Houston is one of the most exciting cities in Texas, and there’s no better time than summer to hit the city. Whether you enjoy playing outdoors or checking out the art scene indoors, you’ll find plenty to do in and around Space City. Here are some great Houston activities to consider for summer.
You can also take the family to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which will be in town from July 9 to 26. The circus is held at Reliant Stadium and is designed to delight everyone in the family. The Downtown Aquarium also has a host of animal-centric summer events. Kids can even go to fun summer camps.
If you prefer musical entertainment, the Houston International Jazz Festival features some of the hottest acts today that will perform alongside some amazing jazz legends. Check out the festival schedule to find out about the performers you can see this year. Of course, country music fans are in for a real treat when Garth Brooks brings his summer tour, featuring wife Trisha Yearwood, to the city at the end of June.
Those who want to check out the city’s sports scene can attend one of many Houston Astros games this summer. If you want to get to know Houston itself from the ground up, check out the Heart of the Tunnel Walk. You’ll explore Houston’s underground tunnel system and check out the city from the 60th floor of the 1929 Chase Building.
Theater enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy during the Houston Shakespeare Festival. You can take a picnic to one of the free shows at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Check out the schedule for more information. If you’re free the last Sunday in August, check out Theater District Day for an exclusive peek at what happens behind the scenes of the city’s vibrant performing arts scene. You can take in even more Houston culture on the Art Houston art walk, an evening event that visits more than 30 galleries.
The Fiestas Patrias is the perfect way to round out your summer. This celebration of Mexico’s independence from Spain features ballet folklorico dancers, traditional Mexican bands and the crowning of Miss Fiestas Patrias.
There is no shortage of great activities in Houston this summer, so start planning early and invite some friends. You won’t want to miss all the summer fun!