Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with the 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19, 2021.
Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town—but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?
We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.
Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide, or comb through our Calendar for even more events, activities, and things to do this weekend.
The 12 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: September 17 to 19, 2021
- The Crosby Zydeco Festival at Crosby Fairgrounds | Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19 – Fans of Zydeco music will have a ball at this festival at the Crosby Fairgrounds. This three-day event will feature more than 10 artists and bands, as well as food trucks and fun games with prizes. Single-day tickets start at $25; $5 for ages under 13. Times vary.
- All Access Art Show at the Ballroom at Bayou Place | Friday, September 17 – There will be no shortage of art, music, fashion and food at the All Access Art Show in Downtown Houston. This event will feature more than 25 local artists to showcase and sell their products. Tickets start at $25. 7pm.
- Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park | Friday, September 17 to Sunday, September 19 – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the ballpark, with special giveaways that include a Jose Altuve replica jersey and a Yordan Alvarez bobblehead, plus Friday night fireworks, special performances, and more. Tickets range from around $15 to more than $175, but you may find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
- Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta at Downtown Central Library | Saturday, September 18 | FREE – Head to the brand new Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza at the Downtown Central Library for an afternoon fiesta that celebrates rich heritage and cultural traditions through dance performances, crafts, Latin dance classes, bilingual storytimes, and more. 11am to 2pm.
- Houston Jerk Fest at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park | Saturday, September 18 – Centered around the jerk cook-off competition, the Houston Jerk Fest aims to bring the community together with great food and live entertainment. Ky-mani Marley, son of reggae pioneer Bob Marley, will headline this year. General admission is $31.30. 2pm to 10pm.
- Los Bukis at NRG Stadium | Saturday, September 18 – After 25 years, the Mexican Grupera band led by Marco Antonio Solís has returned to touring, releasing a re-recording of their smash hit “Tú Cárcel” and promising many of their beloved songs at a highly anticipated concert at NRG Stadium. Tickets range from $59 to more than $750, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Clueless Rooftop Cinema Club Screening at BLVD Place | Saturday, September 18 – Enjoy ’90s cult classic and teen comedy, Clueless, in Uptown at Rooftop Cinema Club. Tickets start at $18.50. 8pm.
- The Houston Jazz Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, September 18 | FREE | Virtual Option – Set your Saturday night mood at the Houston Jazz Festival with Shelley Carrol and Mike Moreno headlining the show, plus a performance of John Coltrane’s magnum opus, A Love Supreme. Artwork by Jack Whitten will be displayed to inspire the artists and listeners alike. This performance will also be livestreamed. 8pm.
- VryLatin: A Latin Music Experience at Warehouse Live | Saturday, September 18 – Out of Dallas, DJ Vrywvy brings all the hits in a one-of-a-kind set that highlights the history of Latin music, including songs by Bad Bunny, J Balvin and more, with VryLatin. Tickets range from $20 to $30. 10pm.
- Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 at Asia Society Texas Center | Sunday, September 19 | FREE – Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with live Taiwanese music and dance performances, K-pop dances, Vietnamese storytelling and more at Asia Society Texas Center. Registration is required. 11am to 4pm.
- Kinky Circus presents Artist Market & Circus Matinee at Numbers Nightclub | Sunday, September 19 – This evening event features a bustling local artist market with small-business vendors and stunning aerial performers on ropes, silks and poles paying tribute to beloved movies, iconic scenes, and songs. $20 in advance; $25 to $30 at the door. 5pm to 10pm.
- Houston Dash vs. Tigres UANL Femenil at BBVA Stadium | Sunday, September 19 – In international friendly action, the Dash will host Tigres UANL from Liga MX Femenil for a cross-country clash in EaDo. Tickets start at $18, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
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