Waterloo Greenway is your new go-to destination for family-friendly fun in Austin. All are welcome to join us at our free community events this fall. It is with your continued support at these events that we are able to create this marvelous, transformative, and enduring community asset for all of Austin to revel in.
WATERLOO GREENWAY FALL PROGRAMS
Symphony Square, 1111 Red River St.
FRIDA FRIDAY ATX AT SYMPHONY SQUARE
Presented in partnership with Frida Friday ATX
Aug. 23, Sept. 13, and Oct. 11 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | FREE
Shop. Dance. Eat. Repeat. Austin’s first and only monthly women-of-color centered mercado y más features a vibrant variety of local art, apparel, food, and drink vendors. Supporting and amplifying women-of-color in Tejaslandia! This is more than a market, it’s a movement!
BACKYARD STORY NIGHT
Presented by Backyard Story Night
Sunday, Sept. 15 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | FREE
You’re invited to Austin’s favorite informal storytelling series! Popping up in backyards and outdoor venues around town, the idea is simple: anyone can participate and each person has six minutes to tell whatever story they want. BYOB | 21+
ANIMAL FACTS CLUB BOOK RELEASE AND NATURE FESTIVAL
Presented in partnership with Animal Facts Club
Sunday, Sept. 22 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | FREE
Celebrate the biodiversity of Texas with Animal Facts Club on Austin Museum Day. Gather your family for this environmental festival featuring a reptile house, birds of prey show, and the release of Animal Facts Club’s brand new book. Local artist Jules Buck Jones brings over 50 animals to life with watercolor illustration, fact-filled narratives, and an accompanying deck of cards.
DON’T TELL COMEDY
Waterloo Greenway Benefit Show
Presented by Don’t Tell Comedy
Friday, Sept. 27 | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM | TICKETED
Looking for an unexpected alternative to your usual night out? Don’t Tell Comedy is a series of nation-wide secret comedy shows that are presented in unlikely places with unannounced comedians – and they’re coming to Waller Creek but ‘shhh, it’s a secret! Proceeds benefit Waterloo Greenway, get your tickets at donttellcomedy.com/austin. BYOB | 21+
SUNDAYS AT SYMPHONY SQUARE
Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 13, & 20 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | FREE
All are welcome to take part in our series of free art, dance, and fitness classes this fall. Come play, create, and discover your new “Sunday Funday” tradition.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | DRAWING FROM NATURE
Unleash your creativity and join local artists and nature enthusiasts for a series of free nature-focused drawing classes! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Drawing materials will be provided.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | LITTLE STORYBOOK DANCE MAKING
Presented in partnership with Dance Waterloo
Dance, art, and storytelling for little ones! Fun and inviting for parents and children alike; best suited for kids ages 1-5.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | WHAT THE FIT?!
Presented in partnership with Dance Waterloo
If you like yoga, Pilates, and Barre fitness, you’ll love What the Fit?! Build strength, stamina, and flexibility – all while listening to some great jams! All ages and abilities welcome.
WATERLOO GREENWAY BENEFIT CONCERT
FEATURING KING PRINCESS
Presented by BBVA
Wednesday, Oct. 9 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | TICKETED
Stubb’s Austin, 801 Red River St.
Singer-songwriter, King Princess, pays a visit to the live music capital of the world this fall. She’s played sold out shows across North America and Europe with festival debuts at Coachella, Glastonbury, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, and many more. We are so thrilled to have this artist-on-the-rise join us as we celebrate and raise funds in support of our vision for welcoming, wondrous parks in the heart of Austin. All proceeds benefit Waterloo Greenway. Tickets and VIP packages are on-sale now at waterloogreenway.org.
Friday, Oct. 18 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | FREE
Join us for a night of frights and delights at our first-ever Symphony Scare! A spooky new Halloween tradition on Waller Creek that is sure to make visitors shudder with horror and cackle with glee as we share ghastly folktales filled with ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night.
CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD
Presented in partnership with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, and Conspirare
Tuesday, Oct. 22 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | FREE
This unique performance documentary weaves the inspirational story of Matthew Shepard with musical selections from local Austin composer Craig Hella Johnson’s choral masterwork of the same title. This film offers a glimpse into the tragedy that led to the creation of the Hate Crimes Act and shows us how music can lead us to a place of hope.
VITAL BY DANCE WATERLOO
Oct. 24, 25, 26, & 27 | 7:30 PM | FREE
This site-specific performance invites new audiences to discover, encounter, and experience dance in unconventional, forgotten, or overlooked public spaces within our city. You’re invited to be both a dance observer and a participant in VITAL, which is inspired by Waterloo Greenway’s revitalization of Symphony Square, Waller Creek, and the surrounding urban parks.
Head over to our events page for more!