The 12 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: September 24 to 26, 2021

Pig Racing is one of the returning Fall Festival events at P-6 Farms | Courtesy of P-6 Farms

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 24 to Sunday, September 26, 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 24 to 26, 2021

  • 85th Annual Fort Bend County Fair & Rodeo at Fort Bend County Fairgrounds | Opens Friday, September 24 – Through Sunday, October 3, this 10-day fair and rodeo features carnival rides, BBQ competitions, concerts, a farmer’s market, a crawfish boil, a fishing tournament, and much more. Season passes are available for $40; single day admission is $15 at the gate; $5 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under. Times vary.
  • Brew at the Zoo at the Houston Zoo | Friday, September 24 – Craft brew fans can enjoy beer tastings from some of Houston’s most popular breweries, plus live music, games and activities, and an after-hours look at some of the animals. Participating spots include Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Karbach Brewing Co, 8th Wonder Brewery, Eureka Heights Brew Co, Spindletap Brewery, and No Label Brewery. $45 (21+ only). 6pm to 10pm. 
  • Brooks & Dunn at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, September 24 – The legendary country duo hits the road again for their first nationwide tour in 10 years, performing many of their greatest hits like “Brand New Man,” “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” and much more. Tickets range from $35 to $350, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • Galveston Island Shrimp Festival at Historic Strand District | Friday, September 24 & Saturday, September 25 – If you’re in the mood for a seafood–filled weekend, Galveston has you covered. The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival will be packed with events such as boat shows, vendor exhibits, a parade, and a shrimp gumbo cook-off. Gumbo Stroll tickets start at $14; other events, including Friday’s VIP Party, require separate admission. Friday 7:30pm; Saturday noon to 4pm.
  • Alejandro Fernández at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, September 24 – The multiple Grammy–winning Mexican mariachi singer is hitting the road to tour his latest album, Hecho en México, which has already produced four straight No. 1 singles. Tickets range from $20 to $200.50, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
  • Ruff Runner & Yappy Hour at Independence Park in Pearland | Saturday, September 25 – This all-ages, pet-themed race will send runners through a 5K course, or offer them a chance to team up with their four-legged friend to run 1K or 3K lengths. Afterward, stick around for a post-race Yappy Hour, featuring drinks from Vallenson’s Brewing Company and a presentation of medals. Registration is $20 for 3K or 5K lengths; $15 for 1K, restricted to ages 14 and under. 7am.
  • Badges & Bases 5K, 10K & Kids Run at Minute Maid Park | Saturday, September 25 – Benefiting the Astros Foundation and the Houston Police Foundation, this run event sends participants north of the stadium and loops them back to finish inside the ballpark, with a photo op at home plate. Registration is $30 for the 5K; $40 for the 10K; $15 for the Kids run. 7:15am.
  • P-6 Farms Fall Festival in Montgomery | Opens Saturday, September 25 – Get in the spirit of Fall fun at this massive farm complex near the Woodlands. The farm offers a ton of family-friendly fun at their Fall Festival, including patches of pumpkins and flowers for picking, plus a bevy of farm attractions like playgrounds, carnival rides, pig races, a corn field maze, and much more. Tickets are $19.95 per person; free for ages 2 and under. Pumpkins and flowers are an additional cost. Saturdays and Sundays 10am to 6pm.
  • Tejano Night at Southern Star Brewing | Saturday, September 25 – Southern Star in Conroe will be transforming their taproom into a dance floor for their Tejano Night event. There will be drink specials on all craft beers and tacos will be served downstairs. Admission is $10. 5pm to 10pm.
  • College Football: Houston Cougars vs. Navy Midshipmen at TDECU Stadium | Saturday, September 25 – The Coogs get a shot at a struggling Navy team on their home turf while celebrating military and first responders. Tickets range from $20 to $125, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.
  • Salsa y Salud at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, September 25 | FREE | Virtual Option – Liven up your Saturday with a high-energy theatrical performance at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. The cast of over 50 local, regional, and international artists will perform original choreography to top salsa hits and world premieres. A livestream of the performance will also be available. 8pm.
  • Houston Latin Fest 2021 at Midtown Park | Sunday, September 26 – Get a dose of Latin culture when Midtown Park hosts the Houston Latin Fest, featuring live entertainment and performances from countries across the North, Central, and South American regions, including the Caribbean. Plus, enjoy shopping from local vendors, tasty bites, and more. Advance tickets start at $10 and include a complimentary Old Parr drink; free for ages 12 and under. 1pm to 10pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.