4 fun, free things to do around Houston

HOUSTON – Here are some fun, free things going on this weekend.

Owl Fest 2019

Owl Fest 2019 is Saturday at Rice Stadium. At 11 a.m., the football team will have an open scrimmage. There will be autograph sessions with the soccer, volleyball and football teams, a photo booth, an Owls Kids’ Zone and fun and games for the whole family.

Sandcastles in Galveston

Head to Galveston's Stewart Beach Sunday for a good old-fashioned beach challenge. There will be a variety of obstacles and life-size games, including Connect Four, Battleship and bean bags.
Bring your sunscreen. The fun begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m.

Sugar Land Superstar 

Take the whole family to enjoy the music of several new artists competing for the coveted title of 2019 Sugar Land superstar. The finale is Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 at Sugar Land Town Square, right in front of city hall.

Ice Cream at Lazybrook Baptist Church

Cool off with some homemade ice cream at Lazybrook Baptist Church Sunday at 6 p.m. Teams are making the ice cream, and you can sample their creations. There will be prizes for the best teams.

Editor's note: An event at Armand Bayou Nature Center was initially listed as being free to the public, but the center said they are no longer offering free events. This article has been edited to reflect the change.