Looking for things to do in Austin this week? Here are some of the exciting events featured on our Free Fun Calendar. Have an event to add to the calendar? Submit it here.
Top 5 FREE Weekday Events in Austin:
Breakfast with the Bunny – Wednesday, March 23, from 9:30-11 a.m. Bring the kiddos for crafts and snacks with the Easter Bunny. Snap some photos with Whole Foods’ wiley rabbit. FREE! Whole Foods Market Rooftop Plaza, 525 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin.
MotoAmerica Pre-Season Test – Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, March 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. MotoAmerica teams are testing in preparation for the 2016 Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas and the test days will be FREE for fans to attend. The paddock and garage areas will be open to fans from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday and will be filled with top teams and riders from the series, including 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier. All guests can stop by the COTA garage for a chance to win the Ultimate Race Weekend Giveaway, which can be redeemed during the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas event in the MotoAmerica paddock. The lucky winners will be the guests of the Monster Energy Graves Yamaha team for the race weekend. In addition to the giveaway, race fans at the test will also have the opportunity to meet their favorite riders during autograph and Q&A sessions in the COTA garage. MotoAmerica stars such as Beaubier, four-time series champion Josh Hayes, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Roger Hayden and Jake Lewis, and several others will be on hand for the Q&A sessions that will be held on both days of the test. Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin.
Free IMAX Screening: Watermelon Magic – Thursday, March 24 at 9:15 a.m. Please join the Bullock Museum for a FREE promotional screening of Watermelon Magic with prize giveaways provided by Whole Foods to the first 50. No RSVP needed. Celebrate science and nature with Watermelon Magic, an IMAX® family favorite about a young girl and her watermelon patch. This lighthearted, nearly wordless film chronicles life on a family farm, introducing the concepts of gardening and healthy food to young viewers. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.
Community Easter Egg Hunt– Thursday, March 24 at 4 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to hunt for the thousands of eggs hidden around the Huston-Tillotson University campus during the Eleventh Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter egg hunt features a $500 scholarship prize egg, prize eggs for school supplies and gift certificates, and eggs with candy and coins. Children will gather in the Mary E. Branch Gymnasium for a brief meaning of Easter story time before joining their age groups and beginning the hunt. The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call 512-505-3073. Huston-Tillotson University campus, 900 Chicon Street, Austin.
Movies in the Park: Shrek – Thursday, March 24 at 7:45 p.m. Movies in the Park is a series of FREE films brought to you by Austin Parks Foundation in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse. Residents and visitors bring their blanket or lawn chairs (and often a picnic dinner!) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky. Dick Nichols Park, 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin.
Bonus nearly free event:
Bunny Bonanza– Wednesday, March 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Arts, crafts, games, and egg hunt for walking toddlers to 5 years old. Please bring your own camera for pictures with Bunny and your own baskets for eggs and toys! $2.50 per child. Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin.