The month of August is a special time in Austin, Texas. The hot summer days are perfect for enjoying all of the outdoor activities that the city has to offer. From live music to food festivals, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Here are just a few of the August events that you won’t want to miss.
Zilker Hillside Theatre
July 8 to August 13
The Zilker Summer Musical will feature the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899. A Disney musical that tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. The show is brought to you by Zilker Theatre Productions, a non-profit organization providing award-winning, free admission entertainment dedicated to celebrating and preserving the uniquely American art form of Broadway musicals.
Michaelangelo’s Sistine Chapel
July 8 to August 28
A unique exhibition in Austin invites you to step into the universe of the greatest masterpieces of Michelangelo, seen from a totally new perspective. It is brought to you by the organizers of the finest themed exhibitions such as Star Trek, King Tut, Titanic, Frida Kahlo, Michael Jackson, and more.
The Drop-In Summer Concert Series
August 4 to August 11
The Drop-In is back! ACL and The Long Center teamed up to bring the free outdoor concert series. Tickets are FREE! Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
Austin Pride Parade & Festivals
With over 400,000 attending in 2019, this year will be even BIGGER! Expect amazing entertainment from Austin PRIDE and this year will be no exception/ Tickets are priced at $10-$20.
aGLIFF (All Genders, Lifestyles and Identities Film Festival)
August 24 to August 28
GLIFF’s mission is to create positive and visible film programs relevant to the lives of LGBTQ+ identified people, to educate the community about LGBTQ+ issues, to produce and promote the best in LGBTQ+ community building events, and to support and partner with other organizations to enlighten the public.
Austin Summer Carnival
Celebrate Austin Summer Carnival! A Carnival that celebrates the African Heritage with Brazilian, Latin, and Caribbean rhythms in Austin, Texas!
Bat Fest returns to the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, TX! Brought to you by Roadway Productions, Bat Fest features 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk. There will be arts and crafts vendors, food and drinks and two stages with you favorite music artists including Toadies, Chamillionaire, The Unlikely Candidates, Fetty Wap, Lil Flip, The Nixons, Bun B.
Austin Train Show
August 27 to 28
Model railroading fun for the entire family! Operating model and lego railroads, a train ride for the kids, an amazing raffle, hundreds of vendor tables – buy and sell, all scales – an area railroad tour, and more.
5th Annual ATX Black Food Week
August 30 – September 5
Black Food Week aims to provide the Austin community with information about Austin’s new and long-standing Black-owned restaurants that have become pillars in the Austin community.