Top 15 Festivals, Events & Things to Do This Week in Houston: October 31 to November 6, 2022

The 2nd Annual Día de los Muertos parade and festival returns to Sam Houston Park in Downtown | Courtesy of Día de los Muertos

Make the most of your week with our top festivals, events, and things to do this week in Houston from Monday, October 31 to Sunday, November 6, 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.

Looking for things to do for Halloween? Check out our guide for Halloween events for adults and the family-friendly guide.

Scroll below to find great things happening in Houston from Monday, October 31 to Sunday, November 6, 2022.

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

  • Trick-or-Treating at Department of Wonder | Halloween, Monday, October 31 The brand new Department of Wonder at Sugar Land Town Square hosts a special afternoon of trick-or-treating in one of the most unique, fantastical settings in Greater Houston. $20. Advance reservations are required. 3pm to 6pm.
  • Halloween at Numbers Nightclub | Halloween, Monday, October 31 – The annual tradition continues with Halloween night dancing and surprises, plus more than $1,000 in cash and prizes for the costume contest, and more. $7 until 9pm; cover charge after. 8pm.
  • Houston Fringe Festival at MATCH | Tuesday, November 1 to Sunday, November 6 – Back after a two-year pandemic hiatus, this multi-day exploration of plays and performing arts offers world premieres of cutting-edge pieces by emerging and established artists. Also back is the festival-favorite closing night showcase, “Anything Goes.” $15. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Texans vs. Philadelphia Eagles at NRG Stadium | Thursday, November 3 – Thursday Night Football comes to Houston as the Texans take on the Eagles. $64 and up. 7:15pm.
  • International Quilt Festival Houston at George R. Brown Convention Center | Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6 – Join more than 55,000 quilting enthusiasts for a full week of classes, exhibits, networking, shopping, guest speakers and more at the International Quilt Festival in Downtown Houston. $15. Thursday to Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm.
  • Night Market at Asia Society Texas | Friday, November 4 | FREE – This always-popular annual market returns to Asia Society, filling the indoor and outdoor spaces with local vendors, Bollywood and K-pop performances, a Diwali-inspired funfair, an Otaku Alley, a beer garden and food trucks, and more. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 2nd Annual Houston Día de los Muertos Parade & Festival at Sam Houston Park in Downtown | Saturday, November 5 | FREE – After a successful inaugural parade in 2021, the Día de los Muertos festival returns to Downtown, offering an evening of live music, a parade procession from 7pm to 8pm, delicious concessions, arts and crafts, and more. Free to participate in the parade, but traditional attire—full of pageantry and beauty—is recommended. 2pm to 10pm.
  • Comedian Marc Maron at Wortham Center | Saturday, November 5 – The comedian, actor and host known for his landmark podcast WTF with Marc Maron, which has featured huge figures like Robin Williams, Keith Richards and President Barack Obama, comes to Downtown on his This May Be the Last Time Tour. $43 and up. 8pm.
  • 10th Annual Palestinian Festival at Crown Festival Park | Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6 Experience Palestinian culture at this celebration in Sugar Land that includes vendors, food, exhibits, music and more. International superstar Haitham Khalaily performs nightly. $11 and up. Saturday 1pm to 11pm; Sunday 1pm to 9pm.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents Blue Man Group at Jones Hall | Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6 – Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages at Jones Hall. $39 and up. Times vary.
  • Comedian Chris Rock at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, November 5 & Sunday, November 6 – One of the world’s most popular comedians, the iconic Chris Rock spends two nights in Sugar Land, while treating audiences to his global Ego Death Tour. $49.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Dream With Alebrijes Fall Festival at Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Sunday, November 6 | FREE – This family-friendly event features the unveiling of six temporary statues by Latine artists, who’ve created the artworks inspired by Mexican folk art. You’ll also have the chance to participate in art-making activities, enjoy music and dance performances, and pick up food and baked goods from local vendors. 1pm to 6pm.
  • Cultivators’ Cocktails at the Treehouse at The Grove | Sunday, November 6 – Urban Harvest’s Cultivators are invited to a special, extended cocktail hour at the Treehouse at The Grove at Discovery Green, featuring Dumpling Haus, Karuna’s Kitchen, Papalo Mercado, and Sallyz Kitchen from the Saturday Farmers Market. There will also be special cocktails, raffle prizes, and more. Free for Urban Harvest Cultivator members; $125 for guests. 5pm to 7pm.
  • Urban Harvest Sunday Supper at The Grove | Sunday, November 6 – Held in conjunction with the Cultivators’ Cocktails on the upper floor of The Grove, this annual fundraiser from Urban Harvest celebrates local food and culinary excellence with a multi-course, family-style meal, featuring five esteemed Houston chefs—Ryan Williams of The Grove, Justin Basye of Goode Co, Alyssa Dole of LuLoo’s Day & Night, Tony Luhrman of El Topo, and Chase Voelz of Bludorn. $325. 5:15pm to 10:15pm.
  • Oxtail Mashup at Project Row Houses | Sunday, November 6 – This culinary event brings together some of the industry’s most sought-after chefs and bartenders for a stellar ‘mashup’ of food, drink, art, music and a spirited battle in the lush gardens of Project Row Houses. Top talent this year includes Darius King of Gatlin’s Fins & Feathers, Joseph Boudreaux of Boo’s Burgers and The Tipping Point, Nynechia Afriyie of Bar 5015, Jennifer Guerrero of Miss Carousel and Megan Cunningham of Grand Prize Bar, among many others. $95 and up. 6pm to 9pm.

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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.