August is just around the corner and it looks like this month is filled with exciting events throughout Austin, TX! From cultural events, live music, food festivals, and parades, August is packed with endless activities. Here’s what’s happening in Austin this August 2021!
Zilker Summer Musical
July 9 to August 14
The Zilker Summer Musical is coming back this year at the Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza in Bee Cave. From July 9 to August 14, the free show will be playing from Thursday to Saturday.
Austin Pride Festival
Austin’s biggest LGBTQ+ advocacy event of the year brings together local and national organizations, live music, family, friends, and entertainers. The festival takes place at Fiesta Gardens all day long with live music, two stages, inflatable games, vendors, food and beverages, drag queen storytimes, and more!
Blues on the Green
August 8 to August 11
For its 30th season, Austin’s favorite summer tradition is back! ACL Radio Blues on the Green invites music lovers out to Zilker Park to enjoy a family and pet-friendly night of music in a relaxed atmosphere.
Austin Fall Home and Garden Show
August 13 – August 15
The Austin Fall Home and Garden Show are coming back this year on August 13 – 15 at the Austin Convention Center. Discover great deals and listen to expert advice for your next home improvement project!
Austin Pride Parade
Celebrate Pride and equality at the annual Austin Pride Parade that will take on the streets beginning at the Texas State Capitol, Congress Avenue, and concludes in the Warehouse District.
Outlaw Music Festival Tour
Willie Nelson, Blackbird Presents, Live Nation, and the Outlaw Music Festival Tour are thrilled to be back on the road again! The Outlaw Music Festival Tour will kick off at the Germania Insurance Amphitheater with Willie Nelson & Family, Chris Stapleton, Ryan Bingham, and Yola.
ATX Black Food Week
August 24 – September 13
Indulge in delicious meals prepared by Black-owned restaurants that have become pillars in the Austin community. Learn more about the history of Austin while supporting the businesses that make the city feel like home in the 4th Annual Black Food Week! There will be two restaurants weeks and a full week of dedicated food trucks. There are also businesses that provide dine-in, take-out, and delivery options so you can enjoy our food comfortably.
The 16th Annual Bat Fest will be held at the Congress Ave Bridge from 4 pm to midnight. Witness 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 2 live music stages, and over 50 arts and crafts vendors, food and drinks, children’s activities, and a bat costume contest!