Events and activities in Houston during Super Bowl week 2017

The NCAA selected the City of Shenandoah as the championship site for NCAA Division III football and golf, officials announced April 18.

The NCAA selected the City of Shenandoah as the championship site for NCAA Division III football and golf, officials announced April 18.

Houston will host an array of events related to the Super Bowl, including fundraisers, celebrity functions and concerts.

Our list includes some of the highlights of activities around central Houston. For more entertainment ideas, see our full guide of where to eat, visit and shop in Houston, plus how to avoid traffic delays.

Super Bowl LIVE
Jan. 28-Feb. 5
Discovery Green hosts this free nine-day festival boasting local live music performances, interactive games, exhibits and food. The event’s signature attraction, “Future Flight,” is a thrill ride that uses virtual reality to take participants on a simulated trip to Mars and back. Hours vary. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. 713-400-7336. www.discoverygreen.com/superbowllive

NFL Experience Driven by Genesis
Jan. 28-Feb. 5
This pro football interactive theme park takes place during the nine days leading up to Super Bowl LI and includes interactive games, youth football clinics, merchandise from the NFL Shop and player autograph sessions. Hours vary. $25-$35. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston. 713-853-8000. www.housuperbowl.com

Pro Football Hall of Fame Viewing Party
Feb. 2
The NFL Players Association's Former Players of Houston will host a charity viewing party at the Grid Iron Glory Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit at The University Museum at Texas Southern University. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for TSU students and the Huddle Up Foundation of Houston. 6-9 p.m. $50. 3100 Cleburne St., Houston. 832-563-4247. www.huddleuphouston.com


Houston Power Party
Feb. 2
This inaugural event takes place inside the Houston Museum of Natural Science and gives attendees special access to one-of-a-kind exhibits, while featuring interactive areas, celebrity appearances, theatrical lighting and concert level sound. The party is hosted by Houston City Council Member Larry Green, the Santana Dotson Foundation and the Moran Norris Foundation. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $100-$200. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Herman Park Drive, Houston. www.houstonpowerparty.com

Club Nomadic
Feb. 2-4
Traveling entertainment venue Club Nomadic sets up shop in Houston for several days to host a series of live performances leading up to Super Bowl LI.
The lineup includes:

  • Feb. 2: The EA Sports Bowl with Sam Hunt and The Chainsmokers

  • Feb. 3: Bruno Mars presented by Pepsico

  • Feb. 4: DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night with Taylor Swift


9 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Club Nomadic, 2121 Edwards St., Houston. www.clubnomadic.com

Taste of the NFL is one of dozens of Super Bowl-related events taking place through this weekend. Taste of the NFL is one of dozens of Super Bowl-related events taking place through this weekend.[/caption]

Bud Lite "Luv Ya Blue" Houston Oilers Reunion Luncheon
Feb. 3
Steve Jackson, Houston native and former Houston Oilers player, is bringing his teammates back together to kick off Super Bowl weekend and raise funds for his local foundation, Project 24, which helps provide after-school programs to student athletes at Jackson's alma mater—Klein Forest High School. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Peaks Restaurant, 4527 Lomitas Ave., Houston. 713-520-7730

The DraftKings Antonio Brown Celebrity Super Slam
Feb. 3
This charity basketball game will feature a range of professional athletes and entertainers, such as Tracy McGrady, Snoop Dogg, D.J. Khaled, Jarvis Landry, Dee Gordon, Samari Rolle and Roy Williams. Event proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston. 6-9 p.m. $25. Joe K. Butler Sports Complex, 13755 Main St., Houston. 561-859-7552. www.genesismp.com

Taste of the NFL-Party With a Purpose
Feb. 4
Enjoy food and wine from more than 40 of the nation's top chefs while mingling with NFL legends, today's playmakers and celebrity guests. The Band Perry will  perform, and proceeds from the event will help prevent hunger in Houston and other cities across the country. 6 p.m. $700. The University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston. 952-835-7621. www.tnfl.businesscatalyst.com

For a comprehensive calendar of Super Bowl LI-related events, visit www.housuperbowl.com.

By Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.