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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

Thursday, April 18th

Happy Hour at Lenior

Celebrate spring under the live oaks in the wine garden at Lenoir. They have wine and beer specials and locally sourced options on the menu.

Friday, April 19th

Bloom: atxGals Spring Art Party

The atxGALS are hosting another urban art pop-up highlighting 10 amazing women artists. Stimulate your senses with art, music, food, and, of course, an open bar.

Tyler’s & Rowing Dock’s Glow Paddle ATX Benefitting Flatwater Foundation

Come dressed in your brightest, shiniest, and most flamboyant apparel. Each Glow Paddler will receive a limited-edition glow-in-the-dark TYLER’S tee and a glowing lantern to attach to their vessel.

Full Moon Swim at Austin Motel

We are knocking on summer’s door! Austin Motel and Joann’s Fine Foods have launched Full Moon Swims. Grab a Mai Tai from the pool bar and relax to some tunes from Sundown to pool close!

Protect Your Privacy: Document Shredding At Front Bank North

Frost invites all Austin-area residents to come have your sensitive documents shredded! And they will be serving treats and refreshments to keep you happy after tax season.

In The Doghouse Comedy Show

It’s a free stand-up comedy show and bring-a-dog party. What on Earth could be better?

Aaron Franklin at BookPeople

Come hear from a local icon and global barbecue superstar, and get a signed copy of his new book Franklin Steak.

All Weekend

7th Annual Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay

Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort has had over 10,000 attendees over the past few yeas. Bring the kids and blow their minds with this awe-inspiring event!

Saturday, April 20th

Jo’s Annual Pet Parade

This is the place for dogs in drag! 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 in outfits.

Houseplants & Succulents 101

Watermelon Cider Launch

Dazed & Confused Movie Night

North Loop Block Party & Sidewalk Sale

Fun, food, drinks, music, sidewalk sales, and more with your favorite local businesses on North Loop!

Corner Bar Austin’s Annual Crawfish Boil

DJ Jeff Strange will be laying down an all-vinyl set and crawfish king Cade Braquet will be boiling it up!

Rooftop Yoga at The Line Hotel

Come for some complimentary detox yoga class at this fab hotel’s rooftop porch overlooking Lady Bird Lake. Reconnect with your body and boost your confidence!

Star Bar 4/20 Party

Star Bar will mark 4:20 the Willie Nelson way—with a literal bang! Party night long with a “High-Scream” specialty cocktail and some free late-night snacks from Taco Bell.

Sunday, April 21st

Austin’s Original Bloody Mary & Crawfish Festival

Bloody Mary Fest is back at Scholz Garten for the second year, and this time they are topping it off with crawfish!

Jackalope’s 2nd Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt

This thing 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.

Upcoming EventsL

Antonelli’s Cheese-y Bus Tour

Trust us when we say if you’re a cheese lover, this is one event you don’t want to miss. Only five tickets remain!

Icenhauer’s New Spring Cocktails

Icenhaur’s has launched Spring cocktails!

Stretch Soundscapes Yoga on Lady Bird Lake

Don’t miss this unique experience overlooking Austin’s beautiful Lady Bird Lake. While using Sound Off headphones to stream music and the teacher’s voice directly to you, you’ll be treated to an amazing vinyasa flow class.

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Bidi bidi bom bom down to Micheladas Cafe and Cantina and join them for a drag brunch inspired by La Reina de la Cumbia, Selena! The event is hosted by The Q Austin, and is totally open to the public.

Grab your friends who know all her songs and head done for an epic Sunday fun day.

When: Today, April 14th

Time: noon–3 p.m.

Location: Micheladas Cafe y Cantina, 333 E 2nd St. Austin, Texas 78701

wildflower center

Whether you’re just getting started with gardening or have a seasoned green thumb, this Spring Native Plant Sale has seeds, flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, and more—plus expert help to get you growing!

The Wildflower Center’s big sale will feature hundreds of species of Texas natives. 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.

When: Today, April 13th

Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., 78739

Loro Austin

Time flies when we are stuffing our face with crazy-delicious fusion food! It’s already been one whole year since Loro debuted on South Lamar and today we are going to celebrate.

The Asian smokehouse from Chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin, will celebrate its anniversary with all-day food and drink specials, including $1 champagne cocktails and $5 ribs, while supplies last.

They open at 11 a.m. today so plan accordingly!

When: Today, April 7th

Time: 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Location: Loro, 2115 South Lamar Blvd.

Zilker Botanical

It may be a little dreary outside, but it’s the perfect time to bring a little life into your garden or house! The Austin Cactus and Succulent Society is hosting its Spring Show and Sale at the Austin Area Garden Center at Zilker Botanical Garden.

Head to the Botanical Garden to check out rare and beautiful cacti and succulent species from around the world. You can buy native and exotic cacti and succulents, and hand-made pottery at reasonable prices.

When: Today, April 6th

Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Cost: Admission to the show is free with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden ($2 adults, $1 children and seniors).

Location: Austin Area Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas 78746

We are so dang lucky to have the Blanton Museum of Art right here in Austin. If you’ve never been, today is the day to check it out. For the third year in a row, the Blanton is going all out to kick off springtime. This fest runs all day into the night and features a ton of live music, outdoor family art activities, local food—and tours of the world-class art that calls our city home.

Click here for the full music lineup and lots of transportation/parking tips for getting down there.

When: Today, March 30th

Time: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.

The Blanton Museum of Art
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78712

One gigantic meal in the middle of the day is really the way to go. Join Little Woodrow’s for their second crawfish boil of the season! Get there early before they are gone, because people really like crawfish in this city. And you’ll need a lot of Shiner to wash down all that food, so they are having specials all day—like $6 giant mugs. Num num num!

When: Today, March 24th

Time: 2–5 p.m.

Little Woodrow’s Burnet
5425 Burnet Rd.
Austin, Texas 78756

The event that always means it’s really spring in Austin is turning 90 this year! The oldest of its kind in the nation, Zilker Kite Festival is and one of the most anticipated family fun days in the city.

ABC Kite Fest boasts day-long activities for all ages, including the traditional kite flying contest and showcase, a fun run and MossFest, a children’s music concert. Soar into spring and join thousands of Austinites for a free, all-day event filled with kite making, flying and gazing.

Fly a kite just for fun, or get in on the competition. There are a bunch of free contests, including 
Highest Angle Kite, 
Steadiest Kite
, Strongest Pulling Kite
, Smallest Kite, 
Most Unusual Kite, 
Largest Kite
, Oldest and Youngest Kite Flier.

It truly is such a fun day at Zilker. On top of more kites than you can imagine, there will also be a ton of good food. Plenty of your favorite vendors will be out there with your favorite treats.

Warning: Parking is a major issue! This festival always draws a crowd, so plan to ride your bike or take one of the shuttles.

Let’s hope for a breezy day with clear skies!

When: Sunday, March 31st

Time: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.