Welcome to RegularGigz -- where you can find cool kids' or family Austin area activities or events going on and/or around the Austin-area on a regular basis. If you've got kids in Austin or surrounding areas, you'll find something great for your family to enjoy and often at a great price! Highlights so far include free or low-priced kid's movies during the week, concerts in the park, library storytime programs, "how-to" clinics for kids and more.

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Please note: Each of the following "gigs" or "gigz (KidzAustin style)" are created by local businesses or community projects and are subject to change without notice. Please contact the establishment listed below with any questions, for details, or to verify the activity or event including times and location. The information provided below is free-of-charge to the public. While we strive to provide you the latest information, KidzAustin.com is not responsible nor liable for any of these programs nor any changes to the information provided below.

Click and Choose From the Days Below to See the Full List of Scheduled Family Friendly Events Available on that Day.

MONDAY (Click to Open/Close Complete List)

***EVERY MONDAY***

Alamo Drafthouse's Summer Kids' Camp (cheap, low-cost movie)
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar,
Austin, TX , 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757, 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750, 219-5408

When: See site for schedule, SUMMER ONLY
Family friendly event info: (first come, first served), free movies for kids -- all ages welcome. See site for movie schedules/pricing per location. This will be regularly occurring event (Mon-Sun over the Summer).

Baby Bloomers Program
The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave, Austin, Texas 78723, 512-469-6200 When: 9AM - Noon
Baby friendly regularly occurring event/activity: For kids 3 and under ONLY. Toddler Storytime @ 9:30AM, Sing-a-long @ 10:30am, Little Explorer's Lab @ 11:00AM.

Rockin' Kids Club
Round Rock Public Library, Round Rock, TX 78664
When: 2:30 p.m., June - August, 4:30 p.m. September - May
Regularly occurring kid-friendly event/activity: The Round Rock Public Library presents a rotating schedule of weekly activities for kids in kindergarten through Grade 5 on Monday afternoons.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Cinemark Movies 8
2132 N Mays, #800, Round Rock, TX 78664

Cinemark Cedar Park
1335 E. Whitestone Blvd Cedar Park, TX 78613, 512-259-6741

When: 10 AM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Summer kids movies @ 10 AM for $1 or buy 10 tickets for $5. First come, first served basis. Click link for schedule.

Family Story Time
Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, 512-936-8746
When: 11:00-11:30 a.m., Summer season
Family friendly regularly recurring event/activity: Where will your imagination take you? At Family Story Time, 2-6 year olds will enjoy a free experience just for them with hands-on activities, stories, songs, games, and more! Each week, explore a new topic related to the Lone Star State.

Parent and Tot Playtime at Olympic Hills Gymnastics
Olympic Hills Gymnastics, 222 Park 35 Cove N, Buda, TX 78610, 295-3073, When: 10-11:30 AM
Regularly occuring kid-friendly event/activity: OHG is open to children 5 and younger, accompanied by a parent. This is a time for children to have fun in a safe gymnastics environment with parent supervision. A coach is present to supervise and promote the safety of the children. 

TUESDAY (Click to Open/Close Complete List)

***EVERY TUESDAY***

Alamo Drafthouse's Summer Kids' Camp (cheap, low-cost movie)
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar,
Austin, TX , 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757, 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750, 219-5408

When: See site for schedule, SUMMER ONLY
Family friendly event info: (first come, first served), free movies for kids -- all ages welcome. See site for movie schedules/pricing per location. This will be regularly occurring event (Mon-Sun over the Summer).

Bastrop Farmers Market
1302 Chestnet St, Bastrop, TX, 360-4502, When: 2-6 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Bastrop Producers Market
977 Hwy 71 W, Bastrop, TX, 308-9989, When: 11 AM - 6 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Cinemark Tinseltown 17
5501 South IH 35 (N of Stassney), Austin, TX

Cinemark Movies 8
2132 N Mays, #800, Round Rock, TX 78664

Cinemark Cedar Park
1335 E. Whitestone Blvd Cedar Park, TX 78613, 512-259-6741

Cinemark Temple
4501 S. General Bruce Dr. Temple, TX 76502 (254)-773-8497

When: 10 AM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Summer kids movies @ 10 AM for $1 or buy 10 tickets for $5. First come, first served basis. Click link for schedule.

