There’s no shortage of awesome (and cheap or free!) things to do in Houston this weekend. Events this weekend consist of fishing conventions, music lessons in the park, aviation museums, and more. Read more about the top free and cheap Houston events this weekend.

Eat and Drink

Food Trucks at Memorial Park
What:  A rotation of food trucks are available to munch on while walking or hiking through the shaded trails of Memorial Park. Complete with bathrooms and picnic areas, this event makes the perfect nature-loving lunch.
Why: Over 30 miles of lush trails provide plenty of room to work off those calories. You can also help the park’s conservation efforts by recording wildlife in the park and adding your observation to their Biological Inventory.
When: Saturday, March 3 11 am – 2 pm
Where: 6501 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007 
How much: Entry to the park is free.

 

Annual Crawfish Festival in The Heights
What: 
The Heights Chamber of Commerce is kicking off crawfish season with a whole day of events, starting with a parade through 20th Street and ending with mudbugs paired with steaming hot corn and potatoes.
Why: The day will showcase Houston marching bands and drill teams, local vendors, and hometown celebs like Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale from Gallery Furniture.
When: Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 am
Where: 411 West 20th Street, Houston, Texas 77008
How Much: Free admission
RSVP to the festival.

 

Family Fun

Children’s Story Hour at Hermann Park
What: 
Every Friday morning, children gather around in the Family Garden for a storytelling event. Afterwards, they can participate in activities such as coloring pictures or learning how to plant seeds and take them home.
Why:
The event takes place in the Family Garden, an interactive, edible garden allows children to experience the touch, scents, colors, and tastes of fresh vegetables and herbs.
When: 
Friday, March 2 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: 
McGovern Centennial Gardens, 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston, Texas 77004
How much: 
Free admission
Learn more about the Family Garden.

 

Houston Fishing Show at George R. Brown Convention Center
What: Whether you’re new to the waters or a seasoned fisherman, you don’t want this fish-loving convention. Here you’ll find everything you need to go out fishing.
Why: The convention features an endless list of seminars, exhibits, and activities for the whole family.
When: Wednesday, February 28 – Sunday, March 4
Where: 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
How much: Kids $3, Adults $12
Get the list of seminars and activities.

 

Kids’ 1st Saturday at The Breakfast Klub
What: On the first Saturday of every month, kids can enjoy free activities such as a moonwalk, a face painter, arts & crafts, and kid-friendly entertainment.
Why: The Breakfast Klub is a Houston hotspot for American eats and soul food, including their famous chicken and waffles.
When: Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 am
Where: 3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
How much: Free admission

 

My First Music Lesson Workshop at Discovery Green
What: Divisi Strings gives kids a chance to pick up a violin and “feel what it feels like” to play an instrument. Participants will learn the principles of music (rhythm, pitch, and sound) and, by the end of class, perform a piece together.
Why: Young, professional musicians from around Houston will come to Discovery Green and bestow their passion for music to children in grades 1-8 and possibly encourage them to pursue their own interests in music.
When: Sunday, March 4 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where:
 Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How much: Free admission for the first 30 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Instruments are provided.
Learn more about the event.

 

Shop

East End Farmers Market
What: Sundays in EaDo mean spending all your money at the East End Farmers Market.
Why: This market features seven local farms and tons of small businesses to splurge at.
When:  Every Sunday at 10:00 am t0 2:00 pm
Where: 
2800 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003
How much: Free admission
See more upcoming dates.

 

Shop Local at Karbach Brewing Co.
What: Sip on some cold brews as you sift through the works of local artists, designers, vintage curators, and more! The event will also be hosting live entertainment and food trucks to indulge in.
Why: Support local artists, of course! But if you don’t feel like spending money, Houston Pets Alive will be there with puppies and kittens who are in need of some cuddles.
When: Sunday, March 4, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: 
2032 Karbach St, Houston, Texas 77092
How much: Free admission
Find out which vendors will be there.

 

Entertainment

Sugar Joiko Free Concert at Waterway Square
What: In the spring and summer, you can enjoy live music by local and regional performers for free in the Woodlands Town Center.
Why: Every Saturday, a different genre is featured, guaranteeing a brand new experience everytime you swing by the beautiful Waterway Square.
When: Saturday, March 3 at 6:30 pm
Where:
 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands, TX 77380
How much: Free admission
Find out who else is performing.

 

Arts

Lone Star Flight Museum
What:
Explore this state-of-the-art 130,000 square-foot facility that hosts a renowned collection of historic aircraft, a high-tech Aviation Learning center, and hands-on exhibits.
Why: 
The museum preserves and honors the history of Texas aviation and boasts a collection of award-winning aircraft, which logs more than 40,000 air miles to participate in flying displays and airshows across the country. Additionally, HOTC readers get $10 off admission!
When: 
Any date through December 31, 2018
Where: 
11551 Aerospace Avenue, Houston, Texas 77034
How much:
Regularly $20, but Houston on the Cheap readers get $10 off.
Get $10 off your admission tickets.

 

Chalk on the Block at Bagby Park
What: 
Watch art come to life on the sidewalks of Midtown as local artists create pavement art around Bagby Park.
Why: 
As the artists paint, you can enjoy breakfast and coffee at Rico’s Morning Noon Night.
When: 
Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: 
415 Gray St, Houston, Texas 77002
How much: 
Free admission
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First Saturday Arts Market in The Heights
What:
Every first Saturday afternoon September through May, you can browse fine art and eclectic goods right in the Heights. 
Why:
While you shop, you can jam out to live music, dig into some food truck bites, and people-watch the eclectic Heights inhabitants.
When: 
Saturday, March 3, 11 am – 6 pm, 
Where: 
540 W. 19th Street, Houston, Texas 77008
How much: 
Free admission
Learn more about the featured artists.

 

What are some other things to do in Houston this weekend that caught your eye? Comment below and tell us what you’ll be doing!