JUNE AND JULY 2019
Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during June & July. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.
6/6/19 - 6/9/19
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.
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 top local bands.
6/13/19 - 6/16/19
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.
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.
Taste of Black Austin
Peached Social House
The Taste of Black Austin is a signature annual event, hosted by the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, which explores the history and economic prosperity of Black Austin through the context of food.
African American Book Festival
George Washington Carver Museum & Library
This free, annual literary event showcases new works by and about African Americans. Notable speakers and authors will discuss their works and facilitate conversations.
Fun Stop 5K & Fest
The Fun Stop 5K and Festival — formerly known as Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K — is the only 5K in Downtown Austin that allows alcoholic beverages on the route and the only 5K with more than 12 outrageously fun stops along the way. Dress up in your quirkiest costume, release your ninja skills at the obstacle course stop and cool down at the foam party fun stop. Performances from local bands and more, rocking into the night.
H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Vic Mathias Shores
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic
Circuit of The Americas
Willie Nelson will return to Circuit of The Americas for his 46th annual 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks. This day-long event features a star-studded lineup, headlined by Nelson himself, and a patriotic fireworks display at the end of the night.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
Hill Country Galleria
Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks and fun for the whole family, including the dogs.
7/12/19 - 8/17/19
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 "The Little Mermaid" taking fans "under the sea" Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
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 Wild Child and Los Coast.
7/25/19 - 7/28/19
Hot Summer Nights
Red River Cultural District
This summer, 20 venues throughout the Red River Cultural District will host four days of free live music, alongside local food and vendors. Local acts like Golden Dawn Arkestra, Emily Wolfe, Moving Panoramas, Ringo Deathstarr and more have taken over stages in past years to celebrate summer in the Live Music Capital of the World®.
The annual Quesoff, a celebration of all things melted cheese, returns to the Mohawk this August. 30 vendors - restaurants, top chefs, home-cooks, neighbors, brothers and sisters - will go head to head in four categories - Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card. Buy your bag of chips for $5 and come taste the best of Austin.