GREATER AUSTIN IN EVERY SEASON
KGSR’s Blues on the Green
Austin • www.kgsr.com/other/blues/
An Austin summer tradition, 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 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State
of Texas in 1865, and is recognized as a state holiday in 37 U.S. states. 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. Bring a blanket and come early!
Photo Courtesy of TxDOT
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 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 out and enjoy contests, music and, of course, iced treats.
The Greyhound Batfest/Night of the Bat
Austin • 512-974-2220
This unique celebration of one of the region’s most interesting natural wonders attracts
around 40,000 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 at this free event.
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