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Best Parks in Austin Series

February 24, 2016 0

Make the most of this beautiful spring weather in Austin! Before the repressive heat strikes, head out to one of the many Austin-area parks to enjoy nature and outdoor play with your kids. If you […]

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Explore Austin: 5 Best Parks in West Austin

November 24, 2015 0

Oh, Austin. From your people to your outdoor spaces to your laid-back vibe, it’s no wonder people are flocking to our town in droves. For parents, a great way to get out of the house […]

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Explore Austin: 5 Best Parks in East Austin

October 15, 2015 0

Oh, Austin. From your people to your outdoor spaces to your laid-back vibe, it’s no wonder people are flocking to our town in droves. For parents, a great way to get out of the house […]

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Sprinkler Parks, Here We Come!

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I have always had a phobia of swimming. Beyond my crazy fear of swimming in natural bodies of water (because I can’t see what’s floating or swimming beneath me), lies my phobia of public swimming […]

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Fourth of July Events in Austin

June 25, 2018 2

Fireworks light up the night sky every Fourth of July to celebrate our nation’s independence, and thanks to our friends at Springfree Trampoline, this handy roundup of Fourth of July events has all of the […]

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2018 Summer Fun Guide

May 14, 2018 0

Hot days and warm nights in Austin means that summer is here! If you’re looking for something fun to do in Austin this summer with your family, the 2018 Summer Fun Guide has 35+ activities […]

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Cool Off at an Austin Splash Pad

June 20, 2017 1

Some days, the Austin summer can feel like one long, parched quest for a place to cool off. Thankfully, when Barton Creek runs dry and your neighbor with a pool leaves town, you can turn […]

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Outdoor Movies in Austin

June 14, 2017 0

There’s something refreshingly retro about packing up a picnic and blankey to watch a movie outdoors on a warm summer night. If you wax nostalgic about that time you saw Star Wars at a Galveston […]

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KIDFISH at Lake Pflugerville

June 1, 2017 1

Got the hankerin’ to cast a line for some good old summer fishin’? The annual KIDFISH on Lake Pflugerville is happening on Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon. Attend KIDFISH this weekend […]

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2017 Austin Summer Fun Checklist For Kids

May 29, 2017 1

Austin is chock-full of fun activities, and the summer months are no exception. From swimming in the crisp water at Barton Springs Pool to exploring weird places (The Cathedral of Junk), visiting Austin Museums, and […]

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2017 Family Music Meltdown

February 28, 2017 0

Pack a picnic and bring your lawn blankets out to Pan Am Park on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 3-6:30 pm, for  the much-loved Family Music Meltdown, a free event for Austin-area families that is […]

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Trails for Hiking and Biking in Austin

September 19, 2016 0

Cooler weather is on the way as we usher in fall. Take advantage of all of the many Austin-area trails offering shady areas perfect for hiking and biking. Many have creeks for splashing in, parks […]

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Austin-Area Splash Pads

July 15, 2016 0

You can’t beat a day of fun at one of Austin’s FREE splash pads! Pack a picnic or some snacks, bring some water toys – buckets and shovels work well if there’s also a sandy […]

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Event: Keep Austin Playing

July 12, 2016 0

Keep Austin Playing is a city-wide interactive event that is put on through the Austin Parks and Recreation Department on July 14, 2016. Created by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, this event aims to […]

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Summer Movies in Austin: July, 2016

July 5, 2016 0

When you’re in need of a boredom buster for the kids and a break from the heat, there’s nothing better than cooling down in a movie theater with some popcorn and some laughs. Free and […]

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Austin’s Art in Public Places

June 29, 2016 0

Austin’s largest museum is free and has over 200 works of art spread out across town. From statues to sculptures, mosaics and murals, you’ll find one-of-a-kind art installations all over the city which are part […]

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4th of July Fun with Fireworks and Festivals in Austin

June 27, 2016 0

Looking for some ideas on how to celebrate America’s Independence? Fireworks, parades, watermelon, and backyard bbqs…. it’s how we celebrate the 4th of July! Below are a few celebrations happening in Austin, complete with fireworks […]

