Austin is now among the fastest-growing metroplexes in the US! Keeping up with the growth, luckily, there’s plenty going on in Austin all days of the week. There are things to do on Monday in Austin, of course, things to do in Austin on Saturday night, and everything in between!
Some of you may be looking for things to do in Austin with family, while others may be focused on free things to do in Austin this week. Either way, you can be sure that we have you covered in our list below.
Here in Austin, there are a lot of great events this week (August 8 – 14)!!! Our top choices for things to do in Austin this Week of August 8, 2022, include Adult Skate Night, ATX Short Film Showcase, and more!
Top Pick – Check out Summer Camp at Austin Waldorf School
Since 2000, Summer Garden & Camp Roadrunner at the Austin Waldorf School have been have been providing wholesome summer fun to kids. The camps provide unique activities that leave a lasting impression on the children who participate in the program.
There are a lot of great options for summer camps in Austin for 2022. Whether your kids are into STEM, Arts, Sports or want multi-disciplinary camps covering all these topics, we have done the research for you. Check out our guide which has all the information that you will need to make the best decision for your family.
Check out our 2022 Austin Summer Camp Guide
Film talent in Austin this Week – Monday, August 8, 2022
If you want to catch some of the film talents in Austin, book tickets for this event where you’ll even get a chance to enjoy a Q & A session with the filmmakers.
When: Monday, August 8 | 7:00 p.m.
How much: $10.00
Fun Austin events – Tuesday, August 9, 2022
A chance to give back while also getting to buy some cool products, Give Back & Get Loud is a place where you can learn about a number of local Austin non-profits that you can get involved with.
When: Tuesday, August 9 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Events in ATX – Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Don’t leave all the fun to the kids–get out for a night of skating with your friends. Every so often, Playland Skate Center will have the rink reserved for adults only, making for a great evening of skating rink fun.
When: Wednesday, August 10 | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free
If you spend as much time on Instagram as I do, you know exactly who Celeste Barber is. If you don’t, well here’s your chance to go and laugh at one of the funniest (and intelligent) around, in town all the way from Australia.
When: Wednesday, August 10 | 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
How much: $44.50 – $64.50
Fun Austin happenings – Thursday, August 11, 2022
Whether you’re new in town and want to see what the fuss about bats is all about or you have been for years but have never taken time to see them, this is one of the best ways to experience the reason behind Austin’s nickname Bat City. Have your pick of a canoe or kayak to enjoy this unique sunset experience.
When: Thursday, August 11 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
How much: $0 -$35.00
An event that happens on Thursdays, both for pet adoption and to provide support for Austin Humane Society, you’ll get drink specials plus treats for your pooch when you visit Lone Star Court Hotel.
When: Thursday, August 11 | 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Local events on the weekend – Friday, August 12, 2022
Catch a flick at one of the hottest spots in town to cool off: Austin Motel. Be there or be square!
When: Friday, August 12| 5:00 p.m.
How much: $20.00
Weekend Austin events happening – Saturday – August 13, 2022
If you’re all about that late-night comedy, because who isn’t, head on over to the Creek and the Cave for some laughs with the talented comedians who show up on Saturdays that make even the most taboo subjects seem funny.
When: Saturday, August 13| 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10.00
If you want to raise calm humans and are looking to practice more mindfulness in your life, make this event a family affair as you and the little ones practice some fun yet effective techniques for calm and meditation in your lives.
When: Saturday, August 13| 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
How much: $5.00 – $20.00
LGTBQ+ events in Austin – Sunday, August 14, 2022
A classic barbeque, and pool party, with great music and food, sounds like the perfect summer plan, especially when it’s hosted by a great spot in town: Carpenter Hotel.
When: Sunday, August 14 | 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
How much: $55.00
If you want to learn more about things to do in the city, check out the Best Summer Camps for 2022 in Austin. Also, check out Activities in Austin this Weekend and Events to Enjoy in Austin with Kids this Weekend and for immediate notifications, follow our Facebook page.