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Family friendly events in Austin, Texas are an ongoing occurrence. There are always great family friendly places and events to attend!

Before you hit the sand and water this summer, hit up Beach Bash at St Bernard Sports Austin!

The surf’s up at the store all day, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Join Craft from 10:00 a.m. – Noon to DIY a card to a pediatric cancer patient to be delivered by the Hari Mari team through their Flops Fighting Cancer initiative. Stay for the afternoon cookout, cornhole games and cookies from Tiff’s Treats!

Snap a selfie trying on L’Space swim in the fitting rooms and tag with #stbernardsportsselfie and #thewateriswaiting to be entered to win a FREE L’Space bikini of choice!

Stock up on summer goodies while you shop with fun gifts with pruchase from the following top brands like Hari Mari,Seafolly, L’Space and The North Face.

Grab and hot dog and beer and shop with us so you’re set for a stylish summer!

Craft DIY Card Station – 10:00 – Noon
Cookout and Cornhole – 11:00 a.m. until it’s gone!
Store hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Store location: 401 W. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701

Follow St Bernard Sports on Instagram for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the store!

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With so many new food trucks popping up, it’s hard to know which are worthy of your appetite. Our friends at Austin Passbook are food truck experts, and they’ve gone out and tried many of the new trucks (there are so many!) and created a quick list of 5 you must try. If they’ve missed some great ones, let us know your new favorites in the comments below.

1. 40 North – The pizzas here are neapolitan style. With their handmade mozzarella, wood fired brick oven, and the perfect balance of chew, crunch, and airiness to their crust, you’re going to love these pies.

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2. Uncle Bob’s BBQ – Thomas Claybar and Shawn Jackson are one of the newest BBQ trucks in town, and they’re doing it right. They’ve got a lot of BBQ options with Pork, Beef Brisket and Sausages smoked daily.

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3. Boteco ATX – Brazilian born owner Fernando Marri brings some authentic flavors to their new truck. Some of the ingredients can’t even be found in Austin. Grab some authentic food here and watch a soccer game on their truck mounted TV.

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4. Bistro Vonish – Owner and Chef Craig Vanis has created a new experience with this truck offering high-end vegan delights. Whether you’re vegan or not, you’ll find something to love on the ever changing menu.

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5. TLocs Sonora Hot Dogs – Simply calling these creations hot dogs don’t do them justice. These Sonora Dogs, artfully crafted by owner Miguel Kaiser, are a guilty pleasure.

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If you’d like to try these food trucks as well as 23 others, check out the Austin Passbook. It offers 2-for-1 deals on some of the best items at 28 of Austin’s best trucks. If you’re lucky, you can pick one up for only $15 during the pre-sale on the Summer edition until May 15th. Check it out here.

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One of Austin’s oldest and longest running festivals is back! The Pecan Street Festival is one of those classic Austin festivals.

If you’ve never been, it’s a gigantic street fair with music, art, kids activities, jewelry, giant turkey legs, and all kinds of other cool stuff. It’s actually the largest art festival in Central Texas, attracting over 300,000 people!

They have tons of distinctively Austin attractions, including a facial hair groomer. It’s just a good time and a perfect activity for the kiddos.

Be sure to bring your appetite. They’ll have food vendors all over the place for you to grab a bite.

For other fun happening around town, here is a list of our Weekend Top Picks!

Admission: free

When: today, May 3rd

Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Location:
Downtown Austin
6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

For a map visit, http://www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com/map/.

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The Lake Travis SpringFest is happening today at The Hill Country Galleria!

Live music, food, a rock wall, dunk tank, a boat expo, this festival has it all for the family to have a great time. Not to mention it’s free!

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For a full run down on everything to expect check out this full story on the SpringFest!

Check out our Weekend Top Picks for other fun happening around town this weekend!

Admission: free

When: today, May 2nd

Time: 11 am – 9 pm

Location:
Hill Country Galleria
12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Bee Cave, Texas 78738

www.laketravisspringfest.com

The sun is shining and the bluebonnets are blooming which means Spring is officially here in Central Texas! What better way to celebrate the season than by joining us for The 8th Annual Lake Travis SpringFest? Taking place at the Hill Country Galleria, the event is guaranteed to be a great time for families and all age groups. The best part- admission is free!

