Make the most of your month with our list of our 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during June 2015.
As we kick off summer in Houston, you probably have a few signature events on your calendar already – like the highly anticipated Free Press Summer Fest, or the LGBT Pride and Juneteenth celebrations, but we’ve got a few new ones for you too. Fill your summer days with unique experiences from award winning authors, singers and chefs, dance performances from Dancing With The Stars’ Derek and Julianne Hough and swimming lessons in an attempt to break a world record.
Whether your looking to soak up the sun or stay as close to the air conditioner as possible, scroll down to check out our top 15 things to do in Houston in June 2015.
Events are not ranked, but are listed based on the chronological order of their start date during month of June.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston in June 2015
- Wine and Food Week in The Woodlands | Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7 – Stroll around Market Street sampling wine and shopping goods from vendors during the HEB Wine Walk, bite into delicious tacos during Sips, Suds & Tacos or watch chefs compete for the Chef of Chefs Award during the Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase.
- Maravilloso! The Water Festival at Discovery Green | Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 | FREE – Gather ‘round Kinder Lake at Discovery Green for two days of circus and dance performances on glowing flowers floating on the lake.
- Free Press Summer Fest at NRG Park | Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 – Houston’s biggest music festival relocated to NRG Park (due to flood damage at its normal home at Eleanor Tinsley Park) with more than 75 bands performing on 6 stages.
- Saint Arnold Brewing Company 21st Anniversary Party | Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 – Celebrate Saint Arnold’s 21st birthday with barbeque, cellar tastings, live music and beer at the brewery.
- Curry Crawl at STRAITS Restaurant | Sunday, June 7 – Taste unique creations when chefs from 10 local restaurants duke it out for the best curry-inspired dish.
- World Tour with Mercury, The Orchestra Redefined at Triniti Restaurant – Travel the world at a six-course dinner with live musical accompaniment from the talented musicians of Mercury. Each course will be paired with wine and music of six distinct countries and cultures; Spain, Argentina, Germany, Japan, Italy and Mexico.
- Rainbow on the Green at Discovery Green | Friday, June 12 | FREE – Show your true colors during this annual citywide LGBT celebration full of dancing, music, performances and video games.
- Pop Shop Houston Summer Festival at Silver Street Studios | Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 | FREE to Attend – Get creative with DIY workshops while gazing at art, jamming to live DJs and chowing down on grub from food trucks at the Pop Shop Houston Summer Festival.
- Juneteenth Celebrations Around Houston and Galveston | Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 – Mark 150 years since the abolition of slavery in Texas with Juneteenth celebrations at Emancipation Park, Miller Outdoor Theatre and in Galveston.
- Move Live on Tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Wednesday, June 17 – Dancing superstar siblings Derek and Julianne Hough, known for their dance performances on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, bring their high energy Move Live on Tour to The Woodlands for an unforgettable performance.
- World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at Schlitterbahn Galveston | Thursday, June 18 | FREE – Put on your suit – and some floaties if needed – and head to Schlitterbahn Galveston to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson.
- BCO’s 14th Birthday Bash at Rebels Honky Tonk | Friday, June 26 – Wish Bayou City Outdoors a Happy Birthday during this western-themed party at Rebels Honky Tonk.
- Garth Brooks in Concert at the Toyota Center | Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27 – See the one and only Garth Brooks perform with his wife Trisha Yearwood when their World Tour comes to Houston for four performances.
- Houston LGBT Pride Celebration at City Hall | Saturday, June 27 | FREE – Celebrate Houston’s LGBT community at the fourth largest pride festival and parade in the country.
- Root to Leaf Dinner at Underbelly | Monday, June 29 – Savor delicious dishes crafted by James Beard recognized chefs Chris Shepherd and Steven Satterfield during this dinner at Houston’s Underbelly.