Make the most of your month with our list of 15 favorite events and happenings in Houston during August 2019.
Also in August 2019
Happening This Week
Savor the end of summer with a flurry of concerts, culinary events, theatrical performances, and, lest we forget, the return of football season, all happening throughout the month.
Cheer on the Texans in their preseason home opener against the Lions; see an iconic Broadway musical when the touring cast comes to Houston; head to the Heights while wearing all white for an evening of parties, sales, and music; indulge in a decadent three-course meal at one of the city’s top restaurants for Houston Restaurant Weeks; get an inside look at the Theatre Distract at a free, family-friendly open house and more.
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 2019
- Houston Restaurant Weeks 2019 | Starts Thursday, August 1 – Dine out for a worthy 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 2019. Now in its 16th year, HRW is the largest annual fundraiser that benefits the Houston Food Bank. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Mary J. Blige and Nas in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, August 1 – Jam out to the hip-hop and R&B hits of Mary J. Blige and Nas when the duo teams up for a live show at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $22, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Houston Shakespeare Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, August 2 to Sunday, AUgust 11 | FREE – Houston Shakespeare Festival returns to Miller Outdoor Theatre with free performances of the beloved classics, Julius Caesar and As You Like It. Showtimes vary.
- White Linen Night in the Heights & WLN-Inspired Events | Saturday, August 3 – Don a chic, all-white ensemble and head 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.
- Rent at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, August 6 to Sunday, August 11 – Celebrate the seasons of love when the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical, Rent, comes to town at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $35, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. Showtimes vary.
- Around The World in 10,000 Bites at the Houston Museum of Natural Science | Saturday, August 17 – Eat your way around the world during this gastronomic experience where guests can sample chef-prepared cuisines from ten different countries. Tickets include a commemorative book complete with recipes, photos, and descriptions from the event. $750. 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
- Vampire Weekend in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, August 17 – Welcome the return of critically-acclaimed indie rockers Vampire Weekend as they take the stage in support of their latest album, Father of the Bride, following a six-year hiatus from the recording studio. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6:30pm.
- Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions at NRG Stadium | Saturday, August 17 – Watch the Houston Texans play their preseason home opener against the Detroit Lions at NRG. Tickets start at $16, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- WWE Live Super Show at Toyota Center | Saturday, August 17 – Get ready to rumble at a live wrestling match between the superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment at the Toyota Center in Downtown. The featured wrestlers include Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, and more. Tickets start at $20, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30pm.
- Heart in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, August 22 – Rock out to a live show from the iconic sister duo, Heart, when they perform alongside Joan Jett and Elle King at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Tickets start at $29.50, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Houston Dash vs. Sky Blue FC at BBVA Stadium | Saturday, August 24 – Cheer on the Dash as they play against Sky Blue FC, including back-to-back Women’s World Cup champ Carli Lloyd, in a home game at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $15. 7:30pm.
- TC Energy Theatre District Open House in Downtown | Sunday, August 25 | FREE – Explore Downtown’s Theatre District during this annual, family-friendly event that allows visitors to view performances, take a ballet class, learn how to apply stage makeup, and score discounted tickets for upcoming shows. Noon to 5pm.
- Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Sunday, August 25 – Head to Minute Maid Park with your pup in tow when the venue hosts Dog Day while the Astros play against the Los Angeles Angels. Special ticket packages and proof of vaccinations are required. Tickets start at $10, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 1:10pm.
- BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens Convention Center | Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1 – Drink up at the annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival, which features a variety of beer- and liquor-related activities throughout the weekend. Special events include the Nach-Yo Ordinary Tequila Tasting, BrewHaHa Grand Tasting, and Brew-B-Que. Three-day tickets cost $165; two-day passes are $135; prices vary for individual events. Times vary per event.
- Backstreet Boys in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, August 31 – Channel your inner ‘90s fan girl and scream “Backstreet’s back!” when the iconic boy band returns to the stage for a world tour that stops in Houston’s Toyota Center. Tickets start at $45, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
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