Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: April 26-28, 2019

Another fantastic weekend is here, and there are so many great things to do in and around Austin. Here are the top 10 FREE Austin events happening this weekend.


The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Free Fun in Austin calendar is only for live digital events at this time.

Weekend Top 10 FREE Austin Events: April 19-21, 2019

  1. Pat Green Headlines the 20th Annual Red Poppy Festival (Georgetown)
    Friday through Sunday, April 26 through 28 | at 6 p.m. | Georgetown Historic Square, 103 West 7th St.
    The “Red Poppy Capital Of Texas,” Georgetown, Texas, will celebrate its 20th Annual Red Poppy Festival April 26 through 28, in honor of red poppy season; it is one of the few locations in the United States where red poppies grow naturally. Georgetown hosts a free, three-day festival to honor the history and beauty of its poppy season. The weekend includes parades, a car show, live music, cooking contest, art, food and family-friendly activities including the Kid’s Fun Zone with a bounce house, obstacle course, toddler playground and more. Country musician and a Lone Star favorite, Pat Green, will headline the festival as it marks its 20th anniversary. Additional concerts will take place Friday and Sunday nights.
  2. CHULA League Presents the 11th Annual Little Artist Big Artist Benefit Art Show
    Friday, April 26 | from 7 to 9 p.m. | Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St.
    Grounded in East Austin, Chula League, producers of Cherrywood Art Fair, and Mondo are partnering to present the 11th Annual Little Artist BIG ARTIST Benefit Show. This unique benefit show, hosted by Mondo, will feature works of over 70 artists (Little and BIG) from Chula League’s arts-mentorship program, Little Artist BIG ARTIST. The opening reception is on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. Celebrating 11 years of arts-mentorship, guests will dance to music, be merry with drinks and eat some delicious bites during the reception. Attendees will have the option to bid on each of the 41 Little Artists pieces, starting at $50 each, and enjoy music, drinks with light refreshments. The funds raised at this event will go back to each of the six participating East Austin Elementary schools, keeping true to Chula League’s mission in fueling and sustaining the arts in East Austin. In addition to the silent auction, T-shirts and donation opportunities benefit Chula League’s Little Artist BIG ARTIST mentorship program. Event is free. Donations accepted.
  3. Sunset Valley ArtFest
    Saturday, April 27 | from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Tony Burger Center NW Corner Parking Area, 3200 Jones Rd.
    13th Annual Sunset Valley ArtFest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday April 27. It’s a fun-filled day for friends and family to come out and enjoy local artists, live music stage, kids music stage, food, and more. Enjoy the SFC Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission and parking.
  4. Spring Market Days
    Saturday, April 27 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Kerbey Lane Village, 1515 West 35th St.
    Thompson Hanson Garden House is thrilled to partner with new neighbor, Tinys Milk & Cookies, to host a series of Market Days throughout March, April, and May! On the fourth Saturday of each month, a diverse collection of local vendors will fill Kerbey Lane Village with sweet and savory treats, fresh blooms, live music and more!  These Saturdays are a great activity for all ages!
  5. Austin Public Library Block Party
    Saturday, April 27 | from 10 to 2 p.m. | Austin Public Library Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
    Join the fun! Free Fun for kids 2 & up. Music, Bounce Houses, Shaved Ice, Glitter Tattoos, Age specific Egg Hunt, Bounce House and smiling faces!
  6. Saturday Morning Kids Concert Series
    Saturday, April 27 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Hive Austin, 10415 Old Manchaca Rd.
    Head on out EVERY SATURDAY MORNING for the Kid’s Morning Music Concert in our beautiful backyard with some delicious coffee, brunch menu (RWB’s Chow Bus) and $3 Mimosas! Let the kids get run around and get the wiggles out. They open at 9 and music starts at 10! This week’s artist is The Groundwork Music Orchestra.
  7. Austin Family Play-Date & Multicultural Story-Time
    Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | The George Washington Carver Museum  & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St.
    Join for a free afternoon of family fun with Austin’s own award winning storyteller Angela Sjelf Medearis. Cookies AND milk mustache meet and greet at Noon!
  8. Kid’s Fest – Festival De Lo Ninos
    Saturday, April 27 | from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Gus Garcia Rec Center, 1201 E Rundberg Ln.
    Kid’s Festival is a FREE and bilingual event to celebrate the children of our community. We will offer entertainment, music, activities zone, snacks, clowns, the Giant Transformer, gifts, door prizes and much more.
  9. Love Child Mini Market
    Sunday, April 28 | from 10 to 2 p.m. | South Congress Hotel, 1603 South Congress Ave.
    Love Child’s Mini Market is a one-day, pop-up shop that will feature more than 30 curated vendors from Waco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin & San Antonio with merchandise dedicated to Mamas and their Minis. This is Love Child’s third Mini Market. The first one was held in the spring of 2018 and the second this past November – hundreds of families joined the festivities!  This will be Mini Market’s second year to have a dedicated Mama’s lounge, sponsored by June & January, for Moms to pump and nurse in style and comfort.
  10. Earth Day Celebration with Taino and Friends
    Sunday, April 28 | from 2 to 5 p.m. | Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery St.
    Indigenous people love the Earth EVERYDAY! Join the Puerto Rican Cultural Center as we host the Concilio Taino Pueblo en Tejas, Native American, and Earth-Loving friends under the Grandmother Pecan Trees to share Lifeways that honor the Earth! Come learn about activities that you can do from your own backyard to help the Earth in this time of crisis. More info here.

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Dani Dudek
Dani Dudek is an Emmy-winning marketer who has been active professionally in the entertainment industry for two decades. She has mastered the art of celebrity spotting across the country, but does so best in Austin, where she runs the website ATXGossip.com. With a special eye for even the most minor of celebs, she is basically Shazam and IMDB together in human form.
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