Our top free and cheap picks for things to do in Houston this week of January 16, 2023, include Stomp the Yard: Screen on the Green, MLK Festival at Herman Park Square, Chinese Community Center presents 2023 Lunar New Year Festival, 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.
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Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 16, 2023 – Monday
The MLK Festival hosted by the Black Heritage Society is held immediately following the parade and ends at 5 p.m. at the Hermann Park Square at City Hall and is accessible to the public. The children will enjoy a Day of Service learning about Dr. MLK Jr.
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | starts immediately after the parade until 5 pm.
Where: 900 Smith St Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free
29th Annual MLK Grande Parade
Celebrating its 29th Anniversary, welcome to the 29th Annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown Houston, one of the largest single-day multicultural events in the U.S. Held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Annual MLK Grande Parade involves millions through television, social media, and spectatorship.
This celebration assembles a variety of dignitaries, dance and cheer teams, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, College, primary and secondary school marching bands, floats, and corporate and civic organizations from across the country.
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | 10:00 am
Where: 1300 Holman Street, San Jacinto Steet & Elgin Street, Houston,77004
How Much: Free
45th Original MLK Jr. Day Parade
Black Heritage Society, in partnership with the City of Houston, is having its 45th “Original” MLK Jr. Day Parade on Monday, January 16, 2023, beginning at 10 am. Grand Marshal, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. The Co-Grand Marshals are Rev. Dr. Derek king, nephew of Dr. MLK Jr., Dr. Camille Cash, Houston Plastic Surgeon, and a Memorial Tribute to the Late John Bland! Free for the Public to attend.
When: Monday, Jan 16, 2023 | 10:00 am
Where: Starting Downtown Houston at Lamar and Smith Street
How Much: Free
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Fun Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 16, 2023 – Tuesday
This Tuesday, Jimbo and Jumbo are at The Secret Group to bring their off-the-wall brand of comedy. It’s going to be part improve, part stand-up comedy, and all non-sense so you know you’re going to get a great kick out of it. It’ll also feature some of Houston’s best comedians. Please take note that the event is only for 18 and above.
When: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 8 pm
Where: The Secret Group, 2101 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003
How Much: Free
Things to do in Houston this week of January 16, 2023 – Wednesday
Inferno Hot Pilates in the Park
Get your body moving this Wednesday with some inferno hot pilates! This is a HIIT workout where you’ll do short bursts of activity followed by rest. It’s a full-body but low-impact workout designed to strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility, and improve overall health. This class is also easy enough for all ages and levels.
When: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 6 pm to 7 pm
Where: Evelyn’s Park Conservancy, 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
Things to do in Houston this week of January 16, 2023 – Thursday
Stomp the Yard: Screen on the Green
Bring your family for an outdoor movie night this Thursday at Discovery Green for a showing of “Stomp the Yard.” In the film, an L.A. dancer is sent to attend an Atlanta college to escape his previous criminal record. There, he tries to fit into an Atlanta college and gain acceptance from a fraternity and continue on up in his dancing career.
This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for families!
When: Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free
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Top Things to do in Houston this week of January 16, 2023 – Friday
A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Garden Theater
In this classic Shakespeare play, four Athenians run away to the forest. There, they encounter Puck the fairy who makes both boys fall in love with the same girl. This has them running through the forest in pursuit of each other. However, in the end, Puck is convinced to reverse the magic and the original couples reconcile and finally marry.
When: Friday, January 20 – 29, 2023, 8 pm
Where: MATCH – Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $20 – $25
Things to do in Houston on Saturday, January 21, 2023
Chinese Community Center presents 2023 Lunar New Year Festival
The Chinese Community Center will be celebrating the Year of the Rabbit by showcasing dragon and lion dances as well as food, vendors, games, cultural performances, local artists, and various businesses. Merchandise will also be available including limited edition LNY t-shirts.
When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 10 am
Where: Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Dr, Houston, TX 77036
How Much: Free
Hops n’ Hot Sauce Festival
If you love your hot sauces, jerky, salsas, and seasonings, this event would be perfect for you. The 7th Annual Hops n’ Hot Sauce Festival will be featuring over 70 vendors from all over the state of Texas to present their hot sauce, salsas, jerky, jams and jellies, pickled products, seasonings, sweets, and more. You can also join a Hot Pepper eating contest and spicy food challenge. And there will be a silent auction benefitting Addi’s Faith Foundation and Texas Heroes Advocating Autism research.
When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 11 am
Where: Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338
How Much: $10 | Free for kids under 12
Things to do in Houston this week of January 16, 2023 – Sunday
Children’s Texas Art Festival at Bayou Bend
Enjoy an afternoon of free and family-friendly fun with your little ones and the whole family at the Children’s Texas Art Festival! The event celebrates art created by and for children. Some of the highlights include music, dancing, classical music, discovery activities in the historic house on-site, interactive play and learning, creating fiber art in a drop-in workshop, and artisan demonstrations.
When: Sunday, January 22, 2023 | 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: Free
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