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

Amy's Ice Cream
The 10th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival returns this weekend. Amy's Ice Creams/Facebook
Frankie Valli_The Four Seasons
Four Seasons frontman Frankie Valli plays Bass Concert Hall Thursday. Courtesy of The Long Center
Long Center presents Big Mega Workout
Break a sweat at the Big Mega Workout Saturday morning.  Photo courtesy of Long Center
Amy's Ice Cream
Frankie Valli_The Four Seasons
Long Center presents Big Mega Workout

This weekend's can't-miss events include an ice cream festival and a big-name performance. Get the scoop on the hottest Austin activities below, or visit our events calendar for more ideas.

Pay It Forward with Daniel Curtis
Party for a good cause this Thursday evening. More than a dozen of Austin’s best chefs will gather at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center for the annual fundraiser benefiting the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. Get an exclusive taste of the Austin restaurant scene and groove to sounds from local talent The Mrs. while raising money and awareness for the spinal cord injury community. 

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in concert
See the original Jersey boy, Frankie Valli, at Bass Concert Hall on Thursday night. Sing along with the Four Seasons frontman to hit tunes like “Sherry,” “Grease,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” and more. 

Long Center presents Big Mega Workout
Skip the traditional weekend workout and join Austin’s biggest fitness fanatics on the Long Center lawn Saturday morning. Austin’s Camp Gladiator will host an epic boot camp that's free — and full of high-intensity training. Bring your own mat or towel and water.

Austin Ice Cream Festival – 10th Scoop!
This Saturday, celebrate all things sweet at the 10th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival at Fiesta Gardens. This family-friendly fest features games; contests; live entertainment; and sweets from local favorites like Amy’s Ice Creams, Good Pops, and NadaMoo. Purchase tickets now and prepare your sweet tooth.

Alamo Drafthouse presents Star Wars marathon
Alamo Drafthouse’s Star Wars marathon takes over the Long Center on Saturday evening. Catch screenings of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Return of the Jedi. The marathon will feature an emcee, costume contests, trivia games, and more activities to thrill Star Wars fans. Snag a ticket, and don’t forget to pack your lightsaber.