Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: May 24-26, 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: May 24-26, 2019

  1. Mondo Gallery Presents: 80 Years of Batman
    Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 | from 12 to 6 p.m. |Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe St.
    The Dark Knight returns to the gallery this May with a brand new show eight decades in the making! The “80 Years Of BATMAN” gallery show will celebrate the history of the caped crusader, along with his allies and infamous rogue gallery of villains, with 18classic, iconic and fan-favorite BATMAN comic book cover images produced as screenprinted posters. The show will be on display through May 25 during regular gallery hours (12 – 6 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday). This show is FREE and open to the public.
  2. Friday Movie Matinee Nim’s Island
    Friday, May 24 | from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. | Austin Public Library Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr.
    Join for Friday Movie Matinee at the Old Quarry Library on May 24 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. They will be screening “Nim’s Island” (PG). This is a free family event.
  3. Bug-Eat-Bug Hike (Lockhart)
    Saturday, May 25 | from 10 to 11 a.m. | Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Rd., Lockhart
    Peer into the world of little bugs and big battles in this fascinating walk. Join a Master Naturalist to meet your backyard bugs, and explore how insects fight for survival in the bug eat bug world of Lockhart State Park! All ages welcome. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. Bring water and apply sunscreen or bug repellent, as needed. No registration required. Meet your guide at the Creekview Trailhead. If driving from park headquarters, take your first left-hand turn, pass the campgrounds, and park along the paved loop. Regular park entrance fees apply ($3/adult and free for children 12 & under).
  4. Blair Woods Family Nature Day
    Saturday, May 25 | from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Blair Woods Reserve, 5401 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
    Join Travis Audubon for a morning of educational activities at Blair Woods Sanctuary, a natural oasis in east Austin! This Nature Day will be all about plants, so come prepared to learn about the plants you can see around Austin! Snacks and water will be provided, and every guest has a chance to win a Travis Audubon prize package! This event is free and open to the public. Direct any questions about this event to Caley Zuzula at [email protected]. This is a weather-dependent event, so if there is rain Saturday morning check out the event page on the Travis Audubon website for the event status.
  5. Transit Adventure – Wizard of Oz
    Saturday, May 25 | from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.
    Capital Metro and the Paramount Theatre invite you for an afternoon of family fun with free admission to the movie AND a free Transit Day Pass — so you can spend more time making childhood memories and less time circling for parking. Learn more and RSVP here.
  6. Moana: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
    Saturday, May 25 | at 2 p.m. | Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr.
    Watch Moana and create your own Tamatoa, Kakamora, leis, and popsicle stick rafts! Light refreshments will be provided. Join for a movie screening. Watch and discover new films at the Austin Public Library. A mythic adventure set around 2,000 years ago across a series of islands in the South Pacific. The film follows the journey of a spirited teenager named Moana as she meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together they traverse the open ocean, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
  7. Saturday Night Concert Series
    Saturday, May 25 | from 7 to 11 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.
    This free 10x music series hosted by Austin City Limits Radio features local favorites such as Nakia, Dale Watson and Fastball. The concerts take place in the Central Plaza and guests are encouraged to bring a blanket to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show. Admission is free and dogs are welcome. This week’s performer is Dale Watson.
  8. Memorial Day Flea at Vista Brewing (Driftwood)
    Sunday, May 26 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150, Driftwood
    The Austin Flea is beyond excited to spend Memorial Weekend out in the Hill Country at this beautiful brewery – Vista Brewing (13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150 – Driftwood) – on Sunday May 26 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. for a special Memorial Weekend Event! There will be a pig roast, live music and the wonderful vendors of the Austin Flea. Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages!
  9. Summer Vibes Festival
    Sunday, May 26 | from 1 to 7 p.m. | Shaved Ice Island, 2701 West William Cannon Dr.
    Check out Austin’s Shaved Ice Island May 26 for live reggae music, island vibes, prize giveaways and shaved ice fun. Live reggae show 3 to 6 p.m. from Roland + The Roots Riddim! Dunk tank and prize raffle with portion of proceeds benefitting Meals on Wheels of Central Texas. Prize raffle will include a $375 catered shaved ice party from Shaved Ice Island, Apple Air Pods, pottery package by ATX artist Kristen Saksa Juen, and many different gift cards from local Austin shops! General admission is free. For other ticketing packages, click here.
  10. 10th Annual Car Show Benefiting Make-A-Wish
    Sunday, May 26 | from 1 to 9 p.m. | Little Longhorn Saloon, 5434 Burnet Rd.
    Be there for our 10th Annual Car Show at The Little Longhorn Saloon. Starts at 1:00pm with live music and Chicken Shit Bingo!! Benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation. Awesome pre 1976 vehicles, food and silent auction items!! If you would like to register your pre 1976 or older vehicle, please see the bartender for car registration forms behind the bar and/or email [email protected]

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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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