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Local Events We Love

Thursdays All Summer - Long Center

Every Thursday through August 15 (except for July 4th). With 22 bands and plenty of opportunity to let loose, it’s time to shake off your blankets and lawn chairs, double-check you have all the Drop-In info you need, and prepare to vibe on the Long Center's 3D-printed stage all summer long.

All Summer - The Paramount Theatre

Flashing marquee lights. Buttery popcorn. Colossal screen. It’s that movie palace atmosphere, an air-conditioned oasis. THIS is how movies were meant to be seen. The 49th Annual Paramount Summer Classic Film Series presented by CapMetro returns in May. New films will be announced each month.

Weekly Tuesday-Sunday - Austin American-Statesman Building

Think an art museum—but without the frames. That’s the whole premise behind Beyond Van Gogh and Beyond Monet, immersive exhibits of the artists’ iconic artworks.

Through 6/30 - Blanton Museum of Art

Anni Albers (1899–1994) is considered the most important textile artist of the 20th century. Known for her wall hangings, weavings, and designs, she was also an innovative educator and printmaker. Beat the heat and check out this incredible exhibit before it's gone!

June 7-9 - Blanco, Texas

Just an hour southeast of the city, Blanco, Texas, throws this annual event to showcase its iconic blooms and Lavender Market, where visitors can shop for crafts made with the fragrant purple plant.

June 11-12 - Zilker Park

ACL Radio's Blues on the Green is back for another year at Zilker Park. This annual, family-friendly concert is free and open to all so bring your cooler, lay out your picnic blankets and get ready to rock the park.

June 15 - Historic East Austin & Rosewood Park

Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a parade with floats and entertainment, and a celebration with food and local vendors at Rosewood Park.

June 16 - Zilker Hillside Theater 

ASB celebrates  Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The band will perform a selection of patriotic melodies and family favorites including works by Frank Sinatra, John Philip Sousa, George Gershwin and Andrew Lloyd Weber.  Audience members are encouraged to picnic and spread a blanket under the pecan trees at the Zilker Hillside Theatre to celebrate Dad this Father's Day!

June 27-30 - Luling, TX 

Yes, there’s a festival devoted to a friendly competition of finding the most perfect watermelon. It’s about an hour’s drive south of the city, but there’s a carnival, beer garden, a seed-spitting contest, a melon-eating contest, live music, and a cornhole tournament. 

June 29-30 - Circuit of the Americas

Coca-Cola hosts the annual Sips & Sounds music festival featuring national headlining artists across two days and multiple stages. Enjoy live music, premium listening experiences, and a selection of local food and drink vendors.

June 30 - Q2 Stadium

One of the longest-running and most prestigious international soccer tournaments is coming to Austin in 2024 for two matches at Q2 Stadium. 

Tuesdays until May 14 - LBJ Wildflower Center

They're staying open late every Tuesday, March 19 – May 14, to make more hours for wildflowers! Make it a date night, a picnic with friends, or come for some solo solace in nature. Each evening will feature live music from local musicians, a rolling lineup of Austin’s favorite food trucks, and take-and-walk adult beverages for purchase.

April 5-7 - East Austin & Mueller

A free festival of community street bands // HONK!TX is a nonprofit, community-driven festival that brings street and brass bands from around the country to perform for free in the public spaces of Austin, Texas. Mobile and unamplified, HONK! bands transform everyday locations into spontaneous stages, dissolving the line between crowd and performers and inviting everyone to celebrate the joy of music

April 7 - Downtown Austin

Established in 1978, the Statesman Capitol 10,000 has grown to become the largest 10K in Texas and sixth largest in the country. Each year, Austin’s iconic race teems with talent and personality.

April 8 - Austin & Surrounding Hill Country

Austin and the surrounding Hill Country are in the direct path of the total solar eclipse taking place on April 8th, 2024. The eclipse will be visible in the early afternoon and will result in nearly two minutes of total darkness as the moon eclipses the sun.

April 10-21 - Paramount Theatre

Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Fest is delivering huge stars, fan favorites, comics to watch, and beloved local talent to Austin this April. The festival will span over a two week period and host shows around Austin featuring over 20 headliners and dozens more comics.

April 14 - Zilker Park

Every year, the nation's oldest kite festival features hundreds of kites across the Austin sky. This year, the festival is hosting a weekend showcase and contest. More details to be announced soon.

April 20-21 - Various Locations

Preservation Austin's annual event will take guests on a one-of-a-kind, specially curated tour of iconic historic places that speak to Austin's expansive history.

April 27 - Pease Park

Live music, local beer, food, acrobats and costume contests surround this annual gathering of Austin's most eclectic locals. Eeyore's Birthday serves as fundraiser to benefit many local non-profits.

May 24-26 - Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

Authentic Greek cuisine, dance, and fun, all served with renowned Greek hospitality. Visitors can listen to a live Greek band from Greece and learn the newest Greek dances, watch Greek dance performances, shop for Greek souvenirs, enjoy Greek food, wine and pastries, and take a tour of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church.

May 27 - Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin

The Life Time triathlon attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays.

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