This weekend you can rock out at Fun Fun Fun Fest, check out planes & helicopters at AirFest, eat sausages at Wurstfest, see the Batmobile at the Austin Comic & Toy Show, celebrate American Indian heritage at the Austin Powwow, watch Hook in the park, create cool art, watch sword fighting demos, take one last run through the corn maze and much much more!
Here are our Top 10 Austin Family Events…
— Fun Fun Fun Fest will be taking over Auditorium Shores on November 7, 8, and 9 for three full days of music and comedy. And this year, we’re super psyched that kids ages 10 and under are FREE. The fest begins at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 10 p.m. each day. A three-day pass is $195, and single-day passes are $85 and can be purchased online here. Check out the kid-friendly activities in store.
— Get ready for Wurstfest! The “best ten days of sausage history” will be happening in New Braunfels’ Landa Park now through Nov. 16. Take the family for good food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style entertainment. Tickets are $10. Children 12 and under are free. You can also download and print a coupon for buy-one-get-one free admission from the Wurstfest website.
— Head over to the Austin Comic & Toy Show at the Norris Convention Center from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you love comic books, vintage toys, lunchboxes and other collectables, you won’t want to miss this fun event. There’s a kids costume contest at 11 a.m.! $4 for kids 12 and up, free for kids 11 and under. Plus, Do512 Family readers can get a free vintage comic book with this coupon!
— Take the family to the Georgetown Airport from noon – 5 p.m. for the fifth annual Georgetown AirFest. Get ready to “ooh and ahh” as you check out fighter planes, gliders & helicopters, and watch formation team fly-overs as well as radio-controlled aircraft demonstrations. Free!
— The 23rd Annual Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival will take place from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. at the Toney Burger Center. This family-friendly event includes native drums, dancing, storytelling, crafts and artists exhibits. You’ll surely want to visit the Indian Market with more than 90 vendor booths and the Food Court with traditional American Indian foods. Admission is a suggested donation of $3 for adults, kids free.
— Take the family out to Ramsey Park to see Hook for free at 6 p.m. As a tribute to the late Robin Williams, you can join the fun with your Lost Boys, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell wannabes, and yes, even pirates. Arrive early (around 5 p.m.) for food from Gusto’s as well as free popcorn and a bounce house.
— Join Austin Shakespeare, Alliance Française, and the French Legation Museum from 3 – 8 p.m. for an afternoon of swashbuckling and poetry! La Plume et l’Épée: Cyrano in Austin is a FREE event for all ages on the gorgeous grounds of the French Legation Museum with sword fighting demos, kids activities, readings from “Cyrano de Bergerac” and more.
— It’s your LAST chance to check out the Fall Festival & Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms for games, a “Go Horns” corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals and more. Open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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. Check out our review for more info!
— Dust off your wands & broomsticks, practice your magic spells and head over to the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in for the Harry Potter Drive-in Fest! Costumes are encouraged, and there will be quizzes, prizes, specialty candy and treats and a special Harry Potter pre-show. You can either walk-in and bring a chair for the pedestrian area for just $5 per person or bring your car for $15 + the $5 general admission charge. Click here for tickets.
Have a fun weekend!