Houston Attractions

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Popular categories of things that are happening this weekend.

Indoor attractions
Free movies/ films
Houston tours
Houston festivals
Free Events

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Some of the best things to do in Houston Texas this weekend are free and we have taken the time to put them together for you in this easy to read list.

Indoors Attractions In Houston

Houston Aquarium
Shark Month - Education booths, shark crafts and activities all month.
Latin Beats - Every Friday Night! Learn to salsa dance and listen to great music!
* 30th & 31st Shark Weekend - Learn all about sharks! Education booth, crafts & activities, live entertainment.
* 31st - Bridal Open House - Call 713-315-5168 for details.

Moody Gardens
Vist thier Events calender

Spacecenter Houston
Enjoy a guided tour of NASA , see real space-flown vehicles and explored the inner workings of the Pepsi Martian Matrix and much, much more

Schlitterbahn Waterparks
Water slides, endless rivers, uphill water coasters, waves for surfing, splashing and relaxing, plus kid-friendly water playgrounds.

Funplex, Houston
Bowling, Skating, Go-Karts, and Two Story Playport for the kids.
The tots can also enjoy the Ferris Wheel, Rio Grande Train, Airplanes, Lady Bugs and Bumper Cars.

Houston Festivals

Green Arts Festival
The city’s first festival of its kind will take place on July 9, 2011. GREEN artisans from around the state will be on hand to sell, collaborate, free trade and educate the local community about choosing sustainable/ green options.
The highlight of the day is Flor Y Canto sustainable green theater.

Haak Winery Harvest Festival!
The charming winery in Santa Fe, 25 miles south of Houston begins its annual harvest this weekend at 8:00 am. Bring a pruning knife, if you have one. Everyone is welcome to participate in harvesting the grapes. Dressing appropriately for the occasion includes sunscreen, hats, mosquito repellent, first aid for bites.

Complementary coffee, juice and assorted warm muffins will be served in the morning. Door Prizes will be given to pickers only. For each bin of grapes picked, a door prize ticket will be given. The more grapes you pick, the better your chances of winning a door prize.

Galveston ArtWalk
20 July
Better than a street festival, on Saturday night in the heart of the historic district every six weeks. ArtWalk takes place. It’s held in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls," restaurants and retail stores, for example.

Each exhibits art and welcomes viewers with open doors and promotes visual art and artists, by offering alternative places to see and learn about art.

Free Movies

Alamo Draft House
Monday - Friday 11:00 am

Beat the heat this summer with the best family friendly movies around! All films are free and all ages are welcome!

Domy Books
9 July
Visual Vitriol: David A. Ensminger.
Topics related to the film and book will be discussed with photographer Ben DeSoto and the author. Things get started around 7 and should last till 9pm.

Glassell School of Art
July 12, 14, 19, & 21

The free film series begins with a lecture with curator Gerald O'Grady july 12th. They showcase original footage of how television brought the struggle for civil rights into the livingrooms of everyday Americans in the 1960's. A series of films will be shown that document injustices against African Americans in the segregated South and their quest for equality.

Jung Center
July 29-July 30, 2011
Departures: Healing and Homecoming Through Acceptance and Relationship. Jungian analyst Diana Heritage presents a workshop and free film screening exploring the ways that unexpected events can spark questions about the meaning of our experience.

Free Events

Children's Hilltop Theatre Festival
Miller Outdoor Theatre
July 18 11 a.m. - noon

A comical look at a stage adaptation of the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

Houston Tours

Kayak trip down Buffalo Bayou
9am-1pm Paddle from I-610 and Woodway going east to downtown’s Sabine Promenade
Meet at the parking lot of the Woodway Boat Launch (just west of I-610)
Shuttles will be provided to take paddlers back to the parking area.

Note: Maximum capacity is 20. Reservations required..
Cost: $ 60/person; includes kayak rental, paddles, shuttles, & guided tour

Places to visit In Houston

Buffalo Bayou
Canoe and Kayak Rental:
ACK 713.660.7000
Houston Rowing Club 281.532.1518
North Lake Conroe Paddling Co. (kayak’s only) 936.203.2697
REI 713.353.2582
Southwest PaddleSports 281.292.5600
Shuttle Service:
Bayou Shuttle 713.538.7433
The Wave 713.863.9283
Bike Rental:
West End Bicycles 713-861-2271

Texas Nature Challenge

A summer long adventure to get families and kids outdoors by visiting as many participating parks and nature areas in Texas as they can this summer.

Each site has activities designed for family fun and nature exploration. Prizes for participants will be awarded at the closing ceremonies

All materials must be turned in by 11 AM on August 13th so that voting can be completed by Noon

Each site has activities designed for family fun and nature exploration. Prizes for participants will be awarded at the closing ceremonies

These are just some of the incredible things Houston couples can do this weekend in the city. We tried to include plenty of free events in Houston for this weekends June 2011 wrap-up.

Don’t forget to check out the Midtownlive calender for more cool stuff to do.

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