Another fantastic weekend is here, and there are so many great things to do in and around Austin. Here are the top 10 FREE Austin events happening this weekend to help you ring in the new year!!
Weekend Top 10 FREE Austin Events: January 25-27, 2019
Kids Create Construct a Fairy House Friday, January 25 | from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. | APL – Yarborough Branch, 2200 Hancock Dr.
Drop by the library and make a craft while you search for books, movies and music. We’ve got paper crafts, easy sewing and more fun projects for the whole family. We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity. Program length is approximately 1 hour.
Visual Arts Center Spring 2019 Season Opening Reception Friday, January 25 | at 6 p.m. | Visual Arts Center, UT Campus, Art Building, 23rd and San Jacinto Streets
Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view Nancy Lupo: The Square at Noon, Elia Alba: The Supper Club, Alyssa Taylor Wendt: HAINT, and Center Space Project’s presentation of Oozy Rat in a Sanitary Zoo.
Rudy Free Outdoor Screening Friday, January 25 | from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at our Community First! Village.
Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards and cash accepted!). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.
11th Annual Free Day of Dance Saturday, January 26 | All Day | Various Locations Over 100 free dance classes will be offered at more than 15 locations around Austin for the 11th annual Free Day of Dance. From Ballet to Ballroom, and Two Step to Tango, find a free class near you for you and your kids to have some dancing fun! Get info on locations and times here.
Texas Wildlife Day Saturday, January 26 | from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity St. Celebrate everything feathered, furred, smooth, and scaled at Texas Memorial Museum! FREE admission and FREE family-friendly activities hosted by UT Austin scientists, TMM science educators, and members of local chapters of Texas Master Naturalists. Museum exhibits open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the activities run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Winter Wonderland (Buda) Saturday, January 26 | from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | The Learning Experience, 825 Main St., Buda Join for a morning of fun activities: bounce house, cake walk, face painting, pony rides and more! If you enroll until February 15th, you will get 10% off tuition for two months! This is a learning academy of education and cater to children from 6 weeks to 6 years-old! Please RSVP by January 24 if you plan to attend: [email protected]
Austin Family Magazine 21st Annual Summer Camp Fair Saturday, January 26 | from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.
Free, fun event for entire family. Come meet face to face with local camps as well as sleep-away camps in Houston, Hill Country and more. There will be over 20 camps given away at the event, and lots of fun activities.
Round Rock Youth Code Jam (Round Rock) Sunday, January 26 | from 1 to 4 p.m. | Success High School, 500 Gattis School Rd. Join for a free, semi-unstructured, individualized-learning, creativity-inspiring experience for K-12 youth. No experience required! There is no strict agenda. There will be multiple creative coding stations. When students arrive, we’ll describe each of the stations, and then you and your child will be free to choose where you want to spend your time. This gives your child the opportunity to work on the projects he or she finds personally interesting. Some kids will float around, spending time at many stations and working on different challenges, while others will choose to spend the majority of their time working on one project. We welcome this sort of self-directed learning. Each station will have volunteer instructors and assistants to guide you in how to use the tool, and then to support your student as he or she thinks creatively and starts coding. Registration required.
ATX Food Truck Festival ($7) Sunday, January 27 | from 12 to 4 p.m. | Barton Creek Mall, 2901 Capital of Texas Highway All kids under the age of 12 are FREE! Arcade games, DJs, exotic petting zoo, vendors and, of course, food trucks!
International Lego Day with Play-Well TEKnologies Sunday, January 27 | from 12 to 3 p.m. | Central Library Special Events Center, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. Explore concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture with THOUSANDS of LEGOS. Co-sponsored by Play-Well TEKnologies. No preregistration required. Ages 4-12.
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