Free Father’s Day Fun In Austin 2019

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 and we’ve got some FREE and a few close to free ways to celebrate dad all weekend long. You know he’ll be impressed that you saved your money!

father and son in embrace
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Summer Soccer Viewings
Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16 | hours vary | Native Hostel, 807 E. 4th St.
It’s the summer of soccer at Native. We’re showing all Women’s World Cup, Copa America, and Gold Cup games. Kids are welcome for all games before 8 p.m.! Drink specials include 1/2 off canned beer & margaritas & $6 buchanan’s Copa cocktail.

Family Fishing Day (Buda)
Friday, June 14 | from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Bradfield Park Pond, 140 Crescent Dr., Buda
Everyone is invited out to Bradfield Village Park in Buda for a fun day of fishing. Texas Parks and Wildlife will provide bait, poles, and stock the pond with plenty of fish for all! There will be a free hot dog lunch. Everyone 16 years old and older needs to have a fishing license. All you need to bring is some sunscreen and a chair!

Georgetown’s Music in the Square Summer Concert Series (Georgetown)
Friday, June 14 | from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Downtown Georgetown Square, 116 W. 8th St., Georgetown

Music on the Square, a free summer concert series, returns to “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” in Georgetown, just 25 miles north of Austin. These family-friendly, live music shows run Friday nights from June through August, with the exception of July 5, and August 2. There’s music for everyone including the Wilson String Band playing country rockabilly, Megatune playing reggae & Motown, Mike Hamilton playing saxophone jazz, and Lexxi Garza performing 80’s & 90’s covers. The music begins at 6:30 p.m. and wraps up around 8:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Bring your own blanket, folding chair and snacks (no glass permitted), or check out the charming downtown restaurants and relish a relaxing summer evening.

Photo by @mobileloaves

Captain Marvel Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, June 14 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards only, cash no longer accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated. 

Up & Down Tour with Little City & Nomadic Beerworks
Saturday, June 15 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Little City Coffee Roasters, 415 East Saint Elmo Rd., Suite 4A
Get your Saturday buzz on with Little City Coffee Roasters and Austin’s brand new brewery, Nomadic Beerworks! Coffee and booze collide in this unique monthly experience. Each month we will team up with different makers – breweries, distilleries, wineries – for a peek in to the fast-growing world of specialty beverage. Topics covered will include raw materials, the production process and quality evaluation with facility tours and plenty of tasting at both locations. This month, we’re teaming up with Nomadic Beerworks to discuss the parallels of coffee and beer.

UMLAUF Public Docent Led Tour
Saturday, June 15 | at 1 p.m. | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum, 605 Azie Morton Rd.
Join on the third Saturday of every month at 1 p.m. for a docent-led tour through the Garden. Their highly trained docents will lead small groups through the UMLAUF creating a unique and memorable experience rich in history. The tours are free with admission and registration is not required. Come see the garden from a whole new perspective!

Saturday Night Live Music Series
Saturday, June 15 | from 5 to 8 p.m. | The Hive, 10415 Old Manchaca Rd.
Join EVERY Saturday evening at 6 p.m. for live music! Every weekend we’ll feature new artists to add to our amazing line up of weekend events for families. Come enjoy delicious dinner and beer/wine in our huge fenced-in backyard. Children are always welcome.

Annual Antique Automobile Club of America Free Father’s Day Car Show
Sunday, June 16 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Winters State Office Building, 51st & North Lamar
This year they are adding an acoustic bluegrass music jam to the free Father’s Day Car Show! The Road Relics have been sponsoring this show for over 15 years. Usually 300 antique cars. New bluegrass jam from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free to enter and free to view. Food trucks on site and many restaurants nearby.

Father’s Day Pop-Up and Showcase
Sunday, June 16 | from 1 to 9 p.m. | Cosmic Coffee + Beer Garden, 121 Pickle Rd., Ste. 111
Cosmic highlights all the great dads out there with a popup market featuring local vendors with all the goods dads love. On-site barber, chair massage, leather goods, and more. Followed by the greatest Father’s Day music showcase this side of the river. Performing in the round outside with their children they have: James McMurtry and Curtis McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham and William Harries Graham, Savannah Welch and Dustin Welch (Kevin Welch in spirit). Music from 6 to 9 p.m.

Dad’s Day Celebration
Sunday, June 16 | from 1 to 5 p.m. | Scholz Garden, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
Scholz is celebrating dad’s day in a big way. FREE and open to the public. Kid and dog friendly. Bring the whole family! Join for The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band, Departure ATX, plus The Giant Hornets from Japan spinning all your Dad Rock favorites. Austin Facial Hair Club hosting Moustache face painting. FREE BOWLING in the vintage alley at Saengerrunde Halle. Scholz BBQ, Burgers, Lawn Games, Beer Specials and more!

Fine Southern Father’s Day (Driftwood)
Sunday, June 16 | from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Desert Door Distillery, 211 Darden Hill Rd., Driftwood
Desert Door is hosting a Fine Southern Father’s Day celebration, taking place at the Driftwood distillery on Sunday, June 16. Families, friends, and pets are welcome for a good time in the name of dads, with local BBQ, live music, Texas sotol, and Texas makers. The event is free, but BBQ from The Salt Lick will be available for purchase until sold out. Tickets for the BBQ offerings, from chopped brisket sandwiches to bison chili dogs and accompanying sides, can be purchased in advance at http://bit.ly/finesouthernfathersday. Attendees can also enjoy offerings from local artisans Zilker Belts and Maufrais, who will be offering complimentary, custom hat shaping. Live music will begin at 3 p.m. with Austin-based songwriter Jason Robert Blum. While enjoying music, party guests can cool off with Desert Door spring cocktails and the bartender’s favorite of the day, The Sotol’d Fashioned.

Cool Dad’s Day
Sunday, June 16 | from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Austin Taco Project, 500 E. 4th St.
You’re pretty rad, and so is your dad that’s why you should bring him to Austin Taco Project for Father’s Day. No dad? No problem! Sundays are meant to be fun days! We have tacos, games, drinks, and more. Bring your dad and your dad jokes our way Sunday, June 16!

Father’s Day Concert in the Park
Sunday, June 16 | from 7:30 to 9 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr.
Free and open to the public! ASB celebrates Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar works are the order of the day – selections that will have your Dad’s toe tappin’ – as well as your own! Gather friends and family, bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the Pecan trees at the beautiful Zilker Hillside Theatre.

Photo via event page on Facebook

The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sunday, June 16 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
Couples lounging on blankets, old friends in their trusty folding chairs, lone bicyclists and pedestrians who have been distracted from their destinations—all united by the sound of music. The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago. In its 17th summer season, these free ensemble concerts take place in the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace and run on Sunday evenings from June 2nd through August 25th (except July 7) 7:30 p.m. A gift from the Hartman Family Foundation, these concerts are presented to the Austin community in thanks for its continued, generous support. Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured at the new Hartman Park, located on the grounds of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores.

Featured photo provided by Native Hostel.

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