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Cap off this gorgeous day with a heart-warming event that will make you feel more connected than ever before to your ATX neighbors. Tonight thousands of family, friends, and strangers will celebrate life together and witness the beauty of over 1000 lanterns floating on the water.

Water Lantern Festival  is a very family friendly event and something that your kids will always remember.

Each adult ticket comes with a floating lantern, keychain LED flashlight, marker, and wristband. And don’t worry, the  price covers the cost of collecting and removing the lanterns from the water following the event—the lake will be left just as we found it!

Click here to buy your tickets.

When: Today, February 23rd

Event Schedule:

4:00 p.m.
Gates Open

4:00–7:00 p.m.
Enjoy Food Trucks / Music / Fun

6:30 p.m.
Design your Lantern

7:00–8:00 p.m.
Lantern Launch

9:00 p.m.
Event Ends

Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX 78723

Come out to celebrate the year of the pig at Chinatown Center today! This two-day event kicks off  with summit lion and dragon dances, a kids fashion show, special performances, live music, and a night market with a ton of food and games. If you’ve never marked the lunar new year, this is how you do it. It will be a feast for the eyes!

When: Today, February 16th

Time: 1–11 p.m.

Chinatown Center

10901 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78753

It’s a great day for a date with your pup and to do some good the Austin animal community. Help raise a bunch of money for Austin Pets Alive!—an organization we are so lucky to have in this city.

Sweet Barks is the biggest, sweetest, most fun dog party of the year. And there are a lot of dog parties in Austin, so that’s really saying something! Last year’s event at The ABGB raised over $25,000 for APA! It’s a full-on celebration of pups; featuring pet portraits, a kissing booth, amazing vendors, a treat station, and more.

Round up your dog-obsessed friends and all their furry friends.

When: Today, February 9th

Time: noon–6 p.m.

1305 Oltorf St W
Austin, Texas 78704


Get your gals together and join the atxGALS for a pop-up party celebrating some amazing female artists in this city. It’s the third year in a row for this event we truly love! Fair Market will be transformed for the evening into a Queen of Hearts land that will make your inner child jump up and down.

In addition to the art (all available for purchase) the party will have two live DJ sets; an open bar provided by Tito’s Vodka, Dulce Vida tequila, Austin Eastciders, and Caffe del Fuego; and local food trucks!

VIP ticket buyers will get swag bags filled with goodies from local favorites and there will be a raffle benefiting Girls Empowerment Network and Austin Pets Alive! So you can support the art scene, female empowerment, local causes and vendors all in one go.


General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now.

When: Friday, February 8th

Time: 6–11 p.m.

Fair Market
1100 E 5th St.
Austin, Texas 78702

The competition is gonna be rich! It’s a hot one! And all other puns welcome! The restaurants at 6555 North Burnet Road, including Lick Honest Ice Creams, Barley Swine, Bufalina, and Flyrite Chicken are vying for the best hot cocoa in their little strip of Austin.

One ticket grants you a hot cocoa sample from each participating business, a vote for your favorite, free games for the family, music, and more. Voting begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. The winner will be announced at 3:45 p.m.

Guests can park in the front lot at 6555 Burnet Road in Austin, in the lot behind the building, or along Burnet Lane also behind the building. Tickets are available at the door!

When: Today, January 20th

Time: 2–4 p.m.

Cost: Tickets are $6, or $5 with a non-perishable canned food donation to the Central Texas Food Bank.

Lick Honest Ice Creams Burnet Road
6555 Burnet Rd, Ste 200
Austin, Texas 78757

Photo via Angela Rutherford on Flickr. 

If you love Dolly Parton—and who in the world doesn’t?—then this will be your favorite meal of the day! She’s the country music angel with legendary talent. TRACE is celebrating her birthday with glitz and glamour. Join them for specialty cocktails and bites while jamming to beats by Kid Slyce! Reservations are recommended because everyone is gonna want to do this! Give them a call at 512-542-3660.

Special appearances by:
Vylette Ward
Grandma Steven
Robin Rose Quartz
Scarlett Kiss

Reservations recommended

When: Today, January 19th

Time: 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

200 Lavaca St
Austin, Texas 78701

Image via Dolly Parton’s Facebook page. 

The good people at DoorDash want to help you keep the good vibes going in this healthy/happy new year. Join them for a fun evening of music and tacos. Come and feed your soul!

DoorDash and the Clive Bar are hosting an evening of food and fun to raise funds to support the Central Texas Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas.
Guests get two free drink tickets to use at the bar and will enjoy tasty tacos! You can also screen print custom T-shirts, mug for the camera at our VW photo booth van, and enter a raffle to win fantastic prizes. Best of all, enjoy live music performed by a very special surprise guest! All this for a suggested donation of $10 that will support fellow Austinites through the Central Texas Food Bank.

Space at this event is limited, so be sure to RSVP today. We also encourage you to bring canned goods to donate, which will be given to the Central Texas Food Bank.

When: Saturday, January 26th

Time: 7–11 p.m.

Clive Bar
609 Davis Street
Austin, TX 78701

RSVP right here. The event is on a first, come first served basis as the space will fill up quickly so snag a spot while you can.

Spend the day outside with your neighbors at Possum Park’s Pop Up. There will be complimentary craft beer and wine, and yummy bites for purchase. Plus you can shop plant-based crafts, artisan wares, and more at North Loop’s favorite park. Friendly dogs are welcome. And you can BYOB!

There will be food from these fab spots …

Bistro Vonish
Zucchini Kill Bakery
Sundaze North

And booths to explore from these awesome vendors …

Abstract Expressions By Resi
botany & apothecary
Pickle My Fancyy
Skulls that Bloom
Inks by Chetonia
Ethan Ham Artworkss
Twisted Creations
Bohemian Jewel
Austin Facial Hair Club

When: Today, January 13th

Time: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Possum Park
701 E 53rd Street
Austin, Texas 78751

It’s an absolutely beautiful day to drink outside, don’t ya think? Come help Lazarus Brewing Co. celebrate two amazing years in East Austin! They are releasing their new Napoleon Complex Brut IPA (collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza) and will have special tappings of super limited cellar beers.

The first 150 people to buy a beer will get a free anniversary glass and everyone can enjoy new swag, food specials, and live music all day.

When: Today, January 12th

Time: 10 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.


Lazarus Brewing Co.
1902 E 6th St.
Austin, Texas 78702

It’s a beautiful day to play outside. And you’ll feel like a kid again at the Springs today as you basically learn to fly. No partner needed. And pool admission is free during the winter!

When inside the Barton Springs fence, please abide by these common-sense rules so we can continue to enjoy this brilliant outdoor acro location:

– No acro on beach towels or the ground. Be sure you’re playing on puzzle mats or a thick yoga mat.

– No standing acro, no handstand canes, and no pops where base and flier lose contact with each other. You’re welcome to go outside the fence to practice those skills. (Get a hand stamp so you can return inside.)

If you see someone breaking the rules, kindly inform them!

When: Today, January 6th

Time: 2:00 p.m.

*They meet at the top of the grassy hill under the trees. Use the South Entrance Gate off Azie Morton Rd. 
Barton Springs – South Gate
1076 Robert E Lee Rd.
Austin, Texas 78704