The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: June 9 to 11, 2023

A sunny scene of crowds walking along a river and over a bridge
Take to the Woodlands Waterway for Wine & Food Week, plus Duran Duran in Concert | Courtesy of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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 9 to Sunday, June 11, 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 9 to 11, 2023

  • 19th Annual Wine & Food Week in the Woodlands | Daily – This year’s Wine & Food Week celebrates the creativity found in the heart of the wine and food industry. Attendees can expect hundreds of wines, chefs from across Houston and beyond, and an emphasis on the arts with experiential art installations, plus meet and greets with award-winning and emerging artists. Events include a Flavors of Australia Wine Dinner & Kickoff (Monday, June 5), Rose’ Way, A Sweet Soiree (Thursday, June 8), the Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase (Saturday, June 10), and more. Prices and times vary.
  • Houston Sabercats vs Old Glory DC at Aveva Stadium | Friday, June 9 – Snag a seat in South Houston and show some love to the Sabercats in an action-packed home finale to the regular season. $15 and up. 6pm.
  • Duran Duran in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, June 9 – One of the O.G. English new wave bands, Duran Duran is gracing the stage in the Woodlands with a setlist bursting with all the best hits. $29.95 and up. 7pm.
  • ISHIDA Dance Company presents having been breathed out at Asia Society Texas | Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11 – This concert features the world premiere of ISHIDA’s American Gothic, which explores the internal and external dynamics of the nuclear family. It also brings two rarely seen works stateside, Horizons by Greek choreographer Adonis Foniadakis and the critically-acclaimed Mutual Comfort by Edward Clug of Romania. $40 and up. Friday & Saturday 8pm; Sunday 3pm.
A dancer outstretches on the ground while a dancer in the background arches backward in pose
ISHIDA Dance Company comes to Asia Society this week | Courtesy of ISHIDA Dance Company
  • Children’s Day Celebration at Czech Center Museum Houston | Saturday, June 10 – The whole family is invited to the Czech Center’s Children’s Day Celebration, featuring a day of activities like yoga sessions for kids, a pizza lunch, Czech language Bingo, a kolache eating contest, scavenger hunt and more. Adults are $10; $7 for ages 12 to 15; $5 for ages 11 and under; free for ages under 1. 10:30am to 2:30pm.
  • Vibe Artisan Market at Post Houston | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – Head over to Post Houston’s X Atrium for over 120 local artists, creatives, and makers, a live DJ, complimentary cocktails, over 20 concept restaurants, and more. 11am to 5pm.
  • Juneteenth Family Fun Day at Emancipation Park | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – This inaugural celebration brings together several Black communities of Houston for a joyous celebration of culture, the pioneers of Juneteenth and community jubilee. Enjoy a family-friendly day full of kids activities, market shopping, live performances, food, games and more. 11am to 8pm.
  • 29th Anniversary Party at Saint Arnold Brewing Company | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – Houston’s oldest craft brewery celebrates 29 years with an open-to-all bash in the garden and festivities all day. Enjoy special variants of the Banger IPA, commemorative birthday glassware, and a lineup of musicians performing hip-hop, Latin hits and yacht rock. 2pm to 9pm.
  • Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán in Concert at Bayou Music Center | Saturday, June 10 – The most recent iteration of the Mexican folk ensemble founded more than a century ago, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitan will put on a spectacle of a live show when they hit the Bayou Music Center stage. $69 and up. 8pm.
  • Loveletter & Radio Rewrite at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Saturday, June 10 | FREE – Aperio, Music of the Americas presents a grooving program of minimalist music and lo-fi jams perfect for a summer evening on the hill at Hermann Park. 8:30pm.
A covered outdoor patio garden with people sitting at tables
Saint Arnold’s hosts its 29th anniversary party on Saturday | Courtesy of Saint Arnold Brewing
  • Otaku’s Summer Matsuri Food & Anime Festival at Karbach Brewing Co. | Saturday, June 10 & Sunday, June 11 | FREE – Calling all anime enthusiasts to this two-day summer celebration from Otaku Food Festival, featuring more than 50 food and drink vendors serving delights from across the Asian continent, plus anime vendors and voice actors, photo ops and all-day entertainment. Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 6pm.
  • Galveston Family Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach | Sunday, June 11 | FREE – The annual beach challenge returns to the shores of Galveston, sending families and friends through 14 stations where they’ll compete against other participating families for a chance to win up to $2,000 in prizes. Stations are designed for ages 8 and up. Registration required. 11am to 3:30pm.
  • Power Fest 2023 at the Water Works | Sunday, June 11 – From the organizers of Houston LatinFest comes this celebration of Latin music and culture on the grounds of Buffalo Bayou Park, with views of the towering skyscrapers of Downtown. Expect live music from Latin American artists like Oscar D’Leon, J. Alvarez, Los Hermanos Flores and many others. $20. 1pm to 10pm.
  • BBQ & Book Signing Event at Loro Asian Smokehouse & Bar | Sunday, June 11 | No Cover – Co-owner and Chef Aaron Franklin will be heading to Loro in the Heights to celebrate the release of his third book, Franklin Smoke: Wood. Fire. Food. Attendees can enjoy a complimentary book signing alongside smoked pulled pork and chopped brisket sliders for purchase. The first 50 guests will also receive a free signed copy of the book. Reserve a spot online. 2pm to 5pm.
  • USPA NYTS Tournament at Houston Polo Club | Sunday, June 11 – The spring polo season comes to close with an exciting doubleheader featuring four teams going head-to-head to win it all. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2 to 20 guests range from $89 to $895. 6pm.

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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.