Check out our top 10 picks for weekend events that are sure to kick off your Spring Break with a whole lot of fun! Happy Spring Break! You make awesome projects at SX Create, attend Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Party, race in the Rodeo Rumble, hop over to a Bunny Bash with the Biscuit Brothers, fly kites, see a children’s play or improv show, enjoy a Sunday Funday in the sculpture garden — and much more!
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Here are our Top Austin Family Events…
— Families are welcome to check out SX Create at Palmer Events Center today through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. If your kids are into technology and creative tinkering, this is the place to be. As the “hardware hacking and maker arm of SXSW,” this year’s event promises more space, more fun, and even more hands-on excitement, including everything from 3D printing to drones to biohacking and more. Experience all the mind-expanding and hands-on fun for free with a SXSW Guest Pass.
— Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls is an organization dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. You can attend Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls Party from 1-4:30 p.m. at Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden where Dr. Kate Biberdorf will be presenting Fun with Chemistry at 1 p.m. and the Knights of Steel Steel Drum Band will play at 3:30 p.m. No wristband or RSVP required. All ages. Learn more.
— Plan to take the kids to the Travis County Expo Center for the annual Rodeo Rumble. In this FREE kids 1K Fun Run, children ages 12 and under are invited to race around Luedecke Arena (on the dirt where the cowboys and cowgirls compete each night). Runners will receive a custom back number for the race and cowbell and treat for finishing the course. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. and the first race starts at 9:30 a.m. Parking is free before 9 a.m.! Register online here.
— Hop on over to the Bunny Bash with the Biscuit Brothers at Barton Creek Square Mall from 9 -10 a.m.
Barton Creek Square is hosting a free party for families with the Easter Bunny and fun music from Austin’s own Biscuit Brothers. No registration required. Open to all! This will take place near the Apple Store.
— Check out a free play for preschoolers at Dougherty Arts Center. Sky Blue and Prince the Frog is new show for children with performances at 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. every Saturday through April 2. Sky Blue is the less popular princess cousin of Snow White and Rose Red. See what adventures she gets into when she meets a frog named Prince. Geared towards children ages 2-5.
— It’s an Art Free-For-All for families at Laguna Gloria today from 12-4 p.m. Join The Contemporary Austin at the Arts School at Laguna Gloria where kids can watch artist demos & make art to take home. While you’re there you can check out sculptures on the grounds, enjoy music and food trailers, too.
— James and the Giant Peach is a musical adaptation of the book by Roald Dahl at ZACH Theatre! Geared towards children ages 5 & up, this is the largest show ZACH has ever done for their family series and features more than 50 puppets and very impressive set pieces. Check it out today at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.Tickets start at $24 and up, which you can purchase online here or by calling ZACH’s box office at 512-476-0541 x1.
— It’s kite flying season! Head out to Treaty Oak Ranch in Dripping Springs for the Inaugural Hill Country Kitetail Fest from 12 -7 p.m. Decorate the blue Hill Country sky with hundreds of colorful kites. Moms & Dads can kick back with a Treaty Oak cocktail while kids play at this family-friendly event. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative and Best Homemade Kites, with judging and awards at 4 p.m.
— Ready for some giggles? Hideout Theatre presents Story Soup on Sundays at 2 p.m. in March and April. Join their troupe of storytellers as they cook up three different magical, silly, exciting, never before told stories using audience participation. Kids will be invited on stage during the show (but only if they want to!) to help tell the story the cast of improvisors. Tickets are only $5, and babies are free.
— These are just some of the fun events happening in Austin this weekend. For more, browse our daily calendar of events!
Have a great weekend!