The Weekenders, March 14-16 Events for Austin Families

There is rarely a weekend in Austin that is boring and this weekend is definitely no exception. There’s all kinds of music to listen to and festivals to enjoy. Makes for some g good people watching! Have fun and enjoy the last days of Spring Break 2008.

boots.JPGStar of Texas Fair and Rodeo- This is the last weekend to get your rodeo on! Enjoy the live music, animals, carnival and some good bbq… just to name a few. For complete details, check Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane.

Friday Night Music Series- Performances by local musicians, 7:00-10:00pm. FREE! Ventana Del Soul.

Stargazing at the Roughs- The wonders of the universe will come to life when viewed through our 10-inch Dobsonian telescopes. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and bug repellent. No registration required. FREE! Friday, 8:00-10:00pm. McKinney Roughs Nature Park. 303-5073

Texas Rockfest Music Festival- Now in it’s ninth year, the fest features the best in unsigned talent from Austin and the surrounding southwest region. Downtown Austin, through Saturday. FREE! Check out the website for more details and for showtimes.

Mommy and Me Children’s Consignment Sale- Gently used infant and children’s clothing, maternity wear, toys, furniture and much more. Saturday, 10:00-6:00 and Sunday from 11:00-3:00. Palmer Events Center.

The Crafty Mamas Market- A day of shopping and free activities for the kids. Handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts for mama, baby and daddy. FREE! Saturday, 9:00-3:00. Northwest Elementary School, 14014 Thermal Dr.
AdvertisementArt Outside- A creative festival whose main goal is to evoke the creative spirit in us all. There will be art making workshops, live music for children and adults and more set in Austin Enchanted Forest. Bring a blanket or a chair. Cost is $5 until 5:00pm, $10 after. Doors open at 1:30pm on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

Shamrock Shuffle 5K Fun Run and Festival- Lone Star Irish Dance Inc., along with Runtex and the Irish Dance Center of Austin, will host this family-friendly event, which is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Lots of fun activities for the wee ones- music and Irish dance. The festival is free for runners and their families. Run $20 adult, $15 child. Saturday, 9:00am. Decker Lake, 6612 Bluff Rd.

Free SXSW Music- Lots of FREE music at Auditorium Shores. Gates open at 5:00pm on Friday and noon on Saturday.Check the website for more details.

Grand Canyon Adventure 3D: River at Risk- Bring your family for your own water adventure. Meet geologists and other scientists, then visit our “touch station” create your own water cycle generator. FREE activities, regular admission applies for film. Saturday. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress.

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