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It’s no secret that Lake Travis Zipline Adventures is one of my favorite things to do in Austin. Through June they’re having a special “kids fly free” program where any person 17 or under for free with a full price adult. The “kids fly free” program is on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays and ends June 30th, so get out there while there’s still time.

It’s an adventure from the beginning, as there are five ziplines for you to tackle. Now that the lake levels are back up the views are even more spectacular!  You reach speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. It’s such a rush! The guides are also friendly, knowledgeable and fun. They make the whole experience even better.


Phone: 512-614-1996

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Volente, Texas

Name: Petey 
Animal ID:
Sex: Nuetered Male
Breed:  Pit Bull Mix
Age: 5 Year Old
Location: In Foster


Everyone meet Sweetie Petey! He’s a lovable, sweet, snuggly guy who loves people. He loves meeting new people and is friendly with everyone he meets. He’s so thankful for kindness and pays you back with attention and kisses. He’s house-trained, crate-trained, and not destructive when left alone. He also enjoys toys and playing fetch. He’s been to some training classes and is a star student. He learns quickly, is food-motivated, and wants to please. He know basic cues and walks well on the leash when there aren’t lots of cars around. Seeing cars passing is a bit scary for him, but we’re teaching him how to handle uncomfortable situations. He’s a great hiking buddy and enjoys dipping in streams along the way.


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Bring your dad to Rowing Dock Sunday June 18th for an outdoor adventure on Lady Bird Lake and you’ll automatically enter him in a drawing for the best Father’s Day gift ever!! Rowing Dock has partnered with Austin Canoe and Kayak, KIND, and Hops and Grain to host a special Father’s Day event. From 9-11 am, they’ll have Fishing Kayak Demos and Professional Fishing Kayak Guides onsite to answer all of Dad’s fishing kayak questions in addition to some fun games for dad’s and kids.

They’ll have coffee and snacks from KIND and if you happen to be one of the first 20 people to arrive you’ll snag a sweet goody bag with items from each vendor, including a sample of the infamous River Beer from Hops and Grain. In addition to the activities from 9-11, if you take dad out for a paddle any time on Father’s Day you’ll automatically be entered in their Father’s Day Raffle contest, which could win your dad a three-month supply of KIND snacks, a $75 ACK gift card, and a ½ day Guided Fishing Kayak Trip for two! So, grab your dad and your fishing poles and head down to the dock!

This is exactly the kind of thing that Austin does best: a day of great food, drinks, and music. If you’re a foodie—and who isn’t these days?—come spend the day at The Domain and see what the various restaurants at the shopping mecca have to offer. The 10th Annual Taste of North Austin is an all-day family food festival that will feature delectable tastes, beverage sampling, free live music, children’s entertainment, and lots of fabulous shopping. Guests who want to go all-out for the VIP experience will get a goody bag, complimentary drinks, and access to the swanky VIP lounge.

Balloon twisters, caricature artists, and crafts will be on hand for the kids.

When: Saturday, June 10th

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Live music and children’s entertainment are free. Wristbands are $20 and include 10 tastes. The VIP experience is an additional $15. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at select restaurant booths.

Domain II
3225 Amy Donovan Plaza
Austin, TX 78758

Call 512-873-8099 or click here for more information. For the latest deals, contests, and event information at The Domain, click here.


If you haven’t taken the kids to Austin’s Park N Pizza yet, the fam is missing out. Imagine the arcade and Go Kart track of your youth, and then multiply it by about 100. This massive entertainment center in Pflugerville is officially the largest in Central Texas (23 acres!). They already have bowling, three Go Kart tracks, 18-holes of mini-golf, rides, laser tag, and two restaurants, but they’ve just announced more attractions.

The XD Dark Ride Motion Theater is a fully interactive 7D adventure for up to eight riders at a time. The XD Theater includes special effects, wind machines, strobe lights, and rapid motion seats. Participants will grab their own blaster guns and compete for scores as they fight against on-screen enemies.

There are six brand-new climbing walls reaching over 28-feet high and featuring a variety of climbing surfaces: metal, piping, and a zipper climb, all illuminated with LED lighting.

Finally, the arcade has been expanded by 3,000 square feet and 25 new video and prize games have been added to an already expansive selection.

Get the crew out there this summer and see all the craziness for yourselves .





