This weekend is going to rule.
Stuff that you should know about:
- Maverick Horseback Riding, where you can take 2+ hour horseback rides just outside of Austin
- Pecan Street Festival
- GIVEAWAYS: Enter for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Nutty Brown, a Family Membership to the Wildflower Center, a $25 Gift Card to Kaleidoscope Toys, and 2 Tickets to Pachanga Fest
Other than that, here are our top 10 Austin family events…
— Root, root, root for the home team as Round Rock Express takes on the New Orleans Zephyrs at Dell Diamond. Game starts at 7:05 pm, tickets are $7 – $16 and you can buy them here.
— Don’t miss the Baby T-Rex Appearances! In preparation for Walking with Dinosaurs coming to the Cedar Park Center in November, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the Baby T himself at Reagan Elementary School at 9:30 am, at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline at 12:30 pm or at Lakeline H-E-B plus! at 4:30 pm. More info here.
— Game night just went up a notch. Family Bingo Night at Emmaus Parish Life Center will start at 6:30 pm and will be open to all ages. Adult tickets are $25, children tickets are $5 each. There will be free snacks, soda, beer and wine. Play 15 games and win cash prizes!
— The Austin Mini Maker Faire at Travis County Expo Center will have TONS of activities for you and the kids from 10 am – 6 pm. The fair celebrates all things DIY and invites you to get your make on with arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, and even fire and water. Speakers, performances, workshops and more. Tickets are $8.50 for ages 3 – 18 and $11.50 for adults if you buy online, they’ll be $10/$15 at the door. For schedule of activities and music, click here.
— Watch Shrek for free at Movie Night at Ramsey Park. The movie starts at 8:15 pm but activities like a bounce house, an obstacle course, live music and food will begin at 7 pm. Kids can also enjoy the park, which has two playgrounds, swings, a giant slide and more! Dressing up is encouraged.
— The Violet Crown Festival at Brentwood Park is a free day of music and performances for kids combined with artisans, vendors, food and activities from 11 am – 6 pm. Kids can keep busy with spin art, jugglers, face painting, LEGO bricks, craft tables and more while you shop and peruse over 50 local vendors.
— The Grand Opening of the Luci and Ian Family Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will celebrate with live music, activities and food carts from 10 am – 6 pm. This 4.5-acre garden features more than a dozen interactive exhibits that foster hands-on creative play and learning in nature. Tickets are $3 for ages 5 – 12, $5 for ages 13 – 17 and $7 for adults if you buy online. They’ll be $3/$7/$9 at the gate. For more info and to enter our giveaway where you could win a Free Family Membership to the center, click here.
— The Family Fun Fest at Pauline Brown Clarksville Neighborhood Center will have a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy houses, face painting, a clown, live music, silent auction and more from 1 – 4 pm. FREE!
— Pinocchio continues at ZACH Theatre with a 2:30 pm showtime. Step in Gepetto’s workshop in this imaginative retelling of a classic story, told with puppetry, shadow and illusion. Tickets are $14 – $16 and you can buy them here.