Things to do in Houston this weekend of April 21 | Earth Day Celebration and Water Works Festival

Things to do in Houston this weekend of April 21 | Image credit: Discovery Green

Our top picks for things to do in Houston this weekend of April 21 include Earth Day Celebration2023 Houston Oyster FestivalBMX Pro Bike Show, 15th Annual H-Town Blues Festival, and more!

There’s always a lot to do in Houston, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself searching for ‘things to do this weekend near me’ or ‘Houston events this weekend’ or ‘what to do in Houston this weekend’ we have you covered! Whether you are looking for ‘things to do in Houston this weekend for couples’ or ‘black events in Houston’, you’re sure to find something you like on our list. 

There are a number of fun things to do in Houston this weekend of April 21 to 23, 2023! Read on to find out! 


Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, all information is subject to change! As always, please verify with the organizer before heading out! 

Remember to also check our list of  Things to do in Houston this Week of April 17!

Also, remember to also check out our other Houston posts: Earth Day Events Houston 2023, Best Local Coffee Shops in Houston, Cheap Eats Houston 2023, Walk With Me Houston 2023, and Best Summer Camps in Houston!


Deal Alert – Enjoy the lowest price on Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston

Things to do in Houston this Weekend - Astroville Food Tour

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!!!


Things to do in Houston this Weekend of April 21, 2023 – Friday Night Houston

Party on the Plaza

Things to do in Houston this weekend of April 21 | Party on the Plaza

Things to do in Houston this weekend of April 21 | Image credit: Avenida Houston

Sweep away all the stress of the week and party it up with your pals at Avenida Houston this Friday! The space will be decorated to the nines to give off that great vibe. And there will also be live music, beverages, and a massive 14-foot selfie display for unique photo opportunities with your friends.

When: Friday, April 21, 2023, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Avenida Houston, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free


Midtown Art in the Park

Things to do in Houston this weekend of April 21 | Midtown Art in the Park

Things to do in Houston this weekend of April 21 | Image credit: Midtown Houston

Enjoy art in the outdoors with Art in the Park at the newly renovated Baldwin Park in Midtown. 

With the theme, “Let Love Inspire HOU!,” the event will feature 35 local artists and artisans plus performers and musicians, food trucks from all over the city and so much more. 

There will also be free craft classes available. This includes an Astros-inspired wreath-making class, graffiti name painting class, Houston skyline painting class, and Mother’s Day pinata-making class. If you want to attend any of these, please RSVP in advance.

When: Friday – Saturday, April 21 – 22, 2023, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: Baldwin Park, 1701 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: Free


Sip and Stroll

Invite your friends, family, or special someone and take a walk at the beautiful Houston Arboretum and Nature Center with wine or beer while enjoying the beautiful sunset. There will also be delicious cheese and charcuterie offerings as well as a specialty glass for you to take home.

When: Friday, April 21, 2023, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: $45


15th Annual H-Town Blues Festival

If you’re a fan of blues music, better not miss this festival. Renowned artists like Calvin Richardson, Tucka, King George, Pokey Bear, and several others will be coming to town and rocking it out on stage. 

When: Friday, April 21, 2023, 8 pm
Where: NRG Park, NRG Arena, 1 NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054
How Much: Starts at $59


Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour  

Haunted Houston Tour

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!!!


Houston Events this Weekend of April 21, 2023 – Things to do in Houston Saturday

2023 Houston Oyster Festival

2023 Houston Oyster Festival

Image credit: Saint Arnold Brewing Company

If you’re a seafood fan, make sure not to miss Houston’s second annual Oysterfest! Check out more than 15 Houston restaurants offering up seafood dishes with oysters as the highlight, of course. You can slurp up the goods, enjoy the fun exhibits, sip on refreshing cocktails, and so much more. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park, 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: Starts at $35


2023 San Jacinto Celebration

Dive into history and celebrate the past in the 2023 San Jacinto Celebration! There will be reenactments celebrating the 187th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto plus food, of course. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: San Jacinto Museum of History, 1 Monument Cir, La Porte, TX 77571
How Much: Free


Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day and learn how to be a hero for the planet at the Houston Arboretum’s Earth Day celebration. There will be nature hikes, fun displays, and interactive booths. You can also meet real-life heroes including wildlife rehabilitators, wildland firefighters, park rangers, and other conservation professionals.

