The Rodeo, Mardi Gras, Holi, crawfish season and more! Springtime is in our midst leaving the colder days behind. Embrace the blossoming flowers, sunlit brunches, and open-air happy hours while the temperature allows. Read on to discover 50 magnificent things to do in Houston this March.
1-4. Experience Magical Candlelight Concerts
Whether you’re looking for a beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this performance is for you. You don’t need to know all things Tchaikovsky to enjoy the evening, simply sit back and savor the stunning atmosphere and pieces you’ll hear.
Walk into one of Houston’s most exquisite buildings where the walls will be flickering by candlelight to create a magical atmosphere. Prepare to be taken into the clouds with some of the most treasured wintertime classics from Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and other master composers!
- Candlelight: Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop Favorites
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay
- Candlelight Gift Card
5. Do Dinner Inside The Lone Star Flight Museum
The Spot is a series of exclusive dinners in venues where dinner is usually not served—and, in some cases, where access to the public is limited. Unique settings like theaters, museums, remote landscapes, emblematic streets, aquariums and more are now accessible to dine in across the world, thanks to The Spot’s amazing experience. Looking to try something new? Get your tickets now for The Spot in Lone Star Flight Museum!
6. Get Your Tickets for Dinos Alive
Go back millions of years to a land ruled by giants! This immersive experience in Houston opening this March brings you face-to-face with the fearsome and spectacular dinosaurs that dominated the animal world for 140 million years. From the turkey-sized Velociraptors to the mighty T-rex, interact with life-sized, moving animatronics of a large variety of species, and see these magnificent creatures in their natural Jurassic habitat. Step into another world and learn something new in an experience that’s fun for the whole family!
7. Get your Tickets for Amy Winehouse: Jazz Under the Stars
Come on over to Skylawn at The Post in Houston for an evening of picturesque views and soul-stirring vibes as you witness a tribute to the iconic songstress Amy Winehouse. The expansive rooftop garden is the perfect setting to relax, cocktail in hand, and be transported back to the hits you love including Valerie, Me & Mr. Jones, and Back to Black. The twinkling Houston skyline backdrop is sure to be the icing on an unforgettable evening. Don’t miss out and get your tickets for Amy Winehouse: Jazz Under the Stars in Houston!
8. Pony Up at Rodeo Houston
It’s that time of the year, y’all. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is back at NRG park to host the most Texan event of the season. Read through to find out what to eat, drink, and do at the 2023 Houston Rodeo.
9. Go a Round at Tiger Woods’ New Popstroke Concept
Described as an “experiential golf and casual dining concept”, Popstroke is a concept of golfing legend, Tiger Woods, whose technologically-advanced putt putt facility, restaurant, and beer garden is now open at 23110 Grand Circle Boulevard in Katy.
10. Knock It Out of the Park at Home Run Dugout
If baseball weren’t big enough in Houston, the city will get its very own baseball-themed entertainment center this year. Austin-based Home Run Dugout is slated to open a standalone complex in Katy in mid March with batting bays, biergarden, dog park, full restaurant, and more.
11. Explore Memorial Park’s New Land Bridge and Prairie
The Land Bridge and Prairie is a 100-acre greenspace that features two distinct 35-foot-high hills that which creates a “natural” bridge over Memorial Drive. Its purpose is to re-unite the north and south sides of the park, promote regional biodiversity, and manage stormwater – all while creating a new community green space and giving visitors scenic views of the area.
12. Experience Eternity at this Breathtaking Infinity Room Exhibition
To describe the glimmering works of Yayoi Kusama as “iconic” almost sounds like a disservice. Nothing less than mesmerizing, her kaleidoscopic infinity rooms have enchanted the world over, leaving those who’ve entered breathless, and those who’ve seen them secondhand taken with envy.
Now, Houstonians can experience the indescribable as MFAH becomes the new home of Kusama’s Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity.
13. Let it Fly at Flight Club
Houstonians can get a taste of UK pub culture, but with a modern twist at British-based gaming pub, Flight Club, which is throwing itself into the Houston bar scene with its 21st century digitized dart boards, sharing boards, and bespoke cocktails.
14. Go To The Cinema in the Skyline
Located on the top of Whole Foods in BLVD Place in Uptown, Rooftop Cinema Club is an open-air theater that provides an atmosphere of what’s been called “social cinema”. Here viewers can choose to walk around and interact with the environment during the course of the movie.
Over the past couple years, the cinema has provided a one-of-a-kind viewing experience in Houston, screening everything from the latest blockbusters to cult classics, sing-a-longs, and more.
This March, the Houston club is elevating their viewing experience even further with the addition of a second screen.
15. Stargaze in Wonderment at the Twilight Epiphany Skyscape
The rise and setting of the sun are spectacles all on their own: captivating natural phenomena that imbue us with feelings of wonder, awe, and romance. At the James Turrells’ Twilight Epiphany installation, you’ll see the sky in entirely new colors.
16. Crush Crawfish
Yeah, we love the holidays, but when it comes to food it’s really hard to beat peak crawfish season in the Bayou City. If you’re not throwing a crawfish boil of your own, you can get your hands dirty – and belly full – at our 10 favorite crawfish joints in Houston.
17-18. Stop and Smell The Roses
While the city is more reminiscent of an urban jungle, there does lay lush pockets of flora manifested in parks, trails, and gardens. Discover Houston’s tiny pockets of Eden this season at these 10 gorgeous Houston gardens.
- Hermann Park in Houston is full of wonder. It’s home to a railroad, a zoo, an outdoor theater, and much more. Any one of these spots is worth a visit, but if peace of mind is what you’re looking for, take a stroll through their Japanese Garden.
19. Visit the Hidden Slice Of Mexico in East End
In this glorious city of ours, we’re proud of our widespread prevalence of Latin culture. The people, the art galleries, the celebrations, and of course, some of our all-time favorite restaurants. Old Town Harrisburg in Houston’s East End offers a Latin oasis featuring vibrant architecture, indoor and outdoor markets, weekend art fairs, and more!
20. Roll into this Mini-Golf Cocktail Bar
With 23,000-square-foot to play with, Puttery comprises four themed mini golf courses across two levels in addition to multiple bars. Despite it’s exciting design, Puttery aims to be recognized for its speciality cocktails and chef driven menu as much as it’s elegant putting courses. Whether you’re eating or playing, a delectable food and beverage program with shareable plates and craft cocktails aims to tempt people in regardless of whether they plan for some light competition or not.
21. See All The Movies
Fever has an incredible deal for you! Check out the listings and movie times of our participating AMC movie theatres in Houston, get your Fever ticket, and go have fun! Whether it’s a rainy afternoon or a special date night, AMC Theatres® has your tickets to all the best dramas, action flicks, and everything in between, with just a click of a button.
22. Enjoy Halal, Horses, and More at This Waterside Turkish Ranch Restaurant
Dinner and a movie is one thing, but how about dinner and a horseback riding? Nestled in the area of Rosharon just south of Houston, Water Stone Turkish Ranch is a one-of-a-kind dining destination that offers exquisite farm-to-table Turkish cuisine, overnight cabins, horseback riding, and much more.
23-27. Cozy Up at Houston’s Best Coffee Shops
Thankfully, there are plenty of coffee houses scattered about the city for residents to take refuge, re-energize, and maybe eat a scone or two.
- Rev up your mornings at the motorcycle and coffee garage.
- Secret Garden offers various international coffees with options in the form of Vietnamese, Greek Espresso, Greek Freddo Cappuccino, Turkish Coffee, and more.
- Husband-and-wife caffeine team, Manuel and Martha Gil, have recently opened Segundo Lab inside Ironworks near downtown, bringing rich, creative java flavors to the Second Ward.
28. Groove into this Funky New Speakeasy
Located at 310 Main St, Behind Closed Doors is an elevated new cocktail concept that comprises of multiple bars, including secret rooms, DJs, and all the vibes.
29. Knock Twice at This Historical Concert Venue and Tex Mex Cafe
Don’t let the locked doors turn you away. Just knock twice to get in to the Mexican restaurant and oldest live music venue in Houston. No, you don’t really have to knock twice – at least, not anymore.
30-33. Hit the Dive Scene
Houston thankfully has plenty of places to take shelter in a flurry of rain: whether to escape the weather, shoot a round of pool, grab a cheap beer, or to play a song on a jukebox, consult this list to discover where to go.
- An homage to small Texas town dives, specifically the town of Ezzell, EZ’s Liquor Lounge is a late-night vintage bar adorned in Americana relics, hand-crafted furniture, and glowing neon light.
- Those who leave up their festive decorations year round, like the people over at Grand Prize Bar, are complete freaking lunatics – and we love them for it.
