Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin – Parades, Live Music, and other celebrations near you!

Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin

Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin

Veterans Day, which is held annually on November 11, is a federal holiday honoring military veterans of the US Armed Forces. Veterans Day celebrations in Austin are among the most important events on the City of Austin event calendar! 2022 is no exception and there is a long list of celebrations taking place in Austin.

If you are wondering “What can you do on Veterans Day to honor?”, we have you covered! Check out our curated list that includes parades, ceremonies, live music, a car show, a fun run, and other celebrations!


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Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin – Best Celebrations Near You

Veterans Day Ceremony – Sun City Texas

Veterans Day Events in Austin 2022 - Veterans Day Ceremony Sun City

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The annual Veterans Day Ceremony is a special event open to the public honoring all those veterans who have served in the country’s military forces, as well as those men and women who are serving today.

When: Friday, November 11 | 11:00 am – onwards
Where:   Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive, Sun City, Georgetown, TX 78633


Veterans Day Celebration – Round Rock Texas

Veterans Day Events in Austin 2022 - Veterans Day Celebration Round Rock

Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin | Image Credit: roundrocktexas.gov

Come join Round Rock’s first annual Veterans Day Celebration at Yonders Point Venue in Old Settlers Park on Friday, November 11 starting at 11 am. They will have their formal ceremony beginning at 11 am at Flag Plaza with Round Rock Mayor & City Council Members, Stony Point JROTC, and guest speaker US Army Futures Command Sergeant Major Brian Hester.

Immediately following the ceremony, there will be refreshments provided by Texas Fallen Project and Share the Will organizations.

When: Friday, November 11 | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where:  Yonders Point, 3103 Aten Loop, Round Rock, TX 78665


Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin – Veteran’s Day Concert

Veterans Day Events in Austin 2022 - Veteran's Day Concert

Image Credit: acmsaustin.org (Juan Martinez on guitar)

Join this event on November 13 for a concert led by members of the Veteran’s Guitar Project at 4 pm. This concert is free and open to the public. The program will include covers, original songs, and a special feature by the band South Train.

The Veteran’s Guitar Project and Women’s Veterans Guitar Project each meet weekly at Armstrong Community Music School (ACMS), for fellowship and music-making.

Free group guitar lessons are co-led by ACMS teaching artists and a chaplain. Performances combine storytelling and song to bring healing to the musicians and audience and feature original songs written by participants.

When:  Sunday, November 13 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:  Armstrong Community Music School (ACMS), 404 Camp Craft Rd., Austin, TX 78746


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The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the Austin, San Antonio, and Waco area.

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  • One visit to Typhoon Texas Waterpark
  • One Visit to the Thinkery Museum
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  • Two Austin Spurs basketball games
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  • One visit to the Austin Aquarium
  • One visit to Quest ATX Wakeboard Park
  • One visit to Pioneer Farms
  • One visit to Monster Mini Golf
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Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin

16th Annual “Heroes and Hot Rods” Veterans Day Cruise-In and Car Show

Veterans Day Events in Austin 2022 - 16th Annual Heroes and Hot Rods Veterans Day

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Festivities begin on Friday evening AT 4 PM with the Cruise-In on Historic Main Street in Downtown Bastrop, TX. Come hang out as visitors watch classic cars roll into town. This is a great opportunity to snag photos of your favorite car and talk to the fine folks displaying them. Saturday’s Car Show begins bright and early at 7:30 AM.

This event is expected to attract 400 cars that will be displayed along the historic downtown Main Street, side streets & parking lots. *Please note, you must pre-register in advance of the car show.

When:  Friday, November 11 (4:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – Saturday, November 12 (7:30 am – 4:00 pm)
Where:   Downtown Bastrop, Bastrop, TX 78602


The 6th Annual 5k Veterans Day Fun Run in Hutto

Veterans Day Events in Austin 2022 - The 6th Annual 5k Veterans Day Fun Run in Hutto

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The run kicks off at 8:30 am sharp, but you should plan to be there between 6:30 am and 7:30 am. There will be plenty of parking, so invite your friends and coworkers to participate or support the runners. Please make sure you are early, so you have plenty of time to check in, visit with vendors, socialize and enjoy the pre-run treats without feeling rushed.

After the run, stick around to take pictures and enjoy the post-run glass of wine. They will have a photographer at the race that will take pictures at the finish line.

The 5k is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event so bring your children, grandparents, and pets.

The event will wrap up around 12 pm, but you’re welcome to spend the rest of the day relaxing in the park or visiting the nearby businesses.

When:  Saturday, November 12 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where:  Fritz Park, 400 Park Avenue, Hutto, Texas 78634


Austin Veterans Day Parade 2022

Veterans Day Events in Austin 2022 - 2022 Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin | Image Credit: cityofkyle.com

The City of Kyle will be hosting a Veterans Day Parade and festivities on Saturday, Nov. 12 starting at noon to honor local veterans. After the parade, participants and citizens are invited to attend the festivities at Mary Kyle Hartson Park. The day will include live music, market vendors, and family-friendly activities.

The city of Austin veterans day parade will begin at 12 pm.

When: Saturday, November 12 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where:  Mary Kyle Hartson Park, Miller St, Kyle, TX 78640


Deal Alert – Small Group BYOB Sunset Boat Tour on Lake Travis, 2 adults for just $75!!!

It can be tricky to choose the best spot to watch an Austin sunset without doing lots of research, but this tour makes the decision for you and showcases magnificent sunset views from the water. Sail out along the clear waters of Lake Travis on a small-group boat tour and enjoy captain commentary about local sights and Austin’s history.

  • 90 minutes tour
  • Access unobstructed views of Austin at sunset from the water
  • Avoid expensive bar tabs and bring your own drinks with you
  • Great photo opportunities of the sun setting over Lake Travis Pass by a filming location from “Spy Kids”—Starnes Island

Get more information and book your BYOB Sunset Tour on Lake Travis TODAY!!!


Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin

Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin: Veterans Day Flyer

Veterans Day Events in Austin 2022 - Veterans Day Flyer

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The Bertram Flyer rides on November 13 in honor of veterans. Veterans and active-duty military ride for free!*

About the Bertram Flyer: Sit back for a relaxing journey into the passenger railroad’s glorious past onboard the Bertram Flyer! The vintage train cars are from the golden era of rail travel, built in the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, and fully restored for your enjoyment. On board the train, your 44-mile journey spans the South San Gabriel River and stops for a 15-minute layover at the historic 1912 Bertram Depot. Enjoy views of Short Creek Canyon, the 300-foot-long trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel, and the Duffy-Shamrock communications mast-one of the tallest structures in the world!

This is one of the most eagerly awaited veteran events in Austin!

