There's a good chance of rain this weekend so you might need an umbrella, but you can leave your wallet at home to take advantage of these freebies.
If you like frozen yogurt you'll want to root for the Houston Rockets. That's because Menchie's Houston locations are giving away a free 6 ounce cup of frozen yogurt the day after every Rockets' win this season. The next game is Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Head to Discovery Green for the Houston Creole Festival Saturday. The fun starts with a Mardi Gras parade at 8 a.m. at Bell & Chenevert Streets, that winds its way through downtown to the park.
While you're there, pick up a free bicycle helmet for your child. The Justice for Children Foundation and the Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry Law Firm will be fitting kids ages four through 14 for free helmets at the festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Take the whole family for Rice University's Shepherd Society Family concert featuring the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Alice Pratt Brown Hall.
The kids may not like this one as much, but moms and dads will. The Houston Fire Department and the Care Van Program will be offering free flu shots for children with no health insurance Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Val Jahnke Training Facility at 8030 Braniff near Hobby Airport.