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

Blondie and Garbage are joining forces for a can't-miss concert this Friday. Photo courtesy of Live Nation
11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival
Sample sweet treats all day long at the Austin Ice Cream Festival this Saturday. Photo courtesy of Austin Ice Cream Festival
Fun Home Tour Cast
Catch Fun Home at the Long Center during opening weekend. Photo by Joan Marcus
11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival
Fun Home Tour Cast

This weekend is all about entertainment, with an added dose of summertime splurges. For a full list of happenings, visit our events calendar.

Thursday, August 10

Summer Stock Austin
Ever summer the Long Center for the Performing Arts hosts a month of theater performances by the brightest young talent in Austin. This season's shows — Annie Get Your Gun, Monty Python's Spamalot, and A Shoe Story: A Brand New Musical Comedy — conclude Saturday, August 12. Bring the entire family to Summer Stock Austin for a little bonding and a lot of entertainment.

Friday, August 11

Blondie and Garbage in concert
Two legendary rock bands, Blondie and Garbage, head to ACL Live for a co-headlining concert you cannot miss. Tickets via the venue are sold out, but there should be a few floating around town.

The Long Center presents Fun Home
Broadway hit Fun Home will take center stage at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The critically acclaimed musical tells the story of a woman during three stages of her life — with enchanting songs, of course.

Saturday, August 12

11th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival
The festival celebrating summer's most iconic treat is back at Fiesta Gardens for another epically edible experience. This year's festivities include frozen treat sampling, lawn games, a DIY water gun station, and more. The festival is also pet-friendly, so bring your furry family members to the party, too.

Sunday, August 13

Laissez Fair Mini Market
This sweet vintage market is popping up for one magical day of retail therapy at Space 24 Twenty. Austin stylemakers can browse the hottest vintage men's, women's, and home goods while sipping complimentary Tito's Vodka cocktails for a perfect Sunday Funday. Vendors in attendance include Passport Vintage, Dive Vintage, The Distillery Market, and others.