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Waterloo Greenway’s Free Community Programs Return this April

Free Family-Friendly Events Include Healthy Living, Arts & Culture, and Educational Activities

We’re thrilled to announce the return of our weekly series of no-cost, family-friendly community programs at Waterloo Park this spring, in collaboration with other Austin-based organizations, artists, and performers. 

Discover all of our upcoming events below!

Past Deposits from a Future Yet to Come’
On Display Nightly | View the Schedule

Buttons, plates, marbles, bottles, coins, bullets, keys and other historic artifacts are suspended in a rhythmic free fall in a new public video art installation exploring the ways in which these objects connect us to Austin’s past, present, and future, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of people who once lived and worked along the creek in the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. The installation is free to the public.

Serpent of the Sun and the Moon’
Opens Tuesday, April 2
On Display Daily | Lebermann Plaza

Presented in partnership with Fusebox & The Contemporary Austin

Serpent of the Sun and the Moon is a sculptural art work created specifically for the Austin solar eclipse by renown international artist Guadalupe Maravilla. The bronze sculpture functions as vibrational healing instruments. It represents a serpent holding two gongs – a Sun Gong coming from the cloud, and Moon gong from the mouth of the serpent. Each gong resonates at the frequency of their corresponding celestial bodies. The installation is one of seven projects nationally supported by the Simons Foundation as part of their newly launched Triangle Program, which brings together artists, scientists, and producers to create new artworks and engage audiences in creative ways.

Serpent of the Sun and the Moon’ Sound Bath
Tuesday, April 2 at 10am | Lebermann Plaza

Join Fusebox and Waterloo Greenway for a transformative sound bath led by Guadalupe Maravilla as this sculptural installation is unveiled and its sound healing properties are activated for the first time. Space is limited. Free Reservation Required.

Serpent of the Sun and the Moon’ Meet the Artist
Tuesday, April 2 at  6-7pm (private) 7-8pm (public) | Lebermann Plaza

Join Fusebox and Waterloo Greenway to celebrate the brand new installation by Guadalupe Maravilla alongside the artist. Free Reservation Required.

In the Path of Totality
April 7 – 9

Join Waterloo Greenway, Long Center, Fusebox, and millions of Americans as we celebrate and gather under the shadow of the first total solar eclipse in Austin, Texas since 1397. The three-day-long programming is part of Simons Foundation’s In the Path of Totality initiative, which provides funding and resources to organizations all along the eclipse’s path.

The Universe in Verse at Moody Amphitheater
Sunday, April 7 | 6pm

Created and hosted by writer Maria Popova, The Universe in Verse is a charitable celebration of science and the wonder of reality through poetry and storytelling, featuring a cast of beloved musicians, writers, artists, and other public figures reading poems that speak to the science of eclipses. Join us as we gather under Waterloo Park’s starlit skies while Maria Popova takes us into the science of the Sun and the Moon. Punctuating the science will be poems old and new performed by a constellation of inspired and inspiring minds, including author Roxane Gay, On Being creator Krista Tippett, Radiolab creator Jad Abumrad, actor Natascha McElhone, cosmologist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander, and musicians Joan as Police Woman and David Byrne, among other special guests. The event also marks the launch of the 20th Anniversary of the Fusebox Festival, which runs through April 14th. Tickets are available on a donate-what-you-can system

Eclipse Viewing Party at The Long Center
Monday, April 8 | 11am 

A FREE eclipse viewing party on the Long Center lawn and H-E-B Terrace. Hosted by Radiolab’s Molly Webster, the event will feature 4 hours of entertainment, centered around the total eclipse, and will provide opportunities for guests to engage with astronomers and celebrate together with the community. The event will feature music by composer and Austin legend Graham Reynolds. Acclaimed writers Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman will lead guests through a visual storytelling experience. Custom eclipse-themed beer from local Austin breweries, as well as food and other refreshments, will be available during the event and the first 1000 guests to arrive will receive eclipse tote bags. All guests will receive complimentary viewing glasses. Learn more.

Morning Glories at Waterloo Park
Tuesday, April 9 | 9am 

Radiolab’s Molly Webster will lead children and families through a reading of her book, Little Black Hole – a space-themed story about belonging and the power of friendship. The event is part of Waterloo Greenway’s Morning Glories series, a free weekly early childhood education program that aims to foster a lifelong love of learning, community, and the outdoors through music and dance, cultural learning, and nature play.

Our Texas, Our Future is a celebration of Texas’ natural beauty and a commitment to protect treasured Texas wildlands, water, and air for future generations. The festival will feature interactive exhibits, wildlife demonstrations, sustainability workshops, guided garden tours, and a variety of hands-on art and STEM workshops. The festival is highlighted by an outdoor screening of H-E-B’s acclaimed five-part docuseries Our Texas, Our Future. Both the festival and docuseries are part of H-E-B’s ongoing sustainability pledge to reduce its impact on the environment through waste diversion efforts, along with several other programs to help conserve and protect our great state, now and for generations to come.

Yoga & Sound
Presented in partnership with Castle Hill Fitness
Mondays, April 15 – June 3 at 6pm | Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park

Set some feel-good vibes for the week with mindful movement accompanied by sound therapy, featuring a different style of yoga and live music each week. 

Tango in the Park
Presented in partnership with Esquina Tango
Friday, May 10 at 6-10pm | Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park 

Come learn the structure, etiquette, and culture of a unique variety of Latin dances such as Tango, Samba, and Salsa Aerobics, led by Esquina Tango. The afternoon begins with an all levels class (no partner or experience needed), followed by an evening of special performances and social dancing. 

International Day of Yoga
Presented in partnership with Castle Hill Fitness
Friday, June 21 at 6-9pm | Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park

In 2014, the United Nations proclaimed June 21, the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga. Join us for a series of free classes that celebrate the physical and spiritual prowess that yoga has brought to the world stage.

Weekly early childhood education series that provides hands-on activities and programs to promote literacy, bilingual storytelling, music, dance, cultural learnings, and nature play. Each week features a different style of play from our partners at the Texas Book Festival, Armstrong Community Music School, Austin Public Library, and ESB-MACC. For full class details, please visit

“Waterloo Sparkling Water is a proud supporter of the Waterloo Greenway to help bring people together to celebrate our great city. Since our start here in Austin, outdoor adventure and the arts have been integral to who we are,“ said Kathy Maurella, Waterloo Sparkling Chief Marketing Officer.

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Waterloo Greenway Conservancy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and maintain an extraordinary urban park system and a restored Waller Creek, in partnership with the City of Austin, for the benefit of all. The Conservancy renews the natural environment, promotes play, health and wellness, economic vitality and mobility, and engages the community through outreach, education, cultural events, and the arts.