Live it up at Super Bowl parties & festivities around Houston

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Ball out for the 2017 Big Game at more than 30 Super Bowl events around Greater Houston from Friday, January 27 to game day, Sunday, February 5, 2017.

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Whether you’re looking for a pre-party, watch-party or after-party—or all of the above—H-Town has you covered.

From club parties to tailgates to concerts, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy. Go big or go home this year for Super Bowl LI.

Go big or go home this year for Super Bowl LI with our Big Game Guide below.

Featured Parties, Events & Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl Live at Discovery Green | Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5 | FREE  Discovery Green will welcome fans to this ten-day festival leading up to Super Bowl LI. The festival will be chock full of free concerts, Houston’s acclaimed food scene, NFL experience fan games and many other attractions. Times vary daily.

EaDo End-Zone at Lucky’s Pub Downtown | Saturday, January 28 through Sunday, February 5 – Get pumped up for The Big Game with this ten-day long themed festival—the official party zone for Budweiser. The festival starts January 28 and will have everything from cook-offs to bar games to tournaments and more. There will be giveaways, celebrity appearances, and the festival will end with The Big Game viewing party. Times vary daily.

Game City Showcase in Midtown, Theater District, EaDo & Museum District | Monday, January 30 through Thursday, February 2 | FREE – Dive into the some of Houston’s favorite neighborhoods with four nights of free events, including free entertainment, food, drinks, interactive art, celebrity appearances, and more. Free with an email RSVP. 6pm to 9pm nightly.

Supertown 51: G-Eazy & DJ Khaled at iClub | Friday, February 3 – Major key alert, iClub Houston is where you need to be this Super Bowl weekend to catch a show-stopping live performance from rapper G-Eazy and a live DJ set by hip-hop producer and social media phenomenon DJ Khaled. General admission tickets are $99, not including ticket fees; VIP tickets are $175, not including ticket fees and allow expedited VIP entry, red carpet photo experience, and preferred parking access. VIP Table and Bottle Service tickets range between $1500 to $15,000 packages, not including ticket fees. 18 and up only with valid ID. 10pm to 3am.

Midtown Park Super Block Party in the New Midtown Park | Friday and Saturday | FREE to Attend – Soak in musical entertainment (local and national), food, art, and outdoor fun for all ages at a public debut and preview of the new three-acre Midtown Park. There will be live performances, official Super Bowl LI activations, DJ tunes, drinks, food, and more. All ages are welcome. Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 2pm.

Pearland Super Weekend | Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5 | FREE – Enjoy a free concert by singer RaeLynn at Pearland Town Center at 7pm and get a taste of local cuisine. Trolley car shuttles will transport visitors to participating Pearland hotels and restaurants offering special incentives from noon to 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The concert is free and round-trip trolley rides are $1. Noon to 10pm.

Big Game Parties at Belvedere Lounge | Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5 – Belvedere Lounge is hosting a bevy of NFL and celebrity heavy-hitters over the course of Super Bowl Weekend. Whether you want to celebrate your birthday with 50 Cent or enjoy a reception with NFL All-Pro Emmanuel Sanders, Belvedere has got your back. Ticket prices vary by event and amenities. Saturday 2pm to 9pm for the day party and 9:30pm for the Saturday night party; Sunday 2pm to 9pm for the day party and 10pm to 2am for the Sunday night party.

Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium – Catch the 51st annual Super Bowl live and in person as the AFC and NFC champions go head to head. Lady Gaga will perform the halftime show. Official ticket packages are available starting at $5,799, but you may find hard-to-get or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 5:30pm.

