Five Activities to Do With the Family This Spring

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Spring is the perfect time to explore all the wonders that Austin has to offer. From outdoor adventures to cultural events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. I’m always on the lookout for fun and educational activities to do with my family. Here are five of my favorite activities to do during springtime in Austin:

  1. Attend a spring festival – Our city is known for its vibrant festival scene, and there are several family-friendly events happening in the spring. The Pecan Street Festival and Texas VegFest are just a couple of festivals offering fun activities, food, and entertainment for all ages. These festivals offer a great opportunity to sample local food and drinks, enjoy live music and entertainment, and meet new people. It’s a fun way to celebrate the arrival of spring, and immerse yourself in the local culture.
  2. Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower CenterThe Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a stunning botanical garden that showcases the beauty of Texas’ native flora. With over 900 species of plants, it’s a great place to explore and learn about the state’s natural diversity. The center also offers educational programs and events for all ages, including guided tours, workshops, and nature walks. Check out the full list of events happening all spring like the Field of Lights and Nature Nights.
  3. Attend a Round Rock Express baseball game – The Round Rock Express is a minor league baseball team that plays at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, just outside of Austin. Families can enjoy a fun night out at the ballpark and watch some great baseball.
  4. Take a hike at McKinney Falls State ParkMcKinney Falls State Park is a beautiful natural area that offers hiking trails, swimming holes, and scenic views. Families can hike through the park’s trails and take a dip in the cool waters of Onion Creek.
  5. Enjoy a food truck picnic – Austin is known for its food truck scene, and there are plenty of family-friendly options to choose from. You can have a picnic at any of the city’s parks or green spaces and try a variety of foods from different trucks. It’s a great way to experience the city’s unique culinary culture while enjoying the beautiful spring weather. Here is a list of food truck parks in Austin.

Austin is a wonderful place to explore in the spring, with plenty of activities for families to enjoy. Whether you’re a nature lover, a foodie, or a culture enthusiast, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant city. So, go out there and enjoy all the wonders that Austin has to offer!


About the Writer: Wendy Kiddy is a fifth-year member of The Junior League of Austin. She has called Austin home for more than 2 decades. Her days are filled working within a Portfolio Management Office (PMO), managing data, and reporting to develop business strategies for project management. In her free time, she can be found in the gym, enjoying live music, or spending time with her husband and rescue dog.