Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle | Top September 2018 Events

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle
Top 10 September Events


 

Zilker Relays
Zilker Park
September 7th, 2018 | 6:30 PM

The Zilker Relays is a 10-mile race with teams comprised of 4 runners, with a festival after the race. Each runner gets to experience Austin’s unique atmosphere 2.5 miles at a time. Enjoy live music and great food while running with your favorite family and friends. You don’t have to train like a marathoner for this one. All you have to do is be willing to run/jog/walk/stroll 2.5 miles, enjoy live music and great food and get 3 of your siblings/kids/buddies/colleagues to come join you for this one of a kind running experience.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Waterloo Music Festival
Carson Creek Ranch
September 7th – 9th , 2018

Waterloo is an independent festival that celebrates the roots of Austin music culture, and will feature three full days of nationally renowned jam bands performing alongside the city’s finest musical acts during a weekend of camping. The event will be held at Carson Creek Ranch, a venue just ten minutes from downtown Austin with over 60 acres of Pecan-tree-lined campgrounds and scenic views overlooking the Colorado River.

 

 

 

 


 

UT vs USC
Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium
September 15th, 2018

The biggest game of the season is upon us! Last season’s double overtime thriller ending with a USC win has the Horns ready for a fight. With the game being in Austin tailgating is a must and the bars will be packed. Cheer on the Texas Longhorns as they play the teams most important game of the 2018 season as they take on the USC Trojans.

 

 

 

 


 


CASA Superhero Run
IBM Client Innovation Center at Broadmoor Campus
September 16th, 2018 | 7:00 am

Run, walk or fly to the 2017 CASA Superhero Run 5K and Kids 1K. Dress up in your favorite superhero costume and join the fun run. The race is fun for all ages and supports CASA. CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected.The CASA Superhero Run helps more than 2,500 children through the CASA programs serving Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties. Do good while having fun!

 

 

 

 


 

Whiskies of the World Expo
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
September 20th, 2018 

Whiskies of the World brings together distillers from all around the world the share their finest spirits. The Expo will provide whisky tastings, whisky and food pairings, whisky and cigar pairings, and the chance to interact with outstanding whisky brands as well as fellow whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fall Pecan Street Festival
Sixth Street Austin
September 22nd & 23rd 2018 |Sat. 11am – 10 pm | Sun 11 am – 8 pm 

The Pecan Street Festival takes place in the Sixth Street Historic District between Brazos Street and Interstate 35. The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried music, arts and crafts festival. The show proudly features over 300 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PBR – Professional Bull Riding
Frank Erwin Center 

September 28th & 29th, 2018 

The PBR’s 2017 Built Ford Tough Series will make its first-ever stop in Austin for the Wrangler Long Live Cowboys Classic, presented by Frontier Communications. As the world’s top cowboys go ride for ride against the rankest bulls around. Buying a Friday ticket to the PBR performance gets you in to see Aaron Watson who will perform a concert before the rides begin on Friday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 


 

                                                                 

FIA World Rallycross
Circuit of the Americas
August 25th, 2018 

The FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy features head-to-head short, sharp racing on dirt and asphalt, a MEGA jump and all the action you can take. Witness high profile drivers such as Ken Block, Scott Speed and Tanner Foust equipped with 600bhp World RX beasts with the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds – faster than an F1 car – as the series heads to Circuit of The Americas for the first time!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Austin Oktoberfest 
Scholz Garten
September 29th, 2018


Dust off those Lederhosen & Dirndls!!! On Saturday, September 29th the Austin Saengerrunde will be celebrating its 6th Annual AustOberfest with Foodways Texas! Celebrating Central Texas German heritage with ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT sausage, bier tastings, contest stage, bowling & live music from the Austin Polka Band and the Chainlink Band! AustOberfest was named the 2017 Food & Wine Magazine “Best Oktoberfest in America”!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Texas Craft Brewers Festival
Fiesta Gardens 
September 30th, 2018 

The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the state’s largest craft beer event focused exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer. The festival features 70+ Texas craft Breweries and approximately 200 handcrafted beers available for sampling. Don’t wait until the last day to get your ticket, this festival is a hit and normally sells out!