More Official Super Bowl & Other Big Game Events

Ongoing

  • Super Bowl Live at Discovery Green | Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5 | FREE  Discovery Green will welcome fans to this ten-day festival leading up to Super Bowl LI. The festival will be chock full of free concerts, Houston’s acclaimed food scene, NFL experience fan games and many other attractions. Times vary daily.
  • Countdown to Kickoff at Memorial City | Saturday, January 28 through Sunday, February 5 | FREE to Attend  The Big Game is right around the corner and Memorial City will be the place for exciting family-friendly events, interactive experiences, and special appearances. Times vary each day.
  • EaDo End-Zone at Lucky’s Pub Downtown | Saturday, January 28 through Sunday, February 5 – Get pumped up for The Big Game with this ten-day long themed festival—the official party zone for Budweiser. The festival starts January 28 and will have everything from cook-offs to bar games to tournaments and more. There will be giveaways, celebrity appearances, and the festival will end with The Big Game viewing party. Times vary daily.
  • 2017 NFL Experience at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday, January 28 through Sunday, February 5 – Experience all things Super Bowl and NFL related during this exciting, continuous event featuring pro football’s interactive theme park, football clinics, NFL merchandise and free autograph sessions from NFL players. There will also be personalized digital photos, an upgraded 40-yard dash and vertical jump against NFL players on LED screens, a virtual reality experience, enhanced Super Bowl ring displays, and a new NFL Draft set. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. 10am every day except Wednesday, February 1 and Thursday, February 2 at 3pm.
  • Game City Showcase in Midtown, Theater District, EaDo & Museum District | Monday, January 30 through Thursday, February 2 | FREE – Dive into the some of Houston’s favorite neighborhoods with four nights of free events, including free entertainment, food, drinks, interactive art, celebrity appearances, and more. Free with an email RSVP. 6pm to 9pm nightly.
  • Super Weekend Block Party at Bagby Park | Thursday, February 2 through Saturday, February 4 | FREE – Enjoy three days of live music and DJ sets at a free party next the the giant Midtown sign. 4pm to 8pm.
  • Mid Main SuperFest in Midtown | Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5 | FREE to Attend – In honor of the big game, Mid Main hosts a 4-day SuperFest filled with art, vendors, and live performances by bands like The Polyphonic Spree, The Tontons and more. Times vary each day.
  • First Down: 2 Days of Live Music at Historic Market Square | Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 | FREE to Attend – Market Square Park teams up with Wonky Power Records to bring you two days of live, local music right in the middle of Downtown Houston’s Historic Market Square. Friday 11am to 3pm; Saturday 11am to 4pm.
  • 14th Annual Leather and Laces Party at Hughes Manor | Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4  Party not one, but two nights at the annual Leather and Laces Party at Hughes Manor Campus. Tickets start at $275, not including ticket fees. 9:30pm to 2am both nights.
  • Midtown Park Super Block Party in the New Midtown Park | Friday and Saturday | FREE to Attend – Soak in musical entertainment (local and national), food, art, and outdoor fun for all ages at a public debut and preview of the new three-acre Midtown Park. There will be live performances, official Super Bowl LI activations, DJ tunes, drinks, food, and more. All ages are welcome. Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 2pm.
  • Pearland Super Weekend at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5 | FREE to Attend – Enjoy a free concert by singer RaeLynn at the Pearland Town Center at 7pm and get a taste of local cuisine by riding trolley car shuttles during the super weekend promotion between participating Pearland hotels and restaurants offering special incentives from noon to 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The concert is free and trolley rides are $1. Noon to 10pm.
  • Bowl Block Party Weekend The Davenport | Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5  The Davenport Lounge hosts a 2-day Bowl Block Party all weekend long with food trucks, DJs, a TV projecting the big game and more in the Montrose area. Tickets are $25 per day. 2pm both days.

