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Summer Fun Guide


Things To Do
Alamo Drafthouse

Various locations
Programmed specifically for families, Summer Kids
Camp 2015 is affordable fun for all with a mix of
new favorites and classic kid-friendly films. New for
this year is a choose-your-own-ticket-price model
ranging from $1 to $3 per personyou choose the
amount! This model not only allows for tickets to be
purchased onlinein advance with reserved seatingbut also 100% of ticket sales will be donated to
local nonprofits helping families. Now, families can
have summer fun while also helping their communities. Check your local Drafthouse for showtimes,
and keep an eye out for special Kids Camp menu
discounts. Kids Camp screenings are open to ages
3 and up. Please, no infants (parents, check out
Baby Day screenings instead). All children must be
accompanied by an adult. Our regular No Talking
policy is still in effect, so noisy families might be
asked to leave.

ate your own masterpiece. There is plenty of room


to spread out in the studio, too! Unique group
projects are available: tie-dye, fused glass, canvas
painting, jewelry making, mosaics and paint-yourown-pottery. The Art Garage also offers scheduled
Storytime Art, Workshops, Art Camps and Special
Events.

Ashleys Playhouse

13343 N. Hwy. 183, Ste. 200, Austin

The Art Garage

11190 Circle Dr., Ste. 202, Austin


The Art Garage is a walk-in art studio offering
more than 250 items for paint-your-own-pottery,
clay projects, mosaics, fused glass,
and fire and fill
candles. You can
always walk-in and
create anytime,
with no previous
experience and
without attending
any of our scheduled classes or
workshops! Choose
from thousands of
art projects, and
knowledgeable
staff will teach you
all the tricks of
the trade to cre-

Ashleys Playhouse is a drop-in childcare center for


children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. At Ashleys
Playhouse, we believe that childhood is a unique
and magical stage of life. We believe that children learn best by doing what they loveplaying!
Through purposeful play, children develop intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. As such,
we have filled our center with activities that engage the childs imagination, encourage teamwork,
and stimulate their natural curiosity to understand
and explore the world around them.

Austin-Area Public Libraries


Austin
Cedar Park
Pflugerville
Round Rock
Buda
Kyle

Lake Travis
Wells Branch
Lauras Library
Georgetown
Leander

Follow the links above to find storytimes and more


summer fun at your local library.

Austin Aquarium

13530 N. Hwy. 183, Austin

Hill Country zoo where visitors from around the


world can come to learn about animals close-up,
spend some time outdoors getting exercise and
have fun. There are currently over 350 animals,
representing 100 different species set in 15 acres of
land. Outside food and drinks permitted.

Barnes & Noble

The Austin Aquarium welcomes families to enjoy


an immersive interactive experience in a familyfriendly environment! Sea to believe as we connect
children and families to the planet, ranging from
our rainforests and deserts to the exotic species of
the ocean. Family activities include hand-feeding
sharks, stingrays, birds and tropical animals. Fun
children activities include feeding and touching
crocodiles, holding slithering snakes or even taking
a selfie with one of our exotic large-breed birds.
Watch jellyfish gently float and glow or admire
families of seahorses playing and our Giant Pacific
Octopus snack on crawfishfed by guests! The
Aquarium offers multiple educational programs
and activities for kids. A favorite childrens activity
is our Morning Rounds for aspiring aquarists, or for
those who just love animals.

Austin Nature and Science Center

2389 Stratford Dr., Austin


The ANSC provides hands-on educational exhibits
and recreational activities that increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.
Located on the western edge of Zilker Park, the
Austin Nature and Science Center is dedicated to
the exploration of the natural world.

Austin Zoo

10808 Rawhide Tr., Austin


Located on the southwest edge of Austin off of
Highway 290 West and Circle Drive, Austin Zoo,
whose mission is to assist animals in need through
rescue, rehabilitation and education, is a pleasant

Various locations
Barnes and Noble offers storytimes several days
each week including Friday nights, Saturdays and
weekdays as well.

Bartholomew Pool

1800 E. 51st St., Austin


The newly rebuilt Bartholomew Pool opened last
summer to a delighted crowd of eager Austinites.
With water slides, lily pad separate kid-friendly
swimming pools, lap lanes for serious swimmers,
picnic benches, shade and plenty of space even
during the crowded summer months, this is a great
pool to cool off at on a hot summer day. The Bartholomew Splash Pad is located close by at 5200
Berkman Drive.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

3755 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin


Barton Creek Greenbelt is an urban oasis. Its trails
provide opportunity for biking, running, rock
climbing, swimming and hiking. There are multiple
access points.

Barton Springs Pool

2201 Barton Springs Rd., Austin


Within Zilker Parks 358 acres lies one of the crown
jewels of Austin: Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself
measures 3 acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of
68 to 70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming.
Barton Springs attracts a diverse crowd of people
and has seen record-setting numbers of visitors
nearing 800,000 in recent years. The Springs
serves as home to the endangered Barton Springs
Salamander, and is listed as a federally protected

habitat. The pool is closed to the public from 9 a.m.


to 7 p.m. every Thursday to allow for the vigorous
and methodical cleaning methods required to help
maintain the pool area for wildlife and guests alike.
Depths of the pool range from 0 to 18 feet with surrounding grassy areas for patrons to lounge upon.
Adjacent to the pool bathhouse is Splash!, an educational exhibit where patrons can learn about the
history and biology of Barton Springs.

Bats

Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin


Every summer night, hundreds of people gather to
see the worlds largest urban bat colony emerge
from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin. With up to 1.5 million bats spiraling into
the summer skies, this population is considered the
largest urban bat colony in North America. Call the
Bat Hotline for emergence times: (512) 327-9721, x 3.

Blanton Museum of Art

200 E. Martin Luther King Dr., Austin


The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of
Texas at Austin is one of the foremost university art
museums in the country and has the largest and
most comprehensive collection of art in Central
Texas. The Blantons permanent collection of more
than 17,000 works is recognized for its European
paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and
drawings and modern and contemporary American
and Latin American art.

Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake


See Austin from a different perspective with a walk
on the Boardwalk. The options are endless: snap pics
of downtown, look for turtles, ride your bike, rent
a canoe, have a churro, search for song lyrics on
bronze belts or take your pooch on a leisurely stroll.

BookPeople

603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin


BookPeople is one of the largest independent bookstores in America. With a full calendar of events
including author book signings, weekly storytimes
and more, there is something for everyone at this
gem of a store. Theres a huge space in the Childrens Department with tunnels and nice spaces for
the kids to read their books. BookPeople also has a
nice cafe on the first level with a wide selection of
drinks and snacks.

