Things to do in Houston this weekend | Bank of America Screen on the Green

Things to do in Houston this weekend of September 16 | Bank of America Screen on the Green | Image Credit: Discovery Green

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 September 16 to 18, 2022!

Our top free and cheap picks include Wizard of Oz: Bank of America Screen on the Green, Donna Summer Tribute at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Alpha Sweat Camp with Life Time Athletic, and more!

Also, check out our recent posts on Best Thai Food in Houston and Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Houston!


Top Pick – 2022 Football Season’s Big 12 Home Opener: Houston Cougars vs Kansas Jayhawks on September 17 for only $12!

Houston Cougars vs Kansas Jayhawks

ARRIVE EARLY, BE LOUD AND WEAR RED!!!

Come and cheer for your Nationally Ranked Houston Cougars and enjoy the enhanced experiences! Some pre-game experiences at Houston Cougars home opener game include a food drive for the benefit of Cougar Cupboard 2 Operated by Peeps, Tailgating at Cougar Alley, and an Expanded Kids’ Zone for the younger fans!

Where: 3875 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 | Pre-game events starts 11 a.m. | Game Time starts 3 p.m.
How Much:  $12

Book your Houston Cougars tickets TODAY!!!

Season tickets: Houston Cougars | Online Ticket Office
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Hotline: 713-Go-Coogs (462-6647); Call during regular business hours.


Also check out  – Donna Summer Tribute at Miller Outdoor Theatre!

Miller Outdoor Theatre The Ultimate Donna Summer Tribute

Donna Summer fans are in for a superb treat as H.E.B. presents “The Ultimate Donna Summer Tribute” Starring Rainere Martin this September 2022 only at Miller Outdoor Theatre!

Featuring all of Donna’s hits like “Bad Girls”, “Hot Stuff,” “Last Dance,” “Macarthur Park” and many more, you will be sure to have a wonderful evening — singing and dancing along to these classic hits!

Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, United States
When: Friday, September 16, 2022, at 8 p.m.
How Much: All performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre are FREE but a ticket reservation is required. Tickets will be available here starting September 15, 2022, at 10 a.m.

More details on the Donna Summer Tribute at Miller Outdoor Theatre here!!!


Top Things to do in Houston this Weekend of September 16, 2022 – Friday

Houston Home + Garden Show Fall 2022 – Free entry for Houston On The Cheap readers (read below)! 

Houston Home + Garden Show Fall 2022

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Everything you need to achieve the home style of your dreams is available at the Houston Home + Garden Show! Connecting with industry specialists for your kitchen & bath needs is the first step on the path to a new, upgraded home. Joe Mazza from HGTV’s Home Inspector Joe will open the first two days of the program, so make sure not to miss him so you can hear all the advice he has to offer with his 20 years of construction experience.
When:Friday, September 16, 12 pm – 8 pm | Saturday, September 17, 10 am – 8 pm | Sunday, September 18, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054, United States
How Much: Adults (box office) – $10 | Adults (online only) – $8 | Seniors 60+ (box office only) – $8 | Children 16 & below – Free 

Deal Alert: Houston On The Cheap readers to get FREE entry! Just use this link to book your ticket! 


All Access Art Show Day

All Access Art

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A one-of-a-kind event, All Access Art Show Day 2022 offers artists a platform to display and market their creations in a positive and supportive setting. Join this event at the Ballroom at Bayou Place to enjoy the LED dance floors, disco balls, cool atmosphere, incredible artwork, food, drinks, dancing, and much more!

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week for Couples! 

When: Friday, September 16, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: 500 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Starts at $15 


Kayak Rides Kinder Lake at Discovery Green

Enjoy the warmer weather with a trip around Kinder Lake at Discovery Green. You and your family can watch the fish swim beneath the water for 15 minutes at a time. R/C boats are also available for rental. This event is subject to weather conditions at the discretion of Bayou City Adventures.
When: Saturday – Sunday, September 16-18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
How Much: $5 for kayak rentals


Deal Alert – Glowing Kayak Tour for 2 people for just $50!!!

13 fun things to do in Houston this weekend of September 16, 2022 include Screen on the Green, Cougars Home Opener against Kansas, Donna Summer Tribute at Miller, and more!

Your GlowRow tour will guide you along one of several locations on the Texas coast in clear kayaks lit up by special underwater LED lights that provide a lens in which you can observe the unique underwater world beneath you. Each kayak LED system has 7 different colors and settings to choose from, allowing you to choose your own vibe. Your tour guide will point out unique landmarks and wildlife as you paddle under the stars, as well as share any unique or interesting history and facts about the area.

