Top 16 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: April 18 to 24, 2022

The Astros take home field for the first time this season to start the week | Courtesy of Houston Astros

Make the most of your week with our top 15 festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, April 18 to  Sunday, April 24, 2022.

The long awaited Astros home opener kicks off the week with a slate of fan fave events, plus you’ll have the chance to get outdoors for a Jazz Picnic in Downtown and the annual Latin Fest in Midtown Park, as well as a special evening with comedian Tig Notaro, and more.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, April 18 to Sunday, April 24, 2022.

Top 16 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Frost Town Sneak Peak & Home Opener Preview Party at Frost Town Brewing | Monday, April 18 | No Cover – Just mere blocks away from Minute Maid, you can take in this exclusive, one-day event for Astros and brew fans alike to get a peek at the construction process and sample brews from the forthcoming Downtown brewery, all before the ‘Stros home opener. 4:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • Lucky’s Pub Astros Fan HQ near Minute Maid Park | Monday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 20 | FREE – Kick off the Astros’ season with a block party–style shindig hosted by Lucky’s Pub in the parking lot across from Minute Maid. Though free, VIP admission is $50. 21+ only. 11am to 2am.
  • Astros Opening Day Series at Bovine & Barley | Monday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 20 | No Cover – Stop by before you head to the Astros opener series—or catch it at Bovine & Barley—and enjoying drink specials, $3 hot dogs, frozen ‘Stros-themed cocktails, and DJ Mike Z spinning after the game. 3pm to 10pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Monday, April 18 to Wednesday, April 20 – At long last, it’s Opening Day at the ballpark when the Astros make their first home appearance of the delayed season in a three-game series with Los Angeles. Swing by early on Monday to enjoy the Astros Street Fest from 4pm to 6:30pm. $9 and up. Times vary
  • HoneySuckle presents 420 Flower Hour at Railway Heights Market | Wednesday, April 20 – The CBD and Delta-8 specialty shop located in Railway Heights Market presents the 420 Flower Hour, a festival that includes live music, food, and local vendors in the outdoor beer garden. $20; $75 VIP. 4:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • CEC Conversation: The Circular Economy at Archway Gallery | Thursday, April 21 | FREE – As part of its April group exhibition, For the Love of Earth, Archway Gallery in Montrose is hosting two conversations about the environment with the Citizens Environmental Coalition (CEC). 6:30pm.
  • SPA presents Comedian Tig Notaro at Wortham Center | Friday, April 22 – The Grammy-nominated comedian known for her special, Boyish Girl Interrupted, can most recently be seen in a 2021 HBO stand-up special, Drawn, and on tour as she passes through Downtown’s Wortham Center. $45.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Mico’s Hot Chicken Food Truck Tour in Bellaire | Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24 | No Cover – Mico’s Hot Chicken Food Truck Tour stops by Bellaire, just west of S. Rice and Bellaire Boulevard intersection. 11:30am to 7:30pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Aretha: Queen of Soul at Jones Hall | Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24 – Vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw, along with the Houston Symphony, pay respect to the Queen of Soul over a three-night performance weekend. $29 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Run the Grove 5K in Timbergrove Manor | Saturday, April 23 – The annual 5K returns to Greater Heights, helping to raise funds for community parks and future events. $45 in advance; $50 day of race. Kids Fun Run is $25; $30 day of race. 8am. 
  • BIPOC Book Fest: A Lit Vibe at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum | Saturday, April 23 | FREE – This annual festival highlights the literary work of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and people of other marginalized communities with a book fair, artist talks, and readings. $10; free for ages 18 and under. 10am to 6pm. 
  • The Ultimate Most Dopest Dodgeball Charity Challenge at Pitch 25 | Saturday, April 23 – The Ultimate Most Dopest Dodgeball Charity Challenge pits Houston sports stars and local celebrities against each other in a friendly dodgeball competition and fundraiser at Pitch 25 in EaDo. $25. 1pm to 5pm. 
  • Jazz Picnic in the Park with Tianna Hall in Downtown | Saturday, April 23 | FREE – Jazz singer-songwriter Tianna Hall performs at a beautiful Downtown Houston park in this concert series that provides a spring picnic basket for attendees, including charcuterie, sandwiches and a sweet treat. $90 per picnic for 2. Address will be sent upon order. 6pm.
  • John Mayer in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, April 23 – The Grammy-winning guitarist and songwriter, arrives in Downtown Houston for his first tour in four years, coinciding with the summer 2021 release of Sob Rock. $50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • The Hundred Oaks Wedding & Bridal Open House at The Hundred Oaks Event Center | Sunday, April 24 | FREE – This wedding event will feature more than 30 wedding vendors, guided tours, exclusive promotion offers from both venue and vendors, and free food and drinks. Noon to 4pm.
  • Houston Latin Fest at Midtown Park | Sunday, April 24 | No Cover – Enjoy the Houston Latin Fest, a family-oriented cultural festival that provides the surrounding Latin communities a place to gather, listen, and dance to live entertainment in Midtown Park. $10 and up. 1pm to 10pm. 

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Gabi De la Rosa is a lifestyle writer and editor in Houston. When she is not at her computer you can find her on the hunt for the newest restaurant or travel destination—she can easily make herself at home in the mountains or on the beach. Find out more about her latest adventures on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx.