- May 20, 2022

Top Free Austin Events Happening This Weekend: May 20 through May 22, 2022

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Another gorgeous weekend in Austin is ahead, and we can’t wait to spend it doing FREE things around town. From markets to graduation fun, here are our top ten FREE things happening in Austin.

This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events. 

Top FREE Austin Weekend Events Happening Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22:

May Market
Friday, May 20 | From 10 to 8 p.m. | Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport Boulevard

Experience the work of more than 100 regional artisans and craftspeople under one roof at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar’s May Markey. It’s FREE to enjoy.

Party In Your Park
Friday, May 20 | From 5 to 8 p.m. | Children’s Park, 205 S C M Allen Parkway, San Marcos

Party in your Park is a FREE community event in San Marcos that features games, music, snacks, and more! 

Gold Party
Friday, May 20 | From 7 to 10 p.m. | Meanwhile Brewing, 3901 Promontory Point Drive

Meanwhile’s Helles won gold at this year’s World Beer Cup… now we celebrate! Enjoy a Disco Dance Party with DJ Chorizo Funk.

Artisan Market
Saturday, May 21 | From 12 to 4:30 p.m. | Smokin’ Beauty, 11806 N Lamar Boulevard

Free Fun Alert! Swing by Smokin Beauty on North Lamar this Saturday and Sunday for an Artisan Market. Great food and drink specials like $2 off Altstadt beers during market hours and menu item collabs that feature products from up to 15 vendors! Grab brunch at Smokin Beauty and wander through the market to SUPPORT LOCAL!

Arboretum Artsfest
Saturday, May 21 | From 10 to 2 p.m. | The Arboretum, 10000 Research Boulevard

Head to The Arboretum for a day full of art! Enjoy stations, crafts, and so much more.

Haitian Flag Day in Austin
Saturday, May 21 | From 12 to 8 p.m. | Trailhead Park, 10984 Boulder Lane

Join Haitian Austin Hub and local Haitians from the community as we celebrate the flag, the history, and the culture. This is a family friendly event.

2022 Great Texas Exit
Saturday, May 21 | From 4 to 7 p.m. | Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Boulevard

Kick off graduation weekend at the Great Texas Exit, a casual, Texas-sized celebration hosted by the Texas Exes.

Gruene Market Days
Sunday, May 22 | From 10 to 5 p.m. | Historic Gruene, 1724 Hunter Road, Gruene

Head down to historic Gruene for their Gruene Market Days! Enjoy strolling through local vendors and historic Gruene shops all weekend.

Family Fun Day – AAPI Celebration at Brentwood Social House
Sunday, May 22 | From 12 to 4 p.m. | Brentwood Social House, 1601 West Koenig Lane

Enjoy the playground with fun activities such as story times featuring three culturally diverse children’s books, cute one-of-kind live portraits, a scavenger hunt to find alphabet letters, free coloring pages, free art activities, and much more!

YMCA Free Splash Day
Sunday, May 22 | From 1 to 4 p.m. | YMCA Locations around Austin

As part of National Water Safety Month, the Austin Y is hosting several free Splash Day events across the community on Sunday for FREE. Enjoy water-based games, activities, education, refreshments and family swimming.

Looking for more FREE Splash Pads for the kids to enjoy? Check out our full list HERE.