- La Carafe Wine Bar is a historic haunt housed in a building that’s stood for over a century and remains to be the oldest in the city of Houston.
34. Share a Bottle of Wine at this Twinkly Courtyard
Find exquisite cocktails, shareable plates, and a breathtaking atmosphere at Simone on Sunset’s European-style courtyard and wine garden.
As stated in its name, Simone on Sunset is located on 2418 Sunset Blvd. Upon approach, the Rice Village hidden gem dazzles with a stunning display of patio lights. Suspended from the awning, spiraling up its trellises, and hovering over the courtyard, lights set the garden aglow with an intimate and effervescent ambiance.
35-42. Explore Houston’s Awesome Markets
Markets are surging in Houston these days. Recently, the city has been blessed with not one but two mixed-media markets, that which continue to host headlining musicians, art galleries, expositions, and excellent eateries.
- Railway Heights is now open on Washington with two stories of vibrant businesses, food stalls, local vendors, and an art gallery on the second floor.
- The former USPS warehouse as a new a cutting-edge, multi-purpose, multi-layered facility with a complete technical re-design, multiple double-helix staircases, a trio of skylit atriums, and a FIVE-ACRE ROOFTOP PARK.
- Lyric Market, owned and operated by Hospitality HQ, hones predominately on dining and chef-driven experiences.
- Ironworks, a 60,000-square-foot industrial building and development in East End has in the past few years transformed into a cultural hub using over 20 re-purposed shipping containers.
- Find Tik Tok-famous churros, dinosaurs, and insane street food at Sunny Flea Market.
- Open 365 days of the year, the Azteca Farmers Market is one of Houston’s premier farmers market. With stellar street eats, fresh produce, and over 50 vendors, Azteca gives visitors 13 acres of vibrant market space.
- The Houston Downtown Farmers Market opens this March with more accessible hours for downtown employees, residents, and visitors.
43-46. Eat Your Heart Out
Houston’s culinary scene is a vast, rich landscape populated with delicious eateries, scrumptious bakeries, and Tex-Mex as far as the eye can see.
- Whether it’s a classic Neapolitan-style Margherita, a traffic cone-sized slice, or some warped creation piled high with everything and the kitchen sink – we don’t discriminate when it comes to pizza. Any way you slice it, here’s 10 of the best pizza parlors in the Houston area!
- Not all buffets are created equal. When seeking out a local in which to stock up on calories to last you the winter hibernation, we recommend heading to one of our 10 favorite all-you-can-eat buffets in Houston.
- Whataburger, Taco Bell, McDonald’s – the usual suspects when it comes to late-night munchies. Sometimes, though, you got to broaden your horizons, especially when a glorious late-night food scene of delis, pizzerias, taquerias await in the city of Houston.
- Hot, cold, rain, or shine, ice cream is a good call on any day. Here’s the scoop on where to find the best ice cream in Houston
- Like breakfast tacos, kolaches are synonymous with breakfast in Texas. Savory, comfortable, portable – perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, or bought-by-the-dozen hangover cure. Unlike similar handheld breakfast staples such as donuts, bagels, and croissants, it’s not so easy finding kolaches outside of Texas. We’d probably travel more if you could, but for now, we’ll stay here in Houston with our favorite comfort breakfast food on the go.
47-49. Elevate Your Lifestyle at these Houston Rooftop Bars
Nothing quite says “living the highlife” like clinking glasses on a city rooftop. Touch the sky this season with a brunch, evening, or nightcap on the most jaw-dropping rooftops in Houston.
- Opened this December, Cielo XLIII offers a lavish new hangout in the sky with unparalleled, 360-degree views of the city from the tallest bar in the city Houston.
- The Coffee House at West End is now open at 802 Shepherd Dr., that is, a three-story coffee shop that features top-notch joe, a cozy interior, and a stunning rooftop with sweeping views of the Houston skyline.
- Located at 903 Hutchins Street, Tulum HTX is a multi-level, black-owned restaurant and bar features Caribbean cocktails, scratch-made Mexican dishes, and a rooftop patio to take it all in.
50. Live the Lime Life
The weather can’t make up its mind in Houston. Either it rains for two weeks straight, or its lays down triple-digit temperatures, bitter frigidness, or outdoor-cancelling humidity. Be it frozen or on the rocks, salty, bitter, or sweet, when searching for the tequila-infused taste of the season in Houston, here are the 10 margarita spots you have to check out.