Snag a seat to these must-see games and sports events around Houston from Monday, March 27 to Sunday, April 2, 2023.
This week, March Madness rolls through town with a slate of Men’s Final Four events. We’ve included some of the highlights below, but you can find more free and low-cost Final Four festivities with our guide to events in Houston.
Looking for a place to catch the basketball action? Check out our guide to the best bars, breweries and parks to see March Madness.
Want to dig deeper on sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports happening all month long in the 365 Houston calendar.
Top 10 Games & Sports Events in Houston This Week
- 46th Annual McDonald’s All American Games at Toyota Center | Monday, March 27 – The 46th edition of this basketball showcase heads to Clutch City, offering a look at elite high school basketball talent and future NBA prospects, including Bronny James, son of LeBron James. $43 and up. 5:30pm.
- Houston Hoops House at Bayou Music Center | Wednesday, March 29 to Friday, March 31 – In the lead up to the Final Four, Bayou Music Center becomes the Hoops House for three days of riveting basketball competitions, where the future stars of the courts display their prowess at nationally-televised events. The trio of competitions begins with the all-new State Farm College Team Skills & 3X3U Championships on Wednesday, followed by the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships main event on Thursday, and wrapping up with the Rocket Mortgage High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships on Friday. $20 and up, but you can save 25% on tickets when you use promo code 365HOU by selecting “Unlock” in the upper right corner before choosing your seats. Times vary.
- Opening Day & Weekend: Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park | Thursday, March 30 to Sunday, April 2 – Bow down, the Astros Dynasty are #Ready2Reign and will be kicking off the Opening Day fun with a World Series celebration as the White Sox look on. Tickets are $130 and up for Opening Day; prices vary for all other games. Times vary.
- NCAA presents Reese’s Men’s Final Four Friday at NRG Stadium | Friday, March 31 | FREE – Kick off the final weekend of March Madness with a weekend full of festivities like interactive games and entertainment, open team practices for competing teams, plus the Reese’s NABC All-Star Game featuring top senior student-athletes from around the country. 10am to 5pm.
- Men’s Final Four Fan Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center | Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2 – The four-day Fan Fest in Downtown offers a weekend of skill tests for fans of all ages, plus a chance to see thrilling championship highlights, snag autographs from former NCAA players, professional athletes and coaches, win prizes and more. Advance tickets are $8; free for ages 12 and under, Capital One cardholders, and Final Four ticketholders. Times vary.
- 6th Annual Run the Grove 5K & Kids Fun Run 1K in Timbergrove Manor | Saturday, April 1 – The annual all-ages event weaves from the Heights-area Lorraine Cherry Nature Preserve through the tree-lined streets of Timbergrove Manor and back to Grovechella, a post-race celebration with live music, free beer, food trucks, vendors and kids activities. Registration start at $45 in advance; $25 for the Kids Fun Run, but you can $5 when you use promo code 365HOU at registration. 8am to noon.
- Men’s Final Four Semifinals Games 1 & 2 at NRG Stadium | Saturday, April 1 – The first of two game days arrives at NRG Stadium, offering ticketholders a chance to catch both Final Four Semifinals ahead of Monday’s Championship game. Advance tickets are sold out; tickets as part of a hospitality package are $495.25 and up. Limited tickets will be made available for fans of competing teams when Semifinals are set. Resale tickets start at $225, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Game times TBA.
- Ironman 70.3 Texas on Galveston Island | Sunday, April 2 – The Island hosts a slate of triathlon competitors seeking personal bests when they take on a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike route, and a half marathon to top it off. If that sounds like a little too much cardio for you, spectators are known to line parts of the course, so find a spot to cheer on these ultra-athletes. Registration starts at $399, free for spectators. 5:45am.
- Houston Roughnecks vs St. Louis Battlehawks at TDECU Stadium | Sunday, April 2 – The winningest team in the XFL is back on the field, hosting St. Louis as they try to bounce back from the franchise’s first ever loss. $18 and up. 1pm.
- Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center | Sunday, April 2 – Clutch City looks to represent as the end of the regular season nears and the Lakers return to town, with possible appearances by Anthony Davis and LeBron James. $39 and up. 6pm.
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