Fazoli's Kids Night Featuring Spaghetti Smart Activities
When: Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: 1 adult entree = 2 kids' meals at $.99 each + fun Kids Night activities. We took our Kids Night crafts and activities and added way more variety, increased the creativity, and now encourage parents to participate, all while enhancing kid’s cognitive, spatial and creative skills.

Movies in Your Park
San Marcos Plaza, 401 Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX, 393-8400
When: Movie begins at sunset. Pre-movie activities on hour before sunset.
Family friendly Summer event/regular gig info: Free admission. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy a family movie. Concessions available for purchase. Available every Tuesday in Summer thru late July. See site for schedule of entertainment.

Regal Summer Movie Express
Regal Cinema - Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills
9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin ,TX 78759, 512-231-9742

Regal Cinema - Westgate Stadium 11
4477 South Lamar Blvd., Austin ,TX 78745, 512-899-2013

When: 10 AM
Family friendly event info: Selected G & PG movies offered for only $1 each Tuesday, Wednesday over Summer. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. Summer Movie Express is safe, fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer. Click link for schedule.

Storytime and Preschool Storytimes -
Local libraries, see link for location/times
Kid friendly regular event details: May include stories, films or art activities.

More Storytimes

Storytime at BookPeople
BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin , TX, 78703, 512-472-5050, When: 10:30 a.m.
Kid-friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Please come and join the BookPeople staff every Tuesday morning at 10:30 for a great time full of stories and activities!

WEDNESDAY (Click to Open/Close Complete List)

***EVERY WEDNESDAY***

Alamo Drafthouse's Summer Kids' Camp (cheap, low-cost movies)
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar,
Austin, TX , 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757, 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750, 219-5408

When: See site for schedule
Family friendly event info: (first come, first served), free movies for kids -- all ages welcome. See site for movie schedules/pricing per location. This will be regularly occurring event (Mon-Sun over the Summer).

Austin Farmers Market@ The Triangle
Triangle Park, 4600 Guadalupe (46th Street at Triangle Avenue -- between Lamar and Guadalupe), 236-0074
About: 4-8 PM, Second MARKET (an expansion of the Downtown Austin Farmers Market (see Saturday)) -- a growers-only market offering an exciting and bountiful place to buy your fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs and plants. Try out FREE tastes of everything under the sun on Wednesday market days at The Triangle. Not only is there cool shade from the courtyard and sidewalk trees and the free flowing kid's waterscape, but also there will be tastes of farm produce to chill out with.

Bastrop Producers Market
977 Hwy 71 W, Bastrop, TX, 308-9989, When: 11 AM - 6 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Children's Day Art Park
Symphony Square, 1101 Red River St, Austin, TX, 476-6064
When: 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Summer ONLY
Family friendly event info: Free for adults, 50 cents per child. Enjoy musical performances and activities including dancers, storytellers, musicians, mimes. Performances vary by date. See site (link above) for details. This is regularly occuring (Wed thru July) Summer event.

Children's Storytimes
Bastrop Public Library
1100 Church St., Bastrop, TX 78602, 321-5441
About: 10:30 AM, Pre-school and elementary level stories and activities.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse
Cinemark Tinseltown 17
5501 South IH 35 (N of Stassney), Austin, TX

Cinemark Movies 8
2132 N Mays, #800, Round Rock, TX 78664

Cinemark Cedar Park
1335 E. Whitestone Blvd Cedar Park, TX 78613, 512-259-6741

Cinemark Temple
4501 S. General Bruce Dr. Temple, TX 76502 (254)-773-8497

When: 10 AM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Summer kids movies @ 10 AM for $1 or buy 10 tickets for $5. First come, first served basis. Click link for schedule.

Community Night
The Thinkery,  1830 Simond Ave., Austin TX, 512-469-6200, When: 5-8 PM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Enjoy exhibits, storytime, hands-on activities. Special performances are held throughout the year. Suggested donation of $1

Downtown Manor Farmers Market
New Tech High School, Manor, TX, 512-278-1611, When: 4-7 PM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Produce and prepared food as well as vendors, more.

iFly Kids Club Night (Youth League)
13265 North US 183, Suite A, Austin, TX 78750, 774-5359, When: 5:30-7:30 PM
Kids/family fun indoor activity: Simulate sky diving without jumping from a plane. Every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 PM is Kids Club night!Your child will get flying time, hands-on coaching from world-champion coaches, a de-brief and a DVD of the session. Not only is it fun, but kids learn skills that can help them succeed in other areas of their lives, skills such as goal-setting, visualization and how to be a team player.