Bowling Alleys
Dart Bowl
Highland Lanes
Main Event
Mels Lonestar Lanes
Millenium Youth Complex

Punch Bowl Social


Saengrunde (Bowling Club)
Union Underground
Westgate Lanes

Follow the links above to find bolwing fun near you.

Bullock Texas State


History Museum

1800 Congress Ave.,


Austin
The Bullock Texas
State History Museum
in downtown Austin
includes three floors
of exhibits, an IMAX
theater, 4D specialeffects theater, caf,
museum store and
convenient on-site
parking. During 100
Days of Stories this
summer, the museum
will feature exhibits,
films, events and
hands-on programs
perfect for everyone
in your family.

Cabelas

15570 S. IH 35, Buda


Cabelas is the worlds
foremost outfitter for
your familys hunting,
fishing, camping and
outdoor needs. Whatever your outdoors
passion is, Cabelas
knowledgeable outfitters can help you find
the gear you need to
make it the experience of a lifetime.
Cabelas also has free
educational seminars
for all ages every Saturday and Sunday and during the whole summer
will have free kayak rides in the big water tank outside from noon2 p.m. on Saturdays. A full schedule
of activities is available at www.cabelas.com/buda.

Capital Metro MetroRail


Capital MetroRail offers comfortable service Monday through Saturday between Leander and downtown Austin and from Lakeline to downtown on
Saturday. With a total of nine stations and a variety
of times, a fun family ride makes for a perfect outing. For a complete schedule and list of prices and
stops, check: www.capmetro.org/schedmap/

Cathedral of Junk

4422 Lareina Dr., Austin


A true Austin must-see, the Cathedral of Junk is a
marvel and is fascinating for both kids and adults. Private residence, so call before you visit: (512) 299-7413.

Cedar Rock Railroad

3005 CR 175, Leander


The Cedar Rock Railroad is a fantastic quarterscale train that takes passengers on a relaxing 1.3mile ride through the nature-filled fields and forests
of the park: unforgettable fun for all ages! The Railroad is closed on Mondays, open Tuesday through
Sunday year-round, weather permitting. Train rides
depart every half hour on the :15 and :45. There are
picnic tables, snacks and drinks available in the
Shady Oak Junction Depot and a play area with a
pretend train for the kiddos.

Central Market North

4001 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin


Central Market has a large playscape, live music
Thursdays through Sundays on their caf deck, and
kids eat free on Tuesday! The cafe is a great place
to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks and
even gelato while the kids enjoy exploring and
playing outside.

Cinemark Movie Theaters

Various locations
Kids can enjoy 10 fun films throughout the summer
for just $1 per show or $5 for 10 shows with
Cinemarks Summer Movie Clubhouse.

Deep Eddy Pool

401 Deep Eddy Ave., Austin


Like Barton Springs, Deep Eddy is a freshwater
swimming pool. The water is cleaned out and replaced with fresh well water every day on alternating sides of the pool, so there is one new pool to
jump into each day. The 600,000-gallon concrete
pool is surrounded by grass, trees and a beautiful mural telling the history behind the pool. The
pool, established in 1915, is the oldest swimming
pool in Texas that began as a swimming hole in the
Colorado River. Eilers Park is a small park that is
adjacent and provides some fun if you need a few
minutes of playtime before or after your swim. Also,
Deep Eddy hosts Splash Movies during the summer.

Emma Long Park

1600 City Park Rd., Austin


Set within an oak and juniper forest bordering
Lake Austin, Emma Long is one the largest parks in
Austin. The main part of the park, adjacent to the
lake, features a well-equipped and well-used boat
dock, as well as several swimming areas. This is an
incredibly popular summer spot, despite entry and
camping fees.

Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E. 44th St., Austin


The Elisabet Ney Museum is listed on the National
Register of Historic Places based on its significance
as the former American studio of Elisabet Ney. The
museum is also a member of the National Trust for
Historic Preservations Historic Artists Homes and
Studios program. Unless otherwise indicated, the
portraits and personal memorabilia in the Elisabet
Ney Museum from the Elisabet Ney Collection of
the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of
the University of Texas at Austin.

Gelato
Summer is hot
and you need
to cool down!
For a listing of
several Austinarea gelato locations, visit www.
livemom.com/
where-to-findgelato-inaustin/

Greetings
from Austin Mural
1720 S. 1st St., Austin

Dick Nichols Park

8011 Beckett Rd., Austin


This district park is a neighborhood favorite. There
is a kids water-play area and hike and bike trails
that wander throughout.

Drive-Through Zoos

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch


Exotic Resort Zoo
Want to feel as though you are on the savannas of
Africa, without packing your suitcase? Visit a drivethrough zoo in Central Texas and see exotic animals as you never have before.

The Greetings from Austin postcard mural is a


must-do for both the young and old. Perfect opportunity to upload your photo to Instagram (#AustinSummerFun) for a chance to win prizes!

Hill Country Science Mill

101 S. Lady Bird Ln., Johnson City

music. The marketencourages collaboration and


mentorship among its contributors, and also provides resources and opportunities to help grow
small businesses and lay the foundation for the
development of a vibrant local economy. It is the
longest operating market in East Austin and was
voted Best Farmers Market by the Austin Chronicle in 2012.

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

1101 Baylor St., Austin


The HOPE Outdoor Gallery is a three-story educational art project located at 11th & Baylor in Austin
(near BookPeople/Whole Foods). This project was
developed to provide muralists, graffiti artists and
community groups the opportunity to display large
scale art pieces driven by inspirational, positive
and educational messaging.

Hop N Happy

Discover the fun of science at the Hill Country


Science Mill in Johnson City! Explore technologybased exhibits and games offering hands-on learning. You can even customize your own augmented
reality 3D avatar! Visit sciencemill.org for more
information on hours, special events, birthday parties, field trips and summer camps.

10401 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 110A, Austin


Hop N Happy is a local family-owned and operated
business devoted to providing safe and affordable entertainment for children in the Austin area
ranging in age from toddler to 10 years old. With
bounce houses, obstacle courses, a large foam pit
for your jumping and climbing extraordinaire, free
Wi-Fi for mom and dad who need to squeeze in
some work and a Mothers Room fully furnished
with rocking chairs, changing tables and emergency necessities for mom and baby, your visit will be
a hit for all members of the family.

HOPE Farmers Market

I Love You So Much Mural

5th and Comal Sts., Austin


The HOPE Farmers Market engages the community
in activating culturally significant spaces in East
Austin while supporting a regional food system,
celebrating local culture and increasing awareness
of and access to healthy food. The Sunday market
is a weekly showcase, featuring a diverse selection
of farmers, food artisans and artists, educational
programming, community outreach and great live

1300 S. Congress Ave., Austin


This love letter, written by Austin musician Amy
Cook to her partner, Liz Lambert (owner of Jos
Coffee), has been a favorite spot in Austin for photo
taking. Snap your picture at the famous mural and
upload to Instagram with the hashtag #AustinSummerFun for a chance to win prizes each week!

