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Join Wanderlust Yoga for Summer Sunset Series 2019, presented by Topo Chico and sponsored by Outdoor Voices, KIND Snacks, Siete Foods and yours truly, 365 Things Austin at Republic Square. 

Each FREE yoga class will be led by a premier Wanderlust Yoga instructor and accompanied by a live musician or DJ. We hope to build a connection through the activation of yoga, music and community. This free event will be open to the public and catered to all levels of yoga experience.

Schedule:
🧘🏼‍♀️May 7th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️May 14th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️May 21st, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️May 28th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️June 4th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️June 11th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️June 18th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️June 25th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 2nd, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 9th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 16th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 23rd, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏼‍♀️July 30th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️August 6th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️August 13th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️August 20th, 7:30pm-8:30pm
🧘🏻‍♂️August 27th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Location:
Republic Square
422 Guadelupe Street

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Without further ado, here is the 2019 Austin City Limits lineup. Tickets go on sale now! The festival will take place October 4th-6th & October 11th-13th at Zilker Park. 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit their website.

A new cocktail and coffee bar has come to South Austin: Velouria is now open morning to night, serving coffee and snacks in the a.m. and cocktails and bites in the evenings at 3801 S Congress, Suite 116. It’s the perfect spot for everything from remote working to lunching to happy hour-ing to partying.

The swanky space comes from The Brixton and Drinks Lounge owners Tim and Sara Lupa. The Lupas have created a cozy, modern atmosphere in Velouria with ample seating, a spacious bar, deep jewel tones, a large patio, and moody lighting. Behind the bar is general manager Kelon Bryant.
The menu includes morning staples such as pour over coffee, espresso, and cold brew using beans from Austin Roasting Company. Day time eats feature pastries from Crema Bakery, breakfast tacos, sandwiches like Chicken Salad Croissant and Avocado BLT, hearty salads, and Antonelli’s cheese boards. 


Afternoon and evening offerings showcase classic cocktails like Negronis, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Bee Knees, Martinis, and more, as well as craft beer, and wine. Don’t miss the amazing frozen cocktails like frozen Espresso Martinis and Mai Tais. Evening eats offer a variety of bar snacks, cheese and charcuterie boards. 


Velouria’s normal business hours are 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Velouria is located on the northwest corner of the Davis SoCo Apartments at 3801 S Congress Ave in Suite 116. Plenty of free parking is available for Velouria guests in street spots on Congress, in the retail spaces provided in the Davis Soco lots behind the building and below ground in the parking garage that conveniently exits right on to Velouria’s patio.

Some of the best memories of my childhood come from sneaking into local hotel pools. While we don’t advise that we do advise playing hooky and spending a pool day at one of these fabulous pools in Austin.

South Congress Hotel

  • Available Monday-Thursday, 11am-5pm through September 3rd.
  • Pool passes are $30 per person.
  • Pool passes include access to South Congress Hotel’s rooftop pool, bar and towel service.
  • Poolside food service provided by Cafe No Se. 
  • Reservations available up to one week in advance. 
  • To book your pool day, email concierge@southcongresshotel.com with your name, party size, and requested date & time.

Hotel Ella

  • Non-hotel guests can access the pool with daily pool passes, Monday-Thursday from 11am-5pm.
  • Pool passes are $25 per person.
  • Pool passes include valet parking, pool towel & entry to the pool and courtyard.
  • No outside food or beverage allowed. Poolside dining available for purchase, provided by Goodall’s Kitchen.
  • Pool passes may be reserved up to one week in advance by emailing concierge@hotelella.com.

W Hotel Wet Deck Pool Pass

  • WET Deck day passes now available for $15/person Mondays through Fridays and $30/person on Sundays and holidays. 
  • Day passes can be redeemed at the WET Deck entrance on Monday through Friday from 11AM-9PM.
  • Cash will not be accepted at the door, all tickets must be purchased here.http://wetdeckatx.com/
  • Happy Hour // Complimentary access to the WET Deck Thursday after 5PM. You’re welcome.
  • Not Valid on holidays

The Line Hotel

  • The Line Hotel offer’s pool passes for $25 
  • Monday-Thursday 11am-close 
  • Passes include a parking validation 

If you want to get out of town for a while, the City of Liberty Hill, which is just a short drive from Austin, is offering something really unique. The main street of this charming little place will be completely transformed into a wonderland for your senses!

