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

Wake up! You have just enough time to run to your closet, figure out a Wu Tang-themed outfit, and head over to Irene’s for the most amazing brunch. Order a round of breakfast biscuits while you enjoy all day happy hour specials and on rosé, mimosas + carafes, and bloody marys. Whatever you did last night, it doesn’t matter. Because brunch means your best life starts now!

DJ GirlFriend ATX will be there spinning your favorite Wu Tang tunes.

When: Today, November 11th

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

506 West Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701

To mark Veterans Day this year, Garrison Brothers is throwing a giant party at their distillery in Hye, Texas to honor the brave people who serve our country. The all-day celebration will be a good time for a good cause, benefitting the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, which provides funding for the National Museum of the Pacific War, a museum dedicated to telling the human story of WWII in the Pacific.

There will be all sorts of things to eat and drink, so prepare yourself. Beer from Family Business Beer Co., hamburgers from Fischer & Weiser, tacos from Tubby’s Ice House, and a variety of red and white wines from William Chris Vineyards, Grape Creek Vineyards, Cicada Cellars, and Hye Meadow Winery. One hundred percent of sales from beer, wine, and food will go directly to the foundation.

Habana Cowboy will also bring their mobile cigar lounge and Complete Culture Custom T-Shirts will debut an exclusive Red, White and Bourbon branded tee.

Plus, you’ll be at Bourbon Heaven, so you should probably opt for a tour of the ranch atop the Nimitz’s 76-year old M31A Stuart Tank for a $10 donation. Then you can dip your own red, white, and blue wax bourbon bottles at the gift shop!

There are only 500 tickets available, and when they sell out, they really sell out! Click here to get yours.

When: Saturday, November 10th

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Garrison Brothers Distillery
1827 Hye-Albert Rd.
Hye, TX 78635


You need new stuff! Probably. Come shop more than 20 vintage vendors for clothing, jewelry, home goods, and more. And find something super unique for the people on your holiday shopping list. It’s a beautiful day for shopping in an open-air market!

Hosted by Pieceology Vintage and Passport Vintage.

When: Today, November 4th

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost $10-20 | Click here for tickets.

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

On this crazy beautiful day, head to the lawn at Rosewood for the inaugural Doggie Costume Contest & Pumpkin Carving.

Everyone who brings their pup dressed for the contest will receive a $10 Rosewood Lunch Gift Card. The contest winner will take home a $50 Rosewood Gift Certificate. Judging will take place a 5 p.m. sharp. Please note that all dogs must remain on leash.

They’ll also have pumpkins available for $5/each, and plenty of carving kits for everyone.

When: Today, October 28th

Time: 2 – 6 p.m.

1209 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, Texas 78702

Bird Bird Biscuit is giving away a FREE biscuit and jam to anyone who early votes. Just show up and present your “I voted” or voting receipt! 

When: now – November 2nd 

Bird Bird Biscuit
2701 Manor Road
Austin, Texas 

Photo: loveofallofthethings

Celebrate Lick Honest Ice Cream seven year anniversary with a free scoop! Starting at 7pm, all four of Lick’s scoop shops in Austin and San Antonio will be giving out ONE FREE SCOOP to every customer who comes in!

Lamar Union – 1100 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
Burnet – 6555 Burnet Road #200, Austin, TX
Mueller – 1905 Aldrich Street, #150, Austin, TX
Pearl – 312 Pearl Parkway #2101, San Antonio, TX

Can’t get enough of a good thing? The celebration continues on Friday, October 26th at Lick’s Nothing But ’90s Birthday Bash at Spider House Cafe and Ballroom! More info here:

When: today, October 16th

Time: 7pm-10pm 

If you don’t have a solid plan for this holiest of holidays, allow us to suggest—beer and ice cream! Blue Owl Brewing will have ice cream on hand to make floats out of Professor Black and Wee Beastie—or any other beer you’d like to float-ify—today!

When: Today, October 14th

Time: noon – 8 p.m.

Blue Owl Brewing
2400 E Cesar Chavez St, Ste 300
Austin, Texas 78702


This huge sale at the Wildflower Center will feature hundreds of species of Texas natives, including seeds, annual wildflowers, grasses, perennials, wetland plants, shrubs, and trees.

Not only are they beautiful, but native plants help conserve water; reduce mowing costs; provide habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife; protect the soil; and save money on fertilizer and pesticides. Autumn is a great time to plant as temperatures and rain begin to fall.

Pro Tips!

– Bring your own cart to haul plants; they have a limited number of carts to loan.
– Bring a refillable water bottle and wear a hat and sunscreen.
– Make a shopping list using the plant list, which can be found here.
– Plan to make a day of it! After you purchase your plants, they can hold them while you explore.

When: Today, October 13th

Time: 9 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, Texas 78739


Here’s a really unique music experience in the beautiful outdoors of Driftwood, Texas! Get out of town and the ACL hustle for a little musical escape. The lineup includes Padre Paul, the Hot Texas Swing Band, The Lost Pines, Light Horse Harry, Light Horse Harry, Sour Bridges, and headliner The Derailers.

There will also be a ton of beer, wine, cider, and food available for purchase. Vista’s own hyper-local, farm-to-table food will be available for guests, along with wood-fired pizzas from Mandola’s Italian Kitchen and The Salt Lick BBQ. Vista will be unveiling a new canned beer just for this festival, so plan your day drinking strategy accordingly.

When: Today, October 6th

Cost: $35 GA tickets are available at the door!

12 p.m. – Doors Open
1 – 2 p.m. Padre Paul (Beer Garden)
2-3 p.m. – Hot Texas Swing Band (Beer Garden)
3-4 p.m. – The Lost Pines (Main Stage)
4-5 p.m. – Light Horse Harry (Beer Garden)
5-6 p.m. – Will Dupuy & Friends (Main Stage)
6-7:30 p.m. – Sour Bridges (Beer Garden)
7:30-9 p.m. – The Derailers (Main Stage)
9:30 p.m. – Last call
10 p.m. – Close

Vista Brewing
13551 FM 150
Driftwood, TX 78619

This movie is even better than you remember! It’s lazy Sunday, so come to sip wine, munch on snacks, and gasp loudly at every plot twist! Austin Winery will be clearing out all of the tables and chairs so you can bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the film on the projector. And it’s totally free.

When: Today, September 30th

Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m.

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