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AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2017

Check out this list for a selection of the largest annual events in Austin during August & September. For a more extensive list of daily happenings, see the searchable Events Calendar.

AUGUST 2017

7/7/17 - 8/12/17
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 Wizard of Oz" Thursdays through Sundays beginning around 8:15 p.m.
www.zilker.org

8/12/17
Austin Ice Cream Festival 
Fiesta Gardens 
The Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival is fun for the whole family. Games, activities, contests, live entertainment and of course, ice cream, will keep you cool and happy. 
www.icecreamfestival.com

8/19/17
Bat Fest 
Congress Avenue Bridge 
Celebrate this batty event as the world's largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.
www.roadwayevents.com

8/20/17
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival 
Fiesta Gardens 
If you wanna beat the heat this summer then you gotta eat the heat! Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals with as many as 10,000 spectators each year.
www.austinchronicle.com

8/29/17 - 9/4/17
Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 
Various Locations 
Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops and throw down in a mini-golf tourney. 
www.outofboundscomedy.com

TBA
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 groovy performances by local up-and-comers and Austin legends.
www.kgsr.com

TBA 
Dry Comal Creek Grape Stomp 
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 
For two weekends, head to New Braunfels for this competitive couples stomping event and the chance for your name to be printed on the label of Dry Comal Creek's 2017 "Foot Pressed" red table wine. 
www.drycomalcreek.com

TBA
Capital City Black Film Festival
Various Locations
Now in its fifth year, CCBFF celebrates African American filmmakers from across the nation and provides a stage for burgeoning talent. This festival packs in the fun with four-days of events, seminars, parties, screenings and more.
www.capcitybff.com

TBA
Austin Pride Festival & Parade 
Fiesta Gardens 
The PRIDE Festival is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas! Dozens of non-profit organizations and social clubs use the Festival as a platform to inform and interact with the thousands of attendees. Each year, countless people find new organizations to join, causes to support and opportunities to volunteer.
www.austinpride.org

SEPTEMBER 2017

9/2/17 - 9/3/17
Pirelli World Challenge
Circuit of The Americas
Sports car racing enthusiasts don’t want to miss this unparalleled series at COTA. Top racers and race cars from around the world go head to head on the track for three full days of action.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com

9/7/17 - 9/10/17
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
Various Locations
aGLIFF is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film fest in the Southwest and the largest LGBTQ cultural event in Austin. Experience the festival in September and watch for monthly screenings around town.
www.agliff.org

9/8/17 
Zilker Relays 
Zilker Park 
The Zilker Relays is a 10-mile team race. Each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks and music, make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages. 
www.zilkerrelays.com

9/15/17 - 9/16/17
Lone Star Le Mans
Circuit of The Americas 
This three-day event is COTA's unique twist on the world's greatest sports car endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The weekend features live music, interactive displays, an open paddock and nearly nine hours of racing, finishing under the stars - all topped off with a dazzling fireworks show.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com 

9/17/17
Austin Museum Day 
Museums Across Austin 
Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, this special day features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites.
www.austinmuseums.org

9/21/17 - 9/28/17
Fantastic Fest 
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas 
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from around the world. 
www.fantasticfest.com

TBA 
Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon 
Palmer Events Center 
The urban setting provides a swim start at the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue, a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, a bike course over the Congress Street Bridge and a run along Auditorium Shores. This event has a triathlon scene that rocks like no other! 
www.trirock.competitor.com

TBA
Free Day of Yoga 
Various Locations 
All day long, participating studios across the Austin area offer free classes as an opportunity for every age and fitness level. 
www.freedayofyoga.com

TBA
Austin Music Video Festival
Various Locations
Now in its second year, the Austin Music Video Fest celebrates Austin's lonstanding museic video heritage with screenings, awards, parties, panels and workshops around town.
www.austinmusicvideofestival.com

TBA
Texas Craft Brewers Festival 
Fiesta Gardens 
The Texas Craft Brewers Fest is the largest beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. This annual event features the best of Texas craft beer and displays the thriving beer community across the Lone Star State.
www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org

TBA
Fall Pecan Street Festival 
Sixth Street Austin 
The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried music, arts and crafts festival held on historic Sixth Street. The show proudly features over 300 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work.
www.pecanstreetfestival.org