 

 

 

 

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle | Top August 2018 Events

Top 10 August Events


 

 

Austin Duck Derby
Anne Richards Bridge and Lady Bird Lake
August 4th, 2018 | 10:00 AM

Come on out to Lady Bird Lake for the annual Austin Duck Derby! At 11:00 a.m. sharp, organizers will release 20,000 eco-friendly ducks from the Congress Avenue Bridge into Lady Bird Lake and race them. The festival and race are free to attend, but if you’d like to adopt a duck, they’re available on the event website! The top-finishing ducks will win awesome prizes, and all proceeds from the event go to the Austin Boys and Girls club! After the duck race, be sure to hit up the festival for lots of fun, food, games and more! 

 

 

 


 

Trailer Food Tuesdays
The Long Center
August 19th , 2018 | 9:00 AM

Austin is known for it’s amazing food trucks, so what better way to celebrate Summer than by having several great food trucks all in one place for a local celebration? Try classic Austin food trucks, craft beer, and live music, with a view! Check out Trailer Food Tuesdays and grab a bite from 5 pm – 9 pm.

 

 

 


 

Blues on The Green
Zilker Park
August 8th, 2018 | 8:00 PM 

This August 8th, come out to Zilker Park for a free concert from a favorite local band Wild Child. Bring a blanket and enjoy this fun, live show with friends and family of all ages. There will be food vendors at the event, too!
Zilker Park, August 8th at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 


 


Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Austin Fair Market
August 26th, 2018 | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

The Austin Chronicle is hosting their 28th annual Hot Sauce Festival and Competition on Sunday, August 26th! The entry fee to the event is $5 or three non-perishable food items, all benefitting the Central Texas Food Bank! The event will have live music, the opportunity to sample hundreds of Central Texas’ best salsas, as well as local food and drinks. Enjoy this spicy event at Austin Fiesta Gardens!

 

 

 

 


 

Batfest 2018
Congress Avenue Bridge
August 18th, 2018 | 4:00 PM–Midnight

Batfest is back this year with a ton of fun. Watch over 1.5 million bats fly out from the Congress Avenue Bridge, while catching great live music, enjoying local foods, art vendors, crafts, games and more. Dress up like a bat and win a great prize in the costume contests! There are tons of activities for all ages. Grab your tickets and get ready to party!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Austin’s Birthday Bash
Republic Square Park
August 4th, 2018

Republic Square Park is home to an all-day celebration of the city’s birthday! On Saturday, August 4th, spend a day at a farmer’s market, enjoy a free community workout, free cake, live music, food vendors, games, prizes, and more. The event will start at 9 a.m. and go through 10 p.m. Join Austin in celebrating its 179th anniversary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Movies in the Park
Martin Multipurpose Fields 

August 16th, 2018 | 8:30 PM 

On August 16th, enjoy a free movie, 10 Things I Hate About You, at Martin Multipurpose Fields! Austin Parks Foundation is putting on a series of free movie showings, in partnership with Whole Foods Market and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Rolling Roadshow. Bring friends and family! There will be food trucks, too! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

                                                                 

Quesoff
The Mohawk 
August 25th, 2018 

  On August 25th, venture over to the Mohawk and catch the Quesoff 2018! The 8th annual contest will feature hundreds of local quesos. Entrance is $2, or two canned goods, which will all go to Central Texas Food Bank! Grab a bag of chips for $5, and try all the queso that your heart desires, in the meaty, veggie, spicy and wild-card categories.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Austin Pride
Fiesta Gardens
August 11th, 2018


 The Austin PRIDE Festival is one of the biggest LGBTQ+ fundraisers and awareness celebrations in Texas. Come out to Austin’s Fiesta Gardens for lots of events, celebrations, and a huge parade! There will be prizes, games and free temporary and henna tattoos. Get your tickets to the celebration now! 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Deep Eddy Splash Movie Nights
Deep Eddy Pool 
August 4th, 2018 

This year, Deep Eddy Pool and Austin Parks Foundation are back with more Splash Movie Nights! On August 4th, come out to Deep Eddy Pool to experience Coco. Infants are free, children 1-11 are $1, Juniors age 12-17 are $2, and adults age 18-61 are $3. 

