Top 15 things to do in Houston: June 2022

Celebrate Space and Our Journey to Mars at the Moon2Mars Festival | Courtesy of Space Center Houston

Make the most of your month with our list of the 15 biggest and most notable festivals and events in Houston in June 2022.

The official start of summer is near, which means there’s plenty of summertime fun for kids, adults and the young at heart.

This month we celebrate June 19, Father’s Day and a month of Pride events culminating in the return of the 44th Annual Pride Celebration to Downtown.

Events are listed in chronological order by week and are not listed in order. Events that span multiple weeks are carried over to the following week, if applicable.

Top 15 festivals and events in Houston this month: June 2022

Week of Monday May 302022

The Big Show returns for another year at the Lawndale Art Center this month | Courtesy of Lawndale Art Center

Week of Monday June 62022

  • AsiaFest 2022 at the Asia Society Texas Center | Friday June 10 | FREE – Celebrate a decade of Asia Society Texas’ immersive cultural programming with an anniversary party featuring live performances, arts and crafts, food and treats, and more. Free, although theater performances are $10. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 5th Annual Black Restaurant Week Nosh Culinary Showcase at the George R. Brown Convention Center | friday june 10 – Returning for a fifth time, this culinary showcase brings you closer to the city’s top black chefs, caterers and bartenders who serve mouth-watering flavors from cuisines that span the African diaspora. Early bird tickets are $30; $65 for VIP with access to the lounge bar and more. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Machine Gun Kelly in concert at Toyota Center | friday june 10 – Houston is the second leg of the Mainstream Sellout Tour, the first arena tour for the multi-platinum rapper and pop rock singer, joined by Blackbear and Iann Dior. $29 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Moon2Mars Festival at Space Center Houston | From Friday 10 June to Sunday 12 June – For three days, the Space Center celebrates NASA’s Artemis program and the space technology we will need for the journey to Mars in the years to come. Drop by and enjoy food and drink, indoor and outdoor activities, and live performances by country artist Aaron Watson, singer-songwriter Katie Toupin, and indie rock bands American Authors and Shaed. $34.95 and up. Hours vary.
  • Summer Jam HTX 2022 at the SoHo Festival Grounds | Saturday June 11 – Head to South Houston for a summer gig featuring summer DJs and over two dozen rap artists, with Moneybagg Yo, Latto, Bun B, Lil Flip, Tay Money, and more. $85 and up. 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • A Bayou City Picnic: Adysen Malek at the Arboretum | Saturday June 11 – This special series of summer picnics gives you free Saint Arnold beers and your choice of sandwiches or charcuterie to enjoy when Adysen Malek performs a night of love songs in the breezy landscape of the Arboretum. $85 for 2; additional options available. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The ‘Absolute Equality’ mural is the site of a Galveston Juneteenth Jubilee | Courtesy of the Juneteenth Legacy Project

Week of Monday, June 13, 2022

  • Bourbon whiskey flight for Father’s Day at the Blossom Hotel Houston | From Monday June 13 to Father’s Day, Sunday June 19 – All week long, you can bring Pops to the brand new luxury hotel near the Museum Quarter for a flight of three Bourbons – Eagle Rare, Willet Bourbon and Bulleit Rye – plus a charcuterie board to pair. Father’s Day specials are also available for reservation. Flights are $32. Noon to 9 p.m.
  • Backstreet Boys in concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | tuesday june 14 – The Woodlands is home to the best-selling boy band of the 90s, Backstreet Boys, who amassed countless No. 1 hits and well over 100 million albums sold. $39 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • The Big Show 2022 at the Lawndale Art Center | Saturday June 18 | FREE – Featuring only artists performing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale, the Big Show returns to the Museum District, delivering one of Houston’s signature arts events of the year. On display until Saturday August 13. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • David Lee Murphy, with Texas Hill in concert at the Miller Outdoor Theater | Saturday June 18 | FREE — “Dust on the Bottle” country artist is coming to Houston on No postal code tour, joined by Texas Hill led by Craig Wayne Boyd. 8:30 p.m.
  • Jubilee from June 19 to Absolute equality Mural in Galveston | June 19, Sunday June 19 | FREE – At the site of Reginald C. Adams’ huge mural on The Strand, celebrate Juneteenth at the birthplace of the historic event itself, with music, shows, historical re-enactments and more. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The Pride Parade returns to downtown for its 44th celebration | Courtesy of Pride Houston

Week of Monday, June 20, 2022

  • Rainbow over the green at Discovery Green | Friday June 24 | FREE – Celebrate Pride Weekend at Downtown Park with award-winning drag queens, Houston powerhouse singer Christina Wells and the Kinsey Sicks, known as America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • An Evening with Vic DiBitetto at House of Blues | Saturday June 25 – The longtime comedian and actor has exploded on the pandemic with his YouTube videos where he delivers his grievances from the front seat of his car, and is now heading to House of Blues in Downtown for a live set. $25 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • 44th Annual Houston Pride Celebration at Houston City Hall | Saturday June 25 – Pride Houston’s flagship event returns for its 44th year, featuring a day-long festival at City Hall featuring DJs, vendor booths, a Family Fun Zone and Coi Leray headlining the concert stage. In addition, the festive parade that crowns the celebration from 7 p.m. Admission to the festival is $5; Parade viewing is free from several downtown locations. Noon to 10 p.m.

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