Austin Kiddie Limits

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Kids 10 and Under Get In Free with Parents

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM DAILY

Open from 11:00AM to 7:00PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of both weekends, Austin Kiddie Limits is 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 festival necessities like baby changing stations, Austin Kiddie Limits is a festival within a festival that offers families an escape from the crowds.

NEW THIS YEAR – we’ve added a Family Friendly Entrance (closes at 7pm daily). Bring the kiddos through our new family entrance off Barton Springs Road to quickly enter the new, shaded Austin Kiddie Limits location, or look for stroller-friendly family lanes at both main gates.


Once you’re in the park visit the Tag-a-Kid tent at the Family Entrance or the Info Tent at the Main Entrance where parents can register their kids with the festival and receive an RFID wristband. In the event that a child is separated from their parent, we have a reliable and fast way to reunite them.

The best part? Kids 10 and under get into ACL Festival free with parents. Stay tuned for the 2017 Lineup and Activities!

2016 Activities

Alex’s Lemonade

Beat the heat at ACL’s Kiddie Limits with cool, refreshing lemonade and help beat kids’ cancers at the same time!

Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a non-profit hoping to help cure cancer by selling one cup of lemonade at a time. A part of the Austin Kiddie Limits for more than a decade as the only charity for kids, Alex’s quenches thirst and empowers children and their families to help kids who are fighting cancer. Named after the original founder, a valiant little girl from Philadelphia who had a goal of raising millions in the fight against cancer through lemonade stands across the country, Alex’s Lemonade Stand at Austin Kiddie Limits continues on in her memory and in honor of the millions who battle this disease.

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Building Station

Take a load off, relax & build something from your imagination. Anything is possible in this area.

Circus Troupe

Circus Picnic is excited to bring their magical circus entertainment to Austin Kiddie Limits.  Giant bubbles, juggling, and stilt walkers unite, they’re here to have fun and spread spontaneous delight.   

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Daily Dance Party

The Boogaloo Crew will be hosting a 30 minute dance party extravaganza! They will lead a short & fun warm-up followed by movement games and a superfuntasterrific dance party! Dust off your dancing shoes, prepare your best moves, and come ready to boogie! 

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Family Services

A small, private tent where nursing and expectant mothers can go to change a baby’s diapers, breast feed or have privacy to use a breast pump. The Family Services tent closes at 7PM Friday – Sunday.

HomeAway’s #WholeVacation Family Photo booth

Tell us where your next #WholeVacation music destination is with fun photo props and signs and walk away with a souvenir photo of your time at the HomeAway Family Photo booth in Austin Kiddie Limits!

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Land of Nod

Come take a load off your feet in The Land of Nod’s lounge. Kids can take a break from the noise and catch some shade in one of Nod’s play teepees. They can also help color in a specially illustrated poster from artist Michelle Romo while cooling of with one of our ice-pop fans. Also, pick up a Charley Harper Animal Crown for your kiddo to wear around the fest. And be sure to stop by Kidza and catch a rest in a Geodome playhouse.

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Lifeway Kefir’s Art Mural Wall

Shimmy, shake and grab some paint at Austin Kiddie Limits, ACL’s family-friendly festival within a festival, presented by Lifeway Kefir! Children of all ages will enjoy hours of activities and live musical acts while cooling down with delicious Lifeway ProBugs Kefir for Kids and frozen Kefir Push Ups, all made with Lifeway’s kefir. Don’t miss fun, kid-friendly giveaways, or the opportunity to contribute to the giant art mural! It’s a festival experience unlike any other.

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Make Your Own Tote Bag

Kickstart your visit to Austin Kiddie Limits this year by creating art with Cafe Monet Studios. Custom handpaint your own topnotch tote bag and fill it up with goodies from AKL 2016. It’s easy and fun to make!

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Mike Marconetti’s Drum Zone

Mike and his friends will provide fun rhythm based games and activities for kids, parents, and caregivers of all ages.  Come on by, express yourself, join the groove, and have a blast making music using drum and percussion instruments from all around the world!

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New Lounge Areas

Feel free to grab a seat and relax as a family or watch your kiddos create, play and explore what Austin Kiddie Limits has to offer while you take a break.

Ping Pong Tables

Grab your sibling, friend or Mom & Dad and play some competitive games between stage acts.

Punk Hairdoos

A chance for kidz to get a rockin’ new hairdo and maybe even sport a pink mohawk while enjoying the festival. Avant, Austin’s Award Winning AVEDA Hair Salon is back for our 7th year! Avant Salon will definitely get these young ones set with a killer new look.

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Silent Headphone Concert

The School of Rock Austin will be hosting a headphone instrument “petting zoo”.  Kids can come and explore playing guitar, bass, drums or keyboards with the assistance of our students and staff. The School of Rock is a performance-based music school for kids 7-18. Parents can join in & listen to their kids rock out!

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Snow Cones with Snowie

Snowie is honored to serve all-natural and traditional fruit flavors over sno-balls for our junior concert fans this year.  Please join us at Austin Kiddie Limits to cool off and refresh and enjoy your ‘taste’ for good fun and great music.

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At this booth, adults can register their children with the festival and receive a wristband. In the instance that a child gets lost, we have a way to unite them with their parent. Many times, the booth also serves as a meeting place for many kids and adults when and if they get separated from each other.


Get a temporary hip airbursh tatoo to go along with your cool punk hair and show off your rock n’roll side at Austin City Limits Music Festival ! Be a rock star at the festival & show off your fresh tats.

The Q Brothers Hip Hop Workshop

The Q Brothers will teach the kids rap by rapping with them. We make up tracks on the spot based on suggestions by your kids, and together they record a custom hip hop jam together. We then email you the mp3 of the song within moments of creating it!

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