It’s heating up in Austin, but luckily with the heat comes some cool events this June. Whether you’re kicking off the month with the Austin Emergency Center Summer Party (the free snow cones alone are hard to resist, but the rock wall and princess booth will keep you there all afternoon), or spending your evenings enjoying movies or ballet under the stars, you and your kiddos will be busy all month long.
Austin Emergency Center’s Anderson Mill Summer Party
Saturday, June 2 | from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Austin Emergency Center, 13435 Hwy 183 N. Ste. 311
The Austin Emergency Center is not only well known for saving lives and keeping people in the Austin community happy and healthy, their also pretty notorious for knowing how to throw a pretty great community party! Their latest will be a a summer kick-off event on June 2 at Austin Emergency Center – Anderson Mill. There guests can enjoy free food, snow cones, a princess booth, a rock wall, a DJ, prizes, and more. There’s no need to RSVP, just gather the family up and join them for a great time! FREE
Music In The Park
Friday, June 1 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road
The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights. There’s no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, pfurry friends, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Alcohol is allowed, but no glass containers are permitted in the park. FREE!
Ballet Under the Stars
Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 | at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr
Please join Austin Metamorphosis Dance Ensemble as we close our season on June 1-2 (Rain Date June 3). We will present our annual event Ballet Under the Stars. Beginning just before sundown, this Austin tradition is fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off your summer. Audience will enjoy original works created by the resident artists that span a variety of dance styles. Whether it’s your first time at a dance performance or you are a seasoned patron of the arts, you will be amazed at the talent and creativity of our artists. During intermission the bucket is passed for donations and any amount is graciously accepted. Concessions are available. FREE!
Red Arena Round Up
Saturday, June 2| From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs
It’s our 8th annual horse show! This FREE event welcomes the community to see how empowering horses can be. Bring the family to enjoy free kid games, petting zoo, mini horses, face painting & more. Shop our huge silent auction and fill up on yummy BBQ & snow cones while you cheer on the RED Arena Riders. Don’t miss your chance to bid on the George Strait VIP tickets which include a meet & greet! Donations support the programs and scholarships at RED Arena.
Children’s Day by Austin Polish Society
Saturday, June 2 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Lakewood Clubhouse, 7317 Lakewood Dr
Please, join us for the 4th Austin Polish Society Children’s Day. We are planning lots of activities for children! Everybody is welcome! FUN AT THE POOL! There is a swimming pool next to the Clubhouse. Be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty, so parent’s supervision is a must. Magician BILLY RIGGS will pay a visit at 11am!!!!!! We will provide snacks and refreshments. FREE!
Free Yoga in the Park
Sundays in June | from 12 to 1 p.m. | Heritage Oak Park
Flow Yoga is bringing you a chance to get out under the Texas sky and try out an all levels yoga class. In this class expect to… Bring water, sunscreen, shades, and a yoga mat or beach towel. Build strength and flexibility. Ease the effects of stress on your mind and body. FREE
Welcome to Jurassic World
Monday, June 4 | at 1 p.m. | Austin Public Library – Central Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street
We’re letting the dinosaurs loose in anticipation of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom movie! Extract DNA, make a Jurassic terrarium, get a life-size dinosaur selfie, learn what’s fact and what’s fiction from paleontologist, George Blasing, and more!
Austin Black Pride 2018 Weekend Celebration
Tuesday, June 5 thru Sunday, June 10 | all day | Various Locations
It’s that time of year again! June 5th through June 10th, the #ABPTeam, partnered with several other local organizations, is back for our 3rd annual Austin Black Pride celebration weekend!!! Austin Black Pride was recreated in 2016 with Queer People of Color in mind. The founders of ABP noticed that Austin was lacking experiences that catered to the unique needs of its Black LGBTQ+ community. ABP was not created to further divide, bash, or belittle non-Black LGBTQ communities; but to instead preserve our culture and history, while also celebrating the evolution of Black LGBTQ people. Austin Black Pride is a weekend of events that were created to highlight Austin’s Black LGBTQ community interests, talents, and culture, by any means necessary! FREE!
Wednesday, June 6 | from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. | The Little Yoga House, 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!
Free Zumbini Classes in Austin!
Thursday, June 7 | from 10 to 10:45 a.m | Dance By Carly, 1500 W Anderson Ln
Welcome to Zumbini! Please wear comfortable clothes, feel free to bring water and snacks as needed for the little ones, and come to dance, sing, have fun and play! A Welcome Package will be provided to you along with the Volume I will be teaching for Spring Session: “Kalino Finds the Music”! Spring Session classes run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. They run for six weeks, skipping Memorial Day week (there will be no classes on May 29 and 31). Participants are welcomed to join for a FREE first class!
