Get ready for a March filled with festivals, spring break and more.

Check out our calendar and find more online at austin360.com.

Events

Texas Independence Day Parade. 9:30 a.m. to noon March 2. Congress Ave. celebratetexas.org

SXSW Edu Learning Expo Free Student Day. Check out interactive exhibits and learn something. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. sxswedu.com/expo

Rodeo Austin Cowboy Breakfast. Enjoy breakfast like the cowboys do at this free event to kickoff the rodeo. 6 a.m. March 8. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. rodeoaustin.com

Dinosaur Day. Dress as a dinosaur, go on a scavenger hunt and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16. Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. austintexas.gov/zilkerbotanicalgarden

Rodeo Austin. See the animals, watch the cowboys at work, ride the carnival rides and more. 10 a.m. to concert end, March 16-30. $8-$5 fairground tickets; $20-$175 rodeo tickets. 9100 Decker Lake Road. rodeoaustin.com

ABC Kite Festival. Fly a kite and watch other kites fly at this annual tradition. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31. Zilker Park. abckitefest.org

Austin National College Fair. Go from table to table exploring what different colleges have to offer. 5:30-8 p.m. March 26. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. nacacfairs.org

SXSW Gaming Expo. Explore new games, play in tournaments and more. $25-$49. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 15-17. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. gaming.sxsw.com

Music

Rock and Roll Playhouse. The Mohawk hosts "The Music of Talking Heads." 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 31. $12-$15. Mohawk, 912 Red River St. mohawkaustin.com

Rock the Park. Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child on KUTX presents this show for all ages. 6:30 p.m. March 1, Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd. kutx.org

Rock + Read. Hear music from Red Yarn, Riders Against the Storm, The Not Its! and Koo Koo Kanga Roo, plus authors Scott Fitzgerald, Jason Gallaher and Kat Kronenberg read their books. There will be crafts, trampolines, haircuts, book-signings and more. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 16, The Lawn at the Domain, near iPic Theaters. TheDomainInAustin.com

Museums

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Spring break week head to the Wildflower Center for Carts in the Garden with ready-made activities.  1-2 p.m. March 18-22 in the Family Garden. What a Hoot! Learn about owls. Noon to 2 p.m. March 23. Sprouts preschool program 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Blanton Block Party. Art, music and more. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 30. Blanton Museum of Art, 200 Martin Luther King Blvd. blantonmuseum.org

Bullock Museum. H-E-B Free First Sunday: "Texas Symbols." Noon to 4 p.m. March 3. Living History Days. 10 a.m. March 7. Spring Break at the Bullock 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18-22. Explore a different topic each day: Bird's Eye View, Monday; Shapes & Symbols, Tuesday; Creative America, Wednesday; History Detectives, Thursday; Fly High, Friday. "Little Texans: Bird's Eye View." 10 a.m. March 14. Science Thursday. 10 a.m. March 21. Storytime: Shapes & Symbols. 10 a.m. March 28. Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Science Mill. Be a Biologist Homeschool Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7. Spring Break Week. Science Mill is doing two spring break weeks with activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12-15 and March 19-22. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. Family Day. Play on a trampoline, make art and more. Noon to 4 p.m. March 10. Free. Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, 605 Azie Morton Road. umlaufsculpture.org

Contemporary Austin. Art Free for All. Explore the art and more at this open house. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 9. Free. Contemporary Austin, 3809 W. 35th St. thecontemporaryaustin.org

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers. Kids up to age 3 talk about spring in March. 9 a.m. Saturdays and Mondays. $5. Pollution Solution Think Lab. For ages 4 and up. 10:30 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. March 2-3, March 16-18. $8. Tinkering Take Homes. Make light boxes. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9-10, March 18-24. $6. STEAM on the Spot: Suzuki Strings of Austin. 5-6 p.m. March 13. Parents' Night Out. 5:30-10 p.m. March 29. $45-$25. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

