Make the most of your week with our top 14 event picks happening in Houston from Monday, July 1 to Sunday, July 7, 2019.
Happening This Week
Also in July 2019
Celebrate our nation’s independence with firework shows, barbecue cookouts, and parades; run a 5- or 10-K race at Karbach Brewery; treat the kids to a fun-filled day at Minute Maid; see a live performance by R&B all-stars like Jill Scott and Boyz II Men; learn how to master the art of sandcastle construction with the help of a pro and more.
Top 14 Things to Do This Week in Houston
- Summer Music Festival Orchestra at Miller Outdoor Theater | Wednesday, July 3 | FREE – Head to Miller Outdoor Theater as more than 100 Houston-area high school musicians come together to perform a selection of orchestral works for AFA’s Summer Music Festival. Led by conductor and AFA alum Dr. Michelle Perrin Blair, the orchestra will play Respighi’s Pines of Rome, as well as an AFA-commissioned arrangement of Rob Smith’s Beacon Fires. 8:30pm.
- Chicago in Concert at Smart Financial Center | Wednesday, July 3 – Jam out when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Chicago, return to Smart Financial Centre for a live show. You’ll hear songs like “Hard To Say I’m Sorry,” “Look Away,” and “If You Leave Me Now.” Tickets start at $79.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 8pm.
- TXU Energy Wings of Freedom 5K/10K and Family Fun Run at Karbach Brewery | Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 – Take your mark and get set to run the TXU Energy Wings of Freedom 5K, 10K, or Family Fun Run that kicks off at Karbach Brewery. The dog-friendly race benefits the Be An Angel foundation and offers a Karbach pint glass to the first 100 registrants. Tickets start at $20. 7:30am.
- Freedom Over Texas at Eleanor Tinsley Park | Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 – Ooh and ahh at a dazzling fireworks display and listen to a full lineup of live music as CITGO presents Freedom Over Texas in Eleanor Tinsley Park. Tickets are $8 in advance until Wednesday, July 3, $10 at the gate; children 5 and under are free with paid adult. 4pm to 10pm.
- July 4th Backyard Cookout at B.B. Lemon | Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 – Feast on an all-American cookout courtesy of B.B. Lemon, who will serve up burgers, hot dogs, watermelon salad, strawberry shortcake and more this Fourth of July. You’ll also find live music by the Buck Yeager Band, yard games, and food and drink specials. Dinners are $29.76 and reservations are recommended. 6pm to 10:30pm.
- 180th City of Galveston Independence Day Celebration, Parade & Fireworks | Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 | FREE – Cheer from the sidewalk as floats, decorated military vehicles, and performers parade down Seawall Boulevard in Galveston Island’s 180th annual Fourth of July celebration. Following the parade, marvel at a 20-minute firework show set over the Gulf of Mexico. 7pm to 9:35pm.
- FriYAY Rosé Wine Tasting at Brennan’s of Houston | Friday, July 5 – Cheers to summertime while you sip rosé and nosh on light bites at Brennan’s second annual FriYAY Rosé tasting. Tickets are $25 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 4pm to 7pm.
- Houston Symphony: Music of Queen at Jones Hall | Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 – Sing along to unforgettable hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Somebody to Love” when the Houston Symphony, along with a vocalist and full rock band, performs a concert of music by Queen. Tickets start at $30, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm both days.
- Christmas in July 5K at Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command Center | Saturday, July 6 – Christmas fanatics rejoice at this festive, mid-year 5K that takes runners through a scenic course around Downtown. Offering holiday music, post-race eats, and a commemorative T-shirt, the race benefits The Salvation Army of Greater Houston. Tickets start at $35. 7am.
- Sandcastle Building Demonstration & Lessons at Galveston’s Stewart Beach | Saturday, July 6 – Watch and learn as professional sandcastle builders walk you through the process of forming your own masterful creation at Galveston’s Stewart Beach. The demonstration and lessons are free. If you drive to Stewart Beach, there is a $10 parking fee per vehicle until noon; $12 from noon on. 8am to 3pm.
- Houston Margarita Crawl on Washington Avenue | Saturday, July 6 – Make your way through the bars on Washington Ave for drink specials, free swag, and an afterparty—all included with tickets to the Houston Margarita Crawl. Tickets start at $20; up to $35 day of the event. 2pm to 8pm.
- Summer Block Party at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, July 6 – Get down to an evening festival of R&B and soul music at the annual Summer Block Party in Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This year’s event boasts a star-studded lineup with headliners Jill Scott, Boyz II Men, Faith Evans, and Lucky Daye. Tickets start at $29.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 6pm.
- Kids’ Day at Minute Maid Park | Sunday, July 7 – Bring the family to Kids’ Day at the ballpark, which celebrates little ones with inflatables, face painters, caricature artists, arcade games, corn hole, and a coloring station. The first 10,000 kids ages 12 and under will receive a Carlos Correa replica jersey, and those who stick around after the game can take the field and run the bases. Tickets start at $15, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 1:10pm.
- Santana and The Doobie Brothers in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday, July 7 – Bask in the smooth melodies and guitar riffs of Santana during a live performance alongside the Doobie Brothers at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $47, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 6pm.
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