It’s summertime in Austin and the weekend living is easy with our top five event recommendations. Watch iconic movie Jaws from an inner tube at Volente Beach or feast on the flavors of North Austin at The Domain. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, June 14
Easy Tiger presents National Bourbon Day Party feat. “Pappy” Van Winkle
Sip some of the most coveted bourbon blends at Easy Tiger’s day party. In honor of National Bourbon Day, guests will be able to indulge in a special flight of Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbons featuring Pappy Van Winkle 15 Year and 23 Year. For tickets and a full list of flight offerings, visit the event website.
Friday, June 15
Alamo Drafthouse presents Jaws on the Water
This new Austin tradition floats back to Volente Beach for another month of shows. Rewatch the iconic film Jaws in “dive-in” style complete with a shark-themed inner tube and a fireworks display on select evenings. Your ticket includes full access to Volente Beach attractions, hilarious re-enactments, and more.
Texas Performing Arts presents John Cusack
Actor John Cusack heads to Bass Concert Hall for a conversation and screening of his hit film High Fidelity. The actor, who has also starred in classics like Sixteen Candles, shares career highlights, advice, and answer audience questions. Guests also get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into the creation of his cult classic, Say Anything.
Saturday, June 16
Greater Austin Comic Con
Cosplay, gaming, and all the costumes combine at Greater Austin Comic Con (GACC).The two-day event at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park features entertainment, contests, a superhero theme car show, and kids activities. To purchase passes and to view a schedule of events, visit the GACC website.
Taste of North Austin
The hottest restaurants in The Domain take to the streets for a food festival showcasing the flavors of North Austin. Festival highlights include nonstop snackables, beverage sampling, children's entertainment, shopping, and music live performances. Upgrade to a VIP ticket and snag a goody bag, complimentary drinks, and exclusive lounge access.