Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend
Make plans to spend time outdoors with the help of these amazing al fresco activities; groove to the sounds of the Old Settler’s Music Festival; or celebrate Earth Day with a Jubilee on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Check out the top five things to do in Austin this weekend. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, April 20
36th Annual Old Settler's Music Festival
The four-day festival showcases a packed setlist of performances by Yola, The Wood Brothers, Nigel Wearne, Tiger Alley, Scott Strickland, Sol Chase, and others. Other activities include music workshops, artisan vendors, a campground powered by renewable energy, and a youth talent competition. For a full schedule of events, check out the festival website.
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum presents UMLAUF Garden Party
Guests can indulge in a variety of rosé wine selections under the stars of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum all in the spirit of philanthropy. Party highlights include a musical performance by the Nash Hernandez Orchestra, luxury auction items, and bites from local restaurants like Uchi and Salt & Time. Splurge on a ticket or two on the garden party website here.
Saturday, April 22
The Trail Conservancy presents Earth Day Jubilee
Gather at International Shores at Lady Bird Lake Metropolitan Park in celebration of Earth Day, the Butler Trail, and the inaugural Jubilee event. The day’s programming includes interactive eco workshops, a maker's market, baby goats, food trucks, and live music performances. Admission is free and open to the public.
Monster Jam zooms into the city’s Moody Center for a display of top-speed competition and entertainment. This spectacle showcases live motorsports performed by some of the most massive machines on the road. Guests are encouraged to arrive before the engines start to enjoy the family-friendly Monster Jam Pit Party fan experience. Seating options for both nights are still available.
Moontower Just for Laughs: Ben Schwartz and Friends
Multihyphenate entertainer Ben Schwartz comes for two back-to-back shows in one night. Schwartz is best known for his roles in the Sonic the Hedgehog trilogy and the NBC series Parks and Recreation. He brings his Ben Schwartz and Friends Improv Show to The Paramount Theatre stage. Explore ticketing availability here.