Looking for some FREE fun happening this week? Look no further. Here are some of the best events happening in the Austin area.
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused events.
Monday, January 25, through Friday, January 29
Tales on the Trail
Happening All Week | from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Ringtail Ridge, 1818 Old Ranch Road 12, San Marcos
The City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department, San Marcos Public Library, and Community Action, Inc. are partnering to bring you Tales on the Trails. Each month will feature a different story that you can follow along with as you explore our beautiful parks and natural areas.The January 2021 Tales on the Trails will be set up at Ringtail Ridge and will feature “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. You and your family are invited to take a self-guided tour along the 1/2 mile Tex’s Trail at Ringtail Ridge, located at 1818 Ranch Road 12 (behind the Dakota Ranch Apartments).
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night
Monday, January 25 | From 7 to 9 p.m. | Evo Cinemas Belterra Village, 166 Hargraves Drive, Suite A100
Feeling competitive? Join us for Geeks Who Drink every Monday at 7 p.m.! Bring your sharpest friends because you could win anything from gifts cards, movie tickets, free beer or movie swag.This is a contactless and socially distanced event in our outdoor beer garden.
Tuesday Night Bingo
Tuesday, January 26 | from 8 to 11 p.m. | Last Call Pflugerville Neighborhood Bar, 1615 Grand Avenue Parkway
FREE BINGO every Tuesday night hosted by Dru Danger! It’s free to play, and you can potentially win a $25 gift card per round! 3-4 rounds depending on the turnout.
FREE KinderDance Class @ Indigo Play
Wednesday, January 27 | at 10 a.m. | Indigo Play, 13520 Research Boulevard, Suite 102
Enjoy this fun Class on Wednesdays in January FREE with Admission! For ages 2-5, girls and boys welcome! This high energy class starts with a blend of free-flow creative movement, and then dives into ballet and tap techniques in the second half. Make sure you have your cameras ready for the mini-show in the last session of each month!!No special shoes or clothing needed! No reservations needed! Amazing instructor Heather teaches KinderDance at local studios. She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and contemporary. Her choreography has won numerous awards over the years. Masks are required for adults, and encouraged for all. Class held in spacious, open area with plenty of room for social distancing.
The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria – FREE Thursdays
Thursday, January 28 | from 9 a.m. to p.m. | 3809 West 35th Street
Explore Laguna Gloria’s 14 acre outdoor sculpture park. Admission is FREE every Thursday but is by reservation due to the pandemic. So reserve your time slot before it’s too late!
Blanton Museum of Art – FREE Thursdays
Thursday, January 28 | from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | 200 East Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest university art museums in the U.S. with 189,340 square feet. Lucky for us it’s FREE on Thursdays. Advance online timed tickets are still required. Free Thursday tickets are first come, first served, and are released with the week’s tickets on the Friday before the week begins.
Elgin Farmer’s Market
Thursday, January 28 | From 4 to 7 p.m. | Elgin Memorial Park, 1127 N. Main Street, Elgin
Local farmers market with fresh local produce, meat and great value added items!
Thursday, January 28 | From 4 to 7 p.m. | The Brass Tap, 204 East Main Street, Round Rock
Music Bingo combines your favorite tunes with some fun titled themes throughout the decades, with a classic game, in a great atmosphere! Listen to a snippet of a song, guess the title or band..etc, mark it on your card and be the first to yell “BINGOOOO!!” and get an awesome prize! FREE TO PLAY!
Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights”
Friday, January 29 | from 6 to 8 p.m. | Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150 Driftwood
Friday Night Songwriter Series at Vista Brewing in Driftwood. Voluntary $5 suggested donation supports local musicians and HAAM. Masks are required when not seated at your table or picnic area. Reservations are required to enjoy the Vista Beer Garden and live music. Please visit www.vistabrewingtx.com for the latest COVID-19 policies, to make a reservation and view our food & beverage menu.
Featured photo via Indigo Play.