5 outdoor events to do in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend, April 7-9


While Easter is still a week away, there are a number of events with spring theme, as well as activities to get the whole family out into the community this weekend.

April 7: Family Fun Festival. Hosted by the Wiley Parent Teacher Association, the event includes carnival and inflatable games, a barbecue food vendor, silent auction, community vendors, University of Texas football players and other special guests. 4-7:30 p.m. $1 (per ticket), $20 (per wristband). Wiley Middle School, 1526 Raider Way, Leander. www.facebook.com/knoxwileypta.mywmspta@gmail.com

The fundraiser at Leander Beer Market raises money for the Leander Fire Department.

The fundraiser at Leander Beer Market raises money for the Leander Fire Department. (via Courtesy Leander Beer Market)

April 8: Leander Crawfish Boil. Members of the public are invited to enjoy food, beer and live music, and benefits go toward the Leander Fire Department. Two pounds of crawfish per person while supplies last. There also will be a car show, vendor booths and a drawing. Chris Manning and Earl Hinton will perform at 2:30 p.m. and Texas Tallboys will play at 7 p.m. Noon to 4 p.m. crawfish boil. Leander Beer Market, 106 W Willis St. 512-271-7096. www.facebook.com/Leander-Beer-Market-331242267039178.

April 9: Fun Run Field Day. Sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas, the sixth annual event helps raise awareness and knowledge about Down syndrome and fundraise of the organization. The day’s activities will include a 1-mile course distance run, sponge relays, photo booth, face painting and music. This year’s event is hosted by Texas Lassos. $5 registration. 9-11 a.m., registration opens at 8:45 a.m. Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Avenue in Leander. 512-323-0808. www.dsact.org/321-fun-run.

April 9: Spring Egg-Stravaganza. The Leander Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual candy hunt in Leander. Participants should bring their own baskets. The hunt starts at 2 p.m. and will be done in waves based on age. Admission is free. 1-3 p.m. Benbrook Ranch, 1100 Halsey Road. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov.

April 9: Spring Egg-Stravaganza. Bring out baskets to hunt for candy, prizes and goodies during Cedar Park’s annual Easter egg hunt. People are welcome to bring their camera and take photos with the bunny until 2:45 p.m. There also will be inflatables, train rides and face painting. Participants in the hunt should be 12 years old or younger. Admission is free. 2 p.m. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/parks-recreation.

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