Kristy Owen - 3/387 - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

Kristy Owen

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I am a realtor here in Austin, and clients are always asking for suggestions on what to do around town. So, I thought I would blog about my experiences, recommendations and what you have to do before you can call yourself a true Austinite.

Just because Labor Day is behind us doesn’t mean that lake season is over! Float On Boat Rentals has just launched a September Sunset Cruise special, a two-hour cruise for $250. Available on Lake Austin or Lake Travis.

We are giving away a two-hour cruise for you and your crew. To enter, visit our Instagram

Float on wants to spice up your average work Happy Hour. So here is how you can score some extra entries incase you don’t win our giveaway. 

  • tag your work crew
  • tag your work (the Float On team is going to be surprising some people at their work and giving away more FREE Happy Hour cruises) 

 

HAAM (Health Alliance For Austin Musicians) does great things for the artistic community in our wonderful city, and this year marks their 13th year anniversary! On Benefit Day, local businesses come together and donate a percentage of their sales to HAAM to support the healthcare needs of musicians.

Bands and artists perform throughout the city at participating locations—it’s a fantastic opportunity to give back to the people who make Austin the “live music capital of the world.”

On HAAM Day 2017, HAAM beat its goal of raising over half a million dollars. This year, Lyft is committed to helping make HAAM Day the most successful fundraiser yet. Concert-goers can use the code HAAMDAY2018 on 9/11 for $1 off a ride to participating HAAM Day venues (or claim here). Every time the code is used, Lyft will donate $1 to HAAM in support of Austin’s musicians.

For a full schedule, click here.

When: Today, September 11th

Time: 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Location:
See Schedule

If you live in Austin, chances are you like the word “local.” That’s because great things are happening right here. And now you can get the very best meat from Central Texas ranches delivered right to your door.

Rosso & Flynn was founded by two people who were asking themselves the same question: Why is it so hard to find meat worthy of the home kitchen? The store shelves are packed with items that say “natural” and “organic,” but that says very little about the animal’s quality of life.

The solution they found was supporting local businesses that are raising animals the right way.

The company, which launched in 2017, likes to think of itself as a modern butcher. They bring the values and expertise of an old-school butcher to today’s often crowded consumer experience. You can order poultry, pork, beef, and more online that is all sourced directly from ranches just a stone’s throw from Austin.

And you are really going to taste the difference—they share suppliers with some of the top farm-to-table restaurants in Austin. All animals are pasture-raised on real grass and are paid the utmost care. This means no antibiotics (unless the animal is sick), no arsenic, no hormones, no GMOs, no soy, and no “by-product feedstuffs.”

Select from their wide array of unique cuts and bundles and feed your family right. There are now two options for delivery—Thursday and Sunday. You can either stock your fridge for a weekend of entertaining and tailgating, or get a head start on weeknight dinners. All orders are a la cart; no subscription is needed! Great meals start with great ingredients, and Rosso & Flynn is determined to make it easy.

 

There is officially no cuter plan than this: a puppy pool party! Load up your buddy and head to Pflugerville for the second annual summer splash party for dogs. Note that all dogs must be current on their shots and you must bring your pet’s vaccination records as proof. They must be printed, and your pet’s tags do not qualify as proof! Don’t forget. And all pets must be spayed or neutered, too. Click here for a few more important rules.

When: Today, September 8th

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $5 per dog (includes two humans) | $3 per extra human

Location:
Scott Mentzer Pool
901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.

Wurstfest was  voted the number two Oktoberfest in the country by USA Today.  This “10-Day Salute To Sausage” in New Braunfels is one of our favorite festivals of the year.  With sausage, beer, polka and potato pancakes as far as the eye can see, it’s a Bavarian wonderland that’s not to be missed.    

By offering round trip transportation all ten days of the fest again we’re making getting to New Braunfels easier than fitting into last years lederhosen.  Why risk the hour drive when you can take our Wheels to Wurstfest?  

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Worry free transportation from downtown Austin to / from Wurstfest in New Braunfels.
  • Buses are luxury air conditioned motor coaches with bathrooms!  
  • Since the buses have TVs we’ll watch Beerfest during the drive to get you in the festival spirit!
  • BYOB welcome on the ride down.
  • Admission into the festival.
  • Pre and post Wurstfest Specials at our downtown Austin check-in location.
  • Four hours on site to enjoy the festival, total trip time is approximately six hours depending on traffic.
  • Festive attire encouraged!  Add on our “Wurst Wear” to complete your experience. 
  • Each bus holds 54 guests so you can come by yourself and meet new friends or invite all of your friends to book on the same bus as you!  
  • Our buses are 18 and older, proof of valid ID required at check in! 

