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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

      Take a break from the SXSW festivities to relax and love on some goats!

      Our event will be held on the beautiful lawn at a private residence in South Austin, TX.

      The event is BYOM (bring your own mat), but we will have mats for rent for $5 each if you do not have your own. We will also supply the goats for loads of fun and laughter! We may event have a guest star or two like a potbelly pig or maybe even one of our French bulldogs!

      We will be holding 3 yoga classes. Class times are 10:00 am, and 11:15 am, and 12:30 pm. There is limited space available for each class, so please register early! A ticket is required to attend or observe.

      Class will run about 30-45 minutes with time at the end for pictures with the goats! Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your class time as check in only takes a few minutes and we want everyone to have enough time for pictures with our baby goats! Parking is available on the street in the neighborhood.

      As with all our events, this event is kid friendly! All children must be monitored and children age 5 or older do require tickets.

      All participants are required to sign a liability waiver/photo release before being allowed to participate.

      We will have t-shirts and other merchandise available to purchase and credit cards are accepted.

      **Please note: in the event of bad weather, we will be moving this event indoors or issuing rainchecks. No refunds will be issued**

        Sit, Relax, Listen, Enjoy!

        Strings in the Park is a first ever, family-friendly, Austin-unique, Fall weather concert promoting Austin’s original music and community green spaces. 

        This event is 100% no cost. Parking is free, too.  All are welcome.

        Our venue features tons of picnic tables, cafe tables and seating, fresh-made pastries and coffees, huge wine and beer selection, tailor made salads and sandwiches, the large lawn, a large shaded deck, clean bathrooms, a popular playground, a walking trail, a lively creek, shady trees, and more.

        This concert features Austin innovator Will Taylor,  string quartet and backing musicians, with Austin music legend Guy Forsyth (winner, Best Male Vocals, Austin Music Awards, 2018) in an afternoon of rejuvenating serendipities. 

        Bring picnic blanket and fixings or just drop-in! 

          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
          PURCHASE TICKETS: https://www.theinflatablerun.com/austin/

          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

            Join us as we celebrate the grand re-opening of Republic Square with a FREE all day, family-friendly celebration!

            On August 1, 1839, Austin’s first plots of land were auctioned off under what we now call the Auction Oaks in present-day Republic Square. This year on the 179th anniversary, join us as we celebrate the past, present, and future of our great city at Austin’s Birthday Bash.

            A full day of activities and entertainment kicks off with the SFC’s Farmers’ Market Downtown and a free community workout led by Melody Dance Fit!

            Night Drive
            Los Coast
            Patricia Vonne
            DJ Set by Chulita Vinyl Club
            Wesley Bray & The Disciples of Joy
            Mariachi Capital

            FOOD + TREATS By
            Four Brothers Venezuelan Food
            Burro Cheese Kitchen
            Mighty Cone
            Southside Flying Pizza
            Amy’s Ice Cream
            Odd Pop

            SHOPPING With
            Mexic-Arte Museum & Artisan Mercado and ShopATX Market

            FUN + GAMES
            Lawn Games, Creativity Tent, Misting Area
            …AND MORE!

            Follow us on social and stay tuned for more exciting announcements & the full schedule of activities!

            Special thanks to: Guero’s Taco Bar • In Lieu • Texas Fun Club