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From date night ideas to things to do with the whole family, here are this weekend’s top FREE events happening around Austin, Texas.
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events.
Summer Concert Series in Marble Falls
Friday, July 8th | From 6 to 9 p.m. | Johnson Park Ampitheater, 230 South Avenue J, Marble Falls
Marble Fall’s Summer Concert Series is returning to Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J for the 2022 Summer season! Check out who is playing this Friday at the link above!
Greater Austin Comic Con Kick Off Party
Friday, July 8th | From 6 to 10 p.m. | Dave and Busters, 9333 Research Boulevard
Join Greater Austin Comic Con this Friday at Dave & Buster’s for a Comic Con Kick-Off Party! Come dressed in your favorite Cosplay, and get ready to steal the spotlight in Karaoke! There will also be dancing, games, a photobooth, and some of your favorite characters to take photos with!
Friday Fun Nights: Date Night
Friday, July 8th | From 7 to 9 p.m. | Yonders Point, 3300 East Palm Valley Road, Round Rock
Enjoy FREE food, couples yoga, dance competition, Beer and refreshments, t-shirts, LIVE music with The Landers Duo and a Movie in the Park featuring “50 First Dates at Yonders Point!
Flick Friday – Sing 2
Friday, July 8th | From 7:30 to 10 p.m. | Waterloo Greenway, 1111 Red River Street
Spend a night under the stars enjoying beloved movies and exploring the beauty of Waterloo Park, with audience contests, live music, and family-friendly activities. Screenings begin at sunset.
73rd McDade Watermelon Festival
Saturday, July 9th | From 8 to 6 p.m. | McDade Watermelon Festival, 143 Bastrop Street, McDade
FREE FUN for the whole family at the 73rd McDade Watermelon Festival. Enjoy a car show, live music, tournaments, watermelon eating contests, and even a FREE melon feast!
Family Day at the Ney
Saturday, July 9th | From 10 to 12 p.m. | Elizabet Ney Museum, 304 East 44th Street
Join us at the Elisabet Ney Museum for Family Days this summer! We will gather outside the museum for an art activity for children of all ages. On July 9th, 10 AM-12 PM, we will be experimenting with different forms of printmaking, including cyanotypes and stamping. The art will be inspired by the natural landscape surrounding the museum. After the art activity, feel free to explore the museum or visit nearby Shipe Park and Shipe Pool. This activity is free. All children and families are welcome! Bring along materials you’d like to use in your printmaking– these can include small nature objects like leaves, rocks, or sticks, or even small toys
Outside the City Limits Summer Concert Series
Saturday, July 9th | From 6 to 8:30 p.m. | Vista Brewing, 13551 FM 150 W, Driftwood
Second Saturdays all summer long, bring the crew for a FREE outdoor concert at Vista’s 21 acre Hill Country ranch. Relax under the shady live oaks with live music, craft beer, local wines & ciders and farm to table fare. Family and dog friendly.
Swim with Pride Pool Party
Saturday, July 9th | From 5:30 to 8 p.m. | Springs Family Y, 27216 RR 12, Dripping Springs
We believe that everyone should have access to spaces where you can be your most authentic self. That’s why we invite you to join us at our Swim With Pride pool party for a fun night celebrating pride in a safe place with snacks and fun giveaways! LGBTQ+ and allies of all ages are welcome.
Total Body Workout with Fabletics and Camp Gladiator
Sunday, July 10th | From 10 to 11 a.m. | Fabletics Barton, 2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy
Enjoy working up a sweat with the Camp Gladiator trainer led workout, then enjoy private shopping at Fabletics before the store opens to the public.
UMLAUF FREE Family Day
Sunday, July 10th | From 11 to 4 p.m. | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Road
Beat the heat and join the UMLAUF for a free day of fun! See a live demonstration of ice carving, do crafts, and do independent activities designed to help you cool off!
Looking for more FREE things to do this weekend? Check out our full FREE fun in Austin calendar HERE.