Join us in some fun on Do512 Day on Saturday, May 12! What is “Do512 Day” you ask? It’s a day to honor our love of all things Austin. In 2014, the City of Austin Mayor‘s Office declared May 12th (5/12) “Do512 Day” to celebrate Do512’s commitment to helping people answer the question, “What should I do today?”
Each year, Do512 and Do512 Family wish to mark the occasion with some festivities, and we have a few plans that you can enjoy with us!
How You Can Celebrate Do512 Day on May 12:
–> Do512 Day Family Party @ Top Notch
Our pals at Top Notch are offering FREE MILKSHAKES all day with the purchase of a burger or kids meal when you mention Do512. Take note that they’re open from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
From 5-6 p.m., you can join us for a little party! We’ll be set up with bubbles, face painting, games and giveaways. And our friends from ZACH Theatre will be there hosting crafts, too. RSVP to help us get a headcount. We can’t wait to see you there!
–> Do512 Day Crawfish Boil @ Moontower Saloon
Enjoy $5 plates of crawfish, Karbach beer specials, live music and lots of fun at Do512’s Annual Crawfish Boil. This event is family-friendly from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (but 21+ in the evening hours). Click here for more info & to enter to win free food!
–> More Fun Events on May 12:
- Waller Creek Conservancy Field Day @ Palm Park
This family-fun event runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and includes activities and games for all ages! Free! What a fun way to start your Do512 Day!
- Touch A Truck @ Camp Mabry
Kids of all ages are invited to climb on a variety of trucks and enjoy live music and a Kid Zone complete with a petting zoo, face painting, barrel-train rides and more. Event benefits The SAFE Alliance and runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets are $5, available online here.
- Recycled Robots Workshop @ Laguna Gloria
RSVP to join the free workshop geared towards kids ages 2-11. This runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Put everyday materials together to create a robotic work of art, inspired by Tom Friedman’s metallic masterpiece Looking Up then experiment with robo-sounds at the Makey Makey music station.
- Youth Arts Fest @ Center for Creative Action
This one-day festival runs from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and celebrates the art created by middle school and high school students in Creative Action’s programs. Exhibitions include theater, paintings, photography, music, and film. Free to attend.
- Taco Libre @ Republic Square Park
Check out this one-day taco fest from 3-10 p.m. that includes live music and lucha libre wrestling, too. You’ll be able to feast on a variety of $2 tacos ranging from traditional to contemporary. Click here for ticket info.
–> Enjoy a Classic Austin Activity
Austin in an amazing place to live and play — any day of the week. Give nod to Do512 Day in your own way with one of these “classic Austin” activities:
- 100 Things to Do in Zilker Park
- 10 Best Hikes for Families
- Best Playgrounds in Austin
- Best Picnic Spots in Austin
- Best Austin Museums for Children