On Friday, May 8, you can take the kids to Zilker Park from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for the 14th Annual Mother Earth Day Festival at the Springs. Kids of all ages can enjoy music, puppet shows, murals, interactive booths, games, art and more. This events celebrates Barton Springs, Barton Creek, and this special watershed in and around Austin. You can enjoy these free activities just across the parking lot from the Zilker Hillside Theatre. All are welcome!


–> Enjoy performances by:

  • Sue Young
  • Bill Otter
  • The Hey Lollies Brass Band
  • The “Worm Queen”
  • The Ortega Superstar Choir
  • The Water Treasure Pirate

Photo by Bonica Ayala from the event website

–> Educational Activities:

  • Learn about Trees with Maddy Maple the Walking/Talking Tree
  • SOS Endangered Species of Barton Creek Mural
  • Tours of “Splash! Exhibit”
  • Barton Springs Puppet Show
  • Maypole dancing and music
  • Salamander sock puppets
  • All Solar! Powered by Austin Energy Solar Trailer
  • Giant Chess Game
  • Turtles
  • Hula Hoops
  • Magic

–> More Information
Bring blankets, picnics, plenty of water, sunscreen and hats. If the weather isn’t cooperative, take note that there is a rain date is scheduled for Friday, May 15. For more information, you visit the Mother Earth Day Festival at the Springs website.

Have fun!