Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during July 2019.
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With baseball season in full swing, endless summer concerts, and food festivals galore, this month is bound to be one for the books.
Swoon to the sounds of a live show by Boyz II Men, let freedom ring at a 4th of July firework show or concert, chow down on tasty bites from top-notch chefs, watch two international soccer teams go head-to-head, take a seat for a crowd favorite’s return to MATCH and more.
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 2019
- 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.
- ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Star Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theater | Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 | FREE – Pay tribute to the home of the brave with the annual Star Spangled Banner Salute, a patriotic concert by the Houston Symphony, at Miller Outdoor Theater. Following the show, stick around for a dazzling fireworks display. 8:30pm.
- 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.
- Houston Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park | Friday, July 12 – Get loud for the Astros when they take the field to play Milwaukee in a home game at Minute Maid Park. Tickets start at $15, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:10pm.
- Houston Dynamo vs. Los Angeles Football Club at BBVA Compass Stadium | Friday, July 12 – Cheer on the Dynamo as they play Los Angeles in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets range from $15 to over $64, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Sunday, July 14 – Dive into unlimited samples of Tex-Mex barbecue when a curated selection of chefs serve up their unique take on the up-and-coming style of smoked meat. Participating pitmasters include John and Veronica Avila of El Burro & the Bull, Eduardo Ortiz of Eddie O’s Texas Barbecue, Esaul Ramos of San Antonio’s 2M Smokehouse and more. Tickets are $60. 1pm to 4pm.
- Lone Star Bash at Minute Maid Park | Sunday, July 14 – Taste gourmet eats and signature cocktails from a lineup of chefs participating in the fifth annual Lone Star Bash at Minute Maid Park. With an aim to celebrate the future of the restaurant industry, the event features live music, beer and wine, and local chefs, such as Jessica Paul and Ricardo Molina of Molina’s Cantina, Carlos Ramos of Latin Bites, Colin Shine of Frank’s Americana Revival and more. Tickets start at $60. 5pm to 9pm.
- Houston Symphony presents Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Screening at Jones Hall | Thursday, July 18 to Saturday, July 20 – Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix when it’s shown on the big screen accompanied by live music from the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $34, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Showtimes vary.
- Khalid in Concert at Toyota Center | Thursday, July 18 – Jam out at the “Khalid Free Spirit World Tour” when the celebrated performer makes his way to Houston’s Toyota Center on his first-ever arena tour. Arrive early to catch singer-songwriter Clairo, who opens the show. Tickets start at $49.90, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
- A Giant Leap – Houston Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing at Discovery Green | Saturday, July 20 | FREE – Take a giant leap to Discovery Green and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a full evening of exciting events. Expect a paratrooper landing by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, space-themed exhibitions, stargazing, a film screening of Apollo 11, a book signing by American Moonshot author Douglas Brinkley, a market, and a dramatic countdown to 9:56pm—the exact minute when Neil Armstrong took his first step on the surface of the moon 50 years ago. 6pm to 10pm
- FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid at NRG Stadium | Saturday, July 20 – Cheer loud as Germany’s FC Bayern takes on Real Madrid in the fourth “Audi Summer Tour”—part of the International Champions Cup—at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Tickets start at $65, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7pm.
- The United States Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, July 25 | FREE – Kick back on the lawn of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and enjoy an epic concert by the United States Army’s 60-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus. The two ensembles will perform a varied program of styles ranging from jazz classics and orchestral masterworks to Broadway musicals and Sousa marches. 7pm.
- The Catastrophic Theatre presents Speeding Motorcycle at MATCH | Through Saturday, July 27 – Catch a performance of Catastrophic Theatre’s recurring crowd favorite, Speeding Motorcycle, which tells the story of Joe the Boxer, a man who is driven mad when his true love marries an undertaker. Tickets are pay what you can, ranging from $5 to $75. $40 is the suggested price. Showtimes vary.
- Rolling Stones in Concert at NRG Stadium | Saturday, July 27 – Get satisfaction from an epic show by the legendary rock group, The Rolling Stones, whose tour stops in Houston’s NRG Stadium this spring. You can jam out to all the classics, including “Start Me Up,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black” and more. Tickets start at $102, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
- Blink-182 with Lil Wayne in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Wednesday, July 31 – Satisfy your diverse musical preferences with the epic pairing of Blink-182 and Lil Wayne, who are teaming up for a live show at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $37.50, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 6pm.
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