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Four FREE Things To Do In Austin This Weekend!

Listen, we are all trying to save a buck every once in a while. It’s an expensive time of year with the holidays quickly approaching so you’ve got to think of ways to save a little money here and there. Plus, your nephew has been begging you for the new Star Wars Lego set and you CANNOT ruin Christmas for him. Here are four fun and FREE things to do in Austin this weekend.

Austin Trail of Lights

Okay. Okay. We know Austin Trail of Lights is a super cluster mess and you are trying to convince yourself not to go this year but you HAVE too. It’s so worth it just to stand underneath the giant lit tree and twirl around. We all owe it to ourselves to drive out to the beautiful light display and really feel the holiday spirit. Hop on a shuttle in downtown at Republic Square Park for $5 and save some gas!

When: Saturday, December 12

Where: Zilker Park

How Much: FREE

Barton Creek Farmer’s Market

Why buy your vegetables from the grocery store when you can buy them from a locally sourced farmers market and hit the mall, all in one visit! Barton Creek Farmer’s Market is one of the best in Austin because it has amazing produce, live music every Saturday and the tastiest lobster rolls. I don’t know what else you could really want us to say. Like what else is there?

When: Every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Where: Barton Creek Square mall parking lot

How Much: Free

All Vinyl Chill Beets and Brunch with guests Daetron Vargas & Millhouse

Chill Beets is a monthly DJ event that takes place in Austin every second Sunday afternoon of the month. Chill Beats focuses on downtempo, future jazz, trip-hop, lounge, chillout, balearic, and ambient music. Come get your brunch on, sway to some cool beets and get your afternoon buzz on.

When: Sunday, December 13 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: South Lamar Social Club

How Much: Free

They Mean Us with The Watters, Graham Weber and Brandon Hughes

This outdoor show features four amazing artists and it’s completely free. That’s like 4 hours of completely free fun so we will def be there. If you’re into laid back vibes and awesome live music, this is the spot for you on a Saturday night. Plus, the Blackheart is an awesome bar on Rainey Street that specializes in a ton of different whiskeys.

When: Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 PM

Where: The Blackheart