Things to do in Austin in August 2013

Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 3:56am.

Photo courtesy of Mike Pilkenton

August is here, and that means summer is ending and school is starting soon! It also means that it's time to roll out another list of fun things to do in Austin. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the many movies in the park series happening all around the Austin area, especially the poolside screening at Deep Eddy. Or for indoor entertainment, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to town right before school starts with an amazing show everyone is sure to love. It's an Austin tradition to watch thousands of bats fly out from beneath the Congress Avenue bridge, and there's no better way to experience it than at the annual Bat Fest.

Here's our list of fun things to do in Austin in August 2013:

Event   Location / Time
Website Date
Unplugged at the Grove   Shady Grove restaurant in Austin - Thursdays at 8 pm theshadygrove.com August 1 - 29 (Thursdays)
Little Shop of Horrors   Zilker Park's Hillside Theatre - Thursday - Sunday at 8:30 pm http://www.zilker.org August 1 - 17 (Thursday - Sunday)
Swing   The Long Center - Dates and times vary thelongcenter.org August 1 - 11 (weekends)
First Thursday on South Congress Avenue   South Congress Avenue - Most businesses open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursday.info
August 1
First Thurdsay in Downtown Buda   Downtown Buda - Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.budatxtourism.com August 1
First Friday in Downtown Georgetown   Downtown Georgetown Square - Friday from 5 - 10 pm
thegeorgetownsquare.com
August 2
Movies in the Park- Round Rock   Old Settlers Park in Round Rock - Friday at 7:30 pm (movie starts at dusk)
www.roundrocktexas.gov
August 2
Family Reunion 2013 feat. Gladys Knight and the O'Jays   ACL Live at the Moody Theatre in Austin - Friday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) http://acl-live.com August 2
Movie Night at Top Notch Burgers   Top Notch Burgers in Austin - Fridays at 8:30 pm www.topnotchaustin.com August 2 - 23 (Fridays)
Austin Pet Expo   Palmer Events Center in Austin - Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm www.austinpetexpo.com August 3
Lake Travis Hot Air Balloon Flyover   Take-off from Mansfield Dam Park - Saturday at sunrise (around 6:30 am) http://centraltexasballooning.org August 3
Deep Eddy Movie Nights   Deep Eddy Pool in Austin - Saturday at dusk (around 8:30 pm) http://austintexas.gov August 3
Austin Film Festival- Made in Texas Series   Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin - August 4 at 3 pm and August 14 at 7 pm www.austinfilmfestival.com August 4 and 14
Austin Symphony Concert in the Park   Hartman Concert Park at The Long Center in Austin - Sundays at 7:30 pm http://www.austinsymphony.org August 4 - 31 (Sundays)
Blues on the Green   Zilker Park in Austin - Wednesday at 7:30 pm
http://www.kgsr.com
August 7
101X Summer Cinema   Central Market on North Lamar Boulevard - Time TBA http://www.101x.com August 7
Tax Free Weekend   Participating Austin retailers - Friday - Sunday all day http://www.window.state.tx.us August 9 -11
Rhythm on Stage   The Long Center - Tuesday at 7 pm http://thelongcenter.org August 13
Austin Sound and Cinema   City Terrace at The Long Center - Wednesdays at 7 pm http://thelongcenter.org August 14 - 28 (Wednesdays)
Premios Texas   ACL Live at the Moody Theatre - Thursday at 8 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) http://acl-live.com August 15
Under the Sun 2013   ACL Live at the Moody Theatre - Friday at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm) http://acl-live.com August 16
Austin Ice Cream Festival   Festival Gardens - Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm www.icecreamfestival.org August 17
Austin City Limits (ACL) TV Taping- Jason Isbell   ACL Live at the Moody Theatre - Monday, Time TBA http://acltv.com August 19
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus   Frank Erwin Center - Wednesday - Sunday, Times vary www.uterwincenter.com August 21 - 25
Austin Fall Home and Garden Show   Austin Convention Center - Friday from 2-7 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm & Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com  August 23 - 25
Night of the Bat Fest  
Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge - Saturday from 4 pm - midnight
www.roadwayevents.com August 24
ACL TV Taping- Dawes   ACL Live at the Moody Theatre in Austin - Sunday, Time TBA http://acltv.com August 25
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
  Fiesta Gardens - Sunday starting at 11 am www.austinchronicle.com August 25
Trailer Food Tuesday   City Terrace at The Long Center - Tuesday at 5 pm http://thelongcenter.org August 27
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival  
Various Venues around Austin / Times Vary
www.outofboundscomedy.com August 28 - 31
ACL TV Taping- The Black Angels   ACL Live at the Moody Theatre - Wednesday, Time TBA http://acltv.com
August 28

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