Let’s talk turkey… We hope you have plans to share Thursday with your friends and loved ones with a delicious feast, but here are just a few more Thanksgiving happenings for the kids to enjoy in Austin this week.
— Thanksgiving Day Camp
Marmalade Skies Studio
Monday, Nov. 24, Tuesday Nov. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 26
Marmalade Skies is offering full day and half-day camp opportunities over the Thanksgiving holiday week for elementary-aged children 5 to 12 yrs old. They will make Thanksgiving & fall themed crafts as well as fine art projects. For full details, pricing, and registration info visit their website.
— Thanksgiving Storytime
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 10:30 a.m.
Gobble Gobble, little ones! Thanksgiving is almost here. That means football, food, family, and stories! This storytime is all about the yummiest of all holidays, so head to BookPeople for seasonal books including Thanksgiving for Emily Ann.
— ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot
The Long Center
Thursday, Nov. 27, registration/packet pick-up between 7:30 – 9 a.m.
Take the whole family out for a little morning run at this annual Austin event. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot go directly to Caritas of Austin—a nonprofit organization that provides housing, employment, education, and food services to more than 20,000 homeless, working poor, and documented refugees in Travis County. Choose to participate in a five-mile run ($35 registration fee), one-mile walk ($25 fee), and a Kids’ K ($10 fee). You’ll also find a kids activity tent and moonwalk, raffle prizes, live music, large photo cutouts and more. You can register for the Turkey Trot online here.
— Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck
Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption Sanctuary
Thursday, Nov. 27, noon
If turkey is not on your menu this year, celebrate a vegan Thanksgiving with the animals at the beautiful Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption Sanctuary. Bring your best vegan dishes for a potluck feast to share with new friends. Arrive early to volunteer. For full details, visit the event page on Facebook.
— Austin Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving
Still wondering where to eat on Thanksgiving day? There are lots and lots of Austin restaurants that will be open for your dining pleasure. Check out this list.
— Turkey Glow Jump
Pump It Up Austin
Friday, Nov. 28, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Need something fun to do after Thanksgiving is over? At the Turkey Glow Jump there will be black lights and special effects lights. Kids are encouraged to wear neon or white to really show the glow. $8 per child, glow necklace included for each paid child. For more info, visit their website.
— Keep Austin Thankful Photo Contest
Last day to enter: Sunday, Nov. 30
Take a photo of something in Austin that your family is thankful for, and for every photo you send in to us at Do512Family, our friends at some of Austin’s most awesome businesses will donate $5 to a local children’s charity. You say THANKS, local companies GIVE, and we all win with hugs all around! We can’t wait to see all of your photos! For more details and contest rules, click here.
— Looking fore more, easy family fun on Thanksgiving day? Check out:
- Best Playgrounds in Austin
- Trails in Austin: Southern Walnut Creek
- Trails in Austin: Shoal Creek
- Hiking at Mayfield Park & Preserve
- Taking the Dogs to Red Bud Isle
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!