Free Lego Mini Build: Blue Bird!! Today Only!

It’s that time a month!!! Head to your local Lego Store for a FREE Lego Build! Today’s build is a Blue Bird Mini and starts at 5pm.

This happens on the first Tuesday of every month and kids ages 6-14 can learn how to build a cool mini model AND take it home – for FREE (limit one per child)!

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

BookPeople: Saturday 8/18@11:30AM. Everybody, lend us your ears and join us for a party celebrating the elegant and elaborate letter “E”. We’ll read Edward the Emu along with other exceedingly expressive and emotive tales that will leave you in an extraordinarily ecstatic mood!

Barnes and Noble: 8/18 11am – 1 pm. Children ages 4 and up are invited to the Klutz Explore the Galaxy Hands-On Learning event. Kids will have fun designing and coloring stickers for decorating the night sky and space-themed scenes. Space is limited. Ask bookseller for sign-up sheet. Hill Country Galleria & Arboretum Locations.

Whole FoodsFundays on the Plaza: Join us every Sunday morning for a Sunday Funday courtesy of Health Starts Here. Classes are free, but you might want to bring a water bottle and a yoga/work out mat.

Ruta MayaJoin us Sunday 8/19 at 10:30 AM  Kid Show: Scotty Roo and Christini

AISD Back to School Bash: Saturday 8/18 9 am-12. The Austin Independent School District invites its students and families to attend the annual Back-to-School Bash.  Families can learn about the district’s many programs and services that help students have a great school year, get access to free immunizations from Seton, participate in a safety walk and more. Free shuttle transportation to the event is available every 30 minutes beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the following locations:

For more events around Austin make sure to check out FreeFuninAustin.com

FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (National Stores)

Lakeshore LearningSaturday 8/18 from 11am-3pm, Design your own Crawly Caterpillar for Free!

AC Moore: Saturday 8/18 1-3pm, Demonstration Duck Taper Lap Top

Barnes and Noble: Saturday 8/18 at 11 am, Weekly Story time

Michael’s: 8/18 1/4pm. Cricut Demo Demo (Adults only)

Disney Store: Friday 8/17- Sunday 8/19. In-store events will occur EVERY DAY from July 23rd – August 26th. Attend 4 events and receive a special gift! Visit or call our local Disney Store for specific event times and details! *Minimum age for participation is 3 years. While supplies last. Event limited per session based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Guitar Center: Saturday 8/18  Guitar Center has partnered with Avid and is proud to offer a new Recording Made Easy Pro Tools 10 class. Every month we will present a series of four classes that show you how to take your ideas from basic tracks to finished songs using your Apple computer and Avid’s industry standard Pro Tools software. Reserve your seat now, as capacity is limited! Week 3: Working with MIDI in Pro Tools 10

American Girl:  Friday 8/17 – Saturday 8/19 Various events in different cities. Check for your local stores.

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

BookPeople: Saturday 8/11@11:30AM. We do live in the city, but in Texas the countryside is never too far away!  One of the best things to do in Austin is to watch the bats fly out from underneath the Congress Bridge at dusk.  Today’s storytime is all about our favorite little, squeaky mascot – the BAT!  We’ll read Bats at the Ballgame and we’ll do some batty crafts too!

Zilker Summer Musical: The Sound of Music: Friday 8/10 – Saturday 8/11, 2012 8:30pm. Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater Located in Zilker Park across from Barton Springs Pool. Parking is $5.

Whole Foods

  • Hatch Green Chile Festival at Whole Foods: Join the Lamar store for Hatch Me If You Can, a Hatch green chile festival! It’s green chile season, and we invite you to celebrate that extraordinary pepper! Don’t miss the fun: Kids Maze | Relay Race | In-Store Scavenger Hunt | Ristras | Loose and Pre-Packaged Hatch Chiles | Roasting On-Site | Live Music | Live Cooking Demos with Hatch Green Chiles
  • Fundays on the Plaza: Join us every Sunday morning for a Sunday Funday courtesy of Health Starts Here. Classes are free, but you might want to bring a water bottle and a yoga/work out mat.

Ruta Maya: Join us Sunday 8/12 at 10:30 AM  Kid Show:Kid Show: Soco Kid Follies

For more events around Austin make sure to check out FreeFuninAustin.com

FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (National Stores)

Lakeshore LearningSaturday 8/11 from 11am-3pm, Design your own Golden Collage for Free!

