This weekend you can take the kids to Austin City Limits Music Festival, go to the Chalk Walk arts festival, take a ride with Thomas the Train, visit a pumpkin patch & corn maze, go fishing, see monster trucks, learn about butterflies at the Bullock Museum — and so much more!
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— Weekend One of the Austin City Limits Music Festival is here! This 3-day (two-weekend) festival includes eight stages of music and over 110 bands in Zilker Park. Kids ages 10 and under are FREE to attend with a ticketed adult. Read about what’s new and exciting in the Austin Kiddie Limits section of the park — an area designed specifically for families. With hours from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. each day, kids can enjoy activities like hip-hop workshops, dance parties, ping-pong, punk hairdos, temporary airbrush tattoos, souvenir photos and more. Click here to win Weekend Two ACL passes!
— Thomas the Tank Engine is rolling into the Burnet Community Center today through Sunday. At the special event, Day Out with Thomas: Ready, Set, Go Tour 2016, kids can take a ride on a real train, meet Sir Topham Hatt, enjoy live music, magic shows and more! Tickets range from $20 off-peak times to $24 peak times. Click here to purchase tickets online or call 1-866-468-3399.
— The Domain Northside is celebrating the opening of Nordstrom and other new stores with two days of free entertainment. From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. today, you can enjoy children’s activities on the Lawn, including a sidewalk chalk artist, balloon twisters, kite building, children’s storytelling and puppet show. The fun continues tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. with family activities and live music on the Lawn Stage. Click here for more details.
— Round Rock’s Centennial Plaza will transform into a super cool arts festival that kicks off today from 5-10 p.m. The annual Chalk Walk is FREE and open to the public. Watch artists create works of art on the concrete using chalk pastels right before your eyes. In addition to the amazing art, families are invited to check out hands-on kids activities, live music, food vendors and more. Dale Watson hits the stage at 8 p.m. tonight. This festival continues tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
— Celebrate the 4th annual American Indian Heritage Day at the Bullock Museum. Learn about the historic, cultural, and social contributions American Indians have made to the state. Starting at 6:30 p.m., dancing and drumming performances will be held for the general public in the museum’s Grand Lobby.
— It’s a great day for a visit to Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival & Corn Maze! Navigate a corn maze, pick out pumpkins, go on a mini-train ride, play games, listen to live music and enjoy plenty of fall fun with the family! Barton Hill Farms will be open today through November 13 on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (as well as Columbus Day). General admission is $14 and includes all of the activities available. Children ages 2 and under are free. SAVE $1 by ordering tickets in advance here.
— Take the kids to McKinney Falls State Park to learn how to fish. Go Fish! is a free program that teaches kids how to fish at various Texas State Parks! You can participate today from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Regular park entrance fees apply — $6 for adults, and children ages 12 and under are free.
— The Texas Teen Book Festival takes place today at St. Edward’s University from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. This free event invites readers to engage with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult authors in the country. Speakers include Mindy Kaling, Laini Taylor, Leigh Bardugo and many more. Click here for more info.
— Get ready for some extreme excitement as the Dell Diamond gets taken over by giant monster trucks! The ballpark will transform into entertainment epicenter hosting competitive monster trucks and bull riders for the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Destruction Tour. Today at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased online here.
— Enjoy FREE admission to the Bullock Museum all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays Special family programs are from 12-3 p.m., and this month’s activities are all about butterflies. Create a wildflower seed bomb to attract butterflies, listen to a story about their life cycle, and learn about their migratory behaviors.
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!