This week you can head to Austin’s biggest carnival at Rodeo Austin, see a free IMAX screening at the Bullock Museum, watch Shrek under the stars, go to an egg hunt at Pinballz Arcade and go down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland at ZACH Theatre. Here are the details of our top 5 picks for weekday family events in Austin.

Top 5 Austin Family Events to Check Out This Week:

Rodeo Austin @ Travis County Expo Center
now through Friday, March 26, 10 a.m. – midnight daily
You and the kids can enjoy Austin’s largest carnival at the fairgrounds, check out the KidsTown petting zoo, see animals in the livestock show, enjoy a wide-variety of tasty fair foods, see big-name musicians in concert, watch barrel racing, bull riding, mutton bustin’ and so much more. To learn more and to get advance tickets or carnival wristbands, click here.


Photo by Mark Matson from the Rodeo Austin Facebook page

Free Screening: Watermelon Magic @ Bullock IMAX Theatre
Thursday, March 24, 9:15 a.m.
The Bullock Texas State History Museum has a new film in their IMAX Theatre that will appeal to your youngest little gardeners. Celebrate science and nature in this family film about a young girl and her watermelon patch. Watermelon Magic is showing now through March 31. You can attend a special FREE screening on Thursday, March 24 at 9:15 a.m. No RSVP required. First come, first served. Also, the first 50 families will receive a Whole Foods Market healthy snack bag!


Free Movies in the Park: Shrek @ Dick Nichols District Park
Thursday, March 24, 7:45 p.m.
Take the kids to see Shrek and Donkey on the big screen for a fun night under the stars. Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner for a fun and relaxing evening. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted, nor is smokingin the park. (Take note, the rain date, if needed, is April 28.)


Easter Egg Hunt @ Pinballz Arcade
Friday, March 25, 11 a.m.
Children ages 12 and under are invited, with their parents, to bring their baskets and hunt for colorful, prize-filled Easter Eggs. A few select eggs will even have 100, 250, and 500 prize ticket amounts inside to cash in for the fun redemption prizes! As an added bonus, you can “hunt” to find selected games set on only one token per play! For even more fun, click here for a coupon for $5 in free tokens when you spend $20.

event-poster-5416443Alice in Wonderland @ ZACH Theatre
Friday, March 26, 6:30 p.m.
Go down the rabbit hole and travel to Wonderland! In this unique adaption by Underbelly in partnership with ZACH’s Theatre for Families, the audience starts in the theatre and then follows Alice around ZACH’s campus to go on an adventure, meet familiar characters, and help defeat the Red Queen.  Tickets are $18 for youth & $23 for adults. You can purchase tickets online here or by calling 512-476-0541 x1.

12814547_10153343334060843_6556368885222992537_n–> More to Explore: Glance through our Daily Calendar for more events, and be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter to get reminders about Top Picks for the weekend.

Have a fun week!