With summer now in full swing and the kiddos out of school, now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that Austin has to offer over the summer. Below we have put together a list of some of our favorite events happening across Central Texas for both the kids and everyone else! If we missed anything please comment below for others to see.
Bullock Museum's "Music under The Star" Series
Bullock Texas State History Museum
The Bullock Museum hosts an annual, free concert series every Friday in July. This event features performances by local musicians and guests are treated to complimentary tacos and teas.
H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Vic Mathias Shores
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
Circuit of The Americas
Willie Nelson will return to Circuit of The Americas for his 45th annual Independence Day picnic and music fest. This day-long event features a star-studded lineup, headlined by Nelson himself, and a patriotic fireworks display at the end of the night.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
Hill Country Galleria
Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks and fun for the whole family, including the dogs.
7/21/18 - 7/22/18
Body Mind Spirit Expo
Palmer Events Center
This holistic expo focuses on advancements in spiritual and planetary awakening with like-minded souls.
Grab your boots and lederhosen! Texanische Nacht celebrates German-Texas heritage with tasty Tex Mex and a live swing/dance band.
7/6/18 - 8/18/18
Zilker Summer Musical
Zilker Hillside Theatre
Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host performances of "All Shook Up" featuring Elvis' top hits Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
Blues on the Green
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly from May to August, Austin's largest free concert series will welcome groovy performances by local up-and-comers and Austin legends.
Austin Pride Festival & Parade
The PRIDE Festival is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas! Dozens of non-profit organizations and social clubs use the Festival as a platform to inform and interact with the thousands of attendees. Each year, countless people find new organizations to join, causes to support and opportunities to volunteer.
Congress Avenue Bridge
Celebrate this batty event as the world's largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
If you wanna beat the heat this summer then you gotta eat the heat! Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals with as many as 10,000 spectators each year.
8/28/18 - 9/3/18
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops and throw down in a mini-golf tourney.
8/30/18 - 9/2/18
Capital City Black Film Festival
CCBFF celebrates African American filmmakers from across the nation and provides a stage for burgeoning talent. This festival packs in the fun with four-days of events, seminars, parties, screenings and more.