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Upcoming things to do in Austin!

Color in Motion 5K
June 27, 2015
Downtown Austin, TX
You just show up wearing white and we do the rest! As you sprint, jog, waddle, or leisurely stroll along you will be bombarded with bright colors that transform a group of ordinary runners into a moving rainbow. The color that you will be showered in is completely safe and washes off easily. Details.
Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
June, 27th 2015
Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr. Austin, TX

Dress up in your weirdest costume and dive deep into the oddities of Austin culture. Want to be a breakdancing nun? How about a ballerina pirate? We say the weirder, the better! Don’t forget to submit yourself in the costume contest (remember, your goal is to out-weird the rest). Details.
Fourth of July Austin Symphony and Orchestra
July 4, 2015
Auditorium Shores 800 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX
Central Texas' Largest Fireworks Show with a live performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Auditorium Shores, Downtown Austin, TX. Orchestra at 7pm, Fireworks at 9:45. Details.
Austin Body Mind Spirit Expo
July 18 - 19, 2015
Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX
Body Mind Spirit brings refreshed energy to the holistic movement in 2013. Join us for the latest in new thought presentations, the best advances in alternative health and as always the nations finest selections of psychics and mediums. Details.
Go Texan Restaurant Round Up
July 20 - 26, 2015
Various Restaurants in Austin, TX

Make your plans to dine out in 2015, featuring the flavors of Texas as GO TEXAN restaurants highlight the finest Lone Star food and wine and also making donations to food banks across the state. Details.
5th Annual Austin Pet Expo
August 1, 2015
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX
Learn About Pet Care, Volunteerism, Grooming, Pet Behavior & Training, Traveling with your Pet, How YOU Can Make a Difference, Different Types of Pets/Breeds, Veterinarian FAQ, Fun Activities for You & Your Pet Details.
Austin Duck Derby
August 8, 2015
Downtown Austin Ann Richards Bridge

10,000 yellow adopted rubber ducks launched into the Lady Bird Lake which will race to the finish line winning prizes for their adopters. Proceeds from every duck adopted benefit the Austin Boys and Girls Club Foundation, a non-profit organization which supports and provides valuable assistance to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area which operate 22 clubs. Details.
9th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival
August 8, 2015
Fiesta Gardens 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX

his event will include lots of games, activities, contests and live entertainment as well as what we all scream for ICE CREAM! See the ICE CREAM TRUCK!!! Details.
Barton Springs Fest
August 8, 2015
Barton Springs Austin, TX

Get educated about Barton Springs and the Edwards Aquifer and its contributing watersheds, while enjoying tours, workshops, music, and a driving competition. This year's event celebrates Barton Springs and sustainable living. Details.
Anime Overload
August 14 - 16, 2015
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown Austin, TX

Partake in events, panels and workshops during this Japanese animation and pop-culture convention. Details.
Austin Bat Fest
August 22, 2015
Ann Richards Congress Ave Bridge, Austin, TX

What will you see at BatFest this year? 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerging from under the bridge at dusk, 2 stages with live music, more than 75 arts & crafts vendors, delicious food and drinks, fun children’s activities, a bat costume contest and other bat activities. Details.
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
August 23, 2015
Fiesta Gardens, 2100 Jesse E. Segovia St. Austin, TX

The hot sauce contest has three levels of competition: individuals (homemade), restaurants, and commercial bottlers. This gives us a good chance to recognize hot sauces in a class by themselves. It also gives us a chance to consider hot sauces made fresh daily in restaurants apart from those made for grocery store shelves. Details.
Home and Garden Show Austin
August 28 - 30, 2015
Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX

With thousands of square feet of exhibits you'll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more. Details.
Tri-Rock Austin Triathlon
September 7, 2015
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

In the heart of downtown Austin this urban setting provides a swim start at the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue with a swim course in Lady Bird Lake, fast and closed bike course with stunning views over the Congress Street Bridge and finishes with a run along the Auditorium Shores running path. This is a destination event with a triathlon scene that rocks like no other! Details.
Dripping with Taste Wine and Food Festival
September 12, 2015
Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center, Dripping Springs, TX

Foodies, wine aficionados, and live music fans will come from across Central Texas and the Texas Triangle (Austin, Houston & Dallas) to enjoy the ambience of the Central Texas Hill Country. The festival will directly benefit the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Visitors Bureau. Details.
Texas Bamboo Festival
September 19 - 20, 2015
Zilker Botanical Garden - Austin, TX

A gathering of bamboo enthusiasts come together to share their joys of growing & working with bamboo at the 22nd Annual Texas Bamboo Festival. There will be lectures & demonstrations about bamboo & vendors with bamboo plants & crafts for sale. Silent auction. Funds raised at the auction will go to the Texas Bamboo Society. Details.
Austin Bead Market
September 19 - 20, 2015
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln, Austin, TX

You can now find wholesale and retail fashion accessories, gift merchandise, lapidary and beads at the Bead Market shows. Antique & Estate Beads, Gemstone, Glass, Crystal, Bali Beads, Metal Beads, Tools, Jewelry, Buttons, Lampwork, Seed Beads, Pearls, and more Details.
The Old Pecan Street Festival
September 26 - 27, 2015
Sixth Street Austin, TX

More than 60 of Austin’s finest musical acts bring three stages to life, and family-friendly activities from street magicians to a petting zoo delight both adults and children. Thirty food vendors provide both healthy and indulgent choices, often supported by and benefiting charitable partners. Details.
Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 2 - 4 & 9 - 11, 2015
Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

This year, the festival will again feature 8 stages, 3 days, & over 130 bands. As always, we have a wide range of talent, so there is a little something for everyone. Details.
Austin Halloween Half Marathon
October 24, 2015
Cedar Park Center, 2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX

The goal with this event was to create a memory for everyone – and having a half marathon in October, having it themed around Halloween was an obvious choice. The Half Marathon course is designed to be mostly flat as you will see on the course page. You won’t want to miss this event as it will be one of your favorite races in Austin. Details.
Blacklight Run™
October 31, 2015
Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Lane Austin, TX

Glowing participants come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; every participant will get Glowed™ and has the time of their life. Whether you are an avid runner or a walk around the park walker, the 3 miles of the Blacklight Run™ course will have you glowing and waiting for the next one! Details.
Austin Celtic Festival
November 7 - 8, 2015
Fiesta Gardens 2102 Jesse E. Segovia St Austin, TX

The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its 18th Annual Celtic Fest. Internationally acclaimed as one of the few remaining festivals that celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people. The Festival goes beyond gimmicks to highlight traditions and achievements in a way that reminds audiences of the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland & Scotland leaders in folk music and dance. Details.

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