10 Things to do in Houston this weekend of July 12 Including Latin Restaurants Week, The Lion King, & more!

10 Things to do in Houston this weekend of July 12 Including Latin Restaurants Week, The Lion King, & more!

Our top picks for Things to do in Houston this weekend of July 12.

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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! 


TOP PICK – BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ALL-DAY RIDES AT TRADERS VILLAGE HOUSTON ALL SATURDAYS OF JULY 2024!

Traders Village Houston Summer BOGO

Traders Village Houston Summer BOGO

Summer just got a whole lot more exciting (and affordable!) at Traders Village Houston. Forget the scorching heat and soaring prices—this July, every Saturday brings a Buy One, Get One FREE bonanza on all-day ride wristbands!

Don’t miss out on this summer of savings and excitement! Check out the Traders Village Houston Page for more information and to purchase your tickets!

When: All Saturdays of July — 6, 13, 20 & 27
Where: Traders Village Houston, 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041, United States
How Much: Admission is FREE | Parking is only $6


Things to do in Houston this Weekend – Friday

Latin Restaurants Week Across Greater Houston

Things to do in Houston this weekend of July 12 | Latin Restaurants Week Across Greater Houston

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Enjoy the best of Latin cuisine as Latin Restaurant Weeks returns with 85+ restaurants and food trucks offering special menus and pricing. Some favorite restaurants participating include Backstreet Cafe, La Calle Tacos, La Fisheria, Space City Birria, Latin Bites, and many more.
 
When: Friday, July 12, 2023 
Where: Multiple locations
How Much: Offers, pricing, and hours vary by restaurant

Delta H Con

Delta H Con

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Gamers and anime lovers unite at Houston Marriott Westchase for days of panels, gaming, special guest appearances, and more at Delta H Con.
 
When: Friday – Sunday, July 12 – 14, 2023 | 9 am – 6 pm
How Much: Starts at $25

Mixers and Elixirs

Experience the museum after dark with a refreshing cocktail drink in hand for the summertime Mixers and Elixirs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. You can hit the dance floor, hang with the dinos, chow down on food truck eats, or enjoy cash bars.
 
When: Friday, July 12, 2023 | 7 pm – 10 pm
How Much: $25

The Wizard of Oz

Watch the beautiful land of Oz come to life along with its titular characters: Dorothy and her traveling companions. Join them on their journey as they follow the yellow brick road to see the all-powerful wizard who can hopefully help Dorothy return home. To make things better, the play will be using the score from the beloved 1939 movie.
 
When: Friday, July 12, 2023 | 7:30 pm
How Much: Starts at $30

The Lion King

Things to do in Houston this weekend of July 12 | The Lion King

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The characters of Pride Rock will be coming to life with an incredible mix of puppetry and live action at this musical. It will also retain all the songs you love from the film including “Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” 
 
When: Friday, July 12, 2023 | 8 pm
How Much: Starts at $35


Things to do in Houston this Weekend – Saturday

Popsicle Dash 5K and 10K

2024 Popsicle Dash 5K and 10K

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As part of a three-series summer run, Houston Running Company will host the annual Popsicle Dash. Invite your friends and family run the course and celebrate afterward at Karbach Brewing.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 7:30 am
How Much: Starts at $25

Bridal Extravaganza Show

Inviting all brides-to-be! The Bridal Extravaganza Show will be filled with vendors, fashion shows, and so much more to give you ideas or options to achieve your dream wedding. Prizes will also be up for grabs.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 11:30 am – 5 pm
How Much: $5 | $3 for kids aged 5 – 12

Christmas in July

The holidays may be a few months away but that doesn’t mean it’s not allowed to sneak in some early celebration. Head over to Christmas in July at Pearland and enjoy Christmas movies, food trucks, kids’ activities, photos with Santa, and more!

When: Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 2 pm – 8 pm
How Much: Free

Things to Do in Houston This Weekend – Sunday

Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party 2024

Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party 2024

Image credit: Houston Barbecue Festival

If you love barbeque, you wouldn’t want to miss this one. This event will show off the growing influence of Tejano and Tex-Mex cooking traditions in Central Texas-style barbecue. So think brisket chimichangas, BBQ tacos, smoked pork shoulder pozole, and so much more.
 
When: Sunday, July 14, 2023 | 1 pm – 4 pm
How Much: Starts at $70

Texas New Music Festival

This eight-day event will feature more than 50 composers, choreographers, and instrumentalists who’ll be presenting 28 world premieres. Get to see vibrant and diverse styles and celebrate the entire creative process.
 
When: Sunday, July 14, 2023 | 6 pm
How Much: Starts at $20

Houston always has a lot to do, 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 will surely find something you like on our list!


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