First Thursdays on South Congress Avenue
"Food, fun, shopping and people watching."
First Thursday is a popular monthly event that takes place along South Congress Avenue, generally from Barton Springs Road to Elizabeth Street. On the first Thursday of each month, all of the stores that normally close early stay open late (most until 10 p.m.). Some of the stores have special sales and provide free drinks while some of the bars and restaurants will host great drink specials. It's basically one big Austin block party — perfect for all ages.