A week off of school for Spring Break has likely got the kids jumping for joy (woo hoo!), but if you’re starting to worry about what to do to keep the family busy, have no fear. There are endless possibilities for family fun in Austin.
—> Rodeo Austin Carnival @ Travis County Expo Center
March 12-26, 11 a.m.-12 midnight
Rodeo Austin hosts Austin’s largest carnival complete with rides, games, fair food favorites and more. The carnival is open daily from 11 a.m.-12 midnight during Spring Break. Click here to check the website for information on tickets, ride-all-day wristbands, and special attractions.
—> $2 Movies During Spring Break @ FLIX Brewhouse (Round Rock)
March 14 – 18, 10:30 a.m.
Enjoy specially priced $2 films that the whole family will love for the whole week of Spring Break! Click here to purchase tickets online. Ages 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Here’s the schedule of movies, each starting at 10:30 a.m.:
- March 14 – How To Train Your Dragon
- March 15 – Spy Kids
- March 16 – Jumanji
- March 17 – Babe
- March 18 – The Land Before Time
—> Circus Chickendog Presents: 1000+ Tricks in One Hour @ The Institution Theatre
March 14-19, Mon. – Fri. at 1 p.m., Sat. at 10:30 a.m.
In this original 60-minute family-friendly show you’ll see amazing dog tricks, exceptional juggling, unicycling and clowning. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here.
—> Easter Events & Egg Hunts:
- Bunny Bash with the Biscuit Brothers @ Barton Creek Square Mall, Saturday, March 12, 9 -10 a.m.
Barton Creek Square will host a free party for families with special guests the Easter Bunny and The Biscuit Brothers. No registration required. Open to all! This will take place near the Apple Store.
- Easter Eggstavaganza @ Dove Springs Rec Center, Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free family friendly Easter egg event with an egg hunt that begins at 11 a.m.
- Search for Lost Eggs @ Dittmar Recreation Center, Saturday, March 19 at 12 p.m.
Free family friendly Easter crafts and egg hunt that begins at 1:05 p.m.
- Easter Eggstravaganza @ Lakeline Mall, Saturday, March 19, 12 – 2 p.m.
Lakeline Mall will host tons of festive fun for kids, including an Easter Egg Hunt! This event is free for Kidgits members and will take place in the lower level near Dillard’s Women’s Court.
—> Museum Events:
- Art Free-For-All @ Laguna Gloria, March 12, 12-4 p.m.
Join The Contemporary Austin at the Arts School at Laguna Gloria for an art free-for-all! Make art to take home, and check out sculptures on the grounds, enjoy music and food trailers, too.
- Free Family Day @ Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, March 13, 12-4 p.m.
Listen to stories, do yoga in the garden, watch sculpture demos, enjoy live music and more. Free and open to the public.
- Also note that you can enjoy FREE admission on Tuesdays at The Contemporary Austin as well as on Thursdays at the Blanton Museum of Art.
—> Under the Springs @ Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center
Wednesday, March 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Check out the new Texas Colorado River Rolling Exhibit and meet a mermaid, tour Barton Springs at noon, participate in kid friendly activities, and more. Free.
—> St. Patrick’s Day Austin Fest @ Pioneer Farms
Thursday, March 17, 3-9 p.m.
Irish fun for the whole family! This event includes local Celtic bands, Irish dancers, food, and all things to make your St. Paddy’s day festive. FREE abundant parking and no downtown hassles. Check out the Saint Patrick’s Day Fest website for the full lineup and to purchase tickets.
—> 7th Annual Sherwood Forest Faire (in McDade, TX)
March 12 -13 & 18-20, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The Sherwood Forest Faire is usually open only on the weekends, but during Spring Break you can take advantage of an extra day of the Faire on Friday, March 18. You’re not going to want to miss this charming Medieval-themed Faire based on the tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Located in McDade,Texas, the Faire is set in a 23-acre wooded village that’s bustling with shoppes, pubs and entertainment. Click here to read all about our recent visit and click here to purchase your tickets in advance.
—> Holi Festival @ Radha Madhav Dham Temple
March 19, 2-8 p.m.
Holi is also called the Spring Festival as it marks the arrival of spring, the season of hope and joy. Everyone is welcome to for a fun-filled day with the whole family. Enjoy delicious foods from various parts of India, find vendors selling clothes, jewelery and doing Henna. There will be games for kids, cultural dances and Holi Color Play to a live band.
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- Strawberry Picking at Sweet Berry Farm
Have a FUN Spring Break!