Free Things to Do

Sounds Like Houston! Thursday Concerts presented by UHD


Catch great live performances for free at the Capital One Bank Thursday Concerts. Held at Discovery Green park in downtown Houston, this concert series occurs each year from mid-May through June. Patrons arrive early to snag a spot on the lawn...  Read More

Houston Heights
ArtCar Museum


Affectionately called the Garage Mahal by many, the Houston ArtCar Museum extends free admission to those interested in previewing stunning art cars as well as works by some of the best, underrepresented contemporary artists. From a mural...  Read More

Port Of Houston


Explore one of the busiest ports in the world at no cost. The Sam Houston Boat Tour is a 90-minute journey through the international cargo port along the Houston Ship Channel. Visitors can stay cool in the air-conditioned seating area or enjoy...  Read More



Each weekend from March through October, the Miller Outdoor Theatre hosts delightful, free performances, including ethnic music pieces, children's plays, famous musicals, Shakespearean dramas and presentations by the Houston Symphony. Visitors...  Read More

Houston Greeters


Experience Houston like a local when you sign up for a free tour of the city through Houston Greeters. These seasoned natives volunteer their time and knowledge to visitors in hopes of making them fall in love with the Bayou City. Travelers...  Read More

First Saturday Arts Market


Positioned on the inside of the 610 Loop, this free monthly arts festival presents local, national and international artists. Attendees can peruse dozens of tents displaying fine art pieces, including hand-forged jewelry, beautiful original...  Read More

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center


Retreat to a veritable sanctuary for nature lovers at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. It's hard to believe that entrance to this oasis is free, what with its more than five miles of trails and 155 acres of flourishing greenery and...  Read More



Play and relax at the free, 12-acre Discovery Green park. Bring the kids and let them explore the neat, shaded playground or splash around at the Gateway Fountain. Almost two acres of the area are dedicated to lawn space for pick-up sports, and...  Read More



Making great art accessible to all, the Menil Collection exhibits a captivating array of ancient and modern art that's free for public viewing. The museum's unique white steel exterior is a stunning work of art in itself, but inside, guests tour...  Read More