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 – July 27 – August 2

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. For this week, it is all music all the time, because Austin is especially good for that.

Music Under the Star
Friday, July 27, 6 – 9 pm
1800 Congress Avenue
I love when folks who are really talented do something their very own way and The Gourds are just like that. See their brand of alternative, Americana music in a free, outdoors, kid-friendly setting at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Check out the the special exhibition Texas Music Roadtrip in-between sets, also free!

City of Austin – Music in the Parks at Little Stacey Park
Saturday, July 28, 1:00-4:00pm
1500 Alameda Drive
It’s like the peanut butter and chocolate of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. When you put a beautiful park and live music together, the experience is twice as fun! Check out bluegrass from The Lost Pines and The Bottom Dollar String Band at Little Stacey Park this Saturday.

Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park
Sundays, now – August 26, 7:30pm
The Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive
If that isn’t enough music for one weekend, check out the classical ensemble concerts at the Long Center. This Sunday features a Big Band ensemble playing jazz, light classical and film scores. Bring a picnic dinner and a blanket and if you get there early, walk over to Butler Park and say “Hi” to the turtles. Free parking is available at One Texas Center located at Barton Springs and South 1st Street.

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!