Happy Mother’s Day weekend! How are you celebrating? With so many amazing events going on in our city, it can be hard to pick and choose what to fill your family’s calendar with. We’re helping out with a little round up of our fave events this weekend in Austin!

This Weekend in Austin: May 12-14

Ballet Austin’s Cinderella | May 12- 14 | Long Center

Ballet Austin performs Stephen Mills’ Cinderella, an enduring rags-to-princess story that offers the promise of “happily ever after!” This treasured fairy tale of perseverance and love includes a compiled score from Alexander Glazunov and live accompaniment from the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Add a dose of humor to the majesty of classical ballet, and Cinderella becomes the perfect way to close Ballet Austin’s 2022/23 Season with four performances on Mother’s Day weekend.

Bollywood in the Park | Friday May 12 | 7pm |Round Rock Ampitheater

Come join us for an evening in the park on Friday, May 12th at 7pm for a FREE, family-friendly, Mother’s Day Celebration! Experience the stories from ancient India celebrating Mothers through dance and musical theater! We can’t wait to share what our students are working on! There will be dance, music, vendors, food and more!

Showtime in the Park | Friday May 12 |  5-9:30 |Pease Park

Impact Arts will present Showtime in the Park, a family-friendly event kicking off Summer Stock Austin’s 2023 Season on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 5:00-9:30 p.m. in Pease Park

Pease Park will be transformed into a musical wonderland for all ages. Attendees will experience live musical performances by young Austin artists showcasing Summer Stock Austin’s upcoming season to include GREASE and THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Activities include learning a dance from The Wizard of Oz, face painting, live performances, an Emerald City photo backdrop for a photo snap, and more. Snacks and drinks will be available on site. Additionally, event goers will have the opportunity to win tickets for the upcoming 2023 Summer Stock Season, along with additional prizes and more.

“Showtime in the Park is a celebration of the arts and our vibrant community,” said Ginger Morris, Director of Impact Arts. “Pease Park offers the perfect atmosphere to enjoy Austin’s finest young talent. I hope everyone will come out and grab a bag of popcorn for the ultimate cinematic experience as we kick off the 2023 Summer Stock Season.”

Mother’s Day Cupcakes | Saturday May 13| 10:30-12 | Toybrary

Mother’s Day Picnics and Bouquets | Saturday May 13| Zilker Park

We’ve got your Mother’s Day plans for you! We’re teaming up with Antonelli’s and Good Juju Flowers to offer a Mother’s Day picnic and bouquet to surprise Mom with a lovely day in the Garden.

Baby Play Class | Saturday May 13 | 1:45-4pm | Mi Casa es Tu Casa

Come along and learn in these exclusive workshops how to support your baby in their first year of development! Pediatric specialists, Kristi Hammerle and Elaine Nguyen will share activities and strategies to promote purposeful play, healthy communication and motor development throughout YEAR ONE!

Choose your workshop:
Play & Coo (0-6 months)
Practice how to play with your baby during wake windows with no-cry tummy time, rolling, reaching, sitting, and purposeful play
Learn activities to relieve gas & discomfort
Screen for head turn preference/torticollis and learn how to prevent head flattening
Learn all about how to respond to initial coos and setting a communication and social-emotional foundation

Cruise & Chat (6-12 months)
Practice sitting, crawling, walking, and transitions
Learn how to improve communication with your baby with sign language, and verbal & daily routines
Debunk myths around bilingualism, screen time, and toy selections

Second Saturdays are for Families | Saturday May 13| Laguna Gloria

n anticipation of a new work of art coming to Laguna Gloria on May 13 by the artist duo Celeste, we will be experimenting with fabric painting inspired by the landscape around us and the beautiful murals created by Maria Fernanda Camarena and Gabriel Rosas Alemán.

Want more? There is more! We will also host the Austin Public Library’s Art Smart program featuring stories, hand kites and mural art that explores themes around cultural diversity! Don’t miss out! Here is the itinerary for the day:

11:45 – 12:15pm – Shadow puppets, storytelling and movement 

12:15 – 12:45pm – Hand kite building and flying 

1:15 – 2:15pm – Collaborative mural building

While you’re here, enjoy lunch and snacks at Spread & Co.!

Art-o-Rama | Saturday May 13 | 1-4pm| Dougherty Arts Center

The Dougherty Arts Center’s 4th Annual Art-O-Rama event is taking a seriously surreal turn! Step outside the box and enjoy all things outrageous, fantastical, and renegade. Experience interactive art installations, hands-on activities, and live performance art by local artists. Win prizes, snag fun swag, munch on whimsical treats, and remind yourself what makes Austin such a weird and wonderful place. This event is FREE and open to all!

Mozart’s Live Music | Saturday May 13| 11:30a-9:30pm| Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

Grab your favorite coffee and treats and enjoy live music from Poet Hawkins (11:30-2:30) and Matt MacDonald (3p). Stay for the Days Up West Showcase with Riley Ann starting at 6:30.

CelebrASIA | Saturday May 13 | 11a-3p |THIS SATURDAY! The City of Austin’s Asian American Resource Center (AARC) is hosting its 10th annual CelebrASIA Austin event on Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 11am to 3pm! The family-friendly festival is free and open to the public and celebrates Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month. This family-friendly event offers performances, food vendors, exhibits, and cultural experiences for the entire family. The 2023 festival will commemorate 10 years of the AARC being rooted in community and culture!

iHeartCountry Festival | Saturday May 13| Moody Center

HeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One is back at Moody Center on Saturday, May 13, 2023 with Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce, Sam Hunt, Elle King, Parker McCollum, Justin Moore, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, and more. The iHeartCountry Festival will broadcast across iHeartMedia’s Country Music radio stations nationwide.

Mother’s Day Brunch | Sunday May 14 | 10-12pm| Fairmont Austin

Visit Fairmont Austin with your family and friends to celebrate Mother’s Day in the heart of downtown Austin. Join us on Sunday, May 14th from 10:00am-2:00pm for a grand, family-friendly brunch buffet, champagne and live music!

Mozart’s Live Music | Sunday May 14| 11:30a-6pm| Mozart’s Coffee Roasters

Grab your favorite coffee and treats and enjoy live music from Josh Klaus (11:30-2:30) and Jennifer Foster & Robert Parker Jr. (3p)

Mother’s Day at High5 | Sunday May 14| 12-2pm| High5

Each package includes 90 minutes of bowling, bowling shoes, soft drinks, and brunch for up to 6 people.

Mother’s Day at Indigo Play| Sunday May 14th| Indigo Play

Free MASSAGE & MIMOSA on Mother’s Day- and free beer for dads! Moms a ride in AMAZING massage chairs, and a complementary Mimosa from our café, FREE with paid admission!! So put your feet up and get pampered while the kids play!

Featured Image Credit :: Stephanie Ann Studios


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