At Whimsy & Wonder, an interactive art festival taking place May 18, downtown businesses will turn into galleries hosting works from local artists, live art demonstrations, and live music. Even the serving of food and wine will be artistic and unexpected—think aerial bartenders, living tables, and a live champagne dress.

The magic continues outside on Main Street, which will be filled with performers, stilt walkers, and local artisans. World-renowned Magician Cody S. Fisher will wow visitors with street magic, and a strolling caricature artist will draw guests on the spot. A children’s Imagination Garden will house interactive art exhibits, craft booths, and unforgettable circus performances!

Festival goers will be also be able to watch live art demonstrations including a live body painter, sidewalk chalk artists and Austin’s very own Dirty Car Artist, Scott Wade, in action. And it will be super easy to get around—pedicab drivers will be everywhere to transport visitors from downtown street parking and parking lots.

When: Saturday, May 18, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Admission and parking are free! Food and a wide variety of unique art items are available for purchase.

For more information, click here.

The atxGALS are at it again hosting another urban art pop-up highlighting 10 locally based, incredibly talented, emerging women artists. BLOOM 2019: A Springtime Art Party will get you in the springtime mood by stimulating your senses with art, music, food, and, of course, an open bar.

BLOOM 2019 will take place at the Refinery for the second year in a row with a killer raffle and noteworthy sponsors, like Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Nine Banded Whiskey, Austin Eastciders, Layer Cake Wines, Dulce Vida Tequila, Via 313 Pizza, and more, to bring you one amazing event. And the best part? A portion of the proceeds will go to Girls Empowerment Network (GEN), so you’ll get to sip, see, and support a good cause. Early bird VIP tickets are on sale now and you’re not going to want to miss these VIP swag bags. Tickets here: https://atxgals.org/pages/upcoming-events.

When: April 19th, 6pm – 11pm

Location:
The Refinery 
612 Brazos Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Native Hostel

Join Native every Sunday until series’ end for screenings, drinks, and revelry. Before and after the show? Let’s hang and chat. During the show? Anyone who tries to discuss their theories of Bran being the night king will be SHAMED. Save all comments until end of show plz n thank u.

Space is limited, so come early. And yes, costumes welcome (highly encouraged, really).

Time: 8pm-10pm

Location:
807 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Nickel City

The entire family is invited out to Nickel City for their weekly watch parties.

Time:7pm-10pm

Location:
1133 East 11th
Austin, Texas 78702

The North Door

The North Door will be screening Game of Thrones on their 25′ screen. Each week they will play the previous week’s episode before the new episode.

Cold beer and Tacos from Pueblo Viejo all night.

Time: 6pm-11pm

Location:
502 Brushy St.
Austin, Texas 78702

Last Straw

Last Straw is doing a King’s Feast that includes a cocktails and the Feast that includes pulled pork, served with grilled pineapple, slaw, slider buns and tortillas. 

Time: Feast at 7:30pm, GOT at 8:00pm

Location:
Last Straw
1914 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

The Local Post

The Local Post is having a watch party with some of the Game of Thrones cast members at The Local Post. 

Location:
The Local Post
7133 Burnet Road 
Austin, Texas 78757

There’s a new fitness-focused supplement and nutrition company in town, and they are kicking things off with a big workout event at Fair Market on Saturday, April 13th that is completely free. Relentless creates products to help you maximize your fitness pursuit and they are here to help Austinites live their best lives.

Guests will get the first chance to shop Relentless supplements and apparel (and score a free sample or two), work out with the company’s founder Tim Kennedy, do some yoga, drink Cuvee coffee, and grab food from East Side King and Ranch Hand. Plus there will be a silent auction benefiting Hire Heroes USA!

It’s all FREE and open to the public. Just make sure to RSVP for the workout session you want. And if you really want to be relentless about your fitness this year, this city is the place to do it. Checkout our 2019 Austin Workout Guide.

