Whether you plan to pack a picnic or grab a paddle, catch a classic or experience something new, there's something for every interest in Austin this summer. If you're looking for something to do this June, head to Austin for one of these hot events and festivals around town:
Congress Avenue. Courtesy of the Paramount Theatre.
5/25/17 - 9/2/17
Summer Classic Film Series
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.
6/4/17 - 8/27/17
Austin Symphony Concerts in the Park
Hartman Concert Park at the Long Center
Now in its 145th 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.
6/8/17 - 6/11/17
ATX Television Festival
ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to Television's history and future. It functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits and cult favorites. ATX Television Festival also offers access to the industry's leading professionals with cast and creator Q&A's and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.
6/8/17 - 6/11/17
Republic of Texas Biker Rally
Travis County Exposition Center and Sixth Street
The state's largest motorcycle gathering attracts thousands of bikers for rides, parades and music.
6/15/17 - 6/17/17
Pan Am Park and Various Locations
Come be a part of the Summer Solstice festivities as Austin joins in with hundreds of cities around the world to celebrate World Music Day. The fest will host concerts at multiple venues in and around the Red River Entertainment District, as well as 10 hours of nonstop music at the beautiful east side Pan Am Park. Featuring performances from nationally renowned artists, your favorite local bands, plus yoga workshops, an art village and more.
Texas Rollergirls Flat Track Roller Derby
The Austin Sports Center - South
Formed in 2003 as the only sports league of its kind, Texas Rollergirls are considered the "godmothers of flat track derby" and are an admired and highly visible presence in the roller derby world. Experience the Texas Rollergirls in action this June.
Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade & Celebration
MLK Blvd. and Rosewood Park
Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a 2K walk/run, parade floats and entertainment and celebration at Rosewood Park.
South Congress Avenue. Credit Dave Mead.
Blues on the Green
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 icons Grupo Fantasma and Hard Proof.
6/21/17 & 6/28/17
Sound & Cinema
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.”
African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Museum
This free, annual literary event showcases new works by and about African Americans. Notable speakers and authors will discuss their works and facilitate conversations.
Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
Anything is possible at this decade-old Austin extravaganza! Run, skip or race through the streets of downtown Austin wearing the wackiest costume. Unofficially known as "the slowest 5K you will ever run," this race is designed for amusement and fun.
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.
6/29/17 - 7/2/17
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