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JUST ANNOUNCED: Free Community Events at Waterloo Park this Fall

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our free health & wellness, education, and arts & culture events at Waterloo Park, beginning in early September.

With popular weekly community classes returning to Waterloo Park this fall, including Yoga & Sound and Latin Dance Lessons, along with large-scale festivals like Día De Los Muertos and Creek Show, there are programs for the whole family to enjoy.

Located in the heart of downtown, Waterloo Park is a central hub of activity featuring more than 1.5 miles of scenic trails, thousands of native plants, imaginative playscapes, and the 5,000-capacity Moody Amphitheater. The 11-acre greenspace is a public park, restored in partnership with the City of Austin, and is open daily from 5am-10pm for everyone to explore and enjoy.

“This fall will be full of opportunities to explore the park and create memories with your friends and family,” said Dillan Knudson, PNC regional president for Austin. “As a Main Street Bank, we are proud to support the programming of a community resource that is inclusive of all Austinites. We hope that you can join us for HAAM Day Sept. 13, Creek Show 2022 in November, or any of the family-friendly programming our partners at Waterloo Greenway have planned.”

Free Community Programming Lineup

Weekly Workouts at Waterloo Presented by Ascension Seton
September 6 – November 2 | Class Times Vary

  • FITNESS FUN! with Castle Hill Fitness on the Love, Tito’s Lawn
    Tuesdays; September 6 – October 25 at 6pm
  • STAY STRONG with Aging Is Cool at the Meredith Heritage Tree Deck
    Wednesdays; September 7 – November 2 at 10am
  • SELF-CARE SUNDAYS with Castle Hill Fitness at the Meredith Heritage Tree Deck
    Sundays; September 11 – October 30 at 9am
  • YOGA & SOUND with Castle Hill Fitness on the Love, Tito’s Lawn
    Mondays; September 12 – October 31 at 6pm 
  • LATIN DANCE LESSONS with Esquina Tango on the Love, Tito’s Lawn
    Tuesdays; September 20 – October 11 at 7:30pm

Morning Glories
Tuesdays; September 20 – October 18 at 10am

Weekly early childhood education series that aims to provide hands-on activities and programs focusing on literacy, bilingual storytelling, music and dance workshops, cultural learnings, and nature play at the Meredith Heritage Tree Deck.

Tales on the Trail
Sunday; October 9 at 10 am

Presented by Summerlee Foundation, featuring Indigenous Cultures Institute

Guided leisurely park tour that explores the history of Indigenous Peoples and natural features that have shaped the landscape of Waterloo Park. Come early and enjoy breakfast bites and brunch cocktails at the Lebermann Plaza.

Community Festivals

Día de los Muertos
Tuesday, November 1 – Wednesday, November 2

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, traditionally celebrated in Mexico, is a holiday now celebrated globally, with each culture bringing their own unique influence to it. Gather with us as we honor and celebrate both the centuries-old and modern traditions shared from around the world.

Creek Show
Nightly; November 11 – 20 | 6pm – 10pm

Music & Stage Showcase Powered by PNC Bank

Waterloo Greenway’s signature event returns for its eighth year, bigger and brighter than ever. Throughout the free 10-night event, visitors of all ages can enjoy nine immersive displays of light-based art, live music by 25 local performers, and a variety of family-friendly activities along Waller Creek.

Partner Events

The Way of Water

Presented as part of Creek Show 2022 in partnership with Forklift Danceworks

The Way of Water is a multi-year global project exploring water and the work of people who steward it. The Way of Water expands civic participation and conversation through dance. The world premiere performance, featuring the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, features live original music and lighting design that will accompany the movement and stories of Austin’s Watershed Protection employees, being presented during select nights of Creek Show 2022.

Free Day of Yoga
Monday, September 5 | 7am – 9pm  

Presented by Castle Hill Fitness

Participating studios across the Austin area will offer free yoga classes as an opportunity for people of every age and fitness level to try yoga for the first time, experience a new style of yoga, meet a new instructor, and discover the benefits of yoga at Waterloo Park on the Love, Tito’s Lawn.

HAAM Day 2022
Tuesday, September 13 at 6am – 10pm

Presented by Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and Powered by PNC Bank

HAAM Day 2022 is happening live and in-person at Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park! For more than 16 years, HAAM Day has been Austin’s biggest fundraising event supporting local musicians and is one of the city’s most iconic celebrations of community and music.

Lead support for Waterloo Greenway’s fall community and signature programming is provided by Capitol Wright Distributing, PNC Bank, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, with additional support from Powell Foundation, Tapestry Foundation, and Fairmont Austin, Four Hands, LALO Tequila, Rambler, Richard’s Rainwater, and Univision Austin. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support, contact us at