12 Fun things to do in Houston this week of October 17, 2022 include Texas Renaissance Festival 2022: Pirate Adventure, Live! on The Lawn, and more!

Things to do in houston texas in october

Things to do in Houston this week | Pirate Adventure Costume Contest | Image Credit: Texas Renaissance Festival

Houston is among the top 5 metroplexes in the US! What that means is that there’s plenty going on in Houston any day of the week. There are always things to do on Monday in Houston, things to do in Houston on Saturday night, and everything in between!

Some of you may be looking for things to do in Houston with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Houston this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below. 

There are a lot of great events in Houston this week (October 17 – 23)!!!

Our top free and cheap picks include Texas Renaissance Festival 2022: Pirate Adventure, Live! on The Lawn, Skyfarm Harvest Feast, Explore Abilities Day, and more!

For a more detailed look at weekend events in the Houston area, check out Things to do in Houston this weekend of October 21, 2022, and Things to do in Galveston this weekend of October 21, 2022! 

Remember to also check out our recent posts on Houston Ghost Tours 2022, Camping in Houston, and also Corn Maze Houston!!!


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Things to do in houston texas in october

Check out current discounts at highly rated Face & Skin Care places, Spas, Massages, Salons, and more across Houston! Sometimes you can save as much as 75%, so make sure you check these deals on a regular basis and  SAVE BIG while taking care of yourself! 

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Get more information and check out Current deals at highly-rated Beauty and Spa places in Houston! 


Top Things to do in Houston this week of October 17, 2022 – Monday

Explore Abilities Day

An exclusive day for children with unique challenges and their families. Families can take advantage of Explore Abilities to explore the entire Museum at their own leisure and take part in any special events going on that day. The following adjustments are made for these special events: reduced light and sound levels, additional safety signage, a less congested area devoid of unneeded distractions, loaner earplugs and sunglasses, and designated quiet areas.

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When: Monday, October 17, 2022, 10 am to 3 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: $15; Registration required


Fun Things to do in Houston this Week – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Toddler Tuesdays? at Discovery Green

Things to do in houston texas in october

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Let your toddlers enjoy a morning of fun and activities at Toddler Tuesdays at Discovery Green. For this Tuesday, the theme of their adventures will revolve around the story of Encanto: Family is Everything by Luz M Mack. Other fun activities await, too!
When: Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Located At: Cullen Veranda, Discovery Green Conservancy, 1500 McKinney, Houston, Texas 77010
How Much: Free


Things to do in Houston this week – Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Inferno Hot Pilates In The Park

A HIIT workout, such as Inferno Hot Pilates, is a full-body, low-impact exercise that is healthy for your joints and strengthens your muscles, and improves your flexibility and general health. The physical advantages include improving immunity, boosting metabolism, developing long, lean muscle mass without adding bulk, strengthening the core, enhancing circulation, and raising fitness levels.

All ages and skill levels can participate in the class without fear of injury because it has little to no contact. It is also a lot of fun and lasts only one hour. The results appear quickly, and you generally feel good and have more energy! Participants only require a yoga mat, water, and an optional hand towel.

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston for adults!

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 4400 Bellaire Boulevard, Bellaire, Texas 77401
How Much: Free


Deal Alert – Private Splatter Paint Experience for 2 People in Kingwood

Things to do in houston texas in october


Things to do this week in Houston – Thursday, October 20, 2022

Free Family Night

The Children’s Museum Houston will be open for two more hours this Thursday and will be Free to enter during that time, which means more time for families to explore everything it has to offer. There is a lot to learn about on Free Family Night Thursday, including experiments, hands-on exhibits, multilingual story time, and more!

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 5 pm to 8 pm
Where:1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: Free


Skyfarm Harvest Feast

Celebrate the Skyfarm’s first harvest and share Blackwood’s vision for an urban, regenerative agricultural future with a dinner from four of Houston’s favorite chefs at one of the largest rooftop farms in the world.

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When: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6 pm to 9 pm
Where:401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201, United States
How Much: $325


Things to do in Houston on Friday, October 21, 2022

Live! on The Lawn

Things to do in houston texas in october

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[email protected] on The Lawn continues on The Lawn in front of Hotel ZaZa Memorial City! This week enjoy live music on The Lawn from Clay Melton, and don’t miss balloon twisting, food & drinks for purchase from Ciro’s Italian Grill, and our Heart to Market at The Lawn Pop-up Shop. 

