Make the most of your month (and move on from Harvey) with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during September 2017.
Also in September 2017
The effects of Harvey may remain an ongoing thorn in the city’s side for months to come, but there are plenty of opportunities to de-stress and have fun this month across Houston.
In addition to a huge array of fundraising and recovery events (including the extension of Houston Restaurant Weeks through month’s end), you’ll find the usual after summer suspects like Oktoberfest Houston, Houston Fringe Festival, Texans regular season play, and more.
Events are not ranked, but are listed in chronological order throughout the month of August, with the daily option closing out the list.
This list was updated and prepared after Hurricane Harvey to reflect events still scheduled in the month of September 2017.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston This Month: September 2017
- Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery Events Around Houston | Starts Friday, September 1 – Help fellow Houstonians by donating money, clothing and food at various fundraisers and concerts benefiting Hurricane Harvey relief. Times, prices and locations vary.
- Labor Day Weekend Events Around Houston | Friday, September 1 to Labor Day, Monday, September 4 – Spend your very-different-than-expected Labor Day Weekend helping others, donating your time and much needed supplies, enjoying the sunshine and even having some fun.
- Houston Fringe Festival (HFF) at The MATCH | Tuesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 10 – See some of the best independent performing arts acts in 10 minute performances over 5 days at The MATCH. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Houston Fringe Festival.
- Janet Jackson in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, September 9 – See pop icon Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty) perform live as part of her State of the World Tour finally comes to Toyota Center in Downtown. You may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market.
- Houston Dynamo vs. Colorado Rapids at BBVA Compass Stadium | Saturday, September 9 – The Dynamo will compete against the Colorado Rapids and try to get the ball past USA goalkeeper Tim Howard in this game. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Harvey relief. You may be able to find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market.
- ZZ Top in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, September 10 – Blues and rock band ZZ Top will take the stage at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land to perform hits like “La Grange,” “Sharp Dressed Man”, and “Tush”. You may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market website.
- Houston Texans Season Kickoff vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium | Sunday, September 10 – Are you ready for some football? The Houston Texans’ season is finally here and they’ll kick off their first game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at noon. You may find cheaper or better tickets on TicketNetwork’s online resale market.
- Oktoberfest Events Around Houston | Starts Sunday, September 10 – If you can’t make it to Munich this year, head to one of Houston’s many Oktoberfest celebrations to raise a glass and nosh Bavarian fare. Our favorites include the kick off party at King’s Bierhaus, celebration at Southern Star Brewing Co, Karbachtoberfest, and Houston Oktoberfest at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park.
- Texas Taco Music Fest at Discovery Green | Saturday, September 16 – Stuff your face with tacos and watch the ceremony of the Voladores de Papantla while music of wandering mariachis and live bands fills the air. There’s fun for the kids too, with arts and crafts, and a piñata. Limited discounted tickets available.
- University of Houston Cougars vs. Rice University Owls at TDECU Stadium | Saturday, September 16 – College football is back and the Rice and UH teams will duke it out on the field to see who will come out on top. This will be both teams’ first game in Houston this season. You may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market.
- Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24 – Cheer on the ‘Stros as they take the field against the Angels in their last home series of the regular season. You may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market.
- Houston BBQ Throwdown at Saint Arnold Brewery | Sunday, September 24 – Sample finger lickin’ barbeque from restaurants like The Brisket House, Gatlin’s BBQ, The Pit Room, Pinkerton’s and Feges BBQ and vote for your favorite at this event at Saint Arnold brewery.
- Marco Antonio Solis in Concert at Toyota Center | Friday, September 29 – Latin pop singer Marco Antonio Solis will bring his music to Houston on his Y Las Historia Continua Tour with special guests Jesse and Joy. You may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market.
- The Great Taproom Challenge at 8th Wonder Brewery | Daily – Sip on craft beer from 8th Wonder Brewery and they’ll donate $1 from each beer to Harvey relief. Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm.
- Houston Restaurant Weeks at Participating Restaurants Around Houston | Daily – HRW has been extended to raise much needed funds for the Houston Food Bank due to Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. Dine out for a good cause all month as part of this annual city-wide fundraiser. Restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner.
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