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Summer Fun: Places to Dig in the Sand

June 24, 2016 0

Playing in the sand is fun for all ages! Whether you dig on a beach or at a park, there are plenty of options to build sand castles or to dig for dinosaur bones. Austin […]

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Day Trip From Austin: Cedar Creek, Texas

June 23, 2016 0

Cedar Creek is a small community a little more than 10 miles west of Bastrop, southeast of Austin. If you are looking for a little adventure without venturing too far, give this tiny town a […]

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Summer Fun Packs Now Available

May 23, 2016 0

Austin-area Simon properties and Schlitterbahn Waterparks have teamed up to offer Texans the ultimate way to cool off and stretch their dollars this season with a Summer Fun Pack offer, available now, while supplies last, […]

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Easter Events in Austin

March 21, 2016 0

Easter Bunny Visits the Mall When: February 26- March 26, 2016 Where: Lakeline Mall (lower level Dillard’s Women’s Court at Lakeline Mall), 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park and Barton Creek Square (lower level by The […]

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Daily Breakdown: Spring Break 2016

March 11, 2016 0

Looking for some Spring Break fun in Austin? You won’t have to look far! Use this handy Spring Break 2016 Daily Breakdown to plan each day’s adventure with your kids in the greater Austin area. […]

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Spring Break Road Trip Ideas

March 11, 2016 0

Spring break is the perfect time to hop into the car for a road trip! The weather is fine – not too hot, not too cold, just right. The great state of Texas is huge […]

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Event: Homeschool River Day

February 25, 2016 0

Homeschool families: get out into the great outdoors for a day of rafting on the Colorado River for Homeschool River Day! Activities include: Learn the history and ecology of the riparian system Touch live aquatic […]

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Event: Nurture My Child Austin Summer Camp Fair

February 24, 2016 0

Nurture My Child is hosting an interactive Austin Summer Camp Fair for local families to meet camps in a one-on-one environment.  Taking place on Sunday, February 28th, the Austin Summer Camp Fair is FREE and […]

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Event: Kite Festival and Kite Making Workshop

February 21, 2016 0

The ABC Zilker Kite Festival is scheduled for Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 10 am – 5 pm, at the beautiful Zilker Park! This annual event includes several kite flying contests for both kids and […]

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Feature: Jennifer Borget, Reporter and Storyteller

February 3, 2016 0

Here at LiveMom, we love meeting new moms (and dads) doing interesting things around town. Our monthly Feature series give us an excuse to learn more about these hardworking Austinites. Many thanks to our Feature […]

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MLK, Jr. Day Events in Austin

January 12, 2016 0

Although it seems as though the kids just went back to school, we will be taking a day off on Monday, January 18, 2016 to commemorate the life and good works of Martin Luther King, […]

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Feature: Jamille Ruebsahm, Non-profit Superstar

January 6, 2016 4

Here at LiveMom, we love meeting new moms (and dads) doing interesting things around town. Our monthly Feature series give us an excuse to learn more about these hardworking Austinites. Many thanks to our Feature […]

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Let’s Go Fishing! 2016 Trout Stocking Schedule

January 4, 2016 0

A good friend of mine, my Compadre, an outdoor enthusiast, told me about the Rainbow Trout Stocking information the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has on their website. Every year the Texas Parks & Wildlife […]

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First Day Hikes 2016

December 28, 2015 1

Start the year off on the right foot, the left foot, or any foot — find a First Day Hike in a state park near you on New Year’s Day! First Day Hikes vary from […]

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Give Back: Keep Austin Beautiful

December 21, 2015 2

We are thankful to live in such a fabulous place. How can we make sure it stays that way? We’ll be bringing you ideas on how you can keep Austin a special place all year […]

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Weekly Planner: December 14-20, 2015

December 13, 2015 0

Happening Daily 40th Annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar  – Opening December 15 and running through December 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  Hot music, fine art, and cold beer make the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar the […]

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Event: Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting, 11/29

November 24, 2015 0

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 49th Annual Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Join emcee Quita Culpepper, Mayor Steve Adler, and Austin Parks and Recreation Director Sara Hensley as they kick off […]

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