Hey Houston – welcome to a brand new week! We’re kicking things off with an all-new batch of things to do in Houston.
Our picks this week: two markets, a margarita melee, and a bodacious bike ride. Keep scrolling for the deets!
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Events This Weekend
1. First Saturday Arts Market
This long-time favorite meets outdoors every 1st and 3rd Sunday to celebrate Houston’s ever-expanding artistic scene.
Located in the Houston Heights, the First Saturday Arts Market attracts hundreds of art lovers each session, showcasing paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and handcrafted items.
Guests are free to enjoy live music, delicious food from local food trucks, with beer & wine for purchase.
Browse the work of over 30 individual art vendors! All are welcomed to this family-friendly event, so don’t hesitate to grab the kids & a few friends.
🗓 MAY 01 | 11AM–6PM
📍 540 W 19th St, Houston, Texas, 77008
2. Eat Up Houston
HTX Market’s latest food-forward market is a big hit with Houstonians! You too can join in on the fun every 1st and 3rd Sundays.
Experience Houston like you’ve never before – through food prepared by Houston’s small, local vendors! 10% of all food sales are donated directly to the vendors, so you can chow down knowing you’re helping out fellow Houstonians.
No worries – this market’s family-friendly & pup-friendly, so the whole gang can come along. Order in ahead from any one of their vendors and plan a “car picnic” – yum!
🗓 MAY 02 | 11AM–4PM
📍 1215 Pinemont Dr, Houston, Texas, 77018
3. Houston Margarita Madness
Get a headstart on your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with the biggest margarita festival to hit H-town!
Houston Margarita Madness has partnered with 6+ beloved Houston bars for a day (& night!) of margarita mania. You’ll be able to try any venue’s signature margarita’s as you travel to each bar throughout the night. Participating bars include: Axis Sports Bar, Velvet Taco, Clutch Bar, Sugar Room, Concrete Cowboy, Velvet Taco, and more!
Registered guests will have a chance to vote for the winner of the official 2021 Houston Margarita Madness Trophy! Be sure to use your private code you’ll receive upon registering to join in on the competition!
Not a fan of margaritas? No worries – many bars will offer $2 draft beers and food specials for those who want them!
Upon check-in, guests will receive a raffle ticket for their 3pm giveaway for Astro tickets, Rockets tickets, and cash prizes! This is a fun, all-day event for even the most experienced margarita connoisseur!
MAY 01 | 10AM–10PM
5701 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas, 77007
4. Craig Robinson @ Houston Improv
Comedy fans rejoice: Craig Robinson returns to Houston Improv this weekend for another round of performances!
Starting out a stand-up comic, Robinson first delighted fans as Darryl Philban in NBC’s “The Office” before starring in a series of comedy blockbusters like Knocked up, This is the End, and Hot Tub Time Machine. When not touring as a comedian, Robinson performs with his band “The Nasty Delicious.”
Expect another roaring set from Robinson and guests. This one’s not to be missed!
🗓 APR 30 | 7:30PM–9:30PM
📍 7620 Katy Freeway, Ste. 455, Houston, Texas, 77024
5. International Female Ride Day
Calling all biker babes! If you’ve never heard of International Female Ride Day, what better way to be introduced than with a ride with Republic Harley Davidson?
Start the day onsite at Republic Harley-Davidson in the morning, then it’s kickstands up! The official ride includes police escorts around the 610 Loop, then ends with a party on the plaza!
All bikes are welcome! Party guests will enjoy live music, food, vendors, prizes, and much more!
🗓 MAY 01-02 | 10PM–4:30AM
📍 4363 Sylvanfield Drive, Houston, Texas, 77014
Local Business Spotlight
Putting together your fishing trips with friends or fam is easier than ever with Captain Experiences!
Dubbed by the Houston Chronicle as “the Airbnb for fishing,” Captain Experiences makes it easy to locate, plan, and book your own fishing trip in less time and with less effort. You’ll start by selecting your destination, then customize your group size, species, and more. Not sure what fishing trip to book? Take a peek at their detailed trip overviews, complete with photos and videos of each trip.
For the utmost safety, each fishing trip is accompanied by one of Captain Experience’s 200 guides – all vetted by the company themselves. Each guest will be expected to contribute insurance documents and necessary licenses before booking their trip.
Saltwater and freshwater trips are available! And if you’re looking for a custom experience, the Captain Experiences team will work to help you find the right guide and location for your trip.
Based in Austin, this homegrown venture first launched in February 2019 and has since generated an incredible response. They now offer fishing trips for interested customers in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, the southern United States, and even international destinations like Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
Click through now to visit their site and learn more about booking your next fishing trip!
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