It’s the weekend and the sun is shining for us to enjoy some FREE fun around Central Texas! Whether you are hoping to enjoy the great outdoors, or still looking to cool off in the A/C, these top ten FREE events might just have what you need to make your weekend perfect.
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events.
Teacher Appreciation Month
All August Long | From 9 to 5 p.m. | San Antonio Zoo, 3903 North St. Mary Street, San Antonio
As August is coming to close, so is this great deal for teachers at the San Antonio Zoo! Enjoy FREE admission and 50% off additional tickets bought.
Kid Friendly Yoga
Friday, August 26th | From 9 to 10:30 a.m. | Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury Street
Come stretch, breathe, move, dance, relax, create, and have FUN! These classes will include age-appropriate yoga and movement- including breathing, poses, games, stories, music, relaxation, meditation, and more. Your little yogi will get to practice fine and gross motor skills, social and group skills, and begin to learn mindfulness and breathing/calming tools. Free and open to the public!
Friday, August 26th | From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury Street
Pease Park Conservancy CEO, Heath Riddles-Sanchez, is hosting a series of Pease Nights this summer alongside Brother Friend! On this evening, Brother Friend brings live music by Graham Wilkinson to Pease Park and will offer beer, wine, and snacks for your delightful summer evening. No pre-registration needed.
Gamblers Day Fan Fest and After Party
Saturday, August 27th | From 11 a.m. to midnight | Stubbs BBQ, 801 Red River
Come celebrate our city’s first professional bull riding team, the Austin Gamblers, at the Fan Fest & After Party at Stubb’s BBQ Saturday August 27. Both Fan Fest and After Party are FREE and all ages welcome!
The Pokemon Club
Saturday, August 27th | From 9 to 10:30 a.m. | Round Rock Public Library, 216 East Main Street, Round Rock
Fans can play and trade Pokemon cards and battle on their Nintendo devices, or just talk Pokemon. Parents are welcome to relax and chat while their kids are engaged.
Free Day at LBJ Library
Saturday, August 27th | From 9 to 5 p.m. | LBJ Library, 2313 Red River Street
August 27th is LBJ’s birthday, and what better way to celebrate than by checking out the LBJ Library for FREE!
Fitness in the Park
Saturday, August 27th | From 10 to 11 a.m. | Pan Am Park, 301 Chicon Street
Start your Saturday kickboxing! This FREE fitness class at Pan Am Park will be led by certified instructors and great for all fitness levels and abilities.
Kids Chess Open Play
Sunday, August 28th | From 1:30 to 3 p.m. | Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park
Learn the basics of how to play chess or meet up with other chess fans to play a few games. Ages 17 and under, and all abilities are welcome.
Lagers and Literature: A Book Fair for Adults
Sunday, August 28th | From 12 to 6 p.m. | Meanwhile Brewing, 3901 Promontory Point Drive
Lagers & Literature is Meanwhile Brewing’s first ever book fair! Shop local book sellers, learn about book & paper arts, explore archives & zines, sign up for or renew your library card, and more. Local author Keri Blakinger will also be signing her memoir, “Corrections in Ink,” from 1-2pm!
Open Mic for Musicians
Sunday, August 28th | From 4 to 7 p.m. | Dear Diary Coffeehouse, 1212 Chicon Street
Wind down your Sunday with some sweet jams from local singer songwriters.