Do you love spending time on the water and being outside, but you’re getting bored of doing the same old things? Beat the summer heat and check out our list of awesome water activities and events going on this summer!
Things to do on the Water this Summer:
- Alamo Rolling Roadshow
- Austin Water Bikes
- Barton Springs Pool
- Dam That Cancer
- Float Fest
- Fly Lake Austin
- Just For Fun Watercraft Rental
- Lake Travis Yacht Rentals
- Lone Star Riverboat
- NLand Surf Park
- Paddle Boarding
- River Tubing
What was that thing that just brushed against your foot, you wonder as you float through the waters of a man-made lake during an on-the-water screening of the cult classic, Jaws. This summer, test your courage during the Alamo Drafthouse annual summer event, a much-loved tradition amongst Austinites! But be prepared, tickets sell out incredibly fast!
Austin Water Bikes is the premier way to view Lady Bird Lake in gorgeous downtown Austin. You and your friends or family can explore the lake all while taking in the sights and sounds Austin has to offer. Their water bikes are kayak and bicycle-powered, eco-friendly and very easy to use. They also can cruise up to 7 miles an hour and offer a unique experience and photo opportunities! Make sure to frequently check their website because they have moved and are in the process of finding a new location!
Here in Central Texas, we’re lucky we’ve got one of the largest networks of rivers and lakes in the state. These vast networks also happen to make for some pretty amazing swimming holes and pools such as Barton Springs Pool. A cherished swimming spot for locals and visitors alike, Barton Springs pool is an amazing place to go for a swim no matter the season. The pool is also entirely spring-fed, which keeps it in the mid-60’s year-round, so be prepared to be chilly!
On June 25, help paddleboarders raise money to support the mental health of families with a cancer diagnosis as they go from dam to dam. Register or donate now to support a good cause and have a little bit of lake fun this summer! All proceeds from this event benefit the Flatwater Foundation, a non-profit organization. Come out and paddle away to support families affected by cancer!
Whether you love music, rides, or just want to spend a weekend floating the river with friends, we guarantee that you will have fun at Float Fest this July! Float Fest is an annual music festival on the San Marcos River and this year’s lineup is better than ever! This year’s lineup includes Tame Impala, Bassnectar, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Run the Jewels, Glass Animals, Lil Wayne and even more!
If you are looking for something fun to do in Austin, you should check out Fly Lake Austin! They specialize in training individuals or groups of friends to master the latest crazes in flying water sports and will provide you a unique water jet pack adventure not to be forgotten. So come out and have a client appreciation event, bachelor party, bachelorette party, or birthday party that will be memorable!
Just for Fun is an Austin original and is the perfect place to spend time enjoying beautiful Lake Travis! They provide a variety of watercraft activities such as ski boats, pontoon boats, and waverunners with emphasis on customer value, satisfaction, safety and enjoyment at all times. The best parties ever are held on their party barges!
Lake Travis Yacht Rentals offers a luxury lifestyle boating experience for you, your family and friends with the finest yachts Lake Travis has to offer! They have a vast variety of boating options for all kinds of celebrations, standing out with unparalleled service. Whether you’re hosting a birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party, anniversary, corporate event or day getaway, Lake Travis Yacht Rentals will give you an unmatched experience for years to come!
Experience the outdoors, Lake Austin, Austin’s ever-changing city skyline and the natural beauty that makes Austin. Lone Star Riverboat offers public, narrated sightseeing cruises and cruises that witness the spectacular emergence of the Mexican free-tailed bats! So come out and take in the amazing views or liven up your next occasion by having a private party on one of their boats!
Do you love surfing, but you can never find the perfect wave? NLand is the only inland surfing destination in North America with waves for everyone from pros to groms. Each day, they create thousands of waves such as steep reef waves, Waikiki-style inside waves, and friendly bay waves, ideal for new surfers and juniors. You can also enjoy your surfing experience with a farm-fresh meal or snack from Blue Prairie restaurant! Make sure to keep an eye on their calendar for live music, film screenings, trivia, and new beer releases!
One of Austin’s most popular lake pastimes, paddle boarding is both a fun workout and an opportunity for a nice day out on the water. If you are interested in paddle boarding Austin, there are many wonderful places conveniently located to rent SUPs so you can get out and enjoy the outdoors. Popular lakes for paddle boarding are Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake!
ATXcursions tubing tours deliver the best-guided tubing experience from Austin that is loved by bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, travelers, and locals! They include everything you need for the perfect day of tubing: tubing tour guides, tube rental, coolers and ice, and shuttle bus transportation! You’ll float for 2-3 hours on a beautiful natural river. Make sure to bring your favorite drinks and snacks, swimwear and sun protection for your tubing adventure!
The Texas summer temperatures can be unbearable, and we understand the importance of beating the heat, and a great way to do that is to go to a waterpark! Waterparks of all different shapes and sizes have been popping up all over Austin. If the lake isn’t really your style, but you still want to cool down and beat the summer heat, check out these wet and wonderful attractions!