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
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.
Location: Texas Hill Country
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!
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
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