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Weekend Events in Austin, Texas

Unicorn World | July 13 + 14 | Austin Convention Center

At Unicorn World, you’ll be immersed in the magical world of unicorns. From meeting our unique, animatronic unicorns, to exploring the enchanted forest, to unicorn themed arts and crafts and much, much more! Unicorn World will be like nothing you have experienced before!

Come enjoy a day of family fun and experience the magic of Unicorn World for yourself!

FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL | July 10-Aug 10, Wed-Sat | Hill Country Galleria

Grab your friends and family for Footloose: The Musical, every Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm from July 10th to August 10th! Kick off your Sunday shoes and bring a blanket to lounge on the Central Plaza Lawn as you enjoy these free-admission, Broadway-level performances. Every Wednesday is Accessibility Night, sponsored by Together Austin. Brought to you by Magnolia Musical Theatre, in partnership with Hill Country Galleria and the City of Bee Cave.

DINOSAURS AROUND THE WORLD | Thru July 17 | Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Wildflower Center will soon be transformed into the prehistoric supercontinent of Pangea! Travel back in time to each of the world’s continents and meet 11 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. From their humble beginnings 238 million years ago through their reign that lasted 172 million years, you’ll follow the journey of these fascinating creatures as you stroll through our gardens and discover what the world was like in the Age of Reptiles.

The Woodland Fairie Trail | Thru July 13 | Zilker Botanical Garden

Calling all magical beings! Explore 75 faerie homes built by the community on display for a short time this Summer. Families, school groups, and individuals within the community build tiny homes in preparation for the arrival of these fae folk. Each home is built with natural materials that will withstand the summer heat and be on display off the Oak Grove, along the winding Woodland Faerie Trail throughout the season. We ask that visitors do not disturb these homes in order to provide a safe and respectful atmosphere for the faeries.

BEYOND VAN GOGH & BEYOND MONET: AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE | Through September 13 | Austin American-Statesman Building

Step into the captivating world of Van Gogh and Monet as their masterpieces come to life. Join us for Beyond Van Gogh & Beyond Monet.


Firetruck Visit | 10-11 | Mt. Playmore

Calling all future firefighters! The Austin Fire Department will be at Mt Playmore’s 10th Birthday Bash Spectacular THIS Friday, July 12th, from 10 AM to 11 AM!

Happy Hour Play Date | 1-6 | Toybrary

FREE Live music | 5:30-8p | Central Market North Lamar

Enjoy free music on the patio every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


FREE Community Screening of “The Right to Read” Film | 11-2 | Central Library Special Events Center

The Greater Austin Reading Coalition is hosting a Community Screening of The Right to Read Film! Join usat the Central Library Special Events Center for a special screening of this thought-provoking movie executive produced by LeVar Burton. Discover the power of literacy and education in this inspiring film that highlights the importance of access to books and knowledge for all. Don’t miss this opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the right to read. There will be vendors and fun activities for the kids. So, grab get ready for a memorable movie event for the whole family to enjoy!


Make art from nature in nature! Use sunshine to create one-of-a-kind cyanotypes. Then visit our friends at the Austin Public Library’s Bookmobile! Enjoy a summertime stroll through Laguna Gloria to hunt for shadows—how does sunlight play with the sculptures?

On the second Saturday of every month stop by Laguna Gloria for a fun and creative art-making experience at The Contemporary Austin! The whole family is invited to explore new materials, techniques, and ideas together.

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE | 2:30 | The Paramount Theatre

The 50th Annual Paramount Summer Classic Film Series presented by Capital Metro

Screen on the Green Summer Series: “Lilo and Stitch” | 8:30 | Fareground Austin

Bring your own blanket, and we’ll bring the summer fun with an assortment of concession specials from $6 happy hour drinks to popcorn and cotton candy!

Showtime: 8:30PM but pop on by anytime after 6PM to reserve your spot on the green and enjoy dinner from any of our eateries before the movie begins.

FREE Live music | 5:30-8p | Central Market North Lamar

Enjoy free music on the patio every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Swing into summer at Austin’s art museum, where they’re dancing about art all season! On July 13, it’s the SWING edition, with music by Golden Hour Orchestra and dance demos and lessons by Austin Swing Syndicate. Plus a dance-themed pop-up print exhibition, artist and curator talks in the air-conditioned galleries, picnicking on the Moody Patio, food & drink for purchase, and plenty more!


BOB BULLOCK BIRTHDAY BASH 2024 | 10-5 | Bullock Museum

A birthday party to celebrate the Museum’s namesake, Bob Bullock, with crafts, games, and FREE exhibit admission.

Family Day: UMLove The Planet | 11-4 | Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Bee Cave Farmers Market | 10am-2pm | Central Plaza @ Hill Country Galleria

Enjoy local fresh produce, prepared foods and other goods, plus some incredible live music! It’s sure to be a lively event that you won’t want to miss.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy the beautiful Hill Country Galleria and support your local farmers, gourmet food vendors and artisans!

FREE Capoeira Angola Class | 12 | 912 E. 11th St, ATX

Experience the vibrant culture of Capoeira Angola, a unique blend of music, movement, and martial arts that promises fun for all ages!

Class Schedule:
Kids Class (ages 5-11): 12:00 PM
Adults and Teens Class : 1:00 PM
Location: 912 E. 11th St, ATX

Come ready to learn, move, and enjoy the rich rhythms of traditional Capoeira music. No prior experience is needed, and all levels are welcome! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn, connect, and have a great time with your community. See you there!

Community Hours | 3-5 p | Thinkery

Free admission, donations accepted

Weekend Events in Austin, Texas