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    We are back for our 4th Sunday monthly partnership at this fantastic North Central coffeehouse – Brentwood Social House (1601 W. Koenig) – for the Austin Flea on Sunday, March 25th from 10am until 4pm.!

    The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, bath/body products, vintage, original artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more!

    Entrance to the event is Free and open to all ages!

    Handmade. Vintage. Local.

      Baseball is back! At our annual Fan Fest, Dell Diamond will transform into an interactive fun zone for fans of all ages. Fan Fest is a free event and open to the public.

      The annual celebration of America’s pastime allows fans to get back into the baseball spirit by enjoying a day full of entertainment. Fans attending this year’s event will receive the opportunity to throw heat in the Express home bullpen, tour the clubhouse and participate in a hot dog eating contest. Craft beer samples, as well as a sampling of the Hall of Fame Grille menu in the Intel Club, will be available. Fans can gear up for the 2018 season through deals available in the Railyard Team Store and check out some of the brand-new merchandise, including a new line in partnership with the Nolan Ryan Foundation.

      Due to field renovations, the playing surface will not be open for fans, however batting practice will be held in the team’s indoor batting cages, located under the videoboard.

      While at the stadium, fans will have the opportunity to scope out the exact seat location for their season membership with packages including Full Season and Fireworks mini-plans. Registration for the Express Kids Club will also take place, plus great specials and giveaways. Single game tickets will also be on sale during Fan Fest at the ticket office and online

      Batting Practice (10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Fans are invited into the team’s indoor batting cages to take a few swings. The Express will provide helmets and bats. Each fan will receive three (3) pitches. The line will be cutoff at 1:30 p.m.

      Beer Tasting (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Brown Distributing will be providing craft beer tasting in the Beer Garden, located in the left field corner.

      Ben Hur Shriner’s Carnival: The west parking lot will host the Ben Hur Shiner’s Carnival.

      Bullpen Pitching: Think you can throw some heat? Toe the rubber like the pros and toss a few pitches in the Express home bullpen! Pitchers will be limited to three (3) throws.

      Caricature Artist: What a character! Stop by the seating bowl and get a custom caricature drawing.

      Express Fun Zone: Portions of the Express Fun Zone will be open, including the rock climbing wall, playscape, speed pitch, sport court and the bounce house.

      Express Kids Club Sign-Up: Calling all kids! Take Mom and Dad to sign you up for the Kids Club behind home plate.

      Hot Dog Eating Contest: Open to all fans, the competition will take place at noon. Fans can sign up ahead of time online. There will be both a kids and adult competition.

      Individual Game Tickets: Tickets to individual games will be available for purchase during Fan Fest at the Dell Diamond ticket office and online at

      Petting Zoo and Pony Rides: The picnic area above right field will transform into a petting zoo filled with a variety of Spike’s four-legged friends, along with pony rides for kids.

      Photo Op: Spike and the Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos on top of each dugout during specified times.

      Railyard Sale: Stop by the Railyard Team Store and check out our annual sale, as well as raffles and a prize wheel. Be the first to get your hands on the new Nolan Ryan Foundation line, featuring some of 34’s most iconic moves.

      Round the Rock Camp Fair: Stop in the United Heritage Center and check out all of the great youth camp options available to you and your kids right here in Central Texas! Interested in reserving a table for your camp? Contact Casey Schnautz at for more information.

      Season Memberships: Available season membership seats will be tagged with flags highlighting Full Season and Fireworks mini-plans.

      Sock Hop Inflatables: Hop around the concourse and challenge a friend to the inflatable obstacle course, pedestal jousting or the bungee run, thanks to Sock Hop!

      The Mustang Owners Club of Austin Charity Car Show: Come check out some of the coolest rides around in the suite parking lot (adjacent to Hwy 79).

      Scavenger Hunt: Fans will embark on a self-guided tour of various areas of Dell Diamond. Each location will have a clue that will give fans more information on a unique aspect of the stadium and a hint for the next stop on the tour. Any fan who successfully completes the scavenger hunt will receive a Be Our Guest Card, good for two reserved-seat tickets for a regular-season Sunday through Thursday home game. Completed sheets can be turned in at the Railyard Team Store.

      Train Rides: Take a ride on the E-Train! Free train rides will be available outside of the United Heritage Center.
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      Hat Creek Burger Co. is coming to the Domain! To celebrate the addition to the neighborhood, Whole Foods Domain is teaming up with them and Cuvee Coffee to throw a family-friendly Local Block Party on Saturday, November 5th.

      Swing by anytime from 8-11 am for free tacos and fixins’ from Hat Creek Provisions, free coffee from Cuvee Coffee, as well as live music and face painting! What better way can an Austin family spend a Saturday morning than to enjoy local fare + entertainment for free?


      What: Local Block Party

      When: Saturday, November 5, 2016

      Time: 8-11 a.m.

      Where: Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive, Austin

      Cost: FREE

      More Information:

      If you want to listen to some live music during weekend two of ACL but don’t feel like fighting the masses or paying big bucks, come on out to a FREE family-friendly show featuring musicians playing on the ACL Kiddie Limits stage! The Hush Hush Music Bash is the perfect way to prepare your kids as future festival goers in a smaller, more intimate setting.


      The third annual event brings Austin-area families out to the lawn at The Domain for an afternoon of fun. Don’t miss the stellar lineup, thanks to Austin Diagnostic Clinic and Springfree Trampoline:

      3 pm: KB Whirly

      4 pm: The Que Pastas

      5 pm: Sonia de los Santos

      6 pm: El Tule

      In addition to the live music, there will be activities including:

      • Decorate your own Trick-or-Treat bag for the kids
      • Jumping on Springfree Trampolines
      • Arts & crafts
      • Tae Kwon Do station with Palacios ATA Martial Arts

      Grab dinner to go at one of the many restaurants in the Domain and spread out with the family on the lawn.

