This weekend you can join us on Saturday for Do512 Family‘s Summer Forever Series with a fun screening of The LEGO Movie! You can also go to a Back to School Bash, enjoy music & festivities at Horseshoe Bay, check out the annual Austin Duck Derby, watch Robin Hood & Maid Marian’s Wedding, get soaked at the annual Downtown Splash Mob, enjoy free admission at the Bullock Museum — and much more! Many thanks to Workbox Staffing for powering this weekend’s Top Picks!
About Workbox Staffing: Since 1997, when Workbox Staffing first opened their doors, their capabilities have rivaled (and often out-shined) those of larger, national staffing groups, yet their personality has always been more down-to-earth. One might even call it a bit “small town.” But they like it that way, and so do the clients. Having been named one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. 500 Magazine, they have grown 493% in the last three years, creating 58 new jobs. While hard work and impressive results have resulted in considerable growth, they’ll always do business the old-fashioned way – through handshakes, conversation, and personal relationships. And if that means they will never see the light of day in a navy blue suit, all the better for them.
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— Start the weekend with music & craft brews at the Horseshoe Bay Resort. Their annual Beer By the Bay Music Festival takes place today and tomorrow starting at 5:30 p.m. where you’ll get to hear great live music, enjoy an all-you-can eat dinner and a big variety of Texas microbrews. Kids are welcome to attend this festival, too, so you can bring the whole family! Admission for a one-day pass starts at $79. Enter promo code “HSBBEER” for $10 all tickets off when you purchase online here.
— Bring the kids out to Shrek The Musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre! This free show starts at 8:15 p.m. You can arrive as early as 6 p.m. to get a good spot on the hillside. Click here to read more about what to know before you go.
— We want to treat you and the kids to some good times at the movies. Join us for our Summer Forever Series with a screening of The LEGO Movie today at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline. Hang out with us on the patio for a LEGO build starting at 9:30 a.m. with the movie screening beginning at 10 a.m. We’re giving away loads of tickets to this event! Click here to enter to win.
— Visit the annual Back to School Bash & Safety Fair on today from 9 a.m. – noon at the Palmer Events Center. This free event is for all ages, and you’ll be able to get all the info you could ever want about AISD programs and community services, as well as free immunizations, free backpacks & school supplies (while they last), and even door prizes! Click here for info about free shuttles to the event.
— The 3rd annual Austin Duck Derby takes place today at 11 a.m. Bring your family and watch 15,000 yellow adopted rubber ducks drop into Lady Bird Lake at the Ann Richards Bridge. Simply adopt a duck for $5.00 to enter the race. Proceeds benefit the Austin Boys and Girls Club Foundation. Festivities will include family fun, music, games, food trucks, face painting, and more. Click here to adopt your duck.
— Hear ye! Hear ye! Direct from the Sherwood Forest Faire comes the exciting adventures of Robin Hood in this all-new show, Robin Hood & Maid Marian’s Wedding, at Austin Scottish Rite Theater. See live sword fighting, archery and more today at 11 a.m. (Runs August 21.) Admission is $12 for adults, $8 children under age 12, and free for children ages 2 & under. You can purchase tickets online here.
— Mary Poppins is delighting audiences of all ages at ZACH Theatre! See this practically perfect nanny in the big musical production. See this show today at 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (The show runs through September 4.) Tickets start at $29 and up, which you can purchase online here or by calling the ZACH Theatre box office at 512-476-0541 x1.
— Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays at the Bullock Museum with special family programs from 12-3 p.m. Capture your favorite summer memories with handmade art with Smudge Studios, listen to summertime-themed storytime, strike a pose in a summer themed photo booth, and more.
— The Austin Summer Musical for Children presents The Big Bad Musical at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. today at the George Washington Carver Museum’s Boyd Vance Theater. See what trouble the notorious Big Bad Wolf has gotten himself into now. Tickets are free but available on a first come, first served basis, available at the door 30 prior to the show.
— Gather your Super Soakers, fill up your water balloons, get your water squirters ready! The 6th Annual Splash Mob takes place today from 2:30 – 3:15 p.m. in downtown Austin at 6th & Trinity. Put on your swim suits and goggles and be prepared to get WET!
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!