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Broken foot and surgery delayed this post but I hope you this still helps folks find some fun things to do in Austin that are free.
Oct. 1: H-E-B Free First Sunday @ Bullock Museum
Oct. 6 & 7: Round Rock Chalk Walk @ Centennial Plaza
Oct. 11: Community Night: Disabilities Awareness Month @ Thinkery
Oct. 28: Fable Fest 2017 @ Elizabeth Milburn Park
Oct. 28: Viva la Vida Festival & Parade @ Mexic-Arte Museum
Oct. 29: Last Straw Fest @ Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
-> H-E-B Free First Sunday
Enjoy FREE exhibition admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays, held the first Sunday of every month. Families can explore the Story of Texas through three floors of exhibitions that showcase artifacts from around the state. Special family programs from 12-3 p.m. combine art creation, exploration stations, and gallery activities.
- Pose as a bandit, choose your old west name, and make your wanted poster
- Create a torn paper landscape inspired by the west.
- Enjoy a live reptile show and learn all about desert reptiles with Capital of Texas Zoo
- Giddy up for a western themed storytime and move like animals of the west with The Little Yoga House
–> Round Rock Chalk Walk
October 6 & 7
Chalk Walk is Round Rock Arts’ version of an Italian street painting festival. Artists are free to create, with chalk pastels, a picture on the pavement. Chalk Walk and Arts Festival is a free event with numerous vendors, sponsors, and artists, including chalk artists, musicians vocal groups, theatrical performances, food and drinks, and children’s performances.
–>Community Night: Disabilities Awareness Month
On October 11, learn how small modifications can enable just about anyone to compete in sports, communicate with friends and do so much more! Explore the tools and technologies that empower people with disabilities to do amazing things and learn how you can welcome friends of all abilities. Local organizations dedicated to serving and expanding awareness of the needs of people with disabilities will share their expertise, resources and stories.
–> Fable Fest
Fable Fest is a unique event that brings costumes, storytelling and live demonstrations to the Austin area as a fundraiser for the Cedar Park Library. The event starts with a fun run followed by a festival that includes tasty treats, games, inflatables, train rides & pony rides, jousting demonstrations, live music & theatre, and a petting zoo. All performances are free. Games and rides are $.50 per ticket. Costumes encouraged for all!
–> Viva la Vida Festival & Parade
Mexic-Arte Museum’s Viva La Vida Fest is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. The festival features a Grand Procession, the Education Pavilion with hands-on art activities and artist demos, and a celebration with traditional foods, local artist and retail booths, a low-rider exhibition, live music and performances throughout the day. This year’s festival will honor Frida Kahlo in conjunction with the autumn exhibit Diego & Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way.
–> Last Straw Fest
In its third year, Last Straw Fest is a tradition for thousands of families across Austin to come together for a full day of fun. The festival will feature pumpkin carving, fall-themed family activities, food trucks, music, and more. Attendees are sure to be amazed by the many scarecrow sculptures created by our generous sponsors.