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Outdoor activities in Austin, Texas are found everywhere. We are a very active city and love running, boating on our lakes and biking!

Black Swan Yoga has partnered with Alta’s Cafe for free yoga on Lady Bird Lake every Sunday in the month of August and September!

They will be flowing and glowing on the docks of Waller Creek Boat House. Class is open to all levels of practitioners!

Free parking at the Mexican American Culture Center.

If you’re looking for other fun around town this weekend, check out the Weekend Top Picks!

Time: 7 pm

Location:
Alta’s Café
74 Trinity Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/853836178018573/

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.

If you are looking for other fun happening around Austin here are our Top Picks. It’s a great weekend with everything from a massive boutique sale at Palmer Event Center, to yoga on the dock at Alta’s Cafe.

When:
August 28-30th

Where:
Cool River Ranch
San Marcos, TX

http://floatfest.net

Radio Coffee and Beer is easily one of my favorite coffee shops in town. They’ve managed to nail the atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating. Not only do they offer phenomenal breakfast tacos from food trailer favorite, Veracruz they also have a calendar full of events all month.

Tonight they’re showing cult classic, The Princess Bride on their outdoor patio.

When: today, August 26th

Time: 9 pm

Location:
Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Manchaca Road
Austin, Texas 78704

http://radiocoffeeandbeer.com

 

 

In this hot weather what better to do than eat hot sauce? This has become the world’s largest hot sauce festival, what can we say, Austin knows its salsa!

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Come hungry! The hot sauce contest has three levels of competition, individuals (homemade), restaurants, and commercial bottlers. They will also have plenty of food vendors including Amy’s Ice Cream, Curra’s Grill, Veracruz All Natural and more serving up their specialty dishes.

As all good festivals have in Austin they will have live music throughout the day.

Not only is this event one of kind it benefits the Capital Area Food Bank. Last year they raised over 43,000 meals for families in the Austin area.

Admission: free with donation of three healthy, nonperishable food items or cash donation to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

For more things to do around Austin, here are our Weekend Top Picks!

When: today, August 23rd

Time: 11 – 5 pm

Location:
Fiesta Gardens
2101
 Jesse E. Segovia Street
Austin, Texas 78702

http://www.austinchronicle.com/hot-sauce/

Today is one of the biggest events of the year for Austin bat watchers as it is the Bat Fest.  Living in Austin, hearing about the bats is something that you are probably familiar with but how often do you take the time to go do it? Take today’s event as an excuse to go down there and appreciate it!

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The Congress Bridge will be turned in to a complete bat festival. They will have 3 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & craft vendors, tons of food and drink stands, children’s activities, a bat costume contest and more!

Those bats are funny as you never know exactly what time they are going to decide to fly, it can be anywhere from 7:00-8:30ish. They have been flying early this year (7:30ish). Once they start emerging from under the bridge it can last up to 30 minutes.

For more things to do around Austin, here are our Weekend Top Picks!

Admission: $15.00 (Cash Only) Children 8 and under free with adult

When: today, August 22nd

Time: 4:00 p.m. – midnight

Location:
Ann Richards Congress Street Bridge
Austin, Texas

http://www.roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest/

The Austin Duck Derby will launch 10,000 adopted yellow rubber ducks into Lady Bird Lake, where they’ll race to the finish line for prizes for their sponsors.

Not only does Duck Derby support a fantastic cause, as it benefits the Austin Boys & Girls Club Foundation; it will also be pretty cool to see!

While ducks have already been adopted for this year’s Derby, I still recommend stopping by the bridge and checking it out. Lady Bird Lake filled with thousands of rubber ducks isn’t something you see everyday!

When: today, August 8th

Time: 11am

Location:
Ann Richards Bridge

www.duckrace.com/austin

Tonight is the LAST  Trailer Food Tuesday of the season at the Long Center!

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This month the trailers include:

There will be more than just food including these vendors and activites:

  • Kong Screen Printing: Onsite Screen Printing of TFT and Austin themed shirts
  • Lawn Games
  • The Band this month is Minor Mishap
  • DJ Protege Spinning
  • On-site, custom poems by Typewriter Rodeo

When: today, August 4th

Time: 5 pm

Location:
The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/events/1599604433640437/

Yoga at Barton Springs is going to continue through the month of August! Trust us, there are few better ways to get your week started than with some evening yoga at The Springs!

Wanderlust is proud to present Summer at the Springs! Join them for free vinyasa class followed by free snacks provided by Blenders and Bowls and a free swim at the springs at 9pm.

Bring your own yoga mat and water!

Admission: free

When: Mondays through 31st

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location:
Zilker Hillside
2201 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

http://austin.wanderlustyoga.com/classes/schedule/#!

This splash mob is definitely the coolest thing happening today! It’s like a flash mob, only wetter. This is the best way to beat the heat all while having fun right in downtown Austin.

The idea is to take 6th Street by storm and have a huge water fight! Grab your squirt guns, super soaker, water balloons, a swim suit, water balloon launcher and anything else that will make this the most epic water fight/flash mob you have ever seen!

The splash mob will last about 30 minutes, so get in, get wet, and enjoy the rest of your day.

Ready, Set, Soak!

If you’re looking for other fun today, don’t miss our Weekend Top Picks!

Admission: free

When: today, August 2nd

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location:
6th & Trinity
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/1600882403505535/

Photo Credit: Splash Mob Facebook Page

Tonight is the LAST Splash Movie night of the season at Deep Eddy! The only thing cooler than a movie in the park is a movie in the pool.

A movie on the big screen while submerged in a pool is one of the best ways to stay “cool.”

Movie Showings:
Saturday, August 1, 2015 – Toy Story

Time: dusk (around 8 pm)

Admission fees cover both the movie and pool entry for the day:

FREE Infant (under 12 months)
$1.00 Child 1 to 11 years
$2.00 Junior 12 to 17 years
$3.00 Adult 18 to 61 years
$1.00 Senior 62 years +

If you are looking for more fun this weekend, check out the Weekend Top Picks!

Location:
Deep Eddy Pool
401 Deep Eddy Avenue
Austin, Texas 78703

http://www.deepeddy.org