August 13 2022
Happy first day of summer, Austin. To celebrate, we’re exploring fun things to do in the Capital City.
From adrenaline-pumping activities to feeding your appetite, there’s something for everyone. We’re even letting you know how you can “Keep Austin Weird.”
Once you’re done checking off these 30 ATX summer bucket list activities, you’ll feel like you’ve conquered the summer.
The moment Senior City Editor Vagney started checking off her summer bucket list. | Video via iFly Austin
Add experiencing the longest zipline in Texas at Lake Travis Zipline Adventures to your summer bucket list. | Photo by @lyss_shafer
Enter the Cathedral of Junk this summer. | Photo by @susaneslick
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- Breakthrough Alumni Network Happy Hour | Tues., June 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Abel’s on the Lake | Free | Calling all Breakthrough Texas Alumni to celebrate the launch of the Breakthrough Alumni Network.
Pamela Hart Live On-AIR at Parker | Tues., June 21 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Parker Jazz Club | $10 | Spend your evening listening to jazz from local artist Pamela Hart. 🎷
Music in the Garden | Thurs., June 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Zilker Botanical Garden | Free with admission | Enjoy live music from Natalie Price at the Mabel Davis Rose Garden. 🌺
Professor Brian Cox: Horizons | Fri., June 24 | 8 p.m. | The Paramount Theatre | $54+ | This world-renowned physicist will bring an immersive experience like no other. 💫
Austin Flea Pride Party | Sat., June 25 | 12-6 p.m. | Still Austin Whiskey Co. | Free | Shop local vendors + enjoy drag performances, Drag Bingo, live music, and a special drink to benefit Equality Texas.
We have a monthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
We’d never guess that these chic patio chairs are made from recycled water bottles. | Photo provided by Outer
If you hear the word “wicker” and think of a frumpy, broken piece of furniture, you’re not alone — but thanks to Outer, a company that crafts stylish outdoor furniture with an eye toward sustainability, it’s time to rethink wicker.
By using recycled water bottles as source material, Outer has created eco-friendly wicker furniture that not only looks ultra-modern, but is durable enough to last a decade.
Bonus: Each cushion uses triple memory foam for max comfiness.*
- 101º | Mostly sunny | 12% chance of rain
Stay cool, Austin — even hotter weather is coming this week. High pressure from the east will raise temperatures above 100º each afternoon. Austin is in the midst of the hottest June on record. (KXAN)
Co-Production House, a production studio in South Austin, is using virtual technology to place actors located in Austin anywhere in the world. An LED wall helps replace the traditional green screen often used on sets. 🎬 (KXAN)
In case you missed it, Austin City Council renewed Downtown Austin Alliance’s Downtown Public Improvement District through 2032. The nonprofit, which focuses on preserving and enhancing the downtown experience, will now negotiate a contract with the City of Austin. (KXAN)
- Hays County has closed its county clerk offices in Kyle, Dripping Springs, and Wimberley due to “staffing issues.” The main office located in San Marcos is still open.
Texas Advocacy Project's Backpacks for Hope Campaign starts today. During this event, which will run until Fri., July 22, children of survivors in domestic violence shelters will receive backpacks with school supplies. Learn how to make a donation. 🎒
Keep Austin Beautiful is starting its new volunteer summer series, Beautify & Brew. Beginning next week, the organization will offer three volunteer opportunities per week with complimentary beverages from local breweries. Check out the schedule.
Did you know the top three summer pests are fleas, mosquitoes, and flies? Wear repellent, get rid of standing water + learn more about how to survive these bugs with this advice from an entomologist in Texas. (KXAN)
Did you know June is National Safety Month? For those in the community who bike, CapMetro’s safety tips include wearing a helmet and reflective gear, and making sure to have front and back lights. Learn more tips on the metro system’s blog. 🚲
Don’t just eat better — eat the best. Sunbasket’s meal kit service delivers delicious, healthy meals created by award-winning chefs straight to your front door. Bonus: ATXtoday readers can get $100 off their first four deliveries and more when they sign up. 🍽️ *
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Passionate about nature? The Texas Master Naturalist program helps volunteers connect with the outdoors through education, outreach + service. Check out one of the group’s latest projects, which involves trainees building a shade structure and water collection site in East Austin.
Locals can apply to join the Capital Area Master Naturalist Chapter for the next training session online through August.
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