Looking to mix up your Labor Day plans? Check out these weekend plans you won’t want to miss.
Free Yoga at Waterloo Greenway: Castle Hill Fitness is hosting free yoga classes in the park at Waterloo Greenway on Monday September 6, 2021. The classes are open to members and non-members but you must bring your own mat and water bottle. Located at Moody Amphitheater the classes are 9:00am-10:00am, 10:00am-10:30am, and 6:30pm-7:30pm CDT. Registration is required for capacity purposes. You can sign up here. (1401 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701)
Austin Live Music Revival: Austin Live Music Revival is a multi-genre event featuring 50+ performances across five venues and three days! The event is taking place on Labor day Weekend starting on Friday September 3rd at 3:00 pm through Sunday September 5th at 11:00 pm CDT. A few of the venues include Antone’s, Swan Dive, Barbarella, Cedar Street Courtyard, and more. Check out the lineup and more information on the event here. (Multiple Venues)
Bob Schneider’s Labor of Love Fest: Bob Schneider is a family friendly event open to all ages. There will be a full bar and food available at the venue. The Labor of Love Fest will be on September 4, 2021 at 6:00pm at Nutty Brown Amphitheater. No outside chairs, food, drinks, containers, or blankets allowed. All minors will be charged an additional $5 at the door. (12225 Hwy 290 W, Austin, TX 78738)
Drive Thru Labor Day Weekend Fish Fry: Hosted by Austin Central Labor Council is the Labor Day Fish Fry. This year’s fish fry has been moved to a drive-thru only event. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 3rd at the NALC Hall (601 Williams Street, Austin, TX 78752).
Rooftop Night Party Labor Day Weekend:Enjoy some good music by Jamie Dred at a Rooftop Party hosted by Encore. Located at Speakeasy, the event will be held from September 5, 2021 from 9:00pm – 2:00am. Tickets are $10 and you can purchase them here. (412 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701)
Kevin Burns Reveals New Details About Rainey Street Skyscraper, Including Name and Project Team
The tower formerly known as 9092 Rainey, which has been in the works for several years, officially has a new name and new project specifications.
The Modern Austin Residences will have 56 stories featuring 346 market-rate residences and 21 affordable housing units. Austin’s Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors is developing the project.
The affordable housing units will be available to people earning 80% of median family income, which is $98,900 in the Austin metro. The market rate units will start in the $400,000 range for a one-bedroom unit. Three-bedroom units will go for $1.6 million and above.
These updates, provided by Urbanspace CEO Kevin Burns, come just a few months after Austin City Council approved a density bonus for the project, allowing the building to go higher than typically allowed. At the time, the tower was planned to be 51 stories high and to contain 400 total units.
Burns said some of the extra stories were added to improve the look of the crown of the building by hiding water cooling towers and other mechanical features. He said they ended up reducing the number of market rate residences but maintaining the same number of affordable ones.
Many have wondered about the fate of Container Bar, the popular bar made of shipping containers that sits on the project site. Burns said the bar will close just before crews break ground on The Modern, which is set for late March 2022.
However, Bridget Dunlap — who owns Container Bar as well as Clive Bar and Lustre Pearl — has signed on to run an entertainment space in the basement of the building.
“Container Bar had a good run, but I’m excited for what’s next,” Dunlap said in a statement. “This next concept will fill a niche that Austin is missing in the music/hospitality scene, and I’m glad to have the opportunity to stay in our spot.”
Nelsen Partners will be the design architect for the tower, Flintco will be the general contractor and Page will be the architect of record. Urbanspace will handle sales and interior design for the tower.
Sales are expected to begin at the start of next year. Burns said it will likely take two and a half years to complete construction. He projects they’ll finish in the second half of 2024.
“The fact of the matter is what my company knows inside and out, backwards and forwards is high-rise condominiums,” Burns said. “So it allowed us to really focus on what we do best.”
Urbanspace has been tapped to sell the condos for other high-profile Austin towers, including The Independent, which has an onsite coffee and cocktail bar on the ground floor, similar to what is planned for The Modern. But The Modern Austin Residences represents Burns’ first foray into high-rise development.
Calls for denser housing within the city limits have grown louder amid the city of Austin’s persistent housing shortage. In June, the Austin Board of Realtors reported that the city had only 0.7 months of housing inventory on the market. That means if no new houses were listed, the city would be completely out of available housing in less than a month.
