The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: October 28 to 30, 2022

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with our 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30, 2022.

Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town—but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?

We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide, or comb through our Calendar for even more events, activities, and things to do this weekend.

The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: October 28 to 30, 2022

  • Scream on the Green at Discovery Green | Friday, October 28 | FREE – The Downtown parkspace returns with its annual Scream on the Green event, featuring a costume contest, DJ tunes, roaming characters and a screening of the animate film, Monster House. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 2022 World Series: Games 1 & 2 Houston Astros vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park | Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – The ‘Stros embark on their fifth World Series encounter, facing the Phillies with homefield advantage throughout the Series. Tickets start at $500, but you may find better, cheaper or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
  • The Riot Comedy Club presents Byron Bowers at Rudyard’s British Pub | Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – Recently found in HBO’s Irma Vep and on his brand new FX comedy special, Spiritual N***a, the acclaimed comedian Byron Bowers steps upstairs in Montrose for his signature set that marries heavy and light for an uproarious night of laughter. Times vary.
  • Dia de los Muertos Celebration at City Place | Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30 | Some FREE – Immerse yourself in all things Day of the Dead at a three-day, four-part celebration headlined by Friday night’s four-course Black Dinner, Saturday’s El Mercado and Calacas & Cocktails procession, and Sunday’s free screening of The Book of Life. Times and prices vary.

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The Astros open the World Series at Minute Maid Park this weekend | Photo: Justin Jerkins/365Houston
  • Fall Festival at Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market | Saturday, October 29 | No Cover – Held at the weekly Saturday farmers market, this super-sized Fall Festival adds seasonal activities to more than 100 local vendors, including live music, face painting, fall photo ops, crafts, demos and more. 8am to noon.
  • TEDxHouston presents Countdown at Post Houston | Saturday, October 29 – This TEDx event in Downtown features talks on sustainability and solutions to the climate crisis that threatens our coastal communities. Plus, take in a live jury of an urban design competition and a number of cultural exhibitions. $80. 10:30am to 2:30pm.
  • I Love the Nickel Block Party in Fifth Ward | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – In honor of Elnora White and the Houston historical landmark Louis White Grocery, this block party celebrates Fifth Ward as one of the city’s oldest communities with an afternoon of local vendors, performances that celebrates the neighborhood’s history, live music, kids activities, and more. Costumes are encouraged and candy will be passed out to children. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Hike, Bike & Fright Fest at M-K-T | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – This third annual event will include a Trick-or-Treat Trail, an outdoor Shop Local Market featuring more than 40 local vendors, live music and dance performances, special deals at M-K-T shops and restaurants, a pumpkin patch photo op, an outdoor screening of the 1996 teen horror fantasy movie The Craft (R) on the lawn, and more. 4pm to 9pm.
  • 14th Annual Montrose Halloween Crawl at Poison Girl | Saturday, October 29 | No Cover – Kicking off at Poison Girl and La Grange, costumed crawlers can head through the Westheimer Curve’s biggest bars, including Pistolero, Boondocks, Catbirds and Present Company, in the 14th annual edition of the festive pub crawl. 7pm to 2am.
  • Chromeo DJ Set & Halloween Party at Axelrad | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – The Halloween edition of the monthly Neon Garden series offers a fun night of video games, visual art installations, live music, and a special costume party. Plus, electrofunk duo Chromeo will spin a DJ set outdoors in the sprawling garden at Axelrad. 7pm to 2am.

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Blackpink does back-to-back nights at Toyota Center this weekend | Courtesy of Blackpink/Interscope Records
  • CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow 2022 at Ellington Field | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – One of the top airshows in the nation, Wings Over Houston showcases vintage World War II aircraft and modern aviation with soaring spectacles, reenactments, and high-flying aerobatics. $32.50; free for ages 14 and under with adult. 8am to 4pm.
  • Día de Muertos Festival at MECA Houston | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 | FREE – MECA’s annual two-day Día de los Muertos community festival in Sixth Ward returns, packed with delicious foods, live music and dance performances, arts and crafts activities, a local vendor market, artists, ofrendas and more. 11am to 7pm.
  • Freaky Deaky 2022 at Houston Raceway Park | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – Get ready for two nights of costumed EDM fun at this festival taking place in Baytown, featuring producers like Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Illenium, and Chris Lake, plus dozens more DJs and pulse-pounding spooky fun. 2pm to 11pm.
  • Blackpink in Concert at Toyota Center | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 – The all-female K-pop band—and the most popular girl group on the planet—Blackpink lands in Houston for the first time on the second stop of their Born Pink World Tour. $79.50 and up. 8pm.
  • Sounds to Live By: Outdoor Music at the Menil Collection | Sunday, October 30 | FREE – The annual Sounds To Live By listening event will feature music selections by Peter Lucas, visual artist and curator Benito Huerta, visual artist and jazz champion Tierney Malone, and DJ and music historian Flash Gordon Parks. 3pm to 6pm.

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