Kids 10 and Under Get In Free with Parents
Austin Kiddie Limits means fun for the entire family. Open from 11:00AM to 5:00PM Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of both weekends, it’s chock-full of rockin’ good stuff guaranteed to make kids of all ages move, groove, and sing-along.
From fun, creative and informative activities to actual festival necessities like baby changing stations, Austin Kiddie Limits is a festival within a festival that offers an escape from the crowds.
Best part? Kids 10 and under get into ACL Festival free with parents!
2015 Lineup & activities announced this summer!
Alex's Lemonade Stand
Families help fight childhood cancers through Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Stop by and make a donation for a nice cold cup of lemonade.
A charity effort that started in the early years of the Austin City Limits Festival is still going strong and fighting cancer “one cup at a time”. Alex’s Lemonade Stand greets music fans in the Austin Kiddie Limits area with ice cold lemonade sold for a higher purpose. Austin families were touched by the story of the young Pennsylvania girl who started her own lemonade stands in 2000 to fund research for her own cancer. Although Alex died from the disease, her legacy lives on in lemonade stands all over the country, including right here at ACL Fest. All money raised goes to her charity, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which funds research for childhood cancer. The Austin Kiddie Limits lemonade stand has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the cause. Thanks for your help!
Cafe Monet - Rock'n Magnets
The place to sit down, relax and paint your own Rockn’ Ceramic Magnet with Café Monet – Paint Your Own Pottery and Mosaic Studio. Cafe Monet is an Austin hotspot and creative outlet for 13 years now. We are a locally owned Paint Your Own Pottery, Mosaic and Fused Glass Art Studio and we are excited to participate in our 5th AKL. We look forward to meeting new friends and seeing familiar faces. Stop by, take a rest and bring your kids to paint a special keepsake from the weekend and while your in town, visit us at any of our three locations, too.
Mike and his friends in the DrumZone will provide fun interactive musical activities that involve drumming all day long! We’ll play some rhythm games, have lots of fun playing all kinds of percussion instruments, and parents and kids will all get to rock out together to make high energy drum beats. We’ll be available all day to answer questions and engage the kids in the wonderful world of rhythm and songs!
AVANT is excited for our 5th year of turning ACL Kidzs into rock stars! Visit Avant Funky Hairdooz at Austin Kiddie Limits and put the Rock in your young Star!!! Take a Picture of your RockStar, upload it, and with every vote get a chance to Win a $100 Gift Certificate towards any AVANT service or/and AVEDA product! Avant is also going to donate $1 to HAMM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians) per RockStar Kid you enter (up to $1000)!
A chance for kidz to get a rockin’ new hairdo and maybe even sport a pink mohawk while enjoying the festival. Avants Hairstylists will definitely get these young ones set with a killer new look. Its all about the hair!
Hip Hop Workshop
The Q Brothers will teach kids how to scratch, beat box and rhyme. Take home a CD of your Phat track!
Musicians, actors, writers, educators, and DJ’s, GQ and JQ created and starred in the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed productions, Othello: The Remix and Funk It Up About Nothin’ – both musical, hip hop “add-RAP-tations” of Shakespeare’s classics. Othello: The Remix was commissioned by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London for the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival, played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (MTM: UK Awards, Best Lyrics and Best New Musical), enjoyed a five month run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Jeff Award, Best Ensemble), and has toured to Germany, South Korea, London and Sydney. Funk It Up About Nothin’ was commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Jeff Award, Best Ensemble), and ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Dress Circle Award, Best Musical), and on tour to London and Australia. Their work-in-progress A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol received its initial run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in winter 2013 and will have its official premiere there in winter 2014. Their Off Broadway smash hit The Bomb-itty of Errors, which they co-created and starred in, has toured around the world and is published with Sam French. Film and television credits include the movie Drumline and the TV show Scratch and Burn (MTV), which they co-created and starred in, as well as work with Fox, CBS, and Showtime. They have numerous album credits as musicians and producers, including the Q Brothers’ The Feel Good Album of the Year. The Q Brothers also conduct hip hop workshops for children of all ages, and have worked at Connecticut College, Lehigh University, Lollapalooza Music Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Latin School of Chicago, and in London and throughout Australia.
Lifeway's Art Mural Wall
Recycled Art Projects
Rock Star Video Karaoke
Calling all Rock Stars! Pick a song and grab some props to rock out as your favorite star. Stand in front of a green screen and sing to the camera. Then take home a recording of your video and share with all your friends! Arts+Labor, one of Austin’s top film companies, will produce and shoot a full green-screen recording set for kids to come dress up in the costume of their choice, and sing their favorite song on a Karaoke set. Each kid will be filmed while performing and receive a FREE DVD of their performance, on the spot! It’s all FREE.
Arts+Labor is a creative content community based in Austin, Texas. Our production studio is home to writers, directors, producers, designers, animators, editors, musicians, sound designers, and developers with a passion for storytelling in every medium… from branded content, commercial campaigns, websites and apps to documentaries, features, and short films that have gone to the Sundance, SXSW, Cannes, and Venice film festivals.
School Of Rock
School of Rock will have a musical petting zoo at Austin Kiddie Limits, where kids can try out rock instruments and see how it feels to play in the band. Little Wing, the 2-5 year-old program at School of Rock, will have awesome demo classes daily, and the School of Rock band will play daily in the tent.
The Little Yoga House
The Little Yoga House’s Zen Tent is a fun and relaxing exploration of the senses for kids of all ages. Inside the tent kids will lounge on comfy pillows, experience the benefits of essential oils, explore their breath with feathers and will be guided into relaxation by kids yoga specialists. It’s the perfect mini retreat for your little yogi! Come join us in the Om Zone and join us each morning with a workshop at 11:30 a.m.!
The Little Yoga House is a boutique children’s and family yoga school with a specific focus on healthy child development through yoga, music, dance, art and play! We are one- of- kind and nestled right in the heart of Austin in the Clarksville neighborhood. With unique yoga programs designed to accommodate children of all ages, backgrounds, and special needs, our dedicated family of teachers strive to teach children and teens the importance of the mind-body connection and the connection we have to each other and mother earth through movement, meditation and environmental awareness. Our magical studio provides a safe comfortable haven for children to grow individually and collectively. Having FUN is key as we learn and discover the wonderful world of yoga! Whether you’re looking for classes, camp, a mother’s-day-out program for preschoolers, birthday parties, special events, or teacher training, we offer everything under the sun for families who love YOGA!
Who says you can’t bring your little rockstar to ACL?