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Top August Events
August 1st-17th, 2019 | 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 “The Little Mermaid” taking fans “under the sea” Thursdays through Sundays.
August 7th, 2019 | Zilker Park
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.
August 10th, 2019 | TLC
Celebrate all things oyster! There will be an Oyster Shucking Contest as well as an Oyster Eating contest! They’ll have live music, fun cocktails, and a special oyster menu with enough oysters for everyone!
August 10th, 2019 | Fiesta Gardens
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.
August 24th, 2019 | 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.
August 25th, 2019 | Fiesta Gardens
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.
August 27th-31st, 2019 | Various Locations
Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops and throw down in a mini-golf tourney.
Fridays in August | Ski Shores Cafe
Ski Shores Cafe serve free s’mores by the fire for kids on movie nights. Bring the crew out and wind down under the stars.
Sundays in August | East Austin Hotel
Summer Swell is the East Austin’s Hotel’s nod to the laidback pool parties of the ’60s and ’70s. Be transported with vintage Palm Springs vibes as you sip weekly drink specials from the Pool Bar.
On Repeat | Shady Grove
Join Austin City Limits Radio in celebrating 26 years of ACL Radio’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! It’s 23 consecutive weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas, with absolutely no cover charge!