Hurricane Harvey causes event cancellations and delays in Austin
With Hurricane Harvey barreling toward the Texas Gulf Coast and heavy rain expected to pummel the Austin area, several local events set for this weekend have been postponed or canceled.
One of this weekend’s major events, Austin Pride, has been rescheduled. The Pride parade tentatively will take place September 16, and the Pride festival tentatively will happen October 21. The parade and festival were supposed to occur this weekend.
Paul Huddleston, president of Austin Pride, says in a statement: “After much discussion, the safety of guests and participants is our priority. The [Pride] board along with the City of Austin has decided to reschedule the festival and parade.”
Among other Austin events affected by Harvey:
- The Domain Northside’s Amplified concert has been shifted from Saturday, August 26, to Saturday, September 16.
- The Superhero Fun Run, a benefit for Make-A-Wish of Central & South Texas that initially was scheduled for Sunday, August 27, has been moved to Sunday, September 17, at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.
- The Belgium GP Watch Party planned for Sunday, August 27, at the Circuit of The Americas has been canceled.
Hurricane Harvey is projected to make landfall early Saturday, August 26, around Corpus Christi, triggering heavy downpours and high winds from the Gulf Coast region — including Houston and Galveston — to inland areas like Austin and San Antonio. Weather forecasters warn the hurricane could be “catastrophic” and “life-threatening.”