Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend, why not explore everything Central Texas has to offer? Explore a variety of hot happenings in the heart of downtown or head outside the city limits for small-town family fun. Pfluergville’s Deutschen Pfest is the "pf-erfect" excuse for a bratwurst binge or stay closer to home at the Renegade Craft or Whiskey Peak. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Friday, May 17
City of Pflugerville presents Deutschen Pfest
German culture, authentic fare, and family-friendly fun combine at Deutschen Pfest. The three-day festival features children’s activities, shopping booths, live music, a parade, and carnival rides at Pfluger Park. For a full list of events and to purchase tickets, visit the festival website.
Saturday, May 18
It's a makers mecca during the spring tour of Renegade Craft Austin. Fair highlights include local and national craftsmen/women alongside food trucks, craft cocktails, photo booth fun, vinyl DJ sets, and more. Renegade Craft Austin is open at Fair Market through May 19. Admission is free.
Imprint Projects presents Stranahan’s Whiskey Peak
Guests are invited to celebrate World Whiskey Day with a strong spirit in-hand at CTC Gardens. Whiskey Peak is an intimate evening featuring high-quality American whiskey sampling, craft cocktails, live music by David Ramirez, and a culinary experience by EastSide Tavern. In addition to all the booze, attendees can experience live coopering and barrel charring demos from Independent Stave Company and snag custom takeaways from Odin Leather Goods. Select VIP and general admission tickets are still available and benefit the Austin Parks Foundation.
Sunday, May 19
ZZ Top and Bad Company in concert with Cheap Trick
Iconic rock band ZZ Top performs live at Austin360 Amphitheater as part of their 50th Anniversary Texas Tour. Known for top hits like “Legs” and “La Grange,” the Fort Worth-based group has won countess awards and platinum albums throughout an enduring career. The group is joined by co-headliners Bad Company and opening act Cheap Trick. Select tickets are available.
Live Oak presents Aperol’s 100th Anniversary Party
Live Oak celebrates the invention of timeless Italian spirit Aperol at a boozy bash with chill backyard vibes. Party guests can listen to live music, play games, and sip on a free-flow of summer-inspired cocktails to tantalize your taste buds. Admission is free.