Things to Do in Austin in August 2017

Posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 12:37pm.

Things to Do in Austin in August

With so many cool events scheduled this August, there's still plenty of time for summer fun before school starts! Enjoy music outdoors with Blues on the Green, Unplugged at the Grove, and the Zilker Summer Musical. Stock up on school supplies, clothes, and other necessities during Texas Tax-Free Weekend. Cool off with sweet treats at the Austin Ice Cream Festival or heat up at the Austin Chronicle's annual Hot Sauce Festival. You can also take part in an Austin tradition this month by watching the bats fly out from beneath the Congress Avenue bridge at Bat Fest.

Here are some fun events happening in the Austin area this August:

Event Date Location / Time
Website
Annie Get Your Gun August 2 - 12 The Long Center in Austin / Dates and Times Vary thelongcenter.org
Blues on the Green August 2 Zilker Park in Austin / Wednesday at 8 pm www.kgsr.com
Unplugged at the Grove August 3 - 31 (Thursdays Only) Shady Grove in Austin / Thursdays at 8 pm www.kgsr.com
Zilker Summer Musical August 3 - 12 (Thursday - Sunday Only) Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin / Thursday - Sunday at 8:15 pm zilker.org
First Thursday SoCo August 3 South Congress Avenue in Austin / Thursday, Most businesses open until at least 10 pm www.firstthursdayaustin.com
First Thursday Buda August 3 Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 9 pm www.ci.buda.tx.us
Rhythm on Stage August 3 The Long Center in Austin / Thursday at 7 pm thelongcenter.org
Spamalot! August 4 - 12 The Long Center in Austin / Dates and Times Vary thelongcenter.org
First Friday August 4 Downtown Georgetown / Friday from 6 - 9 pm www.thegeorgetownsquare.com
Austin Duck Derby August 5 Lady Bird Lake Ann Richards Bridge in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 1 pm www.duckrace.com
Austin Symphony Concert in the Park August 6 - 27 The Long Center in Austin / Sundays at 7:30 pm www.austinsymphony.org
Jack's Generic Tri August 6 Lake Pflugerville / Sunday, Time TBA jacksgenerictri.com
Texas Tax-Free Weekend August 11 - 13 All Across the Austin Area / Friday - Sunday All Day comptroller.texas.gov
Austin ISD Back to School Bash August 12 Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm www.austinisd.org
5K for Clay August 12 Clay Madsen Recreation Center in Round Rock / Saturday at 7:30 am www.roundrocktexas.gov
Austin Ice Cream Festival  August 12  Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Saturday from 11 am - 10 pm austinicecreamfestival.com 
Hottest Day of the Year Ride  August 12  All Across Austin / Saturday at 2 pm  bikeaustin.org
Trailer Food Tuesday  August 15  The Long Center in Austin / Tuesday from 5 - 9 pm  trailerfoodtuesdays.com 
Fall Home and Garden Show  August 18 - 20  Austin Convention Center / Friday from 2 - 7 pm, Saturday from 10 am - 7 pm, Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm  www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com 
Austin Pet Expo  August 19 - 20  Palmer Events Center in Austin / Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm  www.austinpetexpo.com 
Foreigner 40th Anniversary Tour August 20 Austin 360 Amphitheater / Sunday at 7 pm austin360amphitheater.com
Bat Fest August 26 South Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin / Saturday from 4 pm - 12 am www.austintexas.org
Come Dance Day August 27 Ballet Austin Center in Austin / Sunday from 1 - 5:45 pm balletaustin.org
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival August 27 Fiesta Gardens in Austin / Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm www.austinchronicle.com
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival August 29 - September 4 Various venues around Austin / Dates and Times Vary by Event www.outofboundscomedy.com

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