Events

15 Things You Must Do in Austin This Summer

Published On 06/09/2015 Published On 06/09/2015
Keep Austin Weird Festival

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Jun 11 Thu

Republic of Texas Biker Rally It’s like Sturgis in the South. Thousands of bikers take over Austin for a weekend of loud bikes, louder music, and biker babes.

Travis County Expo Center

Republic of Texas Biker Rally Travis County Expo Center It’s like Sturgis in the South. Thousands of bikers take over Austin for a weekend of loud bikes, louder music, and biker babes.

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Jun 25 Thu

Luling Watermelon Thump A weekend full of large melons, seed spitting, and watermelon-eating contests. How is this only once a year?!

Downtown Luling

Luling Watermelon Thump Downtown Luling A weekend full of large melons, seed spitting, and watermelon-eating contests. How is this only once a year?!

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Jun 27 Sat

Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5k Prepare for a 5k run with off-the-wall costumes, live music, a sideshow, and a ton of weirdness.

The Long Center

Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5k The Long Center Prepare for a 5k run with off-the-wall costumes, live music, a sideshow, and a ton of weirdness.

Classic Game Fest

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Jul 11 Sat

Capital City Comic Con Tons of artists and comic book companies will make the city of Austin cosplay as a comic book convention for the weekend.

Palmer Events Center

Capital City Comic Con Palmer Events Center Tons of artists and comic book companies will make the city of Austin cosplay as a comic book convention for the weekend.

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Jul 25 Sat

Classic Game Fest It’s the largest classic game festival in the state. Arcade competitions, costume contests, and a swap meet are all happening.

Palmer Events Center

Classic Game Fest Palmer Events Center It’s the largest classic game festival in the state. Arcade competitions, costume contests, and a swap meet are all happening.

Austin Pride Week

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Aug 7 Fri

RTX Yes, Rooster Teeth are back to bring the best bits of the internet into the real world, and they're expecting a staggering 45k people this time. Get tickets, or get disappointed. 

Austin Convention Center

RTX Austin Convention Center Yes, Rooster Teeth are back to bring the best bits of the internet into the real world, and they're expecting a staggering 45k people this time. Get tickets, or get disappointed. 

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Aug 8 Sat

Austin Ice Cream Festival Get gratis ice cream samples from Austin's best creameries, some live music, and the knowledge that it’s all for a good cause.

Fiesta Gardens

Austin Ice Cream Festival Fiesta Gardens Get gratis ice cream samples from Austin's best creameries, some live music, and the knowledge that it’s all for a good cause.

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Aug 14 Fri

Anime Overload A smaller anime convention for anime fanatics. Expect cosplay contests and gaming tournaments.

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown

Anime Overload Holiday Inn Austin Midtown A smaller anime convention for anime fanatics. Expect cosplay contests and gaming tournaments.

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Aug 22 Sat

Bat Fest Celebrating the Mexican free-tailed bats that call Austin home, there’s live music, a bat costume contest, and if you’re lucky, over a million bats will emerge from below the bridge at dusk.

Congress Ave Bridge

Bat Fest Congress Ave Bridge Celebrating the Mexican free-tailed bats that call Austin home, there’s live music, a bat costume contest, and if you’re lucky, over a million bats will emerge from below the bridge at dusk.

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Aug 22 Sat

Austin Pride Week A weeklong celebration to the LGBTQ community and equality. It'll feature fashion shows, a festival on the shores Lady Bird Lake, and a parade that starts in front of the Texas State Capitol.

Downtown

Austin Pride Week Downtown A weeklong celebration to the LGBTQ community and equality. It'll feature fashion shows, a festival on the shores Lady Bird Lake, and a parade that starts in front of the Texas State Capitol.

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Aug 23 Sun

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival More than 300 glorious hot sauce companies gather to sample some of their mouth-immolating wares to the public. There's free entry with canned good donation or cash donation to Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

Fiesta Gardens

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Fiesta Gardens More than 300 glorious hot sauce companies gather to sample some of their mouth-immolating wares to the public. There's free entry with canned good donation or cash donation to Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival/Claudio Fox (Edited)

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Sep 1 Tue

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Workshops and live stand-up comedy from today’s up-and-coming comedians and improve groups.

Multiple venues

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Multiple venues Workshops and live stand-up comedy from today’s up-and-coming comedians and improve groups.

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Sep 19 Sat

Texas Craft Brewers Festival The only craft beer festival in the state that is dedicated solely to Texas craft beer. Many breweries will be bringing seasonal, special, rare, and one-off beers for you to sample.

Fiesta Gardens

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Fiesta Gardens The only craft beer festival in the state that is dedicated solely to Texas craft beer. Many breweries will be bringing seasonal, special, rare, and one-off beers for you to sample.

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Sep 24-Oct 1

Fantastic Fest It’s the largest genre film festival in the entire country and it brings in celebrities and fans for a week of new releases, panels, and star-studded parties.  

Multiple venues

Fantastic Fest Multiple venues It’s the largest genre film festival in the entire country and it brings in celebrities and fans for a week of new releases, panels, and star-studded parties.  

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Sep 26 Sat

Pecan Street Festival This is the fall portion of the festival featuring live music, food, and vendors. It celebrates the old Pecan St, or as some (including us) like to call it “Dirty Sixth.”

Sixth St

Pecan Street Festival Sixth St This is the fall portion of the festival featuring live music, food, and vendors. It celebrates the old Pecan St, or as some (including us) like to call it “Dirty Sixth.”