Another wonderful 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.
- Make a Toy Workshop
Friday, July 19 | from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Easter Seals of Central Texas, 8505 Cross Park Dr. Suite 120
Parents of children ages 0-5. Join for a FREE hands-on toy-making workshop! Learn how to make toys out of everyday household materials that are easy and cheap for you and fun and beneficial for your children! LEAVE WITH A READY-TO-PLAY TOY! Childcare is available at no cost. Please register for you and your child at Eventbrite.com and search “Make a Toy” or email [email protected]
- Lego Lab
Friday, July 19 | from 2 to 3:30 p.m. | University Hills Branch Library, 4721 Loyola Ln.
With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with Legos provided by the Library! Recommended for ages 5 and up!
- Gus Garcia Rec Presents Movie Under the Stars: Zootopia
Friday, July 19 | from 8:30 to 10 p.m. | Gus Garcia Recreation Center, 1201 E. Rundberg Ln.
Join Gus Garcia Recreation Center as we host our annual summer Movie Underneath the Stars. Bring your blanket and chairs, and sit back and relax for a night of movies outside. Free popcorn will be available for everyone in attendance. This summers movie will be Disney’s Zootopia. Arrangements will be made to show the movie with Spanish subtitles. For more information please call Gus Garcia Recreation Center 512-978-2525.
- Zombie Apocalypse Hike (Lockhart)
Saturday, July 20 | from 9 to 10:30 a.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Rd., Lockhart
Have you ever wondered about your ability to survive in the wild? Test your survival skills, knowledge, and luck in this fun and family friendly program! This 1.5-hour program consists of games, activities, and 3/4-mile hike. Meet your survival expert at the Creekview Trailhead. Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult, free for children 12 & under).
- SOLA Summer Series: Community Workout
Saturday, July 20 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Little Zilker, 2016 Bluebonnet Ln.
SOLA loves our community and we are proud to be THE gym in the ’04 since 2013. Join the coaches of SOLA for a weekly FREE, FUN COMMUNITY workout Saturday’s at 10 a.m. starting July 6. Meet your neighbors. Grow your community. Change your life.
- Packed Pup Party
Saturday, July 20 | from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Healthy Pet, 211 Walter Seaholm Dr.
Take your doggie on a date to Healthy Pet for FREE Pet Portraits, customized bandanas, goodie bags, giveaways, and more. We will be meeting outside of Healthy Pet in the Seaholm district to kick-off the party. The first 20 people to arrive will receive FREE DOG WASH coupons provided by Healthy Pet. Don’t forget to treat yourself, too! There will be a Packed Party Pop-Up where you can find products that make every day a party — all designed and created here in Austin. Party Cat will also be on site customizing bandanas for your pet to wear!
- Scentsational Science
Saturday, July 20 | from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. 5th St.
Twin Oaks Branch Library invites adults & children of all ages to Scentsational Science. Join us as we explore the wonders of chemisty, and experiment with hands on materials to make cool concoctions such as fizzy bath bombs, bubbling face masks, mosaic soap sculptures, ex-foliating face scrubs, & healing lip balms. All ages welcome.
- Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow: Summer Kids Festival
Saturday, July 20 | from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow is a celebration of children with entrepreneurial ambitions! We believe kids can be bosses too. We host festivals throughout the Austin area for kids to market and sell their products or services. Come and support our young entrepreneurs ages 3-18 years old, doing what they do best. This is your chance to explore the creations of these young entrepreneurs by visiting their booths set up in the Central Plaza lawn. Enjoy face painting, balloon artist, a trackless train ride, GIANT bubbles, dance it out with our 11 year old DJ and music producer, DJSHAYNEA, listen to our inspiring guest entrepreneur speakers. Don’t miss the fun, where kids run the show for the day.
- Cars and Coffee Austin
Sunday, July 21 | from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. | University Hills Library, 4721 Loyola Ln.
Central Texas’ biggest gathering of auto enthusiasts has found a new home at Circuit of The Americas! CARS & COFFEE AUSTIN is taking over Lot A for a monthly pop-up car show for the entire family. A portion of July’s proceeds will be donated to FunNation to assist their ongoing mission to positively impact students and members of the community by encouraging education, service and raising health awareness that promotes physical and mental well-being. Admission to cars and coffee is FREE.
- The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sunday, July 21 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W Riverside
Kids frolicking, 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 at 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. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing.
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