Houston's Fourth Final Four®

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Houston is thrilled to host the NCAA® Men’s Final Four® for the FOURTH time in 2023! As one of the most diverse cities in the United States, Houston is exploding with culture. A fantastic museum district, bustling zoo, historical sites galore, arguably the country’s best food scene and invigorating nightlife are just a few of the perks of being in H-Town. If you’re looking to kill some time, check out our guide to Downtown Hou.

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Killing Time 

Need to entertain yourself in between games? Houston will keep you busy. What was once Space City has become a destination business hub, culinary capital and a diverse scene of things to do. Check out some of our guides depending on who you have with you, what you want to do and just how busy you want to stay:

Getting Around Houston

There are lots of ways to get around Houston if you’re not the designated driver of the evening. Check them out here.

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Downtown Dining

If basketball makes you hungry, you’re in luck. Our award-winning restaurant scene ensures you’ll have a good meal when you’re here, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Check out our Perfect 24 Hours of Eating in Downtown guide to find a good spot for any time of day. Want something show-stopping? Check out one of our award-winning restaurants. For other must-try restaurants, food restriction guides and more, check out TasteHouston.com.


Don’t miss a second of the game driving Downtown looking for parking. Check out all the places to leave your wheels here.

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Come for the Basketball, Stay for the Fun

Whether you have tickets to a game or are just around to feel the energy of the event, Houston has plenty to offer locals and visitors alike during this exciting season.

March Madness Music Festival® Presented by AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola
Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 – Sunday, April 2, 2023   |    Location:  Discovery Green

Both local and big-name national acts hit the stage at this free, 3-day music festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday over Men’s Final Four Weekend! 

Reese's Men's Final Four Friday®
Date: Friday, March 31, 2023   |   Location: NRG Stadium

Filled with interactive activities and entertainment for fans of all ages, this free public event includes open team practices for the participating Men’s Final Four teams as well as the Reese’s NABC All-Star Game, featuring top senior student-athletes from around the country playing on the Men’s Final Four court. 

Men's Final Four Dribble® Presented by Buick
Date:   Sunday, April 2, 2023   |    Location: Downtown Houston

At the Dribble, thousands of youth ages 18 and under dribble a one-mile course with their very own basketball, outfitted in a branded t-shirt. The course takes children and their guardians from Houston City Hall to the Men’s Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One, which Dribble participants can access free of charge.

Houston Local Organizing Committee Final Four 4 Miler 
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023     |     Location: Hermann Square at Houston City Hall

Runners start at Hermann Square at Houston City Hall (900 Bagby Street) before heading out to Allen Parkway. They will end back at City Hall to finish the race. All participants will receive a commemorative Men’s Final Four 4 Miler t-shirt and complimentary entry to Men’s Final Four Fan Fest® presented by Capital One. Additionally, all runners who complete the course will receive a commemorative Men’s Final Four 4 Miler Finisher Medal.  30% of net profits from the Men’s Final Four 4 Miler will go to Girls on the Run Greater Houston Chapter. Register here.

Places to Stay?

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