Free Fun in Austin for Father’s Day weekend

FILE - Austin skyline (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
FILE - Austin skyline (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN)- We’re helping you plan your weekend. Here’s some suggestions from Free Fun in Austin.

  1. Juneteenth Emancipation Parade and Park Celebration– Saturday at 10:00 a.m. The Parade will begin at the intersection of MLK and Comal streets. The route will continue along Chicon and will conclude at Rosewood Park, where there will be a celebration from noon to 8:00 p.m. with entertainment, food, and vendors. FREE! Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood Ave, Austin.
  2. World Refugee Day– Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Commemorate the United Nations’ World Refugee Day at the Bullock Museum with a naturalization ceremony, free samples of world cuisine, live music and performances, and activities for families with kids ages 6 and up. FREE!Exhibit admission is not included. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N Congress Ave, Austin.
  3. 2ND Street Soundcheck– Saturday from 1-8:00 p.m. 2ND Street Soundcheck is the locals’ kickoff party to Austin’s Month of music featuring more than twenty artists and dozens of options for food, drinks, shopping, and more. This family-friendly event will offer fun opportunities for kids including a Kids’ Dance Zone. FREE; however, all music lovers attending the event are encouraged to give a $5 donation going directly to the beneficiaries, KUTX and the Austin Music Foundation. 2nd Street between San Antonio and Colorado Streets.
  4. Father’s Day Concert in the Park– Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Dad with marches, patriotic melodies, and other festive works – selections that will have Dad’s toes tappin’ – as well as your own. Bring a picnic basket and spread out on a blanket under the pecan trees. FREE! Zilker Hillside Theatre, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin.
  5. Concerts in the Park: Big Band– Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park” will return to the Long Center for a 14th season of FREE ensemble concerts on summer Sunday evenings. Each week, a different ensemble will be featured, performing music from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. Long Center Terrace, 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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