When:  Sunday, November 13 | Doors open at 1:00 pm | Flyer starts at 2:00 pm
Where:  Cedar Park Depot, 401 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613


Veterans Day Ceremony in Leander

Veterans Day Events in Austin 2022 - Veterans Day Ceremony Leander

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Please join this event in honoring all current and former United States military service members at Veterans Park in Leander on November 11.

When:  Friday, November 11 | 10:00 am
Where:  Veterans Park, 1011 S. Bagdad Road in Leander, Texas 78641


Deal Alert – Texas Hill Country and LBJ Tour – 2 adults for just $109!

Hill country and LBJ tour from Austin

Experience Texas Hill Country while exploring the life of U.S. President and Texas native son Lyndon Johnson. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit Johnson’s “Texas White House,” his reconstructed boyhood home (now a national park), and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Learn about the cowboys and German immigrants who shaped the region, stop by historic Fredericksburg, and visit the legendary country music town of Luckenbach.

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Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin

The Rebirth: A Veterans Day Celebration exploring psychedelic medicine

The Rebirth A Veterans Day Celebration

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Conventional treatments are not adequately helping our veterans. Join this event this Veterans Day as it examines the role psychedelics may play in healing wounded brothers and sisters.

Starting at the State Theatre at the Paramount, there will be a screening of the documentary film From Shock to Awe, which details the lives of US combat veterans and their transformational healing journeys with alternative medicines.

When:  Friday, November 11 (4:00 pm) – Saturday, November 12 (12:00 am)
Where:  State Theater at The Paramount, 719 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701


Austin Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

Austin Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

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The annual Veterans’ Day Parade is usually held on November 11 of each year, in downtown Austin, Texas. The event kicks off at 9:30 AM from the Ann Richards / Congress Avenue Bridge and travels up to the Texas State Capitol Building. Viewing is available all along Congress Avenue and there will be a reviewing stand at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel at Congress and 7th.

This year’s theme for the Travis County and City of Austin Veterans’ Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony at the South Steps of the State Capitol will be announced after the events are approved.

Many people will be wearing or passing out red poppies. The practice of wearing poppies takes its origin from the poem In Flanders Fields, written in 1915 by John McCrae.

When:  Friday, November 11 | 6:000 am – 12:30 pm
Where:  Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704


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Top 10 things to do in Austin with kids this weekend of November 4, 2022 include Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink Grand Opening, It’s My Park Day, and more!

Things to do in Austin with kids this weekend | Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink Grand Opening

Things to do in Austin with kids this weekend | Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink Grand Opening | Image credit: Hill Country Galleria

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Austin with kids this weekend of November 4, 2022, there’s plenty of fun to be had, including Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink Grand OpeningIt’s My Park DayDia de Los Muertos by ESB MACC, and more!


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Things to do in Austin with kids this Weekend – Friday, November 4, 2022

11th Annual Austin Food and Wine Festival

Austin Food and Wine Festival

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Indulge in the best food and wine Austin has to offer!

The three-day festival will feature chefs, restaurants, and wine and spirits experts that are tops in their fields. Some highlights you should watch out for include the new Wurst Weekend Kickoff event, the fan-favorite Rock Your Taco competition, and the Fire Pit featuring bites hot off the flames. There will also be cooking demos, samples of signature dishes from local chefs and restaurants, dynamic wine, beer, and cocktail tastings, and so much more.

Fill your tummies with great food and great drinks to your heart’s content!

When: Friday to Sunday, November 4 – 6, 2022 | 7 p.m.

Where: Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park, 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

How much: $250 – $625


Movies in the Park: Luca

Head out and enjoy a wonderful movie under the beautiful Austin night sky with the kids this weekend at Mueller Lake Park!

This Friday, they’ll be presenting “Luca,” a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta, and endless scooter rides.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Don’t forget to bring some of your favorite snacks too for the best outdoor movie-viewing experience.

When: Friday to Sunday, November 4, 2022 | 6:30 p.m.

Where: Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX 78723

How much: Free


Piff The Magic Dragon & Puddles Pity Party: Misery Love Company

Do you believe that double the trouble is so much better? Well, this tour will make you believe in it.

Piff the Magic Dragon accompanied by his trusty sidekick Mr. Pifflese, the world’s only magic-performing chihuahua has won several Best of Las Vegas awards for their long-running show at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.

On the other hand, Puddles Pity Party, the sad, giant clown with the golden voice has gained huge YouTube popularity and performed sold-out shows over the globe.

Their common ground? They both lost out on America’s Got Talent. That doesn’t mean they’re losers though.

They’ve been pals ever since they met ages ago early on in their careers. And while neither of them was easily amused, when they were offered the chance to play a double bill, they agreed it was a great idea, and “The Piff and Puddles Misery Loves Company Tour” was born. And are now running show after show delighting people of all ages.

When: Friday to Sunday, November 4, 2022 | 8 p.m.

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

How much: Starts at $30


Deal Alert – Food Tour of Downtown Austin at the lowest price – guaranteed!

Things to do in Austin - Food tour of Downtown Austin

Stroll through the streets of downtown Austin on a guided urban gastronomy experience. Explore the city’s central and historic area and sample numerous foods—from BBQ brisket to Austin=style breakfast tacos. Along the way, you’ll discover some of the city’s popular sights and attractions. This tour is ideal for foodies and hungry visitors. The tour departs from a convenient location in the middle of Austin.

What’s Included

  • Austin-style breakfast taco
  • Central Texas pit-style BBQ brisket
  • Authentic Italian cannoli with a twist
  • Chicken and potato tamales with black bean dip
  • Gourmet doughnut
  • Our delicious Secret Dish

Get more information and book your Food Tour of Downtown Austin TODAY!!!


Things to do in Austin with kids this Weekend – Saturday, November 5, 2022

5th Annual Roots and Wings Festival

The 5th Annual Roots and Wings Festival is ending! Make sure to catch the last of the festival this Saturday.

Scheduled activities include festival days at area parks, exhibits and activities at libraries, tree and flower planting events, tree climbing with professional arborists, trail walks, a monarch metamorphosis, and plenty more.

Make sure to check them all out before you have to wait another year.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022

Where: Austin

How much: Free


It’s My Park Day

Things to do in Austin this weekend | It's My Park Day

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Get ready to get dirty and help beautify Austin’s parks this weekend!

It’s My Park Day brings together thousands of volunteers across the city to help beautify more than 100 of Austin’s parks, trails, and green belts by mulching, planting, and park clean-ups and specialty projects.

This fall, the parks to be beautified include Adam-Hemphill Park, Barrington School Park, Bat Pollinator Garden Build, Boggy Creek Cleanup, and more.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 9 a.m.

Where: Adams-Hemphill Neighborhood Park, 201 W 30th St, Austin, TX 78705

How much: Free


Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink Grand Opening

Things to do in Austin this weekend | Hill Country Galleria Ice Rink Grand Opening

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Fall season has just begun but it’s never too early to enjoy the joys of winter like Hill Country Galleria’s Ice Rink!

