Looking for things to do this holiday weekend? While waiting for the fireworks, you can enjoy some of these top FREE events happening around Austin!
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events.
Friday, July 1st | From 2 to 5 p.m. | San Marcos Public Library, 625 East Hopkins Street, San Marcos
Sea creature coloring is this week’s ocean-themed craft! You can take these crafts home to work on, or get guided help at the library from 2 to 5 p.m.
Family Movie Night: Luca
Friday, July 1st | From 5:30 to 10 p.m. | McKenna Children’s Museum, 801 West San Antonio, New Braunfels
Join McKenna Children’s Museum on Friday for a showing of Luca, a family film! This is a FREE event located in the McKenna Events Center, down the hall from the museum.
Friday, July 1st | From 7 to 10 p.m. | Dreamland, 2770 US 290, Dripping Springs
Bring your blanket and enjoy a screening of Napoleon Dynamite on the lawn at Dreamland Dripping Springs.
Independence Family Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, July 2nd | From 10 to 2 p.m. | YMCA Camp Moody, 959 Old San Antonio Road, Buda
Throw on your red, white, and blue for a family Independence themed scavenger hunt. After the hunt is over join us for a complimentary red, white, and blue snow cone, yard games, rock climbing, and dip in the pool!
Keep Austin Dogs Weird
Saturday, July 2nd | From 12 to 6 p.m. | Multiple dog shelters around Austin
Five of the largest animal shelters in the Austin-area ask the public to help with overcrowding, with an adoption initiative called Keep Austin Dogs Weird. If your family could use a dog, these pups would love it before the scary fireworks on 4th of July. Some of the shelters involved include: Animal Pets Alive, Austin Animal Center, Austin Humane Society, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, and Georgetown Animal Shelter.
Shakedown at Pecan Street Brewing
Saturday, July 2nd | From 6 to 9 p.m. | Pecan Street Brewing, 106 East Pecan Drive, Johnson City
Join us for Shakedown’s debut performance at Pecan Street Brewing, a great place to flip your “chill switch” and relax while connecting with friends (new & old). On tap for the evening: house brews, good eats & awesome music!
Screen on the Green
Saturday, July 2nd | From 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. | Fareground Austin, 111 Congress Avenue
As the sun goes down, head to Fareground for a special screening of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
Grounded Yoga at Fareground
Sunday, July 3rd | From 10 to 11 a.m. | Fareground Austin, 111 Congress Avenue
Start your week off right by getting grounded with FREE yoga. Restore your body, mind, and soul.
Fourth of July Weekend Celebration
Sunday, July 3rd | From 12 to 4 p.m. | Bouldin Acres, 2027 South Lamar Boulevard
Fourth of July weekend is coming up, and Bouldin Acres is throwing a party on Sunday to celebrate! Here’s what you have to look forward to… FREE ice cream, live music, lawn games, and so much more.
Sunday, July 3rd | From 8 to 10 p.m. | Central Machine Works, 4825 East Cesar Chavez
Like to play chess? So does this group that meets every Sunday night! Enjoy the game with others, no matter your playing level.
Looking for more ways to celebrate 4th of July? Check out all of the places to catch a firework show HERE.