Toybrary Austin. Pinwheel making. 10:30 a.m. March 5. $10. Daddy & Me Construction Playdate. 10:30 a.m. March 2. $10. Meet Elmo. 10:30 a.m. March 19. $12.  Music Classes with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. $10. Gardening Classes. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. $7. Sensory-Friendly Fun with Joshua's Stage. 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $12. 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Theater

"Madeline and the Bad Hat." The children's book comes to the stage. $9-$12. Noon March 2. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org

"The Genius Plan." A man and his two puppets bring science and math to life. For preschool through first-grade audiences. $7. 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. March 4. One World Theatre, 7701 Bee Cave Road. oneworldtheatre.org

PJ Masks, "Save the Day Live!"  In this live musical, the PJ Masks have to save the day from the villains. $29.50-$59. 6 p.m. March 6, H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars. hebcenter.com

"Rap Unzel." The classic fairy tale with music by SaulPaul. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 2-3. $10-$15. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St. scottishritetheater.org

"Brother Bear." For children 6 and younger. Bear wakes up and experiences the seasons. 2 p.m. March 3. $12. Zach North, 12129 RM 620 N. zachtheatre.org

"American Girl Live." The doll becomes a musical as characters head to camp. 3 p.m. March 30. $30-65. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austhintheatre.org

Movies

Alamo Drafthouse. Kids Camp: "Matilda." 10 a.m. March 18-21, Lakeline and Mueller.

Books

BookPeople. Events: Charlotte Sullivan Wild reads "The Amazing Idea of You." 10:30 a.m. March 2. Greg Foley reads "Kat Keeps the Beat." 2 p.m. March 9. Starla Michelle Halfmann reads "Alphabet Kingdom." 2 p.m. March 23. Story Pirates present "Digging Up Danger!" 2 p.m. March 31. 10:30 a.m. story times: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!, March 2. Purim, March 5. Women's History, March 6. Colors of Spring, March 9. Spectacular Superheroes, March 12. Ms. Staci, March 13. Keep Storytime Weird, March 16. Once Upon a Storytime, March 18. Luchador Legends, March 21. Music with Miss Ariel, March 22. Hartsong Music, March 26. Imagination Station, March 27. I'm Not Afraid of the Dark, March 30.BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble. 11 a.m. Saturday story times: "Dr. Seuss' Birthday" March 2. "You Are My Happy." March 9. barnesandnoble.com

Library

Music & Movement. 11 a.m. March 1, Old Quarry Branch. 10:15 a.m. March 7, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. March 7, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. March 11, Pleasant Hill Branch. 11 a.m. March 19, Southeast Branch.

Lego Lab. 4 p.m. March 1, North Village Branch. 3 p.m. March 6, Southeast Branch. 4:30 p.m. March 11, Carver Branch. 5 p.m. March 11, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 12, Windsor Park Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 12, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 12, Milwood Branch. 4 p.m. March 13, Howson Branch. 4 p.m. March 15, University Hills Branch. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 16, Central Library. Noon to 6 p.m. March 17, Central Library. 3:30 p.m. March 19, Pleasant Hill Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 20, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 2 p.m. March 26, St. John Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 26, Cepeda Branch.

Storytime at Mueller H-E-B. 10 a.m. March 2.

Tech Familia: Drones. 11 a.m. March 2, Ruiz Branch.

Saturday Movie Matinee, "Ant-Man and the Wasp." 2 p.m. March 2, Windsor Park Branch. 3 p.m. March 9, Southeast Branch.

Just for Teens: Science & Math Tutoring. 2 p.m. March 3 and March 31, Central Library.

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Mondays, Southeast Branch. 3 p.m. March 6, Ruiz Branch. 1 p.m. March 9, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 4:30 p.m. March 18, Carver Branch. 2 p.m. March 20, St. John Branch. 3 p.m. March 20, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 21, Howson Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 26, Windsor Park Branch.

