One thing Austin families can count on every summer is live music and fun galore at the weekly Children’s Day Art Park. From interaction with members of The Austin Symphony, who wander the crowds performing for children, to onstage jams by some of Austin’s most beloved children’s entertainers, it doesn’t get much better than these festive Wednesday mornings in the Symphony Square amphitheater.
For a mere 50¢ per child, kids can enjoy test-driving instruments at the instrument petting zoo, free balloons, bubbles, balloon animals, storytellers, magicians, clowns, free crafts, and face painting! There are often surprises, like free Blue Bell ice cream, too.
2014 Performance Schedule:
June 18 – Joe McDermott
July 2 – No Children’s Day…Happy July 4th!
July 9 – The Hey Lollies
July 16 – Darren Peterson’s Circus Chicken Dog
July 23 – Beto y Los Fairlanes and the Annual Teddy Bear Picnic (Bring your bear!)
July 30 -Cowgirl Sue
Plan to arrive early to find the most convenient parking. After the headlining performance, which usually starts around 10 a.m., follow the Pied Piper across the street to the Art Tent, for crafts, stories, and more. Bring sunscreen and drinks because it gets hot out there, even that early in the morning. You may consider bringing a picnic along as well. Strollers are not permitted in the amphitheater. There is complimentary stroller parking available on the north side of Serrano’s.
Admission is 50¢ per child. Adults are free. For more information, visit here.
1101 Red River St.