Things to Do in Austin in August 2015

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 12:33pm.

Things to Do in Austin in August 2015

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From live music to summer festivals, August is full of exciting things to do in the Austin area. The Austin 360 Amphitheater is rocking all month long with performances by Incubus, Florida Georgia Line, and Kelly Clarkson. Head down to Lake Travis to see colorful hot air balloons fly over the water. Celebrate Austin's beloved swimming hole at Barton Springs Fest. Get ready to go back to school at Austin ISD's Back to School Bash. Experience two festivals unique to Austin this August at the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival and Bat Fest, which celebrates the thousands of bats that fly out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge. There's something for everyone to enjoy this August in Austin.

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

Event Location / Time
Website Date
Guys and Dolls The Long Center in Austin / Dates and times vary thelongcenter.org August 1 - 15
Into the Woods The Long Center in Austin / Dates and times vary  thelongcenter.org August 1 - 16
Austin Pet Expo Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 6pm, Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm www.austinpetexpo.com August 1 - 2
Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park The Long Center Lawn in Austin / Sundays at 7:30 pm www.austinsymphony.org August 2 - 23 (Sundays Only)
Trailer Food Tuesday The Long Center in Austin / Tuesday at 5 pm thelongcenter.org August 4
First Thursday SoCo South Congress Avenue in Austin / Thursday, Most businesses open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursday.info August 6
First Thursday Buda Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.budatxtourism.com August 6
Tax Free Weekend Various locations all around the Austin area comptroller.texas.gov August 7 - 9
Rooster Teeth Expo Austin Convention Center / Friday - Sunday, Times TBA rtxevent.com August 7 - 9
First Friday Downtown Georgetown / Friday from 5 - 8:30 pm www.thegeorgetownsquare.com August 7
Lake Travis Hot Air Balloon Flyover  Time and location TBA  centraltexasballooning.org  August 8 
5K for Clay Clay Madsen Recreation Center in Round Rock / Saturday at 8 am www.roundrocktexas.gov August 8
Hottest Day of the Year Ride All across Austin / Saturday from 2 pm - 8 pm bikeaustin.org August 8
Barton Springs Fest Barton Springs Pool in Austin / Saturday from 8 am - midnight www.sosalliance.org August 8
Austin Ice Cream Festival Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm www.icecreamfestival.org August 8
Anime Overload Holiday Inn Austin Midtown / Friday - Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm animecons.com August 14 - 16
Movies at the Lake Lake Kyle / Friday, Movies begin 30 minutes after sunset www.cityofkyle.com August 14
Austin ISD Back to School Bash Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 9 am - noon www.austinisd.org August 15
Sam Smith Frank Erwin Center in Austin / Saturday at 8 pm www.uterwincenter.com August 15
Incubus Austin 360 Amphitheater / Monday at 6:15 pm (Gates open at 5:30 pm) austin360amphitheater.com August 17
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Frank Erwin Center in Austin / Wednesday - Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 1 pm and 5 pm www.uterwincenter.com August 19 - 23
Florida Georgia Line Austin 360 Amphitheater / Friday at 7:30 pm (Gates open at 6:30 pm) austin360amphitheater.com August 21
Bat Fest Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin / Saturday from 4 pm - midnight www.roadwayevents.com August 22
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.austinchronicle.com August 23
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 28 - 30
Dierks Bently Austin 360 Amphitheater / Friday at 7 pm (Gates open at 6 pm austin360amphitheater.com August 28
Le Garage Sale Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 5pm www.legaragesale.net August 29 - 30
Kelly Clarkson Austin 360 Amphitheater / Saturday at 7:30 pm (Gates open at 7 pm austin360amphitheater.com August 29
Austin Pride Fest Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm www.austinpride.org August 29

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