Plan Your Weekend: February 24 to 27, 2022

The Second Line Band leads the Umbrella Parade at Mardi Gras on Main in La Porte | Photo courtesy of the City of La Porte

Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 4:58pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, February 24, 2022 through Sunday, February 27, 2022.

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Some concerts, shows, and events have been canceled or postponed—or venues temporarily closed—due to staff or participants testing positive for Covid-19. This is particularly likely for touring shows. So be sure to check ahead with the organizer of any specific event to verify that it’s still happening as scheduled.

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Things to Do All Weekend Long

  • HLSR’s World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest at NRG Park | Thursday to Saturday – More than 250 barbecue teams will compete as the Rodeo’s beloved annual cookoff returns. Tickets to the coveted tents remain invite-only, but anyone can get in on the action by visiting The Garden for live country music shows and ‘cue, plus the carnival for festival eats, rides and games. $20 for ages 13 and up; $5 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. Times vary.
  • Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas at the Event Centre in Beaumont | Daily –Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas returns to downtown Beaumont with a four-day outdoor celebration of all-things-Mardi Gras at an outdoor, open-air fair ground that features a bustling carnival with games and rides, parades through downtown Beaumont, live music with special headliners—including Nelly, Tyler Carr, and Los Chicos del 512: the Selena Experience—and more. $10 to $15. Times vary.
  • Comedian Matt Rife at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday & Saturday – After appearances on MTV, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and in Lifetime originals, Rifebrings new material to the Montrose stage for three sets. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Comedian Brad Williams at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Known for his critically acclaimed specials Fun Size and Daddy Issues, as well as appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show, and others, Brad Williams lands back in H-Town. Starts at $50 for 2. Times vary.
  • 111th Celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston | Friday to Sunday – The biggest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas continues for its second weekend, leading up to the big day next Tuesday, with the usually parades, headliner performances and concerts, balcony parties, masked balls, and more. Prices vary for party passes, balcony tickets, and general admission. Times vary.
  • Mosaic of Light by HYBYCOZO at Discovery Green | Ends Sunday, February 27 | FREE – The Downtown park says goodbye to the colorful fractal sculptures that have been on display in the Brown Promenade since November. Hanging from the trees overhead and on the ground, the works illuminate at night and cast mesmerizing shadows along the walkway. 9am to 11pm.

Mardi Gras, Dining, Markets, Museums & Other Destinations

New & Ongoing Theater Shows & Performances

Many plays, musicals, and other stage shows span multiple weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows that are wrapping up this weekend.

Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games

Thursday, February 24, 2022

  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Go Texan Day, Friday, February 25, 2022

  • More Great Things to Do All Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do on Saturday, February 26 and Sunday February 27, 2022.

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