When: Saturday, April 13th

Cost: FREE

Time: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Location:
Fair Market
1100 E 5th St.
Austin TX 78702

Spring in Austin is a glorious little window of mild weather that simply must be taken advantage of. Come out of hibernation, throw on some cut-offs, and maximize every minute. Since we have built our business around giving you things to do, here’s a comprehensive to-do list of springtime activities that will make these next few months unforgettable, and for more options, visit our year-round list of the Best Things To Do In Austin.

Live it up, friends.

26. Take A Hike

There is so much natural beauty in and around Central Texas and if you live in Austin, chances are you don’t hate the idea of a nice long hike. Here are five tucked-away hiking trails in Austin we love.

25. Watch Movies Outside

Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening under the Austin sky. Blankets, lawn chairs, picnics, and dogs on-leash are welcome. There are great flicks this year—from The Little Mermaid to Zoolander; here’s the full schedule for Movies in the Park this season. 

24. Take A Sunset Bat Cruise

There is nowhere else on the planet where you can do this! While most people grab a spot on the bridge, there’s an even better way to watch Austin’s famous bats—from the rooftop deck of a gorgeous boat with pizza in one hand and a drink in the other! Click here to book your sunset bat cruise on Lady Bird Lake.

23. Float The River In Style

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. Get your tickets to float the San Marcos river and leave the driving to us. 

22. Eat Brunch On A Boat

We’re on a boat—no seriously! This brunch-time party cruise on Lady Bird Lake has great music, food, and beverages for you and your crew. Also, air conditioning, bathrooms, and views you can’t get on land. 

21. Austin Food + Wine Fest

Explore the best bites and sips our city has to offer with endless tastings from top Austin restaurants, appearances from big-time chefs, live music, and—because this is Austin—a gourmet taco competition. All this and more at Austin Food + Wine Festival. When: April 26th–28th. 

20. Hit Up Hot Luck Festival

This fest is a giant mishmash of food and music that could only happen in Austin. Created by James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, co-founder of Feast Portland, it is a DIY casserole of the culinary and music world. When: May 23rd–26th. Click here for all the details on The Hot Luck Food and Live Fire Festival

19. Explore Art City Austin

This event will feature up to 80 visual artists, designers, installation artists, artisans, and makers showcasing and selling their wares. Always fun for friends and family! When: Saturday, April 13th. Learn more about Art City Austin here.

18. Attend A Lavender Festival

Yes, because our part of the world is so extra, there are two options to choose from here:

And the 21st Annual Lavender Fest at Becker Vineyards in Fredericksburg will have cooking demonstrations, lavender presentations, artisan vendors, lavender luncheons, concessions, music, and wine tasting, too. When: May 4th–5th.

The Blanco Lavender Festival. Blanco will be in full bloom, celebrating this free festival’s 15th year. Guests can tour local farms, hear from expert speakers, enjoy live music, and sample speciality foods. When: June 7th–9th.

17. Take Tons Of Bluebonnet Pics

It wouldn’t be spring in Austin without fields of our state flower putting on a show. And weather conditions have made this year’s wildflower bloom super special. Pull over and take some iconic pictures of your family, friends, and, most importantly, your dog. Here’s a list of the best places to see bluebonnets in Austin

16. Plant Your Own Garden

The Wildflower Center is hosting a native plant sale. Pick up a few things that will actually survive the Texas heat and beautify your own space. When: Saturday, April 13th. Details on The Wildflower Center’s Native Plant Sale.

15. Dance With Ballet Under The Stars

Beginning just before sundown at the Zilker Hillside Theater, this Austin tradition will make you swoon and wish spring could stay forever. When: May 31st and June 1st. Learn more about Ballet Under the Stars.

14. Explore Pecan Street Festival

The festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass, and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds. It’s an Austin institution. When: May 4th–5th. More here on the Pecan Street Festival.

