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What to do in Austin this weekend: Pet parades, outdoor suppers and more

What to do in Austin this weekend: Pet parades, outdoor suppers & more

Easter Pet Parade on South Congress 2014 Tonto Lone Ranger
Jo's Coffee Pet Parade is an annual celebration of four-legged friends. Photo by Shelley Neuman
Johnson's Backyard Garden CSA Box Gift Guide
Johnson's Backyard Garden hosts the annual Spring Hoedown at River Road Farm. Photo by Johnson's Backyard Garden/ jbgorganic.com
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Check out Texas Keepr Cider's first event at the new cidery. Texas Keeper Cider/Facebook
Easter Pet Parade on South Congress 2014 Tonto Lone Ranger
Johnson's Backyard Garden CSA Box Gift Guide
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Delicious outdoor meals and adorable pet parades lead this weekend's top events. Our picks below are sure to satisfy.

Mighty Texas Dog Walk
Join thousands of dogs and their human friends at Auditorium Shores as they walk in fun, themed costumes to raise money for Service Dogs, Inc. In addition to the awesome parade, enjoy treats from vendors, vets and trainers. 
Saturday, April 4 at 9 am

Johnson's Backyard Garden's Spring Hoedown
Johnson's Backyard Garden's annual Spring Hoedown includes Garden Gallop runs, a splendid farm-to-table buffet and great live music. Tickets run $5-$40; admission is free for children under 12.
Saturday, April 4 at 9 am

Jo's Coffee Pet Parade
Austin's furriest citizens will be taking over South Congress for the 16th annual Jo's Coffee Pet Parade and costume contest. This time-honored celebration of family, festivities and four-legged friends benefits Austin Pets Alive!. 
Saturday, April 4 at noon

Texas Keeper Cider and Barnison Farm Pigroast Picnic
Texas Keeper Cider is hosting the first-ever event at its new cidery. This is a great chance to enjoy select ciders and pork bites from Barnison Farms. In addition to a wonderful meal, there will be fun games and live music.
Saturday, April 4 at 4 pm

Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life Tour
Tickets are available to see the legend perform his iconic Songs in the Key of Life album at the Frank Erwin Center. Prices range from $39.50-$149.50.
Saturday, April 4 at 8 pm

Dave Chappelle at ACL Live
Dave Chappelle plays two shows at ACL Live on Saturday. Admission costs a cool $58.
Saturday, April 4 at 7 and 9 pm

KUTX Live Free Music Series at Uncle Billy's
KUTX's seasonal free music series kicks off at Uncle Billy's on Barton Springs Road with The Digital Wild. The lineup continues every Sunday through May.
Sunday, April 5 at 2 pm

Phill Niblock at the Museum of Human Achievement
Filmmaker and composer Phill Niblock will be performing at the Museum of Human Achievement with a stellar lineup of musicians and visual artists. This one-of-a-kind set is sure to please your eyes and ears. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Sunday, April 5 at 6 pm