The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: June 2 to 4, 2023

People dance in an orchestra area as zydeco musicians perform on stage
The 34th Accordion Kings & Queens brings good vibes to the Miller Outdoor stage | Photo: David Dodd for Texas FolkLife

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, June 2 to Sunday, June 4, 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: June 2 to 4, 2023

  • Wicked at Hobby Center | Daily | Opening Weekend – This re-imagined story of the witches from Oz has become one of Broadway’s most-loved stories. With themes of the power of friendship and the courage to be different, this musical is a modern classic. $54 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • All-Access Market at Railway Heights Market | Friday, June 2 | No Cover – Themed for the rich world of botanicals, plants and nature, this art market features offerings from dozens of local vendors doling out goods in food, jewelry, clothing, artwork and more. 6pm to 11pm.
  • Jay Wheeler in Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Friday, June 2 – The Puerto Rican sensation brings a bombastic performance to the Sugar Land stage, celebrating his 2022 release, Emociones. $68 and up. 8pm.
  • Classic Albums Live: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday, June 2 | FREE – Known for their note-for-note recreations of iconic records, Classic Albums Live teams up with Houston Symphony for a night of the Beatles’ legendary 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 8:30pm.
  • 5th Annual Houston Tattoo Arts Festival at NRG Park | Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4 – This celebration of all things body art features special guests such as Holli Marie from Ink Master, Trocon Talhouk from VH1, and others, plus live entertainment, seminars and more. $20 and up. Times vary.
A wicked witch and the good witch face off with their broom and sceptre on stage
“Wicked” comes to Hobby Center for a summer run this week | Photo: Joan Marcus; courtesy of Broadway at Hobby Center
  • Houston Ballet presents Divergence at Wortham Center | Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4 | Final Weekend – Stanton Welch’s choreography is set against the music of George Bizet in a production that also includes Aszure Barton’s Angular Momentum, an homage to Space City. $25 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Go Bananas! at Houston Botanic Garden | Saturday, June 3 – The annual celebration of the world’s most popular tropical fruit returns to the South Houston botanical gardens, offering a day of educational offerings on banana-related topics, a farmer’s market, kid’s zone and more. $15. 9am to 2pm.
  • H-Town Market at Post Houston | Saturday, June 3 | No Cover – The Downtown shopping and dining hub hosts more than 200 vendors offering vintage clothing, jewelry, candles, crafts, flowers, food and more. Plus, you can groove to a live DJ set and grab food from Post’s restaurants at a la carte prices. 11am to 7pm.
  • Houston Contemporary Dance Company presents Moving Myths at Hobby Center | Saturday, June 3 – Written by playwright/novelist Elizabeth A. M. Keel, this one-hour fantastical journey follows four travelers as they share stories based on traditional myths from Chinese, Native American, Norwegian, and Ethiopian cultures. $15 and up. 1pm and 4pm.
  • Chef’s Table: Celebrating Southeast Asia at Asia Society Texas Center | Saturday, June 3 – A trio of Houston chefs—Nina Fonte (Aleng Nina’s), Suu Khin (Burmalicious) and Vanarin Kuch (Koffeteria)—combine their skills for a multi-course dinner exploring the flavors of Philippines, Burma and Cambodia. $165. Seating at 5pm and 8pm.
People sit on blankets on a lawn at sunset with a gleaming Downtown Houston skyline in the background
The Suffers play the final Jazzy Sunday concert of the year at Buffalo Bayou Park | Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
  • 34th Annual Accordion Kings & Queens at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, June 3 | FREE – Texas FolkLife celebrates the accordion—the unofficial “National Instrument of Texas”—with a slate of performers from a diverse range of genres that offer their take on the squeezebox. Catch performances from Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Grupo Imagen, Alex Meixner Band, and the winners of Texas FolkLife’s Statewide Big Squeeze Youth Accordion Contest. 7pm.
  • Janet Jackson in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Saturday, June 3 – The superstar performer behind hits such as “Nasty,” “Control,” and “The Pleasure Principle” performs as part of her Together Again tour. Ludacris opens the show. $49.95 and up. 7:45pm.
  • Pride Chorus Houston: Love Who You Love at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church | Saturday, June 3 – In celebration of Pride Month, this concert spans a wide range of musical genres—from Aretha and Elton John to Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran—that lifts up the joy of love in all its forms. $20; $10 for ages 10 and under. 8pm to 9:30pm.
  • Jazzy Sundays: The Suffers in Concert at the Water Works | Sunday, June 4 | FREE – Rescheduled from an earlier May date, the Suffers take to the Water Works stage at Buffalo Bayou Park for the finale to the three-month concert series that has been taking place at parks across the city. 5pm to 7pm.
  • Tulips Market at Raven Tower | Sunday, June 4 | No Cover – The last Tulips Market of the summer hits Raven Tower in Northside, offering a slate of local vendors, live music, yoga sessions on the roof of the tower, and more. 5pm to 10pm.

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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.