Everything Fun to Do in Houston This Weekend

From lederhosen to leggings, we've got you covered.

If it’s not clear by the alarming number of lederhosen and mustaches popping up around town, Oktoberfest is in full swing. There are a bunch of ways to drink good beers and get in on some of that fun this weekend, but there are also awesome things like a Friday night whiskey fest, Saturday morning yoga session on the Skylawn, and charitable Sunday Supper. Here’s everything hot you need to do this weekend (which reminds us, we’ve got a hot sauce festival in the lineup, too!).

Friday, September 30
Arts District Houston
Whiskey enthusiasts now have Friday night plans as the WhiskyX experience takes over Silver Street Studios for the evening. Join to sip through a curated library of 60+ premium whiskey brands and cocktails, jam to a live concert by the Josh Abbott Band, and upgrade your night with cigars, VIP extras, and more. Doors open at 6 pm.
Cost: Tickets are $50 for GA and $100 for VIP.

Friday, September 30 Saturday, October 1
Pearland
BAKFISH Brewing Company kicks off the Music to My Beers extravaganza with a sip-and-stroll market, weenie dog racing, live music, and an Oktoberfest cook-off on Friday from 6 to 10 pm. On Saturday from 2 to 9 pm, attendees are invited to bring some lawn chairs, don lederhosen and dirndls, and party Oktoberfest style with a lineup of seasonal suds from regional breweries, live music and fun, and themed fare from local food trucks.
Cost: Admission is free and open to the public. Friday cookoff wristbands and Saturday brew hall tickets can be purchased on site.

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2
Warehouse District
The annual Oktoberfest celebration only got better when Houston’s oldest and finest brewer opened its beer garden, where the 2022 festivities will kick off on both Friday and Saturday. Head there for live polka, beer goggle races, Oktoberfest boots, and its full menu of suds and eats from 6 to 9 pm both nights. On Sunday from 1 to 4 pm, the ticketed Oktoberfest Classic Party will go down in Saint A’s German-style Beer Hall, featuring flowing taps, an Oktoberfest buffet, live music from Das Ist Lustig with Valina Polka, and the King and Queen of Oktoberfest Costume Contest.
Cost: Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public, with tickets (limited) for Sunday’s Oktoberfest Classic Party available for $65.

Score sake-paired omakase for World Sake Day

Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2
Montrose (& Galleria)
October 1—a.k.a. World Sake Day—marks the start of the annual rice harvest in Japan, paying tribute to the beloved fermented rice beverage and its contributions to Japanese culture. Both Uchi Houston and Uchiko Houston are getting down with the salute, rocking special omakase tastings this Friday through Sunday. Secure a rezy to explore the spectrum of sake with five half-glass pours paired with select dishes from each menu.
Cost: $50 for five courses.

Saturday, October 1
Downtown
Bring a yoga mat, towel, and most importantly your water for a free yoga sesh with Black Swan Yoga on the gorgeous Skylawn at Post Houston. The rooftop zen goes down at 11 am.
Cost: Free

H-Town on Tap
H-Town on Tap

Saturday, October 1
Buffalo Bayou Park
The H-Town on Tap Beer Fest is going down at Water Works Park at Buffalo Bayou Park, with the city skyline making a dope backdrop for a day of quality brews. Expect 100-plus beers from local and national breweries, including rare finds, alongside live bands, eats from local chefs, games and giveaways, photo ops, and more from 2 to 9 pm.
Cost: Tickets are $15 and include 8 beer samples.

Saturday, October 1
Downtown
Nationwide tasting sesh and market “Everybody's Favorite BBQ & Hot Sauce Festival” makes its way to Houston this weekend, firing up at Discovery Green starting at 5 pm. Come for the good eats, good music, and good times.
Cost: Tickets run $40-$75.

Sunday, October 2
Garden Oaks/Oak Forest
Sunday Press’ female chef-led Sunday Suppers are a choice way to end the weekend, combining both an epic dinner experience with an educational wellness component and charitable benefit, with funds raised for local-born nonprofit, I’ll Have What She’s Having, and its mission to improve health and support women's entrepreneurship in the food and beverage industry. This next pop-up will showcase a Vietnamese menu from Chef Linda Nguyen of Roostar and Chef Thy Mitchess of Traveler’s Table from 6 to 9 pm.
Cost: Tickets are $150.

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Brooke Viggiano is a Houston-based writer who suddenly has a ton of weekend plans. Follow her journeys on IG @brookiefafa or on Twitter @brookeviggiano.