Spring is a great time to be in Central Texas (unless you have allergies…). The trees are turning green and the wildflowers are showing their colors. From March into June, the flowers on the trees and roadside will change each week with a spectacular array of colors. Get out enjoy the scenery along with these upcoming fun events.
March 25, 2017
ROCK Barn Dance
@ROCK Ride On Center
Come on out for music and fun celebrating the 11th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser benefitting ROCK Ride, a local non profit serving those with special needs though equine therapy.
Cost: See website for details
March 25, 2017
Blanton Block Party
@Blanton Art Museum
The Blanton Block Party is the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with the museum’s collection, while experiencing outdoor family art activities, a museum studies symposium, live music, food, and tours throughout the day.
April 7-9, 2017
@Downtown Burnet, TX
You don’t want to miss this annual Bluebonnet Festival. If you love all things Texas Wildflowers, this is the festival for you. Enjoy arts and crafts, live music, food, carnival and more.
Bring your basket to hunt for candy, prizes and goodies. Take your photo with the bunny (bring your own camera). Enjoy jumping in the inflatable, train rides and face painting. Admission: Free
@Various Locations Around Austin
Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over 5 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country.
Cost: Free with Reservation
Austin Reggae Fest
A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts.The Food Bank is at the front line of hunger relief, providing food for 46,000 Central Texans every week with the help of nearly 300 Partner Agencies in a 21 county service area.
MOTOGPTM Grand Prix of The Americas
@Circuit of The Americas
MotoGPTM is the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships. The series is reinvigorating motorcycle racing in North America with wall-to-wall action and unbelievable access to the riders and their machines. MotoGP bikes are completely custom speed machines, built purely for the GP series.
Cost: See website for ticket info. Kids under 12 are free.
Weird Homes Tour
@Various Locations in Austin
This wacky annual event showcases what “Keep Austin Weird” is all about. Tour a selection of the most creative homes around town and meet the homeowners who keep Austin’s wacky culture thriving. Proceeds benefit various smart, well-run nonprofits and other social impact businesses in Austin.
Hounds for Heroes 5K Run
@Veterans Memorial Par, Cedar Park
Austin Dog Alliance fundraiser. Proceeds from this event will be used to train dogs to become service animals for Veterans and First Responders who suffer from PTSD.
Sign Up: www.raceentry.com or call 512-913-4842
City of Cedar Park, Concert in the Park
Featuring cover band Suede. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets as there is plenty of space. Food concessions will be available, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and your own ice chest. Glass containers are prohibited. More concerts scheduled for June 21, July 19 and August 16 at Cedar Park Sculpture Garden.
Time: 7-10 pm
Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
@Downtown Austin, East Sixth Street
A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists and crafts people turn Sixth Street – historically called Pecan Street – into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages.
May 13-14 and May 20-21
West Austin Studio Tour
@Across West Austin
The West Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour that celebrates Austin’s talented and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques and inspirations, explore galleries and a variety of exhibitions, and immerse themselves in the arts and local business communities.
Leander Old Town Street Festival
@Old Town Leander
The streets of Old Town Leander fill with local and national artisans offering handcrafted creations. Texas bands and artists bring the stage to life, and family-friendly activities delight both adults and children. Food vendors provide both healthy and indulgent choices. Local and regional wineries and distilleries bring a special flair with a visit to the wine and beer tent.
Hoedown for Hounds
@Balcones Country Club
Fundraiser benefitting Austin Dog Alliance. Enjoy dinner and dancing as you support a great local organization.
May 27 – 28
Lone Star Jam
@Travis County Exposition Center
Lone Star Jam, in its 10th year, is a 2 day festival featuring 20 bands brought to you by The Young Texans Against Cancer and is being sponsored by Ziegenbock. 2 Day passes for the 2017 Lone Star Jam are $70 in advance.
June 3 & 4, 2017
Austin Pond & Garden Tour
Fundraiser for the Austin Pond Society. Hop in the car for a self guided tour of private homes featuring some of the most beautiful water gardens in town. Get discount tickets, maps and learn more about this great organization on their website.
Every Friday and Saturday
Girls and Champagne
@Grit & Grace Boutique
Stop by anytime! Come mingle with us and view the latest fashions and trends in women’s clothing. We’ll pop some bubbly and start the weekend off in a glorious fashion.
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