Free Film Screening: A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)
Friday, June 8| from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina Street
That’s My Face is a young adult film series.
June’s film is “A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)” (2018) Directed By Anne Lewis. In 1938, Emma Tenayuca led 10,000 pecan shellers’ in a massive strike. In 1987, black women led a march of 3,000 through the streets of Nacogdoches. Experimental and contemporary, the film ends with the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue at UT-Austin. FREE
Black Girl Magic
Saturday, June 9 | from 5 to 10 p.m. | Rooftop, 2501 Pearl Street
Come to the summer ATX Black Girl Magic Picnic event for college minded Black women of all identities and backgrounds. With free food, music and performances, enjoy a beautiful evening as we meet, empower and lift our fellow Black sisters. Tickets are limited! Get yours now! FREE!
Blair Woods Family Nature Day
Saturday, June 9 | from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Blair Woods Sanctuary, 5401 E. MLK Jr. Blvd.
Join Travis Audubon for a morning of reptile-themed educational activities at Blair Woods Sanctuary, a natural oasis in east Austin! Come see real reptiles, both native and exotic, do reptile-themed crafts, and partake in other fun and family-friendly activities that celebrate our favorite scaly and slithering critters! This event is FREE and open to the public. Snacks and water will be provided.
4th Annual Maker Pfest
Saturday, June 9 | from 2 to 5 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 Pfluger St
Kick off the summer reading program as we welcome makers, artists and crafters of all types to demonstrate their talents. Activities include hands-on demos and crafts. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Schmitz & Smith Group – Second Annual Dog Party
Sunday, June 10 | from 3 to 5 p.m. | The ABGB, 1305 West Oltorf Street
Join Schmitz & Smith Group for our second
annual Dog Party! We want to celebrate our amazing clients and their equally amazing pups! The event will take place on Sunday, June 10th from 3-5pm at The ABGB. Bring your pup dressed in their party clothes! We will have a prize for the best-dressed dog. At the party we will be accepting donations for Austin Pets Alive! FREE!
Free Teddy Bear Clinic
Wednesday, June 13 | from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Lago Vista Library, 5803 Thunderbird St., Suite 40, Lago Vista, TX 78645
Bring your kids and a favorite stuffed animal or doll for a check-up during a free presentation by Physician Assistant Amanda Helberg. FREE!
Good Fight – Free Comedy
Wednesday, June 13 | from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. | Fallout Theater, 616 Lavaca Street
Wednesdays, right? Get through the middle of your week with a high-energy comedy jolt in downtown Austin’s newest comedy space. Good Fight is a weekly comedy showcase Wednesdays at 9:30. Each week the show features top stand-up acts, a high quality improv or sketch group, and a mash-up set featuring your hosts Aaron and David (joined by fresh special guests every week). Always FREE. Always BYOB.
It’s Showtime: Outdoor Movie Night
Thursday, June 14 | from 7:30 to 10 p.m. | Austin Humane Society, 124 W Anderson Ln
Grab your picnic basket and load up your pack for a family-friendly movie night at the Austin Humane Society. These once a month events will feature an animal-themed movie fit for the entire family. Plus, we’ll have concessions, games, and kid’s activities, too. Movie nights will be held outside on the AHS lawn. The movie will start at sundown. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join the fun! (In the event of rain, the movie will be shown inside the AHS Auditorium). FREE!
Pola Negir- Talk and Film by Austin Polish Society
Sunday, June 17 | from 6 to 8:30 p.m. | SHDW Studios 4709 Red Bluff Rd Suite A
At this event hosted by Austin Polish Society, director Mariusz Kotowski will present his movie„Pola Negri: Life of a Star”, and provide insight into life and passions of Pola Negri, a Polish star of silent cinema, preceeding Marlena Dietrich and Greta Garbo. The movie is an eye-opening and inspiring documentary for anyone who truly loves film. Beverages and light snacks will be provided. Come and enjoy this prelude to the Annual Austin Polish Film Festival. FREE!
Family Clean Creek Camp
Monday, June 18 | from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Various locations in Austin
Do your kids need more stream time this summer? Parents, guardians, and youth leaders, join your 9-14 year old children in exploring and beautifying Austin creeks, springs and caves. We’ll hike, paddle, wade, and spelunk all while learning about the plants and critters that inhabit these areas. Camp is FREE!
Tinkergarten Free Trial Class
Wednesday, June 20 | from 9 to 10:15 a.m. | Berry Springs Park, 1801 Co Rd 152, Georgetown, TX 78626
Tinkergarten is gearing up for our summer season! Come check out our FREE trial classes starting in June and rediscover how fun it can be to play outside. Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all: the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!