Weekend Events in Austin That You Can Attend Car-Free

No car? No problem! CapMetro has provided this list of weekend entertainment in Austin that is not auto-dependent. Check out the activities with recommended transit routes to get you there.

Friday, December 30

NACIMIENTOS: TRADITIONAL NATIVITY SCENES FROM MEXICO

Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Transit Routes: All downtown routes will get you there!

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DAILY TOURS: “ELLIOTT ERWITT: HOME AROUND THE WORLD”

Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712

Transit Routes: 1, 3, 5, 18, 19, 640, 642, 663, 682, 801, 803 will get you there!

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MARIO KART 8 WII U TOURNAMENT – 2 p.m.

APL – University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln, Austin, TX 78723

Transit Routes: 20, 37, 233, 237, 323 will get you there!

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KIDS EAT FREE AT THE MELTING POT – 4-6 p.m. 

The Melting Pot, 13343 Research Blvd, Ste 350, Austin, TX 78750

Transit Route: 383 will get you there!

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KRISTEN GIBBS AT HYATT REGENCY AUSTIN – 5-7 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704 

Transit Routes: 1, 5, 7, 10, 20, 30, 100, 801 will get you there!

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KWANZAA CELEBRATION – 6:30-8 p.m.

George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

Transit Route: 2 will get you there!

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Saturday, December 31

BOW WOW READING ¡LEÁMOSLE A LA PERRITA BONNIE! – 11:30 a.m.

APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756

Transit Route: 3, 803 will get you there!

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DAILY TOURS: “ELLIOTT ERWITT: HOME AROUND THE WORLD” – 12-1 p.m.

Harry Ransom Center, 300 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78712

Transit Routes: 1, 3, 5, 18, 19, 640, 642, 663, 682, 801, 803 will get you there!

Plan your trip (online): http://www.capmetro.org/planner
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POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME TRAINING – 12-2 p.m.

Outlaw Moon Games & Toys, 5000 N Lamar Blvd, Ste 105, Austin, TX 78751 

Transit Route: 1 will get you there!

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AUSTIN’S NEW YEAR 2017 – 3-10:30 p.m.

Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores), 800 West Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

Transit Routes: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 20, 30, 100, 338, 801, 803 will get you there!

Plan your trip (online): http://www.capmetro.org/planner
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Sunday, January 1

BARTON SPRINGS POLAR BEAR SPLASH 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746Barton Springs Pool

Transit Routes: 3, 30, 338, 803 will get you there!

Plan your trip (online): http://www.capmetro.org/planner
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About the Author

Heidi Gollub
Heidi Gollub is the founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning website Free Fun in Austin.com. When not running around on adventures with her five children–ages three to 15–she volunteers for the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and shares content with the local news.  Recently, Heidi was a speaker at Mom 2.0 and the Texas Conference for Women.