You know what is terrible? Saving a bunch of money to do something expensive, it ending up not being as fun as you thought, and also you’re really sweaty from the mid-summer Texas heat. So what’s the solution? Go to cheaper events. And guess what? They’re just as fun, if not more so because you saved so much money.

So skip the Astros game, the arena concert, and all the other giant expenses. Try these out instead.

Houston Fajita Fest

Last year was the first ever Houston Fajita Fest and it was so popular, it’s back again this year. Admission is only $10 and from there you can binge on all the best fajitas from Tex-Mex legends, and binge drink responsibly some great tequila cocktails.

July 22, 2017 | HTX Sports Creek | More info

Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare in the park is a quintessential summer activity and the Houston edition is not to be missed. This year, the productions will be Twelfth Night and Richard III.

Starting July 28, 2017 | Miller Outdoor Theatre | More info

Free Movies

Free movies abound in the summer, but this one in particular stood out. Because of dinosaurs. And Chris Pratt, I guess. Although other Chris stocks are hotter right now…

July 21, 2017 | GreenStreet | More info

Salsa Lessons

Got two left feet? Realize that random body wiggling on the dance floor isn’t really impressing anyone? Want to channel your inner Antonio Banderas? Sounds like you could use a free salsa lesson. Taught by pros from the Texas Salsa Congress, by the end of the night, you’ll be at least a little less embarrassing.

Every Friday Night | Downtown Aquarium | More info

Sugar Land Skeeters

Okay, so going to major league parks might be a bit expensive (especially this year with the Astros doing so well), but if you still have that baseball itch, check out the Sugar Land Skeeters, the nearby independent league team. Also, take if from this obsessive baseball fan, the Skeeters’ league has the best baseball you’ll see outside of affiliated ball.

Check remaining schedule | Constellation Field | More info


Of course, we’re a music publication, so here are some of the best shows. Individually, you might burn a hole in your pocket seeing them, but with Jukely, you could see all of them and more for one price!

Upcoming Concerts

Mr Eazi | July 21, 2017 | Warehouse Live | 9 PM | All ages
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The Rocket Summer | July 22, 2017 | Warehouse Live | 7:30 PM | All ages
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DJ Shadow | July 23, 2017 | House of Blues | 8 PM | 18+
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Strangelove | July 27, 2017 | House of Blues | 8 PM | All ages
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Weezhur | July 28, 2017 | House of Blues | 8 PM | All ages
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Babyboy | July 29, 2017 | Warehouse Live | 8:30 PM | 18+
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Go out tonight, and any night. Jukely is a concert subscription that gives members guestlist access to hundreds of music events – for one price. Whenever you want to go out, you’ll always have something to do. Learn more and sign up at