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Don't have a kite? Get some sun at these other outdoor weekend events

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Join Hotel San Jose for brunch, live jazz and mimosas in the open air of their courtyard. Courtesy of Scape NY
flowers at the Spring Austin Home and Garden Show
Even under a roof, you'll still feel like your enjoying the great outdoors at the Austin Spring Home and Garden Show. Photo courtesy of the Austin Spring Home and Garden Show
Explore UT 2009 class photo with students forming Texas at University of Texas
Get on your feet and journey across campus for the biggest open house in the state, Explore UT. Photo courtesy of
Austin Photo: Places_Hotel_Hotel San Jose
flowers at the Spring Austin Home and Garden Show
Explore UT 2009 class photo with students forming Texas at University of Texas

We already went over the facts and figures you need to know in order to properly enjoy the 86th annual Zilker Kite Festival. In honor of this family fun activity, we decided to comb through our calendar to find a bunch of other outdoor activities to help you soak up some sun this weekend.

Austin Spring Home and Garden Show
Okay, technically this event takes place under a roof, but the interior of the Austin Convention Center will still look much greener than your home garden. The annual Home and Garden Show will help you learn the tricks that you need to get your home looking fresh when spring finally springs up — and the surprise cold fronts stop coming.

East Austin Handmade Arts Market
The East Austin Handmade Arts Market, only a few weeks old, is a reminder that additions to East Austin don’t always have to be condos. Join local artists working in a variety of mediums every Saturday by The Vortex and get to meet some of the hidden talent living in our fair city.

Jazz Brunch at Hotel San Jose
Taking advantage of the spring season, Hotel San Jose is launching a jazz-inspired brunch series taking place in their beautiful courtyard. Beginning on March 1, enjoy live jazz by the Rain Cross Jazz Trio while sipping on mimosas and enjoying a buffet spread including glazed pepper bacon, San Jose Granola and more.

Explore UT 2014
The University of Texas hosts its annual open house this weekend, educating a new generation on the meaning behind "what starts here changes the world." On the itinerary is a campus-wide scavenger hunt, a chance to march with the Longhorn Band, "Hot Science-Cool Talks," and the opportunity to walk around and explore every nook and cranny of the school.

2nd Street Soundcheck
2nd Street Soundcheck is the third annual celebration of this downtown shopping, dining and nightlife district. Stroll around eating delicious food, sipping cold brews, making arts and crafts, and listening to music from performers including Broken Anchor, Leagues and Bob Schneider. And you won't just be partying. By spending a day downtown, you can help benefit the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease — all while enjoying the outdoors.

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