Regal Summer Movie Express
Regal Cinema - Arbor Cinema @ Great Hills
9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin ,TX 78759, 512-231-9742

Regal Cinema - Westgate Stadium 11
4477 South Lamar Blvd., Austin ,TX 78745, 512-899-2013

When: 10 AM
Family friendly event info: Selected G & PG movies offered for only $1 each Tuesday, Wednesday over Summer. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity. Summer Movie Express is safe, fun and a great way for kids to spend a weekday morning in the summer. Click link for schedule.

Storytime and Crafts at Arbor Trails Cafe - Whole Foods Market
4301 W. William Cannon, Bldg B, Ste 800, Austin, TX 78749, 512-358-2460, When: 9 AM
Family friendly regularly recurring event/activity info: Join us for a great story and crafts for the kid's. Great time for moms and dads to network and let the kids have a great time. Free. 

Storytime at BookPeople
BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Blvd, Austin , TX, 78703, 512-472-5050, When: 10:30 AM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Please come and join the BookPeople staff every Wednesday morning at 10:30 for a great time full of stories and activities!

Storytime Tours
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (at Congress Ave), Austin, Texas 78701, 512-471-7324. Meet in the Rapoport Atrium
When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10:30–11 a.m., summer season
Family friendly recurring event event/activity: Recommended for families with children ages 3–7. Encourage young art lovers to look closely and make connections between art, story, and life on these thematic tours. Space is limited. Tour tickets available at the Visitor Services Desk.

Wednesday Storytime
Barnes and Noble
Sunset Valley Village, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300, Austin, TX 78745, 512-892-3493, When: 11 AM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Children enjoy storytime at Barnes and Noble.

SEE ALSO General Events.

***EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY***

Blues On the Green (KGSR's)
Zilker Park, Austin, TX
When: 7 PM (get there early for best "seats"), Summer ONLY
Family friendly regularly occurring summer event/activity: Bring your friends and family out every other Wednesday evening between early June and mid August to enjoy six big nights of Austin’s longest running FREE music series. Patrons can enjoy food and non-alcoholic beverages from local restaurants, and stop by our local charity area for volunteer and donation information. Blankets, lawn chairs, dogs on leashes, children are all welcome.

Summer Cinema (101X's)
4001 North Lamar, Austin, TX, 206-1000, When: 6:30-9 PM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Movies start at dusk (8:30ish) but get there early to stake out a spot! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. We'll have your shot at prizes throughout the night too! More parking is available in the Heart Hospital of Austin parking garage next door (Third floor and above)! Summer Cinema is FREE. Movies offered are generally PG or PG-13. See site for schedule. Food and beverages available for purchase.

 

THURSDAY (Click to Open/Close Complete List)

***EVERY THURSDAY***

Alamo Drafthouse's Summer Kids' Camp (cheap, low-cost movie)
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar,
Austin, TX , 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757, 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750, 219-5408

When: See site for schedule, SUMMER ONLY
Family friendly event info: (first come, first served), free movies for kids -- all ages welcome. See site for movie schedules/pricing per location. This will be regularly occurring event (Mon-Sun over the Summer).

Bastrop Producers Market
977 Hwy 71 W, Bastrop, TX, 308-9989, When: 11 AM - 6 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Georgetown Farmers Market
Georgetown Church of Christ parking lot, 1525 W University Ave., Georgetown, TX, When: 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared food market including vendors, more.

Henry IV, Part 1 -- by Something for Nothing Theatre
Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756
Family friendly regularly occuring activity/event: Available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays June 11-27. Shake out your picnic blankets for a night of Shakespeare under the stars! Something for Nothing Theater (S4N) returns to Ramsey Park with William Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth Part One.Free admission. Limited seating. First-come, first-serve.

Hound of the Baskervilles -- by Penfold Theatre
Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave, Round Rock TX 78664, 512-850-4849
When: 8 p.m.
Famiy friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Available Thursdays thru Saturdays from Jun 4 - Jun 27. A family friendly performance suggested for ages 5 and up. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Nature Nights @ Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Avenue, Austin, Texas 78739
When: 6-9PM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Presented Thursday evenings this summer (see site for specific dates), Nature Nights offers family fun through explorations of plants, animals, and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, & nature crafting.

