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Movies In the Park Series Offers Free Outdoor Events — Films and Playdates for Everyone

Austin Parks Foundation provides fun outdoor events at no cost again this year

Austin Parks Foundation is serving up an exciting 2023 schedule for its free outdoor events series, In the Park. In the Park is comprised of both Movies in the Park and Playdates in the Park. All ages are invited to participate in these creative and community-centric programs.

Austin Parks Foundation: Movies in the Park
APF’s free outdoor series, Movies in the Park, has been going strong for a decade.

For 10 years, APF has brought free films to Austin neighborhoods, providing residents with easy access to outdoor entertainment.

“We’ve seen the sense of community that park-centered events like our In the Park series fosters among our neighbors and attendees,” shares Colin Wallis, CEO of APF.

“Giving Austinites access to free programming allows for more opportunities to get the community to enjoy our parks and green spaces and provides a safe, fun atmosphere for family and friends to gather.”

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Enjoy New and Old Favorites at In the Park 

Kicking off on April 13 and continuing through November, APF is presenting seven beloved films across Austin’s neighborhoods in partnership with Rocket Cinema.

Guests are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, lawn chairs, and even dogs on leashes. Various locations will also have food trucks on-site. Make sure to leave the booze behind, though; alcohol is not permitted.

Austin Parks Foundation: Movies in the Park
Grab a blanket and head to a Movies in the Park free event near you.

The 2023 screening schedule includes:

Austin Parks Foundation: Playdates in the Park
Austin Parks Foundation’s free outdoor event series, Playdates in the Park, makes sure the little ones have a great time.

Playdates in the Park Is for the Kids

Playdates in the Park, the newer program on the APF roster, is returning for its second year with lively activities for families with young children.

In partnership with Creative Action, these all-ages events include live story time readings, arts and crafts, creative movement, music, and more.

The full schedule includes:

For the most updated schedule information, visit Movies in the Park and Playdates in the Park.

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