• Sound and CinemaAugust 1
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    Do512 and Alamo Drafthouse present Sound & Cinema, six summer nights of live bands paired with classic Hollywood movies. The event is family-friendly, visitors can feast on food truck favorites, as well as cocktails, craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages that are for sale on site. Sound & Cinema brings together all of Austin’s best qualities: music, food, film and the great outdoors! Mean Girls will be the featured movie and Go Fever will be performing live!

  • Unplugged at the GroveAugust 2
    Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Join 93.3 KGSR and Shady Grove by celebrating 25 years of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening in June at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! Unplugged at the Grove will be 23 weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas. There will be absolutely no cover charge, that’s why Unplugged at the Grove is the longest free running concert series! Alejandro Escovedo will be performing live!

  • Pay It ForwardAugust 2
    AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705

    Featuring more than a dozen of the best chefs in Austin, music from local bands, and a fundraising goal of $65,000, Pay It Forward will highlight the Austin restaurant scene and contribute to an amazing cause. The goal of this fundraiser is to help promote awareness about the spinal cord injury community while enjoying great people, the best food in Austin, handcrafted cocktails, and energetic entertainment. Proceeds from the Pay it Forward Benefit will help fund rehabilitation equipment, adaptive sports programs, research, rehab equipment and outreach and support for those with new injuries.

  • Jaws on the WaterAugust 3- August 4
    Beachside Billy’s 16107 FM2769, Leander, TX 78641

    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!

  • RTX AustinAugust 3- Agust 5
    JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

    RTX is the world’s greatest celebration of gaming, animation, comedy, and internet culture. With events in London, Sydney, and its flagship convention in Austin, TX, RTX is where fantastic entertainment and the best fans in the world meet up for the best weekend of the year. At RTX, there will be awesome panels, special guests, screenings and much more!

  • White Linen NightAugust 4
    Downtown Austin 3rd Street between Lavaca and Colorado, Austin, TX 78701

    White Linen Night is back for its sixth year on Saturday, August 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The ticketed block party will feature bites from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants in the 2ND Street District, a performance by Tameca Jones, wine pairings and beer provided by a local brewery, 4th Tap Brewery Cooperative. Austin Food & Wine Alliance and SafePlace have been selected as the beneficiaries for White Linen Night with all proceeds donated to these organizations. Tickets are $50 so get yours today and don’t miss out!

  • Austin Pet ExpoAugust 4
    Travis County Exposition Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX 78724

    At Austin Pet Expo, learn about pet care, volunteerism, grooming, pet behavior and training, traveling with your pet, how you can make a difference, different types of pets and breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, and engage in fun activities for you and your pet! There will be tons of exhibitors, fabulous prize giveaways, discounted vaccinations, microchipping and heartworm and flea preventatives, free nail trims, pet activities, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, author readings, and book signings. You can even adopt pets! Dozens of Rescue Groups will be present to help you find the perfect pet for you and your family!

  • Hartman Foundation Concerts in the ParkAugust 5
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    If rock and blues aren’t your taste, then you may like The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park with performances presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra! A variety of music will be performed, from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores and you can enjoy the music with beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline. It’s the perfect opportunity to listen to some refined Austin live music on a summer evening with a picnic dinner and group of friends!

  • Trailer Food TuesdaysAugust 7
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    Austin invented food trucks, and every summer the Long Center hosts the finest selection of trailer food in Central Texas. Sample delicious food from food trucks of Austin with the downtown skyline as the backdrop at Trailer Food Tuesdays where 14-16 of Austin’s finest food trailers line up in one place with family-friendly live music from 5 pm – 9 pm!

  • Blues On The GreenAugust 8
    Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Austinites are always longing for live music, and during these long summer nights, there are plenty of chances to get your fill! Blues on the Green is the longest series of free summertime concerts hosted by KGSR Radio Austin! KGSR invites music lovers to Zilker Park every Wednesday of every month in the summer to enjoy a family (and pet-friendly!) night of music in a comfortable atmosphere. These free concerts feature performances by popular local bands with a variety of different genres. The audience is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, pack a picnic and bring the whole family out for a unique musical experience!

  • Unplugged at the GroveAugust 9
    Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Join 93.3 KGSR and Shady Grove by celebrating 25 years of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening in June at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! Unplugged at the Grove will be 23 weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas. There will be absolutely no cover charge, that’s why Unplugged at the Grove is the longest free running concert series!

  • Music On The SquareAugust 10
    Williamson County Courthouse 710 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626

    If it is not too far from you, venture to the Courthouse Square in Georgetown to listen to some live music. So grab your friends, take some food to go from one of the local spots or pick up dinner and bring it with you for a lovely picnic and settle in for an experience that is bound to be music to your ears. All concerts are from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm on Friday nights. On August 10th, Roland Waits & The Wayward Travelers will be performing!

