Event Roundup: What to Look Forward to This Weekend
Happy Hallo-weekend! Check out these exciting events happening around town. And Go 'Stros!
Games 3, 4, and 5 of the World Series will be in Atlanta. Game 3 is at 7:09 p.m. on Friday, Game 4 is at 7:09 p.m. on Saturday, and Game 5 is at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday. See the schedule here. Each away game is broadcasted in Minute Maid Park, where admission is $1. Find details and other places around town to watch the games here.
International Quilt Festival Houston 2021
The largest quilt show in the world is held in Houston this weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Daily admission is $15. Take classes, view quilts, or purchase a quilt from the market.
Zoo Boo 2021
Get into the Halloween Spirit at Zoo Boo, a family-friendly fall festival that wraps up this weekend. Enjoy the Spooktacular Scary-Go-Round, the Spooky Train, and lots more activities! Costumes highly encouraged. Zoo Boo is included with the price of admission to the zoo, but tickets must be reserved ahead of time.
Live Music in the Plaza
Come enjoy live music in the Plaza at CITYCENTRE! This weekend, hear Sean Heyl on Friday, Jonathan Finney on Saturday, and Zach Meeks on Sunday. This event is free and open to the public.
Movie Night at Menard
On Friday night, the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus will be played at Galveston’s oldest house for a spooktacular evening. Craft beer, wine, and water will be available for purchase and a food truck will be on-site for food. Admission is $10. Food and beverages are sold separately.
Friday Night Music at Betsy's
This Friday, enjoy a night with family and friends outside at Betsy’s listening to the Groove Adhesive. Purchase dinner and drinks at Betsy’s and enjoy the show. This event is free and open to the public.
Bollywood & Bhangra Dancing Class
Get your body moving on Saturday morning with this dance class at Levy Park. It is free and open to all ability levels.
8th Annual Willow Waterhole MusicFest
This year’s MusicFest at the Willow Waterhole Greenway - a free festival featuring live music, Halloween-themed activities, and great food – takes place on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Look forward to a lineup of professional musicians, Trunk-or-Treat, food trucks, a Haunted House Maze, and Mortals & Dogs costume contests.
On Saturday, the Children’s Museum is offering spooky, slime-filled fun with Grosstopia, which includes the popular Slime Off! Festivities include a trick-or-treat quest and spine-tingling experiments and are included in the price of admission.
Young Audiences of Houston presents Dia De Los Muertos Performance
Young Audiences of Houston offers family friendly, live art experiences perfect for a wide variety of ages. This Saturday at 1 p.m., Mixteco Ballet Folklorico will presents a program celebrating Dia de los Muertos through dance. This event is free and open to the public.
Scream on the Green 2021
The family-friendly costume contest and Halloween celebration returns to Discovery Green this year on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. The evening includes a showing of Beetlejuice. This event is free and open to the public.
Fall Plant Sale
On Friday and Saturday, Houston Arboretum Fall Plant Sale will offer a variety of Texas native plants, including perennial and annual wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. Plant prices are $4.50 for 4 inches, $11 for 1 gallon, $12 for Milkweed, and $30 for 3 to 5 gallons. The Plant Sale will be located just inside the Arboretum’s 610 Entrance gate on the south side of the entrance road. This event is free and open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
47th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival
The Texas Renaissance Festival, where you can interact with street performers, purchase food and drink, watch entertainment on the several different stages, and come dressed up in your best Renaissance costume, runs through the end of November. This weekend’s theme is All Hallows Eve. Pre-sale tickets are available online for a reduced price, or you can buy tickets at the door.
This is the 10th annual West U Halloween Dash and Kids Fun Run. On Saturday, registration opens at 6:45 a.m. and ends at 7:45 a.m. The 5k starts at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run at 8:45 a.m. Costumes are encouraged and a contest for costumes is held at 9:15 a.m. Cost of registration starts at $25 and the event kicks off at the West U Community Center.
Sip and Stroll
By following the dimly lit trails of the Arboretum, visitors will be led to the destination with live music, charcuterie, and beverages provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company. This event is open to adults 21+ and admission is $50 for members and $55 for non-members.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Día de los Muertos Festival, presented by MECA, will be held at the Dow School in the heart of Houston’s Sixth Ward. There will be music, dance, theater, visual art, and ofrendas (display of altars). This event is free and open to the public. Read more about ofrendas and other traditions for Día de los Muertos here.
Harbor Halloween Party on the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
The official tall ship of Texas turns 144. To celebrate the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, join Saint Arnold Brewing Company at the Galveston Historic Seaport for cake, food, beer, music, and more. Costumes are encouraged. This event is $75 and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Zumba by Tiny Fitness
On Sunday morning at Levy Park, join Tiny Fitness for an hour-long Zumba class, open to all fitness levels and recommended for ages 16 and up. This fitness class is free and open to the public.
On Sunday at CityCentre from noon to 3 p.m., participating merchants, marked with balloons, will be giving out candy and treats. The event will happen rain or shine and is free to the public.
Bellaire Open Air Market
On Sunday, Evelyn's Park will be hosting Bellaire Open Air Market and offering visitors the luxury of an outdoor shopping experience. Don't miss this market designed to keep visitors in the Open Air.
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