Home to more than 2 million residents, Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city (#1 in the South but who’s counting …), is not short of local festivities this Memorial Day weekend. Whether you prefer concerts or sporting events, it’s time to pull out your jean shorts and T-shirts and say hello to sweet summertime. There’s plenty going on that doesn’t require an over-21 ID and will give you and your friends a great weekend to kickstart the summer.
1. Feel the Magic
Looking for something totally new? Check out magician Cody Prophet’s performance “Pure Magic: Reality vs. Perception” at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center of Houston (MATCH) at 7 p.m. A mind-altering genius, Cody Prophet could be the wow factor you’re seeking this holiday weekend. Go with your friends to watch the manipulator of magic and mind reading. Tickets range from $50 to $85 and snacks are available at the theatre. If you’re hungry post show, hit up nearby Tacos A Go Go with the crew . Open ’til 2 a.m., these nachos aren’t going anywhere.
2. Listen to Songz
For the hip hop fans, Trey Songz will be performing at Warehouse Live at 8 p.m. on Friday May 26. Tickets are $55 and doors open at 7 p.m., so get in line early so that you don’t miss any songs. If you need a refresher, hop on Spotify and check out his music — our personal faves are Bottoms Up (#throwback) and Na Na. Start or end the concert at Shake Shack (the literal GOAT), only a 10-minute walk away.
Friday – Sunday
3. Go See the ‘Stros
Nothing says summer like a baseball game on a warm night. The Astros are playing at home over Memorial Day weekend against the Orioles (Baltimore? Boooo): 7 p.m. on Friday, 6:15 p.m. on Saturday and 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. Friday night always closes with fireworks and fans will receive a ‘StroZone T-shirt. Show off that H-town pride and thrown an H in the air like you just don’t care with a foam hand in between snacks and cokes. Tickets range from $12 for the outfield to $95 for the dugout. If you go on Sunday, finish the afternoon with potato salad and juicy brisket at Jackson Street BBQ, a short walk from the field.
4. Zip Up (and Away)
For Memorial Day, the weather looks good with clear skies, so pack up the car, hop on the road and head to Cedar Creek for the Zip Lost Pines Memorial Day Splash and Bash, going on from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event is free and filled with food, various vendors, arts and crafts, face painting, water slides and more. You can zip the park’s line for a low holiday rate or hike the trails of McKinney Roughs Nature Park. If you do plan on zipping (the park offers six dual zip lines that cruise through shady pine trees and steep canyons), reservations are highly recommended so make sure you sign up in advance!
Wherever you end up, load up on sunscreen for that Texas sun, buckle up and put the phones away when you’re in the car, and most importantly HAVE FUN!