Summer in Houston is HOT. As a matter of fact, the average high in the summer starts at 90 degrees in June and reaches 93 by August. That’s right, the average. You can expect about a week to 10 days of rain in each of the summer months. You can always make the most of the Texas summer heat by finding a pool or other water body to cool off in! Check out some of our suggestions for enjoying your summer in Houston.

Attend Events this Summer In Houston

Summer in Houston is a busy time of year! There are lots of events happening all season long. These are some that you can add to your calendar.

Free Press Summer Fest

This is a large, two-day music festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park at the beginning of June. It attracts big crowds and famous names.

Listen to the Symphony

Throughout the summer, the Houston Symphony performs a free community concert series all over town. Check out the schedule here.

Free Performances at Miller Outdoor Theater

Bring a blanket and some picnic gear for free shows by Theatre Under the Stars. You can also enjoy concerts, shows, and other community events at Discovery Green.

Free Museum Days

In addition to some of the Houston museums that are always free, the Museum District features free Thursdays throughout the summer at different times of the day. Bonus: this is an air-conditioned activity!

Cool Off With a Beach or Waterpark Trip

Embrace the warm weather with a nice trip to the beach or waterpark! There are several beaches and waterparks not far from the city. Just a short road trip away, you can try:

Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Cool Down with Sweet Treats

As a foodie haven, Houston offers lots of options for tasty treats that will help you beat the heat. These are some of our favorite things to eat when it’s hot outside.

  1. Snowflake ice from Nu Cafe
  2. Hopdoddy milkshakes — Nutella and chocolate pretzel, anyone?
  3. Margaritas from El Big Bad
  4. Ice cream cookie sandwiches from the Smoosh food truck
  5. Gelazzi spumoni gelato
  6. Frozen shandy from D&T Drive Inn
  7. The Flat in Montrose’s frozen mojito

This is just a small sample of what you can enjoy in the summer in Houston.

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