Movies In Your Park (Summer Program)
San Marcos Plaza Park Stage, 206 N C.M. Allen Parkway, San Marcos, TX, When: Sunset
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Enjoy a free movie every Thursday in June & July. Concessions available for purchase. NOTE: June 9 movie will be held at a different location due to flooding. See site for details.

Shakespeare's A MidSummer Night's Dream
Richard Garriott's Curtain Theater, a replica of an Elizabethan Theater, off City Park Rd, (near FM2222/Loop360), 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Austin, TX  78730
When: Thurs - Sun (Jun 18-28) @ 8 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare's teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux's outdoor Curtain Theatre into a magical forest for their production of the romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Featuring auditioned young actors performing Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry, "Midsummer" will run Thursdays through Sundays at 8 pm, June 18 - 28.

Storytime Tours
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (at Congress Ave), Austin, Texas 78701, 512-471-7324. Meet in the Rapoport Atrium
When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10:30–11 a.m., summer season
Family friendly recurring event event/activity: Recommended for families with children ages 3–7. Encourage young art lovers to look closely and make connections between art, story, and life on these thematic tours. Space is limited. Tour tickets available at the Visitor Services Desk.

Unplugged at the Grove
Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, When: 8 PM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Showcases some of the best of Austin's diverse musical community each Thursday, weather permitting, under the stars on Shady Grove's tree-shaded patio. April - September.

Zilker Summer Musical Series
Zilker Park Hillside Theater, Austin, TX, 512-479-9491
When: Dusk (approx 8:30 PM)
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Bring a blanket, the family and enjoy a musical under the stars. Free. Thursdays - Sundays, July - August. See site for schedules/details.

***FIRST THURSDAY (of month)***

Farm Street Opry
Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602
When: Door opens at 5:30 p.m, starts at 7 p.m.
Family friendly regularly ocurring event/activity: Join us on the first Thursday of each month for quality, family-friendly entertainment featuring the talents of local Texas musicians and special guest performers.

First Thursday @ SoCo
South Congress Drive between Riverside and Live Oak St, Austin, TX
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: 6-10 PM, verified to be "kid-friendly" -- shopping at boutiques, specialty stores or unique shops; street vendors; musicians; street performers; dining, Participating merchants stay open later than usual hours so that everyone can share in the unique Austin vibe. Great people-watching! Note: neighborhood requests that you not drive/park your car in neighborhoods. Instead biking (with valet bike parking at JO's) or catching a dillo (free rides every 10 minutes) from the front of Your Living Room store is encouraged.

***THIRD THURSDAY (of month)***

Cedar Park Summer Concert Series
Veteran's Memorial Park Amphitheatre, 2525 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX
When: 6-7:30 p.m., Jun-Aug
Family friendly recurring event/activity: Bring the family, a picnic and a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the sounds of the summer.

FRIDAY (Click to Open/Close Complete List)

*** EVERY FRIDAY***

Alamo Drafthouse's Summer Kids' Camp (cheap, low-cost movie)
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar,
Austin, TX , 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757, 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750, 219-5408

When: See site for schedule, SUMMER ONLY
Family friendly event info: (first come, first served), free movies for kids -- all ages welcome. See site for movie schedules/pricing per location. This will be regularly occurring event (Mon-Sun over the Summer).

Bastrop Producers Market
977 Hwy 71 W, Bastrop, TX, 308-9989, When: 11 AM - 6 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Central Market (Westgate) Live Music
4477 South Lamar, Austin, TX, 899-4300
When: 6:30-9 PM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Have lunch at Central Market and enjoy an afternoon with great live music -- no additional charge.

Children's Storytimes
Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church St., Bastrop, TX 78602,
512-321-5441
Kid friendly regularly occuring event/activity: 10:30 AM, Pre-school-level stories and activities.

Chisholm Chuckwagon Wild West Dinner & Cowboy Show
The Page House, LLC 2000 South IH35, Georgetown, TX 78628
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Enjoy a real chuckwagon dinner and an entertaining s cowboy how. Available every Friday. See site for prices/details.

Extra Credit! LLC Free Friday Screening
NEW to KidzAustin.com!
"Brain & Body Programs for Kids"
8820 Business Park Drive Suite #300 Austin, TX 78759, 512-689-0236
Kids' summer camp activities/info: Specialty occupational therapy, private handwriting tutoring, & developmental groups/classes/camps for school age children. Don't let your child fall through the cracks! Free developmental screening offer (first come first serve). Call/email for info & mention this listing.

