Austin summers always seem to fly by. Now that we are in our last unofficial month, it’s time to get the most out of each day and night! So grab your sunblock and your bug spray and check out these free events in August.
Grace Dental Family Fun Day
Wednesday, August 1 | from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Grace Dental 15609 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd, Leander, TX
Grace Dental in Leander, TX is holding a family fun day in appreciation of all our local families. Ms. Poppy the face painter/balloon maker will be there, with snow cones, cotton candies, cookies and cupcake decorating, and a Kinect challenge. Costco will be at the event with their giveaways.
Storytime Yoga At The Little Yoga House
Every Wednesday in August | from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. | 2700 West Anderson Lane Suite 229
Bring your kids of all ages (babies are very welcome!) to watch their favorite stories come to life through yoga poses in this FREE class!
Musical Beginnings Music Together Free Demo Class
Wednesdays and Sundays in August | from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. | Circle C Dance Xplosion 9600 Esacarpment Blvd Austin, TX
Come sing, dance, and play in our music together classes with Miss Liz this summer! Please reserve your demo class here or you can text/call (512) 803-0871.
Dog Days Of Summer
Every Thursday in August | from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Texas Rowing Center 1541 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78703
The dog days are upon us so Austin Parks Foundation has partnered with Texas Rowing Center to host Dog Days every Thursday from July 26th to August 23rd! 50% of proceeds from each day will go back to Austin Parks Foundation, so head out on the water with your pup while also giving back to Austin’s parks. There are a limited number of doggy life vests available, so bring your own if you have one!
60th Anniversary Zilker Summer Musical: All Shook Up
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in August | from 8:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78704
This summer, ZTP journeys back to the 1950’s — the era of the first Zilker Summer Musical — with the Elvis-inspired All Shook Up! And it wouldn’t be a true Elvis-style party without some blue suede shoes. All Shook Up, set in 1950’s Middle America, is a new twist on on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The ZTP Team can’t wait to share this toe-tapping, hip-shaking musical comedy – featuring 24 Elvis hits – as well as lots of laughs, love songs and leather jackets. Free admission.
Free Demo Class Musical Beginnings Somos Amigos
Friday, August, 3 | from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. | Tango Tribe Dance School 5446 West Hwy 290 Service Rd Suite 105 Austin, TX
Come join us for some fun-filled music and language lessons in espanol with your little one! Schedule you free demo class with Miss Annie B online or you can text/call (512) 803-0871.
Headwaters Farmers Market
Every Saturday | from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Headwaters 708 Headwaters Blvd, Dripping Springs TX, 78620
Bring your friends and family to get a taste of fresh, local produce and the lifestyle at Headwaters. Enjoy live music, delicious food, one-of-a-kind Hill Country views, activities for the kids and much, much more!
13th Annual Austin ISD Back To School Bash
Saturday August 4 | from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
On Aug. 4, Austin ISD, in collaboration with the city of Austin, will host its 13th Annual Back to School Bash and Safety Fair from noon – 3 p.m. at the Palmer Events Center. Almost 150 community organizations and district departments will provide information and activities to prepare AISD students for a safe and successful school year.
Austin ISD is also providing free shuttles at locations throughout the city.
Presentations on safety and educational best practices will help prepare students and parents for the first day of school and beyond, free health screenings and booster seats will be available and interpretation in American Sign Language, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, Mandarin, Spanish, Pashto and Vietnamese.
Free backpacks! Austin ISD students must be present to receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, while supplies last.
Hartman Foundation Concerts In The Park
Every Sunday | from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO), brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago.
These free ensemble concerts take place at the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace, and each *Sunday a different ensemble of the ASO will be featured. A variety of music will be performed, from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing.
August 5 – Strings
August 12 – Woodwinds
August 19 – Brass
August 26 – Big Band
Buddha Babies Playgroup
Every Monday | from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | The Little Yoga House 3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy G-100 Austin, TX 78746
The Little Yoga House will provide a safe space with age appropriate toys for babies to play with. Special guests will join us each week to share different topics related to motherhood, child development and family wellness. This playgroup is for infants up to waddlers (new walkers) and a grownup.
Call 512-358-6190 to learn about which presenters will be joining us each week 🙂 All classes are held at The Little Yoga House on Anderson Lane
Practice Yoga Austin YTT Presents Summer At The Springs
Every Monday In August | from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704
The tradition of #FreeYoga, #FreeSnacks & #FreeSwim continues for the 6th Annual Summer At The Springs! Practice Yoga Austin’s Teacher Trainers will be leading class every Monday night through August at 7:30 on the Zilker hillside. Post yoga fuel will be provided by Thunderbird Bar, Local Leaf Tea, Kosmic Kombucha, Curcuma, Rhythm Superfoods, Wildway, BE-KIND Snacks and Bento Picnic followed by Free Swim at Barton Springs!
