It could be a very long weekend if you don’t plan for the family fun. Check out our family calendar for July 4th weekend.

For more family events of the summer, check out our Summer events calendar.

Blanton docent Gary Kattner, right, reads a book for (left to right) Mandy Kutz, and daughter Effie, 3, Cate Bowman, 3, and mother Jillian Bontke Bowman during a story tour in the Blanton Museum of Art. Julia Robinson/ FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2014


Blanton Museum. Deeper Dives. Ages 8-12. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday. See the museum and make art. Blanton Museum. 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Star Party. Look at the stars. 9 p.m. Fridays. Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Drive, Cedar Park.

Wildflower Center.Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Fridays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

The Woodland Faerie Trail will be open all weekend except Tuesday.
Credit: Zilker Botanical Garden


Woodland Faerie Trail. See fairy houses on this trail. Through July 30. Free with admission. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road.


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Camp. Movies for $1-3 donation. “Iron Giant.” 10:20 a.m. Friday-Tuesday Lakeline.  “Muppets from Space.” 10:25 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. Monday-Tuesday, Slaughter Lane. “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.” 9:30 a.m. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. Monday-Tuesday, Mueller.

“The Lego  Batman Movie” is at the library this weekend. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures


Free Teddybear Clinic.Help kids understand about doctors’ visits. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Baby Earth, 06 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Suite D-100, Round Rock. RSVP at 844-279-3627.

Bullock Museum.Summer Free Family Film Series: “Black Cauldron.”2 p.m. Saturday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about summer all month long. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Hill Country Science Mill.Soar to New Heights. It’s all about rockets and paper planes as you test out your creations. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1. Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Wildflower Center.Nature Play Hour. Play in the Family Garden. 11 a.m. Saturdays. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

Toybrary Austin.Date night babysitting. For ages 1-5. $25 first child, $10 siblings. 5-8 p.m. Saturdays. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane, Suite 101.

“Jack & The Beanstalk.” The fairytale comes to the sage. Noon,  Saturday. $12. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road.

“Iron Giant.”1 p.m. Saturday. $10-$6. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave.

BookPeople Story time. “Ninjas in the Night.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble Events: Saturday story times 11 a.m. at all locations:“Be Quiet!” Saturday.

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Yarborough Branch.

Saturday Family Movie: “Sing.” Noon Saturday, Carver Branch. “Lego Batman Movie.” 2 p.m. Saturday, Windsor Park Branch;.

That’s So Fandom: Video Game Animation. 2 p.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch.


Thinkery.Cow Eye Dissection. For ages 4 and up. 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. or 3:15 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,$8. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”3:05 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday. $10-$6. Paramount Theater, 713 Congress Ave.

“Despicable Me 3” Party. 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Lakeline. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane.

From top left, Jennifer and Kevin Miller react as their daughter, Laurel, 4, center, takes part in an inertia game at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday: Red, White and Blue.Special family programs throughout the museum. 10 a.m. July 2. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

The Hoots. 3 p.m. Sunday, Manchaca Road Branch.


Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. For infant to 3. Learn about summer all month long. 9 a.m. Mondays and Saturdays. Special guests throughout the month. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Crafternoon. 2 p.m. Monday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Hey Lollies Present: “Iris Saves the Land of Black and White.” 2 p.m. Monday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Magician John O’Bryant. 2 p.m. Monday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Bernadette Nason Presents: Stone Soup. 3 p.m. Monday, Howson Branch.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: Rapunzel. 6 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch.


Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse. Offers $1 movies 10 a.m at Round Rock 8. “Goosebumps.” Monday-Tuesday.

The crowds arrived in record numbers to participate in the Fourth of July firework celebration at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center. JOHN GUTIERREZ/ FOR AMERICAN-STATESMAN


H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks. 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Vic Mathias Shores.

Regal Summer Movie Express. $1 movies at Westgate Stadium 11 and Gateway Stadium 16. “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “Sing,” 10 a.m. Tuesday.

BookPeople Story time. Brand New Books. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.