Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during August 2018.
Also in August 2018
Happening This Week
As the kids head back to school and summer comes to a close, make the most of your free time with a variety of events and festivals around Houston this August.
Join the white-clothed masses on 19th Street at White Linen Night, see hard rock legends Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie in concert, cheer on the Texans as they battle it out with the Dallas Cowboys, dine at a fancy restaurant during Houston Restaurant Weeks, and more at these can’t-miss events in Houston this August.
Events are not ranked, but are listed in chronological order throughout the month of August.
Top 15 Things to Do in Houston This Month: August 2018
- Houston Restaurant Weeks 2018 | Daily – Dine out for a great cause when nearly 250 of Houston’s hottest eateries offer a multi-course brunch, lunch, and/or dinner at an often-discounted price during Houston Restaurants Weeks 2018. Now in its 15th year, HRW is the largest annual fundraiser that benefits the Houston Food Bank. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- White Linen Night in the Heights | Saturday, August 4 | FREE – Don a chic, all-white ensemble and flock to 19th Street for this annual throwdown that draws thousands of Houstonians to The Heights. Expect to see art displays, live music, boutique discounts, parties, and plenty of people-watching. Times, prices, and locations vary.
- Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Compass Stadium | Saturday, August 4 – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Sporting Kansas City in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $29, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
- Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Through Sunday, August 5 | FREE – Thou shalt enjoy a free performance of Shakespearean plays during the 44th Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 8:15pm nightly.
- Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | Thursday, August 9 to Sunday, August 12 – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play the Mariners in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $21, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Thursday and Friday 7:10pm; Saturday 6:10pm; Sunday 1:10pm.
- Jeff Lynne’s ELO in Concert at Toyota Center | Friday, August 10 – Catch an epic live show from the iconic group, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, or electric light orchestra, that’s been around for nearly 50 years. The band’s unique style seamlessly blends progressive rock, pop, and classical genres for a distinct sound unlike any other. Tickets start at $49.50. 8pm.
- Smitty’s Day at the Park at Moody Park | Saturday, August 11 | FREE – Join retired NFL player Wade Smith for his second annual health and fitness kids camp, Smitty’s Day, at Moody Park. Former NFL players, high school and collegiate athletes, professional cheerleaders, authors, musicians, and artists will lead kids in grades K through 6 through a variety of fun activities. 8am.
- Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 – Celebrate African American culture and promote diversity with music, food, fashion, art, and guest speakers during the Houston Black Heritage Music & Arts Festival at George R. Brown Convention Center. Tickets start at $15. Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 7pm.
- Tamarie Cooper: Field Trip at the MATCH | Through Thursday, August 12 – Hop on board a metaphysical field trip with Tamarie Cooper, a local actress, and playwright known for her hilarious musical theatre. In Field Trip, Cooper questions the meaning of life and unpacks personal baggage by way of song, gags, and hi-jinx. Tickets start at $10. Thursday 7:30pm; Friday to Sunday 2:30pm
- Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, August 18 – Catch a heavy metal double-header when Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson team up for the Big Rock Show tour, which will stop at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Tickets start at $25, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Shakira in Concert at Toyota Center | Wednesday, August 22 – Shake your hips at a concert from “Whenever, Wherever,” “Hips Don’t Lie,” and “Waka Waka” singer Shakira when she heads to Toyota Center for a make-up show following a vocal cord injury. Tickets start at $50.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Tony Bennett in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Thursday, August 23 – See a concert from the 19-time Grammy-winner, Tony Bennett, as he brings his tour to Sugar Land’s Smart Financial Centre. Hear iconic songs, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. Tickets start at $75.75, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork online market. 8pm.
- 7th Annual Wine & Food Fest at Navigation Esplanade | Saturday, August 25 – Get a taste of Texas with local wines and eats at the annual Wine and Food Fest at Navigation Esplanade. Formerly the Pearland Annual Wine & Food Festival, it also offers live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, and shopping. Tickets start at $40. Noon to 8pm.
- Houston Roller Derby 2018 Championship at Revention Music Center | Saturday, August 25 – Roll out to the grand finale of the 2018 roller derby season for one last bout of bruising and brawling as the teams compete for the crown at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $15. 6pm.
- Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys at NRG Stadium | Thursday, August 30 – Don’t miss your chance to see the Texans’ final NFL preseason game when they take on our neighbors, the Dallas Cowboys, at NRG Stadium. Tickets start at $39, but you might find cheaper, better, hard-to-find tickets available on TicketNetwork’s online marketplace. 6pm.
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