13. Watch Game of Thrones with your fellow fans

Good, clean fun for the whole family. Actually, not really—have you see this show? Come hang at Nickel City, they’ll be hosting Game of Thrones watch parties all season long. When: Sundays, April 14th–May 19th. C

12. Get Weird At Eeyore’s 56th Annual Birthday Party

This festival is basically the epicenter of the Keep Austin Weird movement. In fact, weird doesn’t even begin to describe this delightful event. Picture hundreds of people in costume dancing, sitting in drum circles, and running around maypoles to celebrate the fictional birthday of a fictional donkey. When: Saturday, April 27th. Details here for Eeyore’s Birthday Party.

11. See Ludacris at Longhorn City Limits

The one, the only Ludacris is headlining ‘Made in Austin’ weekend on the LBJ Library’s lawn. Catch him after the big spring game. When: Saturday, April 13th. 

10. March in Austin’s Annual Pet Parade

This is the place for dogs in drag. This event is beloved by all who have ever come across it—it’s hard not to love animals in outfits. There’s a costume contest, too! When: Saturday, April 20th. Register your pet here for Jo’s Annual Pet Parade

9. Go For A Full Moon Swim

This is as heavenly as it sounds, Austin Motel and Joann’s Fine Foods have launched Full Moon Swims. Grab a drink from the pool bar and relax to some tunes from Sundown to pool close. When: The next one is Friday, April 19! Click here for all the dates for Austin Motel’s Full Moon Swims.

Austin Motel Full Moon Swim

8. Booze On A Patio For Happy Hour

The Four Seasons restaurant, Ciclo, just launched a new happy hour worth visiting. Unwind from your work day and get a little fancy.

Looking for more happy hour options? Check out our list of happy hours around Zilker Park.

7. Check Out Jazz In The Park

Feast on fresh crawfish straight from Louisiana, jambalaya, gumbo, étouffée, alligator, and more, plus the best barbecue & Mexican cuisine from Austin. Guests will be able to wash it all down with a variety of cold beers from Austin while they are enjoying the very best bands from New Orleans and Austin on one stage.

In addition to food & music, guests will also be able to purchase arts & crafts from numerous artists in various mediums including art, jewelry, and sculpture. 

Jazz in the Park Austin

6. Watch The Best Bartenders In Texas Battle It Out

Garrison Brothers is challenging tastemakers to showcase their love of the Lone Star State by incorporating their bourbon into a unique concoction while competing against other top mixologists. When: Thursday, April 18th. Get tickets for the Garrison Brothers Bourbon Brawl here.

5. Assemble Your Own Bike Gang

This company allows you to start your own motorcycle gang, but subs in fat-tired electric minibikes for motorcycles, which are completely glee-inducing. Plan an outing with your buds/gals or go on a custom tour (they recently added food truck tours to their arsenal). It’s a great way to explore the city when it’s gorgeous out. More details here on Your Bike Gang.

4. Hit Up Lady Bird Lake 

We’re blessed to have access to so many water activities in the middle of downtown. Rowing Dock will help you get out on the water and see Austin from a whole new vantage point. With kayaks, standup paddle boards, and even fishing kayaks (you read that right), Spring is an excellent time to be out on the lake!

3. Zipline Across Lake Travis

There’s no better time of year to check out this three-hour zipline tour that includes equipment, boat transportation, water, and a light trail snack. You also get access to a private beach where you can picnic, swim in the lake, play games, or just relax in a hammock. If you’ve got the nerve, you’ll have the time of your life.

2. Rent A Boat On Lake Austin Or Travis

Life is better on the lake, and Float On Boat Rentals offers ski boats for water-sports, and pontoon boats for chiller (or rowdier) party vibes. Their boats come equipped with yeti coolers, aux cables for your own jams, lily pads (google it), and even a boat captain so you can partake in an adult beverage or two and leave the navigating to the professionals. 

1. Explore Your Local Texas State Parks

Let’s face it, Texas gets hot in the summer, making Spring and Fall the ideal times of the year to enjoy the outdoors in Austin. Whether it’s camping, hiking, fishing, or generally enjoying nature that you’re into, you don’t have to venture far from downtown to disconnect. Here are five of our favorite state parks that are close to Austin.

Best State Parks Near Austin: Bastrop State Park

 

Have fun out there y’all! If you have a great spring activity that you think we missed, feel free to clue us in at hello@365ThingsAustin.com