1. Austin Food + Wine Festival

What: Two of life’s greatest pleasures come together at the Austin Food + Wine Festival. If you’re a foodie (or a drinkie), this is not to be missed!

When: April 28th – 30th

Location: Auditorium Shores

2. 5th Annual Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic

What: This community picnic is an Austin favorite where everyone is invited to experience Waller Creek with friends and family. Come enjoy picnic baskets prepared by some of Austin’s best restaurants, listen to music, catch up with neighbors, and watch the sunset over the city skyline.

When: April 8th, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Palm Park

waller creek pop up

3. Hill Country Libations Trail With Austin Tour Company

What: Join craft brew and spirit enthusiasts on a unique experience through the Texas Hill Country! This day trip down the winding Fitzhugh Road is a weekend must.

When: Saturdays

Location: Texas Hill Country

jester king libations

4. Glow Paddle ATX

What: Rowing Dock and TYLER’S present Glow Paddle ATX benefiting The Flatwater Foundation. SUP, kayak, and canoe on Lady Bird Lake like never before! Leave the drab at home and come dressed in your brightest, shiniest, and most flamboyant apparel. Anything goes, the more outrageous the better!

When: April 14th, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Location: Rowing Dock


5. St. Elmo Brewing Soursop Crawfish Boil

What: Soursop is cooking up their first ever Vietnamese-Style Crawfish Boil. Each ticket gets you a guaranteed heaping basket of crawfish, dressed with lemongrass-garlic butter, all the veggies, house-made pork sausage, fresh herbs, and a toasted baguette to mop up all the buttery deliciousness. Live music by Charles Thibodeaux and the Austin Cajun Aces, and the best beer in the city on tap at St. Elmo Brewing Co.

When: April 9th, noon – 10:00 p.m.

Location: St. Elmo Brewing Company


6. Eastciders Blood Orange First Taste Party

What: There is a new cider in town. Released on April 3rd, Easy Tiger is hosting a party on April 5th for a first tasting. Come taste summer in a can.

When: April 5th, 4:30-7pm

Location: Easy Tiger


7. Visit The Bluebonnets

What: You need your annual bluebonnet photo before the season is over—and this is the place to do it!

When: April

Location: Austin, Texas


8. Unplugged at The Grove

What: KGSR’s Unplugged at The Grove is returning for its 24th season. Starting early April thru mid-September, people of all ages have the opportunity to experience Austin’s longest-running free live music series on Shady Grove’s beautiful pecan tree shaded patio.

When: Thursdays, 8:00 p.m.

Location: Shady Grove

unplugged at the grove

9. Eeyore’s 54th Birthday Party

What: This is an Austin tradition like no other, Eeyore’s Birthday. For the 53rd time the city will pay tribute to the ever-so-famous and dependably pessimistic character from Winnie-the-Pooh. 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. Needless to say, be sure to wear a costume. It’s kind of like the city’s annual Woodstock.

When: April 29th

Location: Pease Park


10. Easy Sunday at Easy Tiger

What: Make it an Easy Sunday at Easy Tiger! Enjoy $1 Austin Beerworks cans, live music, and a chance to win Austin Food + Wine Festival tickets.

When: April 9th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Easy Tiger

easy tiger patio

Kristy Owen
In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.