As fall inches closer with the promise of cooler days, there is still plenty of excitement this September. Read on for our favorite ways to beat the heat as summer comes to a close in HTX...finally!

Party on the Plaza: Hispanic Heritage Month

SEPTEMBER 17, 2023

Spend the evening at Avenida's Plaza for a night of visual art, music, dance, and more, all paying homage to the contributions and achievements of Latinos and Hispanic Americans. This Party on the Plaza features samba and tango dancers but with the main event being Charlie Perez and his Latin caravan band. In between performances, watch a mural come to life as Guatemalan-born Gelson D. Lemus, aka w3r3on3, showcases his artistic talents.

Houston Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

SEPTEMBER 8 - 17, 2023

Step into the world of Shakespeare's classic comedy with the Houston Ballet's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Set to Mendelssohn's score, this ballet brings the whimsical tale to life through magical choreography and elaborate set design. 


Take me out to the ball game! There's so many choices for sporting events this September. The Astros are still swinging, the Texans kick-off their first regular season game, and the Dash and Dynamo are kicking it into high gear. 

Flutter: The Monarch Butterfly Project

SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

Bring the whole family out to discover the mesmerizing world of butterflies at the Houston Botanic Garden's special exhibit, "Flutter" in a whole new way! These immersive dance performances along with interactive butterfly sculptures tell the story of butterfly migration in a whole new way.

Houston Jazz Festival

SEPTEMBER 16, 2023

Experience the essence of jazz at the Houston Jazz Festival at Miller Outdoor Theater, where top-notch artists converge to celebrate the genre's rich heritage. This free event showcases soulful melodies and exceptional improvisation. Join fellow jazz enthusiasts for a memorable celebration of music and community - be sure to bring a blanket or chairs if you plan to sit on the lawn!

Lionel Richie + Earth, Wind, and Fire


Get ready for an electrifying show as two legends come together! Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire join for a captivating performance at Toyota Center. Secure your tickets to see these iconic artists!

Underground Sounds

SEPTEMBER 14 - 17, 2023

Immerse yourself in the most enchanting night of Underground Sounds hosted by Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Houston's iconic waterways, this event offers a unique fusion of live performances by emerging artists, ranging from indie sounds to experimental beats. Discover a harmonious blend of nature and melody, creating an unforgettable experience along the banks of Buffalo Bayou.

Museum of Illusions

The Houston Museum of Illusions is thrilled to present over 70 captivating illusions for your enjoyment. Regardless of your age or how far you must journey, these illusions are here to offer you a fresh outlook on the world that surrounds us. We invite you to visit the Domain and allow your mind to explore new forms of artistic expression.

Where to Stay

Hotel Icon

Authentic Texas charm meets contemporary luxury at Hotel Icon in the heart of downtown Houston. Plus, it’s proximal to a lot of our September events! This award-winning hotel boasts a storied past and glamorous present with an unforgettable guest experience. There are typically lots of special offers when you stay at Hotel Icon, including the Astros Home Game Package. This amazing package includes a buffet breakfast for two, complimentary snacks, two free beers at Line & Lariat, complimentary wireless internet, and complimentary car service to Minute Maid Park!

The Whitehall

The Whitehall is one of the most charming restaurants in Houston. The hotel shines with mid-century architecture, gracious Southern hospitality, and award-winning cuisine. Adorning the city’s skyline since 1963, The Whitehall delivers sophisticated Texas style with each and every experience.