Key Terms and Conditions

  • 18+ ONLY Weight limit 400lb (combined weight) of two people.
  • No bug sprays allowed
  • What’s Included:  GlowRow will provide the crystal clear kayak with lights & USCG flare kit, paddle with lanyard, USCG life jackets, flashlights, and an emergency whistle.

Get more information and book your Glowing Kayak Tour!!!


Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, September 17, 2022

Alpha Sweat Camp with LifeTime Athletic

Alpha Sweat Camp with Life Time Athletic

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Burn some major calories with all of your favorite Life Time coaches at Life Time Athletic – Citycentre. All exercise levels welcome so join in even if you are a beginner, and enjoy a weekend of healthy fun!
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where:800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free


Mustang Car Show at Kemah Boardwalk

Mustang Car Show

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Car lovers unite and come check out the Mustangs on display at Kemah Boardwalk! If you have a Mustang yourself and want to showcase it to fellow car enthusiasts, then you can register your mustang for a fee. 
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022| Registration from 8 am to 11 am | Car show from 11 am – 3 pm | Awards ceremony from 3 pm to 3:30 pm
Where:215 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX 77565, United States
How Much: Free event | Registration for participants is $30


Deal Alert – Save 50% at Kemah Boardwalk & Other Top Attractions around Houston

Image 10: Houston CityPASS Tickets

The CityPASS is the best way to enjoy museums and other popular attractions around Houston. It offers prepaid admission to five must-see attractions including Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kemah Boardwalk OR Children’s Museum of Houston.

Child passes valid for ages 3–11; adult passes valid for ages 12 and up. Definitely among the smartest things to do in Houston!

Click here to Save 50% on Admission at Houston Attractions!!!


Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy

Flea by Night at Discovery Green

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Discovery Green encourages Houstonians to patronize local businesses at the Flea by Night, an outdoor market that sells antique, handcrafted, recycled, repurposed, and local goods manufactured by local craftsmen and small business owners. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and plenty of pop-up stores while looking for one-of-a-kind vintage, handcrafted, recycled, and local goods.

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

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Located At: Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free


Wizard of Oz: Bank of America Screen on the Green

Bank of America Screen on the Green

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Do you and your loved ones enjoy outdoor movie nights? Then head over to Discovery Green this weekend for a FREE outdoor screening of Wizard of Oz. Get more comfortable and bring your own blankets or lawn chairs.

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

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where:Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free


Art in the Park/Arte en el Parque

Study Spanish while experimenting with various artistic mediums! Thanks to Listo Translating Services and More, students between the ages of 3 and 12 will produce a distinctive work of art while honing their Spanish speaking and listening abilities. Everything is provided for the 20 participants for this session.
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free


Bat Fest

Bat Fest

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The Houston Arboretum is pleased to announce the first-ever Bat Fest in honor of our heroic bats, who fight pests, disperse seeds, and consume mosquitoes. Learn more about the 11 different species of bats found in Houston, how they benefit humans, and how we can help them by stopping by the booths of neighborhood partners like the Houston Bat Team and Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition. There will be entertaining activities centered around bats, kid-friendly crafts, live animals, a food truck called Mesquite Wood Fire Pizza, as well as a blood drive with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – 41% discount on 1 hour long Horseback Riding Lessons in Conroe, TX

Image 1: 45% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in Tomball

A trainer at the highly-rated Lone Star Horsemanship helps students bond with horses & gain riding confidence through 60-minute English or Western lessons with four or fewer pupils. One 60-minute horseback riding lesson is at 41% discount!!! 

Location: 16463 Edgefield Lane, Conroe, TX 77302

Get your discount and book your Horse riding lessons in Conroe TODAY!!!


Fun Things to do in Houston this Weekend of September 18 – Sunday

Plaza Palooza

Join CityWest Church for games, music, and fun kids activities in the plaza before Sunday Night Live at Citycentre! Bring your kids and the whole family and spend your afternoon in a fun, carefree, and relaxing way.

When: Sunday, September 18, 2022, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Where: 800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free


Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the lawn at Houston Arboretum

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This weekend, give your body some fine-tuning through yoga! Join yoga on the lawn at Houston Arboretum and enjoy a grounding yoga practice surrounded by nature’s lovely sounds and views. This session, taught by Yogaleena School of Yoga, will be a Vinyasa Flow that is suitable for all levels.

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

When: Sunday, September 18, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
Where: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: $15


Deal Alert: – Save 50% On Houston Museums & Other Top Attractions

Houston CityPASS Tickets

The CityPASS is the best way to enjoy museums and other popular attractions around Houston. It offers prepaid admission to five must-see attractions including Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kemah Boardwalk OR Children’s Museum of Houston.

Child passes valid for ages 3–11; adult passes valid for ages 12 and up. Definitely among the smartest things to do in Houston! Click here to Save 50% on Admission at Houston Attractions!!!


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