Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: June 24-26, 2016

Hard to believe it’s already the last weekend in June. Live it up and fill the next few days with free adventures in Austin!

Weekend Top 10 Free Events - Free Fun in AustinFree Fun in Austin This Weekend: June 24-26, 2016

  1. Shakespeare at Ramsey Park: The Winter’s Tale – Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. This is the final weekend to catch the annual tradition of Shakespeare at Ramsey Park. Enjoy William Shakespeare’s lovely fairytale, The Winter’s Tale, produced with minimal props, costumes, and lighting, focusing on storytelling and the wonderful language of Shakespeare. Family friendly and FREE! Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin.
  2. Springdale Farm SNAP Open House – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. During their regular farm stand hours, Springdale Farm will have live music with Afro-Carribean Soul Collective, guest vendors, children’s cooking classes with Patricia’s Table, and ample space to relax and enjoy. Everyone is welcome, and you can help spread the word: Springdale accepts SNAP through Sustainable Food Center’s Double Dollar program. The Capital Area Food Bank will be on site providing information for the Lonestar/SNAP program. FREE! Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Rd, Austin.
  3. Austin Emergency Center’s 1st Anniversary Celebration – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Join Austin Emergency Center for pony and unicorn rides, games and prizes, balloons, doc talks, swag bags, plus a P. Terry’s food truck. Stop by and enjoy the FREE fun! Austin Emergency Center at Anderson Mill, 13435 Hwy 183 N, Ste 311, Austin.
  4. APL Bike Crawl – East Side – Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Bike crawl route will include stops at Terrazas, Carver, Willie Mae Kirk, Cepeda, and Ruiz. Enjoy snacks and drinks, including breakfast tacos, at Terrazas Branch, the starting location, and a small party beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Ruiz Branch, the end location, including tables with local bike organizations. FREE! APL – Terrazas Branch, 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin.
  5. VERTS 5th AnniVERTSary – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. To thank their loyal guests for their support, VERTS is offering one FREE, full-size entrée per person. (Sides, beverages, and additional entrées will be available at menu prices.) The first 25 guests will receive complimentary swag bags that will include VERTS shirts, recipes, coupons, and other goodies. Guests will have a chance to participate in social media contests held throughout the day. At every Austin area location.
  6. Summer Free Family Film Series: Ratatouille Saturday at 2:00 p.m. See the Disney animated film Ratatouille in 35mm. A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. Rated G. All seats are available on a first come first served basis. FREE! Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.
  7. Caribbean Reunion: Family Picnic in the Park (RSVP) – Saturday from 3-8:00 p.m. The Austin Caribbean Cultural Exchange is hosting a potluck-style picnic just in time for Caribbean American Heritage Month, which lasts the whole month of June. They’ll bring the grill, you bring the cooked or uncooked meat, sides, and drinks. There will be games, music, and activities for the whole family including music courtesy of Selecta Q45. FREE with RSVP. Beverly Sheffield NW District Park, 7000 Ardath St, Austin.
  8. Be the Change Concert – Sunday from Noon to 9:00 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy an all-day live music showcase event along with a silent auction that will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation. The charity has set a fundraising goal of $30,000 in efforts to help make the magical wishes of six special kids, with life-threatening diseases, come true. No cover, cash bar. All ages welcome. Admission is FREE! Rock Rose Hall, 11420 Rock Rose Ave, Ste 100, Austin.
  9. Relief From The Heat: A Relief Printing Family Day With John Medina – Sunday from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Join Changarrito artist John Medina for a hands-on relief printing workshop based on his work currently on display in Changarrito Project: Selections from the Collection 2015-2016. All materials provided. FREE! Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin.
  10. Concerts in the Park: Brass – Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” will return to the Long Center for a 14th season of FREE ensemble concerts on summer Sunday evenings. Each week, a different ensemble will be featured, 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. Long Center Terrace, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin.

Nearly Free Fun:

  • Woodland Faerie TrailFriday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday is the final day to view the award-winning, 4th annual Woodland Faerie Trail features faerie homes and gardens created by Austin area gardeners, architects, artisans, businesses, clubs, families, and school groups. FREE with Garden admission, which is $1-3 (for ages 3+). Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

  • Splash Party Movie NightSaturday at 8:00 p.m. This family oriented program brings people of all ages together. Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens while you cool off in the 72-degree water or picnic on the hill. Movie begins at dusk. The regular pool entrance fee ($1-8) covers the movie and pool entrance. Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Ave, Austin.

More Events Beyond Austin:

  • Music On the Square (Georgetown) Friday at 6:30 p.m. The “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” will be the stage for FREE weekly Friday night concerts featuring regional musicians from June through August. Bring chairs or a blanket and beverages to enjoy music from Woundloose Band. Georgetown Square.
  • Back in the Saddle Cinema (Dripping Springs) – Friday at 7:30 p.m. Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy a FREE showing of the classic Walt Disney family feature Old Yeller. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs.
  • Star Party (Cedar Park) Friday at 9:00 p.m. Star gaze on a state-of-the art computer guided telescope. View through the telescope, take telescope assisted photos with your smartphone, and learn major stars and constellation positions along with the planets and moons. Learn how to read a star map, and much more. Weather permitting. FREE! Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220, Toro Grande Dr, Cedar Park.

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