Check out our top 10 picks for weekend events that are sure to finish off your Spring Break with a bang! You take the kids to a free David Bowie tribute concert, hop aboard carnival rides & meet animals at Rodeo Austin, head to the Sherwood Forest Faire, meet Lisa Loeb at the Thinkery, enjoy free breakfast & tunes from Hat Creek Burger Co., see amazing dog tricks, attend a kid-focused music show — and much more!
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— Enjoy a free tribute to David Bowie, All the Children Boogie, at the Austin Scottish Rite Theatre from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This family friendly event features local kid favorites such as Joe McDermott and the Hey Lollies, along with many other musicians. FREE with RSVP.
— Stop by the Bullock Museum from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to check out their new Global Kitchen exhibit and take part in free Spring Break at the Bullock food-themed activities for kids. You’ll get to join Whole Foods Market for some tips on getting kids involved in creating breakfast, lunch or dinner. Take home recipes from past winners of the Whole Kids Cooking Challenge. All programs are FREE with exhibit admission.
— The 7th Annual Sherwood Forest Faire is open today from 10 a.m. – dusk for an extra day of fun during your Spring Break. Located in McDade, Texas, the Faire is set in a 23-acre wooded village that’s bustling with shoppes, pubs and entertainment. Click here to read all about our experience at the Faire. Tickets at the gate are $23 for ages 13 & up, $13 for ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under are free. You can save by ordering your tickets in advance online here.
— SXSW isn’t just for the grown-ups! Take the little ones to the Thinkery from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Think About Music, and official SXSW event presetned by Amazon Music. Enjoy live original children’s music and activity led by singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb Official, two-time GRAMMY-nominated duo The Pop Ups and more! No wristband or badge required. Regular museum admission applies ($9 for age 1 & up). Click here for schedule of events.
— Rise and shine for an early breakfast party presented by Hat Creek Burger Company. Take the kids to SX Los Padres at Whole Foods Domain where Hat Creek will be giving away 1000 free breakfast tacos and 1000 free cups of cuvee coffee from 8 – 10:30 a.m. (while supplies last). Raina Rose will be performing. Bring the kids to play, dance and eat!
— Have some fun at Rodeo Austin at the Travis County Expo Center. You can 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, watch barrel racing, bull riding, mutton bustin’ and so much more. (Today’s the last day to take advantage of the Spring Break special — $25 carnival wristbands for children and $28 for adults through March 19, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Click here for carnival tickets.
— Today’s the last day to check out Circus Chickendog‘s latest show for families at The Institution Theatre. You can take the kids to see 1000+ Tricks in One Hour at 10:30 a.m. to see amazing dog tricks, exceptional juggling, unicycling and clowning — as many tricks as can fit into an hour. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here.
— Want to get a jump start on your Easter fun? Head over to Dittmar Recreation Center at noon for Search for the Lost Eggs. This free event includes crafts for kids at 12 p.m. and an egg hunt that begins at 1:05 p.m.
— Head over to the lawn at The Domain from 1-5:30 p.m. for Rock + Read. This family event will include music from to kid favorites such as the Que Pastas and Mister G, as well as storytime with local authors reading their own books, a craft-making station, and a trampoline for jumping, too. FREE with RSVP.
— Wrap up your Spring Break with high-energy fun at Mad Tiger Fest from 1-5 p.m. at Threadgill’s South World Headquarters. This party features a great line-up of bands such as Peelander-Z, Marikofun and Charlie Belle! FREE with RSVP.
— 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!