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.
Weekend Top 10 FREE Austin Events: May 31 – June 2, 2019
- Family Business Beer Co. Family Reunion (Dripping Springs)
Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2 | from 3 to 9 p.m. | Family Business Beer Co., 19510 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs
You are cordially invited to the First Annual “Family Reunion” festival the weekend of May 31 – June 2! There will be LIVE MUSIC everyday along with TWO daily small batch beer releases. Want food we have you covered on that with, a variety of different food trucks. Want to be outside while enjoying your beer, that’s awesome and we encourage that with plenty of outdoor activities going on that day including corn hole, horseshoes, bocce ball, and outdoor giant jenga. Have kids? Bring them we will have plenty of options for them including face painters on premises, photo booths, and last but not least a GIANT outdoor playground. The celebration starts May 31 at 3 p.m. right when doors open, and it won’t end until June 2 at 9 p.m.
- Ballet Under the Stars
Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1| from 8 to 10 p.m. | Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr.
The season will close on May 31st and June 1st (Rain Date June 2) as we present our annual event Ballet Under the Stars at the Zilker Hillside Theater. This season’s Ballet Under the Stars will feature the music of Ludwig Minkus. He is most well-known for his ballets Don Quixote, La Bayadère, and Paquita that have defined the art form of classical ballet through their strong and dynamic characters. Enjoy an evening with our artists as they exhibit beautiful artistry and unmatchable virtuosity. We will also be joined by guest artists from Ballet Austin and Ballet San Antonio. Additionally, the audience will also enjoy original debut works created by our artists. Join us just before sunset on May 31 and June 1 at the Zilker Hillside Theater. Beginning just before sundown, this Austin tradition is fun for the whole family and a great way to kick off your summer. Whether it’s your first time at a dance performance or you are a seasoned patron of the arts, you will be amazed at the talent and creativity of our artists. During intermission the bucket is passed for donations and any amount is graciously accepted.
- The Secret Life of Pets Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, May 31 | from 8 to 10:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hogs Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at 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. Donations can be made electronically when RSVPing to this event or via donation bucket at the venue.
- Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party
Saturday, June 1 | from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing
The Summer Reading Program is packed with engaging and educational activities for all ages. There are opportunities to win prizes too – the more you read, the more you win! Join us on Saturday, June 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to pick up your summer reading log at the Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party. Enjoy a visit from Tiny Tails to You! animal petting zoo, music with children’s musician Joe McDermott, a Baylor Scott and White of Lakeway STEAM center, crafts in the children’s room, refreshments provided by HEB, a visit from H-E-Buddy, fun washable tattoos, an interactive photo booth with props, and more.
- Soul of Austin Culture Fest
Saturday, June 1 | from 12 to 6 p.m. | Huston Tillotson University, 900 Chicon Ave.
The 2nd Annual Soul of Austin Culture Festival celebrates a mosaic of cultures manifested through art, music, food and unique performances. The authentic diversity of the Capital City is what sets it apart from other parts of Texas. Our diverse neighborhoods are an asset for a city that seeks to continue building bridges and supporting all of its people. It’s a family affair and we are planning many special activities and need your support. Expect lots of prize give-aways and more fun surprises. Bring your lawn chairs. No outside coolers will be permitted. This is a multi-cultural event. Everyone is welcome!
- Lego Movie 2 : The Second Part Free Outdoor Screening
Saturday, June 1 | from 8 to 10:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hogs 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 only, cash no longer accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated. Dogs on leashes are welcome at Community Cinema movie nights!
- Give Bees a Chance Family Fest
Sunday, June 2 | from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Mueller Hangar, 24th St & University Ave (Q&A), and 24th St and Whitis Ave (Reception)
Kick off National Pollinator Month with the Give Bees A Chance Family Fest, a buzz-worthy (and free!) celebration at Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller on Sunday, June 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Join Whole Kids Foundation and friends from the bee-loving community to celebrate bees and other pollinators with fun, hands-on activities and learning opportunities for the whole family. Discover why bees matter and how they support our food ecosystem. Simply pick up a Pollinator Passport Card when you arrive, visit all of the interactive stations and get your passport stamped at each for a prize upon completion.
- Splash Bash
Sunday, June 2 | from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | JCC – Shalom Austin, 7300 Hart Ln.
Splash Into Summer at JCC Pool. Bring your friends for a fun day in the sun at the J! We’ll have swimming, live music, inflatable slip ‘n slide, sno-cones, and food for purchase, rain or shine! JCC Membership is open to all. Join the J on Splash Bash days and registration is free! That’s a savings of $125, plus no commitment!
- H-E-B Free First Sunday
Sunday, June 2 | from 12 to 5 p.m. | Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.
Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state. In June we will honor the brave Texans who protect and serve our country.
- The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sunday, June 2 | from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr.
Kids frolicking, couples lounging on blankets, old friends in their trusty folding chairs, lone bicyclists and pedestrians who have been distracted from their destinations—all united by the sound of music. The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago. In its 17th summer season, these free ensemble concerts take place in the Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace and run on Sunday evenings from June 2 through August 25 (except July 7) 7:30 p.m. A gift from the Hartman Family Foundation, these concerts are presented to the Austin community in thanks for its continued, generous support. Each Sunday a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured at the new Hartman Park, located on the grounds of the Long Center for the Performing Arts, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing.