Find the perfect things to do in Houston this Father’s Day weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

Hear readings from a New York Times best-selling author, transport to Hogwarts during a magical concert from the Houston Symphony, cheer on hundreds of golfers in the Major Series of Putting, treat dad to a fun-filled Father’s Day and more.  

Check below to find great things happening around Houston this Father’s Day weekend, from Friday, June 15 to Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018.

Things to Do All Father’s Day Weekend

·         Comic Ryan Hamilton at Houston Improv | Daily – Laugh it up when observational comedian and Netflix star Ryan Hamilton takes the mic for a stand-up show at Houston Improv. Tickets start at $20.

·         Daddy Long Legs at Main Street Theater | Daily – See a stage play based on the treasured novel, Daddy Long Legs, at Main Street Theatre. The two-person musical follows a classic “rags-to-riches” love story of a bright young woman and her mysterious benefactor. Tickets start at $10.

·         $50 Gift Card for $40: Dad’s Month Specials at Birds Barbershop in the Heights| Daily – Snag a $50 gift card, plus a hat or t-shirt, for just $40 for Birds Barbershop in the Heights, now through Saturday, July 1, 2018. Simply stop by Birds Barbershop’s location at 420 E. 20th Street to get a $50 gift card for only $40 and take your pick of a signature Dad Hat or Cool Dad Tee. All day.

·         David, the Best Slinger in the West at A.D. Players | Thursday to Saturday –Take a seat for David, the Best Slinger in the West, which tell the Biblical story of David and Goliath with a Western twist, presented by A.D. Players. Tickets are $20. 10:30am daily.

·         Shake, Rattle and Roll at Music Box Theater | Friday and Saturday – 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.

·         Texas Music Festival at the UH Moore’s Opera House | Friday and Saturday – See classical music’s rising stars take to the stage in a series of performances showcasing everything from Houston premieres of contemporary works to virtuoso settings of beloved classics at the Texas Music Festival. Most concerts are general admission. Saturday Orchestra Series concerts are reserved seating. Single tickets are $25 and students and senior’s tickets are $15. times vary.

·         The Lilies of the Field at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday and Saturday – Snag tickets to a free performance of Lilies of the Field, which follows a traveling army veteran who befriends a religious community when he reluctantly constructs a chapel for a small group of nuns. 8:30pm nightly.

·         Houston Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday – Waive your wand and transport to Hogwarts when the Houston Symphony performs the memorable score from the third installation of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, at Jones Hall. Tickets start at $39.

·         The International Gem and Jewelry Show at NRG Center | Friday to Sunday –Admire a dazzling collection of gemstones, fine jewelry, engagement rings and bands, designer watches, pearls, beads, accessories, and minerals during the International Gem & Jewelry Show at NRG Park. Tickets are $6. Times vary.

·         Galveston Cajun Festival at Kempner Park | FREE | Friday to Sunday – Stuff your face with spicy Cajun eats, listen to live Zydeco tunes, and celebrate all things Cajun at this annual festival in Galveston. Times vary.

·         3rd Annual Texas Home & Garden Show at NRG Center | Saturday and Sunday –Make your way to the annual Texas Home and Garden Show for expert advice, money-saving tips, remodeling ideas, landscape features, and all things needed to fix up your home and garden. $10. Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 11am to 5pm.

Friday, June 15, 2018

·         Art at Noon: Adrienne Perry at CAMH | FREE – Join a discussion on identity, as portrayed in PhD Candidate Adrienne Perry’s exhibition Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio, at CAMH. A light lunch is included. Noon to 1pm.

·         Post Malone in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Jam out to beats by Dallas native and critically-acclaimed rapper Post Malone when he takes the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. He’ll be joined by 21 Savage and SOB X RBE. Tickets start at $79. 7pm.

·         Ume in Concert at Market Square Park | FREE – Kick off Market Square Park’s free summer concert series with a show from the Austin-based indie rock band, Ume. Throughout the concert, quench your thirst with a craft brew from Houston’s own Eureka Heights Brewery. 7pm.

·         The Eagles and Chris Stapleton in Concert at Minute Maid Park – Take it easy at Minute Maid Park when one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, The Eagles, head to Houston for a massive stadium tour. They’ll be joined by country music star Chris Stapleton. Tickets start at $69.50. 7pm.

·         Barnstorm Dance Fest at MATCH – Enjoy a live performance of 22 original dance works in three different programs during Barnstorm Dance Fest at MATCH. Celebrating the vibrant and diverse styles of dance in the Bayou City, Dance Source Houston presents its fourth annual show. 8pm.

·         Haunted Pub Tour: Freaky Fridays – Step back in time to the 1800’s, hear about mysterious spirits, and tour haunted spots around the city at the Haunted Pub Tour, which kicks off at Public Services Wine & Whisky. $25. 8:30pm.

