Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of February 20, 2023, include Houston Rodeo: World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, Fat Tuesday on the Plaza at City Place, National Margarita Day with H-Town Restaurant Group, 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: Houston Rodeo Carnival on the Cheap, National Margarita Day Houston, Best Brunch Spots in Houston, and Best Summer Camps for Kids in Houston!
Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price on Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston
Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of city’s most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko’s) where you will learn about Houston’s rich history, beautiful architecture, & diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas & the Downtown Tunnel System (1/3 of tour spent in tunnels) in the USA.
The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston’s unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group.
Get more information and book your Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY!!!
Top Things to do in Houston this week of February 20, 2023 – Monday
Enjoy tons of skating fun with the family or your friends on select Mondays at The Rink for less than the original price! On these days, it will only be $8 per person which is an amazing deal.
When: Monday, February 20, 2023, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $8
Fun Top Things to do in Houston this week of February 20, 2023 – Tuesday
Celebrate Fat Tuesday with yummy food with your pals at The Spring shopping and dining hub! Get there early to taste the king cake from Common Bond. There will also be a Louisiana-style gumbo food truck, live music, and tons of other Mardi Gras fun.
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: City Place Plaza, 1250 Lake Plaza Dr, Spring, TX 77389
How Much: Free
It’s Fat Tuesday at Rustic Downtown and there’s going to be an endless supply of crawfish all day long! Get your fill with your pals and down it with drink features from Bacardi or Lone Star beer buckets. There will also be live music from Bayou Roux to liven up the night starting at 7 pm.
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 11 am – 11 pm
Where: The Rustic Downtown, 1836 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003
How Much: No cover
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
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Things to do in Houston this week of February 20, 2023 – Wednesday
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Dive into the world of romance, glitz, grandeur, tragedy, glory, and eye-popping excess with one of the world’s most beloved musicals, Moulin Rouge! Here, you’ll get to see Bohemians and aristocrats rubbing elbows and reveling in electrifying enchantment. And you’ll witness a spectacular celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and in the midst of all that is true love.
When: Wednesday, February 22 – March 12, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Starts at $35
National Margarita Day with H-Town Restaurant Group
It’s National Margarita Day! If you’re a fan of the drink, head on over to H-Town Restaurant Group’s Latin dining destinations including Hugo’s, URBE, Caracol, and Xochi for specials on the Greatest Margarita ever sold. And get it only for a discounted $18!
URBE will also be offering other specials including happy hour pricing on all their margs all day long. Meanwhile, Hugo’s, Caracol, and Xochi will be offering $10 house margs.
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 11 am – 9 pm
Where: Various locations
How Much: Starts at $10
Check out our post on National Margarita Day Houston Verified Deals for 2023 for a list of more restaurants!
Things to do in Houston this week of February 20, 2023 – Thursday
Houston Rodeo: World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest
What better way to start the rodeo season than with juicy, yummy, and steaming hot barbeque of all kinds? This Thursday, this much-awaited cookoff is back at NRG Park. Here, more than 250 teams will be competing for the winning title. And while the tents are private and are only available by invite, all visitors can explore other venues like the Rockin’ Bar-B-Que Saloon, the Chuckwagon where you can pick up your complimentary sliced brisket place with chips and beans, and The Garden Stage which will feature up-and-coming Texas country performances.
You can also visit the carnival for wild rides and fun games.
When: Thursday, February 23 – 25, 2023, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: 1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054
How Much: $20 regular admission | $10 for ages 3 – 12 | Free for ages 2 and under
Romeo and Juliet by the Houston Ballet
Stanton Welch’s “Romeo & Juliet” is returning for the first time since its debut in 2015. And if you love ballet, it’s something not worth passing on.
Welch’s production is a brilliantly imagined interpretation of the world’s most famous love story. And its breathtaking choreography exquisitely tells the tale of the star-crossed lovers. With lavish sets and costumes and a beautiful score, the production perfectly pays tribute to the Italian Renaissance where the story originated from.
When: Thursday, February 23 – March 5, 2023, 7:30 pm
Where: Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $25 – $210
Deal Alert – Houston Woodlands Indoor Skydiving – 2 adults for just $92
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 the 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 manoeuvres, 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 February 20, 2023 – Friday
Rodeo Roundup at Houston City Hall
Kick off Go Texan Day with the festivities at the Houston City Hall! The day will start with a proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner. After that, you’re free to enjoy the free chopped barbeque sandwiches, live music, and other fun activities set up at the grounds.
When: Friday, February 24, 2023, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free
Things to do in Houston on Saturday, February 25, 2023
2023 Houston Crawfish Kickoff Festival at Guadalupe Plaza Park
Fill your tummies up with as many crawfish as you can eat this weekend at the 2023 Houston Crawfish Kickoff Festival! It’s going to be an all-you-can-eat crawfish fest along with other food vendors, live music, a DJ, and so much more fun activities at Guadalupe Plaza Park.
When: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 3 pm – 9 pm
Where: Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
How Much: Starts at $8 | Free for kids 8 and under
Things to do in Houston this week of February 20, 2023 – Sunday
Tour De Houston
Ride your way through the beautiful routes winding through Houston’s historic neighborhoods, scenic districts, and parks while raising funds for the city’s Re-Plant Houston program with Tour De Houston. Now in its 18th year, Tour De Houston continues to get thousands of participants each year. Join now!
When: Sunday, February 26, 2023 | 6:30 am
Where: Hermann Square, 900 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $25 – $50
Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour – Starting at $33.06 for 2 Adults!
Explore the historic district of downtown Houston on a leisurely walking tour that combines a pub crawl with ghost stories recounted by your costumed guide. Your 2.5-hour evening walking tour visits four bars located in historic buildings that each boast spooky stories.
Have time to sip a drink (own expense) as your guide illuminates the history of Houston through tales of rumored hauntings and other spine-tingling tales. 2.5-hour Houston ghost and pub walking tour.
Get more information on the Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour and book yours TODAY!!!
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