Kristy Owen - 3/383 - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

Kristy Owen

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.

If you’ve never been to Master Pancake, or even if you’ve never missed a single one—this is a solid plan for the evening! Local comedians will completely enhance the Tom Cruise cinematic experience tonight at the Alamo Ritz.

Some say it’s an impossible mission, but this July, Master Pancake roasts the career of the star who makes All the Right Moves: the (rain) Man, the Legend, Tom Cruise. Come see the Master Pancake comedians (John ErlerJohn W. SmithAndrew Rosas) cruise through Tom’s cannon, psychoanalyze his Mummy issues, and give a comedic tribute to an actor who will never fade into … oblivion.

Click here to get your tickets!

When: Today, July 21st

Time: 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.

Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
320 E 6th St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Antone’s, a true Austin original, is celebrating 43 years of  live music with some stellar anniversary shows. Tonight, catch the Grammy-winning Los Texmaniacs and their very special guests: Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers, and Roy Head! Founded by Max Baca (bajo sexto, vocals), the TexManiacs have been called the new kings of Tex-Mex. Baca toured and recorded for years with Jimenez, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven, and the Rolling Stones. 
When: Today, July 20th
Cost: $20 | Click here to get tickets.
Time: 9 p.m.
305 E. 5th St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Waterloo Adventures is finally open and they’re doing Family Day on Sundays! Parents get Half Price Admission (with 1 regular price child). Next three Sundays only!  Reservations required. 

Begin your awesome day with a boat ride to beautiful “Adventure Island.” When you arrive, you can throw yourself into a 45-minute, pulse-pounding session on their 600-foot state-of-the-art challenge course. It’s a series of floating obstacles like climbing walls, monkey bars, slides, hurdles, balance beams, bridges, and tons more fun. 

After enjoying 45 minutes on the Challenge Course you are welcome to unlimited time at the Aqua Water Park, Adventure Island. 

(512) 614-1979

14529 Pocohontas Trail Suite A
Leander, TX 78641


It’s national ice cream day and it’s hot as blazes outside! Come on out to this amazing celebration of the good stuff, with a bunch of fun local vendors and the perfect, sweetest way to cool off.  NadaMoo! is the tasty dairy-free ice cream alternative made with coconut milk


When: Today, July 15th

Time: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

1701 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704-3325, United States

It’s France’s national holiday and we all need something very very French to do! Well, look no further: Le Politique Austin is throwing an all-day party with treats and activities for the whole famille.

There’s also a champagne waiter’s race, where you can go tête-à-tête with your competitors du jour in a tournament-style race for a chance to win a Champagne Taittinger magnum (that’s 10 glasses of wine, y’all.)

Les activités:
– Popsicles + champagne pour-overs out of the Champagne Supply Co. truck
– Half-off bubbles all day
– Crepe stations during brunch service
– Red, white and blue macarons out of the patisserie from 7am-4pm
– Champagne waiters’ race at 11am (details below)
– Free temporary tattoos
– Live music by Sharon Bourbonnais Music + dinner specials

Champagne Waiters’ Race
– Tournament-style race on 2nd Street in front of Le Politique
– First race begins at 11am
– Taittinger magnum grand prize
– Must be 21+ to enter race; no serving experience required
Sign-up here!

When: Today, July 14th

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Le Politique Austin
110 San Antonio Street Suite 140
Austin, Texas 78701

Photo by Joe DeSousa via flickr. 

Oh, those summer nights! In partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse and Do512, grab your friends and family and  experience the cool vibes of Sound & Cinema on the Long Center’s front lawn—live and local music combined with classic movies and cult films projected onto the Drafthouse’s giant, inflatable outdoor screen.

Tonight they are showing Wayne’s World. 

Want to plan ahead? Here is a look at the 2018 Movie In The Park Schedule.

What You Can Bring:
Person water bottles, Folding Chairs, Blankets, Your Kids, Hot Date,
Pets: leashed, on lawn only

What You Can’t Bring:
Alcoholic beverages of any type, Coolers of any kind, Glass bottles, Illegal substances, Weapons, Boom Boxes or Amplified Sound, Marketing leaflets or Other Promotional Items

When: today, July 11th

Time: 6pm 

Attendance: Free and open to the public

Long Center
701 W Riverside Dr.
Austin, Texas 78704

Tonight, come take a night dip at the iconic Austin Motel pool on South Congress! They are having Night Swim Tuesday nights in July and August. Grab a drink and do yourself right with this idyllic Austin summer activity. Passes are $20 and can be purchased at the front desk.

When: Tuesdays this July & August 

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Austin Motel
1220 S Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704

It’s all things free tonight—free yoga, free snacks, and a free swim at Barton Springs! Summer At The Springs is happening every Monday night through August on the Zilker hillside. Yoga teacher trainees will be leading the classes and getting you in the zone. Follow @practiceyogaaustin on Insta for updates on the weather.

When: Today, July 9th

Time: 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Barton Springs/Zilker park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

For those of us who are too old to be at summer camp, here’s the next best thing: Wet Hot American Summer is playing on the big screen tonight at The Austin Winery. Come sip wine, enjoy movie snacks, and wind down your weekend. They will be clearing out all of the tables and chairs so you can bring your lawn chairs and blankets. You’ll feel like you’ve been magically transported to Camp Firewood!

When: Today, July 8th

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Austin Winery
440 St Elmo Rd E, Ste A-1
Austin, Texas 78745

Come explore one of Austin’s most beautiful treasures with your best friend! It’s Dog Day at Zilker Botanical Garden! The Garden is actually dog friendly every day, but this is an extra special day where the Garden is all about pups! Well-socialized, well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome, but they must remain on leash at all times. And, of course, dog owners are responsible for their dogs’ behavior… and for scooping up after them.

Here’s what you can expect:
• An adorable photo op with your dog,
• Learn about dog-friendly opportunities in Austin Parks and responsible pet etiquette that helps keep our Parks safe for all!
• Doggedly good amenities and things to dig into!

Dog bowls and cooling off stations will be available around the Garden and anyone with a dog will receive a doggie bag with a dog treat, pooper scooper bag, and a stylish bandana for your favorite canine!

When: Today, July 7th

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Zilker Botanical Garden
Austin, Texas 78746