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FREE Community Events at Waterloo Park this Summer

Featuring outdoor movies, educational series, and Pride Month celebration

Austin, TX — May 10, 2023  –  Waterloo Greenway continues its free community offerings with a lineup of exciting events coming to Waterloo Park starting this June.

The summer kicks off with the return of Waterloo Greenway’s annual Pride Month celebration, followed by a series of community-centered conversations, weekly children’s STEM programs presented in partnership with local organizations, and outdoor movies at Moody Amphitheater.

Located in the heart of downtown Austin along a restored Waller Creek, 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.

“When you’re looking for your next summer adventure, we hope you come visit Waterloo Park at one of our upcoming free fun family-friendly events,” said Jesús Aguirre, CEO of Waterloo Greenway. “We’re committed to creating a welcoming space that celebrates everyone in our community.”

June 2023 | Pride in the Park

Exercise Your Pride

Join us for a free outdoor workout series that amplifies, supports, and empowers the LGBTQIA+ community. 

  • Monday, June 5 | 6pm – Strength and Solidarity Flow Class
  • Tuesday, June 6 | 6pm – Workout! With Erica Nix and Rocky Time!
  • Wednesday, June 7 | 7pm –  Out Dancing with GoDance

Tales on the Trail: Intersectionality of LGBT & Black Identities
Thursday, June 8 | 6pm

This discussion will center Black & LGBTQIA+ voices on topics about race, queer identities, and the intersection of both, as conversations around justice and equality grow worldwide.

Pride is for Families
Saturday, June 10 | 10am – 12pm

Families can explore a variety of hands-on art and cultural learning activities including drag queen storytime, ‘Taste the Colors of the Rainbow’ with Mom & Pops All Natural Frozen Pops, Pride Family Portraits, and a Pride Parade in Waterloo Park.

Rainbow on the Creek
Saturday, June 10 | 6pm – 10pm

Celebrate Pride with Austin’s favorite LGBTQIA+ performers! Hosted by Aira Juliet with a lineup featuring Papi Siii!, Miguel St. Michael, Mama Duke, Workout! With Erica Nix, Vertarias & SMV & Friends, House of Lepore and an Austin Drag Showcase with Vylette Ward & Friends!

Waterloo Greenway is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive public space for all ages. Attendees are encouraged to review all event details to create an appropriate experience.

July – August 2023 | The Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are here, and you know what that means ― long, lazy afternoons and warm summer nights spent outside under the stars. Share the fun with your dog – the ultimate summertime companion!

Tales on the Trail: Protecting & Restoring Austin Waterways
Sunday, July 9 | 6pm

Join Forklift choreographers and Austin’s Watershed Protection Department to discuss the importance of protecting and restoring Austin waterways, including the major impacts of pet waste disposal. 

Wild Wednesdays
Wednesdays; July 12 – August 2 | Event times vary

Science, nature, and STEM programs designed to connect kids (ages 5-14) to the natural world through hands-on nature exploration and learning through problem-solving, outdoor play, and journal exercises.

Friday Flicks

Enjoy beloved movies at Waterloo Park, with audience contests, live music, and family-friendly activities. Screenings begin at sunset. 

Waterloo Greenway summer programming is sponsored by St. David’s Foundation, Tapestry Foundation, Austin Community Foundation, LALO Tequila, the Powell Foundation, Nine Banded Whiskey, Loma Vista, Rambler, Richard’s Rainwater, Four Hands, Nomadica and Bryt.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support, contact Angela Scimeca at

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Thank you to our Summer ’23 Programming Sponsors