Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: June 14-16, 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.

Weekend Top 10 FREE Austin Events: June 14 – 16, 2019

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Austin Community College Hands on Science Exhibits (Pflugerville)
    Friday, June 14 | from 12 to 4 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger St., Pflugerville
    Austin Community College Hands on Science outreach program promotes the message that science is fun and that anyone can do it. These hands-on traveling exhibits are simple and prove that there is science involved in everything we do while encouraging everyone to do science. Recommended for ages 5 to 14. This is a come-and-go event.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of the event in order to participate.
  4. Summer Playgroup at North Austin YMCA ($3-5)
    Saturday, June 15 | from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | North Austin YMCA, 1000 W Rundberg Ln.
    Looking for a fun way to beat the Texas heat this summer? Play, learn and explore with your child at our summer family playgroups at the Y! Discover interactive stations at the YMCA every 2nd and 4th weekend this summer! Come and enjoy our tumbling station, imagination station, puzzle station and more. Open to families with children ages 1-6 years old. Cost (per child):Member: $3 Non-Member: $5 Please register using the link below or call 512-236-9622.
  5. World Refugee Day
    Saturday, June 15 | from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
    Commemorate the United Nations’ World Refugee Day at the Bullock Museum with a naturalization ceremony, free samples of world cuisine, live music, and activities for families with kids of all ages.
  6. Waller Creek Conservancy: Rainbow on the Creek
    Saturday, June 15 | from 2 to 9 p.m. | Symphony Square
    Waller Creek Conservancy presents Rainbow on the Creek at Symphony Square, a free celebration of the LGBT community. The event will kick off with a Community Pride Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. that features live entertainment, food and drink, and educational resources from local non-profit organizations and businesses. Attendees can also enjoy activities like drag queen storytime, face painting with drag queens and Taste the Colors of the Rainbow with Lick Honest Ice Cream. There will be more than 20 community vendors including AIDS Services of Austin, Kind Clinic and Out Youth on site. Following the Community Pride Festival, patrons can enjoy a Pride Celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. hosted by Grandma Stevens with a lineup of local entertainment including a headlining performance from RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Coco Montrese. RSVP at http://bit.ly/30WUoeE.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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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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