Hooray for the weekend! Sunday is all about honoring Mom, but this weekend you can also celebrate Comic Book Day & Lemonade Day, head to the Pecan Street Festival, climb aboard huge trucks, be wowed by creations at Maker Faire, check out Austin’s newest climbing center and much more!
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— KUTX Live at Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater is a new, free, family-friendly music series that kicks off tonight. Enjoy performances from kid-friendly Jarebear at 7 p.m. hosted by “Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child,” followed by a show from The Octopus Project at 7:45 p.m. Food trucks will be on site, too. Free parking is available in the Mueller garage, adjacent to The Thinkery.
— It’s Free Comic Book Day! Dress up in costume and head over to your favorite local comic store to pick up your very own freebies. Click here for a list of special events at comic book locations all over Austin.
— Are your kids really into trucks, cars, and other vehicles? You won’t want to miss Austin Children’s Shelter’s annual Touch-A-Truck event at Camp Mabry from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. where kids can actually climb and play on the trucks. You can also expect live music, food trucks, and a petting zoo, face painting, barrel-train rides and more. General Admission is $5 per person (for ages 1 & up). You can purchase tickets online here.
— See a massive mechanical spider, a 30-foot fire-shooting robot, a performance by Arc Attack, a maker fashion show and plenty more creativity at Maker Faire Austin at the Palmer Events Center today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Check out workshops, performers, speakers, arts, crafts, science, engineering and music. Single day child ticket (ages 3-18) is $11 in advance; $12 at the door and a single-day adult ticket is $16 in advance; $18 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets online.
— It’s Lemonade Day! You’ll find hundreds of young entrepreneurs in Austin participating at various stands around the city, selling their own special recipes of everyone’s favorite thirst quencher. Click here to view a map of registered lemonade stands. You can also stay up-to-date on the Lemonade Day Austin Facebook page.
— Check out a brand new indoor climbing gym in South Austin! Crux Climbing Center is hosting a big Grand Opening today from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. This locally-owned 22,000 square foot facility is stocked with rope climbing, bouldering, and strength training areas, a flex space for fitness & yoga classes and a kids’ area. A day pass is only $5! Plus, today’s event includes climbing competitions, DJ, face painting, photo booth, live t-shirt screen-printing, vendor village, silent auction, blood drive, and more.
— Looking for an engaging preschool program for your child? Head over to the Gymboree Play and Music School Readiness Faire from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Arboretum Crossing location. In addition to classroom tours, meeting with teachers and sample activities for kids, there will also be a visit from a fire truck and free ice cream!
— Take mom downtown to browse arts & crafts, listen to live music and get some tasty food at the Pecan Street Festival from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. You’ll find tons of family-friendly fun including inflatables, face painting, balloons, a petting zoo and more. Of course, you’ll find a wonderful assortment of arts and crafts ranging from goods to eat, wear or decorate your home. Click here for details about performance schedules, parking, a map & more. Free admission!
— Enjoy a lovely afternoon at the Umlauf Sculpture Museum & Garden today during their free Family Day event from noon – 4 p.m. Take part in hands-on programs designed for families with children ages 4-10. Listen to stories, do yoga in the garden, create art, enjoy live music and more. Free and open to the public.
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!