Inner Space Cavern

4200 S. IH 35, Georgetown


Hidden for more than 10,000 years, Inner Space
Cavern is one of the best-preserved caves in Texas.
Inner Space can entertain people of all ages! If the
tour doesnt interest you, there is also a playground,
a mining area, a gift shop, and several displays of
fossils that were found right here in the cave. Be
sure to wear comfortable shoes and be on the lookout for the bats napping in the cave!

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

10621 Pioneer Farms Dr., Austin


Pioneer Farms is six themed historic areas that are
open for self-guided walking tours: an 1841 Tonkawa
encampment, an 1853 Walnut Creek greenbelt, an
1868 German emigrant cabin, an 1873 Texian homestead, an 1887 cotton planters farm and an 1899
rural village. In each area you step back in time and
experience Texas history first-hand. Explore more
than 90 beautiful, wooded acres and discover exciting, memorable ways to live Texas colorful past
with your family. At the Scarborough Barn you can
get up close with your favorite farm animal!

Kayak or Canoe on Lady Bird Lake


There are many options for kayaking and canoeing
on Lady Bird Lake. For a complete list of locations
to rent from, check AustinSummerFun.com and
search for kayak or canoe.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin


The Wildflower Centers 4.5-acre Luci and Ian
Family Garden is a paradise for Central Texas
families. The garden connects children and families
to the natural world by providing more than a
dozen interactive and educational features made
of natural materials including a grotto with a cave
and waterfall, giant tree stumps for kids to climb
on, giant birds nests made from native grape
vines, a dirt dig, a lawn designed with native
grass, a creek with dinosaur footprints and water
activities, and much more.

Landa Park

164 Landa Park Dr., New Braunfels


Landa Park offers picnic facilities under the shade
of giant, ancient oak trees. Walk the parks special
trails or ride a miniature train that chugs around the
51-acre park. A paddle boat is one of the best ways
to see Comal Springs and Landa Lake. Play a round
of miniature golf, relax at the playground or enjoy
the flora and fauna on the Panther Canyon Nature
Trail. Dont forget to enjoy the walking William and
Dolores Schumann Arboretum tour with over 50 species of trees! Guides are available at the park office,
corner of Landa Park Drive and Golf Course Road.

Lake Pflugerville

18216 Weiss Ln., Pflugerville


Lake Pflugerville has a large, sandy beach, boat
rentals, a park and a 3-plus-mile trail for running,
walking, biking or jogging. Bring beach supplies,
plenty of sunscreen and enjoy a day spent splashing
in the water. Note: There are no lifeguards on duty.

LBJ Library and Museum

2313 Red River St., Austin


Situated on The University of Texas campus, the
library houses President Johnsons documents from
his political career and the museum contains many
thousands of objects donated by the President and
Mrs. Johnson, their family and others. The collection
is very diverse, with a little something for everyone.
Kids will enjoy the replica of the Oval Office. Be sure
to walk around the grounds, visiting the trees and
fountain on the south side of the library.

Live Music Outdoors


Between Childrens Day Art park, Unplugged at the
Grove, Blues on the Green, Music Under the Star
at Bullock Texas State History Museum and more,
there are plenty of live music options in Austin over
the summer. Well be posting a monthly roundup of
live music in the great outdoors post at the beginning of each month on AustinSummerFun.com.

Local Farms and


Farm Stands
Getting hungry for
some fresh summertime fruits
and veggies? Visit
www.livemom.
com/austin-farmers-markets-andfarm-stands/ for
a roundup of local
farms and farm
stands.

Lucy in Disguise

1506 S. Congress Ave., Austin


Lucy is a packed-to-the-gills costume store with a
whole room full of accessories. Perfect for finding
some additions to the dress-up bin, to be ready for
that next princess tea party or to get all gussied up
for the Fourth of July!

Mayfield Park

3505 W. 35th St., Austin


Historic Mayfield Cottage and Gardens (1870s)
is home to colorful gardens, towering palm trees,
brilliant showy peacocks, and ponds that are filled
with delicate water lilies.

Mount Bonnell

3800 Mt. Bonnell Rd., Austin


Some 775 feet above sea level, Mt. Bonnell offers spectacular views of the city and Lake Austin.
Climb the steps (have the kids count as you ascend) and then descend the trails after taking in
this photo-worthy Austin view.

Movies Outside or in a Park


For a complete list of outdoor movie this summer,
check AustinSummerFun.com.

Mueller Lake Park

4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin


Pack a picnic, plan a jog, play for a while in the
interactive park. The ducks will be happy for some
food, too!

Naus Enfield Drug

1115 W. Lynn St., Austin


Naus Enfield Drug is home to Austins only original full-service drug store, soda fountain and grill.
It has been serving West Central Austin since 1951
and has become a beloved, historic landmark. No
matter where you live in the Austin area, you can
experience Austins friendly neighborhood drug
store, located in the middle of Clarksville.

Painting with a Twist

12129 RR 620 N, #401, Cedar Park


1501 RR 620 N, Lakeway

Do your kids need a creative outlet? Just add


paint! Attend any of our kids sessions at Painting
with a Twist, including our Cedar Park and Lakeway
locations. Painting with a Twist is the nations leader in FUN! Kids classes and camps are available.
Put a twist on your childs summer!

Peter Pan Mini Golf

1207 Barton Springs Rd., Austin


Located close to downtown Austin, Peter Pan Mini
Golf has been an Austin tradition since 1946. With
two newly remodeled 18-hole courses, the obstacles
are loved by all ages. The East Course is rumored to
be the easier of the two, but there are plenty of obstacles to keep you on your toes. The West Course
has its own set of challenges. Cold drinks including
snow cones are available for sale for just $1. Coolers
are allowed but glass containers are prohibited.

Play for All Abilities Park

151 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd., Round Rock


The mission of the park is to provide a safe, fun
place to play and develop new skills for children of
all abilities in Round Rock and surrounding areas.
The large gated park includes a variety of play opportunities designed to stimulate and encourage
the development of several skill sets such as gross
and fine motor skills, social interaction, sense of
discovery, creativity and strengthening exercises.
The site is heavily shaded and tucked away from
busy streets. The Brushy Creek Regional Trail will be
accessible from the park and will connect Redbud
Lane/CR122 to A.W. Grimes Blvd. and connects into
the Greater Lake Creek Trail System.