Free Baby Play Time At Toybrary Austin (For 1-6 Month Olds)
Every Tuesday In August | from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. | 2001 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757
Join for a FREE baby play time at Toybrary Austin every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00-3:00. Babies must be 1 mo.-6 mos. to participate. Come play!
Summer Sunset Series Free Yoga
Every Tuesday In August | from 7:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. | Republic Square 422 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78701
Join or FREE YOGA AND LIVE MUSIC every Tuesday this summer!
Sound & Cinema
Wednesday, August 8 | at 6 p.m. | Palmer Events Center
Oh those summer nights! In partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse and Do512, grab your friends and family and experience the cool vibes of Sound & Cinema on the Long Center’s front lawn—live and local music combined with classic movies and cult films projected onto the Drafthouse’s giant, inflatable outdoor screen. For each event, food trucks will open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7:30 p.m., followed by the film screening after sunset.
Meet Her Hands: Cindy Popp
Thursday, August 9 | from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Elisabet Ney Museum 304 E. 44th St. Austin, TX
Join for the opening reception and artist talk for Cindy Popp’s exhibition on August 9 at the Elisabet Ney Museum. The exhibition opens at 6:30 p.m., followed by a tour of the museum at 7 p.m. and an artist talk at 7:30 p.m.
Cool Summer Nights: Music Night
Friday, August 10 | from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
The final Cool Summer Nights will take inspiration from Austin’s thriving music culture and the Museum’s exhibition celebrating the history of Austin City Limits. Guests can pick up a ukulele and experiment, experience contemporary opera or try their hand at song writing.
Cool Summer Nights lets you discover Museum content in a social and comfortable atmosphere. Whether coming in work clothes straight from the office, enjoying the atmosphere before heading to dinner, or capping off a day spent exploring the city, Cool Summer Nights will give you the freedom to engage and explore the Museum at your own pace and on your own terms.
Austin Summer Musical For Children: Honk!
Saturdays and Sundays | from August 11-26 | George Washington Carver Museum 1165 Angelina St.
Austin Summer Musical for Children is pleased to present HONK!, live on stage this summer!
This delightful award-winning musical adaptation of “The Ugly Duckling” is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. Music by George Stiles. Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Ugly looks quite a bit different from his duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry cat. On his adventure, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be. With its jazzy bouncing score, sparkling wit, and universal story, this touching musical will captivate audiences of all ages. There multiple dates and show times for this event.
City Of Georgetown Sunset Movie Series (Georgetown)
Friday, August 17 | at 7:30 p.m. | San Gabriel Park 445 E. Morrow, Georgetown, Texas 78626
Grab a blanket or some chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars! Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts films at the soccer fields in San Gabriel Park, located behind the Creative Playscape. This is a free community event. The movie starts at sunset. Arrive early for free popcorn along with some fun and games, starting at 7:30 p.m. Free parking is available at the Georgetown Recreation Center.
Back To School Splash
Saturday, August 18 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Holy Word Church 10601 Bluff Bend Dr, Austin, TX 78753
Holy Word’s annual “Back to School Splash” is Saturday, AUG 18, 10am-2pm on our campus in North Austin (10601 Bluff Bend Dr, Austin, TX, 78753). “The Splash” is a free, fun, family event designed to connect neighbors with the relationship and resources that make our community safer, healthier and smarter. Thanks to the donations of local businesses and the generosity of Holy Word attenders, this year we plan on giving away 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in our community. Besides having fun in the sun with a giant water slide, dunk tank and live music, families will enjoy a healthy-choice lunch. Browse indoor and outdoor vendor booths including police, fire, dentists, doctors, safety and health services.
Old Town Leander Summer Nights
Saturday, August 18 | from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | 100 N Brushy St Leander, TX 78641
Leander Old Town Summer Nights is a concert series, a small town shopping experience, a farmers market, dining, the Leander Car Show, and other small businesses in our regional area, hosted in partnership with the City of Leander & the Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center. The 3rd Saturday of the month from June-October, 6-9PM.
Family Sunday Funday At Backyard At Waller Creek
Sunday, August 26 | from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 701 East 11th Street Austin, TX 78701
School’s out for summer, and backYARD at Waller Creek has just the fun the kids will love! On the last Sunday of every month of summer (May 27 through August 26), join backYARD for Family Sunday Funday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The expansive backYARD lawn space will be transformed into the ultimate playground, complete with a bounce house, YARD games like Jenga, yard tic tac toe and cornhole, a balloon maker, face painter, magician as well as live music from local talent.
Tickets to Family Sunday Funday at backYARD at Waller Creek are free for kids ages 12 and under, and $5 for adults with backYARD’s full SundayBrunch menu available to order. Complimentary self-park is available through Sheraton Austin at the Capitol’s parking garage.