Never again will you have to utter the words, “there is nothing going on in Houston”! Each week, we will bring you five swanky (and hand-picked) events that are sure to keep your social life in check. From art shows to culinary festivals, speakeasies, concerts, live performances, and pop-up shops, there is always something to do and to get into in H-town! Check out the fun things to do in Houston this week:

Texas Renaissance Festival (Through November 26th)

The Texas Renaissance Festival presents an enchanted world full of Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies, Knights, Nobles, Fairies, Elves, Pirates, Barbarians and other fanciful characters. Guests will be entertained by a vast assortment of daily performances, shopping at over 400 shoppes, live craftsmen demonstrations, and foods and drinks from all over the world. It’s definitely an event that will please every palate and quench every thirst.

Balloona Palooza Fall Fest (Friday-Sunday, November 3rd-5th)

The Balloona Palooza Fall Fest is bringing live entertainment and outdoor fun. There will be something for everybody from carnival rides, arts & crafts, a food zone, a hot air balloon night glow & music light show, and hot air balloon tethered rides. This fall event is a must for family fun.

Zombie Charge 5K Run (Saturday, November 4th)

Zombie Charge is the most authentic zombie-infested 5k mud run with obstacles, trails, mud, swamps and surprises! As a runner you have to strategically run the course and survive by avoiding the zombies charging after you trying to steal your flags. As a zombie, you have to grab the oncoming runners flags. Either way, your heart will be racing!

Snow Under the Big Top (Saturday, November 4th)

Wanna see and play with real snow without leaving the city? Well, Big Top Vintage Market is bringing real snow to Houston this year! So make your way to Preservation Park for a day of snow fun, shopping vintage market with over 150 vendors, and getting your eat on with food from some of the city’s food trucks! General admission to this event is free.

Greater Houston Food Truck Festival (Saturday, November 4th)

The Greater Houston Food Truck Festival promises to showcase the city’s culinary diversity along with some incredible musical talent! This kid-friendly event will have a little something for everyone. There will be food trucks of course, but also local vendors showcasing their products, water slides, ice cream, live music and much. Admission is free from 1-4pm with RSVP.

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