The event takes place in partnership with the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and kicks-off at 11am. Bring the kids along as there will be tons of fun activities including a rock wall, a dunk tank, and gymnastic performances, just to name a few!

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For attendants 21+, Craft BrewHaus and WineStomp will be providing two full pours of their beer/wine offerings from the Hill Country and throughout Texas (entry is $10). The event also includes a boat expo, which will display boats from local area vendors, just in time for summer.

There will be a variety of food vendors to choose from, lots of shopping to be done, and live music all day long. Join us in celebrating one of our favorite seasons!

See you there and don’t forget to #SpringFest

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For more information, visit www.laketravisspringfest.com.

When: May 2nd 11am-9pm

Where: Hill Country Galleria
12700 Hill Country Blvd
Bee Cave, TX 78738

Admission: Free

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Okay, okay….I realize that today’s event is a little South of Austin’s city limits but it is worth the trip.

It is exactly what the title suggests, wiener dog races. You’re probably wondering how exactly it all goes down. Imagine a track meet but for dogs. It’s pretty entertaining and the money goes to a good cause. They have some booths set up where you can grab snacks.  I would wear a hat as there isn’t much shade and it’s supposed to be a warm one today!

It’s just a really random and fun time. Heck, you don’t know what you are going to see, last year there was on engagement on the track.

All proceeds benefit Buda Lions Club.

For other fun around town check out the Weekend Top Picks!

Admission: $5 (kids under 12 free)

When: today, April 26

Time: 9 am – 5 pm

Location:
Buda City Park
204 San Antonio Street
Buda, Texas 78610

http://www.budalionsclub.com

Photo Credit: Buda Weiner Dog Races FB Page

You’ve heard of Shakespeare In The Park, but Present Company Theatre is bringing Shakespeare to one of our favorite hangouts, Whole Foods!

Whole Foods downtown is currently playing host to Shakespeare At The Market: Love’s Labour’s Lost. Guests are encouraged to come early, get a picnic from Whole Foods and enjoy the show. Bring a blanket or chair to sit in.

If you’re looking for more fun this weekend, check out our Weekend Top Picks!

Admission: free (donations welcome)

When: Friday – Sunday (now – May 10th)

Time: 6:30 pm

Location:
Whole Foods Downtown
525 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703

http://presentcompanytheatre.com

Yesterday we had Movies In The Park and today Mueller Lake Park is brining us Music In The Park! Spring time is full of free fun around town! Tonight pack a picnic and head out for live music from Rich Restaino and The Obits.

Right now the weather looks a little dicey but by this afternoon it looks like it should clear up! That being said, be sure to check the Facebook Event page for updates before heading out!

Free parking in available in the McBee Parking garage behind the Thinkery.

Admission: free

When: today, April 10th

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:
Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78723

https://www.facebook.com/events/364927800365384/

Photo Credit: Music In The Park Facebook Page

Movie In The Park Season is back! Austin loves a movie in the park and it’s a great opportunity to get out and enjoy this spring weather. For you best experience, I recommend packing a picnic, grabbing a blanket and sunscreen. Dogs are welcome as well.

Here is a schedule of the upcoming Movies In The Park so you can mark your calendar:

Guardians of the Galaxy
April 9, 8 p.m.
Wooldridge Square Park  

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April 22, 8 p.m.Wooldridge Square Park

The Little Mermaid
May 7, 8:15 p.m.Republic Square Park  

The Incredibles
May 14, 8:30 p.m., Republic Square Park

Jurassic Park
June 4, 8:30 p.m., Dick Nichols District Park

Cost: free

When: today, April 9th

Time: 8 p.m.

Location:
Wooldridge Square Park
900 Guadalupe Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://austinparks.org/moviesinthepark.html

Photo Credit: Visit Austin, Texas

I always say that Austin needs more events to appreciate cars!

Well Top Notch (where some of the classic Dazed and Confused was filmed)  is making it happen tonight with their live music, hot rod, and movie night!

Local car lovers will love checking out all the sweet rides.

Don’t forget to bring a chair. They sell beer but not wine, so you can bring your own wine.

I highly recommend their onion rings and fried chicken, treat yourself!

If you are looking for other fun happening in Austin this weekend, check out our Weekend Top Picks!

Admission: free

When: today, April 4th

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location:
Top Notch Hamburgers
7525 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78757

https://www.facebook.com/events/1566956866899221/ 

Photo Credit: Top Notch Facebook Page