“We couldn’t beat the timing as far as the current market demands for products in Central Austin,” Burns said.
Rainey Street, in particular, has transformed considerably in recent the years. In the mid-2000s, the neighborhood received Central Business District zoning, making it easier to build big in what was once a residential area. The street is now known in large part for its bars, which largely occupy former single-family homes.
“Rainey street is evolving for families from all different walks of life, for those that want to ditch the car and be able to walk to everything,” Burns said. “I’m excited to see not just my project but the other projects that are going up in the area that are really going to create an incredible experience, not just for those that live there, but for the entire city.”
With the end of summer approaching, we have a list of must-do ATX activities for August. Check out our Urbanspace Top 5 Ways to Wind Down Your Summer below!
Austin FC Home Games: Go cheer on Austin’s first professional soccer team, Austin FC! The team has four home games in August where they will play at the new Q2 Stadium. August 4th at 8:00pm the team will play Houston. August 18th at 8:00pm they will host Vancouver. Then on August 21st at 8:00pm they will play Portland. On August 29th at 7:00pm the team will play Dallas. You can purchase single-match tickets here. (10414 McKalla Pl, Austin, TX 78758)
16th Annual Bat Fest:The biggest bat-viewing party of the year will be held on the Congress Avenue Bridge on August 28, 2021. Enjoy live music, local food and drink, a bat costume contest, children activities, and more than 50 arts and crafts vendors. The event will run from 4:00pm to 11:59pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 cash at the gate. Kids 8 and under are free with an adult. You can purchase tickets here. (100 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704)
Blues on the Green:Blues on the Green is back and will take place on August 10th and 11th at Zilker Park. Gather friends and family, pack a blanket, and enjoy the free concert series with performances by local artists. (2207 Lou Neff Rd, Austin, TX 78746)
Donut Boat Rentals: Donut Boat rentals is exclusive to Lady Bird Lake and provides small groups an electric boat adventure. The Donut Boat’s unique design allows up to ten people to sit around a center table with a center post umbrella for shade. Never driven a boat? No problem, you’ll receive an orientation. Feel free to bring your own food and snacks, or choose from one of the plated options Capital Cruises offers from the Hyatt Regency Austin. Rental pricing is $100/hour with a 2 hour minimum for all reservations. (208 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704)
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures:Enjoy the Austin Hill country with five thrilling Ziplines over Lake Travis! Includes all needed equipment, boat transportation, and bottled water. You can also enjoy access to their private lakefront property where you are able to swim, picnic, play beach games, or relax in hammocks. Reservations are required and can be made here. (14529 Pocohontas Trail, Leander, TX 78641)
Whether you’re looking to go all out on 4th of July weekend or just watch the fireworks, here are some great ways to spend the holiday weekend in Austin and the Texas Hill Country.
HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks: H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks is back! Spend this Independence Day with your family and friends, decked out in red, white and blue. Head down to Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores) this July 4th for an amazing event complete with a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics. This event is planned, produced, and performed entirely by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, with the help of its generous sponsors. The festivities begin at 8 p.m., followed by “mile-high” fireworks. The event is free and open to the public. (Auditorium Shores and Long Center)
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival: Head to the Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival on July 4, 2021 from 4-10 p.m., for live music, shopping, dining and fireworks. Bring the whole family to enjoy backyard games and local live music, then finish out the evening with a spectacular firework show. (Hill Country Galleria)
Bob Schneider’s Independence Day Celebration: Another fan favorite is Austin musician Bob Schneider’s Independence Day Celebration. Bring the family out on Saturday, July 3, 2021 and join the local legend at the Nutty Brown Amphitheater, followed by (you guessed it) a firework show! (Nutty Brown Amphitheater)
July 4th Weekend at Geraldine’s Austin: Geraldine’s, the 4th floor rooftop bar and live music venue inside the Hotel Van Zandt is hosting live blues performances all weekend long, from July 1-4, 2021, including performances by Jo James, Blake Whitmire, Vin Mott and Paul Val. On Sunday, July 4, the bar will welcome blues musician Paul Val from 8-9:30 p.m., then view the fireworks display across the lake from 9:30-10 p.m.(Hotel Van Zandt)
Lakeway 4th Of July Parade & Events: Independence Day is the largest annual event in Lakeway, Texas, which is about a half-hour drive from Austin. This festive parade starts at 8:30 am and marches from the Live Oak Golf Course to the Lakeway Activity Center. The procession is followed by a hot-dog lunch, fun activities, and the Pageantry of Flags program. Live music and other entertainment spice up the day. Families would enjoy the celebration at Lakeway Swim Center that lasts from noon to 8 pm. (Lakeway, TX)
Treat yourself with a day in the sun sipping your favorite cocktail and lounging poolside at some of the top hotels across the city. While you’d like to enjoy the luxury hotel pools offer without having to book a hotel room, plenty of Austin hotels allow non-guests to make a splash just for the day. Check out our Urbanspace Top 5 Hotel Pool Passes below!
