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.
- Spoon In-Store Signing Event
Friday, July 26 | from 1 to 2 p.m. | Waterloo Records, 600 N Lamar Blvd. Ste. A
Pre-purchase or purchase on site the brand new Spoon ‘Best Of’ album Everything Hits at Once, or the new No Bullets Spent 7″, and receive one FREE guaranteed admission wristband for the signing. One wristband per item purchased. Please note the band will sign one item per person, and only the Everything Hits at Once LP, CD and No Bullets Spent 7” will be eligible for signing. Sorry, online purchases are not eligible for a wristband. .
- Little Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, July 26 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 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. Come 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.
- Lady Bird Day
Saturday, July 27 | from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Hach year on Lady Bird Day, the Wildflower Center honors our namesake and founder and all that she did for our nation’s treasured environment. We invite the community to celebrate Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy and the legislation that she inspired. With her influence, President Johnson’s administration enacted more than 200 environmental laws with lasting national and local impact, including the 1965 Highway Beautification Act. Free.
- Intro to Archery (Lockhart)
Saturday, July 27 | from 9 to 11 a.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Rd., Lockhart
Learn how to shoot like Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen! Join for a lesson in international style archery! Participants will learn the basics of this archery style in a safe and fun 2-hour workshop. All equipment is provided. Registration not required, but please read the requirements below carefully before attending. Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult, free for children 12 & under).
- Find Your Inner Villain – Disney’s Descendants 3 Event
Saturday, July 27 | from 1 to 3 p.m. | Barton Creek Square, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.
Join for a wicked fun time with music, crafts, photo opportunities and more to celebrate the new Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 3! First 100 attendees will receive an Exclusive Character Card! Join us for all four play Dates to collect them all! All attendees at the event will have a chance to win a Descendants 3 Gift Bag! DISNEY CHARACTER LIVE APPEARANCES ARE NOT PART OF THIS EVENT.
- National Night Out Kick Off Party (Cedar Park)
Saturday, July 27 | from 3 to 7 p.m. | Heritage Oak Park, 1110 Heritage Park Dr., Cedar Park
Mark your calendars Cedar Park! The National Night Out Kick-Off Party is fast approaching and we can’t wait to see you there for this family friendly, free event!
- Inclusive Board Game Group
Saturday, July 27 | from 4 to 5:30 p.m. | Wells Branch Community Library, 15001 Wells Port Dr.
Join for Wells Branch Community Library’s inclusive Board Game Group. Bring your favorite board, card, or strategy game to share and find new games to love. No registration.
- Pre-History Walk
Saturday, July 27 | from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. | McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.
Learn about the lives of America’s first inhabitants that lived here over 10,000 years ago. Join for a walk back in time to explore the lives of the Native American people that lived right here in the park for thousands of years. Difficulty: Moderate activity level, some elevation changes/uneven terrain, 0.8 mile hike, *Parents must accompany all minors. Recommended for 12yrs old and up. Event is Free with paid entrance fees; Adults: $6, Children 12 and under: Free.
- Bubble Fest
Sunday, July 28 | from 9 to 11 a.m. | Brentwood Social House, 1601 West Koenig Ln.
Milly McSilly will be at Brentwood Social House with her Bubble Magic! Kids of all ages will be able to blow their own bubbles, make their own giant bubbles and bubble wands, and go inside a GIANT BUBBLE!
- The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sunday, July 28 | 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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