Things to do in Central Austin this weekend, March 25-26

The Blanton Block Party takes place Saturday, March 25.

The Blanton Block Party takes place Saturday, March 25.

March 25-26 | Blanton Block Party


Visitors can explore the museum at a free day-to-night community festival celebrating the newly reinstalled permanent collection galleries. The event features outdoor family art activities and a museum studies symposium, throughout the day.

When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Cost: Free.
Where: The Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin
Phone: 512-471-7324
Site: www.blantonmuseum.org.

Zilker Garden Festival The Zilker Garden Festival takes place Saturday, March 25.[/caption]

March 25 | Zilker Garden Festival


The 60th annual festival features vendors selling plants and garden-themed arts and crafts, custom jewelry and herbal products. The event has a flower show, a children’s area, live music, a food court and a craft beer garden.

When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.)
Cost: $4 (ages 4-12), $5 (parking), $10 (adults)
Where: Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin
Phone: 512-477-8672
Site: www.zilkergarden.org

March 25, 28 | 'Our Austin Story'


The DAA hosts the event in which it seeks and collects stories that demonstrate the diverse people and culture of Austin of the past and present. In conjunction with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, the DAA is developing a comprehensive interpretive strategy, known as "Our Austin Story," for the city's three historic squares: Brush, Republic and Wooldridge.

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Sat. and Tue.)
Cost: Free
Where: Departure Lounge, 311 W. Fifth St., Austin (Sat.); Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second St., Austin (Tue.)
Site: engage.downtownaustin.com
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