 

 

 

 

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle | Top July 2018 Events

Top 10 July Events


 

 

Final FIFA World Cup Watch Party
Circuit of the Americas
July 15th, 2018 | 8:00 AM

Watch the World Cup Finals at Circuit of the Americas Austin for free! The event, sponsored by Coca-Cola, takes place on July 15th. Come on out to the Biggest world cup watch party in Texas! Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the game begins at 10:00a.m. The event is free, with complimentary parking, tailgates welcome. The event will have plenty of pick-up soccer games, special guests, prizes and refreshments for purchase. Don’t miss the final game, watch it on two huge screens with friends and family at Circuit of The Americas.

 

 

 


 

Trailer Food Tuesdays
The Long Center
June 9th , 2018 | 9:00 AM

Austin invented food trucks (prove us wrong), so it’s only fair that Austin’s top community gathering place hosts the finest selection of trailer food in Central Texas. Sample new trailers every month while enjoying live music, craft beer, and our beautiful view of the city. Trailer Food Tuesdays is from 5pm – 9pm and is co-produced with Food Trailers Austin, The Peached Tortilla, and Trailer Food Diaries.

 

 

 


 

Blues on The Green
Zilker Park
July 18th, 2018 | 8:00 PM 

This July, come out to Zilker Park for a free concert from favorite local band Wild Child. Bring a blanket and enjoy this fun, live show with friends and family of all ages.
Zilker Park, July 18th at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Chocolate and Art Show Austin
Austin Fair Market
July 20th-21st, 2018 | 8:00 PM-2:00 AM

Who doesn’t love supporting a good cause, free face painting, and free chocolate? Come out to Chocolate and Art Show Austin, and support a great cause. The event supports Artists for Trauma, a charity that pairs military and civilian trauma survivors with a local artist from a different creative discipline. Come out and support local artists, and see art on different mediums, too. (Painting, creations, photography, etc.)
The event is 21+

 

 

 

 


 

Texanische Nacht
Saengerrunde Hall
July 21st, 2018 | 7:00 PM–11:00 PM

Grab your boots and lederhosen! We’re celebrating the cultures that shaped Central Texas! Cornell Hurd Band will get you dancing with a combination of western swing, classic country, boogie-woogie, and a bit of rock ‘n roll! Plus, we are opening the bowling lanes all night!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Float Fest
Cool River Ranch
July 21st-22nd, 2018

Spend a day in San Marcos, floating the river and enjoying one of the most unique music festivals in Texas. Headliners include major acts such as Tame Impala, Snoop Dogg, Bassnectar and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Wine Down
3TEN Austin City Limits Live 

July 25th, 2018 | 5:15 PM 

Austin City Limits Live’s annual series returns this year, at ACL Live’s sister venue, 3TEN. This free event showcases the best of authentic Austin – local bands, bites, pop-up shops and… you guessed it, vino.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

                                                                 

Hot Summer Nights
Red River Cultural District 
July 26th-29th, 2018 

  This summer, 20 venues throughout the Red River Cultural District will host four days of free live music, alongside local food and vendors. Local acts like Golden Dawn Arkestra, Emily Wolfe, Moving Panoramas, Ringo Deathstarr and more will take over stages in celebration of summer in the Live Music Capital of the World®. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Lady Bird Day
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
July 28th | 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM


 The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is celebrating founder and former first lady’s birthd
ay by having a free celebration for people of all ages at the center. Enjoy screenings of Lady Bird movies, a guided tour of the famous garden, outdoor games and discovery carts in the family center, and more! Come out to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on July 28th from 9:00 to 5:00 to enjoy. All ages and guests are welcome to join the fun.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Zilker Summer Musical 2018: All Shook Up
Zilker Hillside Theater
Every Thursday – Saturday in July | 8:15pm

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Zilker Summer Musical Series, so what better way to celebrate than with a musical that takes us back to the 1950’s, the time when it all started? This year’s musical All Shook Up features 24 hits from Elvis Presley, and a 1950’s twist on Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. The event and show are absolutely free, so pack up a picnic blanket and head to Zilker Hillside Theater every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in July at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Live the Lifestyle, Love the Lifestyle | Top June 2018 Events

Top 10 June Events


 

Maudie’s Midnight Margarita Run and Festival
Seaholm District
June 7th, 2018 | 7:00-11:00 PM 

This lively, nightime event is a fundraiser to celebrate the The Trail Foundation’s 15th Anniversary. Participants may choose to walk or run the 5K and runners over the age of 21 may have a celebratory margarita at the race’s finish line. The event is followed by a party, with an Outdoor Voices pop-up shop, a Maudie’s dinner with Margaritas, dancing, a photo booth and music. Tickets are available for the run and after-party separately, or you may purchase a ticket that includes both. All ages are welcome and invited to participate!

