This weekend you can kick off the fall season at an awesome pumpkin patch, enjoy local art and music at the Pecan Street Festival, eat some delicious Mediterranean food, celebrate American Indian culture, go camping in Old Settler’s park, ride the rails with Thomas the Tank Engine, go thrifting at a funky block party on North Loop, get entertained by a vampire bunny, check out concerts in the park and much much more!
- Check out the Top 10 Pumpkin Patches around Austin
- Save the date for the Hush Hush Music Bash for Kids
Here are our Top 10 Austin Family Events…
— Celebrate American Indian Heritage Day at the Bullock Texas State History Museum with special events such as dancing and drumming performances and hands-on activities. Free morning programs are available for school groups, free performances for the public will take place in the lobby at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and all are invited to attend a free evening program at 7 p.m. Click here for more details about the scheduled events.
— Take the family camping! The The City of Round Rock’s Parks & Rec Department invites you to an easy camping experience in Old Settler’s Park. Gather your family and friends for the Outdoor Family Campout beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday. Each person attending must register, which you can do online here. (Children ages 2 and under are free and do not need to register.) The registration fee is $10 for Round Rock residents and $15 for non-residents. For more details about what to expect, click here.
— Enjoy delicious food, dancing, games and fun at the 82nd annual St. Elias Mediterranean Festival on Friday from 6-11 p.m. and Saturday from noon – 11 p.m on the grounds of St. Elias Church (on 11th St. between Red River and Trinity, just east of the Texas State Capitol). You won’t want to miss out on authentic Lebanese, Greek and Middle Eastern delicacies. Admission is only $5 per person, and you can purchase tickets at the gate or in advance at any Twin Liquors location or online here.
— Need a date night? How about scheduling a night out while supporting a wonderful Austin organization? Get your tickets for the Austin Originals Benefit Concert, supporting Austin Child Guidance Center with music from The Wheeler Brothers and LaTasha Lee and the Blackties at Austin Music Hall at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person, which you can purchase online here. Tickets also include great food from local restaurants such as these.
— Take the whole family to Austin’s iconic, annual Fall Pecan Street Festival in the historic 6th Street district downtown on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. This FREE event includes over 275 arts and crafts vendors from all over the world, more than 60 local musicians, over 30 food vendors, and fun activities for the kids.
— Kick off the fall season at the Fall Festival & Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms. This farm in Bastrop, TX is a great setting for some outdoor family fun with games, a “Go Horns” corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals and more. The Fall Festival and Corn Maze will be open Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 pm. and Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Nov. 9, 2014. Admission is $8 for ages 3-10 and $11 for ages 11 and up and includes entry into the corn maze. An Adventure Pass can be purchased for an additional $5 and includes unlimited access to a jumping pillow and train. Children ages 2 and under are free. SAVE $1 by ordering tickets in advance here.
— The North Loop district is full of quirky, funky local flavor. Check it out in person at the 16th Annual Rockin’ & Rollin’ Block Party from noon – 7 p.m., hosted by the North Loop IBIZ District. At this free, family-friendly event you’ll find special sales, food, music and fun!
— Take the kids to Mueller Lake Park where McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra will host a free Movie and Music in the Park event featuring a screening of Shrek at 7 p.m. Before the film, this award-winning high school orchestra will play favorite hits from movies. While you’re there, enjoy food from some of Austin’s popular food trucks.
— Bunnicula looks like a typical cuddly rabbit, but he’s the spookiest bunny around! Kids will love this play with live music and puppetry, based on the popular book series, playing at the Scottish Rite Theater for weekend matinees through Nov. 1. This weekend, catch shows on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. or Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for children ages 12 and under and $12 for ages 13 and up and can be purchased at the theater or in advance online here.
— Pack a picnic and spread out a blanket under the pecan trees at the Zilker Hillside Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Relax and enjoy the music as the Austin Symphonic Band presents the annual, free Fall Concert in Zilker Park.
Have a fun weekend!