Destination: Downtown

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Destination: Downtown

How Downtown Houston Went from Barren to Bustling

Decades of building new parks, sports arenas, bars and restaurants has transformed downtown into a place where Houstonians actually want to live, work and play.

06/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Summertime is here

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 31–June 2

Birthday parties, comedy, accordions, and more await.

05/31/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Smackdown

This Saturday, It's Doomsday at Market Square Park

Doomsday Wrestling brings its brand of over-the-top WWE antics to Market Square Park this weekend.

04/23/2019 By Holly Beretto

Lunar New Year

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 1–3

Super Beef Sunday, anyone?

02/01/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Santa, Baby!

All the Outdoor Holiday Events You Need to Know About

From Downtown to Bayou Bend, here's where Santa will be popping up.

11/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Top Picks!

What We're Up to This Weekend (Sept 22–25)

Houston Ballet's Madame Butterfly graces the Wortham Center, Alabama Shakes turn up The Woodlands and Blaffer Art Museum opens a new exhibit.

09/21/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Get Out

The HTX Bike Fest Takes Over Market Square Park This Saturday

The 4th annual festival brings together BMX racers, bike enthusiasts and beer.

09/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hot Ticket Tuesday

Golden Tickets of the Week: Aug 16–21

A Janis Joplin musical, bingo in the park, plus a SNL impressionist. Consider your weekend updated.

08/16/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Lawn Games

Get Out: Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park

The storms have passed, the sun is out, and Blanket Bingo is back on tonight.

04/27/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best of Houstonia

65 Winter Must-Do’s

Explore the Houston that’s been in hibernation or stay inside and make hot cocoa—it’s up to you, but we’ll help you make the most of these precious cool months.

11/29/2015 By Houstonia Staff

Hunker Down

Can These Chefs Make a Memorable Meal with Canned Tuna?

The 3rd annual Ready Houston Preparedness Kit Chef's Challenge pits professionals against emergency hurricane rations.

09/23/2015 By Sara Samora

#DTHTX

Take a Staycation: Hotel Icon

Downtown is rapidly transforming into an ultra hip place to hang—so why not stay awhile?

07/30/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 17-19

Blade Runner at Market Square Park, A Fistful of Soul, Mixers and Elixirs at HMNS and Nicki Minaj and Tanlines in concert

07/15/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Bayougraphy

Setting the Bar

A chat with Carolyn Wenglar, dowager queen of Houston nightlife.

04/25/2013 By John Lomax