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Waterloo Greenway Announces Fall 2023 Community Programs

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 fall, in collaboration with Austin-based organizations, artists, and performers.

Located in the heart of downtown Austin, 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, reimagined and rebuilt in partnership with the City of Austin, and is open daily from 5am-10pm for everyone to explore and enjoy.

“This fall, we can’t wait to celebrate the return of cooler weather and beloved Waterloo Park programs like Weekly Workouts, Día de los Muertos, and Creek Show,” said Jesús Aguirre, CEO of Waterloo Greenway. “All Waterloo Greenway community programming is free and open for all to enjoy – grab your friends and family and come join us at Waterloo Park soon.”

“What better way to connect our community to the outdoors than fun park programming that you can enjoy with your whole family, friends, and pets,” said Dave Mead, CMO and Co-Founder of Rambler Sparkling Water. “At Rambler, we partner with like-minded programs across the country that further the conservation of natural areas in our backyard and yours for future generations.”

Free Day of Yoga

Presented in partnership with Castle Hill Fitness
Monday, September 4 | All Day

Waterloo Greenway has partnered with Free Day of Yoga to offer free outdoor yoga classes throughout Waterloo Park on Labor Day!

Free Day of Yoga is dedicated to educating our community about the health and wellness benefits of yoga through interactive, participatory, and educational classes. Bring your own mat and water bottle, and enjoy a variety of classes in the fresh air throughout the day.

Weekly Workouts at Waterloo

Presented in partnership with Castle Hill Fitness

Ready…set…get fit! Weekly Workouts at Waterloo features four free and open-to-the-public movement sessions each week. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.

Self-Care Sundays

Sundays, September 10 – October 29
9 AM – 10 AM

Join us for an eclectic mix of mindful movement – from Qi Gong to Yoga & Meditation and Sound Healing, Self-Care Sundays are all about starting the day grounded and with intention.

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Yoga & Sound

Mondays, September 11 – October 30
6 PM – 7 PM

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. 

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Cardio Dance

Tuesdays, September 12 – October 31
6 PM – 7 PM

Kick off your evening with a dance party! A rotating schedule will cover all types of dance including tango, samba, ballroom, afro-latin flow, and more. Perfect for all levels, no partner needed. Presented in partnership with Esquina Tango.

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Stay Strong

Presented in partnership with Aging is Cool
Wednesdays, September 20 – November 1
10 AM – 11 AM

This 50+ workout led by Aging is Cool improves your cardio health, gains flexibility, and builds strength all while getting to know others in your community.

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Morning Glories

Tuesdays, September 19 – October 17 | 10am

Weekly early childhood education series that provides hands-on activities and programs to promote literacy, bilingual storytelling, music, dance, cultural learning, and nature play.

Each week features a different style of play from our partners at Texas Book Festival, Austin Public Library, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, Armstrong Community Music School, Read the Room, and Creative Action.

Día de los Muertos

Wednesday, November 1 | 6 PM

Gather with us as we celebrate Día de los Muertos at Waterloo Park with live music and dance performances by DJ Gracie Chavez, Danza Azteca Guadalupana, Ballet Folklorico MariCruz, and Mariachi Las Coronelas. Bring the whole family to enjoy hands-on activities, including calavera face painting, sugar skull kits, a Latinx craft artisan market, and live artist and muralist. 

Local Tejana florist Yliana Lara will transform the Moody Amphitheater stage into a community “ofrenda,” or altar, where visitors are invited to place images and decorations that honor their families and friends who have passed. Guests can remember beloved departed pets at a special Alebrijes Altar designed by artist Ernest Ramirez.

Creek Show 2023

Friday, November 10 – Saturday, November 18 | 6 PM – 10 PM Nightly

Waterloo Greenway invites you to experience 9 nights of free dazzling, illuminated art along Waller Creek.

In addition to six new light-based art installations, Creek Show 2023 will feature free activities each evening at Waterloo Park, including nightly live music, food & beverages, and family-friendly fun. Creek Show is free and open to the public. Tickets/reservations are not required. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the show!

Waterloo Greenway fall programming is sponsored by PNC Bank and Tito’s Handmade Vodka, with additional support from 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, Bryt Wines, and Univision Austin.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and other ways to support, please contact us at

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