Free Guided Tours of Williamson County's Courthouse
On the Square, 716 South Austin Avenue, just across the street from the Courthouse, Georgetown, TX, 943-1670
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Tour the recently restored Courthouse, courtesy of the Williamson Museum. Visible for miles around, the imposing beautiful neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and the fifth structure to serve as a county courthouse. Please arrive at the museum a few minutes before tours are scheduled to begin. Free tours Fridays and Saturdays (1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm) except holidays.

Friday Family Fun Nights - Summer ONLY
Kaleidoscope Toys
1601 S. IH 35, Ste 350, Round Rock, TX, 388-5048
When: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Admission is one non-perishable food item per person. Different family friendly entertainment each week. See link above for entertainment schedule.

Henry IV, Part 1 -- by Something for Nothing Theatre
Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756
Family friendly regularly occuring activity/event: Available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays June 11-27. Shake out your picnic blankets for a night of Shakespeare under the stars! Something for Nothing Theater (S4N) returns to Ramsey Park with William Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth Part One.Free admission. Limited seating. First-come, first-serve.

Hound of the Baskervilles- by Penfold Theatre
Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave, Round Rock TX 78664, 512-850-4849
When: 8 p.m.
Famiy friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Available Thursdays thru Saturdays from Jun 4 - Jun 27. A family friendly performance suggested for ages 5 and up. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Lakeway Movies in the Park OR Dive-in Movies
Location varies between City Park (502 Hurst Creek Road 
LakewayTX 78734) and Lakeway Swim Center (3103 Lakeway Blvd, LakewayTX 78734)
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Each Friday will offer either Movies in the Park (@ City Park) or Dive-In Movies (@ Swim Center). All films are family friendly. For Movies in the Park, the movie is free. Bring your chairs or blankets. Free popcorn and other treats will be available for purchase.Movie starts at 8:45. For Dive-In Movies, a small admission fee is required, movie starts at 8:30 p.m., and swimming is allowed while the movie is being shown.

Music on the Square Concerts
Courthouse Square, Georgetown, TX
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Free concert every Friday in June, July and August. Purchase dinner at a local restaurant or pack a picnic (no glass, please) and enjoy live music.

Playnastics
J&R Gymnastics, 211 S Stage Coach Rd, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-392-9882, When: 10 - 11:30 AM  
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Open gym every Friday from 10 - 11:30AM for kids 5 and under.

Shakespeare's A MidSummer Night's Dream
Richard Garriott's Curtain Theater, a replica of an Elizabethan Theater, off City Park Rd, (near FM2222/Loop360), 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Austin, TX  78730
When: Thurs - Sun (Jun 18-28) @ 8 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare's teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux's outdoor Curtain Theatre into a magical forest for their production of the romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Featuring auditioned young actors performing Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry, "Midsummer" will run Thursdays through Sundays at 8 pm, June 18 - 28.

Storytime Tours
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (at Congress Ave), Austin, Texas 78701, 512-471-7324. Meet in the Rapoport Atrium
When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10:30–11 a.m., summer season
Family friendly recurring event event/activity: Recommended for families with children ages 3–7. Encourage young art lovers to look closely and make connections between art, story, and life on these thematic tours. Space is limited. Tour tickets available at the Visitor Services Desk.

Zilker Summer Musical Series
Zilker Park Hillside Theater, Austin, TX, 512-479-9491
When: Dusk (approx 8:30 PM)
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Bring a blanket, the family and enjoy a musical under the stars. Free. Thursdays - Sundays, July - August. See site for schedules/details

***FIRST FRIDAY (of month)***

First Friday
Downtown Georgetown, When: 6-8 PM
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: evening of dining, artist reception, music, shopping, more while enjoying beautiful downtown Georgetown scenery.

***EVERY FOURTH FRIDAY ***

East End's Fourth Friday
Kenny Dorham's Backyard, 1106 E. 11th St
Austin, TX 78702, 512-345-8300, When:6 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event info: The event takes place every fourth Friday of the month at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, showcasing art and craft vendors and live music while providing good food, refreshments, and free activities for children. DiverseArts collaborates with local businesses and artisans to provide a unique and relaxed cultural experience, with the goal of bringing people together to celebrate the rich cultural legacy of central East Austin.

