Things to Do in Austin This Week (June 1-7): Free & Cheap Events

Things to Do in Austin This Week (June 1-7): Free & Cheap Events

There’s a lot going on in the world right now and, more than ever, you probably need something to take your mind off of it. Whether you’re looking for exercise and coping, relaxing Livestreams, or in-person activities, ATXOnBudget has you covered.

Free and cheap activities in Austin this week include wine tastings at home with Besa mi vino, Family Movie Night on the Couch with Disney+ Free Trial, free dance classes, virtual animal visits, farmers markets, live trivia, and much more.

Here is your weekly guide to Free and Cheap Things to Do in ATX:



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Have an at Home Wine Tasting with Besa Organic Canned Wine

Is there anything better than enjoying a tasty serving of wine? Try a new, fresh way to enjoy wine with Besa mi vino canned wines! Besa is made with the highest quality ingredients — organic certified grapes only, no animal byproducts. It’s also low in sulfites and sugar. All of this makes Besa mi vino wines a great choice for health conscious drinkers.

Enjoy All Day Rosé or Just Right White plus free shipping and discounts for a limited time. Right now, you can get free shipping plus 10% off of your order when you use promo code “BESAGIFT” at check out! Content is for those age 21 and older. Please drink responsibly.



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Family Movie Night on the Couch with Disney+ Free Trial 

Elevate your binge-watching with a whole new streaming service! Disney+ may be new to streaming but they’ve held a special place in your heart for a long time. See Disney classics from the vault, new Originals, National Geographic series, The Star Wars Saga, Marvel movies, and much more.

Right now, you can get a FREE, one-week trial of Disney+ to stream unlimited titles. After that, it’s just $6.99 per month. Or, you can bundle up and save- get Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu for just $12.99 per month.



Free Uplift Afro-Caribbean Class
What: This dance class by Lily Shephard Moves is free, via Zoom. You will receive the link when you complete registration. You don’t have to have your camera on, just wear something loose and comfortable, and bring your open heart! This class will release tension with all going on in America right now, work out your feelings, and look towards hope and healing!
When: Monday, June 1, 7 pm
Where: Zoom
How Much: Free

Awareness Through Movement
What: Vivian Best is hosting this ongoing class through Zoom to help bring self-care and self-awareness to you! You’ll need to RSVP for the class and donations are very much appreciated. You will need some quiet, private space to move around, lie down, and explore how your body can move.
When: Monday, June 1, 4 – 5 pm
Where: Zoom
How Much: Free


Virtual Disney Trivia
What: To keep up with your new Disney+ addiction, why not test out all of your Disney smarts? Get It Gals is hosting this tip-based game via Webinar. Dress up in your best Disney gear for a one-hour, three-round game where you’ll have 45 seconds to answer each trivia question! This game happens each week but the theme and topics change each time.
When: Tuesday, June 2, 8 pm
Where: Zoom
How Much: Free {Tips Appreciated!}

Outdoor Sound Meditation at Mueller
What: Mueller Lake Park is the site of this weekly soundbath meditation. What’s a soundbath? Musicians use crystal bowls, metal singing bowls, drums, and chimes to create beautiful, soothing music. It’s a perfect opportunity to practice yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. The suggested donation is $5.
When: Tuesday, June 2, 8 pm
Where: 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, Texas 78723
How Much: $5


Global Running Day
What: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 is Global Running Day! Celebrate with at least a one-mile run and a donation to the cause! Plus, you can sign up through Eventbrite and the Austin Runner’s Club will match your donation benefitting the charity Marathon Kids. It costs nothing to run a mile and spread awareness, suggestion donations are $25!
When: Wednesday, June 3, 6 am
Where: Austin, Texas
How Much: $0 – $25

House Wine Grand Re-Opening
What: This local wine bar is taking all of the necessary precautions to open back up, with limited seating, outdoor tables, and updated policies. Reservations are strongly suggested. As part of their grand re-opening celebrations, enjoy live music, boutique wines, and their signature boards.
When: Wednesday, June 3, 3 – 10 pm
Where: 408 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704
How Much: No Cover


Riata Farmers Market
What: Held on the first Thursday of each month, this farmers market offers fresh produce, locally sourced honey, farm-fresh eggs, artisan crafts, jewelry, dog treats, and more. Find them under the Riata Pavillion.
When: Thursday, June 4, 4 pm
Where: 12300 Riata Trace Pkwy, Austin, TX 78727
How Much: Free Entry

Grease Sing-A-Long
What: The Blue Starlite Mini Drive-In is open, using extreme social distancing. Wear a mask, pre-order your refreshments, and stay in your car at all times. They offer bathrooms off-site but you’ll have to walk. Admission is $25 for two people in a small car, $35 for two people plus one small popcorn and one small candy.
When: Thursday, June 4, 8:40 pm
Where: 2103 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723
How Much: $25 – $35


Maybe We Will All Become Butterflies
What: Carol Flake Chapman is promoting her newest book, Maybe We Will All Become Butterflies: Poems from the Pandemic is out now. This Friday, enjoy her virtual Book Launch with a reading and discussion of the art.
When: Friday, June 5, 12 noon – 1:30 pm
Where: Facebook Live
How Much: Free

Humane Hero Hour with Austin Wildlife
What: The Austin Humane Society is hosting this free, summer-long event for kids. Learn about animals, watch animals being read to, listen to talks from professional animal-keepers, and much more. Each session will be available for free on Facebook Live.
When: Friday, June 5, 10 am
Where: Facebook Live
How Much: Free


Cirque Online 
What: Fly Unfeathered Events celebrates circus acts including master illusionists, aerialists, storytellers, and more. This creepy, crawly show, Doomsday Deferred, will be hosted live via Twitch. Purchase tickets online for this mature show and they will email you the link.
When: Saturday, June 6, 7 pm
Where: Twitch
How Much: Donation-Based

Virtual Workshop: Watercolor Cacti 
What: Elena is a local art educator and has taken her lessons digital! For a limited time, you can find her classes online, with a list of supplies. You will learn the basics of watercolor first, then follow along as you create something beautiful. Classes are $50 if you have your own supplies, $65 for everyone else.
When: Saturday, June 6, 2 pm
Where: Online
How Much: $65


Pistons at the Park 
What: Held each month at Austin’s Park in Pflugerville, this local event features hot rods, classic cars, jacked-up trucks, bikes, and more. Anyone with a sweet ride is welcome to come out and show off. You’re being asked to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of distance from other folks. This is a judgment-free zone with no revving, no burn-outs, no wheelies, and no disrespect.
When: Sunday, June 7, 8 am – 11 am
Where: 16231 Interstate 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660
How Much: Free

Gateway Farmers Market
What: Cooking demonstrations, children’s events, Pet fun, and more! This local farmers market has a theme each weekend and they’re open for fresh produce, locally sourced honey, handmade art, freshly prepared foods, body soaps, and many other goods. Admission is free, just bring your shopping bags.
When: Sunday, June 7, 12 noon – 4 pm
Where: 9607 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759
How Much: Free


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