ACTIVITIES ON THE AUSTIN EVENTS WALL CALENDAR
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Booze, food, movies and original programming: Terror Tuesdays, Weird Wednesdays, quote-alongs and sing-alongs.
This minor league soccer team lets Austin experience some real fútbol. Season runs through July.
Catching a show downtown? Heading to Zilker Park? Hop on a B-cycle, and get to your destination on two wheels.
Austin Bike Zoo
An ever-growing menagerie of giant, playful, interactive, hand-built creatures.
Austin City Limits Tapings
Want to be a part of the longest-running music program in television history? Enter one of the online drawings for a chance to be an audience member at an ACL taping.
Austin Duck Adventures
This tour "bus" takes sightseers all around downtown, then plunges into the waters of Lady Bird Lake. They'll even throw in a duck whistle.
Austin Eats Food Tours
Explore the city's global melting pot of restaurants and food trailers on these tours by foot or bus.
Austin's D-League basketball team calls the Cedar Park Center home. Season runs through April. Be sure to high-five Da Bull.
Austin Steam Train
Ride a vintage passenger train through the Texas Hill Country. Special rides include murder-mystery dinners and kid-oriented adventures.
This rescue zoo's mission is to assist animals in need through rehabilitation and public education.
Barton Creek Farmers Market
Enjoy the freshest local produce and grass-fed meats at this weekly market. Every Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Barton Creek Greenbelt
This greenbelt is an urban oasis, featuring trails for biking, running and hiking. You can also enjoy rock climbing and swimming.
Barton Springs Bike Rental
For about $25-45, you can rent a bike for the day, right near Zilker Park. If you're in the mood to explore, this bike rental company also offers tours.
Barton Springs Pool
This 3-acre pool is fed from underground springs, and maintains an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming.
Bat-Watching at Congress Avenue Bridge
1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats take flight from the bridge, March through October.
This ladies-only, beginner-friendly bike ride happens every Monday night.
Blanton Museum of Art
This UT museum has the most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. See the permanent collection, or special events, like happy hour or yoga in the galleries.
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In
With a focus on childhood favorites, drive-in classics, indie and arthouse films, this drive-in theatre has space for 30-50 cars, or you can bike- or walk-in.
Boggy Creek Farm
Purchase fresh produce and flowers, attend seminars, and wander among the many chickens at this certified organic farm.
BookPeople In-Store Book Signings
This local bookstore welcomes local and national authors for readings and signings.
This classic honky-tonk dance hall has live country music and two-stepping lessons.
Brushy Creek Lake Park
Just outside of Austin in Cedar Park, this park features a labyrinth, nature trail, wildlife observation area and a lake.
Bull Creek District Park
This park has 32 square miles of unique terrain, springs, cliffs and waterfalls.
Bullock Texas State History Museum
This museum tells the big "Story of Texas," with historic memorabilia, exhibits, films, programs and events.
This park boasts a grassy meadow, a plaza space and a 35-foot hill with incredible views of downtown.
Cathedral of Junk
Vince Hannemann is the king of this backyard cathedral, which he began building in 1988. A true embodiment of "one man's junk, is another man's treasure."
City Running Tours
Run 5K or 10K routes at a casual, conversational pace with designated stops along the way. Explore downtown, the UT campus or one of many local breweries.
Comedy Nights at Spider House Ballroom
Every Monday night, there's a local comedy show followed by an open mic.
Corn Maze at Barton Hill Farms
Each weekend during the fall, you can meander through this "maize." Saturday nights, bring a flashlight and try your luck at the maze after dark.
May is National Bike Month. Explore the city on two wheels.
Deep Eddy Pool
This is the oldest swimming pool in Texas, and it was opened to the public by the city of Austin in 1936. A popular with lap-swimmers and those who just want to splash around.
Austin sports several courses to play: Pease Park, Roy G. Guerrero Park, Searight Park, Circle C Ranch Park and more.
Austin sports 12 leash-free areas for you and your best friend to play.
Downtown Guided Walking Tours
The Austin Visitor Center offers a variety of options when it comes to exploring the history and architecture of our city.
Driftwood Estate Winery
This winery prides itself on making high-quality wines from Texas grapes. The view from the bluff overlooking the vineyard is breathtaking. See website for tasting room hours.
East Austin Handmade Arts Market
This once-a-month market features local artists and musicians. Free to peruse.
A National Natural Landmark, this popular hiking spot sports climbing areas, stargazing spots and plenty of trails.
Free Beer Tuesdays at I Luv Video
The rumors are true: This video store gives away free beer every Tuesday. Peruse the shelves while enjoying a cold one. 6pm-12mid.
Full Moon Swim at Barton Springs
Experience Barton Springs Pool as a true Austinite - with an epic late-night swim.
Full Moon Yoga
Watch the sun set and the full moon rise at these free outdoor classes. See website for schedule.
Geeks Who Drink
These pub-quiz gurus are lucky enough to call a variety of Austin venues home. See website for schedule and locations.
Home to the golden-cheeked warbler, this swimming hole 30 miles outside of Austin has a beautiful 50-foot waterfall.
Harry Ransom Center
Among the nation's finest research libraries, the HRC displays a permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits.
Hike-and-Bike Trail and Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake
Enjoy a stroll/jog/bike ride in the heart of the city on a path that meanders along the water’s edge and passes by skyscrapers, neighborhoods, ball fields and cultural attractions.
This clothing-optional park is nestled in the natural beauty of Lake Travis.
HOPE Outdoor Gallery
This is the only paint park of its kind in the U.S. Developed to provide artists with an outdoor canvas to display large-scale art pieces. Located at 11th and Baylor streets.
House of Torment
This homegrown house of torment will send you running and screaming all the way home. It's like taking a trip through a modern horror movie.
