SXSW is one of Austin’s biggest icons garnering international attention year after year. This one will be no exception and while you may think it’s only for the brave-hearted, there are plenty of activities to enjoy with the whole family.
11am-6pm – Palmer Events Center, SX Create
Come as a whole family or drop off the kids for this 3-hour event. Experience how Jesus rose from the dead by taking a journey on the Road to Resurrection and by watching a movie about the first Easter. You can also enjoy some tasty snacks, take part in an Easter egg hunt, create some fun crafts and jump around in a bounce house!
All Day – SouthBites Trailer Park
Want to try some new food during Spring Break? Stop by the SouthBites Trailer Park, presented by Favor. Located at 604 Driskill St., it’s a showcase of noteworthy food trucks form Austin and all over the U.S. Click here to view the full list of trucks you’ll find there.
6pm (Screening Starts at 8pm) – Long Center Terrace, The Powerpuff Girls – Horn Sweet Horn Screening
Before the broadcast debut of the newly re-imagined series this Spring, Cartoon Network will take over the Long Center in Austin and host a fun-filled event under the stars to celebrate the premiere of The Powerpuff Girls! Join Cartoon Network to see episodes from the new series, along with fun, food, and surprises galore.
1pm – The Little Yoga House, Free Music for Kids & Families
Families are welcome to the deck at The Little Yoga House for free music daily during Spring Break from 1-2 p.m. The line-up includes… Monday: Duece & Crystal, Tuesday: Strumero, Wednesday: Kosha Dillz, Thursday: Simon Flory, Friday: Full Service.
2pm-7pm – Midway Food Park, Do512 Family Picnic
If you’re going to take the kids to any party during Spring Break & SXSW, we hope it’ll be ours! We’re so excited about our 2nd Annual Do512 Family Picnic, presented by Howdy Honda. Join us for a magic show, face painting, awesome food trucks and a great line-up of bands, including Hard Proof. FREE with RSVP!
Activities 10am-12pm, All Ages Concerts 5pm-8pm – TOMS Austin, One x One
TOMS Austin is opening its doors to you and the kids a series of parties, craft sessions, concerts and more. Each day from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., you can bring the whole family for activities geared towards kids. From 5-8 p.m., enjoy live music for all ages. View the daily line-up here. All of this entertainment is FREE with RSVP!
3pm-7pm – Pan Am Park Hillside, Family Music Meltdown
Check out this free family-friendly concert with a stellar lineup of artists, as well as activities for the kids ranging from trampolines for jumping to science activities. FREE with RSVP.
10am-12pm – The Fader Fort, MyMusicRx: YOU WHO Rock Show For Kids
This morning Rock Show for Kids will benefit MyMusicRx, the only “kid-prescribed” in-hospital and online music medicine program in the nation. One hundred percent of proceeds will help fund MyMusicRx’s bedside and online programs that deliver the healing power of music to seriously ill kids and teens. Enjoy art activities and music from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Cody Chesnutt and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Kids 10 & under are free. Buy tickets in advance online here.
2pm-9pm – Guero’s Taco Bar, The Bubble Family Party
This show is free, all ages, everyone’s invited. The Bubble Family Party features music from Chasca, Mark Loughman, Casual Strangers and more. RSVP here.
Free, all ages, outdoor shows return to the SXSW Outdoor Stage (located at 800 W Riverside Dr.) with three nights of entertainment. While the line-up for Thursday has not yet been revealed, Friday gates open at 3 p.m. with shows that start at 5 p.m. and includes headliners Coheed and Cambria and more. On Saturday, gates open at 2 p.m. and features music from Group Fantasma, Inotacable and more.
11am-4:30pm – Austin Scottish Rite Theater, All the Children Boogie
Enjoy a free tribute to David Bowie, featuring local kid favorites such as Joe McDermott and the Hey Lollies, along with many other musicians. FREE with RSVP.
1pm-6:00pm — The Church on Congress Avenue, SPIRIT 105.9 Free Family Showcase
Join us for our Free Family Showcase on Saturday for live music and a bounce house that is fun for the entire family!
11am-9:30pm – Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Girls Rock SX Day Show
Stop into Cherrywood Coffeehouse for this free, all ages show featuring female performers such as Grace London, Tiarra Girls, and more. Free.
1pm-5pm – Threadgill’s South World Headquarters, Mad Tiger Fest
Wrap up your Spring Break with high-energy fun at this party featuring a great line-up of bands such as Peelander-Z, Marikofun and Charlie Belle! FREE with RSVP.
1pm-5:30pm – The Domain, Rock + Read
Head over to the lawn at the Domain to hear kid favorites such as the Que Pastas and Mister G, enjoy storytime with local authors reading their own books, a craft-making station, and a trampoline for jumping, too. FREE with RSVP.