- May 16, 2023

Mark Your Calendar for Waterloo Park’s FREE Summer Events


An exciting lineup of events are coming to Waterloo Park starting this June. From the annual Pride Month celebration, to a series of community-centered conversations, weekly children’s STEM programs, and outdoor movies, there’s something for everyone happening this summer!

Check Out These Free Community Events at Waterloo Park


Free Outdoor Workouts | Various Dates and Times

Join for these free outdoor workouts that amplify, support, and empower the LGBTQIA+

  • Monday, June 5 | 6 p.m. – Strength and Solidarity Flow Class
  • Tuesday, June 6 | 6 p.m. – Workout With Erica Nix and Rocky Time!
  • Wednesday, June 7 | 7 p.m. – Out Dancing with GoDance

Tales On The Trail: Intersectionality Of LGBT & Black Identities | Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m.
This discussion will center Black & LGBTQIA+ voices on topics about race, queer identities, and
the intersection of both, as conversations around justice and equality grow worldwide.

PRIDE IS FOR FAMILIES | Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Families can explore a variety of hands-on art and cultural learning activities including drag
queen storytime, ‘Taste the Colors of the Rainbow’ with Mom & Pops All Natural Frozen Pops,
Pride Family Portraits, and a Pride Parade in Waterloo Park.

RAINBOW ON THE CREEK | Saturday, June 10 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Celebrate Pride with Austin’s favorite LGBTQIA+ performers! Hosted by Aira Juliet with a lineup
featuring Papi Siii!, Miguel St. Michael, Mama Duke, Workout! With Erica Nix, Vertarias & SMV
& Friends, House of Lepore and an Austin Drag Showcase with Vylette Ward & Friends!
Waterloo Greenway is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive public space for all ages. Attendees are
encouraged to review all event details to create an appropriate experience.


Tales On The Trail: Protecting & Restoring Austin Waterways | Sunday, July 9 at 9 a.m.
Join Forklift choreographers and Austin’s Watershed Protection Department to discuss the
importance of protecting and restoring Austin waterways, including the major impacts of pet
waste disposal.

WILD WEDNESDAYS | Wednesdays, July 12 through August 2, 2023 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Science, nature, and STEM programs designed to connect kids (ages 5-14) to the natural world
through hands-on nature exploration and learning through problem-solving, outdoor play, and
journal exercises.

  • July 12 – Exploring Your Wild Backyard
  • July 19 – Our Blue World
  • July 26 – Curious Critters
  • August 2 – Astronomy: A Special Starry Night Workshop (special hours = 7 to 10 p.m.)

FRIDAY FLICKS | Various Dates and Times
Enjoy beloved movies at Waterloo Park, with audience contests, live music, and family-friendly
activities. Screenings begin at sunset.

Best in Show (2000) – Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m.
Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog: It’s a back-to-school bash and hot dog cookout! The
bash includes featured bites, a photo booth, school supply drive, and live music.

DC League Of Super-Pets (2022) – Friday, August 18 at 6 p.m.
Calling all good girls and good boys: Join us for a pawty in the park! The pawty includes
ice cream and pupcup vendors, doggie costume contest, photo booth, local pet vendors
and a special performance of Forklift Dance Works’s Dances for Dogs and People Who
Walk Them!

For full details on upcoming programming, click here.