Weekend Event Guide
Summer may be burning up, but our agenda is heating up even more for the holiday fun ahead. See Staind and Godsmack in concert, or party in honor of Freddy Mercury at Zanzibar Austin. Check out the top seven things to do in Austin this Labor Day weekend. For a complete list of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, August 31
Godsmack and Staind in concert
Rock bands Godsmack and Staind bring their co-headlining tour to Germania Insurance Amphitheater. Godsmack comes to Austin in support of their new album, Lighting Up the Sky. Staind fans can expect a set list packed with top songs from the band’s seven albums such as It’s Been Awhile and Something to Remind You. Get more concert details on Ticketmaster.
Friday, September 1
Convention season continues with the return of GalaxyCon Austin. The three-day event hosted at Austin Convention Center features panels, special appearances, fan groups, comic books, celebrities, artists, gamers, and more within the expansive “galaxy” of sci-fi, fantasy, pop culture, and beyond. Attendees may run into major figures like William Shatner, Richard Dreyfuss, Mike Tyson, Lana Parrilla, Levar Burton, and others. Visit galaxycon.com for more details.
Bill Maher in concert
Legendary comedian and political commentator Bill Maher showcases his stand-up chops in Austin at ACL Live & 3TEN at ACL Live for one night only. Maher’s decades-long career is highlighted by notable achievements like his role on HBO’s Real Time and his breakout syndicated show, Politically Incorrect. Go to axs.com for ticketing information.
Zanzibar Austin presents "Queen of Zanzibar Weekend" (including Labor Day)Party in honor of the iconic singer Freddie Mercury’s birthday, in a bar named after his birthplace of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Queen fans old and new are welcome to join in on a long weekend of nonstop music, exclusive drink specials, and tribute entertainment. Get more details on how to reserve a spot on OpenTable. This special Queen activation is open through September 5.
Saturday, September 2
Shoal Creek Conservancy presents Shoal Creek Social - Creekside Hangout
Be part of Shoal Creek Conservancy’s largest event and fundraiser of the year at this al fresco party. Hangout attendees can enjoy a make-your-own native seed packet activity; family-friendly games; dog treats and swag; and food and drinks throughout the day’s programming. Guests can also embark on the Shoal Creek Audio Walking Tour during the event for a hyper-immersive experience. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional details, check out shoalcreekconservancy.org.
Sunday, September 3
The Gallery presents Art in ATX: Fall Market
The Art in ATX: Fall Market is back for its second year of outdoor marketplace finds and celebrating local artists and makers. Attendees can browse and shop from over 25 vendors specializing in art, handcrafted wares, food, and more. Live music performances by Maddy Hatchet, Emily Lacey, and DJ Provenance are scheduled throughout the day. Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches hosts this free market, which is open to the public.
Jonas Brothers in concert
The Jonas Brothers bring their world-famous family affair to Austin’s Moody Center. While their tour makes a stop in the city in support of their new album, The Album, fans will enjoy music from five albums of the trio’s expansive discography during the show. Get ticketing information at moodycenteratx.com.