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This is an oldie and a goodie! Featuring 300 juried vendors, food concessions, three stages of music, kids rides, and a petting zoo, the Fall Pecan Street Festival is an Austin institution. In fact, it’s one of the largest, and longest-running, arts/crafts and music festivals in the nation. The fest is always a rain or shine event, so when the clouds part today—head downtown for some fun. It’s all day tomorrow, too!

When Today, September 22nd

Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

24 Blocks on 6th Street from Brazos to I-35
Austin, Texas 78722

The Gruene Music & Wine Festival + Craft Beer Event, which began way back in 1986, is a four-day festival with four distinct events to offer. This long weekend of fun in one of the most charming and historic parts of Texas is a celebration Americana music, wine, craft beer, food, and local makers. There will be more than 90 Texas wines and 75 Texas craft beers for tasting, so come thirsty. Everyone from Shinyribs to Clint Black and Emmylou Harris has played this iconic event.

Since its founding, the fest has always benefited the Comal County United Way, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life for locals by generating resources to meet the needs of the community.

Check out the day-by-day details below and click here to get your tickets! If you haven’t been to Gruene, this will be the perfect intro to a true Texas gem.

When: October 4th – 7th

Gruene Historic District


  • Specially curated wine & beer tasting
  • Live Music
  • VIP Tickets Available
  • 21+ only


  • Private show & meet ‘n’ greet with Aaron Watson
  • Wine tasting by three of Texas’ best vineyards
  • Catered Dinner by The Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
  • The Great Guitar Auction


  • 90+ wines for tasting
  • Live music
  • Artisan Market
  • 21+ only


  • Over 75 craft beers for tastings & wines for purchase
  • 8+ hours of live Texas tunes
  • Artisan Market
  • 21+ only event!

Free rooftop yoga is BACK! Join Black Swan Yoga on the rooftop of Whole Foods at S. Lamar every Wednesday for the entire months of September and October.

Enjoy free Kombucha from sponsor GTS Kombucha after and hang for a dance party with each DJ afterwards. No need to sign up, just show up and bring your yoga mat, a water bottle and a friend!

September 19th – Patsy – DJ Alfa Leone
September 26th – Bridgid – Cass&ra
October 3rd – Christine – Cass&ra
October 10th – Lizzie – SWAYLÓ
October 17th – Jenn – SWAYLÓ
Ocober 24th – Cheyenne – Cass&ra
October 31st – Gillian – Cass&ra

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Whole Foods
524 North Lamar
Austin, Texas

Whalebone Magazine‘s Dive Bar Issue is dropping this month, and to celebrate, they’re doing a national dive bar tour that will hit Austin tonight! Our stop on the tour is, naturally, one of the best in the business—Donn’s Depot. RSVP right here so you don’t miss all the divey fun.

If you don’t subscribe to Whalebone, you totally should because they have awesome content like—oh hey look!—this handy guide to Austin featuring 365’s own Jason Neff.

When: Today, September 18th

Time: 8 – 11 p.m.

Donn’s Depot
1600 W 5th St.
Austin, Texas 78703

The good people at Austin Animal Center are trying to avoid using pop crates this weekend by waiving adoption fees on medium and large doggies! They are super full right now and also looking for fosters.

If you’ve been thinking about bringing someone special into your family, THIS is the perfect time to find them.

When: Today, September 16th

Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

7201 Levander Loop Bldg. A
Austin, TX 78702

Just because Labor Day is behind us doesn’t mean that lake season is over! Float On Boat Rentals has just launched a September Sunset Cruise special, a two-hour cruise for $250. Available on Lake Austin or Lake Travis.

We are giving away a two-hour cruise for you and your crew. To enter, visit our Instagram

Float on wants to spice up your average work Happy Hour. So here is how you can score some extra entries incase you don’t win our giveaway. 

  • tag your work crew
  • tag your work (the Float On team is going to be surprising some people at their work and giving away more FREE Happy Hour cruises) 


If you live in Austin, chances are you like the word “local.” That’s because great things are happening right here. And now you can get the very best meat from Central Texas ranches delivered right to your door.

Rosso & Flynn was founded by two people who were asking themselves the same question: Why is it so hard to find meat worthy of the home kitchen? The store shelves are packed with items that say “natural” and “organic,” but that says very little about the animal’s quality of life.

The solution they found was supporting local businesses that are raising animals the right way.

The company, which launched in 2017, likes to think of itself as a modern butcher. They bring the values and expertise of an old-school butcher to today’s often crowded consumer experience. You can order poultry, pork, beef, and more online that is all sourced directly from ranches just a stone’s throw from Austin.

And you are really going to taste the difference—they share suppliers with some of the top farm-to-table restaurants in Austin. All animals are pasture-raised on real grass and are paid the utmost care. This means no antibiotics (unless the animal is sick), no arsenic, no hormones, no GMOs, no soy, and no “by-product feedstuffs.”

