JUNE AND JULY 2020
For the latest updates about the status of each event, please check each event's website.
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.
6/5/20 - 6/7/20
ATX Television Festival... From the Couch
The first ever virtual ATX TV Festival will feature three days of celebrating television with panels, sneak peeks, intimate conversations, special events, surprise guests and more – all from the comfort of your couch! What makes more sense than talking TV from the place where you watch it… your own living room!
6/11/20 - 6/14/20
aGLIFF 33: Prism, Pride Weekend
To celebrate Pride month, the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) will host a “aGLIFF 33: Prism, Pride Weekend,” making a collection of films and programming available to the public for free June 11-14 with a community forum on racial inequalities led by Quita Culpepper held on Friday, June 12.
6/11/20 - 6/17/20
Austin Asian American Film Festival: Online Shorts Fest
In lieu of the 12th annual in-person festival, the Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is hosting an Online Shorts Festival this June. The fest will feature filmmakers’ unique voices and create a forum where viewers can come together to experience the wide array of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) perspectives.
Stay Black and Live: A Virtual Juneteenth 2020 Festival
The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center is hosting this virtual Juneteenth celebration, featuring film screenings, art auctions, free food, a dance party, poetry, music and more. Streaming live on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and Twitch at 6 p.m.
Virtual African American Book Festival
This free, virtual literary event showcases new works by and about African Americans. Notable speakers and authors will discuss their works and facilitate conversations.
Best Seat in the House: Livestream Concert Benefit
An epic evening of live music, featuring an all-star cast of Austin musicians paying tribute to Austin's own Daniel Johnston. Songs will be recorded straight from the musicians homes and livestreamed into yours through Facebook Live, in a night filled with special guests and love for Austin music.
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.
Austin Outdoor Living Tour
This special summer tour gives landscape architects and designers the unique opportunity to showcase their skill and talent to the community in which they work. In turn, the self-guided tour gives you a rare chance to explore some amazing outdoor spaces in Austin and get some ideas and inspiration while asking questions and engaging the minds behind the designs.
Rescheduled for 2021
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.
Rescheduled for 2021: 6/10/21 - 6/13/21
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.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
Hill Country Galleria
Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks and fun for the whole family, including the dogs.
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 artists.
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 ch
Rescheduled to 2021
Zilker Summer Musical
Zilker Hillside Theatre
Pack a picnic and come enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. The outdoor amphitheater plans to host performances of Mamma Mia! Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
www.zilker.orgips for $5 and come taste the best of Austin.
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.