- May 9, 2022

Top Free Austin Events Happening This Week: May 9 through May 13, 2022

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The summer heat is here, but there are plenty of FREE ways to cool off this week. From FREE movies to live music and plays, here are some of the top FREE things happening this week.

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

Free Films for Nurses at EVO Cinemas
All week | From 10 to 10 p.m. | Evo Cinema Theatres, all around Austin

Happening all week! Nurses can enjoy FREE films at Evo for nurse appreciation week with I.D.

Run with Round Rock PD
Monday, May 9 | From 5:30 to 7 p.m. | Fleet Feet, 3750 Grattis School Road, Round Rock

Enjoy a leisurely-paced 5k with the Round Rock Police Department, totally free and totally fun.

Women of Jazz
Tuesday, May 10 | From 10 to 11:30 a.m. | Waterloo Greenway, 500 East 12th Street

This exciting new program combines music and movement while introducing families to Jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. 

Paul Bonn Band featuring Chris Ruest
Tuesday, May 10 | From 7 to 10 p.m. | Antone’s Nightclub, 305 East 5th Street

Catch a FREE live show at Antone’s Nightclub this Tuesday night starring Paul Bond Band and featuring Chris Ruest. 

Dual Language Spanish-English Storytime
Wednesday, May 11 | From 11 to 11:30 a.m. | Southeast Branch Library, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Drive

Come enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs in English and Spanish at the Southeast Branch. Ven a la Biblioteca Southeast para disfrutar de cuentos, rimas, y canciones en ingles y español.

Music on Main
Wednesday, May 11 | From 7 to 9 p.m. | Prete Plaza, 200 East Main Street, Round Rock

The City of Round Rock presents Music on Main, featuring free live music on the Prete Main Street Plaza stage from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday in May and June. Check out the variety of dining options on Main Street or pack a picnic basket to enjoy the evening of fun and music! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the entire family. There will be face painting, balloon artists, free parking, and more.

On the Deck: Spring Music at Mozart’s
Thursday, May 12 | From 5 to 8 p.m. | Mozart’s Coffee, 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard

A weekly line up of free, outdoor, acoustic performances featuring some of Austin’s most talented singers and instrumentalists

A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Thursday, May 12 | From 8 to 11 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive

Zilker Hillside Theater’s “Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park” returns to offer the famous romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Thursday to Sunday.

Boggy Creek Farmers Market
Friday, May 13 | From 8 to 1 p.m. | Boggy Creek Farm, 3414 Lyons Road

The Farmstand offers a great variety of vegetables year-round, grown in fields just steps away, for the freshest farm to table experience!

Rock the Park
Friday, May 13 | From 6 to 11 p.m. | Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Boulevard

KUTX 98.9s’ Rock the Park, the family friendly concert series at the Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater, returns this spring with a mix of family friendly artists, this week is SaulPaul and Classic Hip-Hop Live.

Looking for a place to soak up the sun and sit poolside this week? Check out our list best hotel pools without booking a room HERE.