Throughout the Cedar Park, Leander and Liberty Hill areas, there are a number of family-friendly events taking place in January and February, including a Harlem Globetrotters game and a father-daughter dance.

Find information on these happenings and more below.


Teen Chess Open Play

Students in grades 6-12 can learn the basics of chess or compete with others. Players of all abilities are welcome, and the chess sets are provided.Pie Day Potluck

Leander Active Adults, a group created by the Leander Parks and Recreation Department, will host a pie-themed potluck for people ages 55 and up.
  • Jan. 23, noon-1 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Leander Activity Center, 11880 Hero Way W., Ste. 600, Leander
All-Ages Movie: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

A showing of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” will happen in the community room at the Cedar Park Public Library. Snacks and coloring sheets will be provided for those attending.Santa Rita Ranch Local Business Expo 2024

Participants have the opportunity to connect with local business owners while enjoying live music, giveaways and food trucks.Leander Educational Excellence Foundation Annual Gala

The "Evening in the Emerald City" fundraising event will include a dinner, silent auctions, student speakers and a cocktail reception to benefit Leander ISD.
  • Jan. 27, 6 p.m.
  • $175 (individual), $1,600 (table of 10)
  • The Crossover, 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Leander

The United States Navy Concert Band 2024 National Tour

The U.S. Navy’s wind ensemble will perform a range of musical selections, including classic orchestral, patriotic, marches and more at this family-friendly concert.
  • Feb. 4, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Free
  • Leander ISD South Performing Arts Center, 2150 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour

The world-famous basketball team will play against the Washington Generals while showcasing their talents and tricks in a family-friendly show.Teddy Bear Train

Benefitting the Center for Child Protection, the Austin Steam Train Association will host a three-hour, 44-mile vintage train ride departing from the Cedar Park Depot. Riders are encouraged to wear costumes and bring stuffed bears.
  • Feb. 4, 2-5 p.m.
  • $40-$55 (age 14 and older), free with a new stuffed animal donation (age 13 and younger)
  • 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., C-100, Cedar Park
Galentine’s Party at the Peacock

The Valentines-themed event at Turquoise Peacock Boutique allows customers to make friends over cocktails, enter a free giveaway and shop.Professional Bull Riders Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour

Forty professional bull riders will compete against one another during the two-night live sporting event.
  • Feb. 9, 8 p.m.; Feb. 10, 7 p.m.
  • $21 and up (one-day pass), $39 and up (two-day pass)
  • H-E-B Center, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park
'Annie Jr.'

Shine On Performing Arts will hold multiple performances of the children’s musical.Father-Daughter Dance

The dance will feature snacks, a DJ set and photo booth opportunities.
  • Feb. 10, time TBA
  • Ticket price TBA
  • 11880 Hero Way W., Ste. 600, Leander
Boshonto Ponchomi & Saraswati Puja 2024

The festival hosted by the Bandhan Cultural Association of Greater Austin pays homage to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, wisdom and the arts. The day will be filled with cultural performances, including music, dance, spoken word and more. A kid’s arts and crafts corner will also be set up.
  • Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Free
  • Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3515 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park
Hill Country Community Ministries Mardi Gras Bash

Benefiting the nonprofit’s mission of supporting southwest Williamson and northwest Travis county residents through challenging times, the event will include jazz music, dancing, Cajun food and king cake.
  • Feb. 17, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
  • $130 and up
  • Courtyard by Marriott Austin-Pflugerville, 16186 Impact Way, Pflugerville