Things to Do

Things to Do:

  • Watch the Congress Avenue Bats
    Depending on the time of year, a visit to the Congress Avenue bridge provides an awesome sight. Each evening, especially in the late summer and early fall, up to 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge like a black cloud from the crevices of the bridge that they call home for around 8 months of the year.
    Flights normally occur around 8 to 8:30 pm but could be earlier or later. Call the Bat Hotline at 416-5700 ext. 3636 for times. Free
  • First Thursday
    – On the First Thursday of each month shoppers, music lovers, and fun-seekers flock to South Congress Avenue. Merchants along historic South Congress from Live Oak to Riverside stay open til about 10pm on this day. Festivities get underway at 6pm with street vendors, musicians and other street performers, dining, and of course, shopping in the boutiques, specialty stores, and unique shops. It’s also fun to just go do some people-watching. Free.
  • Third Thursdays
    – Downtown Art Night, from 6pm-9pm
    The Blanton also Participates (although it’s not listed), includes Massage Basics, Yoga in the Gallery, Book Club, Art Tours, all for FREE.
  • B Scene @ the Blanton
    On the first Friday of every month the Blanton is open from 6 – 11 PM for a happening night of art, libations, and live music by Austin bands and performers! Tickets are available at the museum. Buy tickets online. ($5 members/$10 non–members)
  • Theatre in the Park (@ Zilker) Free.
  • Live at the Lake. Free. June through August.
  • Blues on the Green. Free. June through August.
  • Austin City Limits 3 Day Long Music Festival in September
  • South by Southwest Week Long Music/Film Festival in March
  • Fun Fun Fun Fest – 2 Day Long Music Festival in November
  • Dai Due – Local Foods Supper Club
  • Downtown Austin’s Farmer’s MarketRepublic Square Park, 5th & Guadalupe
  • Boggy Creek Farms
    – A certified USDA Organic Farm and Market Open Wednesday and Saturdays from 9am-1pm

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