AC Moore: Saturday 8/11 1-3pm, Demonstration Cricut Noah’s Animals

Barnes and Noble: Saturday 8/11 at 11 am, Weekly Story time

Michael’s: 8/11 1/4pm. Cricut Demo Demo (Adults only)

Disney Store: Friday 8/10- Sunday 8/12. In-store events will occur EVERY DAY from July 23rd – August 26th. Attend 4 events and receive a special gift! Visit or call our local Disney Store for specific event times and details! *Minimum age for participation is 3 years. While supplies last. Event limited per session based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Guitar Center: Saturday 8/11  Guitar Center has partnered with Avid and is proud to offer a new Recording Made Easy Pro Tools 10 class. Every month we will present a series of four classes that show you how to take your ideas from basic tracks to finished songs using your Apple computer and Avid’s industry standard Pro Tools software. Reserve your seat now, as capacity is limited! Week 2 (8/11): Working with Audio in Pro Tools 10

American Girl:  Friday 8/10 – Saturday 8/12 Various events in different cities. Check for your local stores.

Lowes Build and Grow: Saturday 8/11 10am & Sunday 8/12 2pm Shrek and Donkey are flying into Lowe’s this week! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build Shrek’s Dragon Ride!! Lowe’s Build and Grow is FREE and your child will receive the kit to build, free apron, goggles and patch.

Free Bowling This Weekend 8/11/2012

Have some free family fun this weekend! Enjoy FREE Bowling Day 8/11! All you have to do is go to GoBowling Facebook page, “like” them, print your coupon for a free game of bowling! Then find a participating lane near you. This great freebie is valid only 08/11/2012. As if that isn’t cool enough, when you register you will be enter to win a 4G LTE iPad!

This offer is limited to $6 and on game of bowling per person. Cannot be combined with any other offers, and not valid on shoe rentals.

Bump Club of Austin: Expectant Mom Dinner!

I am 25 weeks pregnant this week and I am enjoying every single minute of it! I’ve been in some pain and had a couple scares but we knew this was going to be a difficult pregnancy when we decided to try for another baby. I have many mommy, blogger and other kinds of friends but not many pregnant friends. I also noticed other cities had tons of activities for pregnant and new mommies and I really wanted to find something like that in my area. And I did!

Bump Club of Austin is a social event company for Austin moms and moms to be. They have many activities from fun stress revealing girls night out to informative seminars. As soon as I found them I told my husband we had to attend their next event.

The event was an Expectant Mom Dinner with a Pediatrician Panel at Mandola’s. When we got there he was the only daddy, he was a about to take of running but I convinced him to stay. We had a yummy dinner and got lots of information and advise from a wonderful panel of pediatricians. We also got awesome goodie bags filled with all kinds of samples and full sized products for the belly, baby and beyond :)

They also had really cool giveaways including goodies from Little Miss Pepper Designs, Simple Wishes, Pilates Center of Austin, a BOB Revolution SE Stroller, a 4moms mamaRoo and Cleanwater Tub, AND a Joovy Room & Babasling! And guess what!?!? My hubby won the BOB Revolution Stroller!!! How cool is that! I will post a picture of it when it arrives I promise!

They have quite a few events coming up and they also offer a V.I.P (Very Important Preggo or Parent) subscribtion where you can get lots of exclusives discounts and extra goodies. Make sure to check them our HERE and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

FREE Lego Shark Model (Kids Build At Store)

The first Tuesday of every month, kids ages 6-14 can build a fun little mini model at a Lego store. They also get to take it home with them for FREE! Tonight’s freebie is a LEGO Shark Mini Model! You may want to call your store to verify but they usually start at 5pm.

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


BookPeople: Saturday 8/4@11:30AM. Banana anyone? John Scopes’s birthday is coming up, and in honor of this evolutionary thinker we’re having a storytime all about monkeys! We’ll be reading the classic tale of monkey foolishness, Caps For Sale, along with other funny stories about our curious cousins. Join us this morning for stories & banana chips!

