- March 16, 2017

Weekend Top 10 FREE Events: March 17-19, 2017


Make the most of the last weekend of Spring Break with tons of live music, Superman on the big screen, an RC airshow, and celebrations of Celtic and Persian culture.

Weekend Top 10 Free Events in Austin

Weekend Top 10 Free Events in Austin:

  1. Girls Rock Austin SX Day Party − Friday from Noon to 10:00 p.m. Girls Rock Austin is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls and women of all backgrounds and abilities through musical education and performance. Don’t miss their SX Day Party featuring live music by more than a dozen performers. All ages welcome. FREE! Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E 38 1/2 St, Austin.
  2. In.Sessions − Friday from 2-8:00 p.m., Saturday from 1-8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2-6:00 p.m. Escape the madness without escaping the beats with an awesome lineup of unplugged musicians live on in.gredients’ porch. Enjoy local craft beer, artisan snacks, and a playground for the kids while grooving to local and visiting artists. Day one will feature Austinite Brett Harris and visiting artist Elizabeth Devlin on the autoharp, followed by a hip hop showcase. Day two will feature a rad collection of local female artists. Day three will round out the weekend with some of in.gredients’ fan favorites. FREE! In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd, Austin.
  3. Pan Americana FestivalFriday and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Brought to you by Bellas Artes Alliance, the Pan Americana Festival will host two days of multicultural arts and entertainment–including live music in a variety of Latino styles–showcasing our city’s diversity. FREE! ESB-MACC, 600 River St, Austin.
  4. Community Cinema: Superman – Friday at 7:00 p.m. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy a special screening of Superman. Arrive early to explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy a family favorite on the big screen. Plus, stop by the Community Market to check out all the beautiful art and handcrafted products that Community First! residents make in the various micro-enterprise programs at the Village. Candy, popcorn, water, and sodas will be available for purchase (cash preferred). Concession sales and tips help Community First! friends who will be serving you to earn a modest living income. Movie begins around 8:00 p.m. Reserve your FREE tickets here. A donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.
  5. Tunes + Tacos – Saturday from 8-11:00 a.m. Hat Creek Burger Co. and Whole Foods Market are partnering up to bring north Austin families a fun March music event alternative. Enjoy Hat Creek breakfast tacos, Cuvee iced coffee, kids’ activities, and music by Anthropos Arts outside of the Domain Whole Foods Market store. FREE but donations to Whole Planet Foundation are welcome. Whole Foods Market Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.
  6. Radio Controlled Airshow – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Witness a truly amazing event in the world of radio controlled flying at the 2017 “Jet Lag” RC airshow. All kinds of turbine and electric powered radio controlled jet aircraft will be screaming through the air reaching speeds of 150+ mph and performing beautiful aerobatics and breathtaking high speed passes. Types of airplanes include military, civilian, and experimental. These are real jets and this is a great show for the whole family. Hearing protection is recommended for children. Concessions will be available for purchase. Entry and parking are FREE! Austin Radio Control Association – Lester Field, 8705 Lindell Ln, Austin.
  7. Celtic Festival – Saturday from 2-4:00 p.m. Celebrate the month of March with traditional Celtic music, crafts, and refreshments. All ages welcome. FREE! APL – Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin.
  8. Rock + Read – Saturday from 2-5:30 p.m. Families are invited to celebrate music and books at this year’s Rock + Read. Stop by the lawn between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Dillard’s for live music, readings by local children’s book authors, crafts, giveaways and lots of fun. FREE! The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin.
  9. Nowruz FestivalSunday from 4-9:00 p.m. Experience Persian new year with Persian Dancers and special musical guests Atash, Bereker and the 1,001 Nights Orchestra. FREE! Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.
  10. Excused Absence Nights – Sunday at 5:00 p.m. In addition to family friendly improv, sketch, and stand up performances, the show will feature an Improv Jam. Audience members are invited to join performers on stage for low pressure, supportive, and occasionally very silly comedy. Tickets are pay what you wish at the door. ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd, Austin.

Bonus Shopportunity:

  • Fairytale Threads (Cedar Park) – Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Shop new and gently loved items for great prices. Find clothes for newborns-kid’s 16, Jr. sizes, maternity, books, gear and toys for kids, babies and toddlers and teens. Hundreds of families are selling tens of thousands of items for amazing prices in a highly organized store-like setting. All items are checked for quality. Many items will be 25% off on Friday and 50% off on Saturday. Admission is FREE! Austin Sports Center Cedar Park, 1420 Toro Grande Dr, Cedar Park.

More Events Beyond Austin:

  • Austin Kid’s Directory Spring Fair (Cedar Park)Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meet some of Austin Kid’s Directory’s advertisers who will be offering information about summer camps, schools, childcare, family activities, medical services, and more. Admission and parking are FREE and there will be great prizes, giveaways, freebies, hands-on activities and entertainers. While there, you can also find some great bargains at the Fairytale Threads Spring Consignment Sale. Austin Sports Center Cedar Park, 1420 Toro Grande Dr, Cedar Park.
  • Texas Night Sky Festival (Dripping Springs) – Saturday from 2-10:00 p.m. Attendees will join in fun citizen science activities, learn from engaging speakers and exhibits, see examples of good lighting for their home or business, view school projects and competition entries focused on protecting the night sky, feast at the food trucks, take home a book or work of art inspired by the night sky, earn a related scouting badge, or explore the stars. The intent of the Festival is to increase the appreciation of the night sky and the world around us. Bring a chair or a blanket for the Star Party after dark. Rain or shine. FREE! Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Spring.

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