Weekend Event Guide

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Movies in the Park
Austin Parks Foundation's al fresco movie series returns with a screening of Moana. Photo courtesy of Austin Parks Foundation
Jim Gaffigan
SXSW Comedy Festival returns with big laughs. Photo by Alan Gastelum
Rodeo Austin
Professional athletes compete in an action-packed weekend of events during Rodeo Austin 2018 at Travis County Exposition Center.  Photo courtesy of Rodeo Austin
Movies in the Park
Jim Gaffigan
Rodeo Austin

This weekend is jam-packed with special South by events, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for a few more fun activities. Catch a free screening of Moana in the park or toast to Texas Keeper Cider’s fourth birthday. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.

Thursday, March 8

Austin Parks Foundation presents Movies in the Park
The free Austin Parks Foundation al fresco movie series returns with a family-friendly screening of Moana. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics, and dogs on-leash to the evening show. A full list of screening venues is available here.

Friday, March 9

SXSW Comedy Festival
Comedy’s rising stars and established performers make their way to Austin for a week-long celebration of all things funny. SXSW Comedy Festival features a range of dynamic programming including podcast recordings, live showcases, and more. Passes are still available. For a full list of events, visit the festival website.

Pod Tours America: Lovett or Leave It Live Podcast
Jon Lovett, co-host of the hit podcast Pod Save America, takes the ACL Live stage with comedians, actors, and journalists for a live show. Get a real life look at the one of the most popular podcasts on the airwaves as guests discuss a roundup of the week’s top news. Tickets still available.

Saturday, March 10

Texas Keeper Cider Birthday Party
Toast to four years of Texas Keeper Cider with the release of its spring cider, Grafter Blanc. Party guests can enjoy live music, bites from collaborator Puli-Ra, gluten-free baked goods from Red Oak Bakery, and more. Your ticket includes a commemorative glass and one pour.

Rodeo Austin 2018
Professional athletes compete in an action-packed weekend of events during Rodeo Austin 2018 at Travis County Exposition Center. Family-friendly activities at the fairgrounds include daily shows, kidstown, the stock show, and live music. This year’s musical roster features Gladys Knight, Ludacris, Dwight Yoakam, and others.