·         ComedySportz’ The Live Improvised Movie at CSz Arena – Pitch ridiculous ideas to the improv team at ComedySportz, who will incorporate audience suggestions into a live, terrible disaster movie, made up on the spot. The event is BYOB. 10:30pm.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

·         Hire Houston Youth 2018 On the Spot Hiring Events | FREE – Discover and apply for the perfect summer job at Hire Houston Youth’s on-the-spot hiring event, and initiative from Mayor Sylvester Turner in partnership with the local McDonald’s owners/operators of Greater Houston. 10am to 2pm.

·         Major Series of Putting Houston at Northgate Country Club – Watch more than 100 golfers attempt to putt their way to victory in the final qualifying competition for the Major Series of Putting at Northgate Country Club. 10am to 6pm.

·         2018 Houston Summer Boat Show at NRG Center –Get nautical at the 2018 Houston Summer Boat Show, where ticket holders can hear from industry experts and shop fishing boats, bass boats, cabin cruisers, bowriders, sailboats, personal watercraft, and trawlers. $12. 10am to 8pm.

·         Hot Undies Run at The Gorgeous Gael – Strip down to your undies and race through Rice Village for the Hot Undies Run, which benefits Girls on the Run of Greater Houston. The race begins and ends at Gorgeous Gael. Tickets start at $30. 11am.
Wonderland Family Playhouse in Downtown – Treat the kids to a fun-filled day of activities at Conservatory, along with a production of Alice! at Prohibition Theatre. $20. 11am.

·         Soul Flower Music Fest at Discovery Green – Hear a lineup of both national and local soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists at the 2018 Soul Flower Music Fest in Discovery Green. The festival also offers a market with local vendors for shopping in between shows. $8. 2pm to 10pm.

·         Drink & Draw: Doodles at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Create cards, bookmarks, and frame-worthy pictures with pens and watercolors provided by Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Saint Arnold beer will be provided. $30. 5:30pm.

·         Houston Roller Derby at Revention Music Center – Watch as two Houston Roller Derby teams go head-to-head in about at Revention Music Center. Tickets start at $12. 7pm.

·         Flea by Night at Discovery Green | No Cover – Shop for everything from art to furniture and collectibles from a variety of vendors while enjoying live music and food trucks during Discovery Green’s Flea by Night. 6pm to 10pm.

·         Brazos Bookstore presents David Sedaris: Calypso – Welcome the critically acclaimed writer, comedian, and radio contributor, David Sedaris, to Brazos Bookstore for a reading from his newest publication, Calypso. Known for his humorous and snarky style, Sedaris has authored several New York Times Best Sellers, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Holidays on Ice. 7pm.

·         Sugar Land Superstar Round 1 at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Root for your favorite vocalist from a group of talented residents competing in the first round of the Sugar Land Superstar contest. 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

·         Yanni 25 in Concert Smart Financial Centre – Take a seat for the 25th-anniversary tour of Yanni, a celebrated Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer, when he performs at Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $49.50. 8pm.

·         USA Rugby vs. Scotland at BBVA Compass Stadium – Cheer loud for team USA as they take on Scotland in a rugby match at BBVA Compass Stadium. Tickets start at $23. 8pm.

·         Soul Session Saturdays at MKT Bar | No Cover – Join DJ Tempty as he spins a variety of ’60s and ’70s soul, Motown, funk, and disco, every Saturday evening at MKT Bar in Downtown. 8pm.

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018

·         Father’s Day Breakfast at Hermann Park – Celebrate Father’s Day with your family at Hermann Park with a scenic breakfast on Pinewood Cafe’s patio overlooking serene McGovern Lake. Continue the fun with a ride on the Hermann Park Railroad, a fun arts and craft activity, and pedal boat ride. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. 8:30am to 10am.

·         Chimney Rock Market in West Houston | FREE – Held on the first and third Sunday of the month near Anderson Park, Chimney Rock Market showcases art, gifts, produce, artisanal food and refreshments. Noon to 4pm.

·         Sister Helen Holy at Hamburger Mary’s Houston – Close out your weekend with an exciting show from drag queen and performer Sister Helen Holy when she joins the cast of Sunday Brunch to lift spirits and serve witness to the hilarious power of quick-witted comedy. Noon to 5pm.

·         Karbach Art Market at Karbach Brewing Co. – Shop from local vendors, makers, and vintage curators while enjoying live music and craft beer at Karbach Brewing Co. Noon to 7pm.

·         Father’s Day Fried Chicken Party at Revival Market – Give dad what he wants this Father’s Day with a heaping plate of fried chicken, courtesy of Revival Market. While you’re chowing down, enjoy live music from the Will Van Horn Trio, brews from Spindletap, and games for the whole family. 3pm to 7pm.

·         Slayer in Concert at Smart Financial Centre – Catch an all-star lineup of heavy metal rock groups at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land. Performers include Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, Testament, and Burn the Priest. Tickets start at $39.50 and this may sell out. 5pm.

·         Dad Jokes: A Father’s Day Comedy Show at The Secret Group – Prepare for an evening of cheesy puns and corny jokes when Jack Daniels presents Dad Jokes: A Father’s Day Comedy Show at The Secret Group. Dads get in free. Tickets are $5. 7:30pm to 10pm.