The Weekenders, May 16-18 Events for Austin Families

Movie in the Park- A short episode of “Land of the Lost” followed by the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971). Sponsored by Friends of Dottie Jordan Park. FREE! Friday, 8:15p.m. Bring a blanket and some snacks. Dottie Jordan Park, 2803 Loyola Lane.

19th Annual Central Texas Jet Rally- A fun RC event with jets that have real jet engines which run on JP4, they turn up to 150,000 RPMs and put out as much as 45+ lbs of thrust! There will be up to 50 turbine jets flying all day Friday and Saturday. FREE! Friday, Saturday and Sunday. from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Lester Field, off Decker Lake.

Active Life Tour- Get a jump start on a healthy summer with mazes, active video games, hockey, football, soccer, frisbee, karaoke, cooking demonstrations and health screenings. Saturday, 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. at the Toney Burger Center. FREE!

33rd Annual Pflugerville Deutschen Pfest- Showcasing the best in music, parades, food, arts and crafts and entertainment. Featured in the park are a midway carnival, arts and crafts booths, food and beverage vendors, live entertainment on multiple stages throughout the day, and a rock climbing wall. Free parking and shuttles are available at Pflugerville High School (1301 W. Pecan St.) and Brookhollow Elementary School (1200 N. Railroad). Friday, 5:00p.m. Saturday, 10:00a.m.- Midnight, Sunday 11:00a.m.-5:00p.m. $5.00 per person. Pfluger Park.

Bulldog Miracle Mile- A one-mile walk/run that is a kid-friendly, pet-friendly event starting and ending at the State Capitol. All registered participants receive a goodie bag with a free t-shirt, running bib, and action hero cape. Post-event party hosted by Sherry Matthews will have great activities for the kids and free gelato (Italian ice cream) for all. $20 Adults, $10Kids, $5 Pets. Saturday, 8:00a.m. sharp!

sweetberry1.jpgSweet Berry Farm- Have you been here yet? I have lived here for thirteen years and just went to Sweet Berry Farm for the first time a couple of weeks ago. It was lots of fun and my toddler had a great time “helping” to pick strawberries. Right now you can pick strawberries, pull onions from the ground and dig out some potatoes! No particular event this weekend, just lots of wholesome fun for the family. Sweet Berry Farms, Marble Falls.Advertisement
River City Pops Presents “Cabaresque” – Taking audiences on an intimate musical journey that will lift spirits of all ages with music of all types including Latin, jazz, pop, swing and rock ‘n roll. This group’s eclectic music selection is sure to please all kinds of music lovers. Friday, 8:00p.m., Saturday, 4:00 p.m.& 8:00 p.m., Sunday, 7:00 p.m. $20. Families are welcome. Scottish Rite Theatre, 207 W. 18th.
Teacher Appreciation Day- Teachers can bring up to three guests for FREE at the Austin Children’s Museum. Sunday, Noon- 4:00 p.m. Austin Children’s Museum, 201 Colorado Street.

Just For Mom:

16th Annual Heritage Homes Tour- This sounds like a lot of fun, although it might not be something you want to take your kids to, unless they are older and interested in something like this. I found it on the Heritage Society of Austin website:

President-elect Dwight Eisenhower had just returned from Korea. A first-class stamp was 3 cents. America had just seen its first magazine-style TV show, something called “The Today Show” starring Dave Garroway. And “Singin’ in the Rain” was playing at the Paramount Theatre across the street from Scarborough’s Department Store.

The Heritage Society of Austin pays homage to the city’s modernist roots and honors some of Austin’s premier mid-century architects during the Mid-Century Modern-themed Heritage Homes Tour on May 17th. This 16th annual tour has been revised to include both a daytime self-driving tour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm then a Twilight Tour, also a self-driving tour, beginning at 6:30 which will conclude at a Mid-Century Modern bash starting at 8:00 at the final featured home. (Text by Sydney Rubin)

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1 Comment on The Weekenders, May 16-18 Events for Austin Families

  1. For those punny folks off there, there’s also the O. Henry Pun-Off this weekend: in Brush Square in Austin :-)

    P.S. I like the sweet photo accompanying Sweet Berry Farms – and also I got to try some strawberries picked out there and they were DELICIOUS!

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