1. 2nd Annual Sausage Kings of Austin

What: Sausage Kings is a friendly competition amongst the best sausage purveyors in the city including Easy Tiger, Micklethwait, Banger’s, and more. Paired with beers and live music.

When: February 16th, 6-9 p.m.

Location: St. Elmo Brewing Company

sausagekings7002. Austin Oyster Festival

What: Imagine oysters as far as the eye can see served raw, grilled, roasted, and fried. And it’s not just oysters, the fifth annual festival will have delicious seafood accompaniments, Bloody Marys, beer, wine, and spirits.

When: February 25th, noon-6 p.m.

Location: French Legation Museum


3. Free Fitness on the Plaza with Barre3

What: Barre3 is hosting free workouts on the plaza at Whole Foods for the entire month of February. Bring a mat and water.

When: Saturdays @ 9:30 a.m.

Location: Whole Foods Plaza Downtown

free fitness on the plaza

4. Valentine’s Day Pet Portraits

What: Come get your dog’s photo in front of the famed, “i love you so much” mural at Jo’s on South Congress. Proceeds will benefit Austin Pets Alive!

When: February 11th, 4-7 p.m.

Location: Jo’s Coffee


5. Pair it with the Claret Chili Cook Off

What: It’s everyone’s favorite wine and chili party of the year. Come out and decide for yourself who made the chili that pairs best with their Cabernet Claret.

When: February 25th, 1-6 p.m.

Location: Spicewood Vineyards

spicewood vineyards

6. Bends and Bubbles Brunch at Sophia’s

What: Sophia’s will partner with local yoga studios to host a “Bends and Bubbles” brunch each weekend. For $20, guests can enjoy a one-hour yoga session on the terrace, followed by a brunch featuring one entrée and one bubble brunch cocktail. Email brunch@sophiasaustin.com to reserve a spot.

When: Sundays starting February 12th @ 10 a.m.

Location: Sophia’s


7. Antonelli’s FREE Cheese Week

What: Help Antonelli’s Celebrate their 7th birthday with free cheese plates around town.

Here’s the schedule:
Mon 2/6 – Small Victory (5 p.m.) / Trace (5 p.m.)
Tue 2/7 – EBERLY (5 p.m.) / Emmer & Rye (5:30 p.m.)
Wed 2/8 – Hillside Farmacy (3 p.m.) / Irene’s (3:30 p.m.) / VOX Table (5 p.m.)
Thu 2/9 – Backbeat (4 p.m.) / Italic (5 p.m.) / Dai Due (5 p.m.)
Fri 2/10 – House Pizzeria (5 p.m.) / Juniper (5 p.m.) / Boiler Nine (5 p.m.)

When: Monday, February 6th – Friday, February 10th


8. Outstanding in the Field

What: Since 1999 they’ve set the long table at rural farms and urban gardens, on mountain tops and in sea caves, on islands and ranches. Their mission is to reconnect diners to the land and the origins of their food, and to honor the local farmers and food artisans who cultivate it.

When: February 9th @ 2 p.m.

Location: Yonder Way Farm


9. The Range at Austin

What: The Range at Austin is the finest precision shooting range in the country. It’s a 52,000-square-foot entertainment facility—perfect for seasoned shooters and curious beginners.

Location: The Range Austin

10. Cheer On Austin’s Rugby Team 

What: Did you know that Austin has had a rugby team for over 40 years? Us either…

When: February 4th @ 1 p.m.

Location: Huns Field at 4107 Nixon Lane


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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.