Christmas in November? Join shoppers and merchants from all over the country for this year’s reinvention of an Austin Christmas Tradition. In past years, The Junior League of Austin’s
“A Christmas affair” has hosted over 200 merchants and 25,000 patrons during a 6-day shopping experience. This year’s shoppers will be enjoying the annual event in a new way. Keeping safety top of mind, the JLA has created a completely virtual experience as a way for shoppers to get into Christmas spirit without risking their health.
Shop the virtual marketplace to find items including Christmas décor, clothing and jewelry, beauty products, stationary, food and more! Purchase raffle and auction tickets for a chance to win items including a Louis Vuitton tote, fine jewelry,...
There’s something about the smell of a cool Fall day that makes life a little sweeter – and it wouldn’t be Fall without the pumpkin patch! Don’t miss your chance to visit some of Austin’s favorite Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals to ensure good, clean fun for the whole family!
What: Sweet Eats Fall Festival
When: September 19th-November 8th
Where: 4400 E. State Highway 29 Georgetown, TX
Featuring: 80+ acres with picturesque views, corn maze, live music, pony rides, face painting & more!
What: Sweet Berry Farm - “The Harvest of Fall Fun”
When: September 19th-November 8th
Where: 1801 FM 1980 Marble Falls, Texas
Featuring: Hayrides, Texas-shaped corn maze, pumpkin painting, stuff-your-own...
A brand new music festival is coming to Austin. With Austin already known for so much music and great festivals, it comes as no surprise that another festival is coming to the city. The city is already home to so many music festivals drawing big crowds, such as the Urban Music Festival, South by Southwest and the Austin Reggae Fest.
This new music festival will provide some of the best talent from all across the country. It's called the Waterloo Music Festival and it will provide plenty of fun for all those in love with music.
So many great acts will take the stage with plenty of big names and others you'll want to discover. The lineup includes:
- The String Cheese Incident
- Joe Russo's Almost Dead...
There will be plenty of great events for those living in Austin to enjoy this May. It's still not so hot out that you can't enjoy time outside, yet the temperatures are nice enough to get outside and enjoy a few events. Here's a look at the top things to do throughout Austin for May 2018.
National Wildflower Week - May 1st to 6th
You can enjoy National Wildflower Week to get your May started off right. It will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin and you can enjoy all kinds of great flowers, guided walks, educational activities and so much more.
Blues on the Green - May 2nd to 23rd
If you love live music and you want to enjoy some great Blues, this is one of the best concert series...
Throughout Austin, there are several great festivals held every year. The months of November and December are no different as some of the best holiday events are held this time of year. We've already covers all the other months in previous posts. Let's finish off this series by looking at the festivals in Austin for November and December 2018.
The Wurstfest gets things started and it's certainly not the worst, by any means. It will be held in Austin from November 2nd to 11th with plenty of fun in New Braunfels. This ten-day festival includes all kinds of German and Bavarian culture with great...
Austin is filled with great festivals held every year. We've already look at March & April, along with May, June & July. Let's move on and look at the great festivals coming up throughout the city for August, September and October this year.
The Bat Fest is the highlight as it’s one of the most popular attractions in ...
If you're looking for great festivals in Austin for March and April of 2018, check out this blog post here. Let's keep things moving with all the top festivals held throughout the city for the months of May and June.
The month of May starts with one of the biggest music events of the year. The iHeartCountry Festival will be held on May 5th with some of the biggest names in country music performing. This year will include a great lineup with Luke Bryan, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Cole Swindell and many others. It will be held at the Frank Erwin Center...
While 2018 is well underway and you may have missed a few festivals, there are still plenty to enjoy this year. This is just the first in a series of blog posts covering the many great festivals in Austin this year. Let's start by looking at the events for March and April.
Several great festivals will be held in March with something for everybody. Those looking for independent films, great music and more will enjoy this SXSW Festival held from March 9th to 17th.
Of course, the highlight of March in Austin is Rodeo Austin. It will run from March 10th to 24th and will provide plenty of great family-friendly fun. There will be more...
Austin was lit up throughout the holiday season and plenty of great events were held. The fun doesn't end just because the New Year has arrived. January 2018 has plenty of promising events and plenty of things to do for all those living throughout the Austin, Texas area. Here's a look at a few of the top events to enjoy in the first month of the New Year.
Free Week - All Around Austin
Found all over Austin, Free Week is a music-lover's dream. It's the time to take in the many local bands participating in the event. Hundreds of bands will perform at multiple venues all throughout the city offering a look at the local talent. Some of the bands taking the stage for this event include:
- White Walls
- Harry Paradise...
If you love to take a drive through the city and discover incredible displays of Christmas Lights, you need to know where to go. Austin offers a number of neighborhoods known for holding contests and creating incredible displays of lights during the holidays. Of course, Zilker Park's Trail of Lights should be on your list, but it's not the only option.
