Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: August 1 to 7, 2022

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Updated Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 3:55pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, August 1 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 15 picks for the week, but you can always check out the extended calendar for more things to do in Houston.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, August 1 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.

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

  • Houston Restaurant Weeks at Multiple Locations | Daily – Houston Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser returns for another month-plus of tasty food, drink, good times and charity. As always, more than 200 local restaurants will offer prix fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner (and even to-go), with a set dollar donation from each meal sold benefiting the Houston Food Bank and its mission to end hunger and provide food for better lives. Brunch and lunch options are $25; dinner ranges from $39 to $55. Times vary by location.
  • WWE Raw at Toyota Center | Monday, August 1 – Witness the fallout from Saturday’s pay-per-view event, with matches featuring Seth Freakin Rollins, RAW Women’s Champ Bianca Belair, Rey Mysterio, Becky Lynch, Kevin Owens and many others. $20 and up. 6:30pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park | Monday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 3 – A struggling rival comes to Houston, where the Astros will celebrate with an Alex Bregman ALCS replica ring giveaway on Monday, and a free tote bag on Tuesday. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • Leon Bridges in Concert at White Oak Music Hall | Wednesday, August 3 – Known for his singles like “Coming Home” and “River,” Leon Bridges performs in Houston with Little Dragon opening the show. $69.50. 6pm.
  • Tim Heidecker in Concert at the Heights Theater | Wednesday, August 3 – Prepare for a two-part evening that presents Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric fame) on stage as his stand-up comedian character, followed by an evening of his critically-acclaimed albums, Fear of Death and the newly released, High School. $45 and up. 8pm.
  • Comedian Kevin Hart at Toyota Center | Thursday, August 4 & Friday, August 5 – Back to the stage for his first tour in more than four years, comedian and actor Kevin Hart brings his Reality Check Tour to Downtown’s Toyota Center for back-to-back nights of brand new material and pressing thoughts for the audience. $49.50 and up. 7pm.
  • Catastrophic Theatre presents Tamarie Cooper’s Live In-Person Sticky Sweet Summer Show at MATCH | Thursday, August 4 to Saturday, August 6 | Final Weekend – The irrepressible, energetic, wild wit of Tamarie Cooper is back in this uproarious original production. Expect feral actors, dancing egg rolls and other hilarity across a show that delivers music and comedy in equal measures. Pay-what-you-can; suggested price of $35. Showtimes vary.
  • Jurassic Quest at NRG Center | Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7 – Walk among the nation’s biggest herd of life-size, animatronic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest arrives at NRG Center. From the largest predators, such as the mighty T-Rex, to playful baby dinos, experience them as they were when they roamed the earth billions of years ago. Friends and family are invited to explore fossil digs, jump into science and art activities, enjoy inflatable attractions, and more at this one-of-a-kind dinosaur event. $22 for ages 2 and up; $19 for ages 65+; $36 for an unlimited pass to all rides and activities for ages 2 to 12. Times vary.
  • George Hermann’s 179th Birthday at Hermann Park | Saturday, August 6 | FREE – Celebrate the birthday of the park’s namesake, George Hermann, on what would be his 179th birthday. Kiddos 12 and under can ride the Hermann Park Railroad for $1.79, while visitors of all ages can enjoy food specials at Ginger Kale and free frozen treats at Gelu Italian Ice. And what’s a birthday without cake, so enjoy complimentary slices, face painting and arts and crafts while supplies last. 10am to 2pm.
  • Back-to-School Splash Bash at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, August 6 | FREE – Join in on the fun with waterslides, a live DJ, a hula hoop contest, toddler town for ages 5 and under, and other fun summer activities at Sugar Land Town Square. This event benefits the Fort Bend Rainbow Room and visitors are encouraged to bring donations of backpacks school supplies. 11am to 2pm.
  • White Linen Night in the Heights | Saturday, August 6 | Many FREE or No Cover – One of the most beloved annual traditions in the Heights returns with special pop-up events, entertainment, offers, and more around the Greater Heights, including the original official site of the event along historic 19th Street. Most events kick off by 6pm, but times vary.
  • 3rd Annual Mariachi Festival: A Tribute to Vicente Fernández at Wortham Center | Saturday, August 6 – In tribute to the legendary Mexican singer-songwriter, Vicente Fernández, the third annual mariachi fest will gather groups like Mariachi 7 Leguas, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Ballet Folklorico, and the University of Houston Mariachi Pumas for a night of singalong classics. $45.99 and up. 7pm.
  • Garth Brooks in Concert at NRG Stadium | Saturday, August 6 – Country music legend Garth Brooks stops by Houston for the final United States date on his worldwide Stadium Tour. $89.50 and up, but you may find hard-to-get, better, or cheaper seats on the online resale market. 7pm.
  • Silent Disco Party at Post Houston | Saturday, August 6 – Take part in an immersive dance night at Post in Downtown where you can don a pair of wireless headphones with 3 channels of music, giving you the power to choose your groove. $24 and up. 8pm to midnight.
  • PAH presents Comedy Bang! Bang! Live at Wortham Center | Sunday, August 7 – Celebrating its 13th anniversary, the popular podcast and IFC television show led by outlandish comedian Scott Aukerman makes its way to Downtown for a live show on the Wortham Center stage. $45.75 and up. 7pm.

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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.