Whole Foods

  • Fundays on the Plaza: Join us every Sunday morning for a Sunday Funday courtesy of Health Starts Here. Classes are free, but you might want to bring a water bottle and a yoga/work out mat.
Ruta Maya: Join us Sunday 8/5 at 10:30 AM  Kid Show:Kid Show: Sarah Dinan

Zoe the Earless Kitten Special Storytime!@ Barnes & Noble7/21 11 AM. Melissa and Lexy love movies, going out to dinner and spending time with their animals. They wrote the ‘Zoe’ books to help bring awareness to animal abuse. With every book sold, a dollar is donated to the ASPCA. Sunset Valley Village, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300, Austin, TX 78745, 512-892-3493

First Saturday at the Bob Bullock Museum: Satuday 8/4 2-6 pm The Museum offers FREE admission to the exhibits on the first Saturday of each month with First Saturdays. Visitors can also take advantage of the monthly thematic TEXplorations Family Story Time from on First Saturdays.

For more events around Austin make sure to check out FreeFuninAustin.com

REE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (National Stores)

Lakeshore LearningSaturday 8/4 from 11am-3pm, Design your own Friendship Day Trophy for Free!

AC Moore: Saturday 8/4 1-3pm, Demonstration Lion Brand Tweed Stripes

Barnes and Noble: Saturday 8/4 at 11 am, Weekly Story time

Michael’s: 8/4 1/4pm. Halloween Lace Skull Demo (Adults only)

Bank of AmericaSaturday 8/4 & Sunday 8/5 Free Museums On Us days for Bank of America cardholders! There are over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US.

The Home Depot: Saturday 8/4 9am-Noon, Free Kids Workshop: Kids build a Cork Bulletin Board! The Home Depot has teamed up with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax movie. Each Kids Workshop will provide kids with Lorax activity sheets, Lorax create-you-own mustache kits, and Lorax sticker sheets. Each store will have one life-sized Lorax poster to affix to a wall so kids can have their picture taken with The Lorax.

• Kids will learn to build their very own cork bulletin board while learning tool safety
• Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic
• You can paint and add embellishments to your project while at the workshop

Disney Store: Friday 8/3- Sunday 8/5. In-store events will occur EVERY DAY from July 23rd – August 26th. Attend 4 events and receive a special gift! Visit or call our local Disney Store for specific event times and details! *Minimum age for participation is 3 years. While supplies last. Event limited per session based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Guitar Center: Saturday 8/4  Guitar Center has partnered with Avid and is proud to offer a new Recording Made Easy Pro Tools 10 class. Every month we will present a series of four classes that show you how to take your ideas from basic tracks to finished songs using your Apple computer and Avid’s industry standard Pro Tools software. Reserve your seat now, as capacity is limited! Week 1 (8/4): Introduction to Pro Tools 10

American Girl:  Friday 8/3 – Saturday 8/4 Various events in different cities. Check for your local stores.

FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (National Stores)

Lakeshore LearningSaturday 7/28 from 11am-3pm, Design your own Summer Fan for Free!

AC Moore: Saturday 7/28 1-3pm, Hands on Demonstration, Ruffle Scarf.

Barnes and Noble: Saturday 7/28 at 11 am, Weekly Story time

Michael’s: 7/28 1/4pm. Passport to Imagination India 1-4 pm. Check to see if your local Michael’s is participating. The event is free for children 3 and up.

Disney Store: Friday 7/27- Sunday 7/29. In-store events will occur EVERY DAY from July 23rd – August 26th. Attend 4 events and receive a special gift! Visit or call our local Disney Store for specific event times and details! *Minimum age for participation is 3 years. While supplies last. Event limited per session based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Lowes Build and Grow: Saturday 7/28 10am & Sunday 7/29 2pm Po has brought all of his friends to Lowe’s this week! Your child will love building this Kung Fu Panda Stacking Friends kit this weekend! Lowe’s Build and Grow is FREE and your child will receive the kit to build, free apron, goggles and patch.

Guitar Center: Saturday 7/28  Guitar Center has partnered with Avid and is proud to offer a new Recording Made Easy Pro Tools 10 class. Every month we will present a series of four classes that show you how to take your ideas from basic tracks to finished songs using your Apple computer and Avid’s industry standard Pro Tools software. Reserve your seat now, as capacity is limited!

American Girl:  Friday 7/27 Various events in different cities. Check for your local stores.

