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As we say goodbye to April and welcome May, there are FREE events happening all over Central Texas to enjoy! From outdoor concert series to plenty of FREE festivals, here are this weekend’s top FREE events.
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events.
Top FREE Austin Weekend Events Happening Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1:
Teen Musician Jam Sessions
Friday, April 29 | From 3 to 5 p.m. | Austin Central Library 710 West Cesar Chavez Street
Teens 13-18 are invited to use our guitars (electric, acoustic, and bass) and keyboard (or bring your own instruments) and play. Bring a friend, or your band – jam sessions are more fun with more people.
Live Music: Central Lawn Plaza
Friday, April 29 | From 5 to 7 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 1200 Hill Country Boulevard
Bring your family, friends, and a blanket to lounge on the lawn at the Hill Country Galleria. Friday, April 29th, enjoy music from artist Brandon Alan.
Sprint Concert Series: Local Love at the Grove
Friday, April 29 | From 6 to 9 p.m. | Southpark Meadows, 9600 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #9300
Celebrate your LOVE of music under the stars at the Grove with your favorite local bands. Enjoy the sounds of country, folk, and punk rock with Kill County!
Bird Walk with Nearby Naturalists
Saturday, April 30 | From 10 to 10:30 a.m. | Hampton Branch Library, 5125 Convict Hill Road
Walk with Matthew Garland to the Learning Tree, while learning about the birds we observe along the way. Part of how we are saying “Happy 25th Birthday” to the Hampton Branch.
May Day Arts Celebration
Saturday, April 30 | From 12 to 5 p.m. | Art Spark 1152 San Bernard Street
Spring is in the air! Come celebrate the Arts with us! We’re planning our largest event ever – but, hey, this is Texas, y’all. Go big or home!
Books and Bees Festival
Saturday, April 30 | From 12 to 4 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria, 1200 Hill Country Boulevard
Come out for Bee Cave’s first literary festival! The Books and Bees Festival will include bestselling authors, arts and crafts, and so much more.
Saturday, April 30 | From 1 to 9 p.m. | Bar K Park, 21199 Shore Circle, Lago Vista
It’s boats, beats, arts, and eats in the chillest of atmospheres! Green grass, blue water, and family friendly on the shore of Lake Travis. As we say, come by boat or come by land. It’s FREE and for all ages!
Sunday Self Care
Sunday, May 1 | From 8 to 5 p.m. | Waterloo Park, 500 East 12th Street
Join us in the Lebermann Plaza for an eclectic mix of mindful movement — from Qi Gong, Yoga & Meditation, and Sound Healing, Self-Care Sunday is all about starting the day grounded and with intention.
Buda Farmers Market
Sunday, May 1 | From 10 to 2 p.m. | Downtown Buda, 200 North Main Street
The Downtown Buda Farmers Market is a place where farmers, producers and artisans can gather to provide fresh local goods, promote sustainability and support healthy living.
Community Night at Thinkery
Sunday, May 1 | From 3 to 5 p.m. | The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue
Community Night is part of Thinkery’s Open Door Initiative, created to give every child a chance to explore STEAM concepts and develop a lifelong love of learning, regardless of means.
Looking for the perfect place to play outside this weekend? Discover everything you need to know about Pease Park here!