- April 4, 2014

Weekend Top 10 FREE Events (Apr 4-6, 2014)


  1. Sunset Supper Cinema: The Incredibles – Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. Join Whole Foods on the Plaza for a family friendly film! Bring your favorite blanket or chair and a picnic to enjoy as the sun goes down. FREE! Whole Foods, 525 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin.
  2. Movie on the Court: Mary Poppins  – Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m. Enjoy an indoor movie on the basketball court of Northwest Recreation Center. This year’s open house will have information about Northwest’s programs as well as a screening of Mary Poppins! Pack a picnic for the family and come hang out this FREE event. The movie will begin at dusk. Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Drive, Austin.
  3. Home Depot Kids Workshop – Saturday, April 5 , from 9 a.m. – noon. Bring your kids to this FREE How-To Workshop for kids age 5-12 years old, where they will build a Birdfeeder/Birdbath! Kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a workshop apron, and a commemorative pin. All participating Home Depot locations.
  4. Pflugerville Bike Rodeo (Pflugerville) – Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spend a fun-filled Saturday with Pflugerville’s finest! The annual Bike Rodeo is sponsored by the Pflugerville Police Department and offers the following: Bicycle Registration, Safety Instructions, Riding Instructions and 8 different challenges, Police, Fire and EMS demonstrations all day, Child ID’s, Displays by Central Texas Law Enforcement Agencies, and Pflugerville Fire onsite with a truck. FREE! Pflugerville High School parking lot, 1301 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville.
  5. City of Austin Easter EventsSaturday, April 5.  There are two to choose from! Montopolis Easter Celebration – Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Come join the Montopolis Recreation Center (1200 Montopolis Drive), for this year’s eggstravaganza! Children up to 12 years old will have an opportunity to look for the golden egg! There will be arts and crafts, and face painting. Also, expect a very special visit from the Easter Bunny. FREEHancock Hop-a-Palooza – Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors to Hancock Recreation Center (811 E. 41st Street) for a Community Easter Egg Hunt! Activities include: Easter Egg Hunt, Face Painting, Field Games, Carnival Games, Bounce House, Easter Crafts, Cake Hop, and Pictures with the Easter Bunny. FREE food and great prizes! FREE! Bring your Easter basket and camera.
  6. Texas Veg Fest – Saturday, April 5, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Local and national sponsors and vendors, educational lectures, cooking demonstrations, community outreach, a featured nonprofit, youth activities, fantastic food, craft beer, and live music are just a few of the activities Texas VegFest offers for everyone to enjoy! FREE! Fiesta Gardens on Lady Bird Lake, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street, Austin.
  7. Heritage Festival (Cedar Park) – Saturday, April 5, from 1 – 6 p.m. The 8th annual Heritage Festival will feature live music and dance, great food, demonstrations, pony rides, petting zoo, train rides, kids’ rodeo, games, face painting, rock wall, quad jump, washer tournament, photos with a longhorn (bring your camera), inflatables, sack races, mechanical bull, and carnival rides.  The festival will be held in conjunction with the Cedar park Chamber of Commerce Cedar Fest, which includes a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ cookoff. FREE! Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.
  8. Umlauf Family Day – Sunday, April 6, from noon – 4 p.m. First Sundays offer a special, hands-on program designed for families with children, four to fifteen years old. Families have the opportunity to explore the Umlauf collection and exhibitions in the garden and museum while engaging in creative activities. April’s Family First Sunday will feature a Kimono Fashion Show by Japan-American Society of Greater Austin (2:30 p.m.), story time with BookPeople (1 p.m.), bronze sculpture demonstration with Texas Society of Sculptors (2 p.m.), and Yoga for all ages (12 p.m.). FREE! Umlauf Sculpture Garden, 605 Robert E. Lee Road, Austin.
  9. Concert Crawl – Sunday, April 6, beginning at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. A series of short, informal music concerts performed by talented students of the Butler School of Music will be presented at four of Austin’s most popular cultural destinations. Concert programs will last about 20 minutes, and are FREE and open to the public. Each mini-concert will feature a variety of music masterworks specifically chosen to respond to the art and collections exhibited at the museums. Travel from each location to hear all four music programs, and enjoy an inspiring afternoon of music, history, art, and fun. The Bullock Texas State History Museum (1800 Congress Avenue), will feature a wind quartet performing John Harbison’s Quintet for Winds. Across the street at the Blanton Museum of Art (200 E Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard), a piano trio will perform Astor Piazzolla’s Four Seasons. A trombone quartet will perform at Mark di Suvero’s Clock Knot in Landmarks’ public art collection (look for the tall red abstract sculpture located on the lawn at the corner of East Dean Keeton & Speedway streets). And, at the Harry Ransom Center (300 West 21st Street), a string quartet will perform Beethoven’s Opus 59, No. 1.
  10. Free Sunday at Bullock Museum – Sunday, April 6, from noon – 6 p.m. Admission to the Museum is FREE! Enjoy family activities from noon – 3 p.m., story time at 2 p.m., and the Concert Crawl from 1 – 4 p.m. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave, Austin.
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