- August 5, 2022

Top Free Austin Events Happening This Weekend: August 5 through August 7, 2022

Before you have to really start getting ready for Back to School, enjoy this weekend with all of the fun FREE things to do!

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

Teacher Appreciation Month
All August | From 9 to 5 p.m. | San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio

In August, Texas teachers can receive FREE entry into the San Antonio Zoo! Enjoy the last bits of summer before the school year starts.

Hot Summer Nights
Friday, August 5th | From 8 to midnight | Red River Cultural District, Red River Street

Multiple venues. Multiple FREE shows. Friday and Saturday! Support local artists and bands all night long.

Friday Flick: Selena
Friday, August 5th | From 7 to 10:30 p.m. | Waterloo Greenway, 1111 Red River Street

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom your way to Waterloo Greenway for their movie showing of Selena! Bring a blanket or some chairs and enjoy the FREE fun.

The Board: Walk & Talk
Saturday, August 6th | From 8 to 10 a.m. | Bennu Coffee, 515 South Congress Avenue

Kick off your weekend with us every Saturday at 8 AM to talk about tech, business, relationships and every curiosity in between. We’ll meet at Bennu Coffee on Congress (parking available!), grab some coffee, and start our walk as a group. Come and go as you please, but we’ll usually get some breakfast afterwards. Dogs, cute babies and surprise guests are all welcome. The more, the merrier.

Grounded Dance Cardio
Saturday, August 6th | From 10 to 11 a.m. | Fareground Austin, 111 Congress Avenue

Saturday morning join Swift Fit Events for this upbeat, high energy dance cardio session with the capitol city’s best!

Live Music: Ray Prim
Saturday, August 6th | From 9 to 11 p.m. | Meanwhile Brewing, 3901 Promontory Point Drive

Enjoy live music by Ray Prim on the Meanwhile stage for FREE! This show is ALL AGES, however, alcoholic sales to minors are prohibited.

Community Hiking Trails
Sunday, August 7th | From 9 to 1 p.m. | YMCA’s Camp Moody, 959 Old San Antonio Road, Buda

Hiking trails will be open this Sunday! Please stop by our Welcome Center to check-in and get a map, nature scavenger hunt, and begin enjoying our 3.5 miles of trails that take you past part of Onion Creek, and through nature.

Storytime – We Are Water
Sunday, August 7th | From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbry Street

At this storytime, BookPeople will be reading We Are Water Protectorsby Carole Lindstrom, a story that calls for the protection of our water sources and planet inspired by Indigenous activism.

Cosmic Connection
Sunday, August 7th | From 4 to 7 p.m. | Kitty Cohens, 2211 Webberville Road

Kin Euphorics is throwing a FREE pool party together to celebrate the launch of their new flavor, Kin Bloom, which aims to conjure a calmer mind and unlock heart-opening joy! Enjoy live music while chillin’ poolside at Kitty Cohen’s

Live Music: Shakedown
Sunday, August 7th | From 6 to 9 p.m. | Hays City Store, 8989 FM150 W, Driftwood

Join us for Shakedown’s first appearance at Hays City Store, a Texas eatery and Icehouse. Grab a seat under the oaks and enjoy scratch-made Texas comfort food, wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted cocktails, local beers and spirits, and great music!

Looking for even more FREE things to do this weekend?! Check out our Free Fun in Austin calendar HERE.