The outdoor skating rink in the heart of the Hill Country Galleria will finally be opened. And the celebration will include music, figure skaters, a Grammy Award-winning singer and some giveaways for the kids.

The 40 x 84 ice rink will be open until January 2, 2023.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Where: Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738

How much: $15


Dia de Los Muertos by ESB MACC

Celebrate your lost loved ones in a fun and colorful way in this year’s Dia de Los Muertos celebrations at River Street!

Frida Friday ATX, Big Medium, Austin Veteran Arts Festival – Avafest, Mexamericon – these are only some of the things you can expect so better get ready to have tons of fun with the family.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701

How much: Free


There’s still time to take the family to Sea World in San Antonio! Check out discounted admission!

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Where: Sea World San Antonio – 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

How Much: Up to 18% discount on admission at Sea World and Aquatica, San Antonio


Interesting Events this Weekend – Sunday, November 6, 2022

20th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail

Travis Heights Art Trail

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Trade your ordinary walks for a walk full of art this weekend at the annual Travis Heights Art Trail! This two-day interactive event features a walkable tour filled with art in the historic Travis Heights neighborhood. There, you’ll be able to see arts and crafts from over 35 Austin artists in addition to art from nonprofits like Art From the Streets, Down Home Ranch, Marbridge House, and Adventures Academy.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 11 a.m.

Where: Travis Heights Art Trail, 1403 Kenwood Ave, Austin, TX 78704

How Much: Free


Chicago Musical

Razzle and dazzle with the hit classic Chicago! This hit musical has won six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy plus thousands of standing ovations for a very good reason. No other musical has the pizzazz that this one has. It has everything that makes Broadway great including one show-stopping song after another, a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, and, of course, dancing that will get you tapping. Grab your tickets now!

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 8 p.m.

Where: Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

How Much: Starts at $49


Step Afrika! 

Things to do in Austin this weekend | Step Afrika!

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Celebrate the rich African culture with Step Afrika!

Their performances are more than just dance shows. They integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. This blend of agility, technique, and pure energy makes each performance unique and will surely leave your heart pounding.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 7 p.m.

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

How Much: $23 – $55


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10 Fun Things to Do in Austin This Weekend of November 4, 2022 Include 11th Annual Austin Food and Wine Festival, Live at Santa Rita Ranch, and More!

Things to do in Austin this weekend | Austin Food and Wine Festival

Things to do in Austin this weekend | Image credit: Austin Food and Wine Festival

There are plenty of fun things to do in Austin this weekend, November 4 – 6, 2022, including 11th Annual Austin Food and Wine FestivalLive at Santa Rita RanchStep Afrika!, and more! Whether you’re planning a date or having fun with friends, these events and things to do in Austin this weekend may be right for you.


Deal Alert – Get the highly-rated Live Music Austin Crawl tour for just $85 for 2 adults!

Experience Austin’s live music scene on a tour led by a guide. Visit as many as three iconic clubs and up-and-coming venues and enjoy hearing live music with a group of fun fellow travelers. Don’t get caught listening to cover bands, listen to authentic music in one of the world’s music capitals.

  • Live music tour in Austin Provides a great overview for first-time visitors
  • Listen to a variety of live music at several venues
  • Learn about the history of the Texas state capital

Get more information and book your Live Music Austin Crawl tour TODAY!!!


Things to do in Austin this weekend – Friday, November 4, 2022

11th Annual Austin Food and Wine Festival

Things to do in Austin this weekend | Austin Food and Wine Festival

Image credit: Austin Food and Wine Festival

Indulge in the best food and wine Austin has to offer!

The three-day festival will feature chefs, restaurants, and wine and spirits experts that are tops in their fields. Some highlights you should watch out for include the new Wurst Weekend Kickoff event, the fan-favorite Rock Your Taco competition, and the Fire Pit featuring bites hot off the flames. There will also be cooking demos, samples of signature dishes from local chefs and restaurants, dynamic wine, beer, and cocktail tastings, and so much more. Fill your tummies with great food and great drinks to your heart’s content!

When: Friday to Sunday, November 4 – 6, 2022 | 7 p.m.

Where: Auditorium Shores at Town Lake Metropolitan Park, 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

How much: $250 – $625


Savor the Outdoors

Indulge in some of the most mouth-watering foods in Austin while celebrating the vital purpose of the Colorado River!

The Texan river inspires this year’s Savor the Outdoors dinner where you’ll be able to enjoy traditional tastes with a twist by Roaming Fire including braised beef rib crostini, oak grilled skirt steak, sweet potato hash, and Hill Country mushrooms. While enjoying these delicious foods, you can listen to local favorite Josh Grider and sip on delectable drinks by Treaty Oak Distilling and Richard’s Rainwater.

When: Friday to Sunday, November 4-6, 2022 | 5:30 p.m.

Where: McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1884 State Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612

How much: $125

 


Deal Alert – Small Group BYOB Sunset Boat Tour on Lake Travis, 2 adults for just $75!!!

It can be tricky to choose the best spot to watch an Austin sunset without doing lots of research, but this tour makes the decision for you and showcases magnificent sunset views from the water. Sail out along the clear waters of Lake Travis on a small-group boat tour and enjoy captain commentary about local sights and Austin’s history.

  • 90 minutes tour
  • Access unobstructed views of Austin at sunset from the water
  • Avoid expensive bar tabs and bring your own drinks with you
  • Great photo opportunities of the sun setting over Lake Travis Pass by a filming location from “Spy Kids”—Starnes Island

Get more information and book your BYOB Sunset Tour on Lake Travis TODAY!!!


Things to do in Austin this weekend – Saturday, November 5, 2022

10th Annual ConnectHER Film Festival

Be inspired as you watch films and hear words from strong and inspiring leaders at the annual ConnectHER Film Festival.

The event celebrates both global leaders and young filmmakers who are making a huge difference for girls and women all around the world.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 3 p.m.

Where: St. Andrew’s Dell Fine Arts Center, Dell Performing Arts Center, 5901 Southwest Pkwy, Austin, TX 78735

How Much: Starts at $15


Texas Book Festival

Things to do in Austin this weekend | Texas Book Festival

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For all bookworms out there, you better pull your noses out of your books this weekend because Austin will be holding the 27th annual Texas Book Festival! The event will feature nearly 300 national and Texas authors, including Angie Cruz, Omar Epps, Janet Evanovich, Anand Giridharadas, Gabino Iglesias, Jacques Pépin, Margo Price, Rebecca Roanhorse, and more. There will be book signings, exhibitor booths, author readings, panel discussions, food vendors, and tons of family activities. Don’t miss out!

When: Saturday, November 5 – 6, 2022, 10 a.m.

