes home the victory! Admission to the event with live music is $23 per person but we’re getting you in the doors now for just $13.60.
When: June 29, 2 – 8 pm
Where: 2099 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands TX 77380
How much: $13.60

 

EVERYDAY FUN

Here are a few ways you can have fun on the cheap every day of the week!

Houston Museum of Natural Science

One of Houston’s favorite museums can be pretty price. Now, you can get General Admission to the HMNS for only $11.10 (regularly $25!)Other HMNS discounts are available, like 50% off tickets to the butterfly habitat & exhibitplanetarium show, and other special exhibits. Exhibits are always changing so if you haven’t been in a while, there will definitely be something to surprise you! (Some exhibits may cost extra.)

All Day Gaming at Dave & Busters

Dave & Busters is fun for the whole family but those gaming prices can really add up! Enjoy an all-day gaming package for TWO for just $25! Regularly priced, this package would cost you $70 plus tax. That is a savings of more than 50%!

Lone Star Flight Museum

This 130,000 square foot museum and warehouse features 40 vintage and historically significant aircraft. You can tour the planes on the ground or even sign up for a flight! Don’t miss the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and their other carefully curated exhibits. Best of all, tickets are now 50% off! Just $10 gets you in the door so take advantage now!

 

MONDAY

Modern Circus: Circo Hermano Vazquez
What: Gone are the days of simple animal entertainment; this human circus is full of acrobats, charmers, clowns, and human cannonballs. The show is running all week but some events fill up fast. Admission can range from $15 all the way to $60. We found tickets even cheaper {$45}- children’s tickets are even complimentary (just handle processing fees)!
When: June 24, 7:30 pm
Where: 4900 North Fwy, Houston TX 77022
How much: COMPLIMENTARY (just handle processing fees)

Zumba at Levy Park 
What: Every Wednesday night, you can get a free Zumba class at Levy Park. Bring your own towel and plenty of water- you’ll need it!
When: June 24, 6:30 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

Bingo in the Brewery
What: What’s better than free bingo? Bingo and craft beer! Every Monday evening, Karbach offers a free, fun game of Bingo with no playing fees. Just pay for your brews!
When: June 24, 6 pm
Where: 2032 Karbach St, Houston TX 77092
How much: Free

 

TUESDAY

Indigo Entertainment: African Dance & Drumming
What: Enjoy a show by the Houston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Explore the languages and cultures of West and South Africa with hands-on participation by professional dancer Mukomi Bandele. The event is at Discovery Green on the Anheuser-Busch Stage and it’s free and open to the public.
When: June 25, 10:30 – 11:15 am
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Impulse Houston
What: Have you checked out the latest installation at Avenida Houston? See-saws are already interactive- check out how this latest exhibit makes them even more so! Stop by Phoenicia later for an afternoon picnic.
When: June 25, Dawn – Dusk
Where: 1002 Avenida de las Americas, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Body by Broadway
What: Market Square Park hosts occasional free fitness classes for the public. Enjoy a one-hour aerobics class while belting out your favorite Broadway hits. Bring your own yoga mat, a towel, and plenty of water.
When: June 25, 6:30 pm
Where: 301 Milam, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free

 

WEDNESDAY

Houston Center for Photography
What: The Houston Center for Photography will be hosting a free photography class at Discovery Green. Bring your DSLR or any camera and be ready for instruction before 6:30 pm.
When: June 26, 6:30 – 8 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Body Barre
What: Levy Park hosts a free, weekly work out session focused on strength and flexibility. This ballet-inspired workout is great for all abilities. The class is free and open to the public. Bring your own towel and plenty of water.
When: June 26, 6 – 7 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

Build a Cow Costume at CFA
What: The Chick-Fil-A on Mason Road is hosting a free children’s workshop while you have breakfast. Learn how to make a cow costume both Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
When: June 26, 9:30 – 11 am
Where: 
How much: Free

 

THURSDAY

Thursday Concerts at Discovery Green
What: The free, family-friendly concert series is back! Bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics. Beer and wine are available for purchase. This week, enjoy the sounds of Bruce Robison and Kelley Willis.
When: June 27, 7 – 9:30 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Levy Park Family Story Time
What: Bring the whole family for a multi-generational literacy program which incorporates everyone. Stick around afterwards for free crafts and other fun activities!
When: June 27, 10 – 11 am
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

Twin Connections at Vintage Park Plaza!
What: Enjoy the live music of Twin Connections, a duo of brothers playing classics with a twist.
When: June 27, 7 – 10 am
Where: 110 Vintage Park Blvd, Houston TX77070
How much: Free

 

FRIDAY

Tuck Everlasting
What: Natalie Babbitt’s classic novel has been adapted to sound and stage! Follow the hijinks and magical discoveries with Winnie and Jesse. Tickets are $25 per person but we have them half-price! You can get in now for $12.50- $16.50!
When: June 28, 8 pm
Where: 1125 Providence St, Houston TX 77002
How much: $12.50- $16.50

Family Movie Night: Lilo & Stitch
What:  Come dressed in your best Hawaiian to Levy Park with your picnic blankets and bug spray! Bring plenty of water but don’t worry about food- you can purchase food and drinks at the nearby restaurants. The movie is free and open to the public.
When: June 28, 8 – 9:30 pm
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

Live Music at Market Square Park
What: Bring your picnics and lawn chairs- you can set up a nice little square as you listen to Kalu & The Electric Joint. Tomar & the FCS willa lso be on site. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from Niko Niko’s on site.
When: June 28, 7 pm
Where: 301 Milam, Houston TX 77002
How much: Free

 

SATURDAY

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
What: Peter Hatcher, his hilarious friends, and his little brother are making mischief as the stars of this July Blume stage adaptation. Tickets are just $10 each but we have them even cheaper- just $5 per person!
When: June 29, 2 pm
Where: 4930 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston TX 77035
How much: $5

Screen on the Green
What: Free, outdoor movie? Head to Discovery Green for a showing of Mean Girls. Arrive early for contests and other festivities. Bring your picnics, leave the alcohol at home. You can purchase food and drinks from the nearby bars and restaurants.
When: June 29, 9 – 10:30 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Acres Homes Farmers Market
What: Purchase fresh produce and meet the community gardeners and urban farmers. This market has no admission fee, just pay for your produce!
When: June 29, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: 4333 W Little York Rd, Houston TX 77091
How much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Poetry & Prose
What: Head to Discovery Green for a free session of Yoga and Poetry. Writers In The Schools instructors will be on site, guiding you through poetry writing and yoga. Bring your own mat, a towel, and plenty of water.
When: June 30, 1 pm
Where: 1500 McKinney, Houston TX 77010
How much: Free

Yoga at Levy Park
What: Each Sunday morning, you can head to Levy Park for a free yoga session. The class is held by local instructors for one hour and it’s open to the public! Just bring a towel, a bottle of water, and some bug spray.
When: June 30, 11 am
Where: 3801 Eastside Dr, Houston TX 77098
How much: Free

Freedom Fest at United Methodist
What: This free, pre-4th festival includes a raffle at 6 pm, fun activities, food for purchase, a selfie-station, and much more. Admission is free, just pay for your food and drinks.
When: June 30, 6 pm
Where: 5501 Beechnut St, Houston TX 77096
How much: Free

What other free and cheap events are going on in Houston this week? Tell us where you’re headed by leaving a comment below: