As cooler, crisper temperatures and pumpkin spice lattes make their way back into Austin, take advantage of some of these free, kid-friendly activities and events to make affordable memories this season.
Enjoy Outdoor Films at Movies in the Park
September 1 – November 10, 2016
Pack your blanket and picnic basket to watch a movie outdoors during Austin Parks Foundation's Movies in the Park series. This event is hosted at various local parks around the city. For the full family flick lineup, visit the Austin Parks Foundation's website
Pick a Pumpkin at Evergreen Farms
Every Saturday and Sunday in October
Activities surrounding pumpkins are a great way to embrace the season. Visit Evergreen Farms for pumpkin decorating, wagon rides and a petting zoo. More information is available on the Evergreen Farms website
Attend a Storytelling Workshop at The Contemporary Austin
October 8, 2016
Put on your creative-thinking caps and sign up for a storytelling workshop at The Contemporary Austin. With the help of Austin Bat Cave, a creative writing organization, you can make a book and participate in some improv. Visit The Contemporary Austin's website
to get full details.
Keep Austin Parks Beautiful on It's My Park Day
November 5, 2016
Join the thousands of volunteers helping to improve local parks and greenbelts along with Austin Parks Foundation for It's My Park Day – Fall. Register your family as volunteers or sign up to lead your own local project. Registration is open now on the Austin Parks Foundation's website
Renew Your Love of Reading at the Texas Book Festival
November 5-6, 2016
Meet celebrated authors and learn about their works at this annual literary celebration. In addition to sessions and signings with your favorite authors, the festival boasts food and fun to fuel your family's creativity. Get more information on the Texas Book Festival's website
Grab a Taste of Fall at the Texas Farmers Market
Pick up some of the freshest, locally-grown fall produce and handmade products at the weekly farmers market in Mueller on Airport Boulevard. Bring the kids and get everyone excited to make those recipes you've been craving all year. For operating hours and more details, head to the Texas Farmers Market website
Hunt for Treasure on #ATXFreeArtFriday
Each Friday, local artists hide pieces of original art around Austin and offer hints to their whereabouts on Instagram using the hashtag #ATXFreeArtFriday. Take your family on a treasure hunt for art and keep what you find! Visit the SprATX website
to find out more.