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


BookPeople: Saturday 7/21 @11:30AM.A Very Special Storytime with ANNETTE SIMON, Reading and Signing: Robot Zombie Frankenstein.

Whole FoodsFundays on the Plaza: Join us every Sunday morning for a Sunday Funday courtesy of Health Starts Here. Classes are free, but you might want to bring a water bottle and a yoga/work out mat.

Ruta Maya: Join us Sunday 7/22 at 10:30 AM  Kid Show: Big Don!!

Storytime With Austin Summer Musical for Children!@ Barnes & Noble7/21 11 AM. Join the members of the Austin Summer Musical for Children as they celebrate 25 years in Austin by reading Alice in Wonderland by Robert Sabuda. This version of the story includes pop-up pages that make the story come to life. Sunset Valley Village, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300, Austin, TX 78745, 512-892-3493

LeapFrog Tag Geography Relay! @ Barnes & Noble: 7/21 1PM. Children ages 4 and up and their parents are invited for the LeapFrog Tag Geography Relay. This fun event will teach children teamwork and map skills while they learn the geography of the U.S. Come in or call to put your name on the sign-up sheet. 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759, 512-418-8985

For more events around Austin make sure to check out FreeFuninAustin.com

FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (National Stores)

Lakeshore LearningSaturday 7/21 from 11am-3pm, Design your own Olympic Torch for Free!

AC Moore: Saturday 7/21 1-3pm, Make and Take Littleton Coin Company Penny Collecting.

Barnes and Noble: Saturday 7/21 at 11 am, Weekly Story time

Michael’s: 7/21 1/4pm. Passport to Imagination Chile 1-4 pm. Check to see if your local Michael’s is participating. The event is free for children 3 and up.

Babies R Us: Saturday 7/21 12-4 pm. My First Coloring Event, Stay cool indoors with My First Coloring Event! Watch your little ones create an original work of art and don’t forget to hang it up at home! Plus, receive a valuable coupon just for joining us! Event intended for children: parental supervision required at all times. Event coupons available while supplies last and distributed to participating guests only. Limit one per guest. Quantities limited; no rainchecks.

FREE Admission to Local Attractions for the Day from Scott Brand!

Wow! Scott Brands is giving out FREE Admission to local attractions! It’s super easy, all you have to do is sign up for the Free Admission Family Fun Pass and you will get a redemption code you will need to use to get your pass. After you do this you can enter your zip code to find a place near you that is participating in this program.

Some of the included attractions are:

  • miniature golf
  •  go-carting
  •  bowling
  • zoos
  • museums
  • and more!
If you have any specific questions about the Family Fun Pass, please call 1-888-200-3966.

Regal Summer Movie Express: Take the Kids to the Movies for only $1!

Looking for something fun and frugal to do with the kids this summer? Every Tuesday and Wednesday, at participating Regal Cinemas, you can take the kids to the movies for only $1 per child. They are playing select PG and G movies every week starting at 10 am. Just head to the Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express page, to check out where your local participating theater is, and what great kids movies they are playing!

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


BookPeople: Saturday 7/7 @11:30AM. The decidedly more mythical cousins of dinosaurs and alligators, dragons are seriously cool. After all, they are giant, legendary beasts who can fly and breathe fire! So you definitely want to join us today for storytime celebrating these fearsomely fantastic creatures. We’ll be reading the brand-new Dragons Love Tacos and other deliciously dragony tales

Whole Foods

  • Kid’s Club: Sunday 7/8, 12-2pm.Hey kids, stop by and check out what’s going on at Kid’s Club. Each week we have an exciting activity that will let you play with your food plus learn a couple things along the way. July 8th – What is a succulent? Find out and create a place for it to live!
  • Fundays on the Plaza: Join us every Sunday morning for a Sunday Funday courtesy of Health Starts Here. Classes are free, but you might want to bring a water bottle and a yoga/work out mat.
Ruta Maya: Join us Sunday 5/27 at 10:30 AM  Kid Show: SpiderGoats Family Band
First Saturday at the Bob Bullock Museum: Satuday 7/7 2-6 pm The Museum offers FREE admission to the exhibits on the first Saturday of each month with First Saturdays. Visitors can also take advantage of the monthly thematic TEXplorations Family Story Time from on First Saturdays.

