Nice Weather Activities in Houston
The sun is shining, it's not a million degrees, and the mosquitos are still embryos— the perfect combination to get outside in Houston (provided you took Zyrtec last night). This weekend is Easter / Passover and many organizations prepare events around this weekend.
So, last weekend was jam packed with In Bloom, Bayou City Art Fest, The Kite Festival, and lots of charity events. The organizations that appeal to the masses all happened last weekend, so this weekend is stuffed with Easter Egg-stravaganzas. Since I don't have kids (and am weirded out by the oversized creepy bunny), I try to stay away from those places. If you do have kids (bless you), visit 365Houston for things to do with your kids this weekend. If you're an empty nesting hipster, read on.
Coffee & Cars
Gateway Classic Cars in Cypress, TX, 9am
Check out over 250 exotics cars and talk with car enthusiasts over coffee. This event happens every Saturday, and you have to go at least a couple times. Every week has new cars to check out. More Info.
Urban Harvest Farmers Market, 8am
Every Saturday located at Eastside and Richmond (near River Oaks / Kirby / Lamar HS), Urban Harvest provides Houston's largest Farmers Market. Get there as early as possible as the good produce goes fast. There's live music, lots of food trucks, and really good people + puppy watching. It's located in the same parking lot area as Kirby Ice House. You can stop by there after and tell them "the guy that made your website sent me". I don't think it gets you a free drink, but maybe? Thanks anyways!
First Saturday Arts Market
Wake up, wake up, wake up, It's the First of the Month! - Bone Thugs
Get to 19th street in the Heights for live music, vendors, crafters, artists, and much more. Enjoy a nice stroll down 19th street. There's lots to see and eat! More info.
Brenner's on the Bayou, 4-7pm
Brenner's hosts this event every year, allowing Houstonians to sample lots of award winning wines. Brenner's provides a beautiful, picturesque view, or the bayou. Lots of wine will make the view even better. Zero kids in sight. More info.
Houston Dynamo vs. New England Revolution
BBVA Compass Stadium, 7:30pm
I don't know much about futbol/soccer, but do know every seat at BBVA Soccer Stadium provides a great experience. EaDo (where the soccer stadium is located) is the hottest place in town right now and has several cool places to check out before the game. Grab a drink and go to the top of Kings Court next to the stadium, visit 8th Wonder Brewery & see their new We <3 Houston Sign, or visit one of my new favorite restaurants, Nancy's Hustle. Cheer on Houston's soccer team. The fans will let you know when to cheer. More info.
Beauty & The Beast
Discovery Green, 8pm
So, I know I talked about avoiding little kids this weekend, and this is probably the worse place for something like that. If you love Beauty & The Beast, however, you might want to go for a little bit, sing some songs, go Roller Skating, get some food and then peace out. More info.
Shrek the Musical!
Miller Outdoor Theater, 8pm
This is probably super-kid friendly, but it's also one of the first shows at Miller Outdoor Theater of the year. This is one of the best venues in Houston because the hill provides a beautiful view of the Medical Center, and it's always free. Pack a cooler, snacks, and anything else you want to bring (not glass bottles), and enjoy a musical outside. More Info.
$3 beers & Astros at Hay Merchant
In celebration of the Astros 2018 season opener, Hay Merchant is open all day with $3 beers. If you love craft beer & the Astros, this is a great place to enjoy some Astros baseball all weekend!
More Things to Do All Weekend Longs
- Catch a light show during sunset at Rice University's Turrell Light Exhibit
- Look for bluebonnets along White Oak Bayou
- Visit the Contemporary Arts Museum
- Go to The Menil Collection
- Go on a Street Art Tour
- Kayak the Bayou: BONUS, you get to hear the music from In Bloom
- Take a picnic and go to the Water Wall
- Visit the Zen Gardens next to the Zoo
- Look at Azaleas in River Oaks or Bayou Bend
- Bike through Glenwood Cemetery
- Take a stroll through nature at the Arboretum
- Walk, run, jog in Memorial park
- Bring a deck of cards and play your favorite game in Memorial Park
Did I Miss Anything?
If I missed listing a cool event happening in Houston this weekend, let me know in the comments! I'd be happy to add it.