Pajama Storytime. 6:30 p.m. March 4, Central Library. 6 p.m. March 5, Windsor Park Branch. 6:30 p.m. March 6, St. John Branch. 6:30 p.m. March 7, Manchaca Road Branch. 6 p.m. March 26, Milwood Branch. 6 p.m. March 26, Old Quarry Branch. 6 p.m. March 28, North Village Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. March 5, Milwood Branch. 11 a.m. March 6, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 11 a.m. March 8, North Village Branch. 11 a.m. March 11, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. March 14, Southeast Branch. 11 a.m. March 19, Old Quarry Branch. 10:15 a.m. March 22, Pleasant Hill Branch. 10:30 a.m. March 28, Terrazas Branch.

Video Game Coding Workshop. 3 p.m. March 6, Carver Branch. 2 p.m. March 19, St. John Branch.

Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. With Aussie. 3:30 p.m. March 27, North Village Branch.

Book Circle. 3:30 p.m. March 5, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 26, Twin Oaks Branch. 5:30 p.m. March 26, St. John Branch.

Science Fun! Sound. 3:30 p.m. March 5, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Homeschool D&D Club for ages 9-18. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.

Literature Live! Presents: "Tiger Woman." 2 p.m. March 9, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. March 13, University Hills Branch. 11 a.m. March 20, Ruiz Branch. 2 p.m. March 23, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 10:30 a.m. March 28, Windsor Park Branch.

Art Smart Storytime: "Rain." 1 p.m. March 11, St. John's Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 13, Twin Oaks Branch. 11 a.m. March 20, University Hills Branch. 10:30 a.m. March 26, Terrazas Branch. 11 a.m. March 27, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 6:30 p.m. March 28, Manchaca Road Branch.

Ukestra Ukulele Orchestra. 1 p.m. March 10, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

College Planning Workshop: Award Winning Essays. 6:30 p.m. March 11, Carver Branch. 11:15 a.m. March 16, Milwood Branch. College Admission 101. 10 a.m. March 16, Milwood Branch.

Family Scrabble Night. 6:30 p.m. March 12, Carver Branch.

Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. March 13, Carver Branch.

STEM Builder Lab. 3:30 p.m. March 13, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Tween and Teen Anime Club. 3:30 p.m. March 13, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. March 22, Twin Oaks Branch.

NBTween Graphic Novel Book Club: "Space Dumplins." 4:30 p.m. March 13, St. John Branch. "Star Scouts." 4:30 p.m. March 13, St. John Branch. "Wed Wabbit." 6 p.m. March 21, Twin Oaks Branch. "Ghost." 4:30 p.m. March 25, Carver Branch.

Escape Room Design Club. 6 p.m. March 13, Central Library. 6 p.m. March 27, Central Library.

Family Craft Night. 7 p.m. March 13, St. John Branch. 4:30 p.m. March 26, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

Early Learner Playtime. 11 a.m. March 15, Central Library. 10 a.m. March 22, Central Library.

Family Movie Matinee: "A League of Their Own." 3:30 p.m. March 15, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Sewing After Dark for Teens. 5 p.m. March 15, Central Library.

Platform Nine & Teen Quarters "Harry Potter" Meeting. 2 p.m. March 17, Central Library.

Sunday Afternoon Matinee: "Penguins of Madagascar." 3 p.m. March 17, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

Master Builder Monday. 2 p.m. March 18, St. John Branch.

Teen Book Club: "A Tyranny of Petticoats." 6:30 p.m. March 19, Howson Branch.

Night Crafters. 6:30 p.m. March 20, Manchaca Road Branch.

Friday Movie Matinee: "Stuart Little." 3:30 p.m. March 22, Carver Branch.

Just for Teens: APL Industries. 6 p.m. March 22, Central Library.

Tech Familia AI Inteligencia. 11 a.m. March 23, Ruiz Branch.

Ukulele Club. 5:30 p.m. March 27, Manchaca Branch.

Mother Daughter Book Club, "Pax." 6 p.m. March 27, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Neighborhood Science, "The Science of Superheroes." 7 p.m. March 28, Twin Oaks Branch.