SATURDAY (Click to Open/Close Complete List)

***EVERY SATURDAY***

Alamo Drafthouse's Summer Kids' Camp (cheap, low-cost movie)
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar,
Austin, TX , 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757, 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750, 219-5408

When: See site for schedule, SUMMER ONLY
Family friendly event info: (first come, first served), free movies for kids -- all ages welcome. See site for movie schedules/pricing per location. This will be regularly occurring event (Mon-Sun over the Summer).

Austin Sailboat RentalsNEW to KidzAustin.com!
Located in downtown Austin directly on Lady Bird Lake behind the Holiday Inn at 20 North IH-35 (Exit 233), 431-1894.
Kids' regularly occurring activity: FREE sailing lessons every Saturday from 11 AM - Noon.

Barton Creek Farmers Market
Parking lot of Barton Creek Square Mall (Intersection of S Loop 1 and S Cap of TX Hwy), 443-0143, When: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Bastrop Producers Market
977 Hwy 71 W, Bastrop, TX, 308-9989, When: 9 AM - 6 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline
Lakeline Mall Parking Lot, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park, TX, 363-5700, When: 9 AM - 1 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market with live music, vendors and more.

Central Market Live Music
4001 North Lamar, Austin, TX, 512-206-1000
When: 6:30-9 PM
Event activity: Have dinner at Central Market and enjoy an evening of great live music -- no cover charge. Did we mention they also have a playscape outside?

Central Market (Westgate) Live Music
4477 South Lamar, Austin, TX, 512-899-4300
When: 6:30-9 PM
Event activity: Have lunch at Central Market and enjoy an afternoon with great live music -- no additional charge.

Deep Eddy Splash Party Movie Night
Deep Eddy Pool, 401 Deep Eddy Ave., Austin, TX
Family friendly regularly occuring event activity: Float in the spacious spring fed pool, picnic on the lawn, enjoy refreshments from our concession stand and watch a feature film at dusk, every Summer Saturday night.

Downtown Austin Farmers Market
Republic Square Park at 4th and Guadalupe,512- 236-0074
When: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Family friendly regularlyl loccuring event activity: A growers-only market -- an exciting and bountiful place to buy your fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs and plants. Chef's demos, children's activities, and live local musicians.

Family Storytime
Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613, 512-401-5600
When: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Family friendly recurring event/activity: (All ages) Lasts about 30 minutes. It has 3 stories, familiar songs, fingerplays and a craft.

Free Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning Store, 9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX
241-2885
When: 11AM - 3PM
Family friendly activity info: Features a weekly fun craft activity for kids 3 and up, with a new craft each Saturday.

Free Guided Tours of Williamson County's Courthouse
On the Square, 716 South Austin Avenue, just across the street from the Courthouse, Georgetown, TX, 943-1670
Family freindly regularly occurring event/activity: Tour the recently restored Courthouse, courtesy of the Williamson Museum. Visible for miles around, the imposing beautiful neoclassical structure is the focal point of the central business district and the fifth structure to serve as a county courthouse. Please arrive at the museum a few minutes before tours are scheduled to begin. Free tours Fridays and Saturdays (1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm) except holidays.

Giant Chess In Wooldridge Park
Location: The park occupies the block between the Travis County Courthouse and the Austin Public Library. It's bounded by 9th & 10th, and by Guadalupe & San Antonio.
When: 12:30 - 3:30PM
Family friendly activity info: For kids of all ages. Participate or watch a battle from the sidelines. Features giant chess set.

Henry IV, Part 1 -- by Something for Nothing Theatre
Ramsey Park, 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756
Family friendly regularly occuring activity/event: Available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays June 11-27. Shake out your picnic blankets for a night of Shakespeare under the stars! Something for Nothing Theater (S4N) returns to Ramsey Park with William Shakespeare’s Henry the Fourth Part One.Free admission. Limited seating. First-come, first-serve.

Hound of the Baskervilles- by Penfold Theatre
Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave, Round Rock TX 78664, 512-850-4849
When: 8 p.m.
Famiy friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Available Thursdays thru Saturdays from Jun 4 - Jun 27. A family friendly performance suggested for ages 5 and up. Free admission, donations appreciated.

Lockhart Main Street Market
217 S Main St, Lockhart, TX, When: 9 AM - 1 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Local gardeners, growers and artisans.

Round Rock Farmers Market
Located in Scott & White Hospital parking lot, 300 W. University Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78665
When: 9 a.m. to Noon
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity info: Take advantage of a great opportunity to bring home some great local fare for the whole family. Available ONLY April - July.

