Jurassic Quest and More Evens in Austin This Weekend

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There are few things that us Austinites need to be happy. We don’t ask for much, just good quality food, wine and beer, a great adventure, and awesome company. With those simple pleasures, we are all happy campers. Thankfully this weekend is filled with our favorite things.

Trek through Jurassic Quest and come face to face with realistic looking dinosaurs, spend quality time with family at UMLAUF family day, and finish off the weekend sipping on locally made wines with good friends. Now, if we can just fast-forward to the weekend that would be great.

1. Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest is coming to Austin and bringing over 80 realistic and life-size animatronic dinosaurs along with them. The kiddos will love interacting with baby dinosaurs, searching through the fossil digs for bones, and working on their very own dino crafts. Did we mention they even get a chance to ride on the back of some of the dinosaurs?

Prepare yourself to be face to face with a T-Rex, nothing will tricera-top this dino-mite experience.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 8–10 | FRI 3PM–8PM | SAT & SUN 9AM–8PM
📍 Austin Convention Center
🎟 $

Our two favorite F words…family and FREE! This event fully embraces both of them. Join UMLAUF this Saturday for their February Family Day–complete with fun activities. From yoga to a storytime guided tour, you and the kids are sure to have a great afternoon.

Event Details
🗓 FEB 10 | 12PM–4PM
📍 UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Galentine’s Day is upon us, so why not celebrate early with atxGALS. Join them for their 3rd annual art pop-up party to celebrate some of Austin’s up and coming female artists. These talented women will be transforming one of our favorite venues, Fair Market, into a Queen of Hearts wonderland. Fair Market will be filled with incredible art (all available for purchase) and entertainment all evening long, featuring not one, but two live DJ sets. Enjoy an open bar thanks to Tito’s vodka, Dulce Vida tequila, Austin Eastciders, and Caffe del Fuego. Plus there will be food trucks on site available for purchase.

Early bird VIP tickets are already sold out, so be sure to snag your ticket before the event completely sells out!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 8 | 6PM–11PM
📍 Fair Market
🎟 $$ | 21+
📷 The Koco

Rewind time because the most totally rad bar crawl is making its way to Austin this Saturday. Grab your leg warmers, neon tights, high tops, and scrunchies, it’s go time. Tickets include goodies such as a souvenir cup, a koozie, a slap bracelet, and a special gift card giveaway at the starting location.

Beginning at The Rustic Tap for registration, you will navigate through a handful of bars receiving different specials at each location. Specials will feature drinks such as $3 kamikaze shots at Burnside Tavern, $4 Crown Royal at Peckerheads, $5 Tito’s at The Lodge, and more!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 9 | 3PM–10PM
📍 W Sixth
🎟 $ | 21+
📷 90s Bar Crawl

There will be no wine-ing this Sunday because you have not one, but two opportunities to attend this unique wine tasting festival. Texas Winos doesn’t want you fighting the crowd they want you enjoying your wine. Bring your lover, your friend, a stranger, whoever you want but get your tickets early because there is a limited amount.

The event will feature 14 different wineries, each who will be bringing a selection of their most popular wines. There will be 28 wines for you to sample while you enjoy live music. Check out the photo booth, enter to win door prizes, and be sure to hang around for additional surprises throughout the event!

Event Details
🗓 FEB 10 | 12PM–3:30PM & 4PM–7:30PM
📍 Ironwood Hall
🎟 $ | 21+

Here are a few more awesome events happening this weekend–definitely checkout Antonelli’s Free Cheese Week to find out where you can get your free charcuterie board each night this week!

Antonelli’s Free Cheese Week

Lovers + Friends: Valentine’s Pop Up

Valentine’s Pop Up Party

Game of Thrones Trivia

Panic! At The Disco Pray For The Wicked Tour –

Check out the UNATION app or website to find more events happening this weekend, plus more information on the events listed above.

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Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.