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Gorgeous weather is here, and so is the last weekend of SXSW! Whether you are looking for the best FREE things to at SXSW, or hoping to finish spring break with a bang, here are the top FREE events happening in the Austin area this weekend.
This list contains a mix of family-friendly and adult focused events.
Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20:
Top FREE Weekend Events in Austin:
Yeti Music Showcase 2022
Friday, March 18 | From 12:30 to 6 p.m. | YETI, 220 South Congress Avenue
Head to the YETI Flagship for the YETI Music Showcase 2022. Come by and enjoy live music from 12:30 to 6 p.m., they’ve got an incredible lineup of talent.
The House of Minor Figures Pop Up
Friday, March 18 | From 7 to 7 p.m. | 1115 East 11th Street
3 Days of nonstop live music, vegan burgers, craft beer, cocktails, exclusive merch, and the best coffee in town. Enjoy it for FREE by RSVPing! This event is 21+.
Black Widow Movie Screening
Friday, March 18 | From 7 to 9:30 p.m. | 1008 W Pfluger Street, Pflugerville
Join us at the library for an after-hours movie screening of Black Widow.
Spring Market at Garden Seventeen
Saturday, March 19 | From 10 to 4 p.m. | Garden Seventeen, 604 Williams Street
The ultimate spring event is here! Garden Seventeen is hosting their second annual Spring Market on March 19th and 20th from 10am-4pm, with a special seed bomb making class the kids will love!
Jam in the Van at Armadillo Den
Saturday, March 19 | From 12 to 10:30 p.m. | Armadillo Den, 10106 Menchaca Road
Jam in the Van, the solar powered mobile recording studio which has hosted the likes of Wyclef Jean, Elle King, The Black Angels, Gary Clark Jr and Ryan Bingham, returns to Austin for five days of live music, comedy, and good times, benefitting the SIMS Foundation.
Glow: Live Painting
Saturday, March 19 | From 5 to 9 p.m. | Greenbelt Botanicals, 1100 South Lamar Boulevard
Get transported to another dimension as you step through the doors of Greenbelt Botanicals. Lights off and UV on. Watch live glow painting by local artist Joe Hermosa.
Artists of Central Texas
Saturday, March 19 | From 12 to 4 p.m. | 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown
This exhibition consists of the members of ACT and displays the very diverse styles and subject matter of the group. Each artist brings their own vision of what art means to them and will give the viewer much to contemplate and enjoy!
Live Music at Central Machine Works
Sunday, March 20 | From 1 to 7 p.m. | Central Machine Works, 4824 East Cesar Chavez
Three bands rocking all afternoon into the evening, for FREE.
Connect 4 Tournament
Sunday, March 20 | From 3 to 5 p.m. | Barton Springs Saloon, 424 South Lamar Boulevard
Come test your might at the 11th Connect 4 Tournament at the Barton Springs Saloon. Double elimination.
Chicken Sh*t Bingo
Sunday, March 20 | From 4 to 8 p.m. | Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon, 5434 Burnet Road
Spend Sunday Funday at the home of the ORIGINAL Chicken Sh*t Bingo in Austin, Texas.