Austin, Texas festivals are always a huge draw for people who live here and visitors alike. Austin festivals always provide the best in food and music!

Floating. Camping. Live Music.

One year in, and Float Fest is quickly becoming one of my favorite summer festivals. This year’s lineup promises to keep the momentum going with a diverse bill that includes hometown favorites Ghostland Observatory, and co-headliners Phantogram, and Local Natives.

We’ll continue to provide details and tips as the event approaches (we’re officially Float Fest veterans now), but in the meantime, check out this announcement video then visit their website for the full lineup and info on camping, tubing and general awesome-ness.

When:
August 28-30th

Where:
Cool River Ranch
San Marcos, TX

http://floatfest.net

How did it happen? SXSW is just around the corner.

If you’re looking for some fun and FREE things to do this year. On March 14th we’re hosting the ATX Downtown Photowalk.

We’ve also partnered with a bunch of our favorite local trailer eateries and restaurants to host the ATX Food Crawl with A Taste of Koko, The Austin Visitors Bureau and Food Coma King. This is a self paced tour of our favorite local places to eat, and we have a ton of cool prizes lined up, including tickets for two to this year’s Austin Food and Wine Festival.

Lastly, Space Chimp Media created this great guide for SXSW that breaks down this year’s festival by the numbers, the people involved, and a whole lot more:

SXSW guide

 

 

The rumors are true, Austin’s own Ghostland Observatory will be ending a lengthy hiatus to headline this year’s Euphoria Music Festival. Co-headliners Pretty Lights, STS9, Thievery Corporation, and Adventure Club top a bill that is arguably the strongest top-to-bottom lineup in the history of the Austin electronic music festival arena.

Photo courtesy of  www.lasershows.net

Photo courtesy of www.lasershows.net

“Expanding to a full three days of camping, coupled with our diverse lineup has allowed us to create an immersive festival experience unique not just to Texas, but to most festivals out there,” says Euphoria creative director Mitch Morales.  “We really want to emphasize our culture and show fans what sets us apart from the rest.”

Euphoria-Austin

The three-day festival will take place at the beautiful Carson Creek Ranch, just a few minutes east of downtown Austin. Festival-goers are encouraged to camp on the property to fully immerse themselves in the Euphoria experience.

For a full lineup, and to purchase a “very limited” number of $139 (3-day) pre-sale tickets, visit: http://www.euphoriafest.com/

Euphoria-music-festival

 

 

It’s that time of year again! The annual celebration of all things German in New Braunfels, Texas, WURSTFEST.

If you’ve never been, imagine your favorite scenes from Beerfest and National Lampoon’s European Vacation’s Oktoberfests, conveniently dropped into an awesome German town just 40 minutes south of Austin.

Wursfest CrowdThroughout the park you’ll find a smorgasbord of food and drink options, as well as carnival rides, arts and crafts, and people dressed-up in awesome German attire celebrating with beer and sausage in hand.

The alcohol related event makes the 40 minute drive ill-advised (parking is no picnic either), so this year, Jason Neff (contributor to 365 Austin) and friends are hosting a high-end bus service from Austin to New Braunfels.

The busses are equipped with comfortable seats, TV’s, and possibly most importantly, restrooms!

$45 Includes transportation to and from the festival, and admission to the event. See details on the two available dates below:

Sunday, November 9th

Monday, November 10th

If you have questions, feel free to email Jason@365ThingsAustin.com

 

It’s Texas Book Festival time again! This is an absolutely fantastic event that is fun for the entire family.

This annual book-a-palooza was the brain child of former First Lady, Laura Bush. I think the coolest thing about the festival is that it gets people excited about reading and raises tons of cash for Texas libraries.  Since the fest started they’ve awarded over $2.5 million in grant money to state libraries. That is downright inspiring!

The festival will have everything from book signings, panel discussions, author readings, and more.

Check out the Weekend Top Picks for other events happening this weekend.

Admission: Free

When: today, October 26th

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location:
The Capitol
between 10th
 & 11th
 Streets
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.texasbookfestival.org/

Photo Credit: James Grayson Photography

Wow! What a perfect first weekend of ACL. Let’s start by congratulating twitter user @JeffBerres for winning two wristbands to weekend two via our friends at AT&T U-verse. Jeff posted the following picture of this graffiti art boom box, which you can check out during weekend two as well!

Jeff Berres Tweet

The weather was amazing this past weekend, but during the hottest parts of the day, it was really nice to be able to seek shelter under the AT&T tent.

