10 Events and Activities in Round Rock, Texas Perfect for Kids, Adults and Seniors

May 9, 2024 | Local

Making time for relaxation and fun is necessary for any family – but how do you fit it into an already packed schedule? And if you’re a caregiver, it’s even harder to fit in time for recreation. But, no matter your situation, it’s important to balance work and obligations with fun and relaxation.

Why You Must Include Time for Fun in Your Family’s Routine

Life is busier than ever, but you still need to fit in time to relax and have fun. When you don’t make time for yourself to rest and rejuvenate, you put yourself at risk of fatigue, stress, depression and low mood. And if you don’t make the time to spend time with family and friends, your relationships will suffer. 

If you’re a caregiver for a family member, clearing up time in your schedule might seem impossible, but it’s crucial. A daily routine is important for both you and the person you care for. Routine is especially important when you’re the caregiver for someone with dementia.

Related: Finding Joy in Life With Dementia

10 Things To Do in Round Rock for Caregivers, Seniors and the Entire Family

1. For Kids and Teens – Pokémon Club at Round Rock Public Library

The Round Rock Public Library hosts the Pokémon Club every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. If your child or teen is interested in Pokémon, they can attend this free event to play, trade or just chat with fellow Pokémon lovers.

This event is a drop-in – Arrive when you can and stay as long as you like (or until 10:30 a.m.) in the library’s first floor meeting rooms.

Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

2. For the Whole Family – The Juneteenth Festival

Nonprofit organization The Voice Inc. and The City of Round Rock co-host Round Rock’s annual Juneteenth celebration every summer. This free, family-friendly event takes place at the Lakeview Pavilion and festival area in Old Settlers Park.

Juneteenth BBQ Taste-Off Date: Friday, June 14, 2024 –  7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Juneteenth Festival Date: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Location: Old Settlers Park – 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX

3. For the Whole Family – July 4th Parade and Frontier Days

2024’s July 4th parade is bigger than ever and will feature giant helium and cold air inflatables, community groups and patriotic spirit.  

The parade will take place on the 1.5 mile route along Mays Street between Mays Crossing and Highway 79 and will start at 8:30 a.m.

4 . For the Whole Family – Blue Starlite Urban Drive-In

Blue Starlite is one of the most well-known drive-ins in the area. Their downtown Austin location has been around since 2009, but their newest location at 500 VFW Road, Austin is closer to Round Rock, so it’s easier than ever to “make memories under the stars.”

5. For the Whole Family – Watch the Bats Emerge Together

If you’ve lived in the area for a long time now, you might think that watching the bats emerge is an embarrassingly touristy thing to do, but we suggest you give it a chance. It really is a fascinating experience. From March to November, you can see the bats emerge for the night, each day at dusk.

Learn more on the Bats in Round Rock website.

6. For the Little Ones – Babytime and Toddlertime at Round Rock Public Library

Round Rock Public Library hosts Babytime (for ages 12-18 months) and Toddlertime (for ages 18 months to 3 years). 

Children and their caregivers can come and enjoy these free events that include stories, songs, activities, and more at the Round Rock Public Library.

Babytime is every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Toddlertime is at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.

7. For the Whole Family – Music on Main

Music on Main is happening every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the Spring and Summer 2024 season. Admission to this concert series is free, and so is parking. Feel free to bring a picnic or order takeout from one of the nearby local eateries. 

See the Music on Main schedule of performers here.

8. For the Seniors in the Family – Senior Prom

The annual Senior Prom in Round Rock isn’t what you might think it is. This annual prom is hosted by Round Rock Parks and Recreation and is strictly for older adults. The next Senior Prom won’t be until early 2025, but take a look at 2024’s theme, “A Night in Hollywood,” here. 

9. For the Whole Family – Rock’n River Water Park

The Rock’n River Water Park is located within Old Settlers Park and is complete with a lazy river, crazy slides and a water playground. The 150,000 square foot park also includes a 12-foot jumping platform, synthetic rock climbing wall with waterfall feature and more.

10. For the Whole Family – Throw a Block Party

Did you know that the City of Round Rock wants you to throw a block party? In order to foster a sense of community among neighbors, if you’d like to host a block party, the City will provide a trailer containing everything a neighborhood would need to host a neighborhood block party including tables, chairs, ice chests, games, a sound system and more. So if you’re a community member, especially if you’re new to Round Rock, why not go ahead and throw a party and get to know your neighbors?

This is a completely free service for all Round Rock residents.

Learn more details, including everything that’s in the trailer, here.

We Hope You Love Round Rock as Much as We Do

Whether you already live here, are considering it, or are just visiting, we hope this list has given you some ideas for fun things to do for everyone in the family here in Round Rock. 

Do you or a loved one with dementia live in the area? We hope that you’ll come to us if you need support with caring for your loved one. 

Find out more about us and our commitment to local, personal care on our website or go ahead and schedule your visit to Sundara today.