Regal Arbor 8 at Great Hills

9828 Great Hills Tr., Austin


Kids and families can watch fun films during the
Regal Summer Movie Express, including Paddington;
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very
Bad Day; Mr. Peabody and Sherman; and many more
for only $1. Tickets are available for purchase at the
box office and all movies start at 10 a.m. A portion
of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Rocket Fizz in The Domain

3220 Feathergrass Ct., Ste. 120, Austin

Springwoods Park

9117 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin


Located in Northwest Austin and surrounded by
large oak trees producing ample shade for the
hottest summer day, Springwoods Park offers two
separate play structuresone for older kids and
one for younger ones. There is a sand volleyball
court, a pavilion available to rent or to picnic at if it
isnt reserved, trails and plenty of space to roam.

Texas Capitol

Soda pop and candy shop sums up this locally


owned sweet shop located in the Domain that is
perfectly located in Domain II next to the fantastic
outdoor play equipment. Bring the kids for a sweet
treat and then let them run off the energy on the
play structures.

Sharkeys Cuts for Kids

11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Ste. D-415, Cedar Park


At Sharkeys Cuts for Kids, we know that kids and
parents want something different with their haircut
experience. So we provide it all: a superior haircut
with warm, experienced stylists in a meticulously
clean place filled with fun! Children can sit in a
Dodge police cruiser, Barbie Jeep, vintage airplane,
and/or Hummer while watching their favorite cartoons! Older kids will love the chance to play Playstation 3 or 4 or Xbox 360 on 40-inch screens while
getting their haircut! We are pleased to announce
the expansion of Sharkeys to todays tweens and
teens! Come visit our new room designed especially
with the tween and teen girl in mind!

Skating: Roller,
Ice, Skateboarding or
Rollerblading
Do your kids like
to be on wheels
or blades? Do
you miss the old
days at the roller
rink? Find places
to skate at www.
livemom.com/
places-to-skatein-austin/

Splash Pads
Plenty of places to get wet and stay cool can be
found at www.austintexas.gov/pools.

1100 Congress Ave.,


Austin
The Texas Capitol
is an extraordinary example of
late 19th century
public architecture
and is widely recognized as one of
the nations most
distinguished state
capitols. It was
placed on the National Register of
Historic Places in
1970 and designated
a National Historic
Landmark in 1986 for its significant contribution to
American history. The Capitol anchors the northern periphery of the downtown commercial district
and commands a sweeping view towards the Colorado River from its southern faade. Free Capitol
tours are conducted daily beginning in the Capitol
South Foyer. Tours are generally 3040 minutes in
length.

Texas Memorial Museum

2400 Trinity St., Austin


Exhibits at the Texas Memorial Museum focus on
dinosaurs and fossils, Texas wildlife, and gems and
minerals. There is also a working Paleontology Lab
where visitors can interact with scientists as they
prepare fossil finds. Spotlighted in the exhibits are
spectacular specimens found in Texas, including the
largest flying creature ever foundthe Texas Pterosaur, with a wingspan of nearly 40 feetand the
30-foot mosasaur that swam the shallow sea that
once covered most of the state.

Texas Military Forces Museum

2200 W. 35th St., Austin


The 45,000-square foot Texas Military Forces Museum explores the history of the Lone Star States
militia and volunteer forces from 1823 to 1903 when
Congress created the National Guard. From 1903 to
the present, the museum tells the story of the Texas
Army and Air National Guard, as well as the Texas

State Guard, in both peacetime and wartime. The


museum displays dozens of tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, trucks, Jeeps, helicopters, jet fighters, observation aircraft and towed
artillery pieces. Permanent exhibits utilize uniforms,
weapons, equipment, personal items, film, music,
photographs, battle dioramas and realistic full-scale
environments to tell the story of the Texas Military
Forces in the battles at home and around the world.

The Thinkery

1830 Simond Ave., Austin


The Thinkery is Austins home for why and how.
Its a place where science and families play side by
side and where people connect with ideas by doing, making and experiencing. Its a foundry for a
new generation of innovators and creative problem
solvers. And its a heck of a good time. Community
Night every Wednesday from 48 p.m. (admission
by donation).

UT Tower

The Texas Union, 2247 Guadalupe St., Austin


The 307-foot tall UT Austin Tower was completed
in 1937. Through the years, the Tower has served as
the Universitys most distinguishing landmark. The
observation deck of the Tower offers a spectacular
view of the campus and the Austin area in all directions. The observation deck has recently been
remodeled and reopened to the public for the first
time in nearly three decades. As a part of the renovation process, persons with disabilities now also
have access to this monumental view. You can take
a 45-minute self-guided tour of the Tower escorted
by student guides. Patrons ride an elevator to the
27th floor and then take three short flights of stairs
to the observation deck. An auxiliary elevator is
available to guests with restricted mobility.

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Robert E. Lee Rd., Austin


The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum represents so much that is quintessentially Austin: su-

perb art casually set in a shady garden of native


Texas plants, a natural oasis near Barton Springs
and only blocks from the heart of an urban capital
city. Originally containing small ponds used by soldiers to practice fly casting during the late 1930s
and 1940s, these 4 acres were then forgotten for
the next four decades, lost under dewberry vines
and illicit dumping. In 1991, the property was transformed into a sculpture garden for the dozens of
bronze and stone pieces given to the city of Austin
by noted 20th century American sculptor, Charles
Umlauf. The xeriscape garden, with its waterfall
and streams muffling the sounds of traffic, gives
visitors a peaceful place in which to contemplate
the sculptures or their own thoughts. Children can
explore the grounds with Sculpture Safaris in hand.
Free during the summer.

Veloway

4900 La Crosse Ave., Austin


The Veloway is southwest Austins first trail exclusively for bicycles and rollerblading. Located on
more than 100 acres in the Slaughter Creek Metropolitan Park, the Veloway is a 3.1-mile, paved
asphalt loop 23 feet wide. Important note: No foot
traffic! If your kids cant ride the Veloway without
you walking alongside them, they arent ready for
it. Come back when you all can be on either bikes
or rollerblades. Everyone goes in a one-way, clockwise direction. Helmets are highly recommended
and required for kids. The trail can be accessed
from Loop 1 Mopac, about a mile south of Slaughter Lane, or from Bowie High School on Slaughter
during nonschool hours. Reminder: Bring plenty of
water and sunscreen.

Zilker Botanical Garden

2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin


Zilker Botanical Garden is located on 26 fenced
acres on the south bank of the Colorado River near
downtown Austin. Perfect for photo-taking opportunities, the garden has a diverse topography with

native, hybrid and exotic plants. Stroll in the rose


garden or pose in front of the barn or on the bridge
for a beautiful photo. Kids love to find the dinosaur
prints in the Hartman Prehistoric Garden.

