Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during July 2018.
Also in July 2018
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With the Fourth of July, baseball season, and summer in full swing, there is plenty to do in July.
Enter a taco-eating contest, watch show dogs perform choreographed dance routines, marvel at patriotic firework displays, cheer after a slam dunk by the Harlem Globetrotters, see a number of iconic bands in concert, and more at these can’t-miss events in Houston this July.
Events are not ranked, but are listed in chronological order throughout the month of July.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston This Month: July 2018
- 4th of July Celebrations Around Houston | Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4 – Celebrate American independence with fireworks, parades, hot dogs and more with plenty of patriotic events around Houston. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | Thursday, July 5 to Sunday, July 8 – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Athletics in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $14, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Times vary.
- Wild Moccasins’ Look Together Album Release Show at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, July 7 – Celebrate the release of Look Together, the latest album from Houston’s own Wild Moccasins, with an all all-ages show downstairs at White Oak Music Hall. Camera Cult and El Lago will open the show. $10. 8pm.
- Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes at NRG Stadium | Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 22 – Watch your favorite superheroes join forces for a thrilling show of aerialists, acrobats, motorcyclists and more in Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes at NRG Stadium. Tickets start at $25. Times vary.
- The Harlem Globetrotters at Berry Center | Sunday, July 15 – Ball out at a thrilling game by the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters at Berry Center in Cypress. You’ll see the uber-talented players perform all kinds of trick shots and slam dunks while playing against the ever-losing Washington Generals. $18. 3pm
- Feast of Saint Arnold at Saint Arnold Brewing | Sunday, July 15 – Come hungry for a four-course meal of fish, red meat, poultry, and pork served family-style and prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Savoie at Saint Arnold Brewing. The annual fundraiser benefits the Texas Children’s Hospital’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. $135. 5pm to 8:30pm.
- Boy George and Culture Club in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, July 15 – Catch a live show from the iconic ‘80s pop group, Boy George and Culture Club, along with The B-52s and Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, when their tour stops at Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $59.50. 6:30pm.
- The Smashing Pumpkins in Concert at Toyota Center | Tuesday, July 17 – Channel your ‘90s grunge phase when the Smashing Pumpkins take the stage for a live show at Toyota Center. Supporting them is fellow rock group, Metric. Tickets start at $29, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s online resale market. Click here for more information. 7pm.
- Houston World Series of Dog Shows | Wednesday, July 18 to Sunday, July 22 – Come, sit, and stay at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows, where more than 150 different breeds compete in a variety of competitions throughout the week, ending with the “Best in Show” award. Events include flyball, creative grooming, a frisbee exhibition, and canine musical freestyle, where dogs perform a choreographed dance alongside their handler. 8am to 6pm daily.
- Bud Light Roast at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, July 21 – Houston’s own rock and alternative radio station, 94.5 The Buzz, presents the annual Bud Light Roast at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, featuring Blue October, Awolnation, Theory Of A Deadman, Robert DeLong, and Hold On Hollywood. Tickets start at $15. 3:30pm.
- Counting Crows in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, July 22 – Celebrate more than two decades of music from the Counting Crows, when the iconic band stops at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on its worldwide “25 Years and Counting” tour. Tickets start at $29.50. 6:30pm.
- Bill Burr at Revention Music Center | Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 – Crack up at a hilarious show from stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcaster Bill Burr when he takes the mic at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $48. 7pm nightly.
- Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29 – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Rangers in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $14, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Times vary.
- Houston Fajita Festival at HCC West Loop Campus | Saturday, July 28 | No Cover – Stuff your face with flavorful Mexican food when the HCC West Loop Campus hosts the third annual Houston Fajita Festival. The fest will feature live art walls, DJs, a kids playground, and, for those who dare, a taco and jalapeño eating contest. 1pm to 8pm.
- Beer Fest 2018 at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, July 28 – Sip craft brews while enjoying food trucks, arts and crafts, and live music on the lawn at White Oak Music Hall during Beer Fest 2018. $8. 1pm to 10pm.
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