  • Pfloating Movie NightsAugust 10
    Scott Mentzer Pool and Heritage Park 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Pflugerville’s annual Pfloating movie nights are back this summer! On August 10th the movie that will be shown is Ice Age! Twenty-thousand years ago, Earth is a wondrous, prehistoric world filled with great danger, not the least of which is the beginning of the Ice Age. Please keep in mind that Scott Mentzer Pool only allows pool noodles and clear inner tubes. If you don’t have any tubes, you can rent them! And if you get hungry during the movie, grab a snack at the concession stands!

  • Movies in the ParkAugust 10
    Robin Bledsoe Park 601 S Bagdad Rd, Leander, TX 78641

    Movies in the Park provides families the opportunity to spend time together under the stars all while enjoying first run movies all for free! On August 10th, the movie featured is Paddington 2! The movie is also pet-friendly, so make sure you bring your dogs! But make sure they are on a leash! There will be music and games before the movie, and the movie will begin just after dusk. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. Be sure not to bring any glass containers; they are not allowed.

  • Austin PRIDE FestivalAugust 11
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702

    The Austin PRIDE Festival and Parade will host two stages to many entertainers and performers. The main stage has headline entertainers and a second stage has DJ’s and carnival performers. Amazing entertainment from Austin PRIDE is to be expected and this year will be no exception! Attendants can also see pet parades, eat food from local food vendors, and experience carnival-themed games and activities. This year, Festival Tickets purchased in advance will be able to enter the Festival at any entrance.

  • Grape Stomp 2018August 11
    Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Herbelin Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130

    Join Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery with your family and prepare to enjoy a day full of stomping, drinking, dancing, and eating. In addition to the grape stomp, each participant will enjoy live music, a catered lunch, two glasses of wine, a logoed wine glass, a commemorative t-shirt, and their names on the label of the 2018 Foot Pressed Red Table Wine. After lunch, they will be grooving to live music. There will be prizes for the winning teams, door prizes, tastings, games, wine specials, giveaways, and much more!

  • Hartman Foundation Concerts in the ParkAugust 12
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    If rock and blues aren’t your taste, then you may like The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park with performances presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra! A variety of music will be performed, from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores and you can enjoy the music with beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline. It’s the perfect opportunity to listen to some refined Austin live music on a summer evening with a picnic dinner and group of friends!

  • Sound and CinemaAugust 15
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    Do512 and Alamo Drafthouse present Sound & Cinema, six summer nights of live bands paired with classic Hollywood movies. The event is family-friendly, visitors can feast on food truck favorites, as well as cocktails, craft beers and non-alcoholic beverages that are for sale on site. Sound & Cinema brings together all of Austin’s best qualities: music, food, film and the great outdoors! O Brother, Where Art Thou? will be the featured movie and Rattlesnake Milk will be performing live!

  • Unplugged at the GroveAugust 16
    Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Join 93.3 KGSR and Shady Grove by celebrating 25 years of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening in June at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! Unplugged at the Grove will be 23 weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas. There will be absolutely no cover charge, that’s why Unplugged at the Grove is the longest free running concert series! Eric Tessmer will be performing live!

  • Movies at the LakeAugust 17
    Lake Kyle 700 Lehman Rd, Kyle, TX 78640

    Movies at the Lake 2018 season at Lake Kyle will be the best yet with blockbuster movies and great opportunities to have fun at beautiful Lake Kyle! Make sure to bring your blankets, folding chairs and movie snacks to enjoy a relaxing evening by the water. The City of Kyle Parks and Recreation Department has a movie screen with a viewable screen size is 26′ x 15′ with a 30 ft. diagonal; now that’s a huge screen! On August 17th, the movie they will be playing is Marvel’s, Black Panther!

  • Music On The SquareAugust 17
    Williamson County Courthouse 710 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626

    If it is not too far from you, venture to the Courthouse Square in Georgetown to listen to some live music. So grab your friends, take some food to go from one of the local spots or pick up dinner and bring it with you for a lovely picnic and settle in for an experience that is bound to be music to your ears. All concerts are from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm on Friday nights. On August 17th, Mr. Thrill will be performing!

  • Cedar Park RodeoAugust 17- August 18
    H-E-B Center 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613

    The Cedar Park Rodeo returns to H-E-B Center! Get ready for two evenings of professional rodeo events including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, girls barrel racing, girls breakaway roping, team roping, and mutton busting. You will not want to miss these two days of action-packed family entertainment! Cedar Park Rodeo is sanctioned by the Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association (CPRA).

  • Bat FestAugust 18
    Congress Bridge Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

    The Bat Fest is a major Austin attraction of watching the bats emerge from under the Congress Bridge and now has become a festival that takes place once a year. Bat watchers can enjoy live music, local food, and drinks while gazing at 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats fly into the night sky. Everyone in attendance can also enjoy a bat costume contest and fun children’s activities like arts and crafts. Come on out to the Bat Fest and make it a night to remember!