June Events

Zilker Park

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
Do512 and the Alamo Drafthouse are pleased to announce the return of their highly popular summer
event series to The Long Center, Sound & Cinema!
Now in its third season, Sound & Cinema features
unique pairings of classic movies with a diverse
array of local musical guests. The bands will play a
musical tribute to the movie, followed by a screening of the film on the Alamo Drafthouses giant
inflatable outdoor screen, with the backdrop of
the Austin skyline in the background. The six-event
summer series will be held on the lawn at The Long
Center, on opposite Wednesdays from Blues on the
Green. These events are free, family-friendly, and
open to the public.
June 3: Weekend at Bernies featuring musical
guests Don Chani and Censi Frances + Q&A with
Terry Kiser
June 17: The Sandlot featuring musical guests The
Nightowls

2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin


Known as Austins most loved park, this park has
over 300 acres of mixed recreation use including a
park, picnic tables, trails, soccer fields, Zilker Botanical Gardens and Barton Springs, Austins most
loved pools!

Zilker Zephyr

Zilker Park, 2100


Barton Springs
Rd., Austin
The Zilker
Zephyr is
a must-do
whether you
live in Austin
or are here
as a visitor.
You can hop
on the train in
between playing at the park,
swimming at
Barton Springs Pool, or kicking a ball around in the
fields. The Zilker Zephyr takes you on a 2025 minute train ride that takes you under a bridge, through
a tunnel and around the park for great views of the
city and its inhabitants.

June 3, 17

Watch a Movie on the City Terrace at the


Long Center During Sound & Cinema

June 4, 11, 18, 25


Listen to Live Music at Unplugged at the Grove

Thursdays, 8 p.m.
Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
Join KGSR for one of Austins longest-running FREE
concert series, Unplugged at the Grove. Theres still
no cover charge, but there IS the best music, food
and fun youll experience under the clear, warm
skies of Austin, Texas! Additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the
street at 517 S. Lamar Blvd.
June 4: Dale Watson
June 11: The Oh Hellos
June 18: Mike Barfield
June 25: The Rocketboys

June 6, 13, 27
Take a Ride on
Austin Steam
Trains Bertram
Flyer

For places near you that serve this fruity treat,


visit AustinSummerFun.com.

Saturdays,
10 a.m.12:30 p.m.
401 E. Whitestone
Blvd., Ste C-100,
Cedar Park
This 44-mile roundtrip journey spans
the South San
Gabriel River and

stops for a 15-minute layover at our historic Bertram Depot. The Depot, built by the San Antonio &
Aransas Pass Railroad in 1912, is an excellent example of turn of the century country-depot architecture. The fully restored interior features an operators bay, vintage operating equipment and historic
photographs. All cars are pulled by an 1960 Alco
diesel locomotive. Parties of two may be seated at
shared tables. This ride is 2.5 hours round trip with
a 20-minute layover.

June 7, 14, 21, 28


Ease into Your Sunday at a
Cherrywood Coffeehouse Kids Show

Sundays, 10 a.m.
Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E. 38th St., Austin
Cherrywood Coffeehouse offers Sunday brunch
and live music for the kids every Sunday morning.
What a great way to ease into Sunday! FREE.
June 7: Que Pastas
June 14: Groundwork Music Orchestra
June 21: Staci Gray
June 28: Mr. Will Dupuy

June 9
Grab a Picnic Blanket and Enjoy Dinner at
Trailer Food Tuesdays

Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin in one
convenient (not to mention gorgeous!) location.
The downtown skyline is the backdrop as 14 to 16 of
Austins finest food trailers roll on to the City Terrace. Add family-friendly live music and Austins
best downtown view, and youve got a HUGE hit!
Bring your picnic blanket, friends and family, and
join us for the biggest Trailer Food Tuesdays season this city has ever seen. FREE!

June 1013
Watch Pollyanna Theatres In My Own Backyard

WednesdaySaturday at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.


Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
Mr. Sun would like to invite you to meet Squig and
Lolly! These two best friends awake one morning
to find ordinary objects leading them on extraordinary adventures. This premiere production of Pollyanna Theatres Play and Play series provides young
audience members, 2 to 4 years old, a chance to
be audience members for a play as well as to
play alongside Pollyanna artists during this onehour experience. Mr. Sun has lots of fun in store for
Squig, Lolly and all their friends as the adventure
builds up to a backyard picnic for all!

June 10, 17, 24


Listen to Music at Childrens Day Art Park

Fridays, 9:3011:30 a.m.; gates open at 9 a.m.


Symphony Square Amphitheatre,
1101 Red River St., Austin
For just 50 cents per child, kids and adults can experience the magic of the arts at Childrens Day Art
Park. This exciting summer program features local
musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, mimes
and crafts people. Youngsters can visit the Instrument Petting Zoo (where they can see, touch and
try to play the instruments), talk to symphony musicians and hear them play their instruments, hear
a Latin jazz band, follow a real Pied Piper along the
Lemonade Trail to the Magic Oak Tree, and try their
hands at different art projects under the Art Tent.
June 10: Beto y Los Fairlanes
June 17: The Biscuit Brothers
June 24: Joe McDermott

June 12, 26
Visit Kaleidoscope Toys for
Friday Family Fun Night

Fridays, 6:307:30 p.m.


Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. I-35, Round Rock

Admission is one nonperishable food item per person attending to be donated to Round Rock Serving
Center.
June 12: Staci Gray is an Austin-based childrens
performer who has mesmerized children all over
Texas with her original music, dancing and silliness.
June 26: Magician JD Stewart guarantees you will
laugh out loud with his blend of magic and clean
comedy.

June 13
Kids Day at Cabelas

Saturday, 10 a.m.2 p.m.


Cabelas, 15570 S. IH 35, Buda
Join us for free outdoor activities for the entire
family. Kayaking, fishing, archery, BB gun range
and treasure hunt activities will be available plus so
much more! A full schedule of activities is available
at www.cabelas.com/buda.

June 13

June 13

Make Stringy Art at The Contemporary Austin


Laguna Gloria on Second Saturdays Are for
Families

Texas Outdoor Adventure Day at


McKinney Roughs

Saturday, 11 a.m.3 p.m.


The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria,
3809 W. 35th St., Austin
Make a creature from another planet, a movieworthy monster sculpture, or just a friendly new pal
using silly string and wire. Be prepared to make a
mess!

June 13
Eat Your Way Through Taste of North Austin at
The Domain
Saturday, 11 a.m.4 p.m.
11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin

Saturday, 9 a.m.2 p.m.


