Austin Kiddie Limits

This following originally appeared on Do512Family. Many thanks to the crew there for sharing it with us! They will be posting band previews, giveaways and more in the next couple of weeks leading up to the festival so be sure to check the site daily.

October is fast approaching, and in this town you know what that means – ACL! You’re probably well-versed on what’s in store for the grownups (The Cure! Lionel Richie! Everyone else imaginable!), but since babysitters may be hard to come by, better check out all the cool stuff that’s in store at Austin Kiddie Limits.
In case you (live in a cave and) don’t know, this year’s festival will be running the same lineup for two consecutive weekends, October 4 – 6 and 11 – 13 at Zilker Park. Kids age 10 and under get in for free with an adult, and Austin Kiddie Limits, presented by Rosetta Stone, will be open daily from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Offering much more than music, AKL is family-friendly fun that’s a festival within a festival – an oasis for you and your kiddos to escape the crowds. With cool perks like baby changing stations and family port-a-potties, make sure to make time for this great part of ACL. Following is a rundown of vendors and bands – and don’t forget to check back throughout the week, since we’ll be featuring posts about each artist that will include giveaways of their albums and merchandise!

  • Action Painting – from Abrakadoodle, throw & splatter paint while creating a beautiful masterpiece on an 18-foot long canvas
  • Alex’s Lemonade – offering ice-cold lemonade to raise money for childhood cancer research
  • Baby Changing Station – change diapers in a clean, private environment and also get a free NurturMeal or Yum-a-Roo’s sample
  • DrumZone – play some rhythm games, have lots of fun playing all kinds of percussion instruments
  • Hip Hop Workshop – the Q brothers will teach kids how to scratch, beatbox and rhyme
  • Hip Tattoos by Kati Hammett – you’re never too young in this town for a tat! At least these are temporary…
  • Lifeway Probugs – Stop by for a refreshing Lifeway ProBugs Frozen kefir pushup or a fun new ProBugs Blast kefir smoothie
  • Rock Star Body Shapes – look like a famous rock star and pose for the camera
  • Rock Star Hairdos – Get rad with a faux-hawk, color stripe or stencil
  • Rock Star Video Karaoke – Arts+Labor 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
  • Rockn’ Magnets – sit down, relax and paint your own Rockn’ Ceramic Magnet with CafĂ© Monet – Paint Your Own Pottery and Mosaic Studio
  • School of Rock Jam Tent – check out the musical petting zoo, where kids can try out rock instruments and see how it feels to play in the band
school of rock
Whew! Exhausted yet? Well rest up, it’s gonna be an awesome festival for the whole family this year!
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