A block party will be held all day Thursday along the 18th Avenue NW corridor.
The day will be packed with events and catering at area businesses, including food trucks, and tours of the Austin Fire and Police Departments and the Austin Bruins mascot Bruiser, among others. .
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: StageCoach BBQ & Grill
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Plant Peanut Mobile
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: B-Low Zero Snow Cones & Mini Donuts
3-6 p.m.: Free pony rides
5-7 p.m.: Megan’s Syrup Co, Austin Fire Truck and Sparky, Mayo Ambulance and Austin Police Car
• Apples: gift bags for children
• Wireless cricket: toss of beanbags, children’s treats and flyers
• Culvers: Free Custard School, 4-7 p.m. for all children 12 and under
• Five below: sidewalk sale and candy for children
• Games People Play: Sidewalk Sale and In-Store Specials (Bruiser 4-6 p.m.)
• Super Clips: Kids Tattoos & $2 Coupon
• Hair Shook: Bags of candy for kids and coupons on merchandise (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
• Holiday Inn: outdoor activities for the family, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (2 Paw Patrol mascots, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.)
• Mauritius: Clearance sale, sweets for children ((Big Bird and Bruiser, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Paw Patrol, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.)
• Mower County Credit Union: coloring contest for young people, winners at various levels, free popcorn and educational materials.
• Pet Supply Plus: 25-75% off, treat bags for dogs, cats and children. Demo of Dr. Marty with free samples, face painting.
• Pizza Hut: From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., the first 20 children receive a free personal single-topping pizza (Big Bird)
• Pizza Ranch: outdoor games from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., drawings to be won and freezies (chicken and pizza mascots)
• Qdoba: photos with Bruiser, 12-2 p.m., face painting tattoos, free kids’ meal with purchase of adult dish
• Sally Beauty Supply: nail demonstration
• Shoe Sensation: Sidewalk sale, 9 a.m. Free Jimmy Johns sandwich with the purchase of Charly shoes (Big Bird and Bruiser, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.)
• Sun Tan City: 4-6 p.m., children’s coloring placemat, crayons and face stickers (Big Bird, 4-6 p.m.)
• T-Mobile: outdoor games, coloring pages, spin the wheel to win, raffles and lots of fun