It’s officially the last weekend in July, and if you haven’t had a chance yet to do all of the things on your summer bucket list, now is your chance! Whether you are hoping to explore local markets, or catch a live show, here are the top FREE things happening this weekend.
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events.
Knit and Crochet Group
Friday, July 29th | From 2 to 4 p.m. | Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park
This knitting circle is open to knitters and crocheters, whether you’re just picking up yarn and needles for the first time or have been knitting for years. Bring your own projects to work on and to show the group. This crafting circle is open to everyone.
On The Deck: Summer Music at Mozart’s
Friday, July 29th | From 5 to 9 p.m. | Mozart’s Coffee, 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
Head to Mozart’s outdoor patio all summer long for their Summer Music Series featuring acoustic performances by some of Austin’s most talented singers and instrumentalists.
Friday, July 29th | From 8 to 10:30 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive
See you on the hillside for the 2022 summer production Disney’s Newsies! This is FREE for everyone to enjoy.
2022 Back to School Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, July 30th | From 9 to 1 p.m. | YMCA Killeen, 110 Mountain Lion Road, Harker Heights
Healthy Kids Day is a FREE community event and the nation’s largest health day for children and families. The first 500 children to complete their Activity Bingo Card receive a free backpack and t-shirt. 30+ community resource booths on site to help families access services that keep their kiddos nourished, happy, and healthy. Inflatables, games, activities, music, carnival rides, face-painting, yummy food, and more!
Saturday, July 30th | From 10 to 1 p.m. | Wells Branch Library, 15001 Wells Port Drive
Enjoy this FREE plant clinic where they will discuss all your gardening needs including plant selections and timing for gardening tasks. They’ll also bring an educational activity focused on pollinators specifically for the young children. Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled and educational morning!
Artisan Market ATX
Saturday, July 30th | From 12 to 4:30 p.m. | Smokin’ Beauty, 11806 North Lamar Boulevard
Happening both Saturday AND Sunday at Smokin’ Beauty! Enjoy local vendors, food, and drinks. This is both family friendly AND dog friendly!
Read-Watch-Talk Movie Matinee – The Color Purple
Saturday, July 30th | From 1 to 3 p.m. | Austin Central Library, 701 West Cesar Chavez
Literature purists will stand by the book. Film buffs will make a case for the movie. Either way, there is something to discuss. This month we present a movie matinee of The Color Purple.
Texas Farmers Market Mueller
Sunday, July 31st | From 10 to 2 p.m. | Texas Farmers Market, 2006 Philomena Street
Join us year-round to shop fresh produce and artisan foods from local farmers and vendors! Voted Austin’s favorite farmers’ market via Austin Chronicle for the past 8 years and counting, TFM at Mueller is a favorite activity among locals and families every Sunday.
Kids Chess Open Play
Sunday, July 31st | 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.
Thinkery Community Night
Sunday, July 31st | From 3 to 5 p.m. | The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue
MAKE and DO together at Community Night! Every Sunday from 3 pm-5 pm, Thinkery opens our doors to provide FREE admission for children and families from all over Central Texas!