Here are the top 8 things to do in Austin this weekend
This weekend is packed with events any Austinite will love. From the world's only tubing music festival to preview dinners, you're sure to have a weekend to remember. For more event listings, check out our events calendar.
Testify presents Into the Wild
Settle into the Spider House Ballroom Thursday night and listen to the stories of people who have tamed the beast (both literally and figuratively) and those who have braved the wilderness. Tickets are $5 cash at the box office.
Thursday, August 27 at 7 pm
Float Fest 2015
The world's only tubing music festival is back for a three-day blowout at Cool River Ranch. This year's lineup includes Ghostland Observatory, Bun B and more. Get those tubes ready and snag a ticket before they're gone! Tickets range from $50 to $150.
Friday, August 28 at 2 pm; Saturday, August 29 at 2 pm; Sunday, August 30 at 2 pm
20th Annual Austin Fall Home & Garden Show
Grab the family and head to the Austin Convention Center for a weekend of all things home and garden. The 20th annual show will include guest and celebrity speakers, supreme craftsman and industry experts to help you achieve the home of your dreams. Saturday only, Jeff Lewis of Bravo TV’s wildly popular Flipping Out will take the stage. Tickets are $8.50.
Friday, August 28 at 2 pm; Saturday, August 29 at 10 am; Sunday, August 30 at 11 am
The BIG Give presented by Mercedes-Benz of Austin
Join I Live Here, I Give Here at the Hyatt Regency Austin for an evening of locally inspired philanthropy. The BIG Give will feature local bites and dessert along with sips by Barefoot Wines and Capitol Wright Distributing. Tickets are $120 to $200 and can be purchased here.
Friday, August 28 at 7 pm
Hotel Van Zandt presents “Road to Rainey” Showcase
Grab the gang and head to The Blackheart Friday night for a free live music revival you won't want to miss. The "Road to Rainey" Showcase will feature artists in residence Julian Acosta, Benjamin Cina and KP & the Boom Boom.
Friday, August 28 at 8 pm
Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival
Lone Star Beer is launching pretty much the most Texan event ever: a free festival at Fair Market celebrating Texas music, food and beer. Admission is free and open to adults 21 and up. Buy a $25 guaranteed entry ticket to make sure you get a piece of the action.
Saturday, August 29 at 1 pm
Forklift Danceworks presents “Studio 54klift”
Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Scottish Rite Theater for the city's coolest dance party with a charitable twist. Your ticket includes an open bar and a chance to win sweet giveaways. Snag a $75 general admission ticket or up the ante to $100 for a VIP.
Saturday, August 29 at 8 pm
Raw Paw Release Party Vol. 6: Alien
Get your creative vibes flowing at The Mohawk this weekend for the annual Raw Paw Release Party. This year's alien theme is sure to be an experience you don't want to miss. The free artistic mash-up will feature some of Austin's best visual artists, musicians and writers for a night like no other.
Saturday, August 29 at 8 pm