Monday, January 30, 2017

  • NFL Opening Night at Minute Maid Stadium – Be there for the first time the players and coaches meet with the media in Houston. Fans will sit in the Minute Maid Stadium stands and witness thousands of interviews firsthand. The event will feature live musical performances from premiere talent, special appearances, autographs by NFL legends, cheerleaders, and team mascots, and a Red Carpet fan photo opportunity. Tickets start at $20, not including ticket fees. 7pm to 10pm.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • EaDo End-Zone: Sportsmonkey Big Game Challenge at Lucky’s Pub Downtown | Tuesday, January 31 | FREE to Attend – Sportsmonkey and Lucky’s Pub are hosting a Bar Games Tourney, including Connect 4, giant-sized beer pong, cornhole, and Hungry, Hungry Hippos. Prizes include concert tickets, UFC tickets, gift cards and more. The tournament is open to teams of two and kicks off at 6pm. You can also enjoy open play, with games including Giant Jousting, Giant Jenga, and more, from noon until 6pm. Booth Pimps DJs will be spinning tunes all day. Registration is $20 per team of two and includes a t-shirt; $10 for a free agent fee; free to attend for non-competitors. Noon to 9pm.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • EaDo End-Zone: AFC & NFC Pep Rally at Lucky’s Pub Downtown | FREE – The EaDo End-Zone is lining the streets with astroturf and bringing out the marching bands for a true pep rally experience. Wear your colors and show your team pride while enjoying activities that include a Bud N Burgers sampling bus, Punt-Pass-Kick Contest, and the Bud Fan Camp obstacle course. Prizes and giveaways include Jim Beam Tailgate Tent tickets (a $900 value), tickets to celebrity parties, signed sports memorabilia and more. 11am to 10pm open game play; 5am ESPN Mike & Mike live broadcast; 9am ESPN First Take live broadcast; noon ESPN Outside The Lines live broadcast.
  • Luminaries of the Game at Marriott Marquis – The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee will hold their signature event, Luminaries of the Game, an exclusive evening of dinner and superstar entertainment to celebrate the pinnacle of professional football. The event will highlight great moments in football history, showcase Houston as the city of the future, and honor Houston luminaries Janice and Robert McNair. All proceeds will benefit the Houston Super Bowl Committee’s charitable giving program, Touchdown Houston. Tables start at $75,000. 7pm.
  • Superbowl Comedy Explosion at Texas Southern University’s Hype Arena – Try and contain your laughter during the Super Comedy Bowl Explosion featuring nationally acclaimed comedians Rickey Smiley, Earthquake, Michael Blackson, Tony Roberts, Ali Saddiq, Billy Sorrells, and a surprise guest. Tickets start at $55, not including ticket fees. 7:30pm.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • EaDo End-Zone: TXFest 2017 at Lucky’s Pub Downtown – This special, single-day event will celebrate Texas culture with the very best Texas music, cuisine, and home-grown country fun!. Tourists and locals alike are invited to enjoy live musical performances while shopping from local vendors and sampling Texas beer, wine, and spirits. TXFest aims to generate civic pride and shine a spotlight on local artists and businesses. Tickets are $25, not including ticket fees. 11am to 10pm; 5am ESPN Mike & Mike live broadcast; 9am ESPN First Take live broadcast; noon ESPN Outside The Lines live broadcast.
  • Renee’ Larouge Fashion Show Superbowl LI Kickoff Party at Pasadena Grand Pavilion – “Breaking all Standards” is the theme of this high fashion party, with 30% of the show’s proceeds going toward the initiative to help in the fight against Human Trafficking in America (Made for Freedom). After the fashion show, witness celebrity performances and party with celebrity hosts and guests all night to welcome Superbowl LI to the City of Houston. Tickets start at $20, not including ticket fees. 6pm to 2am.
  • Bulls and Blackjack Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night in River Oaks  Experience Casino Royale like never before at the exclusive Bulls and Blackjack celebrity-filled poker tournament and casino soirée. Vegas-style entertainment and silent auction items to bid on will all be in plenty. Proceeds will benefit Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, The Wade Smith Foundation, and With Merci.org. Tickets start at $1,000, not including ticket fees. VIP reception starts at 6pm; main event starts at 7pm.
  • Ditka and Jaws Cigars with the Stars at Irish Cowboy – Calling all cigar enthusiasts, this VIP Cigar Party at Irish Cowboy will feature premium cigars from the industry’s top brands, single-malt scotch, and football celebrities to keep guests entertained throughout the evening. Also for guests’ pleasure will be an open premium bar, heavy appetizers, and a live performance by Electric Circus. Tickets start at $500, not including ticket fees. 7pm to 10pm.
  • The Big Texas Party at Silver Street Studios – Celebrate Houston before the big game at this Texas-sized soiree presented by CultureMap, ESPN Radio, and SB Nation. The party will feature the food, drink, and hospitality that Houston—and all of Texas—is known for. Snack on Houston’s best barbecue and sip Texas beer, spirits, and wine. There will be a surprise musical guest and appearances by football players with Texas roots. Attendees must be age 21 and older. Tickets start at $125, not including ticket fees. 7pm to 11pm.
  • Pastorini’s Super Party 2017 – Pastorini’s will host an All Access Super Party with gourmet Texan fare, an open bar, and hand-rolled cigars. Spot celebrities on the red carpet, dance the night away, and channel your inner Texan while you ride the mechanical bull for charity. Proceeds go to Be an Angel, Bum Phillips Charities, and Gridiron Greats. Tickets start at $85, not including ticket fees. 8pm to 1am.
  • Welcome 2 Houston Superbowl Weekend Kickoff Party  Get amped up for the Welcome 2 Houston Superbowl Party at Belvedere Ultra Lounge to get ready for the game. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. 9pm to 2am.
  • EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic – Enjoy live musical performances from The Chainsmokers, Sam Hunt and more at the EA Sports Bowl at Club Nomadic. The event will also feature pro athlete tournaments in both EA Sports Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17, showcasing the talents of some of the world’s best athletes. Tickets start at $100, not including ticket fees. 9pm.
  • Houston Power Party at HMNS  Art, fashion, music, and sports collide at the Houston Power Party at the Museum of Natural Sciences. The event features interactive areas, access to one-of-a-kind exhibits, celebrity appearances, and unique experiences. Tickets start at $100. 10pm to 2am.

