While summer starts to wind down, we’re all looking for last-minute vacations and activities. August is a very busy month in Houston with festivals, concerts, and shows. Fill up your calendar and soak up the season with these fun activities.
August is insane for concerts in Houston. You can find just about any genre in any part of town! Take a look at some of the highlights below.
- Big Time Rush - Aug. 3 (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
- Thomas Rhett - Aug. 4 (Toyota Center)
- Post Malone - Aug. 8 (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
- Peso Pluma - Aug. 10 & 11 (Smart Financial Centre)
- Stevie Nicks - Aug. 12 (Toyota Center)
- H.S. Reunion Tour (Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort) - Aug. 19 (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
- Lyle Lovett and his Large Band - Aug. 19 (Hobby Center)
- 50 Cent - Aug. 24 (Toyota Center)
AUGUST 5, 2023
Since 2006, The Heights neighborhood has celebrated White Linen Night In The Heights! Visit the many wonderful independently owned stores, shops, restaurants and businesses in this quaint enclave of the city. As you browse up and down White Oak Drive, you’ll get to experience some of the best shops, artisans and entertainment that Houston has to offer. Plus, it’s always a fun night of mixing, mingling and a cocktail or two! Plan ahead for parking and transport.
AUGUST 8 - 13, 2023
"Ain't Too Proud" is a musical that follows the journey of The Temptations, a famous Motown group. The show showcases their rise to fame, the obstacles they encountered, and their lasting impact. With dynamic choreography and familiar classics, "Ain't Too Proud" will have audiences dancing to the music of Motown all the way home! Grab your seats for any of the eight performances at the Hobby Center this August.
AUGUST 4 - 6, 2023
Experience an adventure alongside as a group of scientists unravel a sinister plot and rescue Jeanie, a Troodon dinosaur, from an impending disaster in this exhilerating arena show - Jurassic World Live Tour. Brace yourself for thrilling encounters with Jurassic World's legendary creatures like Blue the Raptor, the formidable Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and the majestic Stegosaurus. Prepare to be transported to a world where prehistoric wonders come to life all at NRG Stadium!
AUGUST 11 - 13, 2023
Do you like a fright?! If so, the Houston Horror Film Festival is the scariest spot in town. With over 70+ horror films shown throughout the weekend, you’ll see some of your favorite scary movies and maybe meet some more. Plus, there will be celebrity special guests, Q&A panels, over 100 vendors with horror memorabilia, apparel, and more! Join the other horror movie fans and enjoy this spooky, scary weekend. Tickets are available.
AUGUST 18 - 20, 2023
The annual Mariachi Festival is a vibrant celebration of Mexican culture and music that brings together talented musicians and incredible enthusiastic dancers from all over. This event showcases the rich traditions of mariachi with colorful costumes, lively dances, and a lively atmosphere. See performances all weekend long at the Wortham Theater!
JULY 27 - AUGUST 5, 2023
Get ready to immerse yourself in a modern twist on the timeless tales of William Shakespeare hosted by the University of Houston. With a fresh and fun approach, they bring the Bard's works to life in a way that resonates with contemporary audiences. Embark on a Shakespearean experience like never before. Best of all, like all performances at Miller Outdoor Theater, it's free!
AUGUST 12 - 13, 2023
Is there a better way to wind down the summer than with a reggae festival? Head to Hermann Square Park for the 5th Annual Houston Reggae Festival. There will be tons of fun activities, cultural opportunities and musical vibes, of course. This year the acclaimed festival will host national and local artists on three different stages! Some of the headliners include Mykal Rose, Eek-a-Mouse, Yemi Alade, Inna Vision and more. Tickets are available, so be sure to grab yours.
AUGUST 5, 2023
Calling all pizza lovers in Houston! Brace yourselves for the ultimate pizza extravaganza at the Houston Pizza Festival. Prepare to feast on a mind-blowing variety of pizzas crafted by the city's finest pizza masters. With unlimited slices, live music, and an electric atmosphere, this is the pizza party you won't want to miss.
Where To Stay
Maybe it was “Schitt’s Creek” or maybe it was needing a break from the norm, but there are some amazing boutique hotels and motels in Houston. For a great option that is close to The Heights, especially if you’re going to White Linen Night, head to the Heights House Hotel. Further, one of the best parts of the hotel is the amazing on-site pool along with the Space Cowboy Bar & Lounge.
If you’re coming looking to be close to the action at NRG, the Blossom Hotel is a great option. The hotel is minimalist with a lunar-inspired color palette, and plush textures, complemented by plenty of natural light. Plus, it’s pet friendly, has a rooftop pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Enjoy another boutique experience with a high-end feel.