This weekend in Austin

    This weekend is looking like a good one and as always,  in Austin, there is tons to see and do! If you don’t have any plans yet or your plans got cancelled because of all the rain we got, don’t fret. Here are a few of the amazing things going on in this cool city.

    First and foremost, TODAY IS EARTH DAY! Get out and enjoy nature and be kind to this beautiful place!

    earthWild Basin Earth Day at Wild Basic Creative Research Center
    All day long, stop by the the visitor center before hiking the trails for a photo booth, FREE giveaways, and a kid-friendly scavenger hunt. FREE! Check it out here.

    Earth Day Live at Guero’s
    Join Hill Country Conservancy and Sun Radio in celebrating Earth Day underneath the oak trees at Guero’s. Enjoy some of the best Americana bands from around Austin coming together for an incredible evening of music, margaritas, and merriment. Suggested donation: $10. Check out more here.

    TONIGHT

    Blue October In-Store Performance at Waterloo Records
    BLUE OCTOBER, the San Marcos, TX-based is coming to play for free at Waterloo Records. With songs such as “Bleed Out,” “Angels In Everything” and “Fear,” and the edgy rocker “Put It In,” the Texas four-piece comes back strong with a revitalized energy and a positive outlook. Check out more info here.

    Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 10.23.44 AM29th Annual Founder’s Day Festival in Dripping Springs
    The festival will kick off with a grand parade at 6:30 on Friday and last throughout the weekend. Bring a lawn chair and arrive early to find the perfect spot to view the procession as it meanders through downtown. The event will continue all weekend long with live music and entertainment, street dances, the Mighty Thomas Carnival for kids, cook-off competitions, more than 150 arts and crafts vendors and business booths, tasty BBQ, and traditional fair food.

    Check out more here.
    ON SATURDAY

    Sunset Valley ArtFest at the Toney Burger Center
    The festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary, hosts many artists from the area, displaying varying forms of art and featuring live music on two stages (including performances by Joe McDermott and The Biscuit Brothers), local foods, and much more. FREE! Check out more here.Featured on Eat Your World, A Global Guide to Local Foods

    12th Annual LoneStar Crawfish Festival with Pat Green at Stubb’s
    Pat Green, along with the Blue Water Highway Band will be rocking at the 12th Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival. With “ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT” crawfish at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, we’ll be partying Cajun-style. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Busby Foundation as they support Central Texas families affected by ALS. Tickets still available for $30! Get more info here.

    Texas Roller Derby at Palmer Events Center
    An Austin original, TXRD has been wowing crowds since breathing new life into the sport of roller derby in 2001. Our unique blend of camp and athleticism continues to win over new fans young and old while staying in tune with our old-school derby roots. TXRD’s own brand of banked track roller derby truly is the most entertaining sport in the world. Tickets available for $15 per person. Check it out here

    ON SUNDAY

    11th Annual Texas Community Music Festival at Central Market on North Lamar
    Ranging in size from single performers to ensembles of 70 pieces or more, and running the musical gamut from classical to rock to jazz to world beat and everything in between, TCMF11 truly has something for everybody’s musical taste. Rain or shine. Free! Check out more here.

    Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 11.13.31 AMAustin Ultimate Disc League opener at Vandegrift High School
    It’s the inaugural season for the Austin Sol, our town’s professional ultimate (frisbee) team. They’re hoping to turn around the 0-4 start of their season with a win over the Jacksonville Cannons. Come see this high action sport and cheer on the Austin Sol! Check out more info here

    Have a great weekend out there and enjoy this lovely Texas sunshine!

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