Texas Military Department Open House and American Heroes Air Show– Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This two-day family event hosts a variety of events including the American Heroes Air Show, helicopter and parachute demonstrations, a World War II reenactment, a Vietnam War reenactment, First Responder demonstrations, the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, the Fallen Heroes Memorial Wall, military vehicles, bands, bounce house and numerous other children’s activities, a naturalization ceremony for service members, a variety of food, and other activities. View full event schedulehere. FREE! Camp Mabry, 2200 W 35th St, Austin.
East Austin Garden Fair: A Passion for Plants– Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit to improve the family diet as well as information about Earth-Kind landscaping. The fair will feature an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including building a rain barrel, raised bed, or compost bin, and information about waterwise irrigation methods and gardening in containers and straw bales. Booths on backyard chickens and beekeeping are a big hit with all ages and there will be plenty of activities for kids. FREE! Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales St, Austin.
National Citizen Science Day BioBlitz– Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Learn about your local biodiversity and discover how you can contribute by reporting your observations as a citizen scientist. There will be experts on hand from the Travis Audubon Society, Native Plant Society of Texas, Texas Master Naturalists, Native Prairies Association of Texas, Austin Herpetological Society, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Texas Nature Trackers Program. FREE! Commons Ford Ranch, 614 N Commons Ford Rd, Austin.
Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic– Saturday at 6:30 p.m. This community picnic is an Austin favorite, inviting everyone to experience Waller Creek with friends and family. Spread your blanket and dine on local treats from picnic baskets prepared by great Austin restaurants, or enjoy one you packed yourself at home. Listen to music, catch up with neighbors, admire a little art, and watch the sun drop behind the city skyline. FREE! Palm Park, 711 East 3rd St, Austin.
Community Art Sunday– Sunday from 2-5:00 p.m. With Earth Day on the horizon, join the Center for Creative Action this month for a recycled materials invention station; a stop-motion animation workshop and movie screening by Lee Lewis Campbell Elementary Students; learning through food with Austin Youth Kitchen; a performance by Austin Community Steel Band; free snacks, coffee, and adult beverages courtesy of Oskar Blues Brewing; pop-up pollinator parade; and Bee Week celebration activities, garden tour, and demos with SFC. FREE! Center for Creative Action, 2921 E 17th St, Bldg B, Austin.