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Free Things to do in Houston

September 9, 2015

Living in the third largest city in the United States, I knew Houston had many things to do. However, being a high school student with a job that only pays $7.32 an hour, I knew I could not possibly go to a $10 movie, $100 concert, or a $6-80 Astros Game ticket every weekend. So, on a search for things to do, I came across multiple completely free things to do in Houston. Overwhelmed with excitement for the things I found, I chose to compile a list of free events such as concerts, museums, and parks in which people can attend. Hopefully this makes for a budget-friendly and, most importantly, a memorable year.

  1. Miller Outdoor Theater: Here, 100’s of free professional artistic performances happen! On their website, you can find events that range from all types of music such as Jazz and classical music to performances of ballet and Shakespeare plays.   Location: 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston TX 77030
  2. Go to Discovery Green: Discovery Green is a park in Downtown Houston that is free to enter. Bring a picnic basket of food and hangout with friends in the picnic area! Looking for an area to jog? Go jog on Discovery Green’s trails. Want to allow your dog to get out of the house? Bring them to Discovery Green’s dog runs and let them meet new dogs!    Location: 1500 McKinney Street Houston TX 77010
  3. Houston Arboretum & Nature CenterHere, you can take walks on the Center’s five miles of trails. While you’re at it, bring your dog and walk them on a leash!    Location: 4501 Woodway Drive Houston TX 77024
  4. Up for a little cruise?: The Port of Houston Authority offers free cruises along the Houston Ship Channel that last 90 minutes. All you have to do is make a reservation online at Sam Houston Boat Tours’ website or call 713-670-2416 during their allotted time of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday to Thursday.  Location: 7300 Clinton Drive Gate 8 Houston TX 77020
  5. Visit the Urban Harvest Farmers Market: on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, you can enter for free and walk around eating the free samples that you can find there.  Location: 3000 Richmond Houston TX 77098
  6. See Bats!: If you ever want to see bats, park on Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway. You can see the bats under the Waugh Bridge.   Location: On Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway in Houston


Need more ideas??: Go to this website for more free things to do in Houston!



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