The best things to do in Houston this weekend: July 1-3, 2022

‘Noir’ enters its final weekend at the Alley Theater | Photo: Lynn Lane; Courtesy of Alley Theater

Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with our 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, Friday July 1 through Sunday July 3, 2022.

Every weekend, Houston offers many events all over the city, but what are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of going out?

We’ve pared down our extensive weekend guide to bring you some of our favorite things to look forward to Friday through Sunday.

Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend guide or browse our calendar for even more events, activities and things to do this weekend.

The 15 best things to do in Houston this weekend: July 1-3, 2022

  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Daily – Versatile phenom Shohei Ohtani leads the Angels for a three-weekend streak at the juice box. $29 and up. Hours vary.
  • Thorn and Moon Magic Market at Raven Tower | friday july 1st – On the grounds of the White Oak Music Hall, this unique market features talented artists, authors and guests who are on hand while you shop for local artisan items including artwork, tarot cards, oddities and other mystical and occult products. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Rugby: United States Eagles vs. French Barbarians at Aveva Stadium | friday july 1st – International rugby comes to Houston as part of the USA Rugby Summer Series. $20 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Black at the Alley Theater | Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2 | Last weekend – Inspired by classic film noir, this world premiere musical is the story of a lonely man who begins to listen to the couple next door, drawn deeper into intrigue and deception. $28 and up. Hours vary.
  • The Houston Symphony Orchestra Presents Summer symphony evenings at Miller Outdoor Theater | friday july 1st & Saturday July 2 | FREE – The Symphony Orchestra continues a tradition that dates back more than 80 years, featuring local, national and international soloists and conductors with the first two evenings of unique programming this month. 8:30 p.m.
  • Hennything HTX at Aveva Stadium | Saturday July 2 – Returning for its fifth year, this special 4th of July weekend brings together vendors, food and culture to celebrate the beloved cognac. Plus, enjoy live music from Yung Bleu, Money Man, Trae Tha Truth and more. $30 and up. 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Indian neon DJ set at Axelrad | Saturday July 2 | FREE – Chillwave electronic pop band Neon Indian, Axelrad DJs plus live music from Bad Bongo and Seys. 5 p.m.
  • Lei on Luau Day at SpindleTap Brewery | Saturday July 2 – Celebrate the release of North Houston Brewery’s latest, Lei the Day, a collaboration with Maui Brewing Company, and enjoy a luau with live performers, Hawaiian food and more. $15; $35 for VIP. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Fleet Foxes at 713 Music Hall | Saturday July 2 – The indie folk quintet hits the Post Houston stage in support of their 2020 release, Shore. $39.50 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Vegan Vibez Summer Fest at Raven Tower | Sunday July 3 – Sample plant-based food and drink at this festival that also features crafts, roller-skating, DJ battles, artificial snow and more. $20. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Funk ‘n’ Soul with Commodores, Cameo, SOS Band and more at Smart Financial Center | Sunday July 3 – Funk and soul legends take the stage at Sugar Land for a star-studded evening of grooving hits from Commodores, Cameo, Zapp, SOS Band, Midnight Starr and Club Nouveau. $39.50 and up. 6 p.m.
  • Star Salute to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Sunday July 3 | FREE – Revel in patriotic music as the Houston Symphony Orchestra performs its annual star-studded salute in the woods. Pre-concert activities will kick off in the North and South plazas and will include free patriotic memorabilia, character photo ops, a special art project, petting zoo and more. 6:30 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Charlotte FC at PNC Stadium | Sunday July 3 – Enjoy discounts at 713 Night for the Dynamo, including $7 tickets, $1 hot dogs, and $3 beers. $7 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Jason Isbell and Unit 400 at 713 Music Hall | Sunday July 3 – The Grammy-winning American musician brings his band, Unit 400, to Post’s 713 Music Hall for an evening in support of Georgia Blue, the band’s latest album. $45 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Rick Ross at Rise Rooftop | Sunday July 3 – Boss Rick Ross makes an appearance on the 4th of July weekend, on stage at the Rise Rooftop in Midtown. $60 and up. 9:30 p.m.

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Lifelong Houstonian Justin Jerkins keeps tabs on all kinds of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as editor of 365 things to do in Houston.

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