The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: March 24 to 26, 2023

A western-dressed person sings into a mic while a waitress sings into a mic in the background
"Cowboy Bob" draws the final curtain at Alley Theatre this weekend | Courtesy of Alley Theatre

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 24 to Sunday, March 26, 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 24 to 26, 2023

  • The Riot Comedy Festival at Rudyard’s Pub | Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26 – More than 60 performers descend on the Montrose pub for a weekend of comedy across three stages, plus a street carnival, beer and cocktails, and tasty eats. Headlining talent includes Billy D. Washington, Gianmarco Soresi, Lara Beitz, Steph Tolev, Cipha Sounds, and Joe Machi—not to mention a slate of Houston’s funniest comics, podcasters, and more. Individual shows start at $25; $160 for all-access, early bird discounts available. Times vary.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents STOMP at Jones Hall | Thursday, March 23 to Sunday, March 26 –Unrelenting energy is the hallmark of this wildly popular percussion ensemble, making a stop in Houston to delight audiences with their precision playing, imaginative presentation and sheer joy of performing. $39 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Art Car Kickoff Party at the Ion | Friday, March 24 | No Cover – The annual Art Car Parade party offers a first look at dozens of participating art cars along with live music, bites and beverages, plus tours of the new Ion building. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Houston Cougars Sweet Sixteen Watch Party at Avenida Houston | Friday, March 24 | FREE – Gather with fellow fanatics to watch the Coogs take on Miami in a massive March Madness matchup, with a trip to the Elite 8 on the line. If the Cougars advance, Elite 8 will be played on Sunday, March 26. 6:15pm.
An outdoor carnival with festival goers eating and a Ferris Wheel in the background
The annual Tomball German Festival returns for its annual March fair | Courtesy of Tomball German Festival
  • Homenaje a la Mujer: A Tribute to Alice Valdez at MECA TBH Center | Friday, March 24 – A female-led cast of Mariachi MECA alumni and MECA Ballet Folklórico dancers present a wonderful tribute to Executive Director and Founder Alice Valdez, who has worked tirelessly to help the marginalized and underrepresented youth for more than forty years. $20. 7:30pm.
  • Therapy Gecko Live at the Secret Group | Friday, March 24 – Emerging from the world of Reddit and YouTube, internet sensation Lyle Forever hits the Secret Group stage in a signature gecko suit to talk with fans willing to share their hopes, dreams and life lessons in a one-of-a-kind set in East Downtown. $28 and up. 8pm.
  • Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park | Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 – Houston’s iconic art festival returns this spring with artwork from more than 300 artists across 19 different categories, all on display for festival goers to oooh and aaah at. The weekend festival will also showcase two entertainment stages, a food truck park, and beverage stations throughout Memorial Park, plus you can get a look at the Park’s latest addition with the brand new land bridge across Memorial Drive. $18; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and under. 10am to 6pm.
  • Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball | Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 | FREE – Tomball’s annual German Fest fills the streets with more than 200 vendors rocking antiques, arts and crafts, and more; plus cultural music, street performances, a Heritage Center, and tasty German fare, festival eats, and beer and wine. The weekend-long event is family-friendly and free to attend, with free parking and a shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday as well. Times vary.
  • Cowboy Bob at Alley Theatre | Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26 | Final Weekend – Loosely based on the story of Texas bankrobber Peggy Jo, this world premiere explores a Texas legend with genre-bending music. $40 and up. Showtimes vary.
Groups of people relax under shaded trees while others fly kites in the distance
Take flight at the annual Kite Festival on the hill in Hermann Park | Courtesy of Hermann Park Conservancy
  • 4th Annual Crawfish Cook-Off at Cactus Cove | Saturday, March 25 – The Timbergrove bar and grill celebrates the humble mudbug with its fourth annual cook-off, complete with cold beer, games and live music. Dogs and kiddos are welcome at this afternoon crawfish bash. $35 for entry, unlimited crawfish tasting, a People’s Choice vote, bar access and more. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Thorn & Moon’s Spring Equinox Festival at St. Arnold’s Brewing | Saturday, March 25 | FREE – Celebrate the springtime with dozens of local vendors doling out goods and wares in the strange and occult, along with tarot readings and delicious food and brews from St. Arnold’s. 6pm to 11pm.
  • The Killers in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, March 25 – The time has finally come. After almost a year since the original date was rescheduled, the Vegas rock band are hitting the stage at the Toyota Center and bringing a whole catalog of danceable tunes with them. $25 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Katy Home & Garden Show at the Katy ISD Ag Center | Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26 – The Katy Home & Garden Show is back this month with everything you need for your home improvement plans under one roof. From windows, doors and flooring to landscaping, pools and outdoor living spaces, West Houston’s largest home and garden show has it all. $9; free for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
  • Annual Kite Festival at Hermann Park | Sunday, March 26 | FREE – One of Hermann Park’s signature events of the year, the Kite Festival at the Hermann hill offers a day of kite flying and fun, with other activities like live music, DJs, interactive games, face painting and more. 10am to 3pm.
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville at Shell Energy Stadium | Sunday, March 26 – The Dash return for the season opener of the 2023 NWSL season, bolstered by the returns of Sophie Schmidt, Ebony Salmon and Jane Campbell alongside new signings in forward Diana Ordóñez and defender Courtney Peterson. $10 and up. 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.