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It’s Mother’s Day weekend and the city is full of FREE events for the whole family to enjoy. From the Spring Pecan Street Festival to local bands to see live, here are this weekend’s top FREE events.
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused Austin events.
Top FREE Austin Weekend Events Happening Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8:
The Unlikely Candidates
Friday, May 6 | From 6 to 9:30 p.m. | Domain NORTHSIDE, 11700 Domain Boulevard
Get ready, Austin. Texas’s own The Unlikely Candidates are coming to Domain NORTHSIDE on Friday, May 6th, for a free show!
The Goonies Movie Night
Friday, May 6 | From 7 to 10 p.m. | Jester King Brewery, 13187 Fitzhugh Road
Jester King movie nights are back! Join them in the pasture Friday night for a screening of The Goonies. Bring chairs and blankets and get ready for a great night in the pasture.
Wimberley Market Days
Saturday, May 7 | From 7 to 4 p.m. | Wimberley Market Days, 601 FM 2325, Wimberley
Market Days has been an institution in Wimberley since 1964, and you can enjoy it this weekend! Whether you are just enjoying a stroll amongst the locals and vendors, or looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, spend Saturday morning in Wimberley.
Muddy Miller Family Adventure
Saturday, May 7 | From 8 to 10 a.m. | Old Settlers Park, 3300 E Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock
The Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents the FREE Muddy Miler Family Adventure. The Muddy Miler is a themed adventure run offering the entire family more obstacles, more mud and more fun than your average run event.
Spring Pecan Street Festival
Saturday, May 7 | From 11 to 10 p.m. | Pecan Street Festival, East 6th Street
The Pecan Street Festival is a free two-day arts festival held in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. Help Keep Austin weird with endless vendors, live music, and all of the Austin vibes you can imagine.
Leander’s Kite Festival
Saturday, May 7 | From 11 to 5 p.m. | Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Avenue, Leander
Join Leander Parks & Recreation every spring for the city’s annual Kite Festival at Devine Lake Park. Activities include kite events, food and craft vendors, and lots of high-flying fun!
Shadow Band Live Show
Saturday, May 7 | From 7 to 10 p.m. | Banger’s Sausage House, 79 Rainey Street
This local trio will rock your world… for FREE! Check them out at Bangers Austin this Saturday night starting at 7pm.
Sunday Self Care
Sunday, May 8 | From 9 to 10 a.m. | Waterloo Greenway, 500 East 12th Street
Start Mother’s Day off with setting your intentions for the week with Sunday Self Care. This week enjoy Qi Gong.
On the Deck: Spring Music at Mozart’s
Sunday, May 8 | From 10 to 8 p.m. | Mozart’s Coffee, 3825 Lake Austin Boulevard
A line up of free, outdoor, acoustic performances featuring some of Austin’s most talented singers and instrumentalists.
Family Day at UMLAUF
Sunday, May 8 | From 11 to 4 p.m. | UMLAUF Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E Lee Road
Join the UMLAUF for a free day of crafts, games, and independent activities to celebrate Mother’s Day and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.