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15 February . 2017

Fun local activities for March & April 2017

Check out these fun local activities for residents of all ages happening all over the local area! From the Zilker Kite Festival and Rodeo Austin in Austin to the annual Cedar Fest and Bluebonnet Festival in Cedar Park / Liberty Hill, there's much to keep you busy this spring.

Austin Events:

Zilker Park Kite Festival – March 5, 2017

The nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites in the air and is free to attend for people of all ages; complete with kite flying contests, food, games and more.

SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival – March 10 – 19, 2017

Austin Convention Center and more than 50 venues host noted filmmakers, musicians and multimedia artists from around the world converge to showcase music, film and interactive media during this internationally-recognized event.

Rodeo Austin – March 11 – 25, 2017

Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin's premier events, featuring Pro rodeo events, daily concerts, livestock show and more.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Austin – April 1 – 30, 2017

Turn Austin into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure.  Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour.  Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history.  Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset.  Start when you want and play at your pace.

Bends and Bubbles Brunch –Sunday’s

Starting Sunday, Feb. 12, Sophia’s will partner with local yoga studios to host a “Bends and Bubbles” brunch each weekend. For $20 guests can enjoy a one-hour yoga session on the terrace, followed by a brunch featuring one entrée and one bubble brunch cocktail. Yoga will begin at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Guests can reserve a spot by emailing brunch@sophiasaustin.com

Long Center Presents: Greater Tuna - April 14 – 15, 2017

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The show began as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon more than 25 years ago in Austin, Texas.

Cedar Park Events:

Movies in the Park – March 24, April 7, & April 21

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars. Concessions will not be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic. Glass containers are prohibited. Admission is free. *Movie dates and titles are subject to change.

2017 Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off – March 31 – April 1, 2017

The 2017 Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off is presented by Smokey Mo’s Bar-B-Q. Event held at Elizabeth Milburn Park located at 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park, TX. Open to the public and free to attend.

Walk around and sample great barbecue! Also featured is live music, pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, kids' rodeo, carnival games and rides, washer tournament, photos with a longhorn, sack races and inflatables 

Spring Egg-Stravaganza – April 9, 2017

Bring your basket to hunt for candy, prizes and goodies. Take your photo with the bunny until 2:45 pm (bring your own camera). Enjoy jumping in the inflatable, train rides and face painting. Admission is free. Ages 12 and under.

Craft Fair – April 28, 2017

Cedar Park Recreation Center - 1435 Main St.

Shop until you drop! Admission for public is free. For information call 512-401-5528.

Georgetown Events:

Wolf Ranch Farmer's Market – Saturday’s

Wolf Ranch Farmer's Market is held weekly, rain or shine.

Guided Tours of Historic Williamson County Courthouse – Friday’s & Saturday’s

Free guided tours of Williamson County's recently restored Courthouse. The museum is located on the Square at 716 South Austin Avenue, just across the street from the Courthouse. Tours are given on Fridays and Saturdays at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm with the exception of holidays. For tour information, call (512) 943-1670

Painting With A Twist Fun Paint Class – Sunday’s

1008 S Rock St, Georgetown, TX 78626

This is a 2 Hour Fun Art Class. Paint. Sip. Relax. Please arrive 10-15 min early. Check website for pricing and details. For more class times and details, go to 

Leander Events:

Race to Build - 10K/5K Trail Race & Fun Run –March 5, 2017

Support Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County.  The race will start and end in the parking lot of the disc golf/trail entrance parking lot. 

Homeschool Meetup – Tuesday’s

For Homeschooling families of children aged 5-18: join us each week for an event just for you!

  • 1st Tuesday: Board Gaming
  • 2nd Tuesday: Crafts
  • 3rd Tuesday: LEGO Lab
  • 4th Tuesday: chess club
  • 5th Tuesday: Community Service project. 

Firefighter for a Day - TBD

Come spend a day in the life of a Leander Firefighter.   

Crafty Club –Wednesday’s

Crafty Club is a story time and craft for preschoolers.

Liberty Hill Events:

Bluebonnet Festival – April 7 – 9, 2017

229 S Pierce Avenue. Burnet, TX

200+ vendors, air show, rubber ducky races, grand parade, live music, street dances, carnival, kids activities, wiener dog races, dog house races, free chuck wagon breakfast Sun morning. 5K run, kid's fun run, Birding and Wildflower show, Bluebonnet Golf Tournament, Gunfighter's shoot out. Local entertainment during the day at main stage and Good old Texas bands for Sat night festival. 

Round Rock Events:

Toddlertime

The Round Rock Public Library presents Toddlertime, a reading activity for children age 18 months – 3 years, along with their caregivers. This interactive program supports pre-reading skills to build a strong foundation for learning–and the joys of learning–among pre-readers. 

Community Helpers Club for Tweens & Teens - March 7, 2017

Attention tweens & teens looking to become a Round Rock Community Hero! The Round Rock Public Library welcomes you to a bi-monthly tween & teen volunteering club from Join us for an afternoon of volunteering, crafts, and fun.

March 7, 2017: Create cheerful cards for hospitalized Round Rock patients.

Adulting 101 for Teens (ages 12-18) – April 4, 2017

216 E. Main St. Round Rock, TX 78664

Spotlight on Careers - writing a resume and completing a job description. A new series designed to help teens develop life skills and knowledge to survive adulthood. The April program will be a spotlight on applying for a job. Join us for activities to include group discussions, videos, and sample materials to help you master the art of writing a resume and completing a job application.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection – First Wednesday of Every Month

Round Rock residents can safely dispose of residential paint and other household chemicals during the monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.  Events are held at 310 Deepwood Drive.

Non-residents:  The cost to drop off materials is $40 per car, cash or check payments are accepted. 

Youth Fishing Derby – April 8, 2017

The event is free but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For ages 3-12 years and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants will need to provide all of their own equipment, including bait. Bright Lake is home to bass, catfish and sunfish, so prepare accordingly.