The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: April 28 to 30, 2023

A shop stall of Frida Kahlo crafts and artwork
Shop handcrafted goods and Frida Kahlo–themed artwork at MECA's annual Frida Festival on Saturday | Courtesy of MECA

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, April 28 to Sunday, April 30, 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: April 28 to 30, 2023

Astros player line up to high five each other after a baseball game
The ‘Stros take on Philly in a World Series rematch this weekend | Courtesy of Houston Astros
  • 67th Sylvan Beach Festival in La Porte | Saturday, April 29 – Held along the waters of Galveston Bay, this historic fest features a country music lineup—headlined by Wade Bowen and Stoney LaRue—which caps off an entire day of family-friendly fun with carnival rides, a barbecue cook-off, arts and crafts, inflatables, a local vendor market and much more. $15; $5 for ages 62+; free for ages 12 and under. 9am to 11pm.
  • The Grand Kids Festival in Downtown Galveston | Saturday, April 29 | FREE – Hosted in the Cultural Arts District of Downtown Galveston, this family festival from the Grand 1894 Opera House features a full day of fine arts for kids, along with hands-on projects, dance performances, shows, inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. 10am to 5pm.
  • 18th Annual Frida Festival at MECA | Saturday, April 29 | FREE – Celebrate all things Frida Kahlo at a Sixth Ward festival featuring lively music, performances, vendors, food trucks, and plenty of people dressed up as one of Mexico’s most beloved and legendary artists. 11am to 7pm.
  • Autism Awareness Fest at Monkey’s Tail | Saturday, April 29 | No Cover – After gathering donations all month long, Monkey’s Tail in the Heights hosts a one-day bash to cap off their fundraising goals. Kick the day off with brunch and coffee from Tenfold Coffee, soak in vibes all day from DJ Sun, shop goods from the student-operated Monarch Schools store, and enjoy a rare tequila tasting in the early evening. 11am to 9pm.
  • Houston Zydeco Fest at Emancipation Park | Saturday, April 29 – The Third Ward park space hosts an afternoon of Zydeco tunes and food vendors that make up a Creole party with games, contests and more activities. $10 and up. 2pm to 10pm.
An overhead view of a person making an Ebru water painting
Take in arts and culture from the Muslim world at the annual Festival of Eid at Asia Society | Courtesy of Asia Society
  • Festival of Eid at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, April 29 | FREE – Mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan at this Asia Society festival that features outdoor food trucks and delicious eats, as well as craft activities, henna designs, musical performances and an indoor bazaar where you can shop local artists and small businesses. Pre-registration is required. 4pm to 8pm.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, April 29 | FREE – Blending the worlds of Korean tradition and upbeat pop, this multi-award winning group offers an immersive concert experience rooted in the spiritual blessings and positive energy of Korean folk music. 8:15pm.
  • RailFest: All Aboard Model Train Rally at Galveston Railroad Museum | Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30 – Take a deep dive into the world of locomotives with this celebration of all things trains, including large-sized model trains, entertainment, rides, vendors and more. $20; $15 for ages 16 and under; free for ages 4 and under. 10am to 5pm.
  • 3rd Annual Houston Underwater Film Festival at MATCH | Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30 – Drawing submissions from 24 countries around the world, this two-day fest screens dozens of short films created underwater, with some filmmakers in attendance. Each day’s screening is $15; Sunday reception is free, with an optional $10 buffet. Times vary.
  • Jazzy Sunday: Marlon Simon & the Nagual Spirits at Discovery Green | Sunday, April 30 | FREE – The final Discovery Green performance for the Jazzy Sundays series arrives before heading to Buffalo Bayou in May. Latin jazz drummer Marlon Simon headlines this one, joined by Adriano Santos Brazilian Jazz Quartet. 5pm to 7pm.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.