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Antonio Brown Celebrity Charity Basketball Game at the Joe K. Butler Sports Complex Ball for a cause at the Draft Kings Antonio Brown Celebrity Super Slam Basketball Game benefitting The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. Fans will enjoy an electric atmosphere at the game as NFL superstars and Hollywood celebrities—including Tracy McGrady, Snoop Dogg, and Jarvis Jones—come together for a fun-filled game. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at Lakewood Church  Be there for the first and only inspiration music event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl weekend. The event brings key NFL players and top artists together on one stage for uplifting music and inspirational messages. Tickets range from $12 to $75, not including ticket fees. 7:30pm to 8:30pm. 
  • Bruno Mars in Concert at Club Nomadic  Jam to Bruno Mars as he performs live at Club Nomadic as part of Super Bowl week in Houston. Tickets are $175, not including ticket fees. 9pm.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast at Marriott Marquis Downtown – Celebrate the 2017 Bart Starr Award recipient at this premier event breakfast. Expect an all-star lineup of special guests, including Tony Dungy and Roger Staubach, in attendance. Tickets are $200, not including ticket fees. 8am.
  • Taste of Katy Chili Bowl at Rhodes Stadium | FREE to Attend – Get ready for an amateur chili cook-off, live music, celebrity appearances, vendors, food trucks, a silent auction, and kid-friendly activities. 9am to noon.
  • EaDo End-Zone: Da’ Creole Krewe’s 4th Annual Gumbo-Off & Crawfish Boil at Lucky’s Pub Downtown | Saturday, February 4 – Da’ Creole Krewe presents their 4th Annual Gumbo-Off and Crawfish Boil benefitting Zoey’s Angels. Ticket price includes tasting tickets to sample gumbo from participating cook teams, and a raffle ticket. If you’re still hungry, the Bud n’ Boilin truck will be on-site giving out freebies and samples of crawfish. Attendees can enjoy live zydeco music all night by Keith Frank, Chris Ardoin, Brian Jack, Geno Delafose, and Cupid. Crawfish by the pound will be available for purchase. Event sampling lasts until they run out. Tickets start at $30, not including ticket fees. 11am to 6pm; celebrity judges will announce a winner at 5pm.
  • Tailgate on McGowen at Mongoose vs Cobra – Gear up for an all day local celebration for the big game in the parking lot of Mongoose Versus Cobra on McGowen and enjoy local brews, BBQ, and live music. Tickets are $30. 11am to 11pm.
  • Leigh Steinberg’s 30th Annual Super Bowl Party 2017 at Hughes Manor – Iconic sports agent and founder of Steinberg Sports and Entertainment will host his annual Super Bowl Party at Hughes Manor. The invite-only party is attended by NFL owners, general managers, coaches, celebrities, entertainers, politicians, corporate CEOS, media personalities, athletes and more. 1pm to 4pm.
  • The Greatest Catch MVP Day Party: Reigning Super Bowl Champions Edition at Belvedere Lounge – Revel at a Saturday afternoon party hosted by wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders (NFL All-Pro) and Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos, plus more of their NFL buddies. There will be plenty of day drinking and dancing with tunes spun by DJ Baby Yu. RSVP for $20 admission if you arrive before 3pm. Tables available. Click here to RSVP or order tickets. 2pm to 9pm.
  • Taste of the NFL 26th Annual Party with a Purpose at U of H – Gather on Super Bowl Eve for Taste of the NFL—the premier Super Bowl Week fundraiser dedicated to hunger relief—for its signature grand tasting event. Celebrate America’s two favorite pastimes, food and football, while enjoying live musical entertainment from notable performers and bid on coveted auction items. Football legends, nationally renowned chefs and celebrity supports will all be in appearance. Tickets are $700, not including ticket fees. 5:30pm. 
  • Extravaganza of Stars at Blackburn Estate  Historical Texas Treasures presents the Extravaganza of Stars party where you can meet superstars like astronaut Buzz Aldrin, boxer George Foreman, country musician Clay Walker and more, along with local stars as well. Tickets start at $1,500, not including ticket fees. 6pm to 11pm.
  • NFL Honors at Wortham Center – Witness the NFL Awards celebration. The NFL’s end of season awards will be announced, along with the Pro Football Hall of Game Class of 2017 at the Wortham Center in Downtown. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Professional Football Players Mothers Association Super Bowl Gala at DoubleTree Greenway Plaza – Dress to impress in cocktail attire and join the PFPMA for an H-Town gala. There will be a buffet to keep you fueled and having fun all night at the Doubletree. Proceeds will benefit a Houston area charity. Tickets are $100, not including ticket fees. 8pm to 1am.
  • Official Maxim Party 2017 at Smart Financial Centre – Experience the Maxim rage during this milestone weekend of sports and over-the-top events in Houston. The Maxim Super Bowl Party combines art, fashion, music, and sports for the ultimate immersive and exciting party with interactive areas, live artistic vignettes, and celebrity music performances. $750 includes premium open bar, light bites and entertainments. Click here and use invitation code GOCH to gain access to tickets. 8pm to 2am.
  • Area 51 Super Bowl Party at J. Black’s – Experience an out-of-this-world Super Bowl Party at J. Black’s with DJ ASAP and DJ HI-C. Tickets start at $30, not including ticket fees. 8pm to 2am.
  • Super Saturday Night with Taylor Swift at Club Nomadic – Pop sensation Taylor Swift takes the stage as part of DirecTV Now’s Super Saturday Night party. Tickets are $175, not including ticket fees. 9pm.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine Big Game Bash featuring Diplo and Nas at MFAH – Rolling Stone Magazine host their Big Game Bash with performances by EDM superstar Diplo, rapper Nas and more at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This is a private event. 9pm.
  • Lil Wayne & Celebrity Friends SB 51 “Undisputed” 2017 Party at Ayva Center – Grammy award-winning rapper Lil Wayne hosts his pre-big game party and concert with some of his celebrity friends at Ayva Center in the Southwest Houston. Tickets start at $75, not including ticket fees. 9pm.
  • 50 Cent Gold Carpet Celebrity Bash | Saturday, February 5, 2017 – Yeah, it’s your birthday. Atlanta V103’s own Ryan Cameron emcees an evening featuring 50 Cent, live and in person, at this ATL to HOU event. More than 30 NFL players are confirmed. RSVP for $30 admission if you arrive before 10pm; $50 general admission. 9:30pm to 2am.
  • Playboy Party at The Spire Nightclub  Join Playboy for this Big Game Weekend party and enjoy special performances at The Spire. Special guest headliner TBA. Tickets start at $250, not including ticket fees. 10pm to 2am.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

