Weekend Events for Austin Families, September 20-22, 2013

Top 10 Weekend Events

Top 10

Alamo Kid’s Camp – Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. Kids age 3 and up are invited to attend FREE movie screenings.  Click on the links below for the schedule:

What’s the Story Steve presents: The League of Extraordinary Improvisers - Saturday, September 21 at 10 a.m. Move Your Tale and ColdTowne Theater collaborate to present this fully improvised, theatrical journey through a story of the audience’s making. Improv is great way to approach collaborative storytelling. This production empowers children to help make the story happen or to just sit back and enjoy the ride! A great, theatrical way to spend a Saturday morning, featuring Steve the improvising poodle! ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd. Austin.

Austin Sustainable Swap - Saturday, September 21, from noon – 4 p.m. Bring what you no longer need and swap for new-to-you goodies!  There will be a super swap at 12:30 p.m., as well as a children’s clothing swap table, adult clothing swap table, a parenting tools (re-usable and sterilizable stuff that helps out during those first couple years) swap table, a book swap table, and a toy swap all afternoon. Hot Mama’s Cafe, 2401 E. 6th St., Austin.

Movies in the Park: Puss in Boots - Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your whole family to sit under the night sky and watch Puss in Boots. This event is FREE and open to everyone. Harper Park, 11040 Lake Creek Pkwy, Austin.

Mr. Will Dupuy Kids’ Show – Sunday, September 22 at 10 am. “Mr. Will” Dupuy’s sing-along style incorporates equal parts of teaching and performing for energetic young audiences. Infectious melodies combined with upbeat lyrics make him beloved among pre-schoolers and early-elementary students, who clap, march, jump and dance along to their favorite songs. Dupuy has a personality as big as his signature upright bass and as bright as his wide smile. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38 1/2 Street, Austin.

Renaissance Day in the Park - Sunday, September 22, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Society for Creative Anachronism will display ancient arts in the park. Renaissance Day in the Park is FREE to the public. Wells Branch will be selling turkey legs, roasted corn, and beverages. Katherine Fleischer Park, 2106 Klattenhoff Dr., Austin.

East Side County Fair – Sunday, September 22, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Celebrate all things fun and farm at the East Side County Fair!  Kids will enjoy Tiny Tails to You Austin’s Traveling Petting Zoo, face painting, bobbing for veggies, Edible Austin Photo Booth, and the Little Herds Bug Booth. The Hey Lolly Brass Band will perform music for kids on the HOPE FM Live Stage at 11 a.m. HOPE Farmers Market, Plaza Saltillo, 412 Comal Street, Austin.

Austin Museum Day – Sunday, September 22. The Austin Museum Partnership is proud to host the 16th annual Austin Museum Day – a FREE, community-wide rediscovery of Austin museums. Take the entire family out on the town to enjoy local exhibits and activities at more than 40 participating institutions!

Portraiture in the Park at Elisabet Ney Museum – Sunday, September 22, from noon – 5 p.m. Attendees will get FREE caricatures, be able to make a cyanotype portrait, create masks of friends and family, have a portrait bust made in a photo booth, write word portraits, watch stone portrait carving, and much more. All the events are designed to explore the meaning of the word “Portraiture,” in honor of Elisabet Ney’s own inspiration. A remarkably talented and storied sculptress, Ney built the former studio and home in 1892, and filled it full of portraits of dignitaries, historical and mythical figures, and friends. It’s the castle at 304 E. 44th St. The 2.5 acre museum grounds are a perfect place for a picnic. Food and dessert trucks will be on site. Elisabet Ney Museum, 304 E. 44th St., Austin.
AdvertisementFamily Fun Fossil Day – Sunday, September 22, from 1 – 4:45 p.m. Make discoveries in the fossil dig pit, talk with paleontologists, and do a little time-traveling. Texas Memorial Museum, 2400 Trinity Street, Austin.

Bonus fun in the ‘burbs:

Movies in the Park: Here Comes the Boom (Leander) – Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic dinner to enjoy while watching this FREE movie in the park. Concessions will be available. Glass containers are prohibited. Friendly pets are welcome. Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S Bagdad Rd, Leander.

Movies in the Park: Escape from Planet Earth (Cedar Park) - Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as there will be plenty of grass area available. Concessions will not be available; you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited. Admission is FREE. For more information, call 401-5500.  Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.

Police Department Open House (Pflugerville) – Saturday, September 21, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come explore the Pflugerville Police Department at the annual open house. You can tour the entire facility while meeting the staff and volunteers who work 24-7 to keep Pflugerville a safe and pleasant place to live. Tours of the Justice Center include the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), the Communications Division (Dispatch), the incarceration areas, Patrol Division, Volunteers Center; Code Enforcement and Victim Services. Children can climb onboard a real police motorcycle and into a police car. McGruff and the fingerprinting station will be open for child ID. Learn about crime prevention efforts in your community. Pflugerville Police Department, 1611 E. Pfennig, Pflugerville.

Harry Potter’s 15th Anniversary Party (Pflugerville) – Saturday, September 21, from 3 – 5 p.m. Celebrate Harry Potter’s 15th anniversary! Compete in a look-a-like contest, take wizarding classes, and enjoy tasty treats. Muggles of all ages are welcome. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St, Pflugerville.

Kids Fun Fitness Day (Round Rock) – Saturday, September 21, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids Fitness Fun Day celebrates the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to complete the Kids Fitness Fun Day station challenge, which consists of basic-level fitness games suited for all ages. Local dance groups will perform throughout the day, and there will also be free fitness and karate classes for participants to enjoy. Admission is FREE. Cat Hollow Park, 8600 O’Connor Drive, Round Rock.

Bonus not-free events:

Khabele Fall Festival- Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carnival games and kids’ activities, great food, live music, bouncy houses, and the 2nd Annual Kickball Tournament. Tickets are $12 in advance and include all the activities. Admission for children age 5 and under is free! Food will be available for an extra cost from Austin’s Pizza, Tacodeli, Hat Creek Burgers, and Mom & Pops. Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia.

Night at the Races- Saturday, September 21, gates open at 4pm and racing begins at 6pm. Real Nascar racing, live music, food, meet and greet with the drivers and more! Tickets: $15, kids 12 and under are free. Central Texas Speedway, 24801 Interstate 35, Exit 210, Kyle.

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.livemom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Picture-2.png[/author_image] [author_info]Heidi Gollub loves exploring Austin and beyond with her 5 kids. For more local adventures for families, visit her site FreeFuninAustin.com. [/author_info] [/author]

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