1. Free Yoga + Swim at Barton Springs Pool

What: Wanderlust is back with their third annual Summer at the Springs! Join them June 5th – July 24th every Monday at 7:30 p.m. for a free vinyasa class followed by free snacks and a free swim at the springs at 9 p.m. Bring your friends and celebrate summer together!

When: Mondays in June, 7:30 p.m.

Location: Barton Springs Pool

2. Float The River

WhatA Texas summer just isn’t complete without floating the river. And if you’re going to embark on this age-old journey of aquatic debauchery, you might as well do it right! This year, we’ve partnered with Austin Tour Company to offer public floats with added features that make it a floating party unlike any other.

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we’re offering the ultimate floating experience—we provide transportation along with your tube, ice chests, ice, and more! You can meet new friends and live it up on the river without worrying about getting home safe.

When: Wednesdays – Sundays

Location: San Marcos River

3. Pool Passes at South Congress Hotel

What: This is summer’s best kept secret. Now through Labor Day, you can snag pool passes at the South Congress Hotel that will get you access to the rooftop pool and bar, free valet parking, and towels. Poolside dining is provided by Café No Sé. Guests can book their pool day at South Congress Hotel by emailing

When: Mondays – Fridays though Labor Day, 11 a.m.- sunset

Location: South Congress Hotel

Photo: Nick Simonite

4. Trailer Food Tuesday at The Long Center

What: It’s that time of year again, so grab your family and friends and head out to the Long Center for Austin’s annual celebration of the city’s culinary mascot: the food truck.  

For the sixth year in a row, the Trailer Food Tuesdays team will bring together O.G. favorites such as The Peached Tortilla and Burro Cheese Kitchen as well as exciting up-and-comers like Rosarito and Cold Ones Pops to kick off a diverse summer line-up that is sure to please all palates.

Folks can chow down picnic-style on the Long Center lawn, or grab a seat at the tables on the terrace, and enjoy the family friendly environment. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are also allowed on the Long Center grass, where guests can enjoy the sunset over the Austin skyline.

When: June 27th, 5 -9 p.m.

Location: The Long Center

5. Free Concerts In The Park at The Long Center

What: Kids frolicking, couples lounging on blankets, old friends in their trusty folding chairs, lone bicyclists, and pedestrians who have been distracted from their destinations—all united by the sound of music. The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago.

When: Sundays, 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Long Center

6. We’re Guest Bartending at Sophia’s for Charity

What: We’ll be slinging cocktails like Tom Cruise (ok, maybe not—we’re new at this!) and it’s all for a fabulous local cause. Enjoy 50% off food and drinks during Sophia’s weekly “shift drinks” industry night, and help us raise money for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) by purchasing our delish signature cocktail.

When: June 6th

Location: Sophia’s

7. The Hello Kitty Truck Comes To Austin

What: The hugely popular Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be returning to Austin on Saturday, June 10th at Barton Creek Square. This is a mobile vehicle of cuteness that offers a delicious array of Hello Kitty sweets and special goodies to fans of all ages; it has been rolling up to festivals and events across the U.S. since its official debut at Hello Kitty Con in October 2014.

When: June 10th, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Location: Barton Creek Mall

8. Ballet Under Stars

What: Time for a little summer magic! It’s the 25th anniversary of Ballet Under the Stars. AMDE’s fine choreographers and dancers will present a mixed repertory program. Come early to stake a claim on the hillside; bring a picnic to enjoy as you wait for the show to begin just at sundown.

When: June 2nd, 8-10 p.m.

Location: Zilker Hillside Theatre

9. Blues On The Green

What: Blues On The Green is Austin’s longest-running free music series. Veterans know the drill, but for first-time attendees here is the rundown: You can bring in two factory sealed water bottles, blankets, chairs, and your dog (but he must be on a leash at all times). My best piece of advice is to either ride your bike, carpool, take the bus, or walk if you can. Parking and traffic around Zilker can be quite the headache.

When: May 24th

Location: Zilker Park

10. Jaws on the Water

WhatJaws on the Water is back and it is definitely not for the faint of heart! Head out to Volente Beach and watch Jaws while floating in a tube on that water. It’s super creepy, but also totally fun!

