Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 16 | Family Capoeira

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 16 | Family Capoeira | Image Credit: Midtown Houston

Are you looking for things to do with your kids this weekend in Houston? H-town is a great city to raise kids. In fact, we are consistently regarded as one of the most family-friendly in the country.

Apart from a number of great schools, there are always so many different events that kids and families can participate in. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is an excellent destination during the weekends. There is also the Children’s Museum of Houston which always has a lot of great events. These are just two among many such event venues.

But, with so many things to do with kids in Houston, how can you know which ones are genuinely worthwhile?  We’ve put together a list of the best weekend activities and events to entertain the whole family. There are cheap events for kids and free things to do with kids this weekend!

Our picks for things to do in Houston with kids this weekend (September 16-18) include Family Capoeira, Houston Home + Garden Show Fall 2022, Donna Summer Tribute at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Photography Workshop, & more!

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 cheer for your Nationally Ranked Houston Cougars and enjoy the enhanced experiences! Some pre-game experiences at the 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 start at 11 a.m. | Game Time starts at 3 p.m.
How Much:  $12

Book your Houston Cougars tickets TODAY!!!

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Things to do in Houston with Kids 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 

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Donna Summer Tribute at Miller Outdoor Theatre!

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 16 | Miller Outdoor Theatre The Ultimate Donna Summer Tribute

Things to do in Houston with kids this weekend of September 16 | 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 are here!!!


Circle Time

Visit Evelyn’s Park Conservancy for a reading circle and storytime session beneath the covered Trevilion overlooking Bellaire Blvd. You’ll get to enjoy stories being read aloud to visitors in the park while flipping through pages of picture books. A perfect way to let your kids have fun while learning.
When: Friday, September 16, 2022, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 4400 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401, United States
Cost: Free


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Saturday, September 17, 2022

Fiestas Patrias at Children’s Museum Houston

Fiestas Patrias at Children's Museum Houston

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Soak up the sun and good vibes! Summer is coming to an end. Let your kids experience summer one last time at the Children’s Museum Houston and celebrate the changing season with this fun WonderWeek!
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Located At: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15


Wizard of Oz: Bank of America Screen on the Green

Wizard of Oz: Bank of America Screen on the Green®

Image Credit: Discovery Green

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


Photography Workshop

Photography at Levy Park Houston

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Join the Houston Center for Photography for educational photography workshops! These community-driven workshops focus on photography as a means for creative expression and acquiring basic photography skills. Learn and practice various aspects of photography, such as composition and lighting. For this Saturday, the workshop’s focus will be on Symbolic Self-Portraits! Find out how to produce symbolic and meaningful visuals that reflect your personality.
When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9 a.m.
Where: Event Pavilion, Levy Park, 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, Texas 77098
How Much: Free


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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 unique 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


Family Capoeira

Family Capoeira

Image Credit: Midtown Houston

Visit Midtown Houston and learn the unique Afro-Brazilian martial art of Family Capoeira, which teaches focus, rhythm, strength, and synchronization. The Brazilian Cultural Institute offers instruction available to families of various sizes and skill levels. Truly one of the best ways to bond with your kids while learning something cool and fun!

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

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Midtown


Bat Fest

Bat Fest

Image Credit: Houston Arboretum

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, and 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


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Things to do in Houston with Kids this Weekend – Sunday, September 18, 2022

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


Zumba at Levy Park by Tiny Fitness

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 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 18, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
Where: 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098
How Much: Free


Check out the most innovative trampoline equipment at Cosmic Air in Katy! 

Cosmic Air Trampoline Park in Katy

If you are looking for a fun place for the kids to hang out, burn energy, and have a ton of fun, look no further than the Cosmic Air Adventure & Trampoline Park in Katy! The park is famous for having the most innovative equipment available in the Trampoline Park industry. What’s more – Cosmic Air is committed to having each of its guests have the best family entertainment experience possible in Houston, all while staying on a budget!

Our top pick for indoor kid activities in Houston, Tx!!!

Location: 1210 Fry Road Houston, TX 77084

Check out all the hype at Cosmic Air Adventure & Trampoline Park – Houston’s number one spot for family fun!


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