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Things to do in Houston without spending a dime

Jason Martinez


In Houston, you can enjoy a fun day out for free. Whether it’s the arts, nature, films, or cooking workshops - this city has got your back. Explore some of the most beloved places in Houston with your family and friends without spending a dime.

1. Miller Outdoor Theatre

Miller Outdoor Theatre

From March through October, you can catch a show or two at this outdoor theatre for free. With an excellent line-up of diverse professional artists, Miller Outdoor Theatre has something for everyone: Classical music, dance, Shakespeare, films - you name it, and they probably have it.

Bring your own food and drinks, have a picnic at the hillside area, and enjoy a full day of family-friendly arts and entertainment.

2. Market Square Park

Market Square Park

Famous for its long and historic past, Market Square Park is now a dedicated urban green space. At the park, locals and visitors are welcome to enjoy live entertainment, tasty foods by Niko Niko’s, shady walkways, and dog runs.

Located in a city that appreciates art, Market Square Park will impress art enthusiasts with installations from local and national artists, old and new, that celebrate the city’s diverse culture. If you are a movie buff, don’t forget to check the free screenings they provide and visit the bars and restaurants enclosing the park for a drink and a light bite.

3. Urban Harvest Farmers Market


As Houston’s largest weekly market, the Urban Harvest Farmers Market offers an array of local produce from local farmers and community gardens.

You can also join activities like cooking workshops and live performances fit for a weekend excitement. Set your alarm and don’t miss out on the best fresh produce every Saturday, from 8 AM to 12 PM, on Eastside Drive, Houston.

Whether you've lived in Houston your whole life or are just visiting, Houston has it all: great sights, great art, and great activities, and these enjoyments don't cost you a dollar at all.

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