The Final Four in Houston: Four Things To Know

The Final Four Fan Fest is coming back to Houston, and you’re not going to want to miss it! Hosted by big names like Capital One, Reese’s, and Nissan, the event-filled weekend of March 31st to April 3rd on Monday includes opportunities for all ages to enjoy for the Final Four in Houston. Whether it’s the sports, the music, the competition, or the party, we’ve got all the details you’re looking for when traveling down to H-Town.

Four Things To Know for the Final Four in Houston

We’ve gathered the essential information you need for your trip to the city, from parking, dining, and the itinerary for the exciting weekend ahead:

The Final Four Events 

This year’s event lineup is sprawled all over Houston. Events for kids, runners, sports fans, and music fans, and party people were organized by the Houston Local Organizing Committee, providing Houstonians and visitors for an unforgettable experience.

  1. Men’s Final Four Fest at George R. Brown Convention Center (3/31 – 4/3)
  2. March Madness Music Festival at Discovery Green (3/31 – 4/2)
  3. Reese’s Men’s Final Four Friday at NRG Stadium (3/31)
  4. Men’s Final Four Dribble in Downtown Houston (4/2)
  5. Men’s Final Four Tip Off Tailgate in NRG Park – Blue Lot (3/31 – 4/1 & 4/3)
  6. Houston Local Organizing Committee Final Four 4 Miler at Hermann Square Houston City Hall (4/1)

We’ve linked you to their pages to register for tickets for certain events and read up on the event details. More information and a full overview can be found on the Final Four Houston Event Page.

The Final Four Houston’s Website

The Games

For those of y’all that want to go to the big games themselves, the Final Four will take place Saturday April 1st and the championship game will be April 3rd – both at Reliant Stadium. 

Texas Southern University will also host the HBCU All-Star Game comprised of the top 24 players from HBCUs across the nation making up the two rosters for the contest. The game is set for Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. CST in the H&PE Arena and airs live on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream on Paramount+.

Getting Around Houston

With the crowds gathering and events hosted in the city, the Final Four in Houston means road closures and hectic parking, but we’re here to save you.

Parking

Parking is available at multiple paid lot and garage locations in Houston’s Theater District for 24/7 access and credit card only payments. If preferred, you can even reserve your parking at with ParkMobile and ParkWhiz at available locations in the area, and parking payment can be made with the ParkHouston app. These parking locations include Rusk Street, Walker, and Texas at Bagby and Capitol, Louisiana, Texas, and Pairie at Smith. Flat Rates start at $15.

For the parking map and more information, check out Houston’s Theater District Parking Page for the Final Four in Houston.

Free Rides

Metro Houston’s MetroRail is allowing passengers to ride for free from 3/31 – 4/3. Consider leaving the car to save gas, parking lookouts, and traffic!

Street Closures

Houston is closing down major streets for crowds and event coordination. The following roads won’t be available for the weekend:

  1. McKinney (LaBranch & Crawford)
  2. LaBranch (LaBranch & McKinney)
  3. Lamar (LaBranch & Crawford)
  4. Avenida de las Americas to George R. Brown Convention Center (2 Lanes)

Taxi and Ride Share Locations are also available with more details on Parking at the Houston Theater District’s Parking page. 

Dining with Style

With Houston’s rich diversity and culture, it’s important you know the best places around the area to grab a bite for the city’s biggest weekend yet. Downtown Houston’s Page details an extensive list of the best restaurants near event venues, with restaurant hours included. Some of the best restaurants for the Final Four in Houston are The Rustic, XOCHI, MKT Bar, Finn Hall, Pizza Zquare, Your Pie, Seaside Poke, Underground Hall, Little Dipper Lounge, Angel Share, Figo Sugo, and many more. Keep in mind that some of these restaurants have extended hours for the weekend, so use this information wisely to get the most out of your Houston visit! 

We’ve got selections of our own! Choose from Steakhouses, Pizza Places, or our Top Restaurants on our Texas Tasty Houston pages and try our picks this weekend for the Final Four in Houston.

Around Town

Make the most out of your visit by visiting other city attractions. Some of the most popular spots in Houston include the Houston Zoo, the Houston Botanic Garden, the Natural Museum of Science and Museum of Art, the Galleria and Memorial City Malls, and the Buffalo Bayou and Sam Houston Parks. For more locations you’ll definitely want to visit with family and friends, check out the Final Four in Houston’s Attractions Page.

Conclusion

All set for the big H-Town weekend? The city’s ready for you, friends, and family to enjoy the Final Four! From culture, fan spirit, and community alike, the 4th annual Final Four is here to deliver, and we’ll be there to share the each events best moments; follow us on Instagram for upcoming news around Houston and other hot spots around Texas!

Eva Rogers

A Texan through and through, her passion for the Lone Star State is evident in every word she writes.Hailing from the vast plains of West Texas, Eva has a deep appreciation for the unique blend of tradition and innovation that defines the Texan spirit. Eva crafts articles that celebrate the diverse tapestry of Texas, from its bustling urban centers to its serene rural landscapes.