Best things to do in Houston this weekend: 5-7 p.m. March 2023

Best things to do in Houston this weekend: 5-7 p.m.  March 2023
Best things to do in Houston this weekend: 5-7 p.m.  March 2023

A supporter waves an orange and black flag in the foreground of a football stadium
Dynamo kick off their home opener at a revamped stadium on Saturday | Courtesy of the Houston Dynamo

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with our 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, starting Friday the 17th. March to Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of things to do around town—but what are the highlights that can help you plan a fun weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive weekend guide to bring you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all our weekend picks with 365 Houston Weekend guide, or browse our calendar for even more events, activities and things to do this weekend.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: March 17-19, 2023

  • The Rink: Rolling at Discovery Green | Daily until Friday 17 March – The Downtown Park Space wraps up its fifth and final week of roller skating on one of its signature experiences each year. Head to the track and enjoy DJ tunes and light shows as you glide beneath the skyscrapers. $12; includes skate rental. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo at NRG Park | Daily until Sunday 19 March – The Houston Rodeo, which happens every day during spring break, offers full days of carnival fun, festival food, petting zoos, a vendor marketplace and a nightly main event with bronco busting and headlining concerts. Throughout Spring Break, you can catch artists such as Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and Sunday’s finale concert from Luke Bryan. Admission to NRG Park is $20 for ages 13 and up; $10 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. Carnival rides, rodeo and concert admissions cost extra. 10.00 to 21.00 every day.
  • 7th Annual Houston Latino Film Festival at MATCH | Wednesday 15 March to Sunday 19 March – The annual film festival that promotes Latino culture among Latinos and other communities has gathered nearly 500 worldwide entries for an exciting festival series that includes more than 70 short and feature films. Across MATCH’s multiple stages, the film festival will be screened over five days, with multiple screenings accompanied by the filmmakers and directors in attendance. Single screenings are $14; all admission passes are $55, $40 for students. Prices increase at the door. Times vary.
  • Savannah Bananas at Constellation Field | Thursday 16 March to Saturday 18 March – The viral sensations on the diamond, Savannah Bananas bring three days of exhibition baseball fun that includes hilarious antics, TikTok dances and more for an unforgettable night at the ballpark. Tickets are sold out at the venue, but you can find hard-to-find tickets using TicketNetwork’s online marketplace. 19.00.
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The rodeo ends its three-week run on Sunday | Courtesy of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Moon 2 Mars Festival Concerts at Space Center Houston | Thursday 16 March to Sunday 19 March – The week-long celebration of space and NASA’s Artemis mission ends with four days of main concerts from American Idol winner David Cook on Thursday; alt-rockers Sister Hazel on Friday; Grammy-winning artist Rick Springfield on Saturday; and Bidi Bidi Banda, a Selena tribute band, on Sunday afternoon. $44.95 and up; $39.95 for ages 4 to 11; free for ages 3 and under. 17:30; Sunday at 3 p.m.
  • 16. Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2023 near Minute Maid Park | Friday 17 March – Although this annual St. Patrick’s Day party is no longer held at Lucky’s former signature location in East Downtown, it spans three city blocks outside of Minute Maid Park, featuring two stages of live music, flowing green beer, bagpipers and more party entertainment. $10 and up. 10 am to 2 am.
  • Nowruz: Persian New Year Celebration at the Asia Society Texas Center | Friday 17 March | FREE – Celebrate the start of spring and the renewal of nature at this evening program of performances, arts and crafts, cultural learning opportunities, stories, food and more. 17.30 to 20.30.
  • 100th Anniversary Opening Weekend at Miller Outdoor Theater | Friday 17 March & Saturday 18 March | FREE – Miller Outdoor Theater is celebrating its centennial this year, kicking off its 100th anniversary with an evening of traditional Irish dance from the Trinity Irish Dance Company on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday 17 March. Then, on Saturday, everyone is welcome to a Roaring ’20s-themed Bash featuring Vaudeville artists, swing dance lessons and more, followed by a concert from the Hot Sardines, a group that celebrates the heart and soul of classic jazz. Friday 20:00; Saturday at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m.
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Miller Outdoor kicks off 100th anniversary with back-to-back nights this weekend | Courtesy of Miller Outdoor Theatre
  • Oddities & Curiosities Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center | Saturday 18 March – Shop the bizarre, unusual and all things weird at this day-long downtown expo, featuring a variety of hand-picked vendors, artists and small businesses dishing out taxidermy goods, original artwork, horror and Halloween-inspired items, antiques, spooky clothing and more . $10 and up. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Repo man Movie screening & Crawfish Boil at Raven Tower | Saturday 18 March – The Friends of River Oaks Theater is hosting two screenings of this iconic 1984 film starring Emilio Estevez. In addition, you can get your fill of crawfish and prawns at a boil on site. $12 and up. 19.00 and 21.30.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs Austin FC at Shell Energy Stadium | Saturday 18 March – After starting a new season on the road, the Dynamo face nearby rivals for the home opener of the 2023 MLS season. Look for a host of stadium upgrades, including new seating and new food vendors such as Trill Burgers, concepts from Chef Hugo Ortega, Roostar Vietnamese Grill and more . $25 and up. 19:30.
  • Comedian Druski at Smart Financial Center | Saturday 18 March – There’s not much Druski hasn’t done, from collaborating with rappers like Drake, Lil Yachty and Jack Harlow to cultivating an online following of more than 5 million fans eager to watch his comedic skits and celebrity-studded adventures. He’s coming to Sugar Land for a one-night-only show. $39.75 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Spring Vibe Market at Post Houston | Saturday 18 March & Sunday 19 March | No signal – More than 300 local artists, creatives and small business vendors will be present at this 2-day market at Post Houston downtown. Visitors can also enjoy DJ tunes, complimentary cocktails, photo ops, food and more. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 9th anniversary party at Lei Low | Sunday 19 March | No signal – The tiki bar Houston in the Heights marks nine years since its opening with a western-themed drink menu, music and more. 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
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Justin Jerkins, a longtime Houstonian, keeps an eye on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 things to do in Houston.

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