  • Zilker Theatre Productions: All Shook UpAugust 18
    Zilker Hillside Theatre 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    Zilker Theater productions have selected All Shook Up as the 60th Annual Zilker Summer Musical, taking you on a journey all the way back to the 1950’s (when the first Zilker summer musicals started). All Shook Up, set in 1950’s Middle America, is a new twist on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with 24 Elvis hits! The production starts at dusk around 8:15 pm, but be sure to get there early with your low-backed chairs and blankets to get your spot!

  • Hartman Foundation Concerts in the ParkAugust 19
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    If rock and blues aren’t your taste, then you may like The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park with performances presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra! A variety of music will be performed, from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores and you can enjoy the music with beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline. It’s the perfect opportunity to listen to some refined Austin live music on a summer evening with a picnic dinner and group of friends!

  • Unplugged at the GroveAugust 23
    Shady Grove 1624 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

    Join 93.3 KGSR and Shady Grove by celebrating 25 years of KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove with free live music every Thursday evening in June at the iconic Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road! Unplugged at the Grove will be 23 weeks of the best live music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas. There will be absolutely no cover charge, that’s why Unplugged at the Grove is the longest free running concert series! Bob Schneider will be performing live!

  • Gillespie County FairAugust 23- August 26
    Gillespie County Fair Grounds 530 Fair Dr, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

    Join Gillespie County Fair for a weekend of Texas Hill Country and Gillespie County hospitality that the whole family will enjoy! It’s four big days filled with great events such as an exciting carnival and midway, all of your favorite fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, washer pitching tournament, antique tractor shows, and live pari-mutuel horse racing! This is the perfect event for a family fun weekend day trip!

  • Music On The SquareAugust 24
    Williamson County Courthouse 710 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626

    If it is not too far from you, venture to the Courthouse Square in Georgetown to listen to some live music. So grab your friends, take some food to go from one of the local spots or pick up dinner and bring it with you for a lovely picnic and settle in for an experience that is bound to be music to your ears. All concerts are from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm on Friday nights. On August 24th, Steel Country Outlaws will be performing!

  • Quesoff 2018August 25
    Mohawk 912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

    Quesoff, a celebration of all things melted cheese, will take place at The Mohawk on Saturday, August 25th. Around thirty vendors of all shapes and sizes including restaurants, top chefs, home-cooks, neighbors, brothers, and sisters will all go head to head in four categories; Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card! A Best in Show will also be awarded to the overall top queso dish as decided by the esteemed panel of judges. If you are absolutely in love with queso, then this is the perfect event for you!

  • DIVE-IN MoviesAugust
    Robin Bledsoe Park 601 S Bagdad Rd, Leander, TX 78641

    Leander Parks and Recreation will host Dive-In movies to be held at the Robin Bledsoe Park pool! The pool will open for admission at 7:30 for each movie and the entry fee will be $2.00 per person. The movie will generally start at dusk. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner. Be sure not to bring any glass containers; they are not allowed. The movie that will be featured on August 25th is Sherlock Gnomes!

  • Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce FestivalAugust 26
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702

    The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival is back! Sample hundreds of hot sauces, dine on local foods and enjoy live music. These bands from many genres fill the roster and get the people moving after they’ve had their fill of heat. This family-friendly event is free to the public with a donation of three non-perishable food items or $5 donation to Central Texas Food Bank. Get ready to eat the heat!

  • Hartman Foundation Concerts in the ParkAugust 26
    Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    If rock and blues aren’t your taste, then you may like The Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park with performances presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra! A variety of music will be performed, from jazz and light classical to pops selections and film scores and you can enjoy the music with beautiful views of Lady Bird Lake and the downtown skyline. It’s the perfect opportunity to listen to some refined Austin live music on a summer evening with a picnic dinner and group of friends!

  • The Wine DownAugust 29
    ACL Live at The Moody Theater 310 W Willie Nelson Blvd #1A, Austin, TX 78701

    The Wine Down, back for its sixth year, is a music series that is anchored towards driving people downtown to the 2nd Street District to experience lively nights of shopping, eating, and strolling the 2nd Street corridor. Each month, a different restaurant provides food samples and happy hour specials, while KUTX D.J.s entertain the crowd with great music. Proceeds from the Wine Down will be benefiting the Austin Music Foundation.

  • Capital City Black Film FestivalAugust 30- September 2
    Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

    Now in its sixth year, Capital City Black Film Festival 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! This year it’s the 25th-anniversary screening of Cool Runnings and embassadors Leon and Malik Yoba will be special guests!

  • Music On The SquareAugust 31
    Williamson County Courthouse 710 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626

    If it is not too far from you, venture to the Courthouse Square in Georgetown to listen to some live music. So grab your friends, take some food to go from one of the local spots or pick up dinner and bring it with you for a lovely picnic and settle in for an experience that is bound to be music to your ears. All concerts are from 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm on Friday nights. On August 31st, Them Duquaines will be performing!

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