5 things to do in Round Rock this weekend, Sept. 24-26

round rock residents watching a movie in yodlers point in old settlers park
Yonders Point in Old Settlers Park. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Yonders Point in Old Settlers Park. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Busy weeks do not allow much time for making weekend plans—but do not fret, we have got your weekend itinerary ready to go. This weekend’s lineup of events in Round Rock is anything but boring, and whether you like spending your evenings watching sports or movies, there is something for you. If you would rather check out this weekend’s happenings in Pflugerville and Hutto, click here.

Friday, Sept. 24

Stargazing Party & Movie in the Park

Search for stars through a telescope, listen to live music and get decked out in glow-in-the-dark gear at this out-of-this-world event in Old Settlers Park hosted by the city’s parks and recreation department. There will be free kettle corn, alcoholic beverages and sausage bites for sale, and a screening of the 1982 film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial". 7-10 p.m. Free. Yonders Point, Old Settlers Park, 3103 Aten Loop. 512-218-5400.

Round Rock Express vs. Tacoma Rainiers


At this Friday’s game, watch the Round Rock Express take on the Tacoma Rainiers, and watch a fireworks display light up the night sky immediately after the game. Friday is also Chick-fil-A Day, and to celebrate, the Chick-fil-A cow will be in attendance. Guests will have the chance to grab special discount offers. 7:05 p.m. Grab tickets here. Dell Diamond, 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd. 512-255-2255.

Saturday, Sept. 25

TARELA Live in Concert

TARELA and other special guests will perform a fusion of afrobeats, reggae, jazz, and rhythm and blues at Banana Island Lounge and Grill on Saturday night. The red carpet event will begin an hour before the show and ladies can order free tequila shots until 11 p.m. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tickets are $10 online and will be available at the door for $20. Table reservations are also available. Banana Island Lounge and Grill, 311 University Blvd., Ste. 500. 512-988-4419.

PopUp Art Show

Head downtown to snatch up an original piece of art at this pop-up art show, which will have 16 local and regional artists displaying and selling their artwork. Featured artists specialize in all different mediums, from acrylic paintings to digital design and everything in between. 10 a.m-3 p.m. Free (admission). Prete Main Street Plaza, 211 East Main St.

Family Movie Night for a Cause

This free event at Doublecreek Camp is the perfect weekend outing for the kids. There will be a projector on the soccer field playing "Air Bud: World Pup" with concessions available for purchase. Donations will be accepted for one of Doublecreek’s counselors in training who is fighting childhood leukemia. RSVP for the event here. 7 p.m. Free. 800 Doublecreek Drive. 512-255-3661.

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