This weekend you can take the kids to the Mother Earth Day Festival, celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day, go to a Mermaid Parade, take part in Batman Day fun, attend a Renaissance style Faire, take advantage of FREE admission & special events on Austin Museum Day, get your feet moving at the CASA Superhero Run — and much more!
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— Bring the kids to Zilker Park from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for the 15th Annual Mother Earth Day Festival. Kids can learn about conservation through music, puppet shows, interactive booths, games, art and more for free! Click here for more details.
— Celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day at the free, annual event at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center from 6-9 p.m. At VIVA Mexico, you can dance into the evening and enjoy food and activities.
— Take a magical day trip to San Marcos, TX for the SMTX Mermaid Parade & SPASH Festival. Organized to celebrate San Marcos’ unique river and arts culture, this event will kick off with a parade in downtown San Marcos at 10 a.m. and followed by a festival at 1 p.m. in San Marcos Plaza Park. Free! Click here for more info.
— Today is Batman Day! At various locations around Austin, you can celebrate the Caped Crusader today with trivia, cosplay, a chance to see Batman & Catwoman in person, or by picking up a free comic and Batman mask! Click here to get scoop about where and when these events are happening.
— Attend a Renaissance style Faire at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy today to celebrate their 30th Anniversary. Starting at 10 a.m., they will kick off the party that includes a castle bouncy house, free popcorn, armor making classes, tarot card readings, giveaways and more! Donning your best festival attire is highly encouraged.
— It’s Austin Museum Day! More than 35 local cultural institutions offering FREE admission today, and you’ll also find tons of special activities for you and the kids to enjoy. We’ve rounded up a list of fun events geared just for kids. See our Top Picks for Museum Day.
— Be a superhero for children who’ve been abused or neglected at the 2016 CASA Superhero Run. The whole family can participate in the 5K and Kids 1K at The Domain Central Park. This event also includes a superhero costume contest, an obstacle course, bounce house, special superhero guest appearances and lots of special family activities! The event kicks off at 7 a.m. Click here to register!
— The Austin Nature & Science Center is hosting a fun, free event to introduce your family to geocaching, tent building, tin can stoves, the wildlife you might see on a local camping trip, and much more! The Family Outdoor Adventures event takes place from noon – 3 p.m.
— Head on over to the Center for Creative Action for another free Community Art Sunday from 2-5 p.m. Families can take part in plenty of art & science fun such as watching an electrifying experience from ArcAttack, helping with an interactive, recycled 3D-art installation, listening to a live jam session from The Ayuma Experiment, and getting hands-on with many more activities. Plus, free snacks will be provided by H-E-B and KIND Snacks, as well as free beer from Oskar Blues Brewery Austin.
— Have a leisurely Sunday morning at Uncle Billy’s new “Hymns, Hops, and Hallejulahs” Gospel Brunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Listen to the music of the Downtown Disciples on the pup-friendly patio, while you feast on delicious food from their brunch menu.
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!