Overwhelmed with all the killer stuff to do at sxsw? Not to worry, one of our awesome members out this together. Tons of stuff, kid / family friendly and FREE.

SXSW-Free-Family-Highlights (click to open and print PDF)

SX- CREATE – Maker/DIY/hacker event, FREE

Fri 11th -> Sun 13th, 11am-6pm. Palmer Events Center

    • Exhibits, showcase, demonstrations
    • Friday: BOT PARTY – 12:30pm – 1:30pm (Room 1-2)
    • Saturday: Science Fair to Science Fact: Gen Z (teen tech) 3:30-4:30 (Stage); Robot Companion Sat 5pm-6pm (stage)
    • Sunday: Ponytrap Band robotic drum  12:30-1:30 (Stage); Electronic Drum Workshop  3:30p-6pm (Rm 1-2)


Thurs 17th -> Sat 19th @ Austin Convention Center 12pm-8pm

    • Exhibit hall, Geek Stage, Indie Corner, Tabletop Experience, Free Play PC Arena

SXSW FILM – Austin School of Film Youth Showcase, FREE

Tues 15th @ Vimeo Theater 3:30pm – 5pm

    • Showcase of Youth films(high school ages 14-18)  from M.A.F.I.A (Make A Film in 24hrs) competition.

SXSW MUSIC – Family Friendly, FREE, Assorted Venues

  1. Fri 11th & Sat 12th @ Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden 12pm-8pm
  1. Wed 16th @ Pan AM Park Hillside Theatre  3pm – 7pm
  • Family Music Meltdown: Strumero (Austin, TX) , Gina Chavez (Austin, TX), Red yarn (Portland, OR), Lucky diaz and the family jam band (Los Angeles, CA), Mister g (México), Sugar free allstars (Oklahoma city, OK)  The deedle deedle dees (New york, NY) ,  El tule (Austin, TX).  Activities: science w/ the thinkery, trampolines etc 
  1. Thurs 17th -> Sat 19th @ Whole Foods Downtown Rooftop Plaza, (approx.) 12-6pm
  1. Sat 19th @ Outdoor Stage, Lady Bird Lake 2pm – 9:40pm
    • SXSW FREE Spotlight Showcase. Latin Rock, Electronic, Latin Indie, Tejano.  Bands: X Alfonso Y La Flota (2pm), Kelvis  Ochoa (3pm) , 3ballMty (4pm), Division Minuscula (5pm) , Systema Solar(6pm), Grupos Gantasma (7pm), Intocable (8pm).
      • Highlight:  DSR’s Jose with Grupo Fantasma 7:00pm – 7:40pm
  1. Mon 14th -> Sat 19th @ SXSW Second Play Stages at Various Hotels

6.   Wed 16th – Sun 20th, South by San Jose @ Hotel San Jose Congress Avenue

SXSW OTHER – Other Events/Activities of Interest

  1. The Silent Room 5th & Trinity – daily 12pm-10pm http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_OE05386
    • Walk-through 40ft long room engineered to filter out all sound & color
  2. Ten-X Hang Out 6th & San Jacinto– daily 11am-6pm http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_OE04947
    • Mingle, hydrate, catch a game. Second floor DJ, step and repeat, selfie station, give-aways.
  3. Southbites Trailer Park 604 Driskall St – daily 11am- 12am http://www.sxsw.com/exhibitions/southbites