Where: Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

How Much: Free


Live at Santa Rita Ranch

Things to do in Austin this weekend | Live at Santa Rita Ranch

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Get ready to have one of the most fun weekends of your November at the Santa Rita Ranch! The ranch will be rocking it out with live music, food, fun, and model homes to tour during Live at Santa Rita Ranch. The event will highlight three main stages for you to enjoy with musician Bryan Shane, folk rock band Montenko, and Motown band Dysfunkshun Junkshun. Other activities you should try out include the mechanical bull, cigar roller, flower crown station, and succulent station. There will also be face painting, horseshoes, jumbo cornhole, and more. There will also be plenty of food trucks on-site to prevent you from going hungry.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 12 p.m.

Where: Santa Rita Ranch – Master Planned Community, 175 Elizabeth Park Blvd, Liberty Hill, TX 78642

How Much: Free


Concrete to Canvas Opening Day

Immerse yourself in the best of modern art with West Chelsea Contemporary’s Concrete to Canvas which will feature the biggest names in street art for the third year in a row. Taking up almost 8000 square feet of exhibition space, the event is a celebration of graffiti, street art, and the artists born of these movements. It will also highlight new perspectives while exploring the themes of allegory, activism, and identity. Additionally, it will also highlight the immense influence of street art. Get to see and collect internationally recognized pieces which include works from CRASH, Doze Green, Lady Pink, Banksy, Swoon, and Vhils.

When: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 2 p.m.

Where: West Chelsea Contemporary, 1009 W 6th St Suite 120, Austin, TX 78703

How Much: Free

 


Deal Alert – Food Tour of Downtown Austin – 2 adults for just $87

Things to do in Austin - Food tour of Downtown Austin Stroll through the streets of downtown Austin on a guided urban gastronomy experience. Explore the city’s central and historic area and sample numerous foods—from BBQ brisket to Austin=style breakfast tacos. Along the way, you’ll discover some of the city’s popular sights and attractions. This tour is ideal for foodies and hungry visitors. The tour departs from a convenient location in the middle of Austin. What’s Included

  • Austin-style breakfast taco
  • Central Texas pit-style BBQ brisket
  • Authentic Italian cannoli with a twist
  • Chicken and potato tamales with black bean dip
  • Gourmet doughnut
  • Our delicious Secret Dish

Get more information and book your Food Tour of Downtown Austin TODAY!!!


Things to do in Austin this Weekend – Sunday, November 6, 2022

Chicago Musical

Razzle and dazzle with the hit classic Chicago! This hit musical has won six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy plus thousands of standing ovations for a very good reason. No other musical has the pizzazz that this one has. It has everything that makes Broadway great including one show-stopping song after another, a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, and, of course, dancing that will get you tapping. Grab your tickets now!

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 8 p.m.

Where: Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Dr, Austin, TX 78712

How Much: Starts at $49


20th Annual Travis Heights Art Trail

Travis Heights Art Trail

Image credit: Travis Heights Art Trail

Trade your ordinary walks for a walk full of art this weekend at the annual Travis Heights Art Trail! This two-day interactive event features a walkable tour filled with art in the historic Travis Heights neighborhood. There, you’ll be able to see arts and crafts from over 35 Austin artists in addition to art from nonprofits like Art From the Streets, Down Home Ranch, Marbridge House, and Adventures Academy.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 11 a.m.

Where: Travis Heights Art Trail, 1403 Kenwood Ave, Austin, TX 78704

How Much: Free


Run for the Water by the Gazelle Foundation

Join one of the best races in town this November! Join over 5000 runners and walkers and take to the streets of Downtown Austin for the annual Run for the Water 10 Miler, 5k, and Kids K through west Austin. Proceeds from the race go to the Gazelle Foundation which is dedicated to providing clean water to the residents of Burundi. Each registration equals clean water for one person for the rest of their life.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 7 a.m.

Where: Sand Beach Park, 111 Sandra Muraida Way, Austin, TX 78703

How Much: $45


Step Afrika!

Things to do in Austin this weekend | Step Afrika!

Image credit: Step Afrika!

Celebrate the rich African culture with Step Afrika! Their performances are more than just dance shows. They integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. This blend of agility, technique, and pure energy makes each performance unique and will surely leave your heart pounding.

When: Sunday, November 6, 2022, 7 p.m.

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

How Much: $23 – $55

 


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Austin Trick or Treat 2022 – 10 Best Kids Halloween Events and Activities near you!

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It is that time of the year! Halloween is right around the corner and if you are googling – “Trick or treating near me” or “Best Trick or Treating in Austin” you are not alone! There are quite a few options in Austin depending on where you live. 

Of course, most people like to go trick or treating in their neighborhoods and there are some awesome neighborhoods around Austin that make it a really fun experience for the kids! There are also options for families who like the safety of organized trick-or-treating. That could be in a city park, at a museum, or at one of the many malls and retail stores around Austin. 

This year we have hand-picked the 10 best options for you whether you are looking in Austin or nearby areas including Wimberley, Round Rock, Buda, and more! Check out our list below and get ready for some trick-or-treating fun! 


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Austin Trick or Treat 2022 

Barton Hills Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Barton Hills Fall Festival

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The Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Barton Hill Farms is the perfect way to spend a nice autumn day in Central Texas. Their picturesque family-owned farm just outside of Austin lets you experience life on the farm — even if it’s just for the day. Join in this year as we celebrate 11 years of the Fall Festival, Pumpkin Patch, and Corn Maze, and learn why they have been named the best pumpkin patch in Central Texas!
When: October 1 – November 6, 2022 | Saturdays: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sundays: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Columbus Day: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 1115 FM 969, Bastrop, TX 78602


Neill-Cochran House Museum’s Halloween Carnival 2022

Halloween events in Austin - Halloween Carnival

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Grab your costume, or wear your favorite comfy autumn clothes, and head to the Neill-Cochran House Museum. Kids can enjoy, modern versions of traditional crafts and games, scavenger hunts, trunk-or-treating, and a bouncy house! This event is free!
When:  Sunday, October 30, 2022, | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX 78705


Truck or Treat at Pflugerville Animal Shelter

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Pflugerville Animal Shelter Trunk or Treat

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Come trunk or treat with the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. At this event, children are invited to come and collect candy from various trunks of supporting vendors. This is a great opportunity to come out to the shelter in costume and have some Halloween pfun!
When:  Saturday, October 29, 2022, | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 1600 Waterbrook Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660


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Austin Trick or Treat 2022

BOO! Hole Halloween

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - BOO! Hole Halloween

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Get ready for a night of fun and frights! The Wimberley Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with local businesses and organizations to bring Boo! Hole to the Wimberley community for FREE!! No reservations are necessary.