Austin's improv comedy scene offers a variety of shows every week. Fun classes for beginners, too.
Inner Space Cavern
Hidden for over 10,000 years, this is one of the most well-preserved caves in Texas. Tours depart every 20-30 minutes. Wear comfortable shoes.
Jester King Brewery
This is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to making ales and beers that reflect the unique character of the Texas Hill Country.
This community of independent game developers and fans hosts regular meet-ups for mingling and playing video games.
About 30 miles outside of Austin, this popular swimming and camping site boasts 32 springs and a spring-fed, man-made pool.
Lady Bird Lake Cruises
Lone Star Riverboat offers cruises for sightseeing, bat-watching or enjoying the romantic moonlight on the lake.
Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Contemporary's Italianate villa overlooking Lake Austin.
Latino Moonlight Serenades
Kayakers, canoers and SUPs can join the Texas Rowing Center on a moonlight float to enjoy local musicians playing Latin songs.
LBJ Presidential Library
This library houses 45 million pages of historical documents, 650,000 photos and 5,000 hours of recordings from President Lyndon B. Johnson's political career, as well as various exhibits.
Austin is dubbed the Live Music Capital of the World for a good reason. You can catch great shows every night of the week.
Lonestar Rollergirls & Texas Rollergirls
Austin is blessed with two Roller Derby leagues - banked track and flat track. Bouts feature rock & roll bands and intense competition.
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Home to the Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin and Austin Opera, as well as a venue for other traveling shows.
Master Pancake Theater
The perfect pairing of movies and comedy. Think Mystery Science Theater 3000, but funnier and live. With these jokesters, no movie is sacred.
Mayfield Park and Preserve
Peacocks roam the grounds of this 21-acre preserve. You can also explore the walking trails and gardens while seeing lots of wildlife.
McKinney Falls State Park
Take a dip in Onion Creek, which flows over limestone ledges and splashes into pools, or follow the trails and explore the Hill Country woods.
Mexican American Cultural Center
Dedicated to promoting the cultural arts of Mexican-Americans and other Latinos. Admission is free.
Native to southern Brazil and Bolivia and central Argentina, these bright-green parrots somehow made their way to Austin.
Check out the best view of Austin in town - as long as you don't mind climbing lots of stairs to get there.
Museum of Natural & Artificial Ephemerata
This is one of the last in-home, family-run museums in America. Check out some super-weird and super-rare objects.
Pace Bend Park
On the western edge of Lake Travis, this park offers boating, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, camping and more.
Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
For more than 40 years, this theatre has been showing the best classic films and popular movie series.
Pedernales Falls State Park
Make a short trip to Johnson City for outdoor fun: camping, hiking, swimming, tubing, mountain biking, bird-watching, fishing and horseback riding.
Peter Pan Mini-Golf
This miniature-golf attraction sports two 18-hole courses with a variety of obstacles and surprises. It's been open since 1946. Fun for all ages and BYOB (no glass, please).
With a vast assortment of classic and new games, this arcade boasts the largest selection in Texas. Three locations.
Round Rock Express
The Dell Diamond in Round Rock is the home of the minor league Express baseball team. Catch a game April through September.
This spot on Lady Bird Lake offers SUP yoga classes, bat paddles, full moon cruises or a relaxing day on the water for experienced or beginning paddlers.
SFC Farmers' Markets
The Sustainable Food Center hosts the four largest farmers' markets in Austin, which feature products from local farms, ranches, dairies and nurseries. See website for locations and times.
For all you skaters and skateboarders, Mabel Davis District Park and Heath Eiland and Morgan Moss BMX Skate Park offer skate bowls and streetscapes.
Stand Up Paddling
Enjoy private 75-90 minute lessons for all ages and skill levels. Lessons cover safety, equipment, technique and SUP etiquette.
The Austin Astronomical Society hosts these star-viewing events at Canyon of the Eagles, held when weather permits. See website for schedule.
Stubb's Gospel Brunch
Live gospel music and a world-renowned buffet. There's even a “make your own” Bloody Mary bar. Make reservations in advance.
Texas Military Forces Museum
Make a trip to Camp Mabry for 45,000 square feet of military memorabilia, some dating as far back as 1823.
Texas Music Museum
This museum contains a unique collection that tells the story of the musicians who made Austin the Live Music Capital of the World.
Texas Stars Hockey
The Cedar Park Center is home to this minor league hockey team. Season runs through April.
The Contemporary Austin
Check out interesting exhibitions, engaging programs and special events that drive the city's visual arts landscape.
This is the “Sunset Capital of Texas,” which sports a great view of Lake Travis.
The Salt Lick
A short drive outside of Austin, this BBQ joint has been serving meats to the masses since 1967.
Open only to bikers and inline skaters, this 5K loop through natural terrain is a great training location.
Science and fun intersect to provide the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers a venue for creating and dreaming.
Thursday Night Social Ride
Every Thursday, join Social Cycling Austin for an evening ride around town, which ends at a bar for mingling.
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum
Stroll among art and statues set in a shady garden of native Texas plants. Here art meets nature in beautiful harmony.
UT Informal Classes
These inexpensive, short-run or one-day classes cover topics ranging from music to sewing.
UT Longhorns Football
With Bevo himself on the field and all Horns fans bleeding burnt orange, this is college football at its finest.
Reopened in 1999, the Tower observation deck offers a fantastic view of the campus and Austin. Reservations recommended.
Waterloo Records In-Stores
You can purchase the newest album from your favorite band here, or enjoy some free beer and music at these performances.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
Check out the 227 acres of trees surrounded by businesses and houses near Loop 360. Guided hikes are offered, as well as stargazing and trail-maintenance activities.