For more events around Austin make sure to check out FreeFuninAustin.com

FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (National Stores)

Lakeshore LearningSaturday 7/7 from 11am-3pm, Design your own Summer Visor for Free!

AC Moore: Saturday 7/7 1-3pm, Demonstration Fashion Hair Chox

Barnes and Noble: Saturday 7/7 at 11 am, Weekly Story time

Michael’s: 7/7 1/4pm. Passport to Imagination North Pole. Check to see if your local Michael’s is participating. The event is free for children 3 and up from .

Bank of AmericaSaturday 7/7 & Sunday 7/8 Free Museums On Us days for Bank of America cardholders! There are over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US.

The Home Depot: Saturday 7/7 9am-Noon, Free Kids Workshop: Kids build a moving truck!

• Kids will learn to build their very own organizer while learning tool safety
• Have fun, make friends and gain a sense of achievement and work ethic Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride  and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

FREE events to enjoy with the kids this weekend (National Stores)

Lakeshore LearningSaturday 6/30 from 11am-3pm, Design your own Star-spangled shaker for Free!

AC Moore: Saturday 6/30 1-3pm, Make it and Take it Duck Tape Crazy Birds

Barnes and Noble: Saturday 6/30 at 11 am, Weekly Story time

Michael’s: 6/30 1/4pm. Passport to Imagination Canada. Check to see if your local Michael’s is participating. The event is free for children 3 and up from .

Disney Store: Satuday 6/30- Sunday 7/1. Join Disney Store  for in-store activities as we celebrate the upcoming release of Brave in theaters June 22!

  • Saturday, June 30 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 1: Call your local store for event times

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


BookPeople: Saturday 6/30 @11:30AM. Being the same as everyone else is no fun!  Here at BookPeople we think that being unique and different makes people really cool. But at the same time, we all sometimes have trouble appreciating ourselves for who we are. That’s why we love reading Edward the Emu and other special stories all about learning to see that being yourself rocks!

Whole Foods

  • Kid’s Club: Sunday 7/1, 12-2pm.Hey kids, stop by and check out what’s going on at Kid’s Club. Each week we have an exciting activity that will let you play with your food plus learn a couple things along the way. July 1st – Fourth of July activity
  • Fundays on the Plaza: Join us every Sunday morning for a Sunday Funday courtesy of Health Starts Here. Classes are free, but you might want to bring a water bottle and a yoga/work out mat.

Ruta Maya: Join us Sunday 7/1 at 10:30 AM  Kid Show: The Telephone Company

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day FestivalSaturday, June 30 from 11-9 PM, is a unique experience showcasing the finest artwork and artisans, live music, delicious local and international foods, fireworks, and performing arts. Bring the entire family for a day of fun and excitement. The festivities will be capped off with a fabulous 4th of July Fireworks display that will be sure to impress. FREE ADMISSION AND FREE PARKING. 

For more events around Austin make sure to check out FreeFuninAustin.com

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


BookPeople: Saturday 6/23 @11:30AM. Forget lions and tigers. Bears are the kings of the forest in our book, whether they’re of the Grizzly, Brown, or Teddy persuasion. It’s true that they scare us a little (and we should probably keep our distance), but we just wish we could cuddle up with one and eat blueberries all day long. That’s why we’re reading The Bear Went Over the Mountain and other stories all about our beautifully burly bearish friends.

Whole Foods

  • Kid’s Club: Sunday 6/24, 12-2pm.Hey kids, stop by and check out what’s going on at Kid’s Club. Each week we have an exciting activity that will let you play with your food plus learn a couple things along the way. June 24th – Create some buzz with knowledge about bees. Make your own bumble bee!
  • Fundays on the Plaza: Join us every Sunday morning for a Sunday Funday courtesy of Health Starts Here. Classes are free, but you might want to bring a water bottle and a yoga/work out mat.

Ruta Maya: Join us Sunday 5/17 at 10:30 AM Kid Show: Jungle Jill and the Jaybirds

LEGO Building EventSaturday June 23, 2012 1:00 PM. Parents and children ages 4 and up are invited to visit us for the Lego Building Event. Kids will hone their fine motor skills while having a blast building with Lego micro bricks. Build an Ice Cream Stand or Harry Potter Lab to take home! Arboretum 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX

For more events around Austin make sure to check out FreeFuninAustin.com