Things to do in Houston this Weekend | ArBOOretum

Things to do in Houston this Weekend | ArBOOretum | Image Credit: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

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 are sure to find something you like on our list. 

There are a number of fun things to do in Houston this weekend from October 14-16, 2022!

Our top free and cheap picks include ArBOOretum, Carnivale Spooktacular, Child Advocates Super Hero Run, and more!

Get ready for the next week with our post on 12 Things to do in Houston this Week of October 17!

For more events in the Houston area this weekend, check out our posts on Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of October 14 and Things to do in Galveston this weekend of October 14! 

Also, check out our recent posts on Camping in Houston, Galveston Greek Festival, Pumpkin Patch Houston 2022, and Things to do in Kemah, Texas!


Top Things to do in Houston this Weekend of October 14, 2022 – Friday

Carnivale Spooktacular

Carnivale Spooktacular

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Come take in Carnivale Spooktacular, a Thorn & Moon-curated pop-up street festival including local artwork, handcrafted goods from local artists, music, food trucks, drinks, performances, circus acts, trick-or-treating, and a Halloween costume contest with prizes. Shop from more than 50 local vendors for witchy and spooky items, have your cards or palm read by a mystic, or purchase some delectable treats from one of the food trucks or vendors.

Cirque la Vie will delight you with aerials, acrobatics, and more while you stand right up and watch the show! Trick or Treat at surrounding pubs and restaurants, who will be handing out candy as well as unique adult and kid-friendly goodies!

When: Friday, October 14, 2022, 5 pm to 10 pm
Where:301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free to enter


Family Movie Night: Hotel Transylvania

Family Movie Night at Levy Park

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Bring the family, especially the kids, and wear your Halloween best for Family Movie Night this weekend at Levy Park! Enjoy a wonderful family movie night with the free screening of Hotel Transylvania. Don’t forget to bring your movie-watching essentials. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from Food Trucks by Hearsay on the Go and Gaspacho’s.
When: Friday, October 14, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour  – Starting at $33.06 for 2 Adults!

Top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend of October 14, 2022 include ArBOOretum, Carnivale Spooktacular, and more!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!!!


Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, October 15, 2022

Galveston Greek Festival 

Galveston Greek Festival

Greek Festival in Galveston 2022

The 38th Annual Galveston Greek Festival 2022 celebrates Hellenism with food, wine, pastries, and dancing. Presented by The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. Two full days of Opa! and YaSou!, the event features authentic food prepared on-site, Greek wines, Greek beer, bouzouki, a Greek DJ, dancing, vendors, gifts, and tours of the Church.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 11 am to 7 pm, and Sunday, October 16, 2022 from noon to 5 pm! 
Where: Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church at 714 19th Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
How Much: Free – Donations Appreciated!


ArBOOretum

ArBOOretum

Image Credit: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

ArBOOretum, Houston’s best fall event, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Our interactive Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail is just one of the enjoyable outdoor activities available to visitors of all ages. All proceeds go toward the Arboretum’s mission of environmental education and protection.

Among the highlights are the Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail, the Pumpkin Patch, the Halloween Market, the Carnival Swings, the Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, the Pumpkin Decorating, the Train Rides, and a ton more.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for families!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10 am to 4 pm
Where:4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $15 at online presale | $20 door price


Fall VIBE market

Head over to the X-Atrium at POST HTX for an unforgettable Artisan Event! The Fall VIBE Market will feature over 100 local artists, awesome music from DJ LIFTED, complimentary cocktails by Desert Door, and 10 different concept restaurants.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this weekend for Adults! 

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 7 pm
Where:401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201, United States
How Much: Free to enter


Witches Night Out

It’s all things spooktacular at Kemah Board this week as it showcases witch aerialists, fortune tellers, tarot card readers, live music, and plenty of great finds from local vendors!

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston on Saturday Night!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 6 pm to 10 pm
Where: 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565, United States
How Much: Free


POP Swap 2022

Do you like Funko Pops? Do you have any extras you’d like to get rid of or is there one you’ve always wanted? Then this event is perfect for you! Head over to Traders Village for its 2022 Funko Pop Swap!

If you have any fantastic vintage sneakers, clothing from bygone eras, or collectibles, bring them over—you might be able to make some big cash over the weekend. You’ll have the chance to visit the town, network with other collectors, trade pops with one another, and benefit from special deals.
When: Saturday to Sunday, October 15-16, 2022
Where: 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041, United States
How Much: Free to enter the event | Parking fee at $5


Haunted Harbor Tours on SEAGULL II in Galveston

Haunted Harbor Tour with Galveston Historical Foundation

The waters of Galveston Bay have a long history that dates back to the island’s formation. Visitors will learn about the eerie past of Galveston’s harborside during this unique 90-minute tour onboard the SEAGULL II of the Galveston Historical Foundation.

This is one of the most iconic haunted tours in Galveston that you don’t want to miss!

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston on Saturday Night!

When: October 15, & 22, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, 77550
How Much: $25 | Children ages 5 and under – FREE


Child Advocates Super Hero Run

Child Advocates Super Hero Run

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Take on the role of a superhero for the day while supporting Child Advocates and Houston’s youngest victims by participating in this 5K run. You will appreciate a morning of support and generosity devoted to assisting children in getting through a painful time in their lives, whether you are an enthusiastic runner or just come for the costume contest.

Visit the event website to learn more about Child Advocates or to sign up for the race.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8 am to 10 am
Location: 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Starts at $20


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

Food tour of Downtown Houston

Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of the 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 the 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!!!


Fun Things to do in Houston this Weekend of October 16 – Sunday

The Paranormal Experience

Spend a frightening evening at La Carafe and maybe try to experience conversing with “The Other Side.” La Carafe, one of Texas’ most haunted locations, was constructed in the late 1800s and has a lengthy history. It is a well-known hub of eerie activity! There are only fourteen visitors allowed at this event.

Everyone may join in this close-knit environment, and you never truly know who you’ll meet. You can try to speak with the ghosts of La Carafe and those that haunt the relics, as well as see a collection of haunted artifacts.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for couples!

When: Sunday, October 16, 2022, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: 813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: $65


Concert for a Cause

Life Time is making fundraising enjoyable! Bring your family and friends to the plaza on this weekend for a comedy show hosted by Mc. Lotto. There will also be local musicians and other creative community members. There will also be interactive games and plenty of fun!
When: Sunday, October 16, 2022, 11 am – 6 pm
Where:800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – Get up to 64% discount on a 90-minute Wine Education Class at The Cellar Door in Katy

Wine Tasting in Houston - The Cellar Door

The 90-minute class introduces participants to wine-tasting methods and the subtle nuances of flavor in varietals like pinot noir and chardonnay.

Beneath the mural of a Tuscan vineyard in The Cellar Door’s banquet room, beginners learn how to taste wine, pair wine with food, and identify the nuances of major varietals such as chardonnay, pinot noir, and malbec. The hands-on wine-education classes—led by one of the winery owners, either a winemaker or a sommelier—are held every Saturday at 3 p.m.

Though this deal does not include wine samples, customers may purchase them for an additional fee.

Get your crew together and book your Wine Tasting Class at The Cellar Door TODAY!!!


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