Monday, February 24, 2014


Top 25 Things to Do This Spring in Austin ~ 2014

Spring in Austin is the BEST time of the year - the sun is shining, it's not hot yet, and there are TONS of fun things to do in the Austin area!

Here are the Top 25 Things to do this Spring in Austin

The Cat in the Hat - We saw this production at ZACH Theatre on Opening Night and it is laugh-out-loud fun!  A perfect show for ages 3 and up (even my middle schooler loved it), performances are on weekends for the general public. February 22 - May 3, 2014

Rodeo Austin - Rodeo events, Concerts, Midway games & rides....y'all! Nothing says TEXAS more than the rodeo and Austin puts on a Good one!  Here are 5 tips to know before taking little ones (including how to get discount tickets) March 1 - 16, 2014

Zilker Kite Festival - One of my children's favorite events in Austin!  It can be pretty crowded and overwhelming but totally worth it!  Here are a few tips to know before you go!  March 2, 2014 

SXSW Family Events - Who says you can't enjoy SXSW with your kids??  Nope - Free Fun In Austin has some great posts on how you can enjoy the 2 week event with your family.  March 7 - 16, 2014

Austin Mural Photo Scavenger Hunt - Last spring, I created a scavenger hunt to find some pretty amazing murals in downtown Austin.  It's a fun and free way to spend an afternoon! Find out more hereanytime

Westcave Star Party - The Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center hosts monthly star parties where for a small price, you can take a tour of the night skies with a high powered telescope. March 8, April 5, May 3, 2014

Woodland Faerie Trail - The Zilker Botanical Gardens have been invaded by faeries this Spring and your invited to see their homes & gardens.  Events such as a home tour, tea parties, flashlight trail tours, and more are fun for all ages! March 11 - May 26, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Festival in Austin - Billed as the "largest St. Patrick's Day Event in Central Texas", this festival includes local Celtic bands, Irish dancers, food, and all things to make your St. Paddy's day FUN! Monday, March 17, 2014

Strawberry Picking at Sweet Berry Farms - The farm opens in Mid-March and strawberry picking lasts through May.  This was one of my kids favorite activities last spring! Learn more about it hereanytime (except Wednesdays)

HONK! TX - Have you heard of HONK! TX yet? It's a Festival of Community Street bands with a weekend full of Brass Band performances and parade all for FREE!  Sounds fun! March 21 - 23, 2014

Round Rock Express Game - So many fun things going on up at the Dell Diamond from Kids Days (Sundays) to Dollar Dog Night (Mondays) to Fireworks Fridays. Check out their Full schedule seen here April 3 - September 1, 2014

Pictures in the Bluebonnets - Hands down, number one must do in the Spring - Click here to find a gorgeous patch of flowers and take a few shots. It's a family tradition! anytime

A Day in the Hill Country - Take a free weekend day, drive a little bit west and you will find so much to do in the Hill Country!  Hike up to the top of Enchanted Rock, have a piece of pie at Bluebonnet Cafe, walk inside a submarine at the National Museum of the Pacific War, or make some butter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm! anytime

Eeyores Birthday Party - This annual event is always a little controversial, but I say go!  Everyone is invited to wear a costume, dance around the Maypole and help raise money for non-profit groups in Austin.  Children events until 4 pm.  April 26, 2014

Red Poppy Festival - The 15th annual Georgetown festival lasts all weekend long and features a 5K, arts & crafts, shopping, great food, bands, and so much more! April 26-27, 2014

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures - Before it gets really hot, make sure you try out zip lining on the longest hipline in Texas - high over Lake Travis.  Check out how much fun it is here. anytime

Pecan Street Festival - Love Austin Love Art is what the annual event is all about.  With over 275 artisans and vendors, the festival is great for families.  Lots of performances, live music, food, and workshops.  May 3-4, 2014

Austin Lemonade Day -  Teach your children how to put their entreprenurial skills to work with a lemonade stand.  May 4, 2014

Play a Round of Old-School Mini-Golf Peter Pan Mini Golf takes you back in time with it's whimsical 18-hole golf courses (two of them!).  There's not to many of them around the Austin area, so this is a fun treat for the kiddos - especially those who have never played mini-golf! anytime

Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam - Get out and enjoy a day of celebrity softball and concerts from tons of great artists at the Dell Diamond.  Benefiting the Reckless Kelly Charitable Youth Foundation.  May 11, 2014

Disney Rockin' On Ice - Come see our favorite Disney characters take to the ice at the Cedar Park Center.  I have a presale code for you as well - click here. May 21-25, 2014

Drive in Movies -  Did you know we have a Drive-in Theatre here in the ATX?   The Blue Star Lite Drive In has some family friendly movies this spring.  Go show the kiddos how we used to watch movies when we were kids! selected dates

Get Physical - There are a TON of fun races and athletic events going on this Spring and many include a fun kids event too! Take a look:
Urban Dare - March 1, 2014
Biggest Loser Half-Marathon & 5KMarch 30, 2014
Capitol of Texas 10K - April 6, 2014
Longhorn Run - April 12, 2014
ZOOMA Texas Half-Marathon  - April 12, 2014
Austin 10/20 - April 13, 2014
Fight for Air Climb - April 26, 2014
Color Run - May 24, 2014
Capitol of Texas Triathlon - May 26, 2014

Enjoy a Farmer's Market - Spring is a great time to load up on fresh produce.  Here is a small sampling of a few Farmer's Markets we have in town....
Austin Farmer's Market
Barton Creek Farmer's Market
Cedar Park Farmers Market
Mueller Market

Number 25.....Do you really need me to tell you to GET OUTSIDE and enjoy this gorgeous Spring weather before it gets too hot??  Take a hike up Mt. Bonnell, try your hand at Geocaching, head out on a bike ride, or just enjoy one of many great trails or parks in the area. anytime

With lists like these, do you ever wonder why anyone would choose to live anywhere else? Have a wonderful Spring y'all.

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