Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
It's almost 100 degrees outside, which means red-hot happenings are in full swing across the 512 this weekend. Settle in for a free movie at the park or sip a brand-new rosé at Texas Keeper Cider. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, May 17
Khalid in concert
Texas high schooler turned musical phenom Khalid is headed to Austin in support of his top selling album, American Teen. Hailing from El Paso, Khalid’s vocal range, thoughtful lyrics, and humble persona has captured the hearts (and ears) of music fans everywhere. Select tickets to the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park concert are still available.
Austin Parks Foundation present Movies in the Park
Austin Parks Foundation’s free film series continues with an outdoor screening of Coco at Dove Springs Park. Guests are encouraged to pack their picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks to enjoy the family-friendly movie under the Austin stars. On-leash dogs are also welcome.
Saturday, May 19
Renegade Craft Austin
It's a makers mecca at the spring tour of Renegade Craft Austin. Fair highlights include a slew of local and national craftsmen/women alongside food trucks, craft cocktails, photo booth fun, DJ sets, and more. Renegade Craft Austin is open at Fair Market through May 20.
Texas Keeper Cider presents Grafter Rosé Release + Barbecue
Sample Texas Keeper Cider’s first Grafter Rosé with fellow booze aficionados at the brewery. In addition to sampling the rosé, which is a mix of apples and Texas Tempranillo grapes, guests can feast on eats from Black’s BBQ and Puli-Ra, dance to live music, indulge in sweet treats, and check out a brisket slicing demo from Barrett Black. Tickets include a commemorative glass and the first pour.
Sunday, May 20
2018 Austin Chicken Wing Festival
Wear your most comfortable stretchy pants to the second annual Austin Chicken Wing festival at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Ticket-holders can enjoy their fill of unlimited chicken wings in a wide range of flavors from more than 20 of Austin’s best chefs and restaurants. Test your mettle at the wing-eating contest and see which restaurants will take home the title of “Best Chicken Wings” and “Best Chicken Wing Inspired Dish." Festival tickets still available.