For the past two years, me and my oldest have been attending Austin City Limits Music Festival together.  Attending the 3 day music fest is our thing, and because it’s just the two of us, we have so much fun!  We have have a great time listening to music and getting to bond.  Since he is my oldest he usually gets to do some of the coolest things I head out to.

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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2016

Austin City Limits Music Festival, a 2 weekend music festival in Austin, Texas.  It attracts massive crowds and features a vast array of musical acts.

Also, inside Austin City Limits Music Festival exists Austin Kiddie Limits. Austin Kiddie Limits is a festival inside a festival.  It is created exclusively for parents and children to enjoy. This years AKL did not disappoint. Along with musical guests like Sonia De Los Santos, KB Whirley, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, parents and kids get a 6 full days of fun between the two weekends ACL.  There was interactive activities for kids and parents to have fun!

Austin City Limits Music Fest Vlog

Tips for Surviving ACL with Kids.

1. Backpack

Bring a backpack to store all the items you are going to be bringing with you. Along with using it to carry everything you have, it doubles as a pillow and a seat saver. Put your backpack down and establish your area under the shade and let the little ones run around while you enjoy a lemonade or beer in the shade.

2. Water bottles
Bring an empty water bottle for each member of the family. Camelback has a few refilling stations around the festival and lets face it it’s Texas, it’s going to be hot at some point of the day.

3. Travel-size essentials
Put together a few travel-size essentials for you and your kids. Ours included: baby wipes, antibacterial wipes, sunscreen, band aids, allergy medicine, and some tissues. A few of these we did not use, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Also, if you purchase the travel-size, size of each of these products it will not take up too much space in your backpack.

4. A blanket
Think of ACL Music Festival as an all day picnic out at Zilker Park. Bring a blanket to lay out in shade and use your backpack to anchor it down.

5. Poncho
A few years ago, it rained so much during the ACL weekend, it ended up looking like Woodstock in the 60’s. Bring a small rain poncho, nothing fancy, something you can fold up and tuck away just in case it does decide to drizzle.

6. Comfy shoes

If you want to be brave and wear stylish shoes, be our guest, but our number one advice would be to wear comfy shoes.

ACL With Kids

This is one of our favorite traditions.  Do you all have any fun traditions with your kids?

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