When it comes to a hectic workweek, making it to Friday as a Houstonian means a weekend of wanderlust because we do indeed live in an eventual town. With so much going on, you can pack your weekend with foodie events that’ll leave you satisfied such as Beats & Eats in Midtown Park, the La Crema Winery experience or Turkey Leg Hut’s second annual block party and festival.
For the artsy enthusiast, the Bayou City Arts Festival is the place to be all weekend. And, don’t forget to close out your weekend with the Women’s History Market at the pop-up exhibit Museum for Black Girls.
We’ve rounded up five fun things to do in Houston this weekend:
Beats & Eats
Midtown Park is hosting something for the adults this weekend. The park will hold a live musical performance from local band Mango Punch, plus you can grab a bite to eat from popular street food restaurant Homies.
Midtown Park, 2811 Travis St. Friday, March 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. More information here.
Bayou City Arts Festival
Prepare to get artsy this weekend with the return of the Bayou City Arts Festival in Memorial Park. This year marks the annual celebration’s 50th anniversary, and the feat will be commemorated by art in ways that you’ve never seen before. The three-day festival will spotlight mixed-media artist Daryl Thetford, plus 300 artists from across the country, and patrons can personally meet artists, view original work and purchase artwork from 19 art disciplines, including world-class paintings, prints, jewelry and sculptures.
Memorial Park, 6501 Memorial Drive. Friday, March 25, through Sunday, March 27. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $7 for children. More information and tickets here.
Women’s History Market
We’re celebrating women’s history all month long, and this weekend, local brand Wins For Black Girls has partnered with the Houston Museum for Black Girls to host a pop-up shopping experience on Sunday. The market will feature more than 20 women-owned brands at Uptown Park in the Galleria area.
Museum for Black Girls, 1141 Uptown Park Blvd. Sunday, March 27. Tickets start at $10. More information and tickets here.
The La Crema Experience
Wine connoisseurs, it’s your time to shine. At the Bayou City Arts Festival this weekend is the La Crema Experience. The winery is bringing tastes of the Sonoma wine country to the Bayou City with its pop-up salon at the festival. Taste the acclaimed wines like pinot noir and chardonnay, and learn more about the meticulous wine practices.
La Crema Experience at the Bayou City Arts Festival in Memorial Park, 6501 Memorial Drive. Friday, March 25, through Sunday, March 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. More information here.
Turkey Leg Hut’s Annual Festival & Block Party
Third Ward mainstay Turkey Leg Hut will host its second annual festival and block party this weekend. The free block party runs along Almeda Road between Wichita and Arbor streets, and guests can expect live music from Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws, crawfish boils, kid-friendly activities, and you can’t forget those juicy stuffed turkey legs.
Turkey Leg Hut, 4830 Almeda Road. Runs along Almeda between Wichita and Arbor streets, Sunday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. More information here.