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10 am – 2 pm
Where: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024
How Much: Free

Read on our recent post about Earth Day Events in Houston 2023 to find out about more!


Earth Day Celebration and Water Works Festival

Things to do in Houston this weekend of April 22 | Earth Day Celebration and Water Works Festival

Image credit: Discovery Green

Head out with the family over to Discovery Green and enjoy a full afternoon of fun activities for everyone to enjoy in celebration of Earth Day. There will be interactive exhibits and educational experiences plus crafts and activities, art installations, and face painting. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: Free


Katy Taste Fest at Typhoon Texas

Fill up on the best food and drinks that Katy has to offer this weekend at the Katy Taste Fest! Get to taste and sip tasty delights from more than 20 Katy restaurants. In addition to that, the kids can also enjoy a Kid Zone with face painting, inflatables, and more.  

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 12 pm – 3 pm
Where: Typhoon Texas Waterpark, 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd, Katy, TX 77494
How Much: $34


Picnic in the Park: Earth Day

Picnic in the Park: Earth Day

Image credit: Evelyn’s Park Conservancy

Grab your picnic blankets and pack up your favorite food and drinks and head on over to Evelyn’s Park for a day of festivities. There will be live music, fun fitness classes, treasure hunts, kids’ activities, and so many more to enjoy for the whole family. 

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Evelyn’s Park, 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
How Much: Free


Midtown Wine Fest

Get ready to get your taste buds tingling with the taste of wine this weekend at the Midtown Wine Fest! Grab tickets for one of two sessions of the festival and sip through a lineup of over 40 wines alongside grubs from local chefs and live music.

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Guadalupe Plaza Park, 2311 Runnels St, Houston, TX 77003
How Much: $45


Deal Alert – Get the lowest price on the highly rated Small Group Sightseeing Tour of Houston

Things to do in Houston this weekend - Small Group Tour of Houston

Discover the best that Houston, Texas has to offer on a small–group sightseeing tour of the city’s key landmarks. Drive through the streets and pass by Discovery Green, the Museum of Fine Arts, McGovern Centennial Gardens, and more in a few hours. While you drive, listen to the history and legends that formed the city from your guide, with plenty of time to ask questions and stop for photos.

Get more details and book your Small Group Tour of Houston TODAY!!!


Fun Things to do in Houston this Weekend of April 21, 2023 – Sunday Events Houston

Earth Sun Day

Enjoy an all-day festival in celebration of Earth Day this weekend at Post Houston! There will be stunt performers on BMX bikes, a vintage market, and a vibrant artist installation that will come alive at night to cap off the celebration. 

When: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 12 pm – 10 pm
Where: Post Houston, 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201
How Much: Free


Walk for the Wild 2023

Walk for the Wild 2023

Image credit: Houston Zoo

Support the Houston Zoo’s wildlife-saving programs this weekend by joining their annual Walk for the Wild 2023 5k. Registration includes a t-shirt, access to the after-party, and admission to the Houston Zoo for the day.

When: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 7 am – 10 am
Where: Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: $55 | $35 for kids under 10


BMX Pro Bike Show

Things to do in Houston this weekend of April 22 | BMX Pro Bike Show

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Enjoy a day filled with exciting, thrilling, and awe-inspiring BMX performances at Post Houston this weekend! Skilled and dedicated BMX riders will be showcasing their expertise and talent with daring stunts that will surely take your breath away. 

When: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 12 pm
Where: POST Houston, 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201
How Much: Free


Houston LatinFest

Houston LatinFest

Image credit: Houston LatinFest

The Houston LatinFest is moving from its usual location in Downtown over to Sugar Land this year. Expect plenty of fun in this colorful celebration with live Latin music, local vendors, and, of course, mouthwatering Latin foods. 

When: Sunday, April 23, 2023, 1 pm – 10 pm
Where: The Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land, 18355 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77479
How Much: Starts at $12 | Free for kids 12 and under


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