Fairmont Austin: This spacious rooftop pool at The Fairmont offers resort-style amenities with a sophisticated city center backdrop. The expansive pool and whirlpool, situated on the 7th floor of the luxury hotel, present the perfect summer retreat. Day passes are available for outside guests to purchase Monday through Thursday. Adult passes are $40, and children are $25. (101 red river st, 78701)
The LINE Austin:Enjoy a cocktail and a swim with the best vista in town at the LINE Austin’s lakeside salt water infinity pool. Overlooking the Congress Avenue Bridge, Lady Bird Lake and the lush Austin skyline, it’s a spot that will make you forget you’re in the heart of the city. The pool is reserved for hotel guest use only on weekends, with guest passes available for purchase on weekdays. Adult passes are $40, and children are $25. (111 e cesar chavez st, 78701)
Austin Motel:Austin Motel’s iconic kidney-shaped pool is now open for reservations Friday through Sunday from 12 – 8 p.m. Reservations are $40 a person for a two hour block and are available for parties up to 5.(1220 s congress ave, 78704)
South Congress Hotel:The pool at South Congress Hotel is the perfect combo of chic and simple. Snack on the fresh, farm-to-table fare of Café No Sé while you lounge. Non-hotel guests can access the pool with daily passes for $40, Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. To book your pool day, call 512-920-6405 or email [email protected] your name and requested date and time. (1603 s congress ave, 78704)
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt: Soak up the sun or breathtaking views of Lady Bird lake while relaxing poolside at Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt. With a refined design, luxurious lounge chairs, and premium cabanas, the Kimpton is an ideal daytime retreat. Day passes start at $38 for adults and $15 for children.(605 davis st, 78701)
With Summer approaching fast and furious, you’ll definitely need a place to shake the Texas heat. But luckily, Mother Nature blessed Austin with a number of splashy swimming spots that offer a fun way to cool off. Check out our Urbanspace Top 5 Swimming Spots below!
Barton Springs Pool: Combine great swimming with people watching at the historic Barton Springs Pool, just minutes from downtown Austin. Located in the heart of the 360-acre Zilker Park, this swimmer’s paradise features clear water fed from underground springs that stays a refreshing 68 degrees year ‘round, along with grassy hills for sunbathing. (2131 william barton dr, 78746)
Deep Eddy Pool: The huge Deep Eddy Pool is the state’s oldest pool, and offers a traditional public pool experience in the center of Austin. (401 deep eddy drive, 78703)
Hamilton Pool Preserve: Located a 40-minute drive from Austin in Texas Hill Country, Hamilton Pool Preserve is a geological wonder. This historic swimming hole was formed by the Hamilton Creek spilling out over limestone outcroppings, creating a dramatic 50-foot waterfall that plunges into a canyon.(24300 hamilton road, TX 78620)
Jacob’s Well: Swim in an artesian spring just 40 minutes outside of Austin at Jacob’s Well Natural Area. The cool, clear water is surrounded by rocky ledges and shady trees, creating a picture-perfect swimming hole. Jacob’s Well is the second largest fully submerged cave in Texas and the spring releases thousands of gallons of water a day, eventually feeding into the Blanco River. (1699 Mt Sharp Rd., TX 78676)
Blue Hole: Drive 45 minutes south of Austin to reach the glorious Blue Hole, located just outside of Wimberley. The crystal-clear waters of Blue Hole stay an ideal 75 degrees all year round, and are shaded by towering cypress trees. Manicured waterside lawns are the perfect place to spread out a blanket and crack open your cooler. Rope swings hanging from the trees complete the quintessential water hole experience. Admittance is limited and reservations are required for swimming, so make your reservation online here. (blue hole ln, 78676)
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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”!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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+
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!
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.
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 birthday 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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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