Shakespeare's A MidSummer Night's Dream
Richard Garriott's Curtain Theater, a replica of an Elizabethan Theater, off City Park Rd, (near FM2222/Loop360), 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Austin, TX  78730
When: Thurs - Sun (Jun 18-28) @ 8 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare's teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux's outdoor Curtain Theatre into a magical forest for their production of the romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Featuring auditioned young actors performing Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry, "Midsummer" will run Thursdays through Sundays at 8 pm, June 18 - 28.

Storytime at BookPeople
BookPeople, 603 North Lamar Blvd, Austin , TX, 78703, 472-5050, When: 11:30 AM
Family friendly event info: Join the BookPeople staff every Saturday morning at 11:30 for a great time full of stories and activities! See site for schedule/details of event.

Sunset Valley Farmers Market
Toney Burger Center, 3200 Jones Road, Austin, TX, 280-1976
Family friendly activity: 9am - 1pm, fresh foods, live entertainment, kids activities, more

Zilker Summer Musical Series
Zilker Park Hillside Theater, Austin, TX, 512-479-9491
When: Dusk (approx 8:30 PM)
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Bring a blanket, the family and enjoy a musical under the stars. Free. Thursdays - Sundays, July - August. See site for schedules/details.

SEE ALSO SUMMEREVENTZ for special events in the area.

***EVERY FIRST SATURDAY (of month) ***

The Home Depot's "How-To Clinics" for kids age 5-12
Multiple locations. See site to find location near you.
When: 9 AM - Noon
About: Free "How-to clinics" for kids age 5-12. See site for times at your location. See our blog on this kid's activity.

Kyle Market Days and Farmers Market
Front Street (between Kyle City Hall and the Historic Train Depot). Kyle, TX
Activity info: Free admission. Live music and artists, craftsmen and farmer's booths. Available ONLY April through November.

Wild By Nature
McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744, 512-303-5073
When: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., March - June
Famly friendly regularly occuring event info: Learn what's blooming, buzzing and bounding along the beautiful trails of McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Enjoy an interpretive hike as a park naturalist brings together a unique blend of human and natural history to tell the story of the Colorado River. Discover how the river influences animal, plant and human life along its banks. After your hike, visit McKinney Roughs' exhibit hall of live native Texas animals and interactive displays. Bring a picnic lunch and make it a family nature day! No registration is required. Ages 8 and up.

**EVERY SECOND SATURDAY (of month) **

Bright Leaf Nature Hike
Bright Leaf (located N of Camp Mabry, between Mopac and 360 and between 2222 and Crestway Drive), Austin, TX, When: 9AM (Feb thru April) then 8:30AM (May-Oct), 459-7269
Family friendly regularly occurring activity/event info: Free. Open to everyone. Hikes are about 4 miles long and last approx 2 1/2 hours. Meet at the parking lot off 2222 and Creek Mountain Road. Dress for the weather & bring a water bottle. For shorter hikes or hikes on other days, please call the park at 459-7269.

Second Saturdays Are For Families
Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX, When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. , 512-495-9224
Family friendly event activity and info:E very second Saturday of the month, The Contemporary Austin offers hands-on art-making workshops at Laguna Gloria, inspired by the exhibitions on view. Join us to see family-friendly performances, meet local artists, and make art to take home. Recommended for ages 2-11. Drop in and create!

Georgetown Market Days
The Georgetown Square, Georgetown, TX, 512-868-8675
When: 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Family friendly regularly recurring event/activity: The Square comes alive with over 90 booths featuring handmade arts & crafts, jewelry, unique clothing, woodcrafts, ironworks, festive foods, antiques & collectibles, stained glass, entertainment. Available Mar - Nov.

Lowe's Build and Grow
Multiple locations, see site for details
When: 10-11 a.m.
Family/kid friendly regularly occurring event activity: Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and occur every other Saturday at 10 a.m.. See a list of upcoming clinics. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic's date.

Pine Street Market Days. Pine Street, Bastrop, TX, When: 9 a.m., 512-303-6233
Family friendly regularly occurring event info: Second Saturdays in April - December, on Pine Street between Main & Water Streets. Antiques, Handcraft, Pottery, Woodcraft, Plants, Food Carnival & Depression Glass, Tupperware, Jewelry, more.

