October is upon us and that means cooler weather, festive celebrations, and candy corn. This month, Space City is getting into the spirit of autumn with events that truly bring in the season. From the Oktoberfest beers to Houston Ballet's Jubilee of Dance and Boo at the Boardwalk, you will never run out of things to do in Houston.
Here are five things to do in Houston this weekend.
Pearland's Music to My Beers Oktoberfest
The family-friendly outdoor event will feature live music from local performers like country artist Scotty Alexander, rock and roll group Grifters & Shils, and the sounds of Americana from Byrd Law. Guests can sample fall and Oktoberfest-themed craft beer from twelve Houston-area microbreweries including BAKFISH Brewing, Vallenson’s, Devil and the Deep, Backyard, and Duo Winery. Food trucks including Space City Spudz, and Nacho Don, will also be on-site with Oktoberfest-themed menus.
Music to My Beers: Oktoberfest at The Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway Street. Free admission. Saturday, October 2, from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. For additional details, visit Music to My Beers Fest.
The Houston Ballet Presents Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance
The Houston Ballet makes a joyous return to the Wortham Theater this weekend in honor of Margaret Alkek Williams, the iconic Houston philanthropist. The performance serves as the opening for the Houston Ballet, which features the on-stage premiere of Stanton Welch's In Good Company, as well as excerpts from Welch's Divergence, and a special tribute to Principal Dancer Melody Mennite as she celebrates her 20th anniversary with the Houston Ballet.
Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street. Saturday, October 2. Tickets start at $25. Times vary. For more information on the performance, visit Houston Ballet.
Boo on the Boardwalk at Kemah Boardwalk
Kick off the month of October with Boo on the Boardwalk at Kemah. Open for the entire month of October, Kemah will transform into festive fun for all, with haunted houses and trick or treating events for kids. Each weekend will feature spooky events on themed days一 Freaky Friday, Scary Saturday, and Spooky Sunday.
Nigeria Cultural Parade and Festival
Did you know Texas is home to the largest Nigerian population in the United States? This weekend, Houston's Nigerian community will gather to celebrate the cultural traditions of the West African country with a parade and festival. Attendees will be able to watch traditional dance performances and enjoy the Nigerian cuisine at the festival market.
Nigerian Cultural Parade, 1400 Clay Street. Admission is free. Saturday, October 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit nigeriaculturalparade.com.
Cars & Coffee for a Cause in The Woodlands
If you like your morning cup of joe with a need for speed, The Woodlands Car Club is the place to be this weekend. The car club is bringing its monthly Cars & Coffee for a Cause back to Market Street Sunday, starting this weekend. In addition to providing a great way to check out beautiful automobiles, the event also raises money for local charities as part of Market Street’s Change for Charity program.
Cars & Coffee for a Cause at Market Street in The Woodlands, 9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands. Sunday, October 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit Market Street's website.