When: see calendar

Location: Jaws on the Water

Alamo Drafthouse Austin screening Jaws on the water Credit: Heather Leah Kennedy/ Alamo Drafthouse Linkback:


Friday, June 2 is National Donut Day and the forecast is looking deliciously glazed with a chance of sprinkles. This holiday is the perfect excuse to indulge in the best doughnuts Austin has to offer, and you can get these tasty treats straight to your door through UberEATS! Check out our top recommendations:

The Peached Tortilla

UberEATS-Exclusive! 11am-2pm Friday only

No need to stand in a crazy long line to get your hands on these trendy donut milkshakes. UberEATS is making it as easy as tapping a button to get the “Friday Morning Milkshake” from The Peached Tortilla. This one-day exclusive is made with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, frosting, sprinkles and a breakfast donut, and is only available from 11am—2pm on Friday, June 2 through UberEATS.

While supplies last, in North-Central Austin.

Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts

This hard-to-miss Rainey street food truck serves the most delicious bite size donuts and they come in an “adoughrable” pink bag. Order a bag of Chow Chow, cinnamon and sugar mini donuts, and “donut” forget to add some dipping sauces like nutella, caramel or raspberry to your UberEATS order!

Ken’s Donuts

Maple glazed, chocolate coconut, even sour cream donut, this campus legend has a delicious option for every taste. Make your coworkers’ day a “hole” lot sweeter and get them delivered to your office at Uber speed.

Krack of Dawn Donuts

In case you didn’t know, UberEATS  operates in Round Rock as well! Everyone up north can also join this holiday celebration by getting Krack of Dawn Donuts delivered.  Their menu includes gourmet donuts made fresh daily.

Krispy Kreme

An oldie but a goodie. There is a reason why Krispy Kreme’s donuts are always top of mind when thinking of these sweet treats. Get them delivered hot from their glaze machine to your doorstep with UberEATS.

So toss some sprinkles in the air and order donut goodies through UberEATS!

Name: Layla
Animal ID:
Sex: Spayed Female
Breed:  Chihuahua mix
Age: 1 Year Old
Location: In Foster

Layla has been in foster for over a month now, because she arrived at AAC with a broken leg. Since she has been in foster, we know that she gets along with cats and large dogs!

Her behavior is wonderful, too. She is crate trained and will sleep quietly all night long! She loves to cuddle with people and other pets. Layla rides well in the car, and is respectful of supervised children who are gentle with her. Layla is mostly potty trained, and seems very healthy. If you would like to meet Layla contact Customer Service at 512-978-0500.

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Jaws on the Water is back and it is definitely not for the faint of heart! Here’s the rundown: You head out to Volente Beach and watch Jaws while floating in a tube on that water. It’s super creepy, but also totally fun!


Imagine relaxing on an inner tube with a cold drink in hand on a perfect Texas summer night, your feet languidly dangling in the calm Lake Travis water. Now imagine you’re also watching the greatest thriller ever made, projected across the water while unknown terrors threaten from the watery depths…

JAWS ON THE WATER is back, and this year we’re headed to the third dimension of terror. Birth.Movies.Death. Events is proud to present several weekends of “dive-in” screenings of Steven Spielberg’s Great White chompfest JAWS on sunny Lake Travis at Volente Beach Water Park.

Besides showing Spielberg’s masterpiece, this year we’re also diving deeper into the JAWS mythos with these special screenings on separate nights:

  • JAWS 2, for one night only!
  • JAWS 3, screened one night only in 3D, where the action bites back!
  • JAWS: THE REVENGE, the much-maligned series finale that bought Michael Caine a house, hosted by Alamo favorites, Master Pancake Theater.

Add it to your summer to-do list!

When: see calendar

Time: 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Volente Beach
16107 FM 2769, Leander, TX 78641

Photo Credit:  Heather Leah Kennedy/ Alamo Drafthouse

Name: Clyde
Animal ID:
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed:  Mix
Age: 2 Year Old
Location: Kennel 211

Clyde is currently our longest-stay dog still living in the shelter, he has been with us since November 1st, 2016!

Clyde says he loves outings, especially if swimming is an option. Quacking ducks and birds on ground posed no interest but, lizards, beware! Clyde was calm in the car but curious about everything! He aced “leave it/take it” with cheeseburger bites. He likes the view from the top of tables best. He is an easy and delightful companion. Come meet Clyde today!

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