McKinney Roughs Nature Park,
1884 State Hwy. 71 W., Cedar Creek
Like the first explorers of Texas, we will travel down
the Colorado River, navigate through the woods
and climb to great heights. Meet at McKinney
Roughs for a day of excitement and adventure with
a focus on land stewardship. Well get vertical on
the rock-climbing wall, enjoy the thrill of a zip line
and work as a team on a raft trip down the Colorado River. Bring a bag lunch and refillable water
bottle. Preregistration is required.

June 14
Watch Chuggington Live! at the Long Center
Sunday, 2 and 5 p.m.
Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin

The eighth annual all-day family food festival will


feature delectable tastes, beverage sampling, free
live music, childrens entertainment and, of course,
fabulous shopping. Guests opting for the limitedavailability VIP experience will receive a goody bag,
complimentary drinks and access to the VIP lounge.
Aromas of the various cuisines will fill Domain II,
enticing guests to sample fares from local restaurants while experiencing the recently completed
space. Featuring three one-of-a-kind childrens play
areas and a dynamic green space with an LED-lit
overhead cable structure, the multimillion-dollar
enhancement is one that Austinites of all ages will
enjoy. Childrens activities throughout the day will
also include face painting, balloon twisting, crafts
and more. Visit our Facebook page for the latest
deals, contests and event information.

The Great Rescue Adventure is a musical adventure


perfect for the entire family. Traintastic adventures
await when you ride the rails to the modern world
of CHUGGINGTON! Wilson and his friends Brewster
and Koko take on thrilling challenges, learn new
skills and discover a sense of achievement through
teamwork, courage and determination. For those
who are familiar with the show, it is an exciting way
to experience their favorite characters. For new
viewers, the adventure introduces them to great
new friends. This production features beautifully
designed, large-scale yet lightweight, easy to maneuver Chuggington train carriages live on stage.
The TV series favorites will come to life with working mouths, eyes and plenty of traintastic action to
thrill train lovers new and old across North America.
The backdrop for the live show is a 32-foot wide
LED video wall featuring animated locations from
the TV series as interactive backgrounds to the live
action.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, a holiday to celebrate


the announcement of the abolition of slavery. You can commemorate the
sesquicentennial of Juneteenth by checking out these events:

June 13

June 19

Juneteenth Green and Clean Neighborhood


Project

Music in the Park: Juneteenth Celebration

Meet at 13th and Chicon for this event, which will


take place from 79 a.m.

June 13
Juneteenth Memorial Monument
The Carver Museum and the Texas Legislative
Black Caucus will celebrate 150 years of freedom
in Texas by unveiling a new monument at the
George Washington Carver Museum at 11 a.m.

Pflugerville
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets,
friends and neighbors for a free evening of music,
entertainment and relaxation at Pfluger Park. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and wraps up by 9:30 p.m.

June 1920
Juneteenth Rhythm & Ribs Festival

The theme of this years event is Command Attention! Supporting Austins Military Veterans. The
pageant will take place at the George Washington
Carver Museum from 79 p.m.

Round Rock
The Voice and the City of Round Rock Parks and
Recreation Department are again joining forces
for the seventh annual free festival, which takes
place from 7:3011:30 p.m. Parking and admission
are both free. The celebration continues at 2 p.m.
the following Saturday. At 3 p.m., the Round Rock
Ma jor kicks off the days festivities, which include live music, a health fair, moonwalks, clowns,
games, food, vendors and more.

June 20

June 20

June 18
2015 Miss & Little Miss Juneteenth
Scholarship Pageant

Juneteenth 2K
The 2K Emancipation Run/Walk is a challenging
fun run and walk down the Juneteenth parade
route, beginning at the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Comal Street. Participants can line up at
8:30 a.m., and the race begins at 9:30 a.m.

Emancipation Parade and Park Celebration


The Parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection
of MLK Boulevard and Comal Street. The route will
continue along Chicon and will conclude at Rosewood Park, where there will be a celebration with
entertainment, food and vendors until 8 p.m.

You can learn more about African-American history and culture any time at the George Washington Carver Museum
and Cultural Center, which is located at 1165 Angelina St. The museum is housed in a 36,000 square-foot facility that
includes four galleries, a conference room, classroom, darkroom, dance studio, 134-seat theatre and archival space.
The galleries feature a core exhibit on Juneteenth, a permanent exhibit on Austin African-American families, an Artists Gallery and a childrens exhibit on African-American scientists and inventors.

June 19

July Events

Donate a Fan to Family Eldercare


at Fan Fare Friday

July 1, 15, 29

Friday, 7 a.m.midnight
Threadgills, 301 W. Riverside Drive, Austin
Family Eldercares Fan Fare Friday began in 1990
to bring relief from the heat to Central Texas residents. Now in its 25th year, Family Eldercare has
delivered over 80,000 fans! Join KXANs Jim Spencer, KGSR and BOB FM on-air talent and a fantastic
roster of local musicians. Drop off fans or funds and
stick around for great food, giveaways, live music
all day, special guests and fun for all ages! Come
in the morning for pancakes (79 a.m.); kids activities, the Biscuit Brothers and other kid-friendly
musicians (711:30 a.m.); try out games with AMDs
state-of-the-art Gaming Stations (9:30 a.m.2 p.m.);
or stay into the night for KGSRs Lonestar State of
Mind concert (8 p.m.midnight; tickets required).

June 21
Fathers Day Concert in the Park

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.


Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
Austin Symphonic Band celebrates your dad with
this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre.
Marches, patriotic melodies, and other familiar
works are the order of the day, selections that will
have your dads toe tappin, as well as your own!
Bring a picnic basket and spread out a blanket under the pecan trees at the Hillside Theatre.

Watch a Movie on the City Terrace at the


Long Center During Sound & Cinema
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.
Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
See June listing for full info.
July 1: Ferris Buellers Day Off featuring musical
guests Otis The Destroyer
July 15: Ghostbusters featuring musical guests
LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies
July 29: The Naked Gun featuring musical guests
Hard Proof

July 2, 16, 23, 30


Listen to Live Music at Unplugged at the Grove
Thursdays, 8 p.m.
Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
See June listing for full info.
July 2: Shiny Ribs
July 16: James McMurtry
July 23: Ray Wylie Hubbard
July 30: Kaleo

July 4
Watch a Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Saturday, sundown
Various locations

June 24
Attend Blues on the Green

Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
Blues on the Green is Austins largest FREE concert
series, and an Austin tradition, so grab your family
and friends, some blankets or lawn chairs and join
us! The stage for Blues on the Green will be on the
east end of Zilker Park.
June 24: Shakey Graves with Riders Against the
Storm (ACL Festival Preview)

Check AustinSummerFun.com for a complete list of


fireworks shows in the Austin area.