Here are a few of the top spots to go if you want to WOW your children this year with amazing displays of holiday spirit.
If you want to enjoy great lights in the northern area of Austin, ...
Your favorite time of year is coming up. That’s right; it’s time for holiday celebrations in Austin. You’ve just put your costume away from your Halloween party and you’re about to thaw out the turkey, but before you enjoy Thanksgiving, make sure you are ready for the fun that is coming up for the holiday season.
The Chuy’s Christmas Parade on November 18th is the perfect way to kick off the season, as well as the Turkey Trot to keep you in shape even with all of the food you’re going to eat on the 23rd. Take a look at what happens right after your favorite food holiday in Austin.
ZACH Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol”
One event that you can go to now and all through December is the performance of “A Christmas Carol” by the ...
It’s just a week away and the biggest festival of the year will finally kick off. Get ready Austin for the 2017 Austin City Limits Music Festival sponsored by the Austin Parks Foundation. It’s going to start this October 6th and it runs until the 15th over at your favorite Zilker Park.
If you’ve never been to this beloved music festival held every fall in Austin, you’re in for an amazing experience. From incredible acts every night of the festival to extras like delicious grub, kiddie areas,...
Now that summer has come to an end and the hot summer heat is letting up, it’s time to start thinking about the fun that fall brings for Austin each year. This October, you’re going to have plenty of chances to enjoy your town and keep the best part of summer (the events), going into the holidays.
Start off with some live music at Zilker Park before enjoying a little German heritage at Oktoberfest. End month with a firework to celebrate the spookiest time of year. Take a look at what to expect this October in Austin.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
First you’ll want to be a part of this huge music festival taking place in...
Before you know it, the summer of 2017 is going to come to an end for Austin and it will be time to start thinking about Labor Day, fall, and a cool down in the weather. This means that events in the city will change from things like Bat Fest, Ice Cream Fest, and park picnics watching musicals to races, crafts, and celebrating local beer. If you’re getting excited for a break from the heat and a focus on everything you love about fall, take a look at what events you’ll want to check out in Austin for September....
Have you heard about all of the fun coming to Austin this August? You’ve likely hit up local live shows and enjoyed a dip in the Barton Springs pool, but you’ll want to make sure to put these upcoming events on your calendar to make sure you end summer on a bang. Not only will the Zilker Summer Musical be wrapping up into mid-August, but you can expect the Ice Cream Festival, Bat Fest, the Film Festival, and much more. Take a look at the upcoming events for Austin this August.
Blues on the Green – Zilker Park
Make sure to make time for some live music at Zilker Park on August 2nd as the ...
School is going to be out very soon and the kids will be home for the summer. You may not know what to do to keep them busy when you're at work or just need a break. There are several great summer camps in all different categories throughout Austin. Here's a look at some of the best summer camps you can get your children involved in this year.
If your children love to paint, draw, sculpt or work with any other type of art, let them enjoy one of the art summer camps in Austin. Some of the top choices include:
April is a big month for events throughout Austin, Texas. With the spring in full force, flowers blooming and the weather still providing great temperatures, there are several outdoor events on the schedule. Here's a look at the events going on throughout Austin in April 2017.
Texas VegFest 2017 - April 1st
A great event with plenty to offer, Texas VegFest 2017 will be happening at Fiesta Gardens in Austin. This event will celebrate the environment, health and welfare of animals, along with the benefits of living a plant-based lifestyle.
Ballet Austin - April 1st
Another event for April Fool's Day, Ballet Austin...
Bat Fest is returning to Austin and for those who have never attended, you’re going to want to start making this an annual tradition. The 12th Annual Bat Fest is taking place this August in which you’ll get to combine the favorite Austin attraction, watching the bats at the Congress Ave Bridge, with live music, dozens of vendors, and fun activities.
There will be things for the whole family to do from the children’s activity area to the bat costume contest. You’ve probably attended a bat showing at the bridge before or you were planning on doing that soon if you’re new to town, but you...
Are you ready for the party of the year this fall? Austin City Limits Musical Festival is returning to Zilker Park for the annual celebration at Zilker Park. It takes place for 3-day weekends twice in Austin to bring you some of the biggest names in music right now. People are so drawn to this festival for the variety of music that is offered, from rock to country, electronic to indie.
It was inspired by the PBS concert series produced by C3 Presents, the same producer of Lollapalozza, and its great reputation which helped create this amazing festival. You can join the 100,000 people that attend the...
Check out Carnival Braisleiro this February in Austin! It’s a huge event to celebrate all things Brazil as one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations happening right in the heart of Texas. You won’t find anything this big to celebrate Brazil without actually going to the country itself. The event celebrates costumes, samba, and wild abandon for one night only.
This annual event is one to check out if you’re new to the area because you’ll want to come back every year after getting a taste. Make this February one for the books with the Carnival Brasileiro being held at the Palmer Events Center for the craziest party of 2016....