On Saturday, August 9, Save Our Springs Alliance will host a full day of fun at Austin’s beloved Barton Springs for the 2nd Annual Barton Springs Fest. Come and celebrate the day in 1992 when the City Council adopted the citizen-initiated Save Our Springs Ordinance with eco-tours, poetry, kids activities, live music, and – of course – a dip in the sweet, cool waters of the springs.
This year, the Barton Springs Fest will focus on sustainable living and will feature Barton Springs University speakers presenting on topics like climate change, salamanders, and the extension of toll roads into the aquifer recharge zone. In addition, you can take hiking and snorkeling tours of the springs or attend a yoga class. Live music from Dave Madden Band, the Minor Mishap Marching Band, and Atash will start at 4 pm on the South Hill.
For kids, there will be music by Mr. Habitat, balloon art, and activities in the Splash! Exhibit next to the pool. Kids activities will be from 10 am – 2 pm.
Activities are free, but admission rates to the pool will apply. The cost to enter Barton Springs is $1 for children ages 1 – 11, $2 for ages 12 – 17 and $3 for adults. Seniors 62 and older are also $1.
The full schedule of events can be found here.