Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend: May 25 to 28, 2018
May 24, 2018 | Wendy Cline
Find the perfect things to do in Houston this Memorial Day Weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, May 24 to Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018. 

Marvel at magic tricks, meet the stars from your favorite comic-based films and TV shows, design and create your own leather goods, catch a free screening of the old-school Batman, view Steve Martin’s contemplative stage play, see Justin Timberlake or Luis Miguel in concert, and more.  

Check below to find great things happening around Houston Memorial Day Weekend, from Thursday, May 24 to Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018.

Things to Do All Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 25 , 2018

Saturday, May 26,  2018
  • Bubble Run Houston at Sam Houston Race Park  – Walk, run, skip, or play through a three-mile course filled with colorful foam and bubbles at Bubble Run Houston in Sam Houston Race Park. Celebrate reaching the finish line with a party featuring music from DJs, free swag, and merchandise available for purchase. Tickets start at $20. 9am.
  • Imperial Farmers Market at Imperial Park Recreation Center  | No Cover – Make your way to Imperial Park Recreation Center for the weekly Imperial Farmers Market, where you can shop seasonal produce, grass-fed meats, free-range eggs, local honey, and baked goods. The market also offers local artwork and ready-to-eat food from vendors and food trucks. 9am to 1pm.
  • Avengers Assemble! at the Children’s Museum of Houston  – Unleash your superpowers alongside members of the Avengers crew, including Thor, Captain America, and Black Widow, during Avengers Assemble! at Children’s Museum of Houston. $12. 10am to 5pm.
  • Alice! at Prohibition  – Enter the fantastical world of Wonderland during Alice!, a newly adapted musical derived from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Arrive early for fun activities like face painting and balloon animals at Conservatory.  Tickets are $20, but you may find limited discounted tickets for $10.  Click here to check for limited discounted tickets. Noon.
  • Light of the Phoenix Charity Crawfish Boil at The Phoenix on Westheimer – This first ever family-friendly festival features all-you-can-eat crawdads, a waterslide, a bounce house, snow cones, corn hole games, and more. $25 in advance; $30 at the door includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, corn, and potatoes. Noon to 6pm.
  • FUNomenal Family Festival at Discovery Green  | FREE  – Have a blast at Discovery Green when Academy Sports + Outdoors hosts FUNomenal Family Day, where families can enjoy a Nerf® Blasting Zone, face painting, interactive inflatables, and meet with members of the Houston Texans, Rockets, Dynamo, and Astros. Featured performers include the BSB Drumline, Dazzling Dolls, Pro Status Cheer, and TUTS – The River. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Alley Theatre  – Imagine Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein walk into a bar and the provocative conversations that would follow, in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Presented by Alley Theatre, this stage play has been called humorous, contemplative, and wholly imaginative. Tickets start at $26. 2:30pm.
  • Live! on the Lawn at Memorial City  | FREE  – Kick back and enjoy live music and street performers at The Lawn greenspace in Memorial City. The rotating roster features interactive entertainment like African drums, belly dancers, DJs and more. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Magic, Music, & Mayhem at La Colombe d’Or Hotel  – Claim a spot at the intimate La Colombe d’Or Hotel for a stunning show by local magician Ben Jackson in Magic, Music, & Mayhem. Tickets start at $50. 7pm and 9pm.
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll at The Music Box Theatre  – Take a trip down memory lane at Shake, Rattle & Roll, a throwback concert featuring hit songs from the 1950s at The Music Box Theatre. Tickets start at $29. 7:30pm.
  • The Axiom Quartet in Concert at University of St. Thomas  | FREE  – Hear an enchanting concert from The Axiom Quartet at University of St. Thomas. The local group is known for its programs that mix classical music with new compositions and popular rock, electronic, indie, jazz, and pop influences. 7:30pm.
  • Lit AF Tour at NRG Arena  – Laugh out loud when some of the biggest names in comedy perform at the Lit AF Tour at NRG Arena. Headliner Martin Lawrence joins fellow comedians Rickey Smiley, Jay Pharoah, Deon Cole, and Benji Brown for a hilarious show. Tickets start at $55. 7:30pm.
  • One Hit Wonders at the Jones Hall for the Performing Arts  – Dance along to the sounds of your favorite one-it-wonders, as performed by vocalist Storm Large with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall. Expect hits like “Come On, Eileen,” “Take On Me,” and “Walking in Memphis.” Tickets start at $26. 8pm.
  • Chief Keef in Concert at White Oak Music Hall  – Jam out to live music from rapper Chief Keef when he takes the stage at White Oak Music Hall. Arrive early to see Vodi, Quiet Company, and BLXPLTN open the show. Tickets start at $20. 9pm.
  • The Late Show: Bathtub Full of Gin at Prohibition Supperclub  – You’re in for a sexy, booze-filled evening when the Moonlight Dolls take the stage for this 1920’s show at Prohibition Supperclub. Tickets start at $20, but limited, discounted $10 tickets are available. 11:30pm.

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Yoga at Discovery Green  – Start your week off right with a one-hour outdoor yoga session at Discovery Green. 11:30pm to 12:30pm.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony at Houston National Cemetery  – Honor fallen war heroes at the Houston National Cemetery, where the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will host a commemorative ceremony in observance of Memorial Day. 9:30am.
  • Beer, Beats & Paint at Axelrad  – Channel your inner artist at Axelrad’s Beer, Beats, and Paint event. Hang out on their spacious patio with a draft beer while you paint a masterpiece and listen to Top 100 hits. $40 per person. Noon to 3pm.
  • Heaven on Earth All White Day Party at Capitol Bar  – Dress in white from head to toe for free admission to Capitol Bar in Midtown during the Heaven on Earth day party. 2pm to 10:30pm.
  • Memorial Day in Memorial City  – Pay tribute to our country’s heroes this Memorial Day with a color guard ceremony, live country music, and family-friendly activities in The Square at Memorial City. 3pm to 6pm.
  • Margarita Mondays at El Big Bad  – Wind down, or turn up, with half-price margaritas every Monday at El Big Bad downtown. 4pm to 6pm.
  • Meat Mojo Steak Night with Bryan Hawes at Cecil’s Pub  – Choose from a variety of meats, including rack of lamb, pork chops, and prime filet, as Bryan Hawes shares his ever-popular Met Mojo at Cecil’s Pub every Monday night. 6:30pm to 11pm.
  • Open Mic Comedy Night at Rudyard’s British Pub  | FREE – Catch the giggles when local comedians take the stage in an open mic comedy night at Rudyard’s British Pub in Montrose. 8pm.


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