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Free Houston Summer Concerts: Best Outdoor Music Festivals for Families

Mommy Poppins logo Mommy Poppins 6/19/2022 Rachael Cherry
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Summer wouldn't be summer without popsiclessplashpads, and live free outdoor concerts! Houston has a plethora of free outdoor music happening throughout the summer, giving you the chance to pull up a chair or stretch out on the lawn with family and friends and listen to some tunes while the sun sets. We've rounded up a variety of family-friendly free summer concerts that will have you and your kids dancing in your seats all summer long.

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Juneteenth: The Journey To Freedom at the Miller Theatre, photo courtesy of the theatre

Outdoor Summer Concerts in Houston for Kids

The Woodlands - FREE

Thursday, June 16

Everyone's favorite underwater princess is coming to not just one, but THREE big screens while the Houston Symphony plays the score live to the film. Plus, enjoy an ice cream social courtesy of Aramark before the show.  read more

Sugar Land - FREE

Friday, June 17

Spend your Friday nights with family, friends, food, music, and lots of fun. A variety of food trucks are on site for all of your food and beverage needs while you listen to different tunes being spun by a live DJ. read more

Sugar Land - FREE

Saturday, June 18

Bring out your blankets and lawn chairs to the Plaza for an evening of live music by the Texas Eagles, as they deliver an evening packed with the full Eagles experience. read more

Jersey Village - FREE

Sunday, June 19

Bring Dad out to Trader's Village for a special Father's Day Out car show and music spun by a live DJ. The Car Show is open to all fathers with all makes/models. read more

Museum District - FREE

Sunday. June 19

Celebrate Juneteenth as you watch this incredible performance about the history of African Americans on the Miller stage. Follow along from 1865 to the present with a collaboration of visuals, live music, narrations, and dance. read more

West University Place - FREE

Sunday, June 19

Treat Dad to a special Father's Day concert by the Houston Concert Band. read more

South Side - FREE

Tuesday, June 21

Journey around the world with the Houston Symphony as they play pieces from Sleeping BeautyCarmenRodeo, and more well-loved, multicultural pieces.  read more

North Houston - FREE

Thursday, June 23

Journey around the world with the Houston Symphony as they play pieces from Sleeping BeautyCarmenRodeo, and more well-loved, multicultural pieces.  read more

Northwest Houston - FREE

Friday, June 24

Journey around the world with the Houston Symphony as they play pieces from Sleeping BeautyCarmenRodeo, and more well-loved, multicultural pieces.  read more

Jersey Village - FREE

Sunday, June 26

Head to Trader's Village for the annual Pre-Colombian Rumba, which features a day of live music from Mango Punch, dancing, prizes, activities, and surprises for the whole family.  read more

The Woodlands - FREE

Sunday, July 3

Celebrate America's independence with family and friends at the annual Star Spangled Salute. This patriotic performance is dedicated to rejoicing and remembering what makes our country so great.  read more

Mont Belvieu - FREE

Monday, July 4

Enjoy an evening under the stars listening to live music with family and friends. Bring your pups (on leashes!) and your lawn chairs and get ready for an evening of family activities, food trucks, bounce houses, and more. read more

Museum District - FREE

Tuesday, July 12 through Friday, July 15

Express Children's Theatre brings four days of music and theatre fun to the stage at Miller. These performances span music, dance, performance poetry, imrpov, puppets, and more. Performances are a mix of both in person and virtual. read more

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Music Nite at Saengerfest Park photo courtesy of the Saengerfest Park facebook page

Summer-Long Outdoor Summer Concerts and Performance Series in Houston

Downtown - FREE

Every 1st Wednesday of the month

Head to the Grand Foyer of the Wortham Center on the first Wednesday of the month for a concert from DACAMERA while you enjoy lunch. The concert features chamber music and jazz and appeals to everyone from students to senior citizens. read more

Deer Park - FREE

Thursdays through Thursday, August 4

Kick back and relax on Thursday nights to a free concert in the park.  read more

The Woodlands - FREE

Thursdays through August 11 (excluding June 16, 23 and 30)

Enjoy live music from local and regional bands on Thursday evenings playing everything from classical rock and pop to Motown.  read more

Kemah - FREE

Thursdays through Thursday, August 11

The popular Rock the Dock Summer Concert Series is back! Kick back and relax as you listen to some of the hottest bands perform every Thursday on the Boardwalk.  read more

Conroe - FREE

Every 1st Thursday of the month

Pack up your blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic dinner and head to Heritage Park for an evening of live music outdoors with friends and family. The music starts at 7pm.  read more

Bellaire - FREE

Fridays through Friday, June 24

Spend Friday nights with the family listening to live music in the park and dining al fresco at Betsy's. read more

Pearland - FREE

Fridays through Friday, June 24

Every Friday in May head to Southdown Park and in June head to Independence Park for an evening of family-friendly live music and entertainment. read more

Friendswood - FREE

Fridays through Friday, June 24

Spend Friday evenings in the summer enjoying an evening of live music at the Stevenson Park Gazebo.   read more

West University Place - FREE

Fridays through Friday, July 1

Hang out by the pool and listen to live music at the Party on the Patio.  read more

The Woodlands - FREE

Saturdays through Saturday, June 25

Come out for FREE live music from local and regional musical performers at Waterway Square.  read more

Memorial - FREE

Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, June 25

Kick back and relax while enjoying live music in the plaza at CityCentre.  read more

Upper Kirby - FREE

Select Saturdays through Saturday, August 20

Join Young Audiences of Houston at Levy Park for live art experiences and interactive workshops and performances.  read more

Galveston - FREE

Every 2nd Saturday of the month

Enjoy an evening of live music at Saengerfest Park. read more

Spring - FREE

Sundays through Sunday, June 19

Enjoy a lovely winter evening with live music and order dinner to go from any one of City Place’s dining options including SwitcHouse Plates & Pours, Island Grill, Bread Zeppelin, and Common Bond Bistro & Bakery for a picnic on The Plaza. read more

Memorial - FREE

Sundays through Sunday, June 26

Kick back and relax while enjoying live music in the plaza at CityCentre.  read more

Kemah - FREE

Sundays through Sunday, July 31

Enjoy an evening outdoors with live tunes and entertainment featuring the best in Tejano music. read more

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