This weekend you can go on a family campout, celebrate Batman Day, check out the 35th Annual Pecan Street Festival, get lost in the Great Pumpkin corn maze, party with some giant dinos, enjoy music and movies under the stars, play games at the farmers market, get creative at a community art event — and much more!
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— Celebrate American Indian Heritage Day at the Bullock Museum with special events throughout the day such as dancing and drumming performances and hands-on activities. Free performances for the public will take place in the lobby at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and all are invited to attend a free evening program at 6:30 p.m.
— Take the kids to the Outdoor Family Campout in Old Settler’s Park where the fun starts at 4 p.m. Pop your tent around the Lakeview Pavilion, eat dinner provided by Hat Creek Burger Company, play games, sit around the campfire eating s’mores and then sleep under the stars. And tomorrow, you can stick around the park for a morning of activities that celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day. Registration is $10 per person, and you can sign up online here.
— Today (and tomorrow) from 12-6 p.m., you can attend Terra Toys’ 35th Birthday Party and the official grand opening of their espresso bar, The Wind-Up. Enjoy free birthday cake, party games, drink specials.
— Calling all fans of the Caped Crusader…today is Batman Day 2015! According to DC Comics, it’s the day celebrate all things Batman — from comics to video games and more. Click here to see a list of Austin-area events, including a coloring contest at Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy, stories & crafts at Barnes & Noble, and more.
— Barton Hill Farms’ Fall Festival & Great Pumpkin Corn Maze kicks off today and is the perfect setting for some outdoor fall fun with games, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals, barrel train, live music and more. Open today from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. General admission is $8 for ages 3-10 and $11 for ages 11 & up and includes entry into the grounds, the corn maze, pumpkin patch and slides. An Adventure Pass can be purchased for $11 for ages 3-10 and $15 for ages 11 & up and includes unlimited access to the jumping pillow, cow train, trike track, pumpkin painting, and pony hops. Children ages 2 and under are free. SAVE $1 by ordering tickets in advance here.
— There’s fun for the whole family at the 35th Annual Fall Pecan Street Festival. You’ll find over 300 arts and crafts vendors from all over the world, more than 50 local musicians, food vendors, and fun activities for the kids, including a petting zoo, face-painting, street magicians and more in the downtown 6th Street district today from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (and tomorrow from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.) Free admission!
— Dinosaur Park invites families out to their “Roar-some” 10th Anniversary Party in Cedar Creek, TX from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Walk the nature trail full of giant dino replicas, enjoy cake & balloons, see a reptile show, take your photo with a Jurassic Park Jeep, watch out for raptors roaming the grounds & more! Admission is $7 per person (kids under 24 months are free). Click here for more info.
— Enjoy an evening under the stars at the Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater where McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra will host their annual Movie Music in the Park featuring a free concert of favorite hits from movies throughout the years as well as a screening of Wreck-it Ralph at 7 p.m. Starting at 6:30 p.m., you can enjoy food from some of Austin’s popular food trucks.
— HOPE Farmers Market is hosting the East Side County Fair from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Take the kids to Plaza Saltillo for some fun & games, a petting zoo, magic show, music and more! Click here for more details.
— Celebrate community through dance, music, creativity, food and more at Community Art Sunday held at the Center for Creative Action from 2-5 p.m. This free, family-friendly event is for all ages and will include live music from the Tiarra Girls, a performance from Forklift Danceworks’ Body Shift, storytelling, interactive art workshops, free beverages, ice cream, and healthy snacks from HEB.
Have a great weekend!