- August 29, 2014

Weekend Top 10 FREE Events (Aug 29 – Sep 1)

  1. Will Taylor & Strings Attached at Central Market North – Friday, August 29, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Enjoy FREE live music on the patio, while kids explore the huge playscape! Central Market, 4001 North Lamar, Austin.
  2. Back to School Festival – Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entertainment for the whole family, healthy meals for kids, FREE backpacks and school supplies, and more! This festival is sponsored by El Mundo. FREE! Delco Center, 4601 Pecan Brook Drive, Austin.
  3. Alamo Kid’s Club: Neverending Story 2 – Saturday, August 30 at 11 a.m. See a FREE 35mm screening of The NeverEnding Story II. The movie begins at 11 a.m., but be sure to arrive early to snag your free tickets! Toy Joy will be on hand with games and prizes. Alamo Kids Club screenings are for children age 3 and up and their adults. Infants will not be allowed in the theater. Alamo South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin.
  4. University Co-op GameDay with Vince Young – Saturday, August 30, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Experience the excitement of UT Longhorns Football GameDay at the first Co-op GameDay Tailgate party of the season! Co-op GameDay is a FREE event, open to all, which will feature fun activities including: an autograph signing with Vince Young, facepainting, a football fan photo booth, dunk tank, food trucks, Horns Illustrated football trivia tent, and loads of Longhorns prize giveaways. University Co-Op, 2246 Guadalupe St., Austin.
  5. Anti-Bullying Talk and Taekwondo Class – Saturday, August 30 at noon. This FREE class will go over some of the basics of Taekwondo. It will start with stretching and warming up, followed by stances, block, punch and kick. The class will end with an anti-bullying talk. This class is for school age children, 5 years old and up. Loose clothing is recommended. Call 512-371-8989 for more information. Maximum Taekwondo & Yoga, 6929 Airport Blvd. Suite 146, Austin. 
  6. Noche de Folklor – Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. Join the Roy Lozano Ballet Folklorico de Texas School of Dance and Adult Performing Company for a FREE show at Zilker Hillside Theater. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
  7. Dog Days of Summer at HOPE Farmers Market – Sunday, August 31, 2014, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Celebrate mutts, pups, best furry friends, and pooches this Sunday at HOPE Farmers Market’s Dog Days of Summer Event! FREE! Plaza Saltillo, East 5th and Comal Street, Austin.
  8. Long Center Open House – Sunday, August 31, from noon – 4 p.m. Enjoy all-access backstage tours, special ticket offers, FREE performances, kids’ activities, food and more! Be introduced to Founding Resident Companies Austin Lyric Opera, Austin Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Austin as well as Resident Companies Austin Shakespeare, Conspirare, Pollyanna Theatre and Tapestry Dance Company. At this FREE Open House, visitors will be treated to previews from the upcoming seasons of Austin’s premiere performing arts organizations. Live performances will take place throughout the day in both the Rollins Studio Theatre and Michael & Susan Dell Hall. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.
  9. Really Really Free Market – Sunday, August 31, from 1 – 3 p.m. Head to the Really Really Free Market for a special blend of recycling and community building. It is an excellent resource for crafters looking to re-use and upcycle, as well as for folks and families in need of a new wardrobe. There will be thousands of clothes – all sizes, all styles – all absolutely FREE! Bring a friend and bring your own bags, because you’re bound to find some great stuff. Chestnut Community Park, 2207 East 16th St (at Chestnut St), Austin.
  10. Splash Jam (Cedar Park) – Sunday, August 31, from 5 – 9 p.m. The event kicks off with a washer tournament at 4 p.m. with the rest of the event starting at 5 p.m. Admission is FREE.  Live music and inflatables will be FREE. Fees apply for face painting, food concessions, mechanical bull, carnival games, hamster balls, quad jump, super slide, rock wall, caricatures, spinner ride, and Milburn Pool (1-8 p.m.). The event will end with a fabulous fireworks display. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.
And one bonus event for Labor Day:
  1. Free Day of Yoga – Monday, September 1. Participating studios across the Austin area will offer FREE classes for people of every age and fitness level!  You can see the Free Day of Yoga schedule online or download a copy (pdf). If you’re on your phone, check out the mobile version of the schedule. (For even more FREE yoga coming up this week, check out the schedule of free classes for babies on up at The Little Yoga HouseThe Rhythm Studio, and Millie & Mox.)
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