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The 365 Things Austin blog has been around for almost four and a half years now (whoa!), and what started as a New Year’s Resolution to “do more things in Austin,” has turned into a website that covers everything from food trucks to music festivals.


We’re still relatively small in stature, but with a following of almost 400,000 people who love Austin, and a site that now get thousands and thousands of hits a day. We’re always looking for new ways to serve our audience, and to help local up-and-coming businesses in any way we can!

Enter the 365 Store. If we’re being honest, we’ve been wanting to get into the t-shirt game for a while now, and the stars have finally aligned through a partnership with Austin’s own Lymbo Clothing and their locally screen-printed shirts.

We’ve got a few Austin-centric designs in a couple of colors and styles at this point, and we’ll be launching new products (for guys too!) in the upcoming weeks. We know you’ll love these shirts as much as we do, and thanks for continuing on this journey with us!

Check out the store:


The flooding this weekend has left many of our neighbors without homes. Several people have asked where they can donate. Here is a list of ideas. If anyone knows of other places to drop off items such as clothes, bottled water etc. please let me know and I will add to the list.

  • Hays County Food Bank– The most needed items for disaster relief are: · High-protein canned meals with pop-top cans (ravioli, soups, spaghetti) · Paper goods and products (paper towels/plates/cups/napkins, plastic utensils) · Single serving meals that do not require refrigeration or cooking/meals ready to eat · Single serving snacks such as raisins & granola bars · Peanut Butter · Disinfectant wipes –  They will be accepting donations at the following locations:
    • 220 Herndon St, San Marcos
    • Cabela’s, 15570 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Buda, TX 78610
    • Barton Middle School, 4950 Jack C. Hays Trail, Buda, TX 78610
    • Wallace Middle School, 1500 West Center, Kyle, TX 78640
    • Chapa Middle School, 3311 Dacy Lane, Kyle, TX 78640
    • Katherine Anne Porter School, 515 FM2325, Wimberley, TX 78676
  • United Way for Greater Austin – 
    • Support Central Texas flood recovery efforts by making a monetary donation here.
    • Give by mobile to help your Hays County neighbors in need by texting FLOODS to 41444 to make a donation.
    • Unable to make a monetary donation? Find out about volunteer efforts or how to donate non-monetary items by calling 2-1-1, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • We are collecting mops, brooms, Lysol spray and other cleaning items to help clean up affected homes. Please drop off any of these items at United Way for Greater Austin with our receptionist from 9-12 and 1-5 tomorrow (May 26). Hays County is completely sold out of these items already. If you stop by, take a photo in front of our Butter Half mural and tag us on social media!
    • Need help? Information on flooding and recovery resources is available by calling 2-1-1. On Saturday, UWATX initiated “Disaster Mode” by adding information on evacuations, shelters and other emergency resources to the 2-1-1 Navigation Center database.
      – See more at:
  • Salvation Army – to make a monetary donation visit their website. Text “TXFloods” to 51555 to donate to the Salvation Army Texas Flood Relief.  Message and data rates may apply. Thank you!
  • Austin Disaster Relief Network – To donate resources or give a monatary donation visit their website.
  • Central Texas Red Cross – 1-877-500-8645 – They’re in need of volunteers. To learn more and get involved visit their website.
  • Red Velvet Events is collecting donations to help families impacted. Items can be brought to our office between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday.
    Address: 7000 N. MoPax Expy, Suite 450, Austin TX 78731 (4th floor, right when you step off the elevator we are on your right). Phone Number: 512-380-9688
  • River Oaks Elementary School is accepting donations to help the families impacted 12401 Scofield Farms Dr, Austin, TX Phone:(512) 594-5000
  • Down South Railhouse – 107  E. Center Street Kyle, Texas (512) 256-5082 
  • Wimberly Town Clean-up Volunteer information

Local Animal Rescue Groups are also in need.

