GREATER AUSTIN IN EVERY SEASON
KGSR’s Blues on the Green
Austin • www.kgsr.com/bluesonthegreen/
An Austin summer tradition, held in Zilker Park, Blues on the Green is the place to bring
friends and family every other Wednesday evening between June and August to enjoy six
big nights of Austin’s longest running FREE music series. Enjoy food from local restaurants,
and stop by the local charity area for volunteer and donation information. Bring the kids,
pets on leashes, blankets, and lawn chairs for a rockin’ good time.
Austin • 512-369-2725 • www.juneteenthcentraltexas.com
Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth honors African American
heritage by commemorating the abolition of slavery in the U.S. Recognized as a state
holiday in 37 U.S. states and a day of both reflection and celebration, the event features
entertainment, vendors, a pageant and parade, and a 2K Freedom Run/Walk.
H-E-B Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert and Fireworks
Austin • 512-476-6242 • www.austinsymphony.org
This yearly celebration of independence at Austin’s Lady Bird Lake is marked by music and
a spectacular fireworks display. Admission is free. Bring a blanket and come early!
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Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Austin • 512-454-5766 • www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Market/HotSauce
Come join this beautiful confluence of music and hot culinary delights! This spicy event is free
with a donation of 3 non-perishable food items for The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.
Austin Ice Cream Festival
Austin • 512-480-5966 • www.icecreamfestival.org
The Austin Ice Cream Festival, held at Fiesta Gardens, is an event centered around family,
fun and ice cream which harkens back to a time when ice cream trucks roamed the streets
and running through sprinklers was an art form. Come enjoy contests, music and, of course,
iced treats. Admission price includes free ice cream.
The Greyhound Batfest/Night of the Bat
Austin • 512-974-2220 • www.roadwayevents.com
This unique celebration, of one of the region’s most interesting natural wonders, attracts around
40,000 spectators and features arts and crafts, music, food, bat watching, children’s activities and
educational displays. Enjoy the scenic backdrop of Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin as two
million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge for their nightly flight. A general admission fee is charged.
Pecan Street Festival
Austin • 512-485-3190 • www.oldpecanstreetfestival.com
The Pecan Street Festival, held in both spring and fall, has been an Austin tradition for more
than 30 years. The event features hundreds of local artisans who display and sell