The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: March 10 to 12, 2023

Strands of LED lights hang in the foreground with massive wall-sized projections in the background
Pipilotti Rist: "Pixel Forest" and "Worry Will Vanish" opens at MFAH on Sunday | Photo: The Storyhive for Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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, March 10 to Sunday, March 12, 2023.

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: March 10 to 12, 2023

A performer in Bharatanatyam dress kneels near a plume of smoke
The Bharatanatyam dance company brings a spiritual performance to Downtown on Friday | Courtesy of Ragamala Dance Company
  • RodeoHouston: The Chainsmokers in Concert at NRG Stadium | Friday, March 10 – The Grammy-winning duo of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart bring their brand of chart-topping EDM pop for their second headlining spot at the Rodeo. Tickets are $20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9pm.
  • 51st Annual Regatta on Buffalo Bayou | Saturday, March 11 – The 8.5-mile Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta starts and finishes from Allen’s Landing in Downtown as part of Houston’s longstanding tradition. Open to ages 12 and up, you can race competitively or for fun, with finish line festivities like music, food and more that are open to all. Registration is $55 and up; post-race party is free. 7:30am to 2:30pm.
  • Little BIPOC Book Fest at Discovery Green | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – This afternoon celebration in Downtown features a unique Storybook Opera performance, readings from local authors, arts and crafts, and free books that feature Black, Indigenous, and People of Color experiences. 10am to 2pm.
  • Rock the Block Street Festival at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, March 11 – Kicking off Spring Break festivities at the Children’s Museum, this all-day festival offers carnival games, mini golf, double-hoop basketball and Caribbean steel drum sounds from Steel Appeal. Plus, you can take a gander at Art Car vehicles and get grooving to beats from DJ Ernie. $15. 10am to 6pm.
  • 62nd Annual Houston St. Patrick’s Parade & Celebration at Post Houston | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – The annual parade shifts to Post Houston this year, offering a full day of local vendor shopping, folk dances, games and face painting, and the official parade that leaves at noon, circling through Downtown and back. 11am to 6pm.
A sidewalk scene with a music performer and visitors browsing vendor booths
Second Saturday returns to Second Ward this weekend | Courtesy of Concept Neighborhood
  • Second Saturday in Second Ward | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – Held at the Plant on Harrisburg, this Second Saturday market event gathers Houston-area vendors, many of which from right in the East End area, for shoppers to browse and pick up everything from plants and artisan goods to food and more. Vendors will rotate each month, so every market will offer something new to repeat visitors. Noon to 6pm.
  • 7th Annual Hootenanny at Eureka Heights Brew Co. | Saturday, March 11 | FREE – Eureka Heights is dusting off its cowboy boots for the return of its Rodeo season favorite event, the annual Hootenanny. Expect daytime two-stepping alongside music from country artists Libby Koch and the Dealers, bbq goodness from Deckle and Hide, artisan vendors, games, and the release of its beloved Golden Buckle Cream Ale. 1pm to 6pm.
  • Moon 2 Mars Festival at Space Center Houston | Saturday, March 11 & Sunday, March 12 – This week-long festival at Johnson Space Center kicks off this weekend, celebrating the innovations that power space exploration with looks at cutting-edge space tech, immersive experiences and astronaut appearances. $44.95 and up; $39.95 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 9am to 5pm.
  • Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish Opening Day at Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Sunday, March 12 – An MFAH favorite, this exhibition by artist Piplotti Rist returns with grand-scale immersive projections and strands of thousands of hanging LED lights that encourages visitors to stop and spend a little time relaxing. $21; $16 for ages 13 to 18; free for ages 12 and under. Noon to 6pm.
  • Go Tejano Day: La Fiera de Ojinaga in Concert at NRG Stadium | Sunday, March 12 – The Norteño group out of Chihuahua perform hit songs like “No Paras De Hacerme Feliz” and “La Boca Les Callamos” when they headline on Go Tejano Day at the Rodeo. Tickets are $20 and up, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6pm.

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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.