From cool runway shows to foodie feasts and a music fest, we’ve picked the five best things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.
Old Settler's Music Festival
The 29th annual music festival returns to Salt Lick Pavilion, Thursday through Sunday. Head out of the city for a weekend of folk, bluegrass, and Americana acts against a Hill Country backdrop. The lineup includes Hayes Carll, Shinyribs, Del McCoury Band, and more.
Fashion X presents Austin Fashion Week
The most fashionable week in the city returns for its eighth year. Snag tickets to can’t-miss Austin Fashion Week events, including the AFW Brunch and runway shows, or pop into free events like the AFW Soirees hosted at local boutiques and spas across the city. Now, onto more important things: What are you going to wear?
Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic
Pack your picnic baskets and head to the Waller Creek Pop-Up Picnic in Palm Park on Saturday. You can also pre-order picnic baskets prepared by chefs from some of Austin’s most beloved restaurants, including Uchi, Olamaie, and Lenoir to ensure a stress-free evening on your favorite checkered blanket. All basket proceeds benefit the Waller Creek Conservancy.
Beerthoven Concert Series presents The Taming of the Brew
Shakespeare meets suds at the Austin Saengerrunde this Sunday afternoon. Trust us, this production will be nothing like your high school rendition.
East Austin Urban Farm Tour
This Sunday, farm-to-table takes on a new meaning at the East Austin Urban Farm Tour. Take an exclusive tour of Boggy Creek Farm, HausBar Farms, Rain Lily Farm, and Springdale Farm and enjoy chef-prepared tastings featuring the freshest farm ingredients. Local brewers, wine merchants, and mixologists will be on hand, making this a foodie dream come true.