    • Austin Pets Alive – Austin Pets Alive! will be OPEN today to the public from 11:30-7:00 and donations can be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. outside of building C-the clinic ( Building C is located at 1156 W. Cesar Chavez.). (The city side of TLAC (1156 W. Cesar Chavez) will be closed today). Donations of large dog leashes, rawhides, puzzle toys, peanut butter, meaty treats, towels and paper towels will be very much appreciated!!
    • BAE Shirts  – Proceeds Benefit Austin Pets Alive

Bae texas shirt

Photo Courtesy: Devon Hutchins 

***We’re giving away two tickets for tomorrow night’s bash. Share this post on Facebook and tell us who you’d bring with you in the comment section below to be entered to win!

The Goodnight is throwing a casino-themed, all-inclusive New Year’s Eve Party tomorrow night.

$100 gets you:

One raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip to Vegas (flight and hotel for two)

Full Bar

Passed Appetizers

Champagne Toast at Midnight

Unlimited Bowling, Pool, Shuffleboard, and Ping-pong

$5,000 in casino chips

Red Bull DJ

Party hosted by 93.7’s CJ Morgan

This will definitely be one of the hottest NYE celebrations in Austin. To purchase tickets:



Today’s winner will receive a gift card & some Wahoos swag.

Wahoo’s is having their Annual Christmas Party tonight. Come out for some James Brown themed fun!

Here’s how to enter:

•   SHARE this post, TAG who you’d share the prize with & like their business Facebook page.

•   We will pick a winner using tomorrow before we announce the next giveaway. YOU MUST CLAIM f YOUR PRIZE WITHIN 48 HOURS OR WE’LL PICK A NEW WINNER. Winners will be announced in the comments section of today’s post on Facebook.

You can also follow us on facebooktwitterpinterest or instagram at 365ThingsAustin to keep up with more happenings around Austin!

If you’re interested in sponsoring a post or giveaway email us!

Of all the adventures I’ve been on in Austin, Zip-lining is definitely one of my favorites. It’s an absolutely incredible experience, and also ends up being a pretty great workout. Even with the lake levels low, the views from the lines are absolutely incredible. One of the zip-lines is the longest in Texas, and you reach speeds up to 60 miles an hour. It’s such a rush! This is a great gift idea; awesome thing to do with out of town guests, or just a fun date! I took my family last month for my mom’s birthday!

In the event you don’t win today’s prize, they’re currently having a holiday sale with 20% off all gift cards. They don’t expire and have no blackout dates. Call or order online using the code: HOLIDAY14.

Today’s winner will receive a Lake Travis Zipline Adventure for 4 people.

Phone: 512-614-1996

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Volente, Texas 78641 

Here’s how to enter:

•   SHARE this post, TAG who you’d share the prize with & like their business Facebook page.

•   We will pick a winner using tomorrow before we announce the next giveaway. YOU MUST CLAIM f YOUR PRIZE WITHIN 48 HOURS OR WE’LL PICK A NEW WINNER. Winners will be announced in the comments section of today’s post on Facebook.

You can also follow us on facebooktwitterpinterest or instagram at 365ThingsAustin to keep up with more happenings around Austin!

If you’re interested in sponsoring a post or giveaway email us!

We love events year round, but the Holiday Season might be our favorite. What Austin lacks for in wintery weather, we more than make up for in fun events and traditions.

Here’s a list of 10 of the things we’re looking forward to doing the most:

Austin Holiday Activities 2014

By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

10 of the best things to do in Austin this holiday season

  • Ice Skating at Whole Foods Downtown

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    In Austin, December is often a mix of cold, cool, and unseasonably warm days. Sometimes you have to participate in activities that remind you it’s the holiday season. 

  • Armadillo Christmas Bazaar

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    The bazaar was originally created to give local musicians a warm, dry place to play during the Christmas season. The live music combined with the market has made it immensely popular.

  • Austin Symphony Christmas Sing-A-Long

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    Caroling will begin on the grounds of the Capitol, and once the tree is lit, you can stroll down Congress, singing the night away.

