- January 14, 2021

Top 5 FREE Fun in Austin Weekend Events: January 15 Through 17, 2021

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Looking for some Free Fun in Austin this weekend? We’ve got you covered! Here are the top 5 free events happening in Austin this weekend.

Please remember that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. Wear a mask at all times and stay socially distant if you choose to venture out.

This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused events.

Friday, January 15 through Sunday, January 17:

On the Trail with the Buffalo Soldiers
Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16 | From 1 to 6 p.m. | McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway
Join the Buffalo Soldiers at McKinney Falls State Park for engaging stories and displays that highlight Texas history, and daily life of soldiers on the trail. Stop by to view artifacts and listen to tales of the early frontier for the whole family! Guided, socially distanced hikes will be offered for all skill levels. Happening at 1, 3, and 5 p.m. To join a hike, you must register here.

Adult Free Day of Dance
Saturday, January 15 | From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Balance Dance Studio, 4544 South Lamar Boulevard
Free day of dance on the deck!

Radio Coffee & Flea
Sunday, January 17 | From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Menchaca Road
Join The Austin Flea for a masked and spread out shopping event as they kick off the year! The Austin Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors.
Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages! 

FREE Family Days at Mexic-Arte Museum
Sunday, January 17 | From 2 to 3 p.m. | Mexic-Art Museum, 419 Congress Avenue

Each week the Mexic-Arte Museum hosts Free Family Sundays. They invite everyone to join and explore the museum and get a free tour at 2:00pm or 3:00pm. Tours in Spanish are always available upon request.

A Live One Sunday Phundays at the Far Out Lounge
Sunday, January 17 | From 12 to 3 p.m.| Far Out Lounge, 8504 S Congress Avenue

A Live One is BACK at the jewel of South Austin, Far Out Lounge, EVERY SUNDAY in January! Two big sets of Phish jams in a lovely outdoor setting alongside great food trucks and killer bar selection. If the weather is nice they’ll be on the main stage, if it’s chilly they will be on the stage in their massive heated tent. Food trucks will have weekly brunch specials, so come hungry!


Check out all of the VIRTUAL MLK Jr. Day related events happening in Austin here.

For more free fun in Austin, check out these posts.