July 4

July 8, 15, 22, 29

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

Listen to Music at Childrens Day Art Park

Saturday, 410 p.m.


Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave
Join us at the Hill Country Galleria for a FREE Independence Day celebration with over 75 local
art vendors, live music from Vallejo, Uncle Lucius,
Dawn & Hawkes, T Bird & The Breaks and barbecue,
festival food, fair rides and games, and of course
fireworks! We have a full event packed with live
music at our outdoor amphitheater and fireworks!
Free admission and parking, dog friendly. Parents:
Be sure to get there early to enjoy the fair rides
and games and family-fun entertainment. For more
information on the festival please visit:
www.HillCountryFest.com

July 6, 13, 20, 27


Go to Storytime with Dr. Candra at
Brilliant Sky Toys and Books
Mondays, 11 a.m.
701 S. Capital
of Texas Hwy.,
Ste. D-480,
Austin
Stop in at this
local mamaowned toy
store for a
weekly storytime!

July 7
Grab a Picnic Blanket and Enjoy Dinner at
Trailer Food Tuesdays
Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
See June listing for full info.

July 7, 14, 21, 28


Bring a friend for a Princess & Pirate Play Date
at Sharkeys Cuts for Kids
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
Sharkeys Cuts for Kids,
11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Ste. D-415, Cedar Park
Bring a
friend for
a free
Princess
and
Pirate play
date every
Tuesday at
Sharkeys
Cuts for
Kids.

Wednesdays, 9:3011:30 a.m. (gates open at 9 a.m.)


Symphony Square Amphitheatre, 1101 Red River St., Austin
See June listing for full info.
July 8: The Hey Lollies
July 15: Lehman High School Mariachi Band
July 22: Sara Hickman
July 29: Mr Johnny and Sharon

July 1031
Watch Hairspray at Zilker Hillside Theater

ThursdaysSundays, 8:30 p.m.


Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre, Zilker Park,
2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a high-energy musical comedy
phenomenon that will have the whole Hillside on
their feet! Set in 1962 Baltimore, this musical is
chock-full of dazzling, toe-tapping production numbers and soulful rhythm and blues. FREE.

July 10, 17, 24


Listen to Music Under the Star at the
Bullock Texas State History Museum

Friday evenings
1800 N. Congress Ave., Austin
This July, celebrate Texas music during the Bullock Texas State History Museums 12th annual free
summer concert series, Music Under the Star. Bring
your family, camp chairs and blankets, and dance
the evening away to great Texas bands. Music will
take place on the museums Lone Star Plaza. For
more information, visit TheStoryofTexas.com.

July 10, 24
Visit Kaleidoscope Toys for
Friday Family Fun Night

Fridays, 6:307:30 p.m.


Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. IH 35, Round Rock
See June listing for full info.
July 10: Nutty Scientist of AustinStrap on your
space suits and get ready to launch into the great
unknown with the Nutty Scientists on an unforgettable flight into space where you will explore fascinating manmade technologies and perform dazzling experiments.
July 24: Enjoy Nancy & Friends for an interactive show of pure fun as they weave storytelling
and ventriloquism together in a dynamic way that
motivates kids to read, teaches them about values
and morals, and helps them get in touch with the
creativity.

July 11

July 11, 18

Create Pinhole Cameras at The Contemporary


Austin Laguna Glorias Second Saturdays Are
for Families

Take a Ride on Austin Steam Trains


Bertram Flyer

Saturday, 11 a.m.3 p.m.


The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria,
3809 W. 35th St., Austin
John Grades sculpture hangs from the trees at
Laguna Gloria and frames a view of the sky. Make
your own pinhole camera that will show you the
world in a whole new way. Learn more about this
fun tool from a local artist and photo expert.

July 11, 12, 18, 19


Catch Pollyanna Theatres Sarah the Dinosaur

Saturdays at 2 and 4 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.


The Long Centers Rollins Studio Theatre,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
A new play for young audiences by Andrew Perry
and Kathleen Fletcher, best for children ages 4 to
10. This is the story of a young girl named Sarah
who is tired of no one listening to her. But when her
pre-school
teacher tells
her that she
can become
anything
she puts
her mind
to, Sarah
decides that
the best
way to get
attention is
to become a
dinosaur and
ROAR! Sarah
soon learns
that all
attention is
not positive
when
stomping
and roaring
turns the
heads of
everyone she
encounters.
Ultimately,
Sarah finds
her voice
and the
adults in her
world learn
to think
twice before
speaking.

Saturdays, 10 a.m.12:30 p.m.


401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste C-100, Cedar Park
See June listing for full info.

July 22
Attend Blues on the Green

Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
See June listing for full info.
July 22: Bob Schneider with Walker Lukens

July 24
See ArcAttack at Long Center
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin

Seen on Americas Got Talent, ArcAttack is a


performance art group that specializes in playing
music through a combination of homemade, hightech instruments, and more traditional instruments
such as guitar and bass. Part rock concert, part
science experiment, the creators of ArcAttack unveil
the science behind the spectacle. Combining their
love of music with science, the group invites the
audience to explore concepts such as electricity,
voltage and current, magnetism, robotics and
lightning through a show thats both entertaining
and interactive. The audience is engaged from
start to finish as the groups trusty, completely
automated robot drummer King Beat introduces
the audience to the show. The show features
their signature Tesla coils, as members of the
group literally walk through lightning, then invite
members of the audience on stage to take part in
a special faraday cage dance off!

August Events
August 115
Watch Hairspray at Zilker Hillside Theater
ThursdaysSundays, 8:30 p.m.
Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theatre,
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
See July listing for full info.

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29


Make a Craft at Lakeshore Learning Center

Saturdays, 11 a.m.3 p.m.


Lakeshore Learning Center, 9828 Great Hills Tr., Austin
Kids ages 3 and up can make a craft for FREE.

August 2, 15, 23

August 6, 13, 20, 27,


Listen to Live Music at Unplugged at the Grove
See June listing for full info.
August 6: Uncle Lucius
August 13: The Suffers
August 20: Suzanna Choffel
August 27: TinnaRose

August 8
Create an Ice Painting at The Contemporary
Austin Laguna Gloria on Second Saturday
Are for Families
Saturday, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria,
809 W. 35th St., Austin

Take a Ride on Austin Steam Trains


Bertram Flyer

Saturdays: Aug. 2, 2 p.m., Aug. 15, 10 a.m., Aug. 23, 2 p.m.


401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste C-100, Cedar Park
See June listing for full info.

