Events
May
19
CANCELLED: Movie Night: Coming to America
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Wednesday
8:30 PM
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and head to Market Square Park for a free outdoor screening of Coming to America (R). Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).

Lawn chairs and blankets are highly recommended. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Outside alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the park; however, beer and wine are sold at Niko Niko's on-site along with delicious Greek and American food.

May
22
Dream Big Downtown: The Main Event
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Saturday
4:00 PM
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Are you ready for a weekend full of art?! We're partnering up with UP Art Studio and Johnnie Walker for a weekend-long event called Big Walls Big Dreams. The event will feature a curated group of artists simultaneously painting 20+ large-scale murals inspired by big dreams of better times ahead. Along the way you'll find activations happening around town, with one of them taking place in right here in the Historic District!

On Saturday, May 22, international artist, Golden 305, along with pop-up chalk artists and panel muralists will head to Historic Market Square for a live mural painting on Preston and Main, while Johnnie Walker and DJ Gracie Chavez bring the drinks and jams!  

Come out and enjoy the fun — you don't want to miss this!

Sponsored by the Downtown District and a special thanks to Kenny and Dan Meyers (MC Management) and Majestic Metro!

May
27
Blanket Bingo
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Thursday
6:00 PM
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This popular park favorite is back! Join us for an exciting new season of Blanket Bingo, 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 (cash only) includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. Packets will go on sale at 6 PM and Bingo will begin at 7 PM.

This event has been known to sell out, so be sure to get to the park early to secure your chances.

Jun
11
Movie Night: Roman Holiday
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Friday
8:30 PM
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Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and head to Market Square Park for a free outdoor screening of Roman Holiday. Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Lawn chairs and blankets are highly recommended. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Outside alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the park; however, beer and wine are sold at Niko Niko's on-site along with delicious Greek and American food.

Jun
12
Road to River Revival Music Fest
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Saturday
6:00 PM
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Market Square Park counts down to the popular River Revival Music Festival with a new, FREE monthly concert series featuring live music from regional heavy hitters. Brought to you by Splice Records, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and the Downtown District, you’re guaranteed good music, good times and good vibes.

Featuring John Evans with Two Tons of Steel (opener). “Doors” open at 6 pm, live music begins at 7:30 pm.

John Evans is an award-winning producer and singer/songwriter who made a name for himself in the Houston music scene with the John Evans Band. His music has been featured in films and TV including Country Strong and Friday Night Lights. Don’t miss this eight-time Houston Press Award winner’s return to the stage at Market Square Park!

Two Tons of Steel is a San Antonio-based band that started rocking Texas stages as Dead Crickets. Together, Kevin Geil, Jake “Sidecar” Marchese, Will Owen-Gage and Rich Alcorta blend the best of musical worlds and push the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of country meets punk. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, family and friends for live music from this Texas ensemble!

Jun
17
Blanket Bingo
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Thursday
6:00 PM
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This popular park favorite is back! Join us for an exciting new season of Blanket Bingo, 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 (cash only) includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. Packets will go on sale at 6 PM and Bingo will begin at 7 PM.

This event has been known to sell out, so be sure to get to the park early to secure your chances.

Jun
23
Movie Night: Rear Window
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Wednesday
8:30 PM
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Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and head to Market Square Park for a free outdoor screening of Rear Window [PG]. The story of a recuperating news photographer who believes he has witnessed a murder. Confined to a wheelchair after an accident, he spends his time watching the occupants of neighboring apartments through a telephoto lens and binoculars and becomes convinced that a murder has taken place.

Lawn chairs and blankets are highly recommended. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Outside alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the park; however, beer and wine are sold at Niko Niko's on-site along with delicious Greek and American food.

Jul
9
Movie Night: Sabrina
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Friday
8:30 PM
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Forget about trekking to the theater for your movie fix and head to Market Square Park for a free outdoor screening of Sabrina. Chauffeur's daughter Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father's rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however their romance is threatened by David's serious older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), who runs the family business and is relying on David to marry an heiress in order for a crucial merger to take place.

Lawn chairs and blankets are highly recommended. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Outside alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the park; however, beer and wine are sold at Niko Niko's on-site along with delicious Greek and American food.

Jul
10
Road to River Revival Music Fest
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Saturday
6:00 PM
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Market Square Park counts down to the popular River Revival Music Festival with a new, FREE monthly concert series featuring live music from regional heavy hitters. Brought to you by Splice Records, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and the Downtown District, you’re guaranteed good music, good times and good vibes.

Featuring Greyhounds with Maggie Belle Band (opener). “Doors” open at 6 pm, live music begins at 7:30 pm. Special treats will be in store as we celebrate Splice Records Birthday!

Greyhounds features Andrew Trube on guitar and Anthony Farrell on the keys. The Austin-based duo delivers a unique sound that mixes R&B, soul, funk into a style that has been described as "Hall & Oates meets ZZ Top." Sing along to “What’s On Your Mind” and “Cuz I’m Here” when they hit the stage at Market Square Park!

Maggie Belle Band blends soul, R&B, funk and blues to create unique and dynamic music. Having toured the east coast, the NOLA-based group has become a staple at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Midcity Bayou Boogaloo Music Festival and the River Revival Festival. Their emotive sound consists of piano, bass, drums and horns backing a soulful frontwoman on vocals. Don’t miss their powerful performance at Market Square Park!

Jul
15
Blanket Bingo
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Thursday
6:00 PM
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This popular park favorite is back! Join us for an exciting new season of Blanket Bingo, 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 (cash only) includes one bingo packet (approx. 9 games). Additional games and daubers can be purchased for $1 each. Packets will go on sale at 6 PM and Bingo will begin at 7 PM.

This event has been known to sell out, so be sure to get to the park early to secure your chances.

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