The ‘AT&T Footprint’ (tent) is located between the Art Tents and the Samsung Stage. Inside you’ll find a live-stream of the onstage performances currently happening around the festival. You’ll also find a plethora of phone chargers, friendly AT&T staff members explaining the benefits of GigaPower, and live street art creations from local artists.

We saw a ton of really great shows throughout the weekend, but the AT&T tent was always our rally point, as it provided a chance to catch some shade and a phone charge without missing any of the action.

It’s looking like Weekend Two’s highs will be in the 90’s! Needless to say, we’ll be spending even more time in the tent!

This post was made possible through my association with AT&T. The prize was provided by AT&T, but AT&T is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of AT&T.

The folks at AT&T were nice enough to invite us to the sold-out Weekend One of
this year’s ACL festival. We couldn’t be more excited, and we’d love to share the
experience with you!

We want to reward you for interacting with us on social media this weekend, so
we’ve partnered with AT&T to GIVE AWAY TWO 3-DAY PASSES TO WEEKEND TWO.

Austin City Limits Skyline

AT&T U-Verse is looking to spread the word about its new GigaPower 100% Fiber
network that delivers super-fast Internet speeds to the Austin market. You’ve
probably seen the commercial where the guy downloads a whole movie in a matter
of seconds… To see if it’s available in your neck of the woods, go here: GigaPower

To enter to win the free wristbands, we encourage you to use the hashtags #365ACL and
#GigaPower in all of your tweets and Instagrams this weekend. If you aren’t going to the
festival, we’d love to be your eyes and ears inside the gates. Use the hashtags to ask us
questions about shows, to tell us what bands we should see, and anything else ACL related.

We’ll pick a winner based on both quality and quantity of what you share!

For extra points, capture all your ACL Music Fest Memories with the U-Verse Social
Scrapbook. Go to uversesocialscrapbook.com, add your Twitter and Instagram
accounts, then use #GigaPower throughout the fest to add posts to your scrapbook!

I signed up today, and it’s super-easy.

To show the power and speed of GigaPower, local graffiti artists will be creating a
piece of art in one hour, everyday of the festival. You’re invited to watch the artists
in person each day at the AT&T footprint. Or, If you’d like to follow from outside the
festival, I’ll be live tweeting their creations at 3pm each day all weekend, and sharing
updates from their tent.

Lastly, AT&T will have a tent at the festival where you can learn about their service
offerings and about what cities Gigapower will be in next!

Have fun this weekend; we can’t wait to see you!

This post was made possible through my association with AT&T. The prize was
provided by AT&T, but
AT&T is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any
other way with this giveaway. All opinions  
expressed in the post are my own
and not those of AT&T.

ACL is only three short days away,  so I took a quick swim through the middle of the line-up for a few bands that I think you should know about. I’m assuming you’re already familiar with Pearl Jam, Eminem, etc so those are left out. As are any EDM mentions… nothing against it, they just don’t convert well into a playlist across multiple genres.

I’ve left the playlist open, so feel free to add your own favorites if you have a Spotify account. See you at the Fest!

Photo by Ashley Garmon

We’ve partnered with the folks at Float Fest to give away the ultimate experience for you and a friend at this year’s festival!

What you get:

VIP tickets for two -think premium viewing areas with plenty of shade, free food, and complimentary drinks

Floating for two

Camping for two on site

Survival swag from 365 Things Austin and other Float Fest sponsors

This one of a kind festival combines a trifecta of summer activities- live music, floating the river and camping. This prize package will allow you to enjoy all three VIP style!

To enter to win, simply caption the photo below of Grouplove’s lead singer (they’ll be at the fest!) on the Facebook Post or in the comments section below. The best comment will be chosen by us and the Float Fest team on Thursday, June 26th at 2pm.

Float Fest Grouplove

For more info on the lineup or to buy tickets (before they sellout), visit the Float Fest Website.

 

This festival just keeps getting better. Last month we released the lineup for Float Fest, which is taking place just outside of San Marcos this Labor Day Weekend. You can read more about our elation on the combination of an amazing music lineup paired with floating the river (one of our favorite summer activities) here:

http://365thingsaustin.com/2014/05/09/introducing-float-fest/

Today they announced camping options and ticket plans at the beautiful Cool River Ranch, within stumbling distance of the live music stages. Floating the river can be an exhausting and booze filled adventure all by itself, please do the smart thing and don’t make the drive back home!

Float-Fest-Austin-Lineup

They have several ticket packages to choose from, and camping with your fellow festival-goers will only add to the experience:

View tickets and camping/floating packages 

Join us and lock up tickets while you still can, this event will definitely sell-out.