Select from their wide array of unique cuts and bundles and feed your family right. There are now two options for delivery—Thursday and Sunday. You can either stock your fridge for a weekend of entertaining and tailgating, or get a head start on weeknight dinners. All orders are a la cart; no subscription is needed! Great meals start with great ingredients, and Rosso & Flynn is determined to make it easy.


Wurstfest was  voted the number two Oktoberfest in the country by USA Today.  This “10-Day Salute To Sausage” in New Braunfels is one of our favorite festivals of the year.  With sausage, beer, polka and potato pancakes as far as the eye can see, it’s a Bavarian wonderland that’s not to be missed.    

By offering round trip transportation all ten days of the fest again we’re making getting to New Braunfels easier than fitting into last years lederhosen.  Why risk the hour drive when you can take our Wheels to Wurstfest?  


  • Worry free transportation from downtown Austin to / from Wurstfest in New Braunfels.
  • Buses are luxury air conditioned motor coaches with bathrooms!  
  • Since the buses have TVs we’ll watch Beerfest during the drive to get you in the festival spirit!
  • BYOB welcome on the ride down.
  • Admission into the festival.
  • Pre and post Wurstfest Specials at our downtown Austin check-in location.
  • Four hours on site to enjoy the festival, total trip time is approximately six hours depending on traffic.
  • Festive attire encouraged!  Add on our “Wurst Wear” to complete your experience. 
  • Each bus holds 54 guests so you can come by yourself and meet new friends or invite all of your friends to book on the same bus as you!  
  • Our buses are 18 and older, proof of valid ID required at check in! 

**The bus will pick up and drop off from Revelery.  You can start boarding 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour departure time.  Check in early or stay late to receive pre and post wheels specials.  To reserve a private bus email**


1. Movies In The Park: Hook

What: Grab your family for this classic. Don’t forget to pack a picnic. 

When: September 20th, 8pm-10pm 

Location: Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Rd. 

2. Waterloo Music Festival

WhatWaterloo Music Festival is a celebration of Jam and the Austin music culture, September 7-9 at Carson Creek Ranch. We’re excited to announce our lineup including THREE NIGHTS of The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Oteil Burbridge & Friends, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, BoomBox and TAUK.

When: September 7th-9th 

Location: Carson Creek Ranch 

3. Pecan Street Festival 

What: This festival that’s been a part of Austin for decades. The Pecan Street Festival features 300 juried vendors, food concessions, three stages of music, kids rides and petting zoo, and so much more. It’s an oldie and a goodie!.

When: September 22nd and September 23rd

Location: Sixth Street, Downtown Austin

4. Float The River

What: Floating the river is always a great idea. But true Austinites know that September is THE month to float. The river is less crowded and the temps are a bit more bearable. We provide roundtrip transportation from downtown Austin, tubes, coolers, and ice so you can have the perfect floating experience. 

When: Fridays-Sundays this September 

Location: San Marcos 

5. The Great Outdoors Garden Party

What: The 2nd Saturday of every month The Great Outdoor hosts a fabulous celebration of plants and gardening. This time they will be focusing on raising backyard chickens for fun and sustainability.

When: September 8th, 11am-3pm

Location: The Great Outdoors

6. 365 Presents: Barre3 + Outdoor Voices at Fareground

What: We’ve teamed up with Barre3 and Outdoor Voices to offer a FREE Barre3 class on the terrace at Fareground. Following class restaurants at Fareground will be offering Happy Hour specials to participants.

When: September 26th, 7:30pm 

Location: Fareground at One Eleven 

7. The WhiskyX Austin featuring St. Paul and The Broken Bones

What: Over 60 amazing whiskies to try, live concert from St. Paul and The Broken Bones, some of Austin’s Best Food Trucks all together for one night! 

When: September 14th, 6pm

Location: Fair Market 

8. Oddles of Noodles 

What: The Austin Food Blogger Alliance is thrilled to be presenting a city-wide nood-off featuring our favorite cross-cultural carb.

When: September 23rd, 2pm-4pm

Location: Event Space at Brew and Brew 

9. The Brunch Boat on Lady Bird Lake

What: This is the ultimate way to get your Sunday Funday started. Via313 Pizza, One Taco Breakfast Tacos, breakfast cocktails, beers, and more all on a boat as you cruise Lady Bird Lake. 

When: Select Sundays This Fall

Location: Lady Bird Lake

10. Fancy Tailgate at Hotel Ella

What: Join a Longhorn tradition featuring a buffet by Goodall’s Kitchen, specialty cocktails, beer and wine, shuttles to & from the stadium, live music and pre-game broadcasts on the historic Hotel Ella front lawn – a location rooted in the fabric of The University of Texas at Austin.

When: Select Texas games this season 

Location: Hotel Ella 

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