  • The Nutcracker at The Long Center

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    This is one of those signature Christmas shows that I just can’t get enough of. Maybe it’s the famous ‘Russian Dance Song’ from the play that just exudes the magic of Christmas.  

  • Trail of Lights

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    Walking through this 1.25-mile trail of holiday awesomeness really gets you in the spirit. It’s basically a rite of passage to becoming an Austinite. 

  • Mozart's Holiday Light Show

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    An extravagant light display covers their building and flows throughout the patio. Each night they do an incredible light show starting on the hour beginning at 6pm. 

  • Decorating a Cedar Tree on 360

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    This tradition began over a decade ago with just one tree decorated under the cover of night by a local family. Now there are hundreds of trees decorated each year. (Don't forget to clean up after!)

  • Domain Tree Lighting

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    Each weekend through Christmas the Domain will have holiday activities including pictures with Santa, Carolers, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and more holiday fun! 

  • Zilker Holiday Tree

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    Be sure to stand in the center of the big light tree and spin in circles while looking towards the star at the top! It’s an Austin tradition. 

  • Bob Schneider’s New Year’s Eve at The Paramount

    By 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas

    One of the most Austin-y ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Bob Schneider is back for his annual New Year’s Eve concert at The Paramount. It ultimately turns into one big party.

The Monday after a holiday weekend always hits me like a train. My body is the type of tired that I can’t explain and now I feel as if I need yet another holiday to recover from my weekend festivities.

For me, the best cure to this holiday hangover is a day out of the sun. Tonight, Alamo Drafthouse is doing a Quote-Along to the 1987 classic, Dirty Dancing. This should be a poster board for the ultimate girls night.

You know the quote-along drill. It’s a night celebrating, singing, and dancing along with the film, complete with props and endless fun.

When: today, July 7th

Time: 7:15 pm

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter
5701 W. Slaughter Lane
Austin, Texas 78749

The end of the weekend is upon us again, and there’s no better way to spend it than with some Sunday Funday action on Rainey Street.

Banger’s is an enticing venue seven days a week, but they go a step beyond on Sundays by hosting their Big Band Brunch! They weekly event includes a special brunch menu that will make any meat eaters mouth water, and drinks that are dangerously good.

I was totally out-ordered the last time I was there. Almost everyone else ordered the Bang-A-Ranchero, and I found myself stealing bites from their trays the entire meal. So, that’s absolutely what I recommend trying for yourself (don’t make the same mistake I did)!

bangers brady

Also try the ‘ManMosa’- a liter mug filled with a bottle of champagne; yes, a whole bottle, topped off with a splash of cranberry or OJ. If that’s a little too aggressive, you can check out the Build Your Own Bloody Mary bar

There’s live music from noon until 3pm, and your pup is always welcome to come join the party (they even have a special sausage just for dogs).

When: Sundays

Time: noon – 3:00 p.m.

79 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

It’s already that time again! Blues on the Green is back this week with Heartless Bastards. Last week they kicked things off with an epic crowd and great show! Can’t wait to see what tonight brings.

Blues on the Green is a classic Austin summer experience. There’s nothing quite like taking in the sunset and hearing some live music at Zilker Park with downtown as a backdrop. It’s pretty incredible.

Blues on the Green 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 (must be on a leash at all times). The number one piece of advice I would say, is ride you bike /carpool or walk if you can. Parking and traffic around Zilker tonight can cause quite the headache.

They’ll have plenty of food vendors set up in case you’re hungry including Freebirds, How Do You Roll, Daily Juice, Southside Flying Pizza, Lambert’s FoodaPalooza, Heros Gyros, Bananarchy, Henri’s, and Amy’s Ice Cream.

If you’re new to Austin, definitely plan to go at least once this summer. It really is a rite of passage for living in this great city.

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Admission: Free

Music Starts: 8pm

Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704