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    Fourth of July

    A Frontier Fourth

    An 1800s cannon show, Wild West reenactors, a 19th century magic show, a hatchet-throwing demonstration and special appearances by famous TV and movie cowboy actors Dean Reading, Tommy Worrell, and Gary Clarke will be featured at this year’s star-spangled Independence Days — with food, family fun, and more.
    Sat.-Sun., July 2-3, 9am-2pm  
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    Kids

    Austin Humane Society's Summer Kids Series

    Summer sessions will take Humane Heroes on an epic adventure to learn what it means to care for a pet of their own and explore ways to help animals in need. The beloved Teddy Bear surgery is back for two sessions, and an outdoor movie night screens June 23. It all culminates in graduation Aug. 3.
    June 7-Aug. 3. Free.  
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    Baby Formula Resources

    Due to the nationwide shortage of baby formula, which disproportionately affects low-income families with transportation and time restraints, Community Resilience Trust provides a helpful online resource. Families in need can sign up for updates on local formula supply and info from WIC, and those in the know can help track the supply by reporting information. Anyone with formula to donate can drop it off at any of several locations; get all the info online.
    Ongoing  
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    Sports

    Ballet Austin Online Fitness Classes

    Choose from a variety of movement classes offered via livestream.
    Ongoing and June 21-July 29  
    Online
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    Barton Creek Farmers Market

    A great selection of local farmers bringing fabulous pastured meats, eggs, dairy, vegetables, and fruits, plus prepared-food vendors, artisans, bakers, and of course, live music.
    Sundays, 9am-1pm. Free.  
    4805 Hwy. 290 W., Sunset Valley (Kohl's parking lot)
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    Bend & Brew

    Flow Yoga and Slackers Brewing Co. team up to bring you the best of both worlds, with a free brew (coffee or beer) after the flow.
    July 3, 17 & 31, 10am. $20.  
    Slackers Brewing, 12233 RR 620 N
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    Fourth of July

    Carpenter Hotel BBQ Pool Party

    Kick off the summer with a classic barbecue, swimming, and live music from Aaron Stephens.
    Sun., July 3, 1-6pm. $55.  
    Carpenter Hotel, 400 Josephine
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    Fourth of July

    Cavalier Backyard Party

    The Cavalier sets up a giant waterslide and offers music and outdoor grillin' for a pre-Fourth party.
    Sun., July 3, 2-7pm  
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    Donate Blood, Get Taquitos

    We Are Blood teams up with Whataburger to reward blood and platelet donors with a voucher for a free taquito. Schedule an appointment online or call 512/206-1266.
    July 1-15  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Sports

    Drop-in Hip Hop Classes for Adults

    Beginner to advanced dancers welcome to drop in for a great workout set to hip-hop and pop music.
    Sundays, 12:30pm. $5-26.  
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    Sports

    FC Austin Elite

    Vs. SA Athenians Friday, and SA Runners Sunday.
    Fri. & Sun., July 1 & 3, 7:30pm  
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    Sports

    Free Fitness Classes

    Stronger Austin, powered by It’s Time Texas, offers a variety of free fitness classes, from cardio to Zumba.
    Ongoing. Free.  
    Online via Zoom
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    Hearth & Soul Sunday Mimosas

    Drink mimosas and shop new arrivals in homewares, accessories, and clothing all summer.
    Sundays, noon-5pm. Free.  
    Hearth & Soul, 2727 Exposition
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    Out of Town

    Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

    Post time is 1pm for quarterhorse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.
    Sat.-Sun., July 2-3, 16-17; Aug. 13-14, 27-28. $10.  
    Fredericksburg
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    Kids

    Other Worlds Screenplay Contest

    Other Worlds Film Festival's eighth annual screenwriting contest, part of its mission to encourage work in science fiction and horror, is accepting submissions. New this year is the "under 18" category for young'uns starting to learn the craft. Early-bird deadline is March 31; entry fees increase with each following deadline (each month until August).
    Final deadline: Aug. 20  
    Apply online
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    Civic Events

    Project Connect Virtual Open House

    The virtual open house is designed to welcome a new round of feedback on Austin's high-capacity transit plan.
    Online
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    Civic Events

    Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights

    Fed up with rights being taken away? If the overturning of Roe v. Wade has inspired you to take action, join the movement to demand legal abortion nationwide. Find resources and ways to act, including rallies, meetings, and donation drives, and sign up to be notified of local actions.
    Ongoing  
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    Out of Town

    Rockport Art Festival

    Browse the work of more than 120 artists along with food trucks, music, and a beer garden.
    Sat.-Sun., July 2-3  
    Rockport
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    Rooftop Day Party

    Hip-hop, R&B, and Afrobeat music in an upscale rooftop atmosphere.
    Sun., July 3, 4-9pm. $10 and up.  
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    Out of Town

    Round Top Music Festival

    More than 80 young artists present orchestra, chamber, and solo work with concerts on Saturdays over six weeks. Weekday rehearsals in the concert hall are free and open to the public.
    June 5-July 17  
    Round Top
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    Splash Dance!

    Get physical with poolside aerobics led by the incomparable Erica Nix.
    Sundays, 10am  
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    The Wandering Vegan Market + Drag Show Brunch

    Cheeki Khant and Scarlett Kiss host a drag brunch and the Wandering Vegan brings a 100% cruelty-free market packed with vegan foods, artisan goods, and more.
    Sun., July 3, noon-4pm. free.  
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    Trivia With Get It Gals

    "Best of Austin" winners Get It Gals are back with tons of trivia nights planned for y'all, with several based on TV programs you may have binged over the last year for some reason. Stay tuned on their socials because they are all over the place.
    Various locations
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    Civic Events

    Volunteer With TCDP

    It's a great time to get involved with the Travis County Democratic Party. Sign up online to be notified of events in your area, such as gatherings to write postcards to help get out the vote.
    Ongoing  
    Various locations
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    We Are Blood’s Battle of the Badges

    The annual competition between first responders returns, with the goal of seeing who can donate more blood: Austin Police, Austin Fire, Austin/Travis County EMS, the Travis County Sheriff’s Department, or the city of Austin. Donors can vote for any of these when they check in for their appointment.
    June 30-July 9  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
Ongoing
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    Civic Events

    Austin Strategic Mobility Plan Survey

    Austin Transportation Department seeks community members’ feedback on three new policy changes to the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan, the city’s first comprehensive, multimodal transportation plan.
    Online
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    Civic Events

    Palm District Planning Survey

    Austin’s Palm District is located on the eastern edge of Downtown between I-35 and Trinity St., running from Rainey St. to 15th St. The city's Housing and Planning Department seeks public input on the future of the area as it develops the final Palm District Small Area Plan. Explore the area, take a survey, and ask questions on the city’s project website.
    Ongoing  
    Online

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