Things to do in Houston this weekend of January 20 | 2023 Lunar New Year Festival

Things to do in Houston this weekend of January 20 | Image credit: Chinese Community Center of Houston

Our top picks for things to do in Houston this weekend of January 20 include 2023 Lunar New Year Festival, Texas Lunar Festival in BellaireHouston Astros FanFest, and more!

There’s always a lot to do in Houston, especially on the weekends. And so, if you find yourself asking the question – ‘What are some exciting things to do in Houston today?’ we have you covered! Whether you are looking for things to do in Houston this weekend for couples or family events in Houston on the weekend or black events, 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 January 20 to 22, 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 explore our list of  Things to do in Houston this Week of January 16!

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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. 

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Things to do in Houston this Weekend of January 20, 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


KPop Night

Calling all K-pop fans out there! Here’s your chance to dance the night away and party with people who love the same music with your favorite K-Pop tunes at the Hosue of Blues Downtown. Grab your friends, meet new K-Pop fans, and dance to your favorite beats like no one’s watching.

When: Friday, January 20, 2023,  7 pm
Where: House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: $15


Deal Alert: The Escape Game Houston – CityCentre: Epic 60-Minute Adventures at $41.12 for 2!!!

The Escape Game Houston - CityCentre Epic 60-Minute Adventures

Choose to play one of five uniquely immersive games:

  •    Gold Rush: Find hidden gold in the California hills!
  •    Prison Break: Complete a daring escape from the evil warden!
  •    Special Ops: Mysterious Market: Uncover the truth as a secret agent!
  •    The Heist: Recover a stolen masterpiece from an art thief!
  •    Playground: Complete your report card and get to summer break!

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Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, January 21, 2023

Chinese Community Center presents 2023 Lunar New Year Festival

Things to do in Houston this week | 2023 Lunar New Year Festival

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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

Things to do in Houston this week | Hops n' Hot Sauce Festival

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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


Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest

Things to do in Houston this weekend | Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest

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If you’re a huge fan of chili and beers or generally just good food, then check out Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest this weekend! You’ll get the chance to check out the historic Strand street while sampling various chilis from participating cook teams. You’ll also get to vote on your favorite. 

In addition to that, you can sample any beer from the 70+ selections available. There will also be live music, vendors, a Cornhole tournament, and a margarita contest. 

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 12 pm
Where: Strand Historic District, 2100 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Free


Pearland Lunar New Year Gala

Join the biggest annual event of the Pearland Chinese Association! In celebration of the Lunar New Year, the association will present a collection of performances from local artists, residents, and students. 

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 7 pm
Where: Pearland Junior High West, 2337 N Galveston Ave, Pearland, TX 77581
How Much: $10 – $20


Cistern Illuminated Winter Choral Performances

Get to experience something truly unique with the Cistern Illuminated Winter Choral Performances. Tours of the Cistern Illuminated will be accompanied by ethereal songs performed by the Schola Cantorum of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. These concerts will feature the works of Guillaume Dufar, Arvo Part, Elizabeth Poston, Hildegard van Bingen, Ola Gjeilo, Crista Miller, and more.

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 7 pm
Where: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, 105b Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: $20


Texas Lunar Festival in Bellaire

This year, the Texas Lunar Festival in Bellaire is back to an in-person event! It will feature a fashion show, martial arts performances, dance performances, food trucks, vendors, and so much more fun activities. Grab your friends or family and have fun!

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: Southern News Group, 11122 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77072
How Much: $20


Houston Astros FanFest

Things to do in Houston this weekend | Houston Astros FanFest

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Calling all Astros fans out there! To celebrate their second World Series win, Astros will be holding their annual FanFest held at Minute Maid. You’ll get to meet your favorite players, alumni, and broadcasters. You’ll also get the chance to snap a photo with the World Series trophy, play games, and so much more! Take note, although the event is free to attend, you have to claim a voucher to enter.

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002
How Much: Free


Australia Day Party

Grab your friends and head on over to Platypus Brewing to enjoy their annual Aussie Day Party where everything Australian is celebrated. There will be an Aussie Day beer release and cocktail, specialty foods, a DJ, live music, a kid’s climbing wall, and plenty of fun contests. 

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 12 pm
Where: Platypus Brewing, 1902 Washington Ave Suite E, Houston, TX 77007


Otaku Lunar New Year Food Festival

Things to do in Houston this weekend | Otaku Lunar New Year Food Festival

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If you’re a fan of anime, better not miss this year’s Otaku Lunar New Year Food Festival! The event will have more than 50 vendors set up for two days at the Karbach Brewing Co. They’ll have all sorts of goods and gourmet foods as well as lion dances, anime cosplay, a limited car show, and so much more.

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 12 pm
Where: Karbach Brewing Co, 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092
How Much: Free


Montrose Food Tour – 3 Delicious Venues – Just $96.99 for 2 adults

Top 12 things to do in Houston this weekend of January 20, 2023 include 2023 Lunar New Year Festival, Texas Lunar Festival in Bellaire, and more!

Montrose is one of Houston’s most atmospheric neighborhoods and home to a diverse selection of restaurants, serving cuisine from all around the globe. On this tour, tuck into a delicious 3-course dinner with each course served at a different restaurant. Each destination is a popular local establishment and dishes might include Mexican, Italian, and local Houstonian specialties, ensuring a rich and varied dining experience.

  • Explore Houston’s Montrose neighborhood with a local guide
  • Delicious 3-course progressive dinner including local and international cuisine
  • Enjoy a starter, main course, and dessert at three popular local restaurants
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Get more information and book your Montrose Food Tour TODAY!!!


Fun Things to do in Houston this Weekend of January 22, 2023 – Sunday

Children’s Texas Art Festival at Bayou Bend

Things to do in Houston this week | Children's Texas Art Festival

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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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