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Don’t let Friday the 13th keep you in all weekend, there are so many FREE things you can do! Soak up that sunshine and head out to 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, May 13 through Sunday, May 15:
Books and Babies
Friday, May 13 | From 2 to 4 p.m. | Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Drive
A lapsit storytime program especially for non-walking babies 0-18 months and their caregivers. Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents, followed by playtime.
Music on the Square
Friday, May 13 | From 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. | Hays County Historic Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio Street, San Marcos
Head out to San Marcos on Friday nights in May for their Music on the Square series!
Music in the Park
Friday, May 13 | From 6 to 10 p.m. | Veterans Memorial Park, 109 Depot Street, Elgin
Join Friends of Elgin Parks, Main Street and your community in celebrating Elgin’s sesquicentennial with live music in Veterans’ Memorial Park Fridays in May.
Pease Park Splash Pad Opening Day
Saturday, May 14 | From 8 to 4 p.m. | Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury Street
The Kingsbury Commons Splash Pad season will begin on Saturday! Join Pease Park for some fun in the sun and cool off in the dancing water.
Kids Block Party 2022
Saturday, May 14 | From 9 to 12:30 p.m. | Austin Central Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street
The Kids Block Party is back for 2022! Join the Austin Central Library for family-friendly activities for kids 0 to tween. We will have musical artists, yoga, story walks, crafts, tech activities, multi-language storytimes, and so much more.
Unveiling of “Uncommon Waters”
Saturday, May 14 | From 10 to 2 p.m. | Lakeshore Park, 2525 South Lakeshore Boulevard
Join The Trail Foundation for a three-part event on May 14 to celebrate the unveiling of “Common Waters: A Demonstration Project for the Butler Trail and Lady Bird Lake.”
Whimsy & Wonder
Saturday, May 14 | From 6 to 10 p.m. | Downtown Liberty Hill
At Whimsy & Wonder, expect the unexpected, as Liberty Hill’s Main Street is transformed into an eclectic fusion of everything whimsical and wonderful, with surprise elements at every turn. From live music to street performers, there is so much free fun to be had.
Barre in the Park
Sunday, May 15 | From 9 to 10 a.m. | Meanwhile Brewing, 3901 Promontory Point Drive
Start your morning enjoying the sunshine and a guided barre workout on Meanwhile Brewing’s soccer field.
Austin Flea’s “Radio Coffee & Flea”
Sunday, May 15 | From 10 to 4 p.m. | Radio Coffee & Beer, 4204 Manchaca Road
There’s always something for everyone at the Flea including: original artwork, jewelry, vintage finds, CBD products, bath/body, textiles, ceramics and homewares, plants & more.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sunday, May 15 | From 8 to 11 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive
Zilker Hillside Theater presents their FREE Shakespeare in Zilker Park with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Make sure to see it during the weekends this May.