***EVERY LAST/4th SATURDAY (of month) ***

Saturday Morning Kids Club
Alamo Drafthouse -- South Lamar
1120 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, 512-476-1320 &
Alamo Drafthouse - Village
2700 West Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757, 512-861-7030
When: See site for schedule.
Details on this family friendly regular gig: (first come, first served), free movies for kids -- all ages welcome Available year round.

Lowe's Build and Grow
Multiple locations, see site for details
When: 10-11 a.m.
Family/kid friendly regularly occurring event activity: Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and occur every other Saturday at 10 a.m. See a list of upcoming clinics. Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic's date.

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***EVERY SUNDAY***

Alamo Drafthouse's Summer Kids' Camp ( free or low-cost movie)
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S. Lamar,
Austin, TX , 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Village, 2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757, 476-1320

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, 13729 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78750, 219-5408

When: See site for schedule, SUMMER ONLY
Family friendly event info: (first come, first served), free movies for kids -- all ages welcome. See site for movie schedules/pricing per location. This will be regularly occurring event (Mon-Sun over the Summer).

Austin Open Air Market - Great Hills
10000 Research Blvd, Austin, TX, 512-796-3842, When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market with live music and more.

Bastrop Producers Market
977 Hwy 71 W, Bastrop, TX, 308-9989, When: 1-5 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Comedy Improv for Kids
Hideout Theater, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 971-3311, When: 2 PM
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Fun for the whole family. Comedy improv that's zany enough for kids! See site for show details and price.

Concerts in the Park
Hartman Concert Park
(On the grounds of the Long Center for the Performing Arts)
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX, 206-1000
When: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Regularly occuring family frinedly Summer event activity: Free. Sundays from Jun - Aug (except Sunday near July 4th) a different ensemble of the Austin Symphony will be featured at the new Hartman Concert Park located on the grounds of the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Performances include music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a family outing. Sorry, no alcohol is allowed at these events.

Hope Farmers Market
Plaza Saltillo
East 5th and Comal, 412 Comal Street, Austin, TX 78702, 512-553-1832
When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Kids Open Play Chess
Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613, 512-401-5600
When: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Family friendly recurring event/activity: Learn the basics of how to play chess, or just meet up with other chess fans to play a few games. All ages of kids and abilities welcome.

Lonestar Farmers Market
12611 Shops Pkwy, Bee Cave, TX 78738, 512-924-7503
When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Mueller Farmers Market
4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX, 363-5700, When: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occurring event/activity: Produce and prepared foods market. local vendors, more.

Ruta Maya Coffee House and Organic Coffee Importing -- Free Kids Show
3601 S Congress Ave, Suite D-200, Austin, TX 78704, 707-9637
Event activity: Free Kids show every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Tips for performers are appreciated.

Shakespeare's A MidSummer Night's Dream
Richard Garriott's Curtain Theater, a replica of an Elizabethan Theater, off City Park Rd, (near FM2222/Loop360), 7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive, Austin, TX  78730
When: Thurs - Sun (Jun 18-28) @ 8 p.m.
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Young Shakespeare, Austin Shakespeare's teen company, will transform Richard Garriott de Cayeux's outdoor Curtain Theatre into a magical forest for their production of the romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Featuring auditioned young actors performing Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry, "Midsummer" will run Thursdays through Sundays at 8 pm, June 18 - 28.

Zilker Summer Musical Series
Zilker Park Hillside Theater, Austin, TX, 512-479-9491
When: Dusk (approx 8:30 PM)
Family friendly regularly occuring event/activity: Bring a blanket, the family and enjoy a musical under the stars. Free. Thursdays - Sundays, July - August. See site for schedules/details.

SEE ALSO General Events.

***EVERY FIRST SUNDAY (of month)***

Free First Sunday
Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701, 512-936-8746
Family friendly regularly recurring event/activity: Enjoy FREE exhibit admission all day during Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibits that showcase artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, presentations by partner organizations, and gallery activities.

***EVERY SECOND SUNDAY (of month)***

Bright Leaf Nature Hike
Bright Leaf
(located N of Camp Mabry, between Mopac and 360 and between 2222 and Crestway Drive)
Austin, TX
When: 9AM (thru April) then 8:30AM (May-Oct)
459-7269
Free. Open to everyone. Hikes are about 4 miles long and last approx 2 1/2 hours. Meet at the parking lot off 2222 and Creek Mountain Road. Dress for the weather & bring a water bottle. For shorter hikes or hikes on other days, please call the park at 459-7269.

 

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