All the free fan festivities during NCAA Men's Final Four weekend in Houston
March Madness is coming to Houston, as H-Town hosts — for the fourth time — the NCAA Men's Final Four March 31-April 3.
Even if you're not a basketball fan, there are tons of reasons to get excited. From tailgates to music festivals, fun for all ages is on the schedule that weekend. Here's a quick rundown:
Men's Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One, March 31-April 3
George R. Brown Convention Center
Tip off your weekend with a trip to this sports wonderland of interactive games, special celebrity and athlete appearances, autograph signings, and much more. Knock it out of the park at Home Run Derby, participate in one of the free cheer clinics, or snap a selfie with the championship trophy. Don't have enough time to see and do everything in one day? Don’t worry, Men's Final Four Fan Fest is open all weekend.
Tickets are free for Capital One cardholders, Men's Final Four ticket holders, kids under $12, and more. Find all the ticket info here.
March Madness Music Festival, presented by AT&T, Capital One, and Coca-Cola, March 31-April 2
Join Lil Nas X, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Maggie Rogers, Little Big Town, MTS, Mickey Guyton, and more for a weekend of tunes. Tickets are free but must be registered for in advance, are non-transferrable, and don't guarantee re-entry.
While you're at the festival, go for a ride on the Capital One Ferris Wheel, sample Coca-Cola’s newest product line, Coca-Cola Move, and check out AT&T’s coolest products and technology. Don’t forget to buy some pizza at the Pizza Hut Mobile Kitchen and pick up Men’s Final Four swag at the NCAA Official Team Store.
Men's Final Four Tip-Off Tailgate presented by Nissan, March 31, April 1, and April 3
NRG Stadium Blue Lot
Got tickets for the Semifinal and National Championship games? Then stop by here on your way to NRG Stadium for free team pep rallies, musical performances, basketball-themed games, and plenty of food and beverages.
Reese’s Men’s Final Four Friday, March 31
Filled with interactive activities and entertainment for fans of all ages, this free public event on March 31 includes open team practices for the participating Men’s Final Four teams as well as the Reese’s NABC All-Star Game, featuring top senior student-athletes from around the country playing on the Men’s Final Four court.
It’s an incredible opportunity to see the teams and players up close and be in the venue that will host the Semifinal and Championship games.
Houston LOC Men's Final Four 4-Miler, April 1
Hermann Square at City Hall
Run, walk, or jog your way through Houston on a certified four-mile course to celebrate the biggest weekend in college basketball. Participants will receive a medal, T-shirt, and free ticket to Men’s Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One, plus enjoy a great finish line atmosphere.
The race's nonprofit beneficiary is Girls on the Run Greater Houston, which reaches girls at a critical stage in life – strengthening their confidence and underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health.
Men's Final Four Dribble presented by Buick, April 2
Hermann Square at City Hall
Thousands of youth ages 18 and under dribble a one-mile course with their very own, one-of-a-kind NCAA Men's Final Four Dribble Wilson basketball, outfitted in a branded T-shirt. The course takes children and their guardians from Houston City Hall to the Men’s Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One, which Dribble participants can access free of charge.
See all the Final Four festivities here, and get ready for a weekend to remember.