  • NFL Alumni Game Day Brunch at Del Frisco’s – Get your brunch on with NFL Alumni and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse during a pre-game brunch. The event will feature Chalk Talk Sessions, game analysis from NFL legends and personalities, stories from past Super Bowls, and autograph sessions. Tickets are $500, not including ticket fees. 11am to 2pm.
  • Super Beef Sunday at Saint Arnold Brewery – For the big game, Saint Arnold Brewing Company is focusing on BBQ at their 4th annual Super Beef Sunday. Legendary Louie Mueller BBQ will be here alongside Pinkerton’s Barbecue and Harlem Road Texas BBQ doing what they do best. Tickets are $50. 11am to 2pm.
  • The Players Tailgate 2017  Eat, drink, and get entertained before the Super Bowl with active NFL players and celebrities at this culinary experience. The Players Tailgate features an open premium bar and all-you-can-eat dining with gourmet dishes. Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri will be the tailgate chef and will choose two other celebrity chefs to cook with him. Tickets start at $700, not including ticket fees. Noon.
  • SoberBowl SuperFest at White Oak Music Hall | FREE to Attend – Head over to White Oak Music Hall for live performances by comedians, musicians, and professional athletes, then enjoy a game watch party. 2pm.
  • ATL to Houston Sunday Funday: Big Game Watch Party at Belvedere Lounge | Sunday, February 5, 2017 – Chill and watch the Super Bowl with music from hot DJs from Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta. Free admission until 3pm. $15 after 3pm. 2pm to 9pm.
  • The Biggest Super Bowl Watch Party at Bayou Place – Watch the game on big screen TVs at The Ballroom at Bayou Place while enjoying drink specials, celebrity DJs, surprise guests, and NFL players. Tickets start at $25, not including ticket fees. 2:30pm to 9pm.
  • Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium – Catch the 51st annual Super Bowl live and in person as the AFC and NFC champions go head to head. Lady Gaga will perform the halftime show. Official ticket packages are available starting at $5,799, but you may find hard-to-get or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 5:30pm.
  • Big Game Afterparty at Belvedere Lounge | Sunday, February 5, 2017 – Keep the fun going at Belvedere’s afterparty $10 before 10pm with RSVP; $20 after 10pm. 10pm to 2am.

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