Austin Family Music Festival
Mark your calendars: The Austin Family Music Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 20, a bigger and better springtime festival for children of all ages.
Five stages. More than two dozen musical acts, including That Darn Band, School of Rock Band, Johnny DJ, Japanese drums, mariachis, jazz, jugglers, guitars, Hula Hoop Dancers, food and new exhibits, plus a Musical Hayride, horse rides, historical reenactments, treats and much more.
This year, we're partnering with The Smile Never Fades, an Austin breast-cancer charity, and Hula Hoops For Hope to set a Guinness Book world record for the most number of people working out simultaneously with Hula Hoops. The record of 290 was achieved by Allen Elementary School in Hutchison, Kan., on May 21, 2012.
Come help us twist and twirl our way to into the Guinness Book while raising funds for breast-cancer survivors! Register here to sign up to help set the record.
Hula Hoops will be available for purchase or rental at the festival, or you can bring your own. Instruction and lessons will be available before the record-setting attempt is held around 2 p.m. in Hoops Field next to Sprinkle Corner, the Pioneer Farms entrance village.
Date: Saturday, April 20
Schedule: Gates open at 10 a.m., close at dusk. Lucas Miller performs from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jason Allen plays from 3-5 p.m., That Darn Band plays from 5-6 p.m., and Doug Moreland plays from 5:30 p.m. to dusk.
Headliners: Jason Allen, Doug Moreland, Lucas Miller, That Darn Band, Johnny DJ, School of Rock Band.
Activities: More than two dozen musical shows and acts on five stages, a Musical Hayride, horse rides, special activities for kids of all ages, historical reenactments, new exhibits and more.
Tickets: $12 a person in advance, $14 a person at the gate. Admission gets you into Pioneer Farms for the day. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the breast cancer charity. Book your advance-discount tickets now right here. You can register for the Hula Hoop contest when you buy your ticket.
Note: No bottles, coolers, outside food or beverages, pets or smoking are allowed inside the festival gates.
Plan to come early and spend the day!