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.
drafthouse.com/austin

Austin Aztex
This minor league soccer team lets Austin experience some real fútbol. Season runs through July.
austinaztex.com

Austin B-cycle
Catching a show downtown? Heading to Zilker Park? Hop on a B-cycle, and get to your destination on two wheels.
austinbcycle.com

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.
acltv.com/upcoming-tapings

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.
austinducks.com

Austin Eats Food Tours
Explore our city's global melting pot of restaurants and food trailers on these tours by foot or bus.
austineatsfoodtours.com

Austin Steam Train
Ride a vintage passenger train through the Texas Hill Country. Special rides include murder-mystery dinners and kid-oriented adventures.
austinsteamtrain.org

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Austin Zoo
This rescue zoo's mission is to assist animals in need through rehabilitation and public education.
austinzoo.org

Barton Creek Farmers Market
Enjoy the freshest local produce and grass-fed meats at this weekly market. Every Saturday, 9am-1pm.
bartoncreekfarmersmarket.org

Barton Creek Greenbelt
This greenbelt is an urban oasis, featuring trails for biking, running, and hiking. You can also enjoy rock climbing and swimming.
austinparks.org

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.
bartonspringsbikerental.com

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.
austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool

Bats at Congress Avenue Bridge
More than a million Mexican free-tail bats take flight from the bridge, March through October.
batcon.org/congress

Bikin' Betties
This ladies-only, beginner-friendly bike ride happens on select Monday nights. Check the Facebook group page for scheduled rides.
facebook.com/groups/bikinbetties

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Blanton Museum of Art
See the most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas, or check out special events, like happy hour or yoga in the galleries.
blantonmuseum.org

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In
With a focus on childhood favorites, classics, and indie and arthouse films, this theatre has space for cars, bikes, and pedestrians.
bluestarlitedrivein.com

Boggy Creek Farm
Purchase fresh produce and flowers, attend seminars, and wander among the many chickens at this certified organic farm.
boggycreekfarm.com

BookPeople In-Store Book Signings
This homegrown bookstore welcomes local and national authors for readings and signings.
bookpeople.com

Brewery Parties
Check out the tours offered by local brewers such as Hops & Grain, Independence Brewing Company, Austin Beerworks, and more.
hopsandgrain.com
independencebrewing.com
austinbeerworks.com

Broken Spoke
This classic honky-tonk dance hall has live country music and two-stepping lessons.
brokenspokeaustintx.net

Brushy Creek Lake Park
Just outside of Austin in Cedar Park, this park features a labyrinth, nature trail, wildlife observation area, and a lake.
austinparks.org/parks/brushy-creek-lake-park

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Bull Creek District Park
This park has 32 square miles of unique terrain, springs, cliffs, and waterfalls.
austinparks.org/parks/bull-creek-district-park

Bullock Texas State History Museum
This museum tells the big "Story of Texas," with historic memorabilia, exhibits, films, programs, and events.
thestoryoftexas.com

Butler Park
This park boasts a grassy meadow, a plaza space, and a 35-foot hill with incredible views of downtown.
austintexas.gov

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.
cityrunningtours.com/austin.html

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.
bartonhillfarms.com

Cycling
Explore the city on two wheels during National Bike Month.
austintexas.gov/page/bicycle

Deep Eddy Pool
Opened to the public by the city of Austin in 1936, this swimming pool is the oldest in Texas. Popular with lap-swimmers and those who just want to splash around.
deepeddy.org

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Disc Golf
Austin sports several courses to play: Pease Park, Roy G. Guerrero Park, Searight Park, Circle C Ranch Park, and more.
rootsrated.com/austin-tx/disc-golf

Dog Parks
Austin sports more than 10 leash-free areas for you and your best friend to play.
austintexas.gov/department/leash-areas

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.
austintexas.org

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.
driftwoodvineyards.com

Eastside Pop Up
Once a month this pop-up shop makes its home at a different bar, venue, or coffeeshop, and features local artists, artisans, and merchants.
facebook.com/pg/eastsidepopup

Enchanted Rock
A National Natural Landmark, this popular hiking spot sports climbing areas, stargazing spots, and plenty of trails.
tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock

Esther's Follies
For over 40 years, this troupe has been entertaining audiences with political satire, comedy sketches, magic, and musical numbers.
www.esthersfollies.com

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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.
iluvvideo.com

Full Moon Yoga
Watch the sun set and the full moon rise at these free outdoor classes. See website for schedule.
yogateacher.com

Geeks Who Drink
These pub-quiz gurus are lucky enough to call a variety of Austin venues home. See website for schedule and locations.
geekswhodrink.com

Hamilton Pool
Home to the golden-cheeked warbler, this swimming hole, 30 miles outside of Austin, has a beautiful 50-foot waterfall.
parks.traviscountytx.gov

Harry Ransom Center
Among the nation's finest research libraries, the HRC is home to an original Gutenberg Bible and the first photograph.
hrc.utexas.edu

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.
austintexas.gov

Hippie Hollow
This clothing-optional park is nestled in the natural beauty of Lake Travis.
hippiehollow.com

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HOPE Outdoor Gallery
This is the only paint park of its kind in the U.S. Developed to provide graffiti artists with an outdoor canvas to display large-scale art pieces. Located at 11th and Baylor streets.
hopecampaign.org

