• July 7 – August 12Zilker Summer Musical
    Zilker Park 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX
    Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host performances of “The Wizard of Oz” Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
  • August 1Unplugged at the Grove 2017
    Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
    Join us every Thursday night at 8pm on our beautiful pecan tree shaded patio from April till September for Austin’s longest running free live music series. There’s still no cover charge and all ages are welcomed.
  • August 2Blues on The Green
    Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
    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 3First Thursday Dripping Springs
    Downtown Dripping Springs , Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    Experience Downtown Dripping Springs like never before. All grown up and open late on the First Thursday of each month. Enjoy special activities, music, art, dining and shopping. Make it a night to remember with someone special.
  • August 3Pay It Forward
    AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705
    Featuring more than a dozen of the best chefs in Austin, music from local band, The Mrs, and a fundraising goal of $65,000, Pay It Forward will highlight the Austin restaurant scene and contribute to an amazing cause.
  • August 58 Tour- Incubus with Jimmy Eat World
    Ausitn360 Amphitheater 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Del Valle, TX 78617
    Multi-platinum alt-rock icons Incubus, celebrating in 2017 the 20th anniversary of their major label album debut, released the brand new single “Nimble Bastard” just in time for their first headlining North American tour since 2015.
  • August 52nd Street District White Linen Night
    Downtown Austin 3rd Street between Lavaca and Colorado, Austin, TX 78701
    2nd Street District is hosting their 5th Annual White Linen night from 6 pm to 9pm on Saturday. This ticketed block party benefiting Austin Food & Wine Alliance will have bites from Austin restaurants with wine and beer pairings. Tickets are $50 so get yours today and don’t miss out!
  • August 5Round Rock Market Days
    Centennial Plaza 301 W Bagdad St, Round Rock, TX 78664
    The Round Rock Market Days is a vendor & small business fair that is on every first Saturday of the month (except in October). Each month they has a new theme, making it a fun event to attend.
  • August 5 & 12Grape Stomp at Dry Comal Creek
    Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132
    Any two adults can participate in this highly anticipated winery event. One of you will do the “stomping” and the other will do the “collecting.”
  • August 8Tarot and Tequila Tuesday
    Irene’s 506 West Ave, Austin, TX 78701
    Free Tarot Card Readings by Kristin of Senders Receive from 6 pm to 8 pm, and Tequila Tuesday Specials til close!
  • August 8Bring It! Live
    Bass Concert Hall 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712
    After a massive sold-out 2016 summer tour, Lifetime’s hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage in Austin. Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime’s hit series Bring It! return to the live stage at Bass Concert Hall as part of the “Bring It! Live” 2017 summer tour.
  • August 11-13LakeFest Drag Boat Races
    Lakeside Park Marble Falls 305 Buena Vista Dr, Marble Falls, TX 78654
    Feel the roar of the engines and the vibrations in your chest as over 100 boats race to reach speeds of over 260 mph and turn the banks of the lake into a wild three-day boat race party.
  • August 12Austin Ice Cream Festival
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
    The Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival is fun for the whole family. Games, activities, contests, live entertainment and of course, ice cream, will keep you cool and happy.
  • August 15Long Center presents Trailer Food Tuesdays
    Long Center 701 W. Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
    Sample the delicious food trucks of Austin in one convenient location featuring the best view in town.
  • August 17-20Capital City Black Film Festival
    Various Locations , Austin, TX
    Now in its fifth year, CCBFF celebrates African American filmmakers from across the nation and provides a stage for burgeoning talent. This festival packs in the fun with four-days of events, seminars, parties, screenings and more
  • August 1913th Annual Bat Fest
    Statesman Bat Observation Center 305 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
    The event includes 5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 3 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and other bat activities.
  • August 19-20Austin Pet Expo
    Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
    Check out tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescues, and see live demos in positive-reinforcement obedience training.
  • August 20Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
    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 24-27Gillespie County Fair
    Gillespie County Fair Association 530 Fair Drive, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
    Four days filled with carnival and midway, fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, and live pari-mutuel horse racing!
  • August 267th Annual Quesoff
    Mohawk 912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
    Around 30 vendors of all shapes and sizes – restaurants, top chefs, home-cooks, neighbors, brother, sisters will all go head to head in four categories – Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card.
  • August 261st Annual Barton Springs Top Off Day
    Barton Springs Pool 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
    In the late 70’s, early 80’s and there were topless women everywhere at Barton Springs. Over the years it’s slowly dying off so in order keep this tradition alive there will be an annual top off day on the last Saturday of August each year!
  • August 26Austin Pride Festival & Parade
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702
    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 29-September 4Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
    Various Locations , Austin, TX
    Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops and throw down in a mini-golf tourney.
  • August 30Building the Wall
    Oscar G. Brockett Theatre 303 East 24th Street, Austin, TX 78712
    Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan brings this politically inspired dystopian thriller to the Bass Concert Hall, for what will probably be the tensest 90 minutes of your summer.

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