A Weekend of Football and Free Family Fun!

The 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship is coming to Houston, and it’s set to be a touchdown-filled extravaganza for the whole family! The city is abuzz with anticipation with the game scheduled at our very own NRG Stadium. You can bet on a weekend filled with nail-biting action, cheering fans, and unforgettable moments.

little boy posing with a college football player
(Courtesy: CFP Images)

But hold on to your pom-poms because the upcoming excitement isn’t just about touchdowns and tackles. The entire weekend leading up to the national championship game will be full of FREE family friendly interactive activities right here in Houston! We’ve got all the need to know details here for you today so you won’t miss out on the fun.

AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!

Playoff Playlist Live is bringing a music festival to Houston
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AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! will bring a weekend of music to Houston in the lead-up to the College Football Playoff National Championship. These FREE concerts will take place in downtown Houston at Shell Energy Stadium January 5-7 and the first night is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

The number one music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP, is bringing its high-energy, family-friendly show to Houston for the first night of the national championship celebration, Friday January 5th. Picture your kiddos singing along to their favorite hits, performed by incredibly talented KIDZ BOP Kids. It’s the perfect way to introduce your children to the magic of live music in an atmosphere that’s safe, wholesome, and downright entertaining. With a repertoire of kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits, it’s a musical experience that the whole family can enjoy!

The music will continue Saturday, January 6 with six-time GRAMMY®-nominated rap superstar Jack Harlow and 2023 BET Best Female Hip Hop Artist winner and two-time Grammy nominee Latto. The final night, Sunday, January 7, will feature ACM and CMA award-winning artist and Grand Ole Opry member Jon Pardi, 10-time chart topping country superstar Jake Owen and multi-platinum artist-songwriter, dubbed Country’s Hottest Rising Star by PEOPLE magazine Megan Moroney.

Tickets are completely FREE, but you do need to pre-register on the CFBPlayoff mobile app to receive a concert QR code. Then, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT on the day of the concert, show your concert QR code at the George R. Brown Convention Center to receive a wristband, which will serve as your ticket guaranteeing entry into the concerts.

Playoff Fan Central

Fan Central
Playoff Fan Central (Courtesy: CFP Images)

Playoff Fan Central is the beating heart of the College Football Playoff National Championship weekend. It’s an interactive fan festival that brings the spirit of the game to life. Located in the heart of the action, this event is a must-visit for families and football enthusiasts alike.

Little girl getting a corndog at the playoff fan central event.
Playoff Fan Central (Courtesy: CFP Images)

This three-day, FREE family-friendly event, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, will include games, clinics, pep rallies, band performances, special guest appearances, autograph signings, and exhibits celebrating college football and its history.

The hours for this festival are listed below:

Friday, January 5, 2024: Noon – 6 p.m. CT
Saturday, January 6, 2024: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT
Sunday, January 7, 2024: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. CT

Boy aims a football at a goal
Playoff Fan Central (Courtesy: CFP Images)

Houston moms, don’t miss your chance to be part of the ultimate fan experience and a weekend full of football, music, and family fun. Whether you’re a die-hard football fan or just looking for a fun family day out, this event and the weekend leading up to it promise to create memories that will last a lifetime. Put on your game face, reserve your spot for the concert, and get ready for a CFP National Championship weekend like no other!

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Bethany Dufilho
Bethany, the daughter of an army chaplain and a special education teacher, grew up moving every 2-3 years. She considers herself an introvert who had to learn how to make friends quickly! She met her Houstonian husband, Paul, in college and they married in 2004. They first settled just north of Houston, where she earned her master's degree at Sam Houston State in School Psychology. After working in public education for a couple of years, she decided to stay home full time with their children, Charlie {2008}, Norah {2010}, and Will {2013}. The family moved to Katy in 2012, where they’ve been ever since. She loves decorating and even had her own small business for a while. She also loves to read, binge-watch old TV shows, talk politics and enneagram, and will not turn down a cup of strong coffee or a good conversation with a friend.


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