House of Torment
This homegrown house of evil will send you running and screaming all the way home. It's like taking a trip through a modern horror movie.
thehouseoftorment.com

Improv Comedy
Austin's improv comedy scene offers a variety of shows every week. Fun classes for beginners, too.
austinimprov.com

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.
innerspacecavern.com

Juegos Rancheros
This community of independent game developers and fans hosts regular meet-ups for mingling and playing video games.
juegosrancheros.com

Krause Springs
About 30 miles outside of Austin, this popular swimming and camping site boasts 32 springs and a spring-fed, man-made pool.
krausesprings.net

Lady Bird Lake Cruises
Lone Star Riverboat offers cruises for sightseeing, bat-watching, or enjoying the romantic moonlight on the lake.
lonestarriverboat.com

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Laguna Gloria
Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Contemporary's Italianate villa overlooking Lake Austin.
thecontemporaryaustin.org

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.
lbjlibrary.org

Live Music
Austin is dubbed the Live Music Capital of the World for a good reason. You can catch great shows every night of the week.
showlistaustin.com

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.
thelongcenter.org

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.
facebook.com/masterpancaketheater

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.
mayfieldpark.org

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.
tpwd.state.tx.us

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Mexican American Cultural Center
Dedicated to promoting the cultural arts of Mexican-Americans and other Latinos. Admission is free.
austintexas.gov/esbmacc

Monk Parakeets
Native to southern Brazil and Bolivia and central Argentina, these bright-green parrots somehow made their way to Austin.
facebook.com/MonkParakeetsAustinTexas

Mount Bonnell
Check out the best view of Austin in town - as long as you don't mind climbing lots of stairs to get there.
austinparks.org/parks/mount-bonnell

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.
mnae.org

Pace Bend Park
On the western edge of Lake Travis, this park offers boating, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, camping, and more.
parks.traviscountytx.gov

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
For more than 40 years, this theatre has been showing the best classic films. See website for schedule.
austintheatre.org

Party World Rasslin'
An Austin-grown absurdist version of the WWE with wrestlers dressed as dinosaurs, trees, and computers. Elaborate costumes, ridiculous backstories, and lots of good rasslin'.
pwr.website

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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.
tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/pedernales-falls

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 1948. Fun for all ages and BYOB (no glass, please).
peterpanminigolf.com

Pinballz Arcade
With a vast assortment of classic and new games, this arcade boasts the largest selection in Texas. Three locations.
pinballzarcade.com

Roller Derby
Austin is blessed with two Roller Derby leagues - banked track and flat track. Bouts feature rock & roll bands and intense competition.
txrd.com
texasrollergirls.org

Round Rock Express
The Dell Diamond in Round Rock is home to this minor league baseball team. April-September.
milb.com

Rowing Dock
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.
rowingdock.com

SFC Farmers' Markets
The Sustainable Food Center hosts Austin's four largest farmers' markets, which feature products from local farms, ranches, dairies, and nurseries. See website for locations and times.
sfcfarmersmarket.org

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Skate Parks
For all you skaters and skateboarders, Mabel Davis District Park and Heath Eiland and Morgan Moss BMX Skate Park offer skate bowls and streetscapes.
austintexas.gov/department/skate-parks

Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Enjoy 75-90 minute private lessons for all ages and skill levels. Lessons cover safety, equipment, technique, and SUP etiquette.
supatx.com

Star Parties
The Austin Astronomical Society hosts these star-viewing events at Canyon of the Eagles, held when weather permits. See website for schedule.
austinastro.org

Stubb's Gospel Brunch
Live gospel music, a buffet., and a "make your own" Bloody Mary bar. Reservations recommended.
stubbsaustin.com

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.
texasmusicmuseum.org

Texas Stars Hockey
The Cedar Park Center is home to this minor league hockey team. Season runs through April.
texasstars.com

The Contemporary Austin
Check out interesting exhibitions, engaging programs, and special events that drive the city's visual-arts landscape.
thecontemporaryaustin.org

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The Oasis
This is the "Sunset Capital of Texas," which sports a great view of Lake Travis.
oasis-austin.com

The Salt Lick
A short drive outside of Austin, this BBQ joint has been serving meats to the masses since 1967.
saltlickbbq.com

The Thinkery
Science and fun intersect to provide the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers a venue for creating and dreaming.
thinkeryaustin.org

The Veloway
Open only to bikers and inline skaters, this 5K loop through natural terrain is a great training location.
veloway.com

The Westin Rooftop Pool
This is the ideal place to spend sun-drenched days lounging by the water. Open to the public Sunday-Thursday. (See January photo.)
westinaustindowntown.com

Thursday Night Social Ride
Join Social Cycling Austin for an evening ride around town, ending at a bar.
facebook.com/socialcyclingaustin

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.
umlaufsculpture.org

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UT Informal Classes
These inexpensive short-run or one-day classes cover topics ranging from photography to dancing.
informal.utexas.edu

UT Longhorns Football
With Bevo himself on the field and all Horns fans bleeding burnt orange, this is college football at its finest.
texassports.com

Waterloo Records In-Stores
You can purchase the newest album from your favorite band, or enjoy some free beer and music at these performances.
waterloorecords.com

Wild Basin Creative Research Center
Check out the 227 acres of trees, surrounded by businesses and houses, near Loop 360. Guided hikes are offered, as well as stargazing and educational activities.
facebook.com/wildbasin