Past Events Archives - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

This new small batch brewery has been putting on a grand opening celebration since yesterday and today is the big finale! Let’s welcome them to the city properly, shall we?

Eater Austin has the backstory on this new women-led downtown brewery. Come for kolaches, live music, merch, and stay for the release of their first four beers. The inaugural brews are: Belgian Wit, Belgian Pale Ale, French Saison and Ultra Limited Hazy IPA. Drink up, y’all!

And if stopping by this place makes you thirsty for a Sunday Funday tour de beers, check out our Austin Brewery Guide for many more of our local favs.

When: Today, May 19th

Time: noon

Location: 417 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701

This city is naturally beautiful and lively and full of interesting people—that’s why we love it. But if you want to see Austin in a whole new way, you should really get on two wheels. This Friday, wake up, ditch the car commute, and get on that cute little bike of yours. Spandex optional.

It’s Austin’s Bike to Work Day! Go alone or join a group ride to kick start your weekend. And don’t worry about sweating or looking disheveled when you get to work—everybody is doing it! Wear that helmet hair like a badge of honor.

Best of all you can get a bunch of free food, coffee, and swag at more than 40 fueling stations located around the city. And then, because you gotta treat yourself after working a little harder to get to work, stop by the Bike After Work Party at Cheer Up Charlies!

When: Today, May 17th

You are much more likely to do it if you pledge to ride your bike. Biking to work is a great thing to for your mind, body, the environment, and your fellow humans. Join the movement that’s going national! It’s

After all the brunching and gifting and letting her rest, take Mom to a free concert this evening on the steps of the State Capitol.

Join the Austin Symphonic Band for a concert in honor of moms everywhere. The band will perform a selection of festive tunes with a cajun flair, including works by Frank Ticheli and John Philip Sousa. 

Get there early to spread out your picnic blanket or grab one of the limited audience chairs in the front row.

When: Today, May 12th

Time: 7–8:30 p.m.

When you are cruising on Lake Austin at sunset and sipping on an ice-cold beer, it’s like you just fall in love with this city all over again! Take your happy hour out on the water and experience the beauty and fun of this place in a whole new way. We’ve partnered with Float On and Independence Brewing Co. to offer the booze cruise of your dreams!

Organize your pals and join us on Thursday, May 16th! The trip starts just minutes from downtown at Walsh Landing and heads toward the 360 Bridge. Enjoy a slow troll through a semi-private grotto called Little Venice and take in the gorgeous Austin Country Club where all the greatest golfers compete in Dell Match Play. We’ll end up in Bull Creek Cove, aka Party Cove where you can float your cares away on Aqua Lily Pads. Please don’t miss out on this weeknight escape. You’ll be so sad if you do!

Book your reservation before this ship sails.

When: Thursday, May 16th

Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Location: Walsh Landing

Austinites have always sought guidance and wisdom from El Arroyo’s famous sign, and today we finally have a chance to put our deep thoughts out there! A main attraction of this epic block party is their sign contest!

Give your sign suggestion at the door and once an hour they will select one lucky winner to put their sign up! You have to be present to win! Start thinking of something pithy and brilliant.

Hayley Cakes will be a special guest creating custom cookies until they run out! And they will have drink specials featuring Dulce Vida Tequila, live music, and a photo booths.

When: Today. May 5th

Time: 1–5 p.m.

Where: El Arroyo, 1624 W 5th St. Austin, Texas 78703

After all of the crazy rain and thunder last night, it’s going to be a beautiful day to walk around and shop with your fellow Austinites. This is an oldie and a goodie! Featuring 300 vendors, food concessions, three stages of music, kids rides, and a petting zoo—it’s an institution. In fact, it’s one of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation.

The festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds.

And check out our list of the best things to do this weekend! There’s so much going on.

When: Today, May 4th

Time: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

vintage market spring 2019

The weather is heating up fast and you need new stuff! But not just any old stuff—chic vintage finds you’ll get compliments on every time you wear them. Come shop more than 20 vintage vendors for clothing, jewelry, home goods, and more. It’s a beautiful day for shopping in an open-air market!

When: Today, April 28th

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

General Admission is free! VIP tickets are $10.

Location:
Native Hostels
807 E 4th St.
Austin, TX 78702

Today is a marvelous day for an Austin tradition like no other, Eeyore’s Birthday. This is day that our city pays tribute to the ever-so-famous and dependably pessimistic character from Winnie-the-Pooh.

This festival is basically the epicenter of the Keep Austin Weird movement. In fact, weird doesn’t even begin to describe this delightful event. Picture hundreds of people in costume dancing, sitting in drum circles, and running around maypoles to celebrate the fictional birthday of a fictional donkey. Needless to say, be sure to wear a costume.

It’s also a kid-friendly event. Artists will be offering face painting and temporary tattoos, and groups will be selling food, soft drinks, juices, Texas beer, and more. Eeyore’s Birthday is one of the city’s most fun and well-known cultural events. It also serves as a fundraiser to benefit nonprofit groups in Austin.

When: Today, April 27th

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury St.

jackalope south shore

Just when you are old enough to get really good at egg hunting, you are apparently too old. Well, no more! This year you are going to dominate! This egg hunt for adults at the Jackalope South Shore was such a success last year that they had to do it again! And this year they are adding an adorable petting zoo. So prep your cascarones and get ready to feel like a kid again.

When: Today, April 21st

Time: noon–10 p.m.

Location: The Jackalope South Shore, 1523 Tinnin Ford Rd. Austin, TX 78741

Jo's Coffee pet parade

This annual Pet Parade on South Congress is beloved by all who have ever come across it—because it’s hard not to love animals parading down the street in ridiculously adorable outfits with a marching band.

It starts at Annie and ends at the Jo’s parking lot, where there will be a costume contest emceed by Lyndon’s twin and local celebrity chef Lou Lambert. The judges will be well-known locals like Dale Watson, Andy Langer, Steve Wertheimer, and others. Then you can hang out for a few hours to eat, drink, and ogle a lot of great looking animals while a band or two plays.

You can register your pet at the marching line or you can just march without competing. All proceeds go to the Austin Humane Society!

When: Today, April 20 @ Noon