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Bat Fest, Austin, TX, August 22, 2015

For the eleventh year a virtual colony of festival fans will flock to a tribute to the Mexican free-tailed bat– temporary Texans who make the underbelly of the Ann Richards Congress Avenue bridge their home from March through November. The twilight flight of 1.5 million flying mammals will be the highlight of a day which […]

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, Austin, TX, August 23, 2015

Celebrating its silver anniversary, Austin’s annual August tribute to a tongue-scorching condiment offers festival fans a golden opportunity to spice up the end of summer with a mix of cool tunes and hot sauce to create the perfect recipe for food-themed, family-oriented fun. What’s on the menu this year? Here’s just a taste of what’s […]

Austin Ice Cream Festival, August 8, 2015

Festival fans who are looking for a really cool way to lick the Texas heat this summer will head to Austin on August 8th for an event that’s a sweet treat for the whole family. Here’s the scoop on the activities that will be served up as the Austin Ice Cream Festival celebrates its ninth […]

Celebrate July 4th with Austin Symphony Orchestra, Fireworks

Central Texans are invited to join a throng estimated to be 100,000 strong for a celebration of the nation’s 239th birthday at an Austin event which is marking its 39th year. Conducting an evening of red, white and blue revelry, the Austin Symphony Orchestra will provide a prelude to a presentation of patriotic pyrotechnics with […]

Pecan Street Festival, Austin, TX, May 2 – 3, 2015

Twice a year the Live Music Capital of the World celebrates the visual arts as artisans from around the globe gather for one of the largest juried art shows in the country. Held each first weekend in May and again during the final weekend of September, this year’s Pecan Street Festival will include: The chance to […]

Zilker Garden Festival, Austin, TX, March 28 – 29, 2015

Cultivate your love of gardening at an event which has been a perennial favorite on the Central Texas calendar for more than 50 years. Activities Enjoy the botanical beauty of the Flower Show, where gardeners will garner accolades in the categories of Designers Choice, Table Artistry, Petite Award and Movie Arrangers. Lecturers will sow the […]

ABC Zilker Kite Festival, Austin, TX, March 1, 2015

From the familiar diamond shapes that made your imagination take flight as a child to one of a kind designs, the sky’s the limit as hundreds of homemade creations bob in the breeze over Zilker Park at an Austin festival that puts a decidedly Texas twist on the phrase “go fly a kite!” Activities Soaring […]

Carnaval Brasileiro, Austin, TX, Feb. 28, 2015

Revel to the rhythm of Rio de Janeiro as the Live Music Capital of the World throws one of the world’s largest indoor Brazilian carnavals. A central Texas tradition since the 1970s, more than 5,000 people with a passion for percussion will move their feet in 2/4 time to a samba soundtrack performed by live Brazilian […]

Austin Gorilla Run Takes Place January 31, 2015

On the last day of January a pack of primate costume-wearing participants will pound the pavement in the capital city during an annual event that’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Compassionate ‘simians’ who want to take steps toward creating a better tomorrow for our furry friends with every step they take along a […]

Austin’s New Year, Dec. 31, 2014

Editor’s Note: Due to inclement weather, Austin’s New Year celebration has been postponed.   If a family-friendly fête to celebrate the arrival of 2015 sounds like a ‘capital’ idea, head to the state’s capital city for the fifth annual Austin’s New Year. Activities Both the young and the young at heart can end the year grinning […]

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