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.
Weekend Top 10 FREE Austin Events: June 28-30, 2019
- Library Escape Room: Return of the Demogorgon Teens Only
Friday, June 28 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | Austin Public Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Trouble is brewing once again in Hawkins, Indiana. A new gate to the Upside Down has opened in the AV Club room at Hawkins Middle School and Mike, Dustin, Eleven, and the crew are nowhere to be found. Now it’s up to you and your fellow AV Club members to follow the clues they left behind to close the gate and stop the Demogorgon before it’s too late. Eventbrite tickets for Library Escape Room: Return of the Demogorgon TEEN EDITION are live. Sign up today with family and friends aged 13 or go for a mystery group in the same time slot. There is a wait list for each time slot if it fills up. No prior Stranger Things knowledge is needed!
- Summerfest (Pflugerville)
Friday, June 28 | from 6:30 to 9 p.m. | Hill Country Bible Church, 303 E Pflugerville Parkway, Pflugerville
Come out for free fun at Summerfest at Hill Country Bible Church Pflugerville. There will be games, bounce houses and obstacle course, live music, lots of candy, drawings for prizes and more! Join us for a great time of fun!
- Mulan Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, June 28 | 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.
- Movies in the Park – Apollo 11 (Buda)
Friday, June 28 | from 8:45 to 11:45 p.m. | Buda City Hall, 405 E. Loop St., Buda
Movies in the Park is back! Movies start at 8:45. The best part? It’s FREE!
- Summer Playgroup at North Austin Y ($3-5)
Saturday, June 29 | 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? Come play, learn & 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.
- Scentsational Science
Saturday, June 29 | from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 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 chemistry, 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.
- Austin Belly Dance Convention – Free Showcase
Saturday, June 29 | from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Holiday Inn – Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Rd.
The Austin Belly Dance Convention Showcase is an all-levels show, where you can see professional to student talent. In fact, it is a great opportunity for those newer to performing. Watch an array of talented performers on stage, ranging from Middle Eastern, cabaret, fusion, and folkloric belly dance styles. Invite your friends and family to attend for FREE during the ABDC Showcase hours!
- Community First! A Home for the Homeless Public Premiere Q&A
Saturday, June 29 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Rd
Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Texas Film Commission, and Alamo Drafthouse Austin invite you to a free movie night at Community First Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening of Community First, A Home for the Homeless in its first public screening at Community First! Village. Watch the documentary about our Village AT our Village and join filmmaker Layton Blaylock & a panel of neighbors featured in the film for a post-film Q&A! The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.
- Kids Camp: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit ($1-5)
Sunday, June 30 | at 9:45 a.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich St. #120
All Kids Camp summer screenings are Pick Your Price – $1, $3, $5 – with 100% of ticket sales donated to these local non-profits: ATX Kids Club, Givens Swims by Forklift Danceworks, Kids in a New Groove, Saint Louise House, Ruby’s Rainbow and Special Olympics Texas.
- The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sunday, June 30 | 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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