- September 26, 2014

Weekend Top 10 FREE Events (Sep 26-28, 2014)

  1. Fajita Fiesta (Buda) – Friday, September 26 from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Fajita Fiesta is a FREE event that offers something for all ages. Fiesta-goers will experience the blending of foods, music and cultures. They will also rediscover Texas thorough sights, sounds and their taste buds. Fajita Fiesta is a family-friendly event with FREE admission, FREE parking and FREE concerts. There will be food booths, vendors, games, a jalapeno eating contest, talent show, mariachi groups, arts and crafts. City Park, 204 San Antonio St., Buda.
  2. St. Elias Mediterranean Festival – Friday, September 26, from 6-11 p.m. and Saturday, September 27, from 12-11 p.m. Live music by Layalina, LAAND Greek Ensemble, and DJ Ahmad. Dancing demonstrations from the Dabke Dancers. The renowned foods of Lebanon, Palestine, Greece, Eritea and Romania. Gyros, Kibbee, Baklava, Spanokopeta and Mici are only the beginning as you feast outdoors on delicacies from the Orthodox world. Shop in the Festival Marketplace with a diverse Orthodox Bazaar and enjoy games and activities for all ages in the Kids’ Oasis. FREE admission on Saturday from 12-4 p.m. Tickets are a $5 donation at all other times. St. Elias Orthodox Church, 408 E. 11th Street, Austin.
  3. American Indian Heritage Day Celebration – Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the traditional and contemporary arts of Texas’s American Indian groups. This public program will honor American Indians of yesterday and today, including an Entry of Nations, recognition of the holiday, and dancing and drumming performances. Stations to learn more about traditional craft and foodways will be available both before and after the program. FREE and fun for all ages. Please note that the exhibits will be closed at this time. Grand Lobby, Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.
  4. Bluegrass Festival (Leander) – Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, from 6-10:30 p.m. This is a FREE event that will feature live music, concessions, children’s activities, and a variety of vendors. Click here for the lineup. Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 South Bagdad, Leander.
  5. Fall Concert in the Park: Radiostar (Cedar Park) – Friday, September 26 from 7-10 p.m. Rummage through your closet and find your old pair of jellies, Converse shoes, Adidas sneakers, or fluorescent high heels and enter the ’80s costume contest. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Food concessions will be available for purchase, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. FREE! Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.
  6. Public Safety Day (Round Rock) – Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Round Rock’s first responders will give kids of all ages an opportunity for an up-close and personal look at the tools of their trade at the annual Public Safety Day event. Everyone can get hands-on experience with police cars, fire trucks, EMS and SWAT vehicles and more. FREE! The event will be held in conjunction with the Round Rock Kiwanis Club Pancake Day. This all-you-can-eat event runs from 7 a.m. to noon, also at the Texas Baptist Children’s Home. For $5 per person, participants can enjoy all the pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk, coffee and tea they would like. Kids 6 and under are FREE. There will also be a silent auction. Texas Baptist Children’s Home, 1101 North Mays St, Round Rock.
  7. Pflugerville Police Open House (Pflugerville) – Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bring the family out to meet the officers, civilians and volunteers who work 24-7 to keep Pflugerville safe. Take a tour of the Justice Center including the CID (Criminal Investigation Division), the Communications Division (Dispatch), the incarceration areas, Patrol Division, Volunteers Center, Code Enforcement and Victim Services. FREE! Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 E Pfennig Ln, Pflugerville.
  8. Pecan Street Festival – Saturday, September 27, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, September 28, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Austin’s oldest and largest arts and crafts festival features hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations, plus family-friendly activities, music on three stages and enticing food options in the lively setting of downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. Be sure to take your photo with the #GlobalReadyChallenge 3D Chalk Art featuring Africa and Asia while there. Admission is FREE! Downtown Austin on 6th St, from Brazos St to I-35, Austin. 
  9. Movie Music in the Park – Saturday, September 27 at 7 p.m. McCallum Fine Arts Academy Orchestra’s FREE Movie Music in the Park is back for its 5th consecutive year! The award-winning orchestra will play a live soundtrack of movie tunes synched with a movie montage created by McCallum media students. A FREE screening of Shrek follows the concert. Some of Austin’s hottest food trailers, including Chi’Lantro, will serve starting at 6:30 pm. The event is FREE to the public, but donations and a percentage of food sales will benefit the McCallum Orchestra Program. Come enjoy a great evening of music and film and support some of Austin’s finest young musicians! Mueller Lake Park Amphitheater, 4450 Mueller Blvd., Austin.
  10. Austin Symphonic Band Fall Concert in the Park – Sunday, September 28, from 7-8:30 p.m. The Austin Symphonic Band presents its traditional fall concert in Zilker Park. Bring a snack and spread your blanket under the pecan trees at the beautiful Hillside Theater. Then, watch the stars come out as the band showcases music as big as the great outdoors. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theater,‎ 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.

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