SPRING BREAK! SXSW! There is so much coming up in the next week we can hardly keep our cool.

Some pages you should probably bookmark:

We will be doing more coverage of the fest next week so stay tuned if you’re planning on braving the crowds with your kids this year. If you’re not, we’ll still have our normal awesomeness, so don’t worry.

Here are our Top 10 Austin Family Events for the weekend…



— Drop by SXSW Create at the Long Center Terrace from 11 am – 6 pm throughout the weekend and see the latest in techy awesomeness. From 3D printing, to drones, to biohacking and much more; this event offers mind-expanding, hands-on fun. Free, no badge required.

— Wake up and get your live music fix early from 10 – 11 am at Millie and Mox for their first installment of Fun Fridays. The Que Pastas will perform for free and the event will continue every Friday, and rotate between them and Staci Gray.

— Your little gamer can have fun at the SXSW Gaming Expo that will be at the Palmer Events Center throughout the weekend. Free and no badge required, the expo combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world.


— Join Pinkalicious for a Lemonade Party at Kaleidoscope Toys!
Kids will get to meet and have story time with Pinkalicious, decorate pink cookies, and craft their own Pinkalicious wand! Plus, every child will also receive a Pinkalicious necklace. Two parties: 1:30 and 3 pm, $12, preregistration required by calling 512-388-5048.

— The Spotify Studio Workshop is a FREE chance for your teenager to learn to DJ, take a songwriting class or try their hand at logo design and music marketing. Going down at the Spotify House from 11 am – 2 pm, all you have to do is register to attend.

— Learn about our cRaZy Texas weather at WeatherFest, happening at the Bullock Texas State History Museum from 10 am – 3 pm. Talk to meteorologists, attend a Storm Spotter workshop, learn about tornadoes, the water cycle and do hands-on activities. Free to attend and activities are free, except for the IMAX screenings.

— Check out the SXSW Eco Light Garden at Republic Square Park, where families can see installations that play with light, sound and geometry. The garden is open from Mar. 8 – 15 and is on once it gets dark, stop by and see it!


— It’s the Zilker Kite Festival makeup date! Head to Zilker Park from 10 am – 5 pm and fly your kite with thousands of other Austinites at one of the most picturesque events ever. Free to attend!

— Don’t forget in all the SXSW/Spring Break madness that one of our favorite events is happening just 30 minutes outside of town. The Sherwood Forest Faire continues this weekend and will be open from 10 am – dusk on the Sherwood Fairegrounds. Sunday mornings from 10 am – noon, you can take advantage of buy one get one admission (every weekend except for closing weekend). Tickets are $9 – $20, kids under 6 are free, tickets are cheaper when you buy online!

— Sign up for some free laser tag! Freedomland Lazertag is offering life, liberty, and laser tag at the Trinity Center for SXSW. While this is an official event, it is free and badges are not required, but you do have to register online. There will be great food and laser tag, which is preettyy cool.


Have fun!