Things to Do in Austin in August 2016

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 8:15am.

Things to Do in Austin in August 2016

Although August is the month to go back to school, the fun doesn't stop in the Austin area. Get ready for the new school year at the Austin ISD Back to School Bash, or complete your shopping during Tax Free Weekend! Sample delicious treats at the Austin Ice Cream Festival. If you're a pet parent, why not check out the Austin Pet Expo? The circus is also coming to town this month at the Frank Erwin Center. It's not too late to catch the Zilker Summer Musical before it closes this month, or attend a concert in the park presented by the Austin Symphony.

Find something fun to do in the Austin area in August:

Event Location / Time
Website Date
Carnival The Musical The Long Center / Dates and Times Vary thelongcenter.org Aug. 3 - 13
Zilker Summer Musical (Shrek the Musical)
Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin / Thursday - Sunday at 8:15 pm zilker.org Aug. 4 - 13 (Thurs - Sun Only)
First Thursday SoCo South Congress Avenue in Austin / Thursday, Most businesses open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursdayaustin.com Aug. 4
First Thursday Buda Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.budatxtourism.com Aug. 4
Texas Tax Free Weekend All Across Austin / Friday - Sunday, Times Vary comptroller.texas.gov Aug. 5 - 7
Anime Overload Austin Marriott North in Round Rock / Friday from 10 am - 9 pm, Saturday from 9 am - 9 pm, Sunday from 9 am - 2 pm anime-overload.com Aug. 5 - 7
First Friday Georgetown Downtown Georgetown / Friday from 6 - 9 pm www.thegeorgetownsquare.com Aug. 5
Austin ISD Back to School Bash Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm www.austinisd.org Aug. 6
Lake Travis Hot Air Balloon Flight Location and Time TBA centraltexasballooning.org Aug. 6
Austin Symphony Concert in the Park The Long Center in Austin / Sundays at 7:30 pm www.austinsymphony.org Aug. 7 - 28 (Sunday Only)
Dixie Chicks Austin 360 Amphitheater / Sunday at 7 pm austin360amphitheater.com Aug. 7
Board Game Bash Austin Marriott South / Friday from 10 pm - 12 am, Saturday from 8 am - 12 am, Sunday from 8 am - 8 pm www.boardgamebash.com Aug. 12 - 14
CityWide Garage Sale Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 5pm, Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.citywidegaragesale.com Aug. 13 - 14
Austin Ice Cream Festival Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm austinicecreamfestival.com Aug. 13
Star Wars Marathon The Long Center in Austin / Saturday at 2 pm thelongcenter.org Aug. 13
5K for Clay Clay Madsen Recreation Center in Round Rock / Saturday at 7:30 am www.roundrocktexas.gov Aug. 13
Hottest Day of the Year Ride All Across Austin / Saturday from 2 - 6 pm bikeaustin.org Aug. 13
Trailer Food Tuesday The Long Center in Austin / Tuesday from 5 - 9 pm trailerfoodtuesdays.com Aug. 16
Gwen Stefani Austin 360 Amphitheater / Tuesday at 7 pm austin360amphitheater.com Aug. 16
Movies at the Lake Lake Kyle / Friday at 8:30 pm www.cityofkyle.com Aug. 19
Austin Pet Expo Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday 11 am - 4 pm www.austinpetexpo.com Aug. 20 - 21
Bat Fest South Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin / Saturday from 4 pm - 12 am www.roadwayevents.com Aug. 20
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.austinchronicle.com Aug. 21
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Frank Erwin Center in Austin / Dates and Times Vary www.uterwincenter.com Aug. 24 - 28
Capital City Black Film Festival Austin Convention Center / Thursday - Saturday, Times Vary www.capcitybff.com Aug. 25 - 27
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 showtechnology.com Aug. 26 - 28
Brad Paisley Cedar Park Center / Friday at 7:30 pm www.hebcenter.com Aug. 26
Annual Come Dance Day Ballet Austin Studios / Sunday from 1 - 5 pm balletaustin.org Aug. 28
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Various Venues Across Austin / Dates and Times Vary www.outofboundscomedy.com Aug. 30 - Sept 5

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