 

 

 


 

Bubblepalooza
The Long Center
June 9th , 2018 | 9:00 AM

The Spring 2018 Pecan Street Festival is celebrating its 41st year! This event is one of the largest, and longest-running, arts, crafts and music festivals in the nation. Since 2006, the Pecan Street Festival has been presented by Pecan Street Association and produced by Special Events Live bi-annually.
The Pecan Street Association was founded to preserve the Sixth Street Historic District. In 1977 when the downtown area was scarcely populated with abandoned buildings, this organization was instrumental in reclaiming the space and beginning renovations. All proceeds from the festival are used for the Historic District’s beautification, education and promotional activities, as well as for supporting the community through financial contributions given to charities that serve the Austin region.

 

 

 

 


 

Blues on The Green
Zilker Park
June 13th, 2018 | 8:00 PM 

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 performances by top local bands. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Jaws on The Water
Volente Beach Resort
June 16th, 2018 | 6:00-11:00 PM

On a warm, Texas Saturday night, float on an inner tube and float on the waters of Lake Travis while watching the classic movie JAWS on the big screen. The event includes a souvenir inner tube, admission to the water park and all rides and amenities from 6:00 p.m. until showtime (around 8:45), and a firework show. This venue has food and drinks available, and the event is family-friendly and will provide life jackets for any age upon request.

 

 

 

 


 

Juneteenth Parade and Celebration
B.D.H.S Center
June 16th, 2018 | 10:30 AM 

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day,” is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a 2K walk/run, parade floats and entertainment and celebration at Rosewood Park.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Fun Stop 5K and Festival
Riverside Drive in front of the Long Center
June 23rd, 2018 | 4PM to 9PM 

Formerly known as the Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5K, Fun Stop 5K and Fest is back and bigger than ever. This event for people of all ages includes a festival with music and entertainment, food and drink, a costume contest, fun activities, and more. The 5K is one that will have plenty of fun stops along the way, including a donut stop, a puppy-kissing stop, a foam pit and many more. Nicknamed “the slowest race ever”, this 5K is unlike most others. Grab your costume and attend with family and friends for a crazy Saturday.

 

 

 

 


 

Fit Foodie Festival
Mueller Lake Park
June 23rd, 2018 | 8:00AM 

The Fit Foodie Festival & 5K celebrates the balance of a delicious, healthy and active lifestyle as runners eat their way to the finish line with bites at every mile, then celebrate at the post-run Food and Fitness Festival. Inside the Food and Fitness Festival, runners are rewarded for making healthy choices with tastes from local restaurants, beer and wine gardens, mini-workout classes, cooking demonstrations, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

                                                                 

Austin Ice Cream Festival
Austin’s Fiesta Gardens
June 23rd, 2018 | 10:00AM to 3:00 PM 

  The Austin Ice Cream Festival is a festival fun for ice-cream lovers of all ages. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. enjoy up to 20 frozen treat samples, participate in fun contests and activities while enjoying entertainment. There will be savory food trucks on site as well, if you’d like a break from the sweets. All ages are welcome. After Dark is from 6-10. This event includes all of the fun from earlier with boozy treats, cocktails, and lots of local music.

 

 

 

 


 

Domain Concert Series 
The Domain
Every Friday and Saturday | Fridays at 6:00PM and Saturdays at 2:00 PM 

 The Domain is putting on a series of free concerts of great local music for Summer. Starting June 2nd, catch different artists spicing up the Domain’s fun outdoor environment. All ages are welcome, some shows will have games and prizes available too. The Domain also offers dining and shopping, if you’d like to go before the show! Bring the whole family out for the fun!

 

 

 

 


 

Austin Symphony Concerts in The Park
The Long Center
May 3rd – August 8th, 2018 | 7:30PM

Now in its 16th season, the Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park are held in front of the Long Center on Sundays throughout the summer at 7:30 p.m. Concert styles include strings, woodwinds, big band and brass.

 

 

 

 

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