Check out our top 10 picks for weekend fun! You can go to the Puppy Bowl, decorate cookies & valentines at FriendFest, see Pippi Longstocking on stage, attend a free kite-making workshop, try science experiments at WeatherFest, learn how to make pop-up books, go to a clothing swap  — and much more!


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Here are our Top Austin Family Events


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— Head on over to Manor Rd. for a family-friendly night of music, food & wine samples, dancing and community fun at the First Friday Block Party at in.gredients. Listen to live music from Honey Punch. And feel good knowing that a portion of the day’s sales will be going to their community partner Allies Against Slavery.


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— Check out the cutest Super Bowl party in town. The 9th Annual Austin Humane Society Puppy Bowl is a family-friendly event featuring adorable AHS adoptable puppies dressed in uniform, as well as some kitten cheerleaders! This Puppy Bowl takes place from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Austin Humane Society where you’ll also find food trucks, face painting, tailgating games, crafts, a DJ and more. Free admission! Pet adoption discounts!

— Bring the whole family to Central Market’s North Lamar location for Creative Action’s annual FriendFest from 1-3 p.m.! Do512 Family is proud to sponsor this FREE event. Families can enjoy an afternoon of fun Valentine’s Day crafts, treats, live music and a Friendship Parade!

Pippi Longstocking is back by popular demand at the Austin Scottish Rite Theatre. See her entertain kids of all ages along with a horse on the porch, a monkey in the kitchen and her best friends, Tommy & Annika. You can catch the show today at 11 a.m.  & 1 p.m. Tickets are $8 per child (ages 12 & under) and $12 for ages 13 & up. Tickets can be purchased at the door before the show or online here.

— Take part in a free Kite-Making Workshop at the Oswaldo A.B. Cantu/Pan American Recreation Center from 1-3 p.m. Build your own kite to fly at the upcoming Zilker Kite Festival happening on Sunday, March 6!


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— Learn all about the Lone Star State’s extreme weather at the annual WeatherFest event at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Families are invited to the Bullock for FREE admission from noon – 5 p.m. with special weather weather-related programs from noon – 3 p.m. You can check out plenty of hands-on activities and science experiments, too.

Do you have clothes piling up in your closet that you hardly ever wear? Swap your gently used, clean items for some that are new-to-you! Head on over to the HOPE Farmers Market from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the Swap Til You Drop event, sponsored by the Austin Clothes Exchange. Free!

— Families are invited to join stop by the Neill-Cochran House Museum for an afternoon of making pop-up books on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1-4 p.m. Kids can learn how to make their own pop-up designs or decorate pop-up Valentine’s Day cards. Free!

Terra Toys is inviting kids of all ages into the store for a FREE Valentine’s Craft event today from 1-3 p.m. Children can decorate a hand-cut wooden heart that could make a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift for someone special.

— Check out ZACH Theatre‘s storybook-inspired show Tomás and the Library Lady at 2 p.m. This tells an inspirational story of a boy named Tomás who meets a “library lady” who encourages him to read. Youth tickets are $12 and adult tickets are $15, which you can purchase online here or call the box office at 512-476-0541 x1.

These are just some of the fun events happening in Austin this weekend. For more, browse our daily calendar of events!

Have a great weekend!