Austin Kids Recommended – August 24-30

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Welcome to Austin’s Tiniest Kids’ calendar with just a few carefully selected activities during the coming week, usually hiking, music or art-related.
 
Austin’s Bat Fest
Saturday, August 25th 5pm-midnight
Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge
Seeing the bats emerge from the Ann Richards Congress Avenue bridge at dusk is pretty amazing by itself. But this Saturday, the experience is even better, with live music on two stages, dozens of arts and crafts vendors, kid’s activities and a bat costume contest, all for free. Bat Conservation International will have live bats to see up close in the Hyatt!
 

Ballet Austin’s Free Day of Dance
, 8+ only
Sunday, August 26, 1-6pm
Butler Dance Education Center
501 W. 3rd St.
Ballet Austin is sharing Bollywood, Hip Hop, Hula, Jazz Funk, Tap, Theatre Dance, West African Dance and, of coarse, Ballet classes for free! The classes are geared to teenagers and adults, but they welcome kids 8 and older to this event. They have refreshments and giveaways and maybe you will find a class you like for yourself!
 

Trailer Food Tuesdays at the Long Center

Tuesday, August 28, 5-9pm
The Long Center
701 West Riverside Drive
Trailer Food Diaries, by Tiffany Harelik, will tell you that the Austin food trailer is a special blend of creativity, entrepreneurship and real-live-human story. Besides the variety and the sense of adventure of the food, there will be bubbles and chalk for the kids and live music for everyone.
 
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Austin Kids Recommended – August 17-23

Growing Up Austin - Austin Kids Recommended!

Welcome to Austin’s Tiniest Kids’ calendar with just a few carefully selected activities during the coming week, usually hiking, music or art-related. This week it’s a couple of ideas for staying cool in the August heat. Enjoy!

Lick-ety Split Ice Cream Social
A Benefit for Safe Place
Saturday, August 18, 1-4pm
Trace at the W Hotel
200 Lavaca Street
Ice cream tastes best when it is hot outside so bring the kids to try out TRACE summer ice cream flavors like Peach Cobbler Ice Cream, Cheerios Berry Swirl, Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Meringue Pudding Pops! Yum! Bring a school supply donation for Safeplace’s back to school drive.

Flying Theater Machine Presents: Fairly Silly Fairy Tales
Sunday, August 19, 2pm (next Sunday also, August 26)
The Hideout Theater
617 Congress Ave
Get out of the heat and into the AC for story telling with a twist of improv. The show is especially made for kids four to ten, but is just as funny for the Moms and Dads.

If you find this helpful, I would love if you would share or tweet or leave a comment. If you want to get Austin Kids Recommended! and Growing Up Austin in your inbox, click here. And like always, check out AustinKidsHike.com, AustinKidsDance.com and AustinKidsDraw.com for on-going activities. If you have an idea for a recommendation, send it to carol@growingupaustin.com. Thanks for reading!


Austin Kids Recommended – August 10-16

Growing Up Austin - Austin Kids Recommended!

Welcome to Austin’s Tiniest Kids’ calendar with just a few carefully selected activities during the coming week, usually hiking, music or art-related. This week it’s a couple of ideas for Saturday. If you have some extra energy, you could try them both!

Bubblepalooza!
Saturday, August 11, 9am-12pm
Long Center City Terrace
701 West Riverside Drive
Morning, noon and night, this Saturday, hang out with the kiddos at the Long Center with music, yoga, chalk art and lots and lots of bubbles.

Saturday, August 11, 6:30pm
The LeRois Brothers
Guero’s Taco Bar
1412 South Congress
You could check out the bubbles by day and get some tacos at night, keeping the playing and enjoying the new misters at Guero’s to keep you cool. Besides that, have the best margarita in town and if you don’t have time to sit down and eat inside, have some tamales on the patio.

If you find this helpful, I would love if you would share or tweet or leave a comment. If you want to get Austin Kids Recommended! and Growing Up Austin in your inbox, click here. And like always, check out AustinKidsHike.com, AustinKidsDance.com and AustinKidsDraw.com for on-going activities. If you have an idea for a recommendation, send it to carol@growingupaustin.com. Thanks for reading!