Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend: May 26 to 30, 2022

Town Green Park hosts a Memorial Day Celebration with fireworks on Sunday | Courtesy of The Woodlands Township

Updated Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4:48pm.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our expanded, 5-day Houston Memorial Day Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 26 through Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022.

Celebrate the long holiday weekend—and official start of the summer season—with wine events, multiple food festivals, and more concerts than you can possibly fit into five days.

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Things to Do All Memorial Day Weekend Long

  • Memorial Day Weekend Staycation & Getaway Offers | Daily – Make the most of your long weekend—or just a night—at Houston’s new boutique hotel new the Museum District, with special offers including a Bed and Breakfast Package, three-day Suite Promotion with a $100 food and beverage credit, and more.
  • Techspo Houston 2022 at JW Marriott | Thursday & Friday – Showcasing the best in the next generation of innovation, this conference brings together the best developers, brands, marketers, technology providers and more. $37 and up. Times vary
  • The Motown & More Show’s Funky Good Time at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | FREE | Virtual Option – Groove to the hits of yesteryear in a funk-filled celebration of soul music that takes place on the Miller stage all through the weekend. Saturday’s performance will also be livestreamed. 8:30pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Show presents Kim Congdon at Rudyard’s Pub | Friday & Saturday – A regular on Impractical Jokers and co-host of This Bitch Podcast with fellow comedian Sara Weinshenk, Kim Congdon appears for just two nights at the Montrose British pub to deliver her latest material. $15 and up. 7:30pm. 
  • Houston Symphony presents The Best of John Williams at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday | Virtual Option – Catch some of the most iconic film scores from the legendary composer John Williams when Houston Symphony and Chorus presents an evening of his blockbuster themes, including works from Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more. $29 and up ($20 for Saturday’s livestream). Times vary
  • Comedian Jess Hilarious at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – Breaking out in her Instagram comedy skits (where more than 5 million followers tune in today), the stand-up comedian and social media sensation comes to the Improv for a hilarious, hold-nothing-back set. Tickets are sold by the table; $70 for 2, and up. Times vary
  • Bachata Sensual Festival Houston 2022 in North Houston | Friday to Sunday – Shuffle your feet to workshops from dance instructors and social dancing with bachata DJs at the Bachata Sensual Festival near Spring Branch. $85 and up. 8pm. 
  • Retropalooza Houston at Pasadena Convention Center | Saturday & Sunday – Bring the fam out for a video game extravaganza featuring YouTube gaming personalities, all-era gaming, contests, competitions and guest panels. $20; free for ages 12 and under. 10am to 5pm.  
  • Hopchella at Ingenious Brewing Company | Saturday & Sunday | No Cover – The imaginative Humble brewery teams up with The Weekend Pop-up Art Gallery to throw Hopchella, a 2-day art and music festival. Noon to 5pm.

Best Spots for Daiquiris & Snow Cones, Plus Other Must Do Destinations

Ongoing Theater Shows & Arts 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, May 26, 2022

  • More Great Things to Do All Memorial Day 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.

Friday, May 27, 2022

  • More Great Things to Do All Memorial 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, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022.

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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.