Zilker Theatre Productions Presents Hairspray
August 1 – 15 (Thursday thru Sunday): Zilker Hillside Theatre
Enjoy an evening of free entertainment when you take the family to see the eight time Tony Award winning musical Hairspray! Bring your blanket and cooler filled with snacks but be sure to visit the website to brush up on protocol.
Austin Pet Expo
August 1 – 2: Palmer Events Center
Whether you’d like to learn, shop, play, or adopt, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Local and nationally recognized veterinarians, groomers, trainers, retailers, and organizations gather for this great event. Find more information here.
Dry Comal Creek Grape Stomp
August 1 – 2 & August 8 – 9: Dry Comal Creek Vineyard
Stomp your heart out! Head to New Braunfels during these two weekends and participate in the annual grape stomp challenge. Each participants name will be printed on the label of Dry Comal Creek’s 2015 “Foot Pressed” red table wine. Registration can be completed here.
Austin Ice Cream Festival
August 8: Fiesta Gardens
What better way to beat the summer heat than by taking the family to Austin’s annual Ice Cream Festival. There will be games, activities, contests, and live entertainment. Get all the details here.
Lake Travis Hot Air Balloon Flyover
August 8: Lake Travis
Enjoy an early morning at Lake Travis to watch dozens of hot air balloons float overhead. Find more information on the Central Texas Balloon Association on their website.
August 22: Congress Avenue Bridge
As you watch the largest urban bat colony (two million Mexican Fee Tail Bats) take to the skies for their nightly flight you can enjoy live music, craft vendors, children activities, and if you’re feeling extra batty, a costume contest! More event information can be found here.
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
August 23: Fiesta Gardens
Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world’s largest hot sauce festivals….that is, if you can stand the heat!
Austin Pride Festival & 5K
Fiesta Gardens along the shores of Lady Bird Lake
The Pride Festival is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas. Dozens of non-profit organizations and social clubs use the Festival as a platform to inform and interact with the thousands of attendees. Each year, countless people find new organizations to join, causes to support, and opportunities to volunteer. Get more event details here.
Come Dance! Free Dance Classes
August 30: Ballet Austin
Grab your dancin’ shoes and a friend then head downtown to Ballet Austin’s annual event. RSVP for all the classes you’d like to attend here or just drop in that Sunday.