Another wonderful 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.
- UT Brainstorms: A Conversation on the Brain
Friday, September 6 | from 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, 2313 Red River Street
The Department of Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Austin is excited to announce the topic for their next UT Brainstorms – The Floating Brain: A Conversation About Navigation, Memory, and Weightlessness in Space, with Dr. James Knierim! The purpose of UT Brainstorms is to connect with the Austin community, and ultimately with the Texas community, to inform and educate about neuroscience research and the influences it has on our daily lives. We seek a two-way conversation where we share our expertise about the brain and we listen to what it means in people’s lives and to the challenges they face as it relates to the brain. Attendance is free, and complimentary parking is available on-site at LBJ on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, September 6 | from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. | Community Cinema & Amphitheater, 9301 Hog Eye Road
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. Come 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. Donations can be made via donation bucket at the venue.
- Round Rock Market Days (Round Rock)
Saturday, September 7 | from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | 301 West Bagdad Avenue, Round Rock
Arts and craft vendors, live music, local business vendors, food and FUN!
- Pfurry Splash Party (Pflugerville – $5)
Saturday, September 7 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road
Join us for the third annual summer splash party for your pfurry pfriends! $5 per dog, which includes two humans. Extra humans are $3 each.
- K-9 Kerplunk (Georgetown – $5)
Saturday, September 7 | from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Georgetown Parks and Recreation, 1003 North Austin Avenue
Join for a pool paw-ty! Georgetown Parks and Recreation invites dogs and their owners to K-9 Kerplunk – an end of summer swim party just for pups at the Georgetown Recreation Center outdoor pool. Fee: $5 per dog. Humans get in free! Must provide proof of current rabies vaccine on the day of the event. Only shot records will be accepted. Dogs without current proof of rabies vaccination will not be allowed into the event.
- Board with Books
Saturday, September 7 | from 1 to 4 p.m. | APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 South 5th Street
Do you love playing board games? Then come to Board with Books! A wide range of modern and traditional board games are available to play. Come and learn something new or bring a personal favorite and teach someone else how to play!
- Pop Up Market at Doghouse Drinkery and Dog Park (Leander)
Saturday, September 7 | from 6 to 9 p.m. | Doghouse Drinkery and Dog Park, 3800 County Road 175, Leander
Dog-Friendly & Family Friendly. Please join us for a Pop Up Market Dog House Drinkery & Dog Park! They will have lots of amazing local artists (selling handmade products) & vendors.
- Live Music on the Lawn
Saturday, September 7 | from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | The Wayback, 9601 Bee Caves Road
Live Acoustic Music by Jardin Telling! Head over to The Wayback and grab a patio seat, a drink and some dinner.
- Sunday Funday Haute Rods (Cedar Park)
Sunday, September 8 | from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope, Cedar Park
Enjoy a family-friendly day at Haute Spot in Cedar Park on Sunday, September 8. This event is FREE to the public and is open to all ages! This event is benefiting Texas Humane Heroes!
- Community Carnival
Sunday, September 8 | from 3 to 5 p.m. | Texas Oaks Baptist Church, 9910 Bilbrook Place
ALL are invited to an afternoon of FREE games, rides, snacks, water fun, and fellowship as we say THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of the community for 30 years!