ACTIVITIES ON THE AUSTIN EVENTS WALL CALENDAR
101X Summer Cinema Series
Free outdoor movie screenings. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Select nights, June through August. See website for schedule.
The Austin Film Society curates a wide selection of films at its two-screen arthouse theatre, including repertory series, restorations, documentaries, independent films, and premieres.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Booze, food, movies, and original programming: Terror Tuesdays, Weird Wednesdays, quote-alongs, sing-alongs, and dance parties.
This family-owned shop on SoCo has over 10,000 pairs of cowboy boots.
Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo
This popular roadside attraction was established in 1967 to provide a home to an extensive collection of snakes, reptiles, and exotic mammals.
Catching a show downtown? Heading to Zilker Park? Hop on a B-cycle, and get to your destination on two wheels.
Austin Bouldering Project
This form of rock-climbing is performed on small rock formations (boulders), without the use of ropes or harnesses. ABP offers classes for all skill levels and provides a state-of-the-art facility to help climbers get better, faster.
Austin City Limits Tapings
Want to be part of the longest-running music program in television history? Enter one of the online drawings for a chance to join the audience at an ACL taping.
Austin Duck Adventures
This tour "bus" takes sightseers all around downtown, then plunges into the waters of Lady Bird Lake.
Austin Eats Food Tours
Explore our city's global melting pot of restaurants and food trailers on these tours by foot or bus.
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 Pool
This 3-acre pool is fed by underground springs and maintains an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming.
Bats at Congress Avenue Bridge
More than a million Mexican free-tail bats take flight from the bridge, March through October.
This ladies-only, beginner-friendly bike ride happens on select Monday nights. Check Facebook page for scheduled rides.
Blanton Museum of Art
See the most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas, or check out special events, like community conversations and film screenings.
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In
With a focus on childhood favorites, classics, indies, and arthouse films, this theatre has space for cars and pedestrians.
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 homegrown bookstore welcomes local and national authors for readings and signings.
Brushy Creek Lake Park
Just outside of Austin in Cedar Park, this park features a labyrinth, nature trail, wildlife observation area, and lake.
Bull Creek District Park
This park has 48 acres 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.
Cap City Comedy Club
This place has carried the comedy torch in Austin for over 30 years. Catch national headliners and local comics, or try your luck at an open mic night.
This 6-story library downtown boasts modern design and amenities plus sustainability. There are reading porches and galleries, as well as a rooftop garden and solar installation.
City Running Tours
Run a 5K route at a casual, conversational pace with designated stops along the way. Explore downtown, UT, or local breweries.
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 after dark.
Explore the city on two wheels during National Bike Month.
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.
Deep Eddy Pool Splash Movie Nights
See some new releases and old favorites while you cool off in the 72-degree water or enjoy a picnic on the hill. Movies at dusk. Check website for schedule.
Austin sports several courses to play: Pease Park, Roy G. Guerrero Park, Zilker Park, Circle C Ranch Park, and Searight Park.
Austin sports a dozen leash-free areas for you and your best friend to play.
Driftwood Estate Winery
This winery prides itself on making high-quality wines from Texas grapes. See website for tasting room hours.
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.
A National Natural Landmark, this popular hiking spot sports climbing areas, stargazing spots, and plenty of trails.
For over 40 years, this troupe has been entertaining audiences with political satire, comedy sketches, magic, and musical numbers.
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.
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 is home to an original Gutenberg Bible and the first photograph.
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 waterís edge and passes by skyscrapers and neighborhoods.
This clothing-optional park is nestled in the natural beauty of Lake Travis.
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.
Improv Classes at ColdTowne Theater
This tiny theater offers a variety of classes for beginners and advanced improvisers.
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.
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.
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.
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Home to the Austin Symphony, Ballet Austin, and Austin Opera, as well as a venue for many 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.
Check out the best view of Austin in town - as long as you don't mind climbing lots of stairs to get there.
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. See website for schedule.
Party World Rasslin'
An Austin-grown absurdist version of the WWE with wrestlers dressed as dinosaurs, trees, and computers.
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 1948. 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.
Rent a Bike
For about $25-45, you can rent a bike for the day, right near Zilker Park.
Round Rock Express
The Dell Diamond in Round Rock is home to this minor league baseball team. April-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 two of Austin's farmers' markets, 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 Paddle Boarding
Enjoy 75-90 minute private 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 Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, held when weather permits. See website for schedule.
Stubb's Gospel Brunch
Every Sunday, enjoy live gospel music, a buffet, and a ìmake your ownî Bloody Mary bar. Reservations recommended.
Texas Farmers Markets
The producer-only markets at Lakeline (Saturdays) and Mueller (Wednesdays & Sundays) are open year-round, rain or shine.
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 ìSunset Capital of Texas,î 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.
Science and fun intersect to provide the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers a venue for creating and dreaming.
Open only to bikers and inline skaters, this 5K loop through natural terrain is a great training location.
The Westin Rooftop Pool
This is the ideal place to spend sun-drenched days lounging by the water. Open to the public.
Thursday Night Social Ride
Join Social Cycling Austin for an evening ride around town, ending at a bar.
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.
These axeperts take axe-throwing out of the woods and bring it into the bright lights of the big city.
UT Informal Classes
These inexpensive short-run or one-day classes cover topics ranging from photography to dancing.
UT Longhorns Football
With Bevo himself on the field and Horns fans bleeding burnt orange, this is college football at its finest.
Waterloo Records In-Stores
You can purchase the newest album from your favorite band, or enjoy some free beer and music at these performances.
Wild Basin Creative Research Center
Check out the 227 acres of protected wilderness, near Loop 360. Guided hikes are offered, as well as stargazing and educational activities.
Zip Lost Pines
Experience the breathtaking views of Central Texas firsthand. Enjoy a fun, dynamic, and educational zip tour at McKinney Roughs Nature Park.