**The bus will pick up and drop off from Revelery.  You can start boarding 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour departure time.  Check in early or stay late to receive pre and post wheels specials.  To reserve a private bus email info@austintourcompany.com**

 

1. Movies In The Park: Hook

What: Grab your family for this classic. Don’t forget to pack a picnic. 

When: September 20th, 8pm-10pm 

Location: Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Rd. 


2. Waterloo Music Festival

WhatWaterloo Music Festival is a celebration of Jam and the Austin music culture, September 7-9 at Carson Creek Ranch. We’re excited to announce our lineup including THREE NIGHTS of The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Oteil Burbridge & Friends, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, BoomBox and TAUK.

When: September 7th-9th 

Location: Carson Creek Ranch 

3. Pecan Street Festival 

What: This festival that’s been a part of Austin for decades. The Pecan Street Festival features 300 juried vendors, food concessions, three stages of music, kids rides and petting zoo, and so much more. It’s an oldie and a goodie!.

When: September 22nd and September 23rd

Location: Sixth Street, Downtown Austin

4. Float The River

What: Floating the river is always a great idea. But true Austinites know that September is THE month to float. The river is less crowded and the temps are a bit more bearable. We provide roundtrip transportation from downtown Austin, tubes, coolers, and ice so you can have the perfect floating experience. 

When: Fridays-Sundays this September 

Location: San Marcos 

5. The Great Outdoors Garden Party

What: The 2nd Saturday of every month The Great Outdoor hosts a fabulous celebration of plants and gardening. This time they will be focusing on raising backyard chickens for fun and sustainability.

When: September 8th, 11am-3pm

Location: The Great Outdoors

6. 365 Presents: Barre3 + Outdoor Voices at Fareground

What: We’ve teamed up with Barre3 and Outdoor Voices to offer a FREE Barre3 class on the terrace at Fareground. Following class restaurants at Fareground will be offering Happy Hour specials to participants.

When: September 26th, 7:30pm 

Location: Fareground at One Eleven 

7. The WhiskyX Austin featuring St. Paul and The Broken Bones

What: Over 60 amazing whiskies to try, live concert from St. Paul and The Broken Bones, some of Austin’s Best Food Trucks all together for one night! 

When: September 14th, 6pm

Location: Fair Market 

8. Oddles of Noodles 

What: The Austin Food Blogger Alliance is thrilled to be presenting a city-wide nood-off featuring our favorite cross-cultural carb.

When: September 23rd, 2pm-4pm

Location: Event Space at Brew and Brew 

9. The Brunch Boat on Lady Bird Lake

What: This is the ultimate way to get your Sunday Funday started. Via313 Pizza, One Taco Breakfast Tacos, breakfast cocktails, beers, and more all on a boat as you cruise Lady Bird Lake. 

When: Select Sundays This Fall

Location: Lady Bird Lake

10. Fancy Tailgate at Hotel Ella

What: Join a Longhorn tradition featuring a buffet by Goodall’s Kitchen, specialty cocktails, beer and wine, shuttles to & from the stadium, live music and pre-game broadcasts on the historic Hotel Ella front lawn – a location rooted in the fabric of The University of Texas at Austin.

When: Select Texas games this season 

Location: Hotel Ella 

Click here for the 25 Best Things To Do In Austin.

Can’t decide on where to Happy Hour. Fareground is an often overlooked gem. You can grab a drink from the bar and then everyone in your group can decide on where they want to grab bites from. They offer great drink specials, from 3-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Enjoy $4 local drafts, $5 select wines and $5 select cocktails. 

Easy Tiger, Ni-Kome: Sushi & Ramen, Henbit, Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Contigo Fareground and Dai Due Taqueria all also offer happy hour specials that change seasonally. 

When: Monday- Friday

Time: 3pm-6pm

Location:
Fareground at One Eleven 
111 Congress Avenue 
Austin, Texas 78701

Join The Line Hotel every first and second Sunday of the month at 9AM for a complimentary Detox Yoga class with fitness instructor Gustavo Padron to help you reconnect with you body and boost your confidence.

This week’s Special Labor Day Detox Yoga will be located on our pool deck

R.S.V.P Only.

This event is subject to capacity. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

Class starts promptly at 9AM.

Discounted $10 Valet or use street parking.

Location:
The Line Hotel 
111 E Cesar Chavez Street 
Austin, TX 78701

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