Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: July 18 to July 24, 2022

NRG plays host to five days of dog competitions this week | Courtesy of Houston World Series of Dog Shows

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

This week, you have your pick from dog shows or wedding extravaganzas to sporting events, throwback concerts and more.

We’ve whittled it down to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more happenings in Houston.

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

Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • Ecosystem Adventure at Houston Botanic Garden | Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22 – This week-long nature camp helps elementary-age kiddos connect with plants through thoughtful and diverse lessons, hands-on activities, and interactions with natural environments. $225 per child for the week. 9am to 2pm.
  • Manchester City vs. Club América at NRG Stadium | Wednesday, July 20 – English Premier League champions Manchester City arrive in H-Town for a summer friendly with storied Mexican outfit, Club América. $35 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Houston World Series of Dog Shows at NRG Center | Wednesday, July 20 to Sunday, July 24 – See a field of four-legged friends compete in a series of events, across 150 different breeds, vying for the coveted “Best in Show.” Competitive events include flyball, creative grooming, a frisbee exhibition, and canine musical freestyle. $15; free for ages 12 and under. Discounted admission on select days. Times vary.
  • Jacksfilms presents Yiay Live! Live! at House of Blues Houston | Thursday, July 21 – Popular comedian and YouTube star John Patrick Douglass makes a stop in Houston with a live set of YIAH! (Yesterday I Asked You), his hilarious interactive game show where audience members submit their silliest answers to questions and battle it out to see who is the funniest. $30. 7pm. 
  • Train, with Jewel & Blues Traveler in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Thursday, July 21 – On the heels of releasing their first album in five years, the Grammy Award–winning rock band known as Train pulls into the Woodlands, joined by prolific singer-songwriter Jewel and the blues rock group, Blues Traveler. $29.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Kendrick Lamar in Concert at Toyota Center | Friday, July 22 – Fresh off the release of his blockbuster album, Mr. Morale & the High Steppers, legendary rapper Kendrick Lamar comes to Toyota Center for one of the most anticipated concerts of the year, joined by Baby Keem and Tanna Leone. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on the online ticket resale market. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Horror Film Festival at Houston Marriott of Westchase | Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 – Get ready for a hair-raising convention of horror film icons with movie screenings, memorabilia vendors, panel discussions, cosplay, and meet-and-greets with horror film stars from Halloween Kills, Friday the 13th, Hereditary, and much more. $15 and up. Times vary.
  • Comedian Mark Normand at Houston Improv | Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24 – Catch the New York-based comedian who’s had previous stops on Comedy Central, the late-night talk show circuit, and in his latest one-hour special, Out to Lunch on YouTube. Tickets are sold by the table; $60 for 2 and up. Times vary.
  • Trae Day Family Funday at Aveva Stadium | Saturday, July 23 | FREE – Houston rapper and philanthropist Trae Tha Truth hosts a family festival in South Houston, featuring free school supplies, backpacks and giveaways, plus animals, games, rides, slabs on display, and more. 3pm to 8pm.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Minnesota United FC at PNC Stadium | Saturday, July 23 – Bolstered by the arrival of Héctor Herrera, the Dynamo look to climb back into playoff standing against a fellow Western Conference foe. $14 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Comedian Tracy Morgan at Cullen Performance Hall | Saturday, July 23 – The prolific comedian and actor from NBC’s 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, and most recently on TBS’ The Last O.G., comes to the Cullen theater on the University of Houston campus while on the No Disrespect Tour. $34 and up. 8pm.
  • Bridal Extravaganza Summer Show at George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24 – Plan all aspects of your upcoming nuptials at the summer edition of this expo that features vendors, caterers, decor, floral, wedding dresses, and everything else from top to bottom for any bridal party. $5; $49 for VIP packages with additional perks. Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.
  • H.M.S. Pinafore at Hobby Center | Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24 | Opening Weekend – Houston’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents the 70th anniversary of the hysterical love story, H.M.S. Pinafore featuring the very last performance of English castmate Alistair Donkin. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Houston Cricket Festival at Moosa Stadium | Sunday, July 24 | FREE The brand new stadium in Pearland hosts the first ever Houston Cricket Festival, featuring a doubleheader of Minor League Cricket matches, meet and greets with domestic and international cricketers, local food trucks, giveaways, and a free half-hour cricket clinic for young fans. 10am to 7pm.
  • Summer Tasting & Open House at Ronin Art House Harrisburg | Sunday, July 24 | FREE – Wolfe & Wine Co. presents a free culinary tasting experience featuring cuisines from around the world—with customized interactive menus inspired by favorite destinations—and hand-crafted signature cocktails and mocktails at Ronin Harrisburg in the East End near Downtown. 3pm to 7pm.

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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.