Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: September 7-9, 2018

Another fantastic weekend is here, and there are so many great things to do in and around Austin. Here are the top 10 FREE events happening this weekend.

Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: September 7-9, 2018

  1. I Can Only Imagine Free Outdoor Screening
    Friday, September 7 | from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. | The Community Cinema at Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
    Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a FREE movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screeningGet there early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks. Hot dogs, milkshakes, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase (cash preferred). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.
  2. Music in the Park (Pflugerville)
    Friday, September 7 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.| Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd., Pflugerville 
    The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights. There’s no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, pfurry friends, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Alcohol is allowed, but no glass containers are permitted in the park. This week’s movie is Coco.
  3. Movies in the Park (Cedar Park)
    Friday, September 7 | from 8 to 10 p.m.| Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park
    Show Dogs will be playing at Elizabeth Milburn Park. Admission is free. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars. Concessions will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited.
  4. Family Saturday Splish Splash 
    Saturday, September 8 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St.
    Splish Splash! In this month’s free family program, learn how to engineer an aquatic work of art that can actually swim, inspired by the watchful lifeguard sculpture by duo Elmgreen & Dragset. Workshop free with reservation. Reservations available on-line.
  5. Seaholm Waterfront Ice Cream Social
    Saturday, September 8 | from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Seaholm Intake Facility, along the water on Cesar Chavez, between Walter Seaholm Dr. and Nueces St.
    Join Austin Parks Foundation and The Trail Foundation to explore the potential plans for the historic Seaholm Intake Facility over FREE Lick Ice Cream. The goal for this revamp is to create an open and flexible space that can be used any day by the public and periodically for events, including improvements such as: flexible lawn space, multiple water access points, trail restorations and an amphitheater. Free Lick Ice Cream will be offered on a first come, first served basis, so come out early to beat the heat and the lines!
  6. 20th Anniversary Celebration Feliz Cumpleaños 20 Años
    Saturday, September 8 | from 1 to 3 p.m. | Cepeda Branch Austin Public Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
    Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Cepeda Branch and Hispanic Heritage Month with Storytime and Crafts, 1-2 PM and Music featuring WACHE, 2-3 PM. An exhibit of Mr. Eusebio Cepeda’s life will be on display. Refreshments will be served.
  7. GR8 SK8 at Domain NORTHSIDE
    Saturday, September 8 | from 6 to 10 p.m. | Domain Northside, Rock Rose Ave.
    Join Domain NORTHSIDE, in partnership with Nordstrom and Archer Hotel for the GR8 SK8 event. Portions of the streets on Domain Blvd., Rock Rose Avenue and Palm Way will be closed off to all vehicles as NORTHSIDE turns into a skating rink with music, prizes and swag, a photobooth, and refreshments. All ages are invited to roller skate around the property as the streets are transformed into an outdoor glow-in-the-dark roller skating rink. All tenants will remain open during GR8 SK8 and parking will be open in all lots. Guests are welcome to bring their own skates or rent a pair at the event for a suggested donation. Bring your family and friends to skate our streets. We will also have a special appearance from the Texas Rollergirls!
  8. PBS: Odd Squad ($1-$5)
    Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9 | at 10:30 a.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Mueller, 1911 Aldrich St.
    Some very odd things are happening at the Alamo Drafthouse in September, and only the ODD SQUAD can figure it out! Join PBS KIDS favorite Mrs. O and the other Odd Squad Agents as they use math and reasoning skills to get to the bottom of some very strange cases. Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-$5, with all ticket sales benefitting local PBS station KLRU. Simply select “Edit Order” in the check out process to choose your ticket amount. This is an all-ages show with Alamo for All rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark. Lights will stay a little brighter and the sound will be turned down during the show.
  9. Long Center Birthday Party
    Sunday, September 9 | from 1 to 5 p.m. | Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr.
    The Long Center is turning 10 and it’s time to celebrate! Jam out to Latin funk masters Grupo Fantasma, enjoy Art of Everyone with Wiley Ross, get your stretch on with Goat Yoga, or live it up birthday-style with a bounce house, glitter tattoos—and did we mention there’ll be birthday cupcakes?! If outside’s more your thing bring a blanket or some lawn chairs, order a cool drink from the bar, and get your fill of local eats from the best food trucks in town. Event is free!
  10. 2nd Sunday Family Day (Del Valle)
    Sunday, September 9 | from 2 to 6 p.m. | Live Oak Brewing Company, 1615 Crozier Ln., Del Valle
    Join Live Oak for the funnest family-friendly Sunday in town! Live music by Reed Meisters at 2 p.m. followed by shady bounce house shenanigans in the biergarten. Bring the little ones and furry friends and come hungry and thirsty.

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