When: Friday, October 21, 2022, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:971 Bunker Hill Rd, Houston, TX 77024, United States
How Much: Free


Cultural Bridges With AARP: Japanese Spirits

Join this in-person event at Asia Society Texas Center for a spooky tour of its exhibition of woodblock prints and y?kai (Japanese spirits). Then, get a chance to design your own art inspired by woodblock prints to take home.

When: Friday, October 21, 2022, 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Where:1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, United States
How Much: Free; Registration Required


Things to do in Houston on Saturday, October 22, 2022

Prelude Family Concerts

Things to do in houston texas in october

Image Credit: Levy Park Houston

Visit Levy Park and join the Prelude Family Concert Series! The target audience for this 45-minute musical experience is infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the adults who adore them. Prelude Family Concerts encourage self-expression, creativity, and development through a spectrum of musical genres that are tailored to children’s listening levels.

Our top pick for Things to do in Houston this week with family!

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
Location:3801 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098, United States
How Much: Free


Texas Renaissance Festival 2022: Pirate Adventure

Things to do in houston texas in october

Image Credit: Texas Renaissance Festival

Avast, Ye Hearties! Heave to and come ashore for the most piratical party of the seven seas! Swashbuckle your way to our daily costume contest!

This event is our top pick for Things to do in Houston on Saturday Night!

When: Saturday to Sunday, October 22-23, 2022, 9 am – 8 pm
Where:21778 FM 1774 Todd Mission, TX 77363
How Much: Starts at $24 for adults; Check the tickets page for more details.


Vintage Swap Meet by DFW Vintage

Things to do in houston texas in october

Image Credit: POST HTX

Head over to the X-Atrium at POST HTX for an unforgettable Artisan Event! The Fall VIBE Market will feature over 100 local artists, awesome music from DJ LIFTED, complimentary cocktails by Desert Door, and 10 different concept restaurants.

When: Saturday, October 22, 2022, 6 pm to 10 pm
Where:X Atrium Level 2, POST HTX, 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201, United States
How Much: Free to enter


Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour  – Starting at $33.06 for 2 Adults!

Things to do in houston texas in october

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Explore the historic district of downtown Houston on a leisurely walking tour that combines a pub crawl with ghost stories recounted by your costumed guide. Your 2.5-hour evening walking tour visits four bars located in historic buildings that each boast spooky stories. 

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Have time to sip a drink (own expense) as your guide illuminates the history of Houston through tales of rumored hauntings and other spine-tingling tales. 2.5-hour Houston ghost and pub walking tour. 

Get more information on the Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour and book yours TODAY!!!


Things to do in Houston this Week – Sunday, October 23, 2022

Mutts Gone Nuts!

Imagine nine of the most talented canines in the world putting on a comic dog extravaganza that will have audiences all around the world howling for more! A bunch of previously abandoned pets will dance, prance, flip, and skip their way right into your heart, along with the highest jumping dog in the universe, two Guinness World Record Champions, a comical six-pound Pomeranian Pikachu mix, and more, make up the all-star lineup. It’s an you don’t want to miss!

When: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Jonas Hall, 615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: Starts at $29


The Paranormal Experience

Spend a frightening evening at La Carafe and maybe try to experience conversing with “The Other Side.” La Carafe, one of Texas’ most haunted locations, was constructed in the late 1800s and has a lengthy history. It is a well-known hub of eerie activity! There are only fourteen visitors allowed at this event. Everyone may join in this close-knit environment, and you never truly know who you’ll meet. You can try to speak with the ghosts of La Carafe and those that haunt the relics, as well as see a collection of haunted artifacts.

When: Sunday, October 23, 2022, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: 813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
How Much: $65


Deal Alert – Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour  – Starting at $33.06 for 2 Adults!

Things to do in houston texas in octoberExplore the historic district of downtown Houston on a leisurely walking tour that combines a pub crawl with ghost stories recounted by your costumed guide. Your 2.5-hour evening walking tour visits four bars located in historic buildings that each boast spooky stories. 

Have time to sip a drink (own expense) as your guide illuminates the history of Houston through tales of rumored hauntings and other spine-tingling tales. 2.5-hour Houston ghost and pub walking tour. 

Get more information on the Haunted Houston Ghost and Pub Walking Tour and book yours TODAY!!!


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