Things to Do in Austin in August 2018

Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 11:03am.

Things to Do in Austin in August


It's looking like August is going to be a busy month in Austin! Numerous annual festivals are back in 2018, including the Austin Pet Expo, the Austin Duck Derby, and Austin Bat Fest. For a more delicious way to spend the day, check out an array of queso dishes at The Mohawk on August 25th, or sample hot sauces at The Austin Chronicle's Hot Sauce Festival on August 26th. Stay cool at the Town Lake YMCA's Splash Bash on August 11th, and wrap up the month with a laugh at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival. Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun is just beginning in Austin!

Event Date Location / Time
Website
First Thursday SoCo August 2 South Congress Avenue in Austin / Thursday, most businesses open until at least 10 pm 365thingsaustin.com
First Thursday Buda August 2 Downtown Buda / Thursday from 5 - 8 pm ci.buda.tx.us
Unplugged at the Grove August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Shady Grove in Austin / Thursdays at 8 pm kgsr.com
Beer by the Bay Music Festival August 3 - 4 Horseshoe Bay Resort / Friday and Saturday beerbyhsbresort.com
RTX Austin 2018 August 3 - 5 Times, Dates, and Venues Vary rtxaustin.com
60th Annual Zilker Summer Musical: All Shook Up August 3 - 5, 10 - 12, & 17 - 18 Zilker Park / Friday - Sunday at 8:15 pm zilker.org
First Saturday at Alta's Cafe August 4 Alta's Cafe / Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm altascafe.com
Banger's 6th Anniversary Party August 4 Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden / Saturday at 12 pm bangersaustin.com
8th Annual Austin Pet Expo August 4 - 5 Travis County Expo Center / Saturday and Sunday, Times Vary austinpetexpo.com
5th Annual Austin Duck Derby August 5 Lady Bird Lake / Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm duckrace.com/austin
Free First Sundays at Bullock Texas State History Museum August 5 Bullock Texas State History Museum / Sunday from 12 - 5 pm thestoryoftexas.com
Free Concerts in The Park at The Long Center August 5, 12, 19, & 26 The Long Center / Sundays from 7:30 - 9 pm austinsymphony.org
Blues on the Green August 8 Zilker Park / Wednesday at 8 pm kgsr.com
Rhythm on Stage August 9  The Long Center / Thursday at 7 pm thelongcenter.org
National Pamper Your Dog Day with Grocery Pup August 10 Yard Bar / Friday from 6 - 8 pm facebook.com
Texas Tax-Free Weekend August 10 - 12 All Across the Austin Area / Friday - Sunday All Day comptroller.texas.gov
Oita Japan Festival August 11 Asian American Resource Center / Saturday from 12 - 4 pm austinoita.org
Splash Bash August 11 Town Lake YMCA / Saturday from 1 - 3 pm do512.com
Austin Pride Festival and Parade August 11 Fiesta Gardens / Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm, parade starts at 8 pm austinpride.org
Family Day at Umlauf Sculpture Garden August 12 Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum / Sunday from 12 - 4 pm umlaufsculpture.org
Champagne Social August 16 St. Genevieve / Thursday from 9 pm - 2 am stgen.co
7th Annual Austin Originals Benefit Concert August 18 ACL Live at the Moody Theater / Saturday from 6:30 - 10:30 pm acl-live.com
14th Annual Bat Fest August 18 South Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin / Saturday at 4pm roadwayevents.com
Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree August 23 - 26 Travis County Expo Center / Dates and Times Vary tinyhousejamboree.com
23rd Annual Austin Fall Home and Garden Festival August 24 - 26 Austin Convention Center / Dates and Times Vary showtechnology.com
Quesoff August 25 The Mohawk / Saturday at 1 pm mohawkaustin.com
POP Cats Convention August 25 - 26 Palmer Events Center / Saturday and Sunday, Times Vary popcats.org
The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival August 26 Fiesta Gardens / Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm austinchronicle.com
Paddle for Puppies August 26 Rowing Dock in Austin / Sunday at 7:30 am paddleforpuppies.com
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival August 28 - September 3 Dates, Times, and Venues Vary oobfest.com
Capital of Texas Aerial Championships August 30 - September 2 Sky Candy in Austin / Dates and Times Vary capitaloftx.com
Capital City Black Film Festival August 30 - September 2 Austin Convention Center / Dates and Times Vary capcitybff.com
Shrine Circus August 31 - September 2 HEB Center at Cedar Park / Dates and Times Vary hebcenter.com

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