Bring your costume, family, and friends to this spooky event! Ride on our Haunted Hay Ride, trick-or-treat around the Soccer Field, play some games, and more!
When:  Saturday, October 29, 2022, | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Blue Hole Regional Park, 100 Blue Hole Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676


Boo & Brew at The Arboretum

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Boo & Brew at The Arboretum

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The most SPOOKtacular event of the year! Join in for the 5th Annual Boo & Brew at The Arboretum.
When:  Saturday, October 29, 2022, | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where:  The Arboretum, 10000 Research Boulevard Austin, TX 78759


Boo-Da Halloween

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Boo-Da Halloween

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Come one, come all for Buda’s spookiest event of the season! Be prepared for costume contests, games, and a monster-ous amount of candy. Festivities include various costume contests, food vendors, candy vendors, a haunted maze, and more!
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, | 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where:  Buda Amphitheater and City Park, 204 San Antonio St, Buda, TX 78610


Hairy Man Halloween Trail of Fun

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Hairy Man Halloween Trail

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Interactive Halloween Fun Awaits Along Community Trail! Bring the entire family to the Hairy Man Halloween Trail of Fun! Two event times are offered so younger children have the option to walk before dark. Wear your favorite Halloween costume and walk along the decorated Community Trail! Enjoy fun activities for all ages, pre-packaged treats, and giveaways.
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:  Community Center Park Greenbelt, 16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock, TX 78681


Tricks & Treats Spooktacular

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Tricks and Treats Spooktacular

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Join in for a spooky, fun-filled, trick-or-treat event brought to you by the Parks and Police Departments! Attendees venture through the haunted forest (if you dare) or if you’re too spooked, make your way along the path and stop at each of our spooktacular candy vendors! This event is FREE! Stick around after going through the haunted forest and trick-or-treating route to enjoy some fun activities and watch Hotel Transylvania on the big screen on the field of Devine Lake Park.
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, | 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Where:  Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Ave, Leander, TX 78641


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Austin Trick or Treat 2022 – Best Places To Go Trick or Treating

Spooktacular: The Mysterious Trick-or-Treat Trail

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Spooktacular The Mysterious Trick-or-Treat Trail

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Experience trick-or-treating with a twist…if you dare. Take a journey down the Northwest Family Y’s outdoor Mysterious Trick-or-Treat Trail filled with monster-loads of candy, spooky games, and surprises around every turn!
When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where:  Northwest Family, 5807 McNeil Dr., Austin, TX 78729


Trick-or-Treat Trail at Kalahari

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Trick-or-Treat Trail at Kalahari

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Bring your costume and candy buckets for the Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail! Kalahari will have Candy, Live Music, Food, Festive Drinks, Photo Ops, Face Painting, Balloon Artists, and more! They are also having a canned food drive to support the Round Rock Serving Center. They ask that you please bring a canned good as a donation to help support. Thank you!
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022, | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, 3001 Kalahari Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78665


Annual Boo Bash On The Square

Austin Trick or Treat 2022 - Georgetown Boo Bash

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Come down to Georgetown Square in costume, bring your candy bags and enjoy trunk or treating! Boo Bash is a great time for goblins of all ages to take time out to enjoy The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas and its unique shopping and dining. There will be fun activities, including a Dog Costume Contest! This is a free event. Boo Bash is sponsored by The Downtown Georgetown Association.
When: Sunday, October 30, 2022, | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 116 W 8th St #207, Georgetown, TX 78626


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Playgrounds in Austin near you – Best parks for kids & toddlers play in and around ATX

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Austin offers a multitude of great parks with fantastic playgrounds, ideal for some lovely free family fun. There are many locations for children to play and explore in Austin. There is certainly a place for every season, want, mood, and whim when it comes to local and family-friendly attractions to check out. However, when looking for a particular spot to play, the options might be a little daunting.

This is our list of the best Austin playgrounds (indoor and outdoor) and parks for kids to explore.


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Playground in Austin – Indoor Play Areas

Indigo Play

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Looking for, “playground near me”. This is the right place for your child. The kids can always spend hours playing here happily and independently, and they offers a decent assortment of snacks and beverages, including delicious coffee. There are several work/eating tables and comfortable couches.

Timings: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm | Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm


Catch Air Austin

It has a great layout. This is among the top indoor playgrounds Austin Tx is. The obstacles, slides, and climbs are all a lot of fun. There are play spaces designated just for toddlers and younger kids. Overall, a great location to visit with kids that is air-conditioned.

Hours of Operation: Sunday – Friday: 10 am – 7 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
Located at: 13450 N Highway US183, STE107, Austin, TX 78750, United States


Mt. Playmore

Mt Playmore

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For people of all ages, this place is fantastic. The play equipment and playgrounds are kept up and tidy. For the grownups, there are plenty comfy chairs available. It’s simple to watch your children while sitting down and unwinding.

When: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm | Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm | Tuesday: Closed
Where: 13609 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78753, United States


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Kids and adults romp around trampoline park that features numerous onsite attractions such as foam pits, ropes course, cardio wall, and more.

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Jungle Island Family Entertainment Center

This is a reasonable way to let a young child to run around. The design and flow of the jungle area are excellent. The walls are decorated with lovely jungle artwork.
Additionally, the food is great.

When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2 pm – 9 pm | Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm – 9 m | Wednesday: Closed
Where: 2410 E Riverside Dr Ste. E100, Austin, TX 78741, United States


Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park

You’ll discover why Urban Air Adventure Park is the ideal location for jumping, climbing, riding, playing, and fun for all ages when you take your child’s birthday party to the next level or spend a fun-filled day with the family.

Timings: Monday – Thursday: 4 pm – 8 pm | Friday: 4 pm – 10 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm | Sunday: 11 am – 8 pm
Location: 4500 S Pleasant Valley Rd Bldg. 1 Suite #106, Austin, TX 78744, United States


Playgrounds in Austin – Outdoor Play Areas

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Alliance Children’s Garden

This is a great, spacious location with amazing views of the downtown buildings, located on the Barton Springs toad. a wonderful playground with alternatives for every age group. Larger swings for lounging are available, along with bathrooms, picnic tables, and other amenities.

Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: 1000 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, United States


Joanne Land Playground

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It’s nice that the playground is so big when there are plenty of youngsters playing there. For little children, there is also a playground that is somewhat smaller and more segregated, so you won’t have to worry as much about older children becoming rough.

When: Monday – Saturday: 8 am – 7 pm | Sunday: 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: 2003 Harrell Pkwy, Round Rock, TX 78665, United States


Liz Carpenter Splash Pad

Different playscapes than you often find in a lovely spot. A large playground close by helps to keep the kids occupied. It is a terrific spot for summer because of the sprinklers. A good playground Austin for kids to get wet while seeing ducks in the lake.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 10 pm
Located at: 1000 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, United States


Lost Creek Neighborhood Park

Playgrounds in Austin - Lost Creek Neighborhood Association

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This is a really great playground for your kids and toddlers. Spend your day here for once and your child will love the play equipment and the log cabin for sure. Some even celebrated their children’s birthday here.

Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: 0111250701, 1305 Quaker Ridge Dr, Austin, TX 78746, United States


Walnut Creek Metropolitan Playground

Among the best Austin Playgrounds. You enter nature after a two-minute drive. There is a basketball court nearby, along with restrooms. A swing is available for both adults and children to use. It features a sizable slide like those at amusement parks.

When: Open 24 hours
Where: 12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78758, United States


Springwoods Park

There are two play structures, two tennis courts, a soccer field, and a walking path inside the park. Additionally, the park offers covered shelters for party rental. Because it is completely covered by the huge oak trees, it is an excellent spot to play when the weather in Austin gets too hot.

Timings: Monday – Sunday: 5 am – 10 pm
Location: 9117 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78729, United States


Neighborhood Parks in Austin

Ramsey Neighborhood Park

This park evokes such a welcoming atmosphere. I t offers activities for kids of all ages, including a large rope climbing structure. It’s got several benches and a plenty of shade. The majority of toddlers children enjoy themselves here, and there is plenty of room for other sports.

When: Monday – Sunday: 5 am – 10 pm
Where: 4301 Rosedale Ave, Austin, TX 78756, United States


Ricky Guerrero Park

This will grow to be one of your favorite locations since it has a great park for children, a party pavilion, lots of open space, and is close to a trail and a course for playing disc golf. All in all, great for little children and enjoyable for adults that enjoy fountains.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday: 5 am – 10 pm
Located at: 2006 S 6th St, Austin, TX 78704, United States


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Little Stacy Neighborhood Park

Woodsy 6-acre park with kid-friendly facilities from a wading pool to a playground & picnics. Fantastic small park with slides and paths in the area. Missing start refers to the pool, which has been shut down for more than a year owing to a lack of staff.

Timings: Monday – Sunday: 5 am – 10 pm
Location: 1500 Alameda Dr, Austin, TX 78704, United States


Katherine Fleischer Park

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This park has a historic homestead museum in addition to its playground, swimming pool, and sporting grounds. A walk side is nearby, and there is a playground with several alternatives for children. It’s a really lovely location.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday: 5 am – 10 pm


Butler Metro Park

A winding park with views of the city, strolling trails, a pond, and other amenities. A fantastic playground that has given interaction a lot of consideration. It has a lovely view of the city’s buildings as well.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday: 5 am – 10 pm


That was our list of some of the best playgrounds in Austin Tx. Let us know which one do you like the most in the comments section below.


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Labor Day events in Austin for 2022 – Enjoy the long weekend with this list of things to do & fun activities!

Labor day events in Austin | Splash Days Weekend

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The much-awaited Labor Day 2022 is right around the corner! And as we all know, everybody wants to make the most of this special day and enjoy the last bits of summer.

Labor Day pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. In addition to that, it also symbolizes the end of summer for most Americans. That doesn’t mean the summer fun is over though, especially in Austin.

The Austin labor day weekend is one of the most fun weekends of the year. Expect plenty of fun, thrilling, and exciting Austin labor day events that you and your families can enjoy. If you’re looking for events to mark on your calendar, look no further. We’ve got plenty of things to do in Austin labor day here where you won’t need to break the bank.


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Labor Day events in Austin for 2022

2022 Labor Day Fish Fry

Start off the Labor Day weekend with amazing food and drinks with friends and family. At the annual Labor Day Fish Fry, you’ll be able to start the celebrations with tons of different cuisines while enjoying chill music and just soaking in the last of the summer sun. Come and fill your tummies now!
When: Friday, September 2, 2022, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: NALC, 601 Williams St, Austin, TX 78752
How Much: $10


Fredericksburg Labor Day Weekend & Hot Air Balloon Experience

Labor day events in Austin | Fredericksburg Labor Day Weekend and Hot Air Balloon Festival

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Hot air balloons, wine, live music, helicopters, and vendors of all sorts – this is one of the best ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend. Bring the entire family or grab a bunch of friends to go with you. You can also camp there all weekend. Get a chance to ride balloons or helicopters and enjoy all the fun at the heart of Texas Hill Country. If you want to avoid the long lines, pre-register on Friday.
When: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Bankersmith, 7905 Old San Antonio Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
How Much: $10+


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Things to do in Austin for Labor Day 2022 - Hill country and LBJ tour from Austin

Experience Texas Hill Country while exploring the life of U.S. President and Texas native son Lyndon Johnson. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit Johnson’s “Texas White House,” his reconstructed boyhood home (now a national park), and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Learn about the cowboys and German immigrants who shaped the region, stop by historic Fredericksburg, and visit the legendary country music town of Luckenbach.


Labor Day events in Austin for 2022 – continued

Labor Day Lobster Boil

If you’re a huge lobster or seafood fan, then this event is worth making the trip to Bankersmith! This labor day weekend, they’ll be dropping fresh, huge Maine lobsters to the Vineyard and throwing a huge bash. Expect big, beautiful Maine lobsters served with garlic butter and fixings, alongside delicious non-seafood accompaniments plus beer, wine and spirits, and, of course, live music. Book your tickets!
When: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Bankersmith, 7905 Old San Antonio Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
How Much: $5 – $69


End of Summer Bash

Celebrate Labor Day weekend in Austin and the end of summer with some chill music, good food, and plenty of good vibes at the End of Summer Bash. Whether you’ll be out for a date night, ladies’ night, or a single night out, it’s a perfect way to spend your time out of the house. Book your tickets now!
When: Sunday, September 3, 2022, 10 p.m.
Where: Down South Cajjun Eats, 15630 Vision Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660
How Much: $10 – $175


Splash Days Weekend

Labor day events in Austin | Splash Days Weekend

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Summer isn’t complete without an epic party on the beach and for this Labor Day Austin, the Splash Days event is here to give a big farewell wave to the end of summer. It’s Austin’s largest and best gay dance party weekend. So expect there to be lots of dancing, great music, amazing people, and, of course, fun! Proceeds will directly go to the ASHwell Clinic and Waterloo Counseling. Grab your tickets now!
When: Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10 a.m. onwards
Where: Beach Front Boat – Volente Beach, 16120 Wharf Cove, Volente, TX 78641
How Much: $35 – $65


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Labor Day 2022 in Austin – Things to do and fun activities

Rooftop Day Party Labor Day Weekend

The Vibes Day party at the beautiful Speakeasy Rooftop is one of the best Austin Labor Day weekend events you could go to. With amazing downtown views, great music, the best drinks in town, and an amazing crowd of people, you’ll have the time of your life. Get your party outfits out!
When: Sunday, September 4, 2022, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave. D, Austin, TX 78701
How Much: $10 – $225


