From September 23 to September 25, 2022

Fall is officially here, and while the temperatures are still scorching, Austin is ready for all the FREE fall fun that awaits! From San Marcos Mermaid Fest to fall gardening, here are the best FREE things happening around Austin this weekend.

This list contains a mix of Austin events for families and adults.

Splash Splash for Baby Safety
Friday September 23 | From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Goldfish Swim School, 8038 Mesa Drive

Golfish Swim School is hosting a Splash and Swim event to celebrate Baby Safety Month! Bring all your family and friends and dress to jump into the water without chills. It’s the perfect time for family fun or for swimmers to show off their ongoing progress!

Friday Fun Nights: Acoustic Night
Friday September 23 | From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Yonders Point, 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock

FREE “Friday Fun Nights” at Yonders Point continue with ACOUSTIC NIGHT. This FREE event features LIVE music by Landers Duo, cotton candy compliments from Ally Medical, a movie in the park featuring “The Greatest Showman” and family activities! Bring your blanket, your chairs and your picnic and enjoy the event with your family!

Movies in the Park: In the Heights
Friday September 23 | From 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Pan Am Park, 301 Chicon Street

Based on the hit Broadway musical by acclaimed writer Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights tells the story of a Latino community based in New York City, Washington Heights, in preparation for a blackout. electricity that changes their lives in ways they could never have predicted. Watch the movie in the park for FREE!

Round Rock Public Safety Day
Saturday September 24 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Centennial Plaza, 301 West Baghdad Avenue, Round Rock

Join Round Rock Police, Fire and Wilco EMS for the chance to meet local first responders and see the vehicles and equipment they use to respond to local emergencies. This free family event offers a chance to experience the Round Rock SWAT Team, Traffic Unit, Crime Scene Vehicles, Round Rock Fire Engines, Hazmat, a Live Vehicle Extraction and other vehicles from exciting public safety. Kids of all ages can enjoy games, face painting and more.

6th Annual Mermaid Walk & Downtown Street Fair
Saturday September 24 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. | San Marcos Mermaids Party, 111 East San Antonio Street, San Marcos

The central theme of this fun family event is the Freshwater Mermaid. The famous and new icon of San Marcos, now called the Mermaid Capital of Texas, celebrates our history of the Aquamaids of Aquarena Springs and immortalizes the mermaid as guardian of the San Marcos River. The Festival is FREE of course!

Parade of the Doges ATX 2022
Saturday September 24 | 10 a.m. to noon | Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury Street

Join the first-ever Doge ATX Parade, sponsored by the Japan America Society of Greater Austin (JASGA). Do you have a Shiba Inu (or do you just love it)? The Doge ATX Parade will feature a selection of Austin-area Shibas, in addition to language instruction on Japanese dog phrases such as “sit”, “stay”, “roll” with the Japanese language instructor , Kazki Watanabe, author of “Japanese for Dogs.” Plus, a special tea ceremony hosted by Chado Austin and an origami class!All dogs must be leashed and Shiba Inus appearing in the parade must be registered.

Fall Gardening: How to Grow a Vegetable Patch for Food, Flowers, and Pollinators
Saturday September 24 | 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Round Rock Public Library, 216 Main Street East, Round Rock

In this FREE program, Jennymarie will give you an overview of what you really need to know to start growing food and flowers this fall. You will learn simple, organic methods that feed wildlife, attract bees, and create beauty and bounty in your yard or container garden!

Pilates at Kendra Scott
Sunday September 25 | From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Kendra Scott, 1701 South Congress Street

Kendra Scott Flagship is hosting a FREE, in-store Pilates class led by Tori Stephens, the William Cannon Pilates Club Lead Instructor! This class is suitable for all fitness levels, so bring a friend and a mat and we’ll see you on Sunday September 25th!

Sunday in the Sun – Hot Girl Walk
Sunday September 25 | From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Alta’s Cafe, 74 Trinity Street

Sundays are for sun, socializing and making new friends! Meet us at Alta’s Cafe at 11am for a Sunday walk and meet new friends (and bring some of your friends with you!).

Lapsit story time
Sunday September 25 | From 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park

Lapsit story time is for parents/guardians and children aged 0-15 months. The librarians lead the group in songs, finger plays, and a book for the first 15 minutes. The last 15 minutes are baby social time, where babies can play.

Looking for even more FREE things to do in Austin this weekend? Check out all the FREE events on our Free Fun In Austin calendar!

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