Memorial Day Weekend is coming up, and it’s the perfect excuse to get outside and celebrate the long weekend. From rooftop pool parties, to hot dog eating contests, to food festivals and more, there’s tons of cool things going on. We rounded up a list of thirteen ways to celebrate the holiday weekend around Austin.

Get Around Town with Fetii 

Going out with a group for Memorial Day Weekend? Let Fetii get you and your group to and from your destination safely! Think of Fetii as Uber for large groups. They’ll pick your entire group up in one of their sprinter vans so you don’t have to worry about ordering multiple rides and splitting your group up. We have a code to get you 50% off your first three rides with Fetii! Just apply code 365AUSTIN at checkout. Download the Fetii app here.

Hit the Lake with Float On Boat Rentals

Spend your Memorial Day Weekend out on the water with Float On Boat Rentals. Float On operates on both Lake Austin and Lake Travis. Float On’s captains will drive you around the lake giving you tours of all the hidden spots you never knew about. Each boat comes with a captain and a Yeti cooler with ice to keep your beverages cold. We have a code to get you 20% off your boat now through Memorial Day! Use code 365AUSTIN at checkout. Book your boat here.

Weekend art Maggie’s: Memorial Day Pool Party at Hotel Magdalena 

Make a splash this Memorial Day Weekend at Hotel Magdalena. Join them on Sunday, May 28th, for a pool party at the Magdalena Bar, complete with all-day pool access, two drinks, and delicious food specials. Tickets are $55 per person include two complimentary drinks. The party runs from noon-5 p.m.

Hot Luck Festival

Hot Luck Festival is kicking off on May 25th and it’s the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy four days filled with local eats, live music, live demonstrations, foodie events, and more. Hot Luck Fest was created by James Beard Award Winner Aaron Franklin, Mohawk owner James Moody, and Feast Portland co-founder Mike Thelin. The fest is described as a one-of-a-kind finger licking and finger picking good time! Learn more about Hot Luck Fest and browse ticket options here.

Day Passes to Hotel Pools

Wanting to hit up a pool, but not a full blown pool party? Check out our Guide to Hotel Pools in Austin. Treat your self to a little luxury by sippin’ and lounging poolside at some of the top hotel pools across the city.

Memorial Day Party at Treaty Oak Distilling

Treaty Oak Distilling is throwing the ultimate Memorial Day Party complete with Texas Whiskey, barbecue, hot rods, and live music. There will be six pitmasters from different restaurants around Austin serving up unlimited bites for all to enjoy. The pits will be open from 2-5 p.m. so you’ll have plenty of time to explore and experience all the BBQ options. There will be a car show going on from noon-5 p.m. and live music from 3-7:30 p.m. Get your wristband here.

Hot Dog Eating Contest at Hotel Vegas

Head over to Hotel Vegas on Sunday, May 28th for their School’s Out Summer Celebration. Hotel Vegas is known for their crazy parties, and this is not one you’d want to miss! Enjoy an afternoon/evening full of live music and DJ sets, along with frozen drinks and a hot dog eating contest with a $200 cash prize plus a $50 bar credit. It’s also the Official Hot Luck Fest afterparty, so the party vibes will be going strong. Get tickets here.

Memorial Day Cookout at The W Austin

Join the W Austin for a Memorial Day cookout at WET Deck! They’ll have a live DJ performing and Stars-n-Stripes frozen drinks for the perfect 3-day weekend rooftop pool day. Sample complimentary bites from their talented culinary team- grilled watermelon with tajin and specialty sliders. The party kicks off at noon and goes until 6 p.m. Tickets cost $40 per person.

Boat Shuttle to Ski Shores

Float On Boat Rentals will take you and your crew out to Ski Shores every Friday and Sunday. If you haven’t heard, Ski Shores is the hottest coolest place to be this summer. Under new ownership and a re-vamped food and drink menu, you don’t want to miss your chance to experience it first hand! Your Float On captain will take you on a 45 minute cruise around Lake Austin while you enjoy complimentary Watertight Seltzers before you dropping you off at Ski Shores. They’ll pick you up when you’re done and take you back to the original pickup location. Book your boat here.

Carpenter Hotel Barbecue and Pool Party 

The Carpenter Hotel is hosting the ultimate Memorial Day celebration complete with a pool party, live music, and grilled bites on Sunday, May 28th. Menu highlights include Grilled Bay Scallops, Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Elotes, Deviled Potato Salad, and Jell-O shots. There will also be drinks available for purchase. Tickets cost $55 per person and include pool access along with the BBQ menu. The party runs from 1-6 p.m.

Floating the San Marcos River – Don’s Fish Camp or Texas State Tubes

If you haven’t experienced floating down the San Marcos River, Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to get your float on! There are several companies in San Marcos that will provide you with a tube and shuttle ride to a drop-off point. We recommend using Don’s Fish Camp or Texas State Tubes. Pack a cooler with your favorite beverages and enjoy up to a three-hour float down the river. We recommend making the trip down to San Marcos with Fetii for safe travels. They’ll take your whole group down to San Marcos and bring you back to Austin. Use code 365AUSTIN for half-off your first three rides with Fetii.

Lone Star Jam at Round Rock Amp

Memorial Day and country music go hand in hand so there’s really no better way to celebrate the long weekend than at Lone Star Jam at the Round Rock Amp. Starting on Saturday, May 27th enjoy two days filled with live music, cold beer, local eats, and more. Headlining artists include Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band, Josh Abbott Band, and Stoney Larue. They have single day and two-day passes available. Get tickets here.

Memorial Day Weekend Rock the Boat Party 

The Rock The Boat Party is back by popular demand with two party barges on Lake Travis. Arrive at VIP Marina on the 29th at 3 p.m. and the boat departs at 3:30 p.m. The cruise is BYOB and dinner will be provided. There will also be a DJ on both barges bringing the vibes. Tickets are $75 per person.

Born and raised in Austin, Emily thrives off sunlight and a good happy hour. In her free time she enjoys finding hidden spots along the greenbelt and frequent trips to Austin Pets Alive! She graduated with a degree in PR and has spent the past four years as a social media manager and writer.