Anytime Austin Market

Events like labor day weekend in Austin aren’t complete without amazing markets filled with local vendors who feature vintage and handmade goods and food trucks and drink stations for visitors. At the Anytime Austin Market, you’ll see all of that and more. Because after the market closes, there will be live music for you to jam to or just chill out to while enjoying some snacks.
When: Sunday, September 4, 2022, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Meanwhile Brewing, 3901 Promontory Point Dr, Austin, TX 78744
How Much: Free


BBQ + Pool Party

Labor Day events in Austin | BBQ + Pool Party

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Kick it old-school style and celebrate the end of summer with some good old backyard barbeque. At the Carpenter Hotel, you’ll not only get the classic barbeque but you’ll also get pool access, entertainment, and plenty of good vibes. There will also be a performance by Ryan Quiet and Velvet Saddles so there will be no boring moment to the day.
When: Sunday, September 4, 2022, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Carpenter Hotel, 400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704
How Much: $55


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Experience Austin’s live music scene on a tour led by a guide. Visit as many as three iconic clubs and up-and-coming venues and enjoy hearing live music with a group of fun fellow travelers. Don’t get caught listening to cover bands, listen to authentic music in one of the world’s music capitals.

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Horseback Riding in Austin: Horse Riding Lessons For Adults and Kids Near You

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If you’ve always been captivated by cowboy movies about the Wild West and are looking for adult horse riding lessons near me, Austin is the place to be! There are a ton of places that offer horseback riding in Austin with a range of adult horseback riding lessons, including picking your own horse, learning different riding techniques, and leisure rides for experienced riders. Most ranches are on large acres of land and retain well-kept horses, so you may explore the lovely pastures with ease!

Below are the top 10 places that offer horseback riding in Austin.


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Adults Horseback Riding Lessons in Austin

Tri-Star Farm

Horse Riding Lessons in Austin - Tri-Star Farm

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Looking for horse riding lessons near me? Check out this amazing facility. At Tri-Star Farm, they offer a program for you whether your objective is to learn to ride or to hone your competitive abilities. For adults, children, and learners of all ability levels, they provide individual, semi-private, and group instruction.

Timings: Monday – Sunday: 7 am – 7 pm
Location: 6648 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759, United States


Spicewood Farms

Children and adults aged seven and older may take English and Western horseback riding lessons at Spicewood Farms. (maximum weight 150 lbs.) They provide classes according to the experience levels and interests of the boarders and customers on a regular weekly basis.

Where: 6607 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759, United States


Weddle Training Stables

Weddle Training Stables

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Ages 7 to adult horseback riding lessons last about an hour and include both riding and all other facets of horsemanship. They demonstrate how to handle and converse with your horse correctly.

Location: 12416 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Austin, TX 78737, United States


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Dive into a day of interactive adventure at Austin Aquarium. Feed a shark and feel the smooth skin of a ray. Marvel at the brilliant colors of tropical fish and the otherworldly beauty of gently floating jellyfish. But the experience doesn’t stop there, because there’s plenty of dry land fun, too!

Enter the rainforest, where hundreds of reptiles roam, along with the aquariums newest furry friends, ringtail lemurs, and kangaroos. Then, step inside the aviary, where parakeets fly overhead. The aquarium offers multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as behind the scenes tours. All of which adds up to one jam-packed day of fun for the whole family!

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Horseback Riding in Austin – Continued

Lone Star Stables

In addition to year-round training and boarding, Lone Star Stables is pleased to offer summer camp teaching. Riders of all ages and ability levels may take lessons that are private, semi-private, or done in small groups, and lesson packs are offered by the month.

Located at: 6400 Liveoak Dr, Austin, TX 78746, United States


Bee Cave Riding Center

Horse Riding Lessons in Austin - Bee Cave Riding Center

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Children and adults of all skill levels get instruction in dressage and hunter/jumper riding from their certified teachers in either group or individual sessions. They welcome newcomers! They’ve got beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.

When: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Where: 15740 Hamilton Pool Rd, Austin, TX 78738, United States


Kids Horseback Riding Austin Tx

Maverick Horseback Riding

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Look into their kid-friendly horsemanship classes. Booking online allows you to drop by whenever you want. All the principles of horsemanship will be taught to kids. The first few minutes of mounted workouts are spent low and sluggish on the horse. Check out 20% discount below.

Timings: Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 8 pm
Location: 5766 Balcones Drive Austin, TX 78731

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Texas Trail Rides

Texas Trail Rides

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From miniature horses and a petting zoo to riding lessons and summer programs, Lone Star Ranch has it all. They like giving youngsters their first exposure to horses in order to boost their confidence and provide them exposure to these incredible creatures.

When: Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 8 pm
Where: near downtown Austin


Switch Willo Stables

As soon as you join the Switch Willo family, their professional trainers work with you to create a strategy that helps you meet your criteria for horse riding in Austin Texas.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday: 8 am – 8 pm
Located at: 4829 Switch Willo, Austin, TX 78727, United States


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Horseback Riding in Austin – Continued

Lone Star Ranch

Lone Star Ranch

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Go for it whether you’re just learning, want to try some barrel racing, or prefer dressage.  They will match you with the ideal horse for your riding talents and objectives. The Austin horse riding have teachers that are among the finest.

Timings: Monday – Sunday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Location: 8601 Bluff Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78744, United States


LMB Equestrian

Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, and Three-Day Eventing classes are available for all ages and ability levels at Riding Club of Austin in both individual and group settings. They have a program to meet every requirement for horse rides Austin.

Where: 14425 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Austin, TX 78737, United States

 

So, where to do plan to learn horse riding in the Austin area? Let us know in the comments section below.

 


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Classic Game Fest 2022 in Austin: A Can’t Miss Celebration of Retro Videogames

 

Classic Game Fest 2022 in Austin

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Remember the good old days of videogames? You and your friends huddled around a tiny CRT TV kicking each other in Street Fighter, battling Bowser in Super Mario Bros, or blasting demons in Doom. Modern videogames offer best in class visuals and expansive experiences. But there’s nothing quite like blowing into a cartridge, slamming it into a console, and enjoying the simple games of time gone by. If that description triggered even the smallest twang of nostalgia, dive deep into the feels at Classic Game Fest 2022 at the Palmer Events Center. Whether you’re an NES junkie or an Atari nerd, there’s something for everyone to remember and enjoy.

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Texas swimming holes near Austin – 10 watering holes for a fun swim this summer

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If you have been looking for free places to swim in Austin or googling ‘swimming holes near me’, you are in the right place!

Texas is known for a lot of things and one of them is relentlessly hot summers. The temperatures are rising in Austin and across the state. Luckily, there are also many beautiful, refreshing, clear rivers, lakes, and even spring-fed pools that will offer a relaxing reprieve from the heat. Sometimes nothing will do, other than a dip into some crisp, cool water.

Whether you prefer waterfalls, lakes, or pools, here are some of the best swimming holes in Texas.


Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in HoustonOnTheCheap.com. Content has been modified for Austinot readers. 


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Texas Swimming Holes near Austin – Under an hour from Austin! 

1. City Tube Chute – Comal River (New Braunfels)

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The City Tube Chute is an experience that is definitely worth checking out. Visitors can hire a tube and float along the Comal River. While the waves are lazy and calm upstream, as you float down towards the chute, things will get wilder. The chute is a built-in slide that’s part of the dam. As you might expect, the City Tube Chute is a prime party spot on the weekends. If you’re looking for a lazy, calm experience you might want to visit in the morning or earlier in the week to avoid congestion. The park is currently open from 9 am to 8 pm daily with limited capacity.
Where: 250 Meusebach St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Distance from Austin: ~ 47 mins.


2. Krause Springs (Outside Austin)

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Krause Springs is so much more than just a swimming hole. Located about 30 miles outside of Austin, in a campground, Krause Springs is a swimming hole surrounded by more than 30 natural springs. Above the swimming hole there is a strong waterfall. Part of the springs feed into a man-made pool. Families can also visit the Butterfly Garden or check out the tree swing to launch into the end of the natural swimming hole. Krause Springs is an excellent spot for a family day trip.

They have instituted some new rules and guidelines for visitors to follow, such as staying 6 feet apart, hand sanitizer stations throughout the facilities, and more.
Where: 424 County Road 404, Spicewood, TX 78669
Distance from Austin: ~ 45 mins.


3. Jacob’s Well (Wimberley)

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Most families in Texas know of or have been to Jacob’s Well. This beloved swimming hole is practically a Texas institution as it has been used since before the days of early settlers. Jacob’s Well is four meters wide and pumps thousands of gallons of water into the Cypress Creek, which flows throughout Wimberley. Complete with a cavern for expert divers, Jacob’s Well is considered a unique feature of the state, as caverns aren’t common in the area.

Jacob’s Well reopened on June 1 and will remain open until the end of September.
Where: 1699 Mt. Sharp Rd. Wimberley, TX, 78676
Distance from Austin: ~ 47 mins.


4. Hamilton Pool (Dripping Springs)

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Note: Hamilton Pool is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

It’s hard to do justice to Hamilton Pool in just words. At one point, the body of water that is Hamilton Pool was located underground. However, after eons of time, the ceiling collapsed, and it left the pool partly covered by a dome-style roof. Water flows over the roof, creating an amazing waterfall that feeds the pool below. There are plenty of spots to relax in the sun, too. You’ll want to make a reservation if you plan to experience the wonder of Hamilton Pool.
Where: 24300 Hamilton Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Distance from Austin: ~ 43 mins.


Texas Swimming Holes near Austin – Under 3 hours from Austin! 

5. Tonkawa Falls (Crawford)

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Tonkawa Falls offers a magnificent 15-foot waterfall that rushes into a natural swimming hole. You’ll enjoy overhanging bluffs, the spray of the waterfall, and the natural beauty of this serene spot. The Falls are located in a city-owned park. There is a picnic area available, with grassy spots and rock tables for when you’re not in the water. The park also allows for swimming during the rainy season.
Where: 524-550 E 4th St, Crawford, TX 76638
Distance from Austin: ~ 1 hr. & 57 mins.


6. Blue Lagoon (North of Huntsville)

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Blue Lagoon is often compared to the Caribbean, thanks to the bright blue waters. This swimming hole can be found at the end of a ranch road, so it also serves as a hidden secret for everyone that’s not from the area. The limestone quarry features scuba training. This is one of the closest swimming holes to Houston, which will be a benefit if you want a fast day trip. Blue Lagoon is open year-round. Reservations are required for scuba clients. This swimming hole is for swimming only, so no boats, fishing, or dogs are allowed.
Where: 649 Pinedale Road, Huntsville TX 77340
Distance from Austin: ~ 2 hrs. & 54 mins.


Texas Swimming Holes near Austin – Over 3 hours from Austin! 

7. Lake Houston Wilderness Park

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Lake Houston Wilderness Park (LHWP) is a beautiful, lushly forested expanse of nearly 5,000 acres, located three miles east of New Caney (approximately 30 miles north of Houston) off Hwy-59. Lake Houston Wilderness Park is the only park in the department that allows overnight stays in cabins and campsites.

Most of the park is heavily forested with over 20 miles of trails which provide a quiet escape from the bustling city. The park offers a variety of outdoor experiences for people of all ages including camping, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, birding, fishing and horseback riding trails (visitors must bring own bikes, fishing equipment, watercraft, and horses).
Where: 25840 FM 1485, New Caney, TX 77357
Distance from Austin: ~ 3 hrs. & 14 mins.


Texas Swimming Holes near Austin – Over 3 hours from Austin! 

8. Lake Longhorn

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Lake Longhorn serves the Houston area and the entire Texas Gulf Coast. If you enjoy scuba diving, triathlon training, open water swimming, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, or anything else needing a large body of water then Lake Longhorn is the multisport lake for you. Lake Longhorn is a 49-acre freshwater lake and has 20 acres of green space dedicated to serving the lake in League City, Texas for your enjoyment. We offer recreational scuba diving, scuba diving training, triathlon swimming, triathlon swim training, (SUP) Stand up paddle boarding and kayaking in the Houston and Texas Bay Area. Lake Longhorn is striving to become the best scuba diving training lake in Houston dive site and open water training lake in the Houston area and Texas Gulf Coast.
Where: 2391 Gun Range Road, League City, TX 77573
Distance from Austin: ~ 3 hrs. & 16 mins.


9. Burger’s Lake (Fort Worth)

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Burger’s Lake will take you back to the days of summer camp. The outdoor feel is phenomenal and there are plenty of available activities for the entire family. This one-acre lake features water slides, water chutes, fountains, diving boards, and a trapeze to launch yourself into the cool water. Multiple beach areas are available, and the large trees provide some shade, when needed. Picnic tables and grills are on-site, though as you might imagine, they fill up fast. Admission is $15 per person (all ages)
Where: 1200 Meandering Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76114
Distance from Austin: ~ 3 hrs. & 38 mins.


10. Balmorhea State Park (Toyahvale)

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The Balmorhea State Park might be surrounded by miles of West Texas desert, but that makes the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool seem that much more inviting! The water is always a comfortable 72-76 degrees year-round. 15 million gallons of water flow through the pool every day, so the water is fresh. It’s also so clear that you can spend the day scuba diving or snorkeling. If you want to make a weekend of it, there are more than 30 campsites in the area, as well as an on-site lodge.
Where: 9207 TX-17, Toyahvale, TX 79786
Distance from Austin: ~ 6 hrs. & 2 mins.

 

What’s your favorite way to cool off? Let us know your favorite Texas swimming holes in the comments!


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