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    Join the ultimate family-friendly urban scavenger hunt on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Proceeds benefit Central Texas children and teens with an ill parent. Teams of all ages welcome!
    The hunt starts at noon, with four hours for teams to do good deeds, complete challenges and visit various clue stops. Then gather from 4-6 p.m. for the after party at Zilker Lodge at Austin Sunshine Camps. Celebrate the winners, laugh at the photos and share stories over food and games.
    Plan now for an afternoon of laughter that will do your heart–and your community–good.
    Tickets are on sale now – buy your tickets today!
    All proceeds to benefit Wonders & Worries

      The Inflatable Run & Festival Comes to Austin’s Travis County Expo Center on September 22, 2018

      1 Mile / 5K Inflatable Obstacle Course Includes Full Day of Entertainment with Costume Contest, Live Shows, Food Trucks, Carnival Games and a Gigantic Water Balloon Battle

      The most unique 5K run ever designed will be held at Austin’s Travis County Expo Center. The Inflatable Run is a family-friendly event featuring a mile-long course built entirely of kid-friendly, colorful, inflatable obstacles to duck under, bounce off, climb through, and slide down, which racers can run three times, for a total of 5K. The area will be packed with live music, food carts, carnival games, face painting, magic shows, inflatable Zorb balls to ride, a massive water balloon battle and a costume contest. Kids can also meet The Inflatable Run mascot, “Mr. Wacky”, who is, himself, an inflatable tube man. Ideal for families or even company gatherings, the Inflatable Run is suitable for all ages.

      DATE: September 22, 2018
      TIME: 8 AM – 4 PM
      LOCATION: Travis County Expo Center, TX 7311 Decker Lane, Austin TX 78724
      PRICES: Ticket prices start at $10 for adults and Free for youth under 12, depending on the ticket type

      The event benefits Just Care More, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged, foster and special needs youth. Parents and kids will race through the inflatable obstacle course, dance to live music, or indulge in a tasty treat, all while knowing profits from the run will be donated to a charity helping at-risk youth learn life lessons thru the discovery of hobbies and passions.

      ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE (Subject to Local Availability):
      · 1 Mile / 5K Inflatable Obstacle Course
      · Face Painting & temporary tattoo booth
      · Magic Shows
      · Live Music
      · Inflatable Zorb Balls
      · Water Balloon Battle
      · Pedal Cart Races
      · Carnival Games like skee ball, high striker, basketball, and more
      · Meet & Greet with Mr. Wacky
      · Costume Contest with Great Prizes

        Touch-A-Truck is a fun-filled event for families to bond as their children explore the vehicles they’ve seen in movies, books, and just driving around town. From fire trucks and ambulances to backhoes and bulldozers, Touch-A-Truck has them all!

        SAFE events like this directly support the hundreds of children in our care who receive housing, healing, and support. Touch-A-Truck represents what SAFE is all about: happy, healthy families in our community!

        Over 6,000 kids and parents will head to Camp Mabry on Saturday, May 12. In addition to Vehicle Zones, this year’s event will feature a Kid Zone with petting zoo, face-painting, barrel train rides, and much, much more.

        General Admission is $5 per person. VIP Admission is $25 per person – VIP includes early entrance so you can skip the lines and be the first to honk all the horns! Limited quantity available!

        The Contemporary Austin offers free monthly hands-on art-making activities, brought to you by HomeAway. Recommended for ages 2–11. June’s event will take place on Saturday, June 11th, from 11 am – 2 pm.

        A missing cat, lost money—why are things suddenly vanishing at Laguna Gloria? Embark on a scavenger hunt to see if you can help solve this mystery, then stick around to make an artistic pet poster using tips from Austin’s own Pet Detective!

        This family program is inspired by new works at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park by artists Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler and the collective SUPERFLEX.

        What: Second Saturdays for Families 

        Where: Contemporary Museum of Art, Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th Street

        When: Saturday, June 11, from 11 am – 2 pm

        Cost: Free

        Don’t Forget!

        Print the 2016 Summer Fun Checklist for Kids and mark this event off! Once your child completes three activities, they can start earning free prizes and discounts at local Austin businesses.