Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend is packed with big events like the ATX Television Festival and the Bacon & Beer Festival on the agenda. For a full list of happenings, check out our events calendar.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center presents Nature Nights
This Thursday, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center kicks off a month of interactive, family-friendly Nature Nights. Every Thursday evening in June, kids and their families are invited to the center for a nocturnal nature event featuring readings, presentations, hikes, and more. Skip the typical family night indoors and spend it under the stars instead.
ATX Television Festival
The city’s celebration of all things televised returns for another year of small-screen festivities. Beginning Thursday, and taking place at various venues throughout the weekend, the ATX Television Festival will feature panel discussions, exclusive screenings, sitcom reunions, and more. Attendees will see memorable TV casts from shows including Rescue Me, Royal Pains, The O.C., and Ugly Betty and get a chance to chat with some of TV’s finest talent.
Edible Austin presents Bacon & Beer Festival
Indulge in the best pairing since peanut butter and jelly. Edible Austin hosts the beloved Bacon & Beer Festival at Circuit of The Americas this Sunday. Festival attendees will enjoy craft beer from more than 30 Central Texas breweries and bacon-centric bites from Austin eateries including Swift’s Attic, Amy’s Ice Creams, Frank, and more.
Shed Barbershop's First Annual Summer Party
Ring in the summer season with Shed Barbershop’s First Annual Summer Party at Cheer Up Charlies. On Sunday, beat the heat with thirst-quenching cocktails on happy hour, jam out to a DJ set by High Church, and try your luck at winning door prizes and other goodies. Additional party perks include a waterslide, frozen treats from Cold Ones Pops, and live-printing from Fine Southern Gentlemen. In the spirit of summer, swimsuits are encouraged but not required. This free shindig is sure to be a splash.
Jack Allen's Kitchen presents Second Annual Texas Fried Chicken Throwdown
Ready your taste buds for the fried chicken of your dreams. The Texas Fried Chicken Throwdown returns for a second year of Texas-sized flavor and festivities. Feast on chef recipes from all across the Lone Star State at Royer’s Round Top Cafe. Yes, this is an event that's worth the trek out of town.