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Get Ready for the iHeart Country Festival

Mark your calendars for May 13th 2023!

For the tenth straight year, Country music's biggest superstars will perform in a celebration of all things Country at the 2023 iHeartCountry Festival presented by Capital One. In addition, Bobby Bones, one of iHeartMedia's nationally-syndicated top on-air personalities, will return as the official host of the iHeartCountry Festival main stage. Past performers include Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley and Kelsea Ballerini.

This year's lineup includes: Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce, Sam Hunt, Elle King, Parker McCollum, Justin Moore, Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, and special guest Bailey Zimmerman!


2023 Austin FC Match Schedule

Photo by: Bob Donnan, USA Today

Austin FC recently released their 2023 match schedule, starting out strong with 2 back to back home games at the Q2 stadium starting February 25th. 

The team will play a total of 34 matches this season in both the Western and Eastern conferences. On March 4th, Austin FC will play the most recent Eastern Conference runners-up, CF Montréal which will be the first time that team will make an appearance at the Q2 stadium.

Other notable matches include Austin’s first-ever encounters with Toronto FC and New England Revolution. All matches will stream on Apple TV and four matches will also be broadcast on national television. 

View the full Austin FC game schedule, season tickets and more...

Peppermint Parkway: An Austin Holiday Tradition

Pictured above: Entrance to Peppermint Parkway at Circuit of the Americas | Austin, TX

There’s no place like Peppermint Parkway for the holidays! This Austin-favorite is back and in full swing at the Circuit of the Americas from Nov.20th-Dec.30th.

The Peppermint Parkway track boasts miles of holiday displays, dancing characters and millions of lights to drive-thru. Visitors enjoy amusement park rides, the Peppermint Express train, Santa meet & greets, shopping, food and drink vendors, COTA Kart racing and even picking out a fresh Christmas tree from Papa Noel tree farms. It’s no wonder why Peppermint Parkway has been named the Best Holiday Event by Austin Monthly!

The seasonal event offers multiple discount nights throughout the month...

A Christmas Affair 2022: Night of The Nutcracker

Christmas in November! Join shoppers at Austin’s highly anticipated 47th annual Christmas Affair: Night of the Nutcracker. This tradition has been hosted for decades by the amazing women of The Junior League of Austin. The 5-day event will take place this month on November 16th – 20th at the Palmer Events Center featuring shopping, raffles, auctions, children’s events, Santa photos and parties!

Shop clothing, toys, food & wine, jewelry, stationary and beyond from 200+ vendors, benefiting The Junior League of Austin’s signature programs and nonprofit community partners. Tickets are on sale now!

Visit the Junior League of Austin website to purchase tickets and view the event calendar: ...

20+ Things to do this Fall in Austin

Photo by: A & H Farm in Riley County, Kansas 

Fall is such a special season! The weather is cooling down, leaves are changing and Austinites are coming out of their air-conditioned homes back outdoors to enjoy the Texas Hill Country beauty! Our city has no shortage of events and celebrations this time of year. From pumpkin patches to haunted houses, outdoor concerts, berry picking, horseback riding and beyond, Austin has something for everyone. So, grab a pen and paper and make your Fall bucket list!

Here are a few of our team’s favorite picks:

 1. Pick pumpkins and explore corn mazes at Barton Hill Farms

September 23-November 6 Visit:

 2. Boo at the Zoo at the Austin Zoo

October 14-29 Visit: ...

Firework Time! Where to watch the best fireworks in the Austin-area

It’s Fourth of July weekend at last! Time to grab your family and friends and head out for some fun and fireworks. Austin has no shortage of Independence Day celebrations, hosting events all over the area. Check out this list of holiday weekend events to experience parades, picnics, concerts, drive-in theaters, and more!


What: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks

Where: Q2 Stadium

When: 12pm, doors open at 11am


What: Cedar Park’s July 4 Celebration

Where: Milburn Park

When: 4pm, fireworks start at 9:15pm


What: Bee Cave’s Independence Day Festival at Hill Country Galleria

Where: Hill Country Galleria

When:  July 4th from 4-10pm


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Hot Luck Festival

The Hot Luck: Live Food & Music Festival returns to honor the soul, sweat, and DIY diversity of the food and music world during this three-day event!

Some festivals have top chefs, some have killer music lineups. Leave it to Hot Luck to bring it all together!

Click here for the website!



Concacaf FIFA World Cup Qualifyer: USMNT vs. Jamaica

Q2 Stadium in Austin is hosting the Concacaf FIFA U.S. Men’s National Team’s World Cup Qualifying match on Thursday, October 7, 2021, against Jamaica. This event will be the first time the U.S. Men’s National Team plays a World Qualifier in the state of Texas!  The historic match will be the USMNT’s fourth match of the re-formatted final round of the CONCACAF qualification cycle featuring eight (8) national teams in the final round that each play 14 matches – seven (7) at home, seven (7) away. The top three (3) finishers in the “Octagonal” will automatically qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and the fourth-place finisher will be entered into an inter-region playoff. You do not want to miss this event! 


Movie Night at Stone House Vineyard!

Stone House Vineyard is excited to host an outdoor screening of the food-loving film, The Hundred- Foot Journey! It’s about a young, self-taught Indian chef opening a restaurant in a small village in the South of France. Each ticket includes admission to the movie, a glass of wine, and popcorn. The event is on Saturday, September 26th at 7:30pm. If you have not visited Stone House yet, this is a perfect opportunity! Be sure to buy your tickets before they run out!

Learn more about Stone House and their upcoming events here. 


The Junior League of Austin Presents the 45th Annual “A Christmas Affair”

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, luxury vacations!


Time For Pumpkins!

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 scarecrow & more!...

Upcoming Event: Waterloo Music Festival

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.

The Lineup

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
  • Oxtail &...

Top Things to Do in Austin for May 2018

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 you will find in Austin....

Festivals Throughout Austin for November & December 2018

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 food, dancing, music, rides,...

Festivals Throughout Austin for August, September & October 2018

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 ...

Festivals Throughout Austin for May, June & July 2018

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 and hosted by AT&T....

Festivals Throughout Austin for March & April 2018

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 than 100 live music performances,...

Top Austin Events for January 2018

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
  • Glaze
  • Dude Elsberry...

Where to Take your Kids to See Christmas Lights in Austin

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.

Downtown Georgetown

If you want to enjoy great lights in the northern area of Austin, Downtown...

Upcoming Austin Events for December 2017

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 ZACH Theatre...

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