Headed to Austin for PRIDE week? There's no shortage of festivities planned this August. You're in for a week of creativity, solidarity, diversity and community. Whether you're here for a day or here for the week, the Insider Blog has you covered with the hottest events around town:

PRIDE Parade
PRIDE Parade. Courtesy of Austin PRIDE.

8/19/17
PRIDE Splash at Barton Springs
Barton Springs Pool
Start your celebrations off right with a cool dip in Barton Springs Pool.  Stay hydrated or you’ll be thirsty, and make sure you bring plenty of sunscreen and tanning oil. 

8/20/17
Big Gay PRIDE Brunch
The Rattle Inn
PRIDE takes West Sixth with the annual Big Gay Brunch. This is brunch, Austin-style with Tex-Mex, mimosas, live music and a few of Austin's favorite queens.

8/21/17
OUT at the Movie
ZACH Theatre
This official PRIDE movie night brings together a few of Austin's favorite things: food trucks, film and fashion (oh, and it's free!). Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket for this outdoor screening of To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar at the ZACH Theatre.

8/22/17
Double D Bingo PRIDE Edition
Searsucker
This year’s PRIDE bingo is hosted by LGBTQ local Austin favorites Lady-Grackle, Birdbreath, and CupcakKe. There will be performances by Miss Austin PRIDE Nadine Hughes and Mr. Austin PRIDE Sya Nyde, plus plenty of prizes. Be sure to enter the raffle benefitting the Austin LGBTQ Community Center. 

WERK Fashion Show at Austin PRIDE
WERK Fashion Show. Courtesy of Austin PRIDE.

8/24/17
WERK Fashion Show
ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
In its fifth year, local designers and former Project Runway competitors will take over one of Austin's most iconic venues with their inventive designs. Do yourself a favor and join the VIP reception and cocktails. Limited tickets also available for the Meet & Greet.   

8/26/17
Austin PRIDE Festival
Fiesta Gardens
This is the biggest LGBTQ advocacy event of the year, bringing together local and national organizations, live music and entertainers, family-friendly fun and more. 

8/26/17
Austin PRIDE Parade
Congress Avenue
Join Austinites as they take to the streets to celebrate PRIDE and equality. The parade begins at the Texas State Capitol, runs down Congress Avenue and concludes in the Warehouse District. Austinites, students, local organizations, visitors, allies, live performers, celebrities, floats and more will create a spectacle unmatched by any other local event. This is the best way to conclude a week of celebrations so head downtown early to get a prime spot for viewing!

The events above are only a selection of those going on around town - see our Event Calendar for more happenings and check out our LGBTQ Itinerary for more ways to experience the best of Austin!