With summer kicking into full gear in July there is no shortage of events beyond just fireworks on the fourth of July! Check out some of our favorite events happening in July and August throughout Austin from Willie's 4th of July Picnic to the Austin Bat Festival on Congress bridge in August.
Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony
Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores)
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
This iconic Texas event is returning to Austin. Willie Nelson's 42nd annual festival at Circuit of the Americas promises a stacked lineup with performances from Sturgill Simpson, Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and the Redheaded Stranger himself.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
Hill Country Galleria
Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks and fun for the whole family, including the dogs.
Texanische Nacht Third Thursdays at Rock Rose
Grab your boots and lederhosen! Texanische Nacht celebrates German-Texas heritage with tasty Tex Mex and a live swing/dance band.
Domain NORTHSIDE’s Rock Rose is excited to announce that it will launch a new monthly event, Third Thursdays, beginning October 20. Many of the already-buzzing restaurants, bars and retailers will feature exclusive specials and deals from 6 to 9 p.m. While guests sip and shop, locally-loved alternative country duo Mayeux & Broussard will play on Rock Rose throughout the evening.
Blues on the Green
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly from May to August, Austin's largest free concert series will welcome groovy performances by local up-and-comers and Austin legends.
Austin Ice Cream Festival
The Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival is fun for the whole family. Games, activities, contests, live entertainment and of course, ice cream, will keep you cool and happy.
Congress Avenue Bridge
Celebrate this batty event as the world's largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
If you wanna beat the heat this summer then you gotta eat the heat! Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals with as many as 10,000 spectators each year.
Austin Pride Festival & Parade
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.
8/29/17 - 9/4/17
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival
Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops and throw down in a mini-golf tourney.
Some info courtesy of City of Austin