A gorgeous weekend is in our forecast, and with the Longhorns taking on Alabama at home, it might be a rowdy one! But outside of the tailgates and UT crowds, there are plenty of FREE things happening around Austin.
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events.
Friday, September 9th | From 10 to 11 a.m. | Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove Boulevard
A story time program designed for toddlers aged 18 months to 3 years and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. Program length can vary.
Rick Steinburg Live at Ao5
Friday, September 9th | From 6 to 8 p.m. | Ao5 Gallery, 3005 South Lamar Boulevard
Come jam to some blues played by artist Rick Steinburg, grab a cocktail from Remington Distillers and check out the latest and greatest pieces Rick Steinburg has created!
Fiesta de Noche
Friday, September 9th | From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Yonders Point, 3300 East Palm Valley Road, Round Rock
The FREE “Friday Fun Nights” at Yonders Point continues with Fiesta De Noche. The event includes a special performance by Round Rock Ballet Folklorico, Mexican fiesta treats, Lonestar beverages, a Movie in the Park featuring “Coco” and more family activities announced soon! Bring your blanket, chairs and picnic dinner and enjoy the event with your family!
Movies in the Park: Encanto
Friday, September 9th | From 9 to 11 p.m. | Dove Springs Park, 5899 Ainez Drive
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. “Encanto” de Walt Disney Animation Studios cuenta la historia de los Madrigal, una familia extraordinaria que vive escondida en las montañas de Colombia, en una casa mágica, en un pueblo vibrante, en un lugar maravilloso conocido como un Encanto.
Tones Fest ’22
Saturday, September 10th | From 1 to 4 p.m. | Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road
An all-azn music and maker celebration, tones fest is Austin-based Asian Pacific Islander Desi American creatives congregating under one roof; the AARC. Join us for the free event from 1PM-4PM on Saturday, September 10th for an afternoon of sights & sounds.
BLOOM: Teen Central Graphic Novel and Manga Book Club
Saturday, September 10th | From 3 to 4:30 p.m. | Austin Central Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street
Movie Screening: Minari
Saturday, September 10th | From 4 to 7 p.m. | Austin Central Library, 710 West Cesar Chavez Street
Join the Austin Public Library as they celebrate Welcoming Week! To bring together neighbors around this year’s theme of “Where We Belong” APL and the Equity Office are co-hosting a screening of Minari in the Special Events Center. Light refreshments will be provided by the Equity Office.
Keep Austin Weird Art Show
Saturday, September 10th | From 6 to 9 p.m. | SoCo Modern Art Gallery, 2900 South Congress Avenue
Keep Austin Weird – Gallery SHOW! Featuring local Austin artists (and vendors) that keep us weird, and transplant artists that make us weirder. Come see the beautiful works of local artists Linda Dumont, Cori Teague, Julie Ahmad, FeeBee, and our transplants ( who we still love and adore ) Dr. Seuss, Kai Cranmore, Steven Morrell, D*Face, Invader AND MOREEE!!!!!
Family Day at UMLAUF
Sunday, September 11th | From 11 to 4 p.m. | UMLAUF, 605 Robert E Lee Road
Join the UMLAUF for a free day of fun! See a fire truck and enjoy free family yoga, live music, crafts, and independent activities! Today we celebrate and learn about first Austin’s responders!
Austin Flea at Jester King
Sunday, September 11th | From 11 to 4 p.m. | Jester King Brewery, 13187 Fitzhugh Road
Join the Austin Flea this Sunday in the Texas Hill Country at the fabulous Jester King Brewery for a day of shopping, eating and drinking local!