Welcome to summer in Austin where the sun is bright, the weekends are long and the music is rocking. Whether you're here for a night or for a week there are almost infinite ways to keep busy and stay cool. Here are some of our favorite events around town this July:
Beat the heat with a cool treat at one of these ice cream, gelato and snow cone stops!
4/7/16 – 9/22/16 Unplugged at The Grove Shady Grove
Join locals under the shade of the tall pecan grove for Austin-inspired home-cooking, cocktails, sunshine and unplugged performances by some of Austin's hottest live acts.
5/26/16 - 9/4/16 Summer Classic Film Series the Paramount & Stateside Theatres
Love classic movies? The Paramount Theatre has been running the Summer Classic Film Series for more than 40 years. Visit their website for the full schedule of 100 beloved cinematic treasures that are gracing the theater's big screens throughout the summer.
6/5/16 - 8/28/16 Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center
Now in its 14th season, the Austin Symphony Hartman Foundation Concerts in the Park are held in front of the Long Center on Sundays throughout the summer at 7:30 p.m. Concert styles include strings, woodwinds, big band and brass.
7/8/16 - 7/10/16 and 7/22/16 - 7/24/16 Austin Chamber Music Festival Bates Recital Hall
This year, the Austin Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 20th annual event! The festival will take place over two weekends, presenting the best in chamber music performances, from classical to jazz, choral and more.
7/8/16 - 8/13/16 Zilker Summer Musical Zilker Hillside Theatre
Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater will host performances of "Shrek The Musical" Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
7/9/16 and 7/23/16 Deep Eddy Splash Party Movie Nights Deep Eddy Pool
Watch family-friendly flicks like "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Zootopia" on the grassy hillside or from an inner tube in the cool 72-degree water at Deep Eddy Pool with the Summer Splash Party Movie Series, kicking off at dusk.
7/13/16 Blues on the Green Zilker Park
Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly from May to August, Austin's largest free concert series will welcome performances by local up-and-comers Hayes Carll and Carson McHone.
7/16/16 4.0 Cellars Summer BBQ 4.0 Cellars
Spend a warm summer night in the Hill Country, celebrating Texas wine, Texas BBQ and Texas music. Make your reservations now for this exclusive event which showcases all that Texas has to offer.
7/16/16 - 7/17/16 Float Fest Cool River Ranch
Spend a day in San Marcos, floating the river and enjoying one of the most unique music festivals in Texas. Headliners include major acts such as Chromeo, Rick Ross and Bleachers as well as hot local acts like Night Drive and Riders Against the Storm.
7/19/16 Trailer Food Tuesdays the Long Center
Bring a picnic blanket and your appetite to Trailer Food Tuesdays, a monthly series that showcases some of Austin's most popular food trucks. On select Tuesdays through August, food trucks will gather on the plaza at the Long Center in the shade of the cityscape while local musicians entertain the crowd.
7/20/16 Sound & Cinema the Long Center
Do512 and Alamo Drafthouse have teamed up to pair local live music with a classic movie to follow. Food and beverages can be purchased on-site from food trailers as part of the Long Center’s “All Summer Long Series.”
Courtesy of the Wildflower Center.
7/24/16 Lady Bird Day Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Wildflower Center will celebrate its founder and environmental champion, former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, with free admission and a variety of family-friendly activities. Come ready to be inspired, both by the landscape and by the legacy of Mrs. Johnson's lifelong work in Central Texas and the nation.
7/27/16 The Wine Down 3TEN – Austin City Limits Live’s annual series returns this year, with a brand new home at ACL Live’s brand new venue, 3TEN. This free event showcases the best of authentic Austin - local bands, bites, pop-up shops and… you guessed it, vino.