Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park

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Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park
Photo by Robin Rowell

An amphitheatre teeming with balloons, bubbles, roving symphony musicians, magicians, mimes, arts & crafts, storytellers, clowns, smiling faces, and musical instruments await the imagination of the young and the young at heart. Summer at Symphony Square means it is time for the Austin Symphony Children’s Day Art Park.

The Austin Symphony invites children and their parents to join in discovering the wonder and excitement that the performing arts can bring when they attend Austin Symphony Children's Day Art Park, an Austin tradition for over 30 years. Symphony Square will be transformed into a secret garden of cultural delights waiting for the youth of Austin and Central Texas to enjoy.

During the morning festivities, musicians of the Austin Symphony Orchestra stroll through Symphony Square visiting with children, demonstrating their instruments and playing their favorite tunes. Kids can also visit the Instrument Petting Zoo to see, touch and play real orchestral instruments. Performances especially geared for young children are presented on stage by some of Austin’s most-loved entertainers hosted by Austin favorite, Bernadette Nason. This year’s concerts will feature the return of long-time staples as well as first-time ASO entertainers. 

  • June 8 - Sara Hickman and Family Time Rocks!
  • June 15 - Beto and the Fairlanes
  • June 22 - The Hey Lollies
  • June 29 - Joe McDermott
  • July 13 - The Flying Balalaika Brothers
  • July 20 - Mr. Will Music
  • July 27 - Stacy Gray & The Teddy Bear Picnic

Event Details


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Symphony Square
1111 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701


Ticket Info

$.50 per child; adults are free when accompanying children.