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26 Things to Do in Austin in August | Austin August Events


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  • Zilker Theatre Productions: The Little MermaidJuly 12- August 17
    Zilker Hillside Theatre 2206 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746

    For their 61st season, Zilker Theatre Productions is taking Summer Musical Fans “under the sea” with Disney’s The Little Mermaid! This splashy musical adventure is sure to have audiences singing along with their favorite Disney songs! Based on the animated 1989 film of the same name, and the classic by Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, our show is about a mermaid who dreams of living in the world above the sea and gives up her voice to find love!

  • Pay It ForwardAugust 1
    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
    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!

  • Dive-In MoviesAugust 3
    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 3rd, the movie featured is How to Train your Dragon: The Hidden World! 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.

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

    White Linen Night is back for its seventh year on Saturday, August 3rd from 6:30 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. This year’s White Linen Night will feature live music from R&B singer-songwriter Tje Austin. Tickets are $55 so get yours today and don’t miss out!

  • Concerts in the ParkAugust 4
    The 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!

  • Blues on the GreenAugust 7
    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!

  • Austin PRIDE Parade and FestivalAugust 10
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702

    The 2019 Austin PRIDE Festival and Parade will take over Austin at Fiesta Gardens! There will be two stages that will hold many entertainers and performers. With over 400,000 attending in 2018, this year will be even BIGGER! You have to come and expect amazing entertainment from Austin PRIDE, 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.

  • Music on the SquareAugust 9
    Georgetown Square Georgetown, TX

    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. Showmen Bluegrass will be performing!

  • Jaws on the WaterAugust 10
    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!

  • Concerts in the ParkAugust 11
    The 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!

  • Grape Stomp 2019August 12
    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 2019 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!

  • Sound and CinemaAugust 14
    The 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! 10 Things I Hate About You will be playing!

  • Music on the SquareAugust 16
    Georgetown Square Georgetown, TX

    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. Mike Elliot will be performing!

  • Cedar Park RodeoAugust 16- August 17
    H-E-B Center at Cedar Park 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).

  • Jaws on the WaterAugust 17
    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!

  • Concerts in the ParkAugust 18
    The 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!

  • Gillespie County FairAugust 22
    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!

  • Bat FestAugust 24
    South Congress Bridge 100 South 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!

  • Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce FestivalAugust 25
    Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702

    The Austin Hot Sauce Festival is a massive gathering of people who want to feel the burn. Each year, more than 15,000 people flock to Fiesta Gardens to try as many different types of sauce as they can during this one-day event. More than 350 varieties of hot sauce are represented, and you can also expect to find plenty of food at this event. Beyond the sauce and the food, the festival includes live music as well as entertainment for the whole family. Bands from many genres fill the roster and get the people moving after they’ve had their fill of heat. The festival is free to the public, but organizers ask that they bring non-perishable food to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas!

  • Music on the SquareAugust 23
    Georgetown Square Georgetown, TX

    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. The Porch Turtles will be performing!

  • Concerts in the ParkAugust 25
    The 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!

  • Out Of Bounds Comedy FestivalAugust 27- September 2
    Multiple Locations Austin, TX

    The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a 7-day, multi-venue festival of all things comedy, featuring the world’s best in hundreds of improv, sketch, and stand-up shows over Labor Day Weekend! Their mission is to bring worldwide attention to the Austin comedy community by strengthening performer networks, providing educational opportunities and stimulating both Austin tourism and industry interest.

  • Music on the SquareAugust 30
    Georgetown Square Georgetown, TX

    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. Dueling Pianos will be performing!

  • Music In The ParkAugust 30
    Pfluger Park 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    The annual Music In The Park outdoor concert series showcases a variety of live bands and one movie night on selected Friday nights from June to September. Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Your dogs are allowed to come as well, and there is no admission charge! Drinks are allowed in the park, not no in any glass bottles or cups. On August 30th, Chandler and the Bings will be performing!

  • Capital City Black Film FestivalAugust 30- September 1
    Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78704

    Now in its seventh year, Capital City Black Film Festival celebrates African American filmmakers from across the nation and provides a stage for burgeoning talent. This intimate festival celebrates the beautiful storytelling and unique, and yet still universal, the perspective of talented African Americans filmmakers. This festival packs in the fun with four days of events, seminars, parties, screenings, and more! CCBFF includes year-round events and opportunities to experience the brilliant works of black artists and filmmakers from across the globe. This year special guests will include Viola Davis and Julius Tennon!

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