      What: Hush Hush Music Bash
      When: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 3-7 p.m.
      Where: The Domain, 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin
      Cost: FREE!

      Would you like to win a VIP bag packed with swag? The Domain will be giving away 100 VIP bags at the event, and you could be a lucky winner by entering below!

      Springfree Concert Series: Big Don

      When: Saturday, September 17, noon – 5 pm

      Where: The Domain, Springfree Trampoline, 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza

      Bring the entire family down to jump on some trampolines, win prizes from the Austin Spurs and listen to a live concert by Big Don. FREE!

      Outdoor Movie Night at Tom’s: Ghostbusters

      When: Saturday, September 17, 7pm

      Where: Tom’s, 1401 S. Congress Avenue, Austin
      When three parapsychology professors lose their jobs, they decide to battle the supernatural for money in everybody’s favorite…Ghostbusters (1984)! Come join them on their mission at with other Ghostbuster-lovers.

      Conservation Day at Austin Zoo

      When: Saturday, September 17, 9:30 am – 2 pm

      Where: Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin

      Come to learn and play at Conservation Day! Fourteen interactive booths featuring local conservation groups and naturalists. The first 200 visitors will receive a free packet of native/heritage flower or vegetable seeds from Native American Seed and Seed Savers. Free with paid Zoo admission.

      Sunday Funday

      When: Sunday, September 18, 2-6 pm

      Where: Palm Park, 711 E. 3rd Street

      Kids of all ages will enjoy hands-on arts and crafts, including face painting by Austin Creative Art Center, spin art from Austin Art Garage, the Imagination Playground, Quick Draw Photo Booth, and much more. Hey Lolly Music puppet show at 3pm, Hideout Theater Improv at 4pm, and The Peterson Brothers at 5pm. Bring a picnic or purchase from onsite food trucks Rosarito, Heretic Handhelds, and PopArt (free popsicles for the first 100 kids).

      Austin Museum Day

      When: Sunday, September 18, various times

      Where: 35 + local Austin museums

      Over 35 Austin-area museums will open their doors for FREE on Sunday and participate in hands-on activities while exploring the exhibitions.

      Looking for more fun?

      KGSR has released their line up for this season’s Unplugged at The Grove. It’s a pretty great line-up.
      april 17 DIRTY RIVER BOYS
      april 24 TBD
      may 8 CHARLIE MARS
      may 22 BOB SCHNEIDER
      june 5 SHAKEY GRAVES
      june 12 RUBY JANE
      june 19 JAMES MCMURTRY
      june 26 RECKLESS KELLY
      july 3 JOE KING CARRASCO
      july 10 WATERLOO REVIVAL
      july 17 THE WARREN HOOD BAND
      july 25 SHINYRIBS
      july 31 TBD
      aug 7 EMILY BELL
      aug 14 TBD
      aug 21 BAND OF HEATHENS
      aug 28 DALE WATSON
      sept 4 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
      sept 11 TBD
      sept 18 TBD


      Admission: free
      When: thursdays
      Time: 8:00 pm
      Shady Grove
      1624 Barton Springs Road
      Austin, Texas
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      There are certain all-time classic films, and The Goonies is definitely one of them. If you haven’t seen this childhood favorite in years, or if you’re one of those weirdos who’s never seen it period, cancel your plans and go check it out tonight!


      What can I tell you about The Goonies that you don’t already know? Just go see it.

      Admission: Free

      Date: Today, February 19th

      Time: 6pm

      Austin Public Library
      4721 Loyola Lane
      Austin, Texas 78723

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      I can’t believe that we’re finally on the last day of ACL for 2013. I feel like the whole ‘first weekend’ vs. ‘second weekend’ was some kind of ‘east coast’ vs. ‘west coast’ rivalry, which weekend was better in your opinion?


      Might as well finish the weekend with a bang. The Barton Springs Block Party benefitting HAAM is the perfect way to get your final day of ACL kicking. They have complimentary cocktails, free food and music. Dulce Vida Tequila, Tito’s, Whole Foods, Hey Cupcake, and Gourdough’s will be there to make sure you’re having fun.

      They also have free wifi and charging stations! This is a great place to come if you need to refuel during your final day at the fest!

      Admission: free

      When: today, October 13th

      Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

      1720 Barton Springs Road
      Austin, Texas 78704

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      Yes , you can still enjoy the madness of SXSW without the luxury of a wristband/badge. The free shows are at Auditorium Shores are on of the best things for those that do not have credentials.

      Free music plus the city as a backdrop are a sure good time.

      As one that has experienced the free shows before here are some pointers:

      • Parking is NOT easy. Take a cab, ride a bike, get dropped off, walk. If you are there early you may be able to park at Palmer Event Center (yet you have to pay to park).
      • Be prepared for a crowd but it is a great time!
      • If you don’t have  a specific show in mind that you want to see late afternoon/early evening is a great time to head out because watching the sky turn from day to night with Austin as a backdrop is pretty incredible.
      • Also, feel fee to tag me on instagram @365thingsaustin so I can see your pictures!
      The Shins. Courtesy of Jordan Naylor.

      The Shins. Courtesy of Jordan Naylor.

      Here is the line-up for the next few days.

      Thursday March 14:

      Friday, March 15 (Gates open at 3:30pm):

      Saturday, March 16:

      Auditorium Shores
      800 W. Riverside Drive
      Austin, Texas 78704