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31


Attend Signing Storytime at Kaleidoscope Toys
Mondays, 1010:30 a.m.
Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N. IH 35, Round Rock
Join the Baby Signing Time revolution! This class is
geared for children ages 0 to 5 and their parents.
Amy from the Signing Connection leads this storytime that incorporates classic childrens books
to help you learn basic American Sign Language
signs. FREE.

August 4
Grab a Picnic Blanket and Enjoy Dinner at
Trailer Food Tuesdays
Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Drive., Austin
See June listing for full info.

August 5
Attend Blues on the Green

Wednesday, 8 p.m.
Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin
See June listing for full info.
August 5: Jamestown Revival, Max Frost

August 6, 13, 20, 27


Sing Along at Mr. Wills Music Time at
Brilliant Sky Toys and Books

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.


701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Ste. D-480, Austin
Stop in at this local mama-owned toy store for a
weekly music time!

Chill out with other cool artists as we create drippy


watercolor paintings using ice cubes! Then relax in
the shade with a live ice sculpting demonstration
courtesy of local sculpting pros.

August 89, 1516, 22-23


Watch Austin Summer Musical for Children,
Junie B. Jones

Saturdays, 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.; Sundays, 2 and 4 p.m.


Boyd Vance Theatre, 1165 Angelina St., Austin
Based on Barbara Parks popular childrens book
series, this hour-long musical covers Junie B. Jones
wild and wonderful adventures in the first grade.
This annual show, put on for FREE for Austin-area
kids, is an Austin tradition since 1987.

August 10
Eat Smores at Halcyon for
National Smores Day

Monday, starting at 7 a.m.


218 W. 4th St., Austin
Smores are always on Halcyons menu, but August
10 is National Smores Day! Celebrate Americas
favorite gooey treat with a trip to Halcyon, or
make them at home, around a campfire or at
another favorite
spot in Austin. Check
AustinSummerFun.com
for a complete listing
of places to celebrate
National Smores Day at
the beginning of August.

August 12
Watch a Movie on the City Terrace at the
Long Center During Sound & Cinema
Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
See June listing for full info.
August 12: The Neverending Story featuring musical
guests Calliope Musicals

August 23
Tour Long Center During Open House 2015

Sunday, noon4 p.m.


Long Center for Performing Arts,
701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin
Its showtime in Austin! That means that its time
for you and yours to stroll across the 1st Street
Bridge, follow those colorful banners, and come
and get a little tastewait, whore we kidding?a
whole slice of what the Long Center and company
have to offer you and the city of Austin at the Long
Center Open House. But, best of all, its FREE and
open to the public! What are you waiting for? With
all doors open and every space abuzz with activity, there will be something for everyone! Throughout the day youll be privy to live performances
and montages featuring our Founding Resident
and Resident Companies, including samples of
symphonic music, opera, Shakespearean theatre,
dance, Long Center Presents shows, and something
special for the kids.

Shop, dine and play as you stroll down


South Congress Avenue. Find a list of
our favorite SoCo hotspots on LiveMom.com.

JUNE
Check out the Cathedral of Junk
Visit the Elisabet Ney Museum
Donate a fan to Family Eldercare at
Fan Fare Friday (June 19th)
Ride the MetroRail
Take your photo in front of the
Greetings from Austin mural
Kayak or canoe on Lady Bird Lake
Watch Pollyanna Theatres In My
Own Backyard (June 10-13)
Feed the ducks at Mueller Lake Park
Check out art at HOPE Outdoor Gallery
Customize your own 3D avatar at
the Hill Country Science Mill
Ease into your Sunday at a
Cherrywood Coffeehouse Kids Show
Play at Zilker Park
Snap a selfie in front of bronze
Lone Star at Bullock Texas State
History Museum
Visit the Texas Military Forces Museum
Kids Day at Cabelas in Buda
(June 13th)
Swim or play in the sand at Lake
Pflugerville
Enjoy storytime at Barnes & Noble
Take part in a Juneteenth celebration
Get a sweet treat at Rocket Fizz in
The Domain
Watch a movie outside or in a park
Visit the monkeys at the Austin Zoo

How To Have Summer Fun:


1. Print the Summer Fun Checklist or pick up a copy of
Austin Family magazine each month.
2. Complete at least 4 activities per month, then bring your
checklist to any of the Summer Fun Checklist sponsors to
get a PRIZE!
For complete rules and instructions, visit AustinSummerFun.com.

Take a ride on Austin Steam Trains


Bertram Flyer
Watch Chuggington Live! at the
Long Center (June 14th)
Speed down the 20 double slide at
Hop N Happy

All items must be redeemed by


June 30, 2015

Free Toy
13343 N Hwy 183, #200

Dine and play at Central Market North


Play outside in the Luci and Ian
Family Garden at the Lady Bird
Johnson Wildflower Center
Make Stringy Art at Laguna Gloria
on Second Saturdays for Families
(June 13th)
Hike up to the top of Mt. Bonnell
Check out the dino bones at Texas
Memorial Museum
Watch an Alamo Kids Club movie on
the big screen
Listen to music at Childrens Day
Art Park
Stroll South Congress and order a
slice of pizza at More Home Slice
Texas Outdoor Adventure Day at
McKinney Roughs (June 13)
Listen to live music outdoors
Paint your own pottery at The Art
Garage

Grab Bag
110 North IH 35,
#375, Round Rock

$10Off Kids Cuts


13219 N Hwy 183
(valid only at this
location)

Mystery Treasure
2438 W. Anderson Ln

$5 Off Painting
Session For Kids
12129 RR 620 N, Austin
1501 RR 620 N, Ste B,
Lakeway

2438 W. Anderson Ln

Visit Kaleidoscope Toys for Friday


Family Fun Night

Grab Bag with


Candy and
Sticker

Attend storytime at your local library

3220 Feathergrass
Ct., Suite #120

Fathers Day Concert in the Park at


Zilker Park (June 21st)
Cool off with an agua fresca

Free their creative side and paint


their Summer FUN at Painting with
a Twist (Cedar Park or Lakeway)

Celebrate summer with a new


summer do at Sharkeys Cuts for Kids

Sample a veggie at the HOPE


Farmers Market Sample Station

Eat your way through Taste North


Austin at The Domain (June 13)

Visit Pioneer Farms

Free Poster
(Redeemable Sundays
at the HOPE Booth
11am - 3pm)

412 Comal Street

25% Off
Bertram Flyer
(coupon code: summerfun25)

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PARTNERS

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THANK YOU

Parents: Take photos of your child doing the activities and upload to Instagram for a chance
to win awesome giveaways! Be sure to use #AustinSummerFun as a hashtag.

401 E . Whitestone Blvd.,


C-100