Things to do in Houston this weekend | Plants in the Park after Dark

Things to do in Houston this weekend of September 9 | Plants in the Park after Dark | Image Credit: Houston Plant Market

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 9 to 11, 2022!

Our top free and cheap picks include Plants in the Park After Dark, Panic! At the Disco Concert, Fiestas Patrias 2022, Fall Craft Market, and more!

Also, check out our recent posts on 25 Free things to do near you in Houston and Year-round Birthday Freebies in Houston


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

Top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend of September 9, 2022 include Plants in the Park After Dark, Panic! At the Disco Concert, 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!!!


Top Things to do in Houston this Weekend of September 9, 2022 – Friday

México en el Corazón

México en el Corazón

Image Credit: Discovery Green

HSPVA mariachi, the Nueva Luna Folklorico ballet, and more will take you to Mexico’s vibrant culture via music and color. As part of NAIMA’s second North American tour, more than 50 performers in breathtaking traditional attire deliver an exhibition of Mexican culture. A magnificent evening of culture and community is created by local performers and a live performance of El Grito by Mexico’s consul general, Alicia Kerber Palma. David Herrera will preside over the occasion. This is one of the anticipated things to do in Houston this week of September 5, so make sure not to miss it!
When: Friday, September 9, 2022, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: Free


My Name is NOT Mom

My Name is NOT Mom

Image Credit: Performing Arts Houston

Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masony, and Dena Blizzard, three internet sensations, take audiences on a funny journey through parenting in My Name is NOT Mom. This comedic trio provides their perspective on parenting through the sleepless hours of the toddler years, middle school crazy, and attempting not to physically attack a high schooler. In order to provide a close-up and personal experience, this unique live event includes stand-up, stories, and videos from their online community.

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

When: Friday to Saturdeay, September 9 – 10, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
Located at: 501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: $40


Official Drink of H-Town Cocktail Competition

Raise a glass to the H-Town competition’s official beverage! Join Houston’s top mixologists as they prepare unique drinks and compete for the annual award, which benefits the Southern Smoke Foundation and the Houston branch of USBG. Tickets come with three-ounce sampling of competing charcuterie and beverages.

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

When: Friday, September 9, 2022, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Located at:Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, United States
How Much: $25


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 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!!!


Best Things to do in Houston on Saturday, September 10, 2022

Panic! At the Disco Concert

Panic! At The Disco, multi-platinum selling band with a Grammy nomination will perform at Toyota Center once more! The band’s recently announced seventh studio album, VIVA LAS VENGEANCE, was followed by this tour. Panic! At The Disco will be joined by Beach Bunny and Jake Wesley Rogers. Don’t miss Panic! At The Disco’s return to Houston this September!

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 7 p.m.
Where: 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77003, United States
How Much: Starting at $30.50 | Purchase tickets here


Plants in the Park After Dark

Houston Plant Market

Image Credit: Houston Plant Market

A series of shifting markets will be held in Downtown Houston thanks to a partnership between Market Square Park and the Houston Plant Market! The market is held at Market Square Park and features a carefully chosen assortment of merchants selling a wide variety of goods, including honey, soaps, candles, earrings, jewelry, ceramics, and of course the highlight of this market — beginner-friendly plants and rare plants. Tacos, BBQ, and other popular cuisine options will also be made available.

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

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 301 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free

Also, check out our article on the 10 Best Garden Nurseries in Houston


Botanical Drawings | Drop-In Experience

Botanical Drawings | Drop-In Experience

Image Credit: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

CAMH’s Drop-In Experiences feature instructions for pop-up activities you can do at the museum. Each interactive experience offers unique chances to engage with the most recent exhibitions. This weekend, get the chance to create a still-life drawing from live plants in the gallery space.

Our top pick for black events in Houston this weekend!

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: 5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006
Cost: 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 10, 2022, 12 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free


Fall Craft Market

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Image Credit: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Join HCCC this fall as they launch a brand-new run of seasonal craft fairs! Shop for arts and crafts from a prestigious collection of local creators, producers, and merchants, including Baby Cats of CA (clothing), Jessica Gutierrez Studios (ceramics), Wunderloaf (bread), Ceibo (handbags), Tak Tak Goods (glass), 6PM Candle Co. (candles), Hans Dottir (ceramics), and more!

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where:4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – 2-Hour BYOB Party Barge with Licensed Captain – Lowest Price Guarantee

Top 10 things to do in Houston this weekend of September 9, 2022 include Plants in the Park After Dark, Panic! At the Disco Concert, and more!

Swap crowded Houston bars and sightseeing buses for a completely different experience—a pedal-powered boat party. After boarding the boat, start pedaling and get ready to start exploring the local landscape, including Kemah Boardwalk, Seabrook, League City, and Clear Lake Shores.

As for drinks—you’re welcome to bring your own alcohol and drink during the tour. If you forget your supplies, there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby. Enjoy a party on the water with this pedal-powered boat experience Glide past interesting sights and landmarks, such as Kemah No need to worry if you get tired: The boat has a pedal assist function Bring your favorite drinks with you on this BYOB boat experience

Get more information and book your 2 Hour Party Barge TODAY!!!


Fun Things to do in Houston this Weekend of September 9 – Sunday

Zumba at Levy Park

Whether you want to try Zumba for the first time or have always found it an interesting form of self-care and exercise, you’re all welcome to enjoy a 1-hour free Zumba session at Levy Park. Plus, your kids can join in on this fun exercise, too! Groove to different rhythms – salsa, hip hop, samba, and so much more!
When: Sunday, September 11, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
Where: 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


Fiestas Patrias 2022

Fiestas Patrias

Image Credit: Traders Village Houston

Did you know that Mexicans don’t actually celebrate their independence on Cinco de Mayo? While a significant battle victory is remembered on May 5, September 16 is the actual anniversary of independence for Mexico, which they celebrate with parades, parties, and public events. Visit Traders Village on Sunday, September 11, for an incredible night of entertainment, while the market is closed on Fridays for the Grey Expo on the 16th.

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

When: Sunday, September 11, 2022, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy Houston, TX 77041
How Much: Free


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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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