The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: October 21 to 23, 2022

Shop vintage apparel and more from 80+ vendors at Post Houston on Saturday | Courtesy of DFW Vintage Swap Meet

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with our 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town—but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide, or comb through our Calendar for even more events, activities, and things to do this weekend.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: October 21 to 23, 2022

  • Friday Focus Tour: Jorge Pardo’s Folly at University of Houston | Friday, October 21 | FREE – Gather at Wilhelmina’s Grove on the University of Houston campus for a guided tour of this art installation inspired by decorative structures meant for delight, not function. Noon to 1pm.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies at the Toyota Center | Friday, October 21 – It’s the first home game of the season for the Rockets, who take on Ja Morant and the Grizzlies. $25 and up. 7pm. 
  • Southern Smoke Festival at Multiple Locations | Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23 – From an opening night barbecue welcome wagon to a high-end raw bar experience and a sampling of culinary stars, the Southern Smoke Festival returns this weekend with three nights of showcases featuring more than 60 of the country’s best chefs—all to help fund-raise in support of food and beverage workers in crisis nationwide. Prices range from $150 to $1000. Times and locations vary.
  • 2022 KBR Kids Day at Tony Marron Park | Saturday, October 22 | FREE – Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s annual family event returns, bringing with it entertainment, hands-on activities, face painting and other fun activities. Costumes are encouraged. 11am to 3pm.
The 15th KBR Kids Day returns to Tony Marron Park this weekend | Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
  • Korean Festival at Discovery Green | Saturday, October 22 | No Cover – Enjoy Korean music, foods, performances, shopping and more at this day-long, family-friendly event in Downtown. 11am to 10pm.
  • Houston Filipino Street Festival at Constellation Field | Saturday, October 22 – This family-friendly festival celebrates the Philippines and Filipino heritage in a day of music, food, activities and more. $17 and up. Noon to 6pm.
  • 9th Annual Houston Afrifest at Houston Baptist University | Saturday, October 22 – Houston’s largest African festival will feature cultural music, dance and artistic stage entertainment from the communities of Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria, including live soukous and zouk music, Afro-Brazillian drumming, West African dance and more. Plus, shop a vendor market of crafts, artwork, and made-in-Africa goods, and enjoy kids activities and storytelling, face painting, and much more. $10; free for ages 5 and under. Noon to 7pm.
  • DFW Vintage Swap Meet at Post Houston | Saturday, October 22 | No Cover – Buy, sell or swap vintage apparel, sneakers, music, art, and memorabilia from the ’70s, ’90s, and 2000s with over 80 vendors at Post Houston. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Fresh Arts’ 20th Birthday Bash at El Corazon on Navigation | Saturday, October 22 – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this Houston arts institution with an evening 21+ birthday bash that features great sunset views, dynamic light projections, DJ Gracie Chavez on the decks, complimentary cider and beer, plus bites from Urban Eats, Popston, and more. $35. 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • Two Star Symphony 20th Anniversary and Backyard Circus Carnival Celebration at the Continental Club | Saturday, October 22– Costumes are encouraged at this Halloween pre-party Circus Carnival bash that celebrates 20 years of the Houston ensemble, Two Star Symphony, followed by Emma d’Lemma’s burlesque and whip show, magic from Dylan Bryson, and DJ Bear Linh. $10 and up. 7pm to 2am.
  • Parker McCollum in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, October 22 – Listen to the country star—who’s set to kick off Rodeo Houston 2023—at this concert in the Woodlands. $44.50 and up. 8pm.
Discovery Green hosts the Korean Festival on Saturday | Courtesy of Korean Festival Houston

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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.