Critical Mass is an informal bike group that meets the last Friday of every month to ride around the city, raise awareness and advocate for a bicycle-friendly urban environment. All bikes are welcome. criticalmasshouston.com
Bayou Bikers meet at Market Square Park on the first Sunday of the month for 25- to 40-mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston's waterways.
Get lucky this St. Patrick’s Day weekend with tons of Irish fun in Historic Market Square. Kick things off at the park with Stout Irish rock band, Blaggards. This Houston favorite will have you ready for a night of fun after their set of traditional Irish music mixed with a whole lot of rock’n’roll. Visit the neighborhoods eclectic bars and restaurants for drink specials on lots of your Irish favorites. Don’t forget to cruise over to Market on Main (7pm-2am) to explore evening’s food and vendor trucks.
Forget about trekking to the ‘burbs for your Alamo fix. Join us for a film under the stars as the Rolling Roadshow presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Join the as fun high school wise guy (Broderick) is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks. (PG-13) 1986, 103 min.
Join us on Saturday, April 9th for an evening of headlocks and hi-jinks with the wackiest wrestlers that you've ever seen. Described as being like the WWE but intentionally funny—and named “Best Comedy Show” by the Houston Press—DOOMSDAY WRESTLING has been entertaining Houston with its unique brand of over the top “comedywrestling” since 2003. And now the best little wrasslin’ show in Texas is set to bodyslam Market Square Park into submission! The evening will commence with a DJ set by Houston’s own, Wrestlers (how appropriate?) at Market Square Park. This event is ALL AGES. After the antics, grab a bite at one of the neighborhoods restaurants or check out the Market on Main (7pm-2am) for some of your food truck favorites.
For more about Doomsday Wrestling, visit www.doomsdaywrestling.com
6 pm - 9 pm
This popular park favorite it is back! Join us for the first Blanket Bingo event of the year, benefiting Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Partnership. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs or snag one of the tables at the park for a night of fun, music and great prizes! $10 admission includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each.
Kick off the Cinco de Mayo fun with a movie in the park! Join us Thursday, May 5 for ¡Three Amigos! (PG) presented by the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow. Bring your blankets and grab a spot on the lawn and watch as we see if three silent film stars (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short) mistaken for real heroes can find a way to live up to their reputation. After the film cruise the neighborhood bars and restaurants for specials on some of your favorite festive fare… tequila included! Still hungry? Check out Market on Main for some of your favorite food and vendor trucks.
10 am - 2 pm
Join Market Square Park, Neue Creative and Modular Dog, for Puppies for Breakfast – a unique outdoor festival, which brings all things dog-related to one place in Downtown Houston. This year’s event will include over 40 dog vendors, a costume contest, a mayor of Market Square contest, an area for our four-legged friends to play in, music and much more! A few of Houston’s best food trucks along with Niko Niko’s, will be on-site serving breakfast and lunch throughout the festival. The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested $5 donation to help a local dog rescue.