Top 18 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: September 26 to October 2, 2022

Catch a visual and performing arts spectacle when Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan presents "13 Tongues" | Courtesy of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Updated Friday, September 23 at 1:45pm

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, September 26 to Sunday, October 2, 2022.

We’ve whittled down all the happenings in H-Town to our 18 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, September 26 to Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Top 18 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston

  • My Chemical Romance in Concert at Toyota Center | Tuesday, September 27 – The alt rockers led by Gerard Way (who also created The Umbrella Academy television series), come to Toyota Center for a makeup concert that was originally scheduled in September 2021. $149.50 and up. 7:30pm.
  • International Soccer: Honduras vs. Guatemala at PNC Stadium | Tuesday, September 27 – The EaDo pitch welcomes the international soccer squads of Honduras and Guatemala for a friendly match. $56 and up. 8pm.
  • 19th Annual Bayou Preservation Association Symposium | Wednesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 29 | Virtual – As regional leaders focus on building resilient, sustainable communities, this two-day virtual symposium looks at solutions that are being implemented in the area and presents an ‘action agenda’, including ways you can help the region avoid the cost of inaction. $40, discounts available. 8am to noon both days.
  • Karol G in Concert at Toyota Center | Thursday, September 29 – The Colombian Latin pop artist elevates her national tour to an arena show in Downtown on her $trip Love Tour. $39.50 and up. 8pm.
  • The Happening at the Orange Show Monument | Friday, September 30 – This monthly showcase invites performers and artists to conceptualize their art and ideas in front of an audience at the landmark Houston location. Donations suggested. 6pm to 9pm.
  • The Devon Allman Project in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, September 30 | FREE – Led by Blues Music Award–winning guitarist Devon Allman, the six-piece band brings songs of the Allman Brothers, as well as Devon’s fan-favorite originals and surprise covers to the Hermann hill. 7:30pm.
  • Comedian Amanda Seales at Bayou Music Center | Friday, September 30 – The comedian, writer and television host comes through Downtown on the Black Outside Again Tour, bringing her latest material to the Bayou Music Center stage. $35 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park | Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2 – In their second-to-last series of the season, the ‘Stros host Tampa Bay for a weekend that features fireworks, a Yuli Gurriel jersey giveaway, bobbleheads, and a free Astros bucket hat. $25 and up. Times vary.
  • Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival at Root Memorial Square | Saturday, October 1 | FREE – Celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day at the annual parade that begins at Root Memorial Square, just outside of Toyota Center. Dish on jollof rice, and enjoy afrobeats and a cultural procession through the streets of Downtown. 10am to 4pm.
  • 8th Annual Houston Creole Heritage Festival at Emancipation Park | Saturday, October 1 – Third Ward welcomes the return of the Creole Heritage Festival, which packs a day full of live music—including Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-Evolution—as well as delicious food, dancing, a special Mardi Gras punch, and a VIP Creole tasting experience with Chef Gason Nelson out of NOLA. $10 and up; free for ages under 12. VIP tickets are $50. 11am to 10pm.
  • Oktoberfest: Music to My Beers at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, October 1 | FREE – The big beer fest extravaganza returns to Pearland with a full day of music performances from Morgan Ashley, the Hamilton Loomis Duo, and the Stringbenders, plus, you can sample seasonal offerings from nine of the region’s tastiest craft breweries. 2pm to 9pm.
  • Frida Love Market at the Esplanade at Navigation | Saturday, October 1 | No Cover – At the East End Esplanade, this special pet-friendly market gathers local vendors for a community event that celebrates culture and the legacy of Frida Kahlo. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Oktoberfest at Sugar Land Town Square | Saturday, October 1 | No Cover – Flying Saucer Biergarten opens more than 50 taps for a Bavarian celebration in Sugar Land, featuring a vintage and crafts market, live music and dance, and traditional German foods with roaming jugglers, stilt walkers, tarot readers and other special surprises. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Everybody’s Favorite Barbecue & Hot Sauce Festival at Discovery Green | Saturday, October 1 – Eat some finger-lickin’ traditional barbecue and enjoy hot sauces while taking in tunes from Mark May, Dirty Red & the Soul Shakers, and Kerri Lick in Downtown. $20 and up. 5pm.
  • Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan presents 13 Tongues at Wortham Center | Saturday, October 1 – This dance theater group from Taiwan offers a night of music ranging from Taiwanese folk songs and Taoist chants to electronica paired with projections of brilliant colors, shapes and images that recall the clamor of street life. $39 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Weird Al Yankovic in Concert at Cullen Performance Hall | Saturday, October 1 – The beloved American singer and satirist is performing original, non-parody songs when he graces the stage at Cullen Performance Hall with support from Emo Phillips. $44.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Preseason: Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center | Sunday, October 2 – The Rockets step on the court for the first time this season, facing longtime rivals from San Antonio in their opening preseason game. $10 and up. 6pm.
  • The Beach Boys in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, October 2 – The legendary band comes to Sugar Land while celebrating the Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer tour. $54.50 and up. 7:30pm.

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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.