FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (Austin Area)

BookPeople: Saturday 3/3 @11:30AM. Join us for a wonderfully storytime celebrating children’s book author Dr. Seuss. So please don your most impressive hat and join us! But that’s not all. Oh no. That is not all! We will be having all kinds of fun with silly activities and more.

Whole Foods: Sunday 3/4, 12-3pm. Join the Kid’s Club gang as we learn to weave baskets! We will also be learning about the Whole Planet Foundation.

Ruta MayaJoin us Sunday 3/4 at 10:30 AM for a FREE show Featuring Staci Gray! Shows are free with cafe purchase of $3.00 or more, but tips for performers are very much appreciated.

Chaparral Ice:  Saturday 3/3 @ 12pm FREE SKATING CLASSES – Try out a skating class! We offer free one-time, 30-minute introductory classes for beginners age 6 and up. Students must fill out a free class registration card. Stop by the front desk before the class for your card, fill out the card, get your skates, and give the card to your instructor before class. Allow 20-30 minutes to sign up and get skates properly fitted. Dress Warmly!

Texas Independence Day Parade: Saturday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m. The parade begins on the Congress Avenue Bridge.

Explore UTSaturday, March 3, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The University of Texas at Austin is hosting its13th annual Explore UT, a day of events, performances, exhibits, lectures and  activities for the entire family. We offer you an introduction to university life in our classrooms and laboratories, studios and performance halls, museums and extensive library collections.

Zilker Park Kite Festival: Sunday, March 4, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Kite Festival takes place in Zilker Park. Moon walks, rock wall climbing, face painting, slot cars, bungee jumping — a lot of fun activities are offered for kids of all ages. Bring a picnic (no glass) or enjoy treats from the vendors, bring your own Kite or buy one here.

Star Wars Event in Bee Cave: Star Wars fans…join us for a very special event! Meet Darth Vader, R2D2, Stormtroopers and an Imperial Guard on Sunday, March